SOME ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF A TRUE MUSLIM – (PART 2)

SOME ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF A TRUE MUSLIM – (PART 2)
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EPITOME OF HUMBLENESS, FORGIVENESS AND GENEROSITY:

There is a great emphasis on modesty, giving alms and pardon for others mistakes in Islam, and our Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam), who is the greatest personality, ever existed on the face of earth, used to be highly modest in His behavior towards others, forgave His worst enemies and always did charity.

“Wealth does not decrease because of charity, and Allah increases His slave in honor when he forgives others. And no one humbles himself before Allah but Allah will raise him (in status).”[Muslim]

A factual Islamic upholder should not be greedy and should distribute its material goods among the poor, as materialism leads to failing to remember the Lord, while helping needy people earns it multiplication of wealth in terms of blessings. A true believer should be kind to others, forgive and forget their mistakes, as revenge is a harmful force, which only promotes negativity, while absolving their faults promotes goodness and increase in its status near Allah. A Muslim`s humility starts from showing gratitude to its Creator, i.e. Allah Almighty, which continues and shifts into its behavior with other fellow human beings. The importance of humbleness is evident from the fact that Satan, who was among the ranks of Angels, was thrown out of paradise by God, as a result of not respecting His order of bowing down in front of Adam.

PERSONIFICATION OF SIMPLICITY:

One of the finest qualities of a true believer is living a simple and plain life. Our Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) always had a simplest living style, and never craved for having luxuries and materialistic gains, despite being the Messenger of Allah SWT. He not only taught His Sahaba Karaam (companions) to be content with whatever they have, but first showed it by example. On the other hand, we Muslims are trying to excel in getting the most number of worldly pleasures, and have overlooked the Sunnah of Hazrat Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam), despite claiming that we love Him. The Quranic teachings emphasize on simplicity by associating it with the moral behavior of Muslims in daily life.

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“And do not turn your cheek [in contempt] toward people and do not walk through the earth exultantly. Indeed, Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful.” (Quran, 31: 18)

The above mentioned Ayah Kareema indicates that a true Muslim should never show hatred towards others, avoid arrogance and pride, for they are some negative attributes of a person who are disliked by Allah Almighty. Hence, one should embrace simplicity and avoid boasting to be a proper devotee of Islam.

So, instead of only claiming and being proud of a Muslim, one should adopt the above described personality characteristics to actually become a true believer in the sight of Allah SWT.