Some of my friends keep referring to Work Ethic. And every time they say that, I wish to think of just one name: Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.
If ever there was such thing as Work Ethic in this world, it was all him. And it all came from him.
Whether he was dealing with God in Heaven, or with human beings on earth, everything Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, ever did in this world, he did it to "perfection."
As a result, in every conceivable sense, he was the best young man, the best husband, the best father, the best friend, the best companion -- in fact the best at everything that he ever engaged in.
So much so that even on the battlefield he was the best warrior around. To a point that when the battle really heated up, other mighty warriors, sought his protection and flocked near and around him.
And that same Work Ethic was also something that he taught his followers whom he called his Companions.
And through his blessed and noble Companions he taught the whole world the same Work Ethic. He said, what I paraphrase here broadly as:
"Whenever you do something, do it to perfection."
He called that level of human "perfection" in all human actions Itqaan.