Re: Qualities of a True believer (Momin) - after adopting which the faith of a person becomes authentic and they are the recipient of Divine blessings and beneficence.They spread peace in world..LOVE FOR ALL HATRED FOR NONE
- From: Iain MacGiolla-odhar <ian@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 12:16:25 GMT
May peace be upon you!
=(0)=Indeed a believer is one who does good works and believes in the
Unity of God, the Prophets of God, the Books, the angels and the Day
of Judgment; a person whose heart surges with love of God at the
mention of His name. Such a person would be ever mindful not to
indulge in something that would incur Divine displeasure and as a
result would be primarily conscious of only doing what Allah favours.
=(1)=Expounding what is needed to be a true believer, the Promised
Peace Maker (on whom be peace) wrote that first of all one needs to
put in maximum endeavour to establish the Unity of God on the earth.
Simple vocalisation of one's faith is not enough; it needs to be put
in practice. A practical step to establish Unity of God will come to
pass once a person frees their heart of everything except Allah, will
not use cunning means and falsehood to achieve personal goals, will
make effort to inculcate love of God in one's children through one's
practice of harmonic word and deed and to propagate the unity of God
in one's sphere of life with all of one's capacity.
=(2)=Secondly, compassion for fellow human beings is needed. A true
believer is one who is not unfair to another person through his word
or deed. The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him)
declared it as a distinctiveness of a believer that others would be
safe from his/her tongue and hand. It also entails that one feels
another person's pain as if one's own; of course when such feelings
would materialize only then a person would have true belief in the
=(3)=Thirdly, when one reaches the stage of compassion, where, as he
mentioned feeling another person's pain as one's own, one should not
limit this sentiment as something one feels. Rather one should
communicate this emotion by actively trying to do good for others, for
God's creation. If any sacrifice needs to be made for this, it should
be made. There were some (Companions of blessed holy Prophet) who gave
preference to others above themselves (Surah Al Hashr). Even before
the advent of his prophethood, the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings
of Allah be on him) had a great reputation of sympathy and concern for
others. After his prophethood the practical examples of this standing
got overwhelming in their profusion. It was this blessed model of
benevolent benefaction and indeed his power of holiness that inspired
his Companions to transform their lives.
=(4)=In the current age, it was the Promised Messiah (on whom be
peace) who established excellent examples of service to humanity -
regardless of race or religion - which are a guiding light. Despite
his tremendous scholarly undertakings to strive against falsehood he
would find time, hours at a stretch, to dispense medications to the
poor and the needy, listening to them and consoling them.
=(5)=Then there is the matter of curbing arrogance. One should not
give in to any arrogance, even with people who are subordinate to one,
In fact one should be grateful that one has been provided with people
who can help out with one's tasks...... It is the distinction of a Momin,
a true believer that the great his/her standing and authority, the
greater is his/her level of humility and thankfulness....... If one wishes
to attain the pleasure of Allah, one needs to give serious
consideration to the things explained in the verse(31:19)..... If one
claims to have fear and awe of God then one has to free oneself of all
manner of arrogance....... The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah
be on him) enjoined to be mindful of the self-respect of even the
slaves and advised that they should be referred to as 'my boy or my
girl' rather than the then prevalent custom of 'my slave'....... Indeed,
the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) counselled against abusive
language even if the other person indulges in it....... A true believer is
always expected to be pure of speech, abusive language is out of the
question...... To desist upon receiving abusive language keeps one's mind
clean. It is a natural and impulsive to react to abusive language with
anger and be inclined to be abusive back or be insulting....... However,
the objective not to use the words that Allah has forbidden is a great
virtue....... It is not easy and cannot be attained without spiritual
endeavour and striving....... This also facilitates one's level of
patience to develop and enhance........ A believer has been assured that
when he/she exhibits patience in such a circumstance, then angels
respond on his/her behalf and indeed Allah's blessings and grace
descends on him/her....... By preventing any escalation of bad feelings, a
believer thus facilitates promotion of peace in society.
=(6)=As long as one does good works one is a true believer, otherwise
one who does not focus on adopting what is enjoined is one who has
accepted Islam but has not quite adopted true belief as stated in
(49:15). If the level of faith is moving that way, we could not bring
about the revolutionary change in the world. For this purpose we need
to have a burning desire to do good works and try our best to follow
the blessed model as set by the Holy prophet (peace and blessings of
Allah be on him).
=(7)= In the words of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) that the
glad tiding therein (verse 26 of Surah Al Baqarah) is of Gardens where
streams flow. In this verse faith is analogised with the gardens and
good works with the streams; just as it is not possible for a garden
to be verdant without water, similarly without good works entry to
Paradise will not be facilitated. The pleasures promised in the verse
are of course metaphorical and it does not indicate that, for
instance, one will be rewarded with milk and honey in Paradise. The
rewards of the Paradise will be different in their origin. Of course
those who endeavour and strive to do good works are shown glimpses of
the Hereafter in this world as well. This can be in the form of
acceptance of prayer, tranquillity and peace of mind that can only be
attained through spirituality as well as worldly and spiritual
blessings. Each good work will be thus when it is done to seek the
pleasure of Allah otherwise Allah states that there are Salats offered
by some which will work adversely for them because they are offered
only as pretension. Any good works that are done for affectation and
pomposity will be adjudged in accordance.
=(8)= The holy Caliph said true believers should be mindful of these
matters when offering their Salat and other good works so that they
are the recipients of Allah's pleasure.
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