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The believer actively engages in bringing disputes to an end and helping family and friends reconcile back together. The Prophet ﷺ said that the act of reconciling is more beloved to Allah than prayer, fasting and charity. Be a source of healing amongst your family and friends!
Of the essential manners of the believer is that of justice – a believer judges an action based on the action itself, and not who has done it. In our latest episode (Episode 22), I discuss this reality and bring evidences from the Quran, the Sunnah and the lives of the Companions that demonstrate this. ... Read more
Of the manners of the believer is gentleness (Episode 21 of our series). Allah reminds us that the gentleness of the Prophet (SAW) himself is a Divine Mercy and gift from Him to us: فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍۢ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ لِنتَ لَهُمْ (آل عمران – 159)”And it is Allah’s Mercy that you are gentle with them…” And ... Read more
Of the mannerisms of the believer (Episode 20) is that the believer consistently greets others, both friends and strangers, with the greetings of salām. This greeting is a du’ā for your brother, and a declaration that you desire nothing but peace & good for him. It is a mention of the name of Allah and ... Read more
The believer is not satisfied with mediocrity; he doesn’t want to just do the bare minimum, either for his faith or in his work. The believer aims highs, makes a firm resolve, strives hard, and excels in all efforts. The believer is not lazy, nor does he give up. We are told to try to ... Read more
The believer defends the honor of others, and doesn’t allow them to be slandered or their dignity besmirched. In our latest Episode (Number 18), we discuss the concept of speaking up when others are slandered, and of not allowing false accusations or blatant lies to be left unchallenged. Even backbiting that occurs in a gathering, ... Read more
Of the primary hallmarks of a believer (Episode 17 in our series) is the purity of his speech: the believer avoids lying, slander, backbiting, gossip, vulgarity, and argumentation. Multiple times in the Quran, Allah describes the believers as those who ‘…turn away from idle talk,’ or those who ‘…when the foolish address them, respond by ... Read more
Of the characteristics of the believer is that the believer takes pride in the faith of Islam and his identity stemming from that faith. Note that this ‘pride’ is not at all the type of pride that is forbidden, because that pride is based on the false assumption that somehow you are better than other ... Read more
Of the characteristics of the believer (Part 12 of our series) is that the default is to think the best of people, and to interpret ambiguous phrases and unclear incidents in the most positive manner.A pure heart leads to pure thoughts of others, while a heart full of suspicion leads to suspicious thoughts of others. ... Read more
Of the characteristics of the believer is that not only is he an optimist, he exudes a confidence and hope in all those around him so that they too become optimistic. This optimism stems from his strong faith in Allah and the ḥusn al-dhann he has in Him.The believer things the best thoughts of Allah ... Read more
Of the characteristics of the believer is that he is always of cheerful countenance. Abdullah b. al-Ḥārith said, “I never saw anyone smile more than the Prophet (SAW),” and Jarīr b. Abdullah remarked, “I never saw the Prophet (SAW) except that he smiled when he saw me.”And our Prophet (SAW) encouraged us to be charitable ... Read more
Of the characteristics of the believer is trustworthiness (amānah).In Episode 7 of my Ramaḍān series, I discuss the importance of fulfilling our trusts, and the types and categories of trust, and how the Quran and Sunnah praises this noble characteristic. It is interesting to note that the word for being trustworthy (amānah) is from the ... Read more
One of the seminal mannerisms that defines a person of faith is the control that he has over anger. The believer, even if he becomes angry, manages to keep that anger in check, and not act or speak upon that anger. Allah describes the people of taqwa as those who ‘…control their anger’ [كاظمين الغيظ]. ... Read more
Of the characteristics of the believer is wisdom (ḥikmah). The believer acts with wisdom, and is eager to gain more of it. The Prophet Ibrahīm prays to be blessed with more wisdom; our Prophet Muḥammad (SAW) asked Allah to grant wisdom to Ibn `Abbas (r), and he told us that wisdom is the lost-item of ... Read more