Greatness of believer (part 2)

A Muslim is the one who remains firm upon Iman and remains steadfast in every kind of test. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

اِنَّ الَّذِیْنَ قَالُوْا رَبُّنَا اللّٰهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوْا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَیْهِمُ الْمَلٰٓىٕكَةُ اَلَّا تَخَافُوْا وَ لَا تَحْزَنُوْا وَ اَبْشِرُوْا بِالْجَنَّةِ الَّتِیْ كُنْتُمْ تُوْعَدُوْنَ(۳۰)

Indeed those who said, ‘Allah is our Lord,’ then remained firm upon it; the angels descend upon them, (saying), ‘Do not fear, nor grieve, and be happy for the Paradise which you were promised.’

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 24, Surah Ha-Meem As-Sajdah, Ayah 30)

A Muslim seeks refuge and forgiveness with Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ from the torment of Hell. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

وَ الَّذِیْنَ یَقُوْلُوْنَ رَبَّنَا اصْرِفْ عَنَّا عَذَابَ جَهَنَّمَ ﳓ اِنَّ عَذَابَهَا كَانَ غَرَامًاۗۖ(۶۵) اِنَّهَا سَآءَتْ مُسْتَقَرًّا وَّ مُقَامًا(۶۶)

And those who submit, ‘O our Lord, avert the punishment of Hell from us, indeed its punishment is a noose around the neck.’ Indeed it is a most wretched abode.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 19, Surah Al-Furqan, Ayah 65, 66)

A Muslim neither wastes the blessings of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ nor does Israaf (extravagance) and nor does he show stinginess but rather his spending is based on moderation. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

وَ الَّذِیْنَ اِذَاۤ اَنْفَقُوْا لَمْ یُسْرِفُوْا وَ لَمْ یَقْتُرُوْا وَ كَانَ بَیْنَ ذٰلِكَ قَوَامًا

And those who, when they spend, neither exceed the limits nor act miserly, and stay in moderation between the two.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 19, Surah Al-Furqan, Ayah 67)

A Muslim lives with other Muslim like brothers and they have the feelings of love and peace for each other. When there is any rift amongst Muslim brothers, he mediates. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

اِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُوْنَ اِخْوَةٌ فَاَصْلِحُوْا بَیْنَ اَخَوَیْكُمْ

Muslims are brothers (to each other), therefore make peace between your two brothers.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 26, Surah Al-Hujurat, Ayah 10)

A Muslim makes Du’a of forgiveness for his Muslim brothers. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

یَقُوْلُوْنَ رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَ لِاِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِیْنَ سَبَقُوْنَا بِالْاِیْمَانِ

O our Lord! Forgive us, and our brothers who accepted faith before us.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 28, Surah Al-Hashr, Ayah 10)

A Muslim does not indulge in backbiting against his Muslim brother nor does he tell tales. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

وَ لَا یَغْتَبْ بَّعْضُكُمْ بَعْضًاؕ   

…do not backbite one another.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 26, Surah Al-Hujurat, Ayah 12)

A Muslim safeguards his trusts and keeps his promise. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

وَ الَّذِیْنَ هُمْ لِاَمٰنٰتِهِمْ وَ عَهْدِهِمْ رٰعُوْنَۙ)

And those who take care of their trusts and their promise.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 18, Surah Al-Muminoon, Ayah 8)

A Muslim always behaves gently towards his parents; he takes care of their rights and remains ever ready in their service in every way. He does not even say ‘ugh’ to them as well as he behaves them with more gentleness and affection when they grow old. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

وَ بِالْوَالِدَیْنِ اِحْسَانًاؕ-اِمَّا یَبْلُغَنَّ عِنْدَكَ الْكِبَرَ اَحَدُهُمَاۤ اَوْ كِلٰهُمَا فَلَا تَقُلْ لَّهُمَاۤ اُفٍّ وَّ لَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَ قُلْ لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِیْمًا(۲۳)

And treat parents with goodness; if one of them or both reach old age in front of you, so do not say (even) ‘ugh’ to them and do not scold them, and speak to them words of respect.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 15, Surah Bani Israel, Ayah 23)

A Muslim rushes to carry out virtuous deeds and the acts of goodness. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

اُولٰٓىٕكَ یُسٰرِعُوْنَ فِی الْخَیْرٰتِ وَ هُمْ لَهَا سٰبِقُوْنَ

These people hasten to perform goodness; and it is they who are first to attain them (i.e. the good deeds).

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 18, Surah Al-Muminoon, Ayah 61)

In the matter of marital life too, a Muslim follows the teachings of the Beloved Allah and His Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. Taking care of the rights of wives, he behaves well towards them. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

وَ  عَاشِرُوْهُنَّ  بِالْمَعْرُوْفِۚ

And deal with them kindly.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 4, Surah An-Nisa, Ayah 19)

A Muslim knows that he has not been created needlessly but rather he has been created for worshipping Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

اَفَحَسِبْتُمْ اَنَّمَا خَلَقْنٰكُمْ عَبَثًا وَّ اَنَّكُمْ اِلَیْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُوْنَ

So do you think that We have created you in vain, and that you are not to return to Us?

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 18, Surah Al-Muminoon, Ayah 115)

It is stated at another place:

وَ مَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَ الْاِنْسَ اِلَّا لِیَعْبُدُوْنِ

And I have created jinns and human beings, only for this that they should worship Me.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 27, Surah Az-Zariyaat, Ayah 56)

A Muslim is the one who stays away from useless activities and ‘indecent talks and acts’. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

وَ الَّذِیْنَ هُمْ عَنِ اللَّغْوِ مُعْرِضُوْنَۙ

And who do not incline towards vain talk.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 18, Surah Al-Muminoon, Ayah 3)

A Muslim does not pursue the lusts (of the ill-commanding selves) but rather he does his best to protect his private parts from the sinful acts. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

وَ الَّذِیْنَ هُمْ لِفُرُوْجِهِمْ حٰفِظُوْنَۙ

And who protect their private parts.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 18, Surah Al-Muminoon, Ayah 5)

A Muslim keeps away from the evil acts such as lying, indecent talk, abusive language and unethical acts, and he does not follow Satan at all. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

وَّ لَا تَتَّبِعُوْا خُطُوٰتِ الشَّیْطٰنِؕ-اِنَّهٗ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِیْنٌاِنَّمَا یَاْمُرُكُمْ بِالسُّوْٓءِ وَ الْفَحْشَآءِ

And do not follow the footsteps of the devil; undoubtedly he is your open enemy. He (the devil) will instruct you only towards evil and indecency.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 2, Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayah 168, 169)

A Muslim refrains from the ominousness and curse of usury and feels afraid of the declaration of war of Allah and His Rasool because Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has declared war against those who do not refrain from devouring usury. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

یٰۤاَیُّهَا  الَّذِیْنَ  اٰمَنُوْا  لَا  تَاْكُلُوا  الرِّبٰۤوا  اَضْعَافًا  مُّضٰعَفَةً۪-  وَّ  اتَّقُوا  اللّٰهَ  لَعَلَّكُمْ  تُفْلِحُوْنَۚ

O believers! Do not consume interest, doubled and redoubled; and fear Allah, hoping that you may attain success.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 4, Surah Aal-e-‘Imran, Ayah 130)

A Muslim walks gently on the earth and does not walk with pride and arrogance. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

وَ عِبَادُ الرَّحْمٰنِ الَّذِیْنَ یَمْشُوْنَ عَلَى الْاَرْضِ هَوْنًا

Those bondsmen of The Most Gracious who walk upon the earth humbly.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 19, Surah Al-Furqan, Ayah 63)

A Muslim does not waste his time by involving in debates and arguments with ignorant people but rather he gets aside, saying ‘Salam’. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

وَّ اِذَا خَاطَبَهُمُ الْجٰهِلُوْنَ قَالُوْا سَلٰمًا

And when the ignorant address them (rudely), their only response is, ‘Salam’ (a greeting of parting).

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 19, Surah Al-Furqan, Ayah 63)

A Muslim earns the lawful livelihood and eats from this pure sustenance. He refrains from all those things which have been made Haram by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and [His] Rasool. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

یٰۤاَیُّهَا الَّذِیْنَ اٰمَنُوْۤا اَوْفُوْا بِالْعُقُوْدِ۬ؕ-اُحِلَّتْ لَكُمْ بَهِیْمَةُ الْاَنْعَامِ اِلَّا مَا یُتْلٰى عَلَیْكُمْ غَیْرَ مُحِلِّی الصَّیْدِ وَ اَنْتُمْ حُرُمٌؕ-اِنَّ اللّٰهَ یَحْكُمُ مَا یُرِیْدُ(۱)

O believers! Fulfil your promises. Mute animals are made lawful for you (to eat) except that which will be stated to you further on, but do not regard hunting as lawful when you are in the state of ‘Ihram’ (ritual attire for the performance of pilgrimage). Indeed Allah commands as He wills.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 6, Surah Al-Ma`idah, Ayah 1)

A Muslim believes in the Day of Judgement that he will be resurrected one day after his death and he will be accounted for the life he has spent in the world. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

وَ هُمْ بِالْاٰخِرَةِ هُمْ یُوْقِنُوْنَ

And are certain of the Hereafter.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 19, Surah An-Naml, Ayah 3)

A Muslim recites Glorious Quran. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:

یَّتْلُوْنَ اٰیٰتِ اللّٰهِ اٰنَآءَ الَّیْلِ وَ هُمْ یَسْجُدُوْنَ

They recite the verses of Allah during parts of the night and they prostrate.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 4, Surah Aal-e-‘Imran, Ayah 113)

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