Islam: The Complete Way of Life (5-1) Religious & Spiritual Values

(5) Islam: The Complete Way of Life (Some Proofs from the Qur’an and the Authentic Ahadith)

Religious and Spiritual Values (Part 1)

By Mamarinta Omar Mababaya and Dr. Norlain D. Mababaya


Religious and Spiritual Values

Religion

“Truly, the religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His Will).” (Qur’an 3:19)

“If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to God), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who lost (all spiritual good).” (Qur’an 3:85)

“…This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” (Qur’an 5:3)

“Whatever you worship apart from Him is nothing but names, which you have named. You and your fathers, for which Allah has sent down no authority: the command is for none but Allah. He has commanded that you worship none but Him. That is the right religion, but men understand not.” (Qur’an 12:40)

Abu Hurairaht narrated that the Prophet r said: “Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by offering the prayers in the mornings, afternoons and during the last hours of the nights.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 38)

No Compulsion in Religion

“Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error…” (Qur’an 2:256)

“If it had been Your Rabb (Sustainer)’s Will, they would all have believed, ¾ all who are on earth! Will you then compel mankind, against their will, to believe?” (Qur’an 10:99)

“Say: O you that reject Faith! I worship not that which you worship, nor will you worship that which I worship. And I will not worship that which you have been wont to worship nor will you worship that which I worship. To you be your religion, and to me my religion.” (Qur’an 109:1-6)

Islam

“O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam….that you may be guided.” (Qur’an 3:102-103)

The Prophet r said: “Islam has been built upon five things: declaring that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; the establishment of salaah (five compulsory daily prayers); the payment of zakaah (obligatory charity); the Hajj (pilgrimage to the House of Allah, (if one is able); and sawm of Ramadan (fasting in the month of Ramadan).” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 7)

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Ayyubt that a man came to the Prophet r and said: “Direct me to a deed which draws me near to Paradise and takes me away from the Fire (of Hell).” Upon this he (the Prophet r) said: “You worship Allah and never associate anything with Him, establish prayer, and pay Zakat, and do good to your kin.” When he turned his back, the Messenger of Allah remarked: “If he adheres to what he has been ordered to do, he would enter Paradise. ” (Muslim Vol. 1 Hadith 13)

Oneness of God in Islam: Part I – Tawheed ar-Ruboobeeyah (the declaration or belief in Allah’s Rabb (Sustainer)ship of the universe)

“This is the true account: There is no god except Allah; and Allah ¾ He is indeed the Exalted in Power, the Wise.” (Qur’an 3:62)

“Allah! There is no god but He: of a surety He will gather you together on the Day of Judgement, about which there is no doubt. And whose word can be truer than Allah’s?” (Qur’an 4:87)

“Your Guardian Rabb (Sustainer) is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days. Then He settled Himself on the Throne: He draws the night as a veil over the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession: and the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) are subservient by His Command. Verily His are the creation and the Command. Blessed be Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds.” (Qur’an 7:54)

“We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, but for just ends… For verily it is your Rabb (Only God and Sustainer) Who is the Master-Creator, knowing all things.” (Qur’an 15: 85-86)

“It is Allah Who has created you: further, He has provided for your sustenance; then He will cause you to die; and again He will give you life. Are there any of your (false) “Partners” who can do any single one of these things? Glory to Him! And High is He above the partners they attribute (to Him)! (Qur’an 30:40)

“Such is Allah, your Rabb (Sustainer), the Creator of all things, there is no god but He. Then how you are deluded away from the Truth!” (Qur’an 40:62)

Oneness of God in Islam: Part II – Tawheed al-Asmaa was-Sifaat (the Declaration or Belief that all Beautiful Names and Attributes belong to Allah alone)

“God! There is no god but He ¾ the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permits? He knows what (appears to His creatures as) Before or After or Behind them. Nor shall they compass ought of His knowledge except as He wills. His Throne does extend over the heavens and on earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory).” (Qur’an 2:255)

“To Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth. Verily we have directed the People of the Book before you, and you (O Muslims) to fear Allah. But if you deny Him, lo! Unto Allah belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And Allah is free of all wants, worthy of all praise.” (Qur’an 4: 131).

“The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on Him by them; but shun such men as to distort His names: for what they do, they will soon be requited.” (Qur’an 7: 180)

“And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” (Qur’an 14:4)

“Glorified be your Rabb (Sustainer), the Rabb (Sustainer) of Honour and Power. (He is free) from what they attribute unto him.” (Qur’an 37:180)

“For to Allah belong the Forces of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom.” (Qur’an 48:7)

“Verily! Allah is the All-Provider, Owner of Power, the Most Strong.” (Qur’an 51:58)

He is Allah, besides Whom there is no (other) deity; knowing the unseen and the visible. He is the Mercy-giving, the Merciful! He is Allah, besides Whom there is no (other) deity, the Sovereign, the Holy, (the Source of) Peace, the Secure, the Preserver, the Powerful, the Irresistible, the Grandiose: Glory be to Allah ahead of anything they may associate (with Him)! He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Shaper, His are the Finest Names. Everything in Heaven and Earth celebrates Him. He is the Powerful, the Wise. (Qur’an 59:22-24)

“But Honour, Power and Glory belong to Allah and His Messenger …” (Qur’an ,63:8)

“Say, He is God the One. The Eternally besought of all. He begets not nor was He begotten and there is none comparable unto Him.” (Qur’an 112: 1-4)

Abu Musa Al-Asharit narrated that the Prophet r said: “None is more patient than Allah against the harmful and annoying words He hears (from the people): They ascribe a son to Him, yet He bestows upon them health and provision.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 9 Hadith 475)

Ibn ‘Abbast narrated that the Prophet r used to say, “I seek refuge (with You) by your Izzat (Honour, Power and Glory) Lailaha illa Anta, (none has the right to be worshipped but You), Who does not die while the Jinn and the human beings die.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 9 Hadith 480)

Oneness of God in Islam: Part III – Tawheed al-Ibaadah/Alhuluhiya (the Declaration of Belief that Allah Alone Deserves to be Worshipped)

“O mankind! Worship your Guardian, Allah, Who created you and those who came before you that you may become righteous.” (Qur’an 2:21)

“That is Allah your God! There is no god but He, the Creator of all things; then you worship Him: and He has power to dispose of all affairs. No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision; He is Subtle well-aware.” (Qur’an 6:102-103)

“So glorify the praises of your God and be of those who prostrate themselves (to Him). And worship your God until there comes unto you the Hour that is certain (i.e., death).” (Qur’an 15:98-99)

“O people! Worship your Guardian Rabb (Sustainer), Who created you and those who came before you that you may have the chance to learn righteousness: Who has made the earth your couch, and the heavens your canopy; and sent down the rain from heavens; and brought forth therewith fruits for your sustenance. Then set not up rivals unto God when you know (the truth).” (Qur’an 2:21-22)

“I have only created jinn and men, that they may worship Me.” (Qur’an 51:56)

Anas Bin Malikt narrated that the Prophetr said: “Whoever said La ilaha ila-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) and has in his heart good (faith) equal to the weight of a barley grain, will be taken out of hell. And whoever said La ilaha ila-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) and has in his heart good (faith) equal to the weight of a wheat grain, will be taken out of hell. And whoever said La ilaha ila-Allah and has in his heart good (faith) equal to the weight of an atom, or a small ant, will be taken out of hell.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 42)

(For other relevant Ahadith, see: Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 98, Vol. 2 Hadith 253, and Muslim Vol. 1 Hadith 13.)

Oneness of God: The Common Mission of the Prophets

Have you not turned your thought to one who disputed with Abraham about his Rabb (Sustainer), because Allah has granted him power? Abraham said: “My Rabb (Sustainer) is He Who gives life and death.” He said: “I give life and death.” Said Abraham: “But it is Allah that causes the sun to rise from the East: Do you then cause it to rise from the West.” Thus, was he confounded who (in arrogance) rejected faith. Nor does Allah give guidance to a people unjust.” (Qur’an 2: 257; also 6: 80)

“Certainly they disbelieve who say: ‘Allah is Christ the son of Mary.” But said Christ: O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Rabb (Sustainer) and your Rabb (Sustainer).’ Whoever joins other gods with Allah, Allah will forbid him the Garden, and the fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help.” (Qur’an 5: 72)

“We sent Noah to his people. He said: ‘O my people! Worship Allah! You have no other God but Him. I fear for you the Punishment of a dreadful Day!'” (Qur’an 7:59 also 23:23)

“To the Ad people. (We sent) Hud, one of their (own) brethren: He said: “O my people! Worship Allah! You have no other God but Him. Will you not fear(Allah)?” (Qur’an 7:65)

“To the Thumbed people. (We sent) Salih, one of their own brethren: He said: ‘O my people! Worship Allah! You have no other God but Him.'” (Qur’an 7:73)

“To the Madyan people. (We sent) Shuaib, one of their own brethren: He said: ‘O my people! Worship Allah! You have no other God but Him.'” (Qur’an 7:85)

“Say (O Muhammad): ‘O mankind ! I am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allah to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no god but He. So believe in Allah and His Messenger …'” (Qur’an 7:158)

“Paraoh said: ‘And what is the Rabb (Sustainer) and Cherisher of the Worlds?’ (Moses) said: ‘The Rabb (Sustainer) and Cherisher of the heavens and the earth, and all between, ¾ if you had but sure belief.'” (Qur’an 26: 26)

“So also was Elias among those sent (by Us). Behold, he said to his people, ‘Will you not fear (Allah)? Will you call upon Baal and forsake the Best of Creators ¾ Allah, your Rabb (Sustainer) and Cherisher and the Rabb (Sustainer) and Cherisher of your fathers of old?'” (Qur’an 37: 123-126)

The Qur’an : The Divine Comprehensive Guidance to Mankind

“This (Qur’an ) is the Book of guidance sure, without doubt to those who fear Allah; who believe in the Unseen, and steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them; and who believe in the Revelation sent to you, and sent before your time, and (in their departure) have assurance of the Hereafter.” (Qur’an 2:2-4)

“Allah! There is no god but He ¾ the Living, the Self-Subsisting, the Supporter of all. It is He Who sent down to You (step by step), in truth, the Book . . . as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the Criterion (of Judgement between right and wrong).” (Qur’an 3:2-4)

“. . . He it is Who has sent unto you the Book, explained in detail. ‘They know full well, to whom We have given the Book, that it has been sent down from your Rabb (Sustainer) in truth. Never be then of those who doubt.” (Qur’an 6:114)

“This Qur’an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah; on the contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it, and a fuller explanation of the Book ¾ wherein there is no doubt from the Creator of the Worlds.” (Qur’an 10:37)

“We have explained in detail in this Qur’an for the benefit of mankind, every kind of similitude: but man is, in most things, contentious.” (Qur’an 18:54)

“These are Verses of the Wise Book, a Guide and a Mercy to the Doers of Good,¾ those who establish regular Prayer, and give zakat and have sure faith in the Hereafter. These are on (true) guidance from their Creator; and these are the ones who will prosper.” (Qur’an 31:3)

(For other relevant Qur’anic verses, see: 3:7; 5:48; 6:92; 7:52; 11:1; 12:1-2; 13:36-37; 16:89; 25:6; 42: 17; 46:2; 69:43-52.)

The Qur’an : the Book to be Read, Studied and Followed for Guidance

“Those to whom We have given the Book study it as it should be studied: they are the ones that believe therein: those who reject faith there in ¾ the loss is their own.” (Qur’an 2:121)

“Follow (o men!) the revelation given unto you from your Rabb (Sustainer), and follow not, as friends or protectors, other than Him. “And this is a Book which We have revealed as a blessing: so follow it and be righteous, that you may receive mercy.” (Qur’an 6:155)

“When the Qur’an is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your peace: that you may receive Mercy.” (Qur’an 7:204)

“Those who listen to the Word, and follow the best of it: those are the ones who Allah has guided, and those are the ones endued with understanding.” (Qur’an 39:18)

…. Read you, therefore, of the Qur’an as much as may be easy (for you). He knows that there may be (some) among you in ill-health; others travelling through the land, seeking of Allah’s bounty; yet others fighting in Allah’s Cause. Read you, therefore, as much of the Qur’an as may be easy (for you); and establish regular Prayer and give zakat (charity) and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan. And whatever good you send forth for your souls, you shall find it in Allah’s Presence. Yeah, better and greater, in Reward. . . . (Qur’an 73:20)

(For other relevant Qur’anic verses, see: 21:10; 29:45; 47: 24; 73:4; 54:17, 22, 32, 40; 80:11-14)

Muhammad r: the Final Prophet and Messenger of Allah to Mankind

“He who obeys the Messenger, obeys Allah…” (Qur’an 4: 80)

“O mankind! The Messenger has come to you in truth from Allah: believe in him: it is best for you…” (Qur’an 4: 170)

“We sent you (Muhammad) but as a Mercy for all creatures.” (Qur’an 21: 107)

“You have indeed in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar for him who hopes in Allah and the Final Day, and who remembers Allah much.” (Qur’an 33:21)

“Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is ) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the

Prophets, and Allah has full knowledge of all things.” (Qur’an 33: 40)

“We have not sent you (Muhammad) but as a (Messenger) to all mankind, giving them glad tidings and warning them (against sin), but most men know not.” (Qur’an 34: 28)

Jubair bin Mut’im t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “I have five names: I am Muhammad and Ahmad; I am Al-Mahi through whom Allah will eliminate infidelity; I am Al-Hashir who will be the first to be resurrected, the people being resurrected thereafter; and I am also Al-‘Aqib (i.e., no prophet will appear after me).” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 4 Hadith 733)

Abu Hurairaht narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “I have been sent (as a Messenger) in the best of all generations of Adam’s offspring since the Creation.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 4 Hadith 757)

(For other relevant Qur’anic verses, see: 4: 64; 7: 157; 37: 37; 47: 33 and 59:7.)

Adherence to the Qur’an and the Sunnah (Tradition/Way of the Prophet Muhammad) and Warning Against Bid’a (Innovation/Fabrication in Religion)

Abdullah t reported on the authority of his father, “I heard Allah’s Messenger r saying, ‘He who revived a sunnah of mine that was extinct after me, would (receive) a reward like the reward of one of the people who acted upon it without any diminution in their rewards. And, he who introduced an innovation that Allah and His Messenger had not sanctioned, would incur (a sin) like the sin of one of the people who acted upon it without any diminution in people’s sins.'” (Ibn Majah Vol. 1 Hadith 210)

(For other relevant Ahadith, see: Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6466 and Ibn Majah Vol. 1 Hadith14.)

Muslims

“Every child is born with a true faith of Islam (i.e., Muslim to worship none but Allah Alone). It is his parents who convert him to Judaism or Christianity or Magianism. As an animal delivers a perfect baby animal , do you find it mutilated..” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 2 Hadith 467; 6:298 and Muslim)

Abdullah bin Amrt narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue and hands. And a Muhajir (emigrant) is the one who gives up (abandons) all what Allah has forbidden.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 9)

“All my followers (i.e., the Muslims) will enter Paradise except those who refuse” They said: “O Allah’s Messenger! Who will refuse?” He said: “Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise, and whoever disobeys me is the one who refuses (to enter it).” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 9 Hadith 384)

Reverts to Islam

Those who conceal the clear (Signs) We have sent down, and the Guidance, after We have made it clear to the People in the Book, on them shall be Allah’s curse, and the curse of those entitled to curse. Except those who repent and make amends and openly declare (the Truth): to them I turn; for I am Oft-Returning, Most Merciful. Those who reject Faith and die rejecting on them is Allah’s curse, and the curse of angels and of all mankind; they will abide therein. And your God is One God: There is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. (Qur’an 2:159-163)

Abu Said Al-Khudrit narrated that Allah’s Messengerr said: “If a person embraces Islam sincerely, then Allah shall forgive all his past sins, and after that starts the settlement of accounts, the reward of his good deeds will be ten times to seven hundred times for each good deed and an evil deed will be recorded as it is unless Allah forgives it.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 40)

Abu Burda’s fathert narrated that Allah’s Messengerr said: “Three (kinds of) persons will have a double reward: 1. A person from the people of the scriptures who believed in his prophet (Jesus or Moses) and then believed in the Prophet Muhammadr (i.e., has embraced Islam). 2. A slave who discharges his duties to Allah and his master. 3. And a master of a woman-slave who teaches her good manners and educates her in the best possible way (the religion) and manumits her and then marries her.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 97)

Faith

Anas Bin Malikt narrated that the Prophet r said: “None of you will have faith till he likes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 12)

Anas Bin Malik t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, and his children and all mankind.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 14)

Anas Bin Malikt narrated that the Prophet r said: “Whoever possess the following three (qualities) will have the sweetness (delight) of faith: 1. The one to whom Allah and His Messenger become dearer than anything else. 2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah’s sake. 3. Who hates to revert to atheism (disbelief) as he hates to be thrown into the fire.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 15)

Abu Hurairaht reported that the Prophet r said , “(Faith is) that you affirm your faith in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, and that you believe in the Resurrection, and that you believe in Al-Qadar (Divine Decree) in its entirety. Ihsan (Purity of Faith) is that you fear Allah as if you are seeing Him, and Though you see Him not, verily He is seeing you.” (Muslim Vol. 1 Hadith 6)

Islamic Pledge

‘Ubada bin As-Samitt, who took part in the battle of Badr and was a Naqib (a person heading a group of six persons), on the night of Al-Aqaba pledge narrated that Allah’s Messenger rsaid: while a group of his companions were around him, “Swear allegiance to me for: 1. Not to join anything in worship along with Allah.; 2. not to steal; 3.not to commit illegal sexual intercourse; 4. not to kill your children; 5. not to accuse an innocent person (to spread such an accusation among people; and 6. not to be disobedient (when ordered) to do good deed.” The Prophet r added: “Whoever amongst you who fulfils his pledge will be rewarded by Allah. And whoever indulges in any one of them (except the ascription of partners to Allah) and gets the punishment in this world, that punishment will be an expiation for that sin. And if one indulges in any of them, and Allah conceals his sin, it is up to Him to forgive or punish him (in the Hereafter).” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 17)

3 Conditions for the Acceptance of Deeds

1. Belief (Faith) in Allah and affirmation of His Oneness:

“This is the Guidance of Allah with which He guides whomsoever He will of His slaves. But if they had joined in worship others with Allah, all that they used to do would have been of no benefit to them.” (Qur’an 6:88)

And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad), as it was to those (Allah’s Messengers) before you: “If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers.” (Qur’an 39:65)

2. Sincerity (Ikhlas) which is to do deeds for Allah’s sake only neither seeking praise nor recognition from fellow-beings:

“So, call you (O Muhammad and the believers) upon (or invoke) Allah making (your) worship pure for Him (Alone) (by worshipping none but Him and by doing religious deeds sincerely for Allah’s sake only and not to show off and not to set up rivals with Him in worship).” (Qur’an 39: 14; 40:14)

“Actions are but by intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. Thus he whose migration was for Allah and His Messenger, his migration was for Allah and His Messenger, and he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit or take some woman in marriage, his migration was for that for which he migrated.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith I and Muslim Vol. 3 Hadith 4692)

3. Deeds must be in accordance with the Qur’an and the Sunnah (Traditions of Prophet Muhammad r) Allah commands us to obey Him and His Messenger r:

“O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad) and render not vain your deeds.” (Qur’an 47:33)

“If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to God), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who lost (all spiritual good).” (Qur’an 3:85)

The Truth

“But those who believe and do deeds of righteousness ¾ We shall soon admit them to Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath,¾ to dwell therein forever. Allah’s promise is the truth, and whose word can be truer than Allah’s?” (Qur’an 4:122)

“O mankind! The Messenger has come to you in truth from Allah: believe in him: it is best for you…” (Qur’an 4:170)

“And that those on whom knowledge has been bestowed may learn that the Qur’an is the Truth from your Rabb (Sustainer), and that they may believe therein, and their departure may be made humbly (open) to it: for verily Allah is the Guide of those who believe to the Straight Way.” (Qur’an 22:54)

“On that Day Allah will pay them back (all) their just dues, and they realize that Allah is the (very) Truth, Who makes all things manifest.” (Qur’an 24:25)

“It is He Who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth to make it prevail over all religions, even though the Pagans may detest it.” (Qur’an 61:9)

(For other relevant Qur’anic verses, see: 10:94 and 13:19-24.)

Truthfulness

“O you who believe! Fear Allah and be with those who are truthful.” (Qur’an 9:119)

“That Allah will reward the people of Truth for their Truth, and punish the Hypocrites if that be His Will, or turn to them in Mercy; for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Qur’an 33:24)

“And he who brings the Truth and he who confirms (and supports) it—such are the men who do right. They shall have all that they wish for, with their Rabb (Sustainer). Such is the reward of those who do good: so that Allah will remit from them (even) the worst in their deeds and give them their reward according to the best of what they have done.” (Qur’an 39:33-35)

“And those who believe in Allah and His messengers they are the Truthful and the martyrs in the eyes of their Rabb (Sustainer). They shall have their Reward and their Light. But those who reject Allah and deny Our Signs, they are the Companions of Hell-Fire.” (Qur’an 57:19)

“Adhere to truth, for truth leads to good deeds and good deeds lead him who does them to paradise. If a man continues to speak the truth and makes truth his objective, he will be recorded in Allah’s presence as eminently truthful. Avoid falsehood, for falsehood leads to wickedness and wickedness leads to hell. If a man continues to speak falsehood and makes falsehood his objective, he will be recorded in Allah’s presence as a great liar.” (Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6309)

Truthfulness versus Falsehood

Those who reject Allah and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah, their deeds will Allah bring to naught. But those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, and believe in the (Revelation) sent down to Muhammad for it is the Truth from their Rabb (Sustainer), He will remove from them their ills and improve their condition. This is because those who reject Allah follow falsehood. While those who believe follow the Truth from their Rabb (Sustainer): thus does Allah set forth for men their lessons by similitude. (Qur’an 47:1-3)

“Who does greater wrong than who forges falsehood against Allah, even as he is being invited to Islam? And Allah guides not those who do wrong.” (Qur’an 61:7)

‘Abdullaht narrated that the Prophet r said: “Truthfulness leads to Al-Birr (righteousness) and Al-Birr leads to Paradise. And a man keeps on telling the truth until he becomes a Siddiq (truthful person). Falsehood leads to Al-Fujur (i.e., wickedness, evil-doing), and Al-Fujur leads to the (Hell) Fire, and a man may keep on telling lies till he is written before Allah, a liar.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 116; Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6307-6310)

Remembrance of Allah

“O you who believe! Call in remembrance the favour of Allah unto you when certain men formed the design to stretch you out their hands against you, but (Allah) held back their hands from you: so fear Allah. And on Allah let Believers put (all) their trust.” (Qur’an 5:11)

“O you who believe! Let not your riches or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. If any act thus, surely they are the losers.” (Qur’an 63:9)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that the Prophet r said: “Allah will give shade to seven (types of people) under His Shade (on the Day of Resurrection). One of them will be a person who remembers Allah and his eyes are then flooded with tears.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 486)

“Abu Hurairah t reported Allah’s Messenger r as saying that “Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, thus stated: ‘I am near to the thought of My servant as he thinks about Me, and I am with him as he remembers Me. And if he remembers Me in his heart, I also remember him in My Heart. If he remembers Me in assembly I remember him in assembly, better than his (remembrance). If he draws near Me by the span of a palm, I draw near him by the cubit, and if he draws near Me by the cubit I draw near him by the space (covered by) two hands. And if he walks towards Me, I rush towards him.'” (Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6471)

Trust in Allah

“… Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah. For Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him). If Allah helps you, none can overcome you. If He forsakes you, who is there, after that, that can help you? In Allah, then, let Believers put their trust.” (Qur’an 3: 159-160)

“O you who believe! Call in remembrance the favor of Allah unto you when certain men formed the design to stretch out their hands against you, but (Allah) held their hands from you. So fear Allah. And on Allah let Believers put (all) their trust.” (Qur’an 5:11)

“And He provides for him from (sources) he never could expect. And if any one puts his trust in Allah, sufficient is (Allah) for him. For Allah will surely accomplish His purpose. Verily, for all things has Allah appointed a due proportion.” (Qur’an 65:3)

“For, Believers are those who, when Allah is mentioned, fell a tremor in their hearts, and when they hear His revelations rehearsed, find their faith strengthened, and put (all) their trust in their Rabb (Sustainer).” (Qur’an 8:2)

“And put your trust in Him Who lives and dies not; and celebrate His praise; and enough is He to be acquainted with the faults of His servants.” (Qur’an 25:58)

Fear of Allah

“O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam. And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves…” (Qur’an 3:102-103)

“And call in remembrance the favour of Allah unto you, and His Covenant, which He ratified with you, when you said: “We hear and we obey”: and fear Allah, for Allah knows well the secrets of your departure.” (Qur’an 5:7)

“O you who believe! Fear Allah, and let every soul look to what (provision) he has sent forth for the morrow. Yea, fear Allah for Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that you do.” (Qur’an 59:18)

Love for Allah

“Yet there are men who take (for worship) others besides Allah, as equal (with Allah). They love them as they should love Allah. But those of Faith are overflowing in their love for Allah. If only the unrighteous could see, behold, they would see the Punishment: that to Allah belongs all power, and Allah will strongly enforce the Punishment.” (Qur’an 2:165)

“Say (O Muhammad): ‘If you do love Allah, follow me. Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: for Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.'” (Qur’an 3:31)

AnasBin Malik t narrated that a man asked the Prophet r about the Hour (i.e., Day of Judgement) saying, ‘When will the Hour be?’ The Prophet said: ‘What have you prepared for it?’ The man said: ‘Nothing, except that I love Allah and His Messenger.’ The Prophet r said: ‘You will be with those whom you love.’ We had never been so glad as we were upon hearing the saying of the Prophet, i.e., ‘You will be with those whom you love.’ Hence, I love the Prophet, Abu Bakr and Umar, and I hope that I will be with them though my deeds are not similar to theirs. (Al-Bukhari Vol. 5 Hadith 37)

Ubada bin. Samitt reported Allah’s Messenger r as saying: “He who loves to meet Allah, Allah also loves to meet him, and he who dislikes to meet Allah, Allah also abhors to meet him.” (Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6486)

Love is From Allah

Abu Hurairaht narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “If Allah loves a person, He calls Gabriel saying:’Allah loves so and so; O Gabriel love him.’ And then Gabriel would love him, and then Gabriel would make an announcement among the residents of the Heaven, ‘Allah loves so and so therefore you should love him also. So all the residents of the Heavens would love him, and then he is granted the pleasure of the people of the earth.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 66)

Reward is From Allah

“And be steadfast in prayer and give Zakat: and whatever good you send forth for your souls before you, you shall find it with Allah: for Allah sees well all that you do.” (Qur’an 2:110)

“Those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and give zakat, will have their reward with their Rabb (Sustainer). On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” (Qur’an 2:277)

“Nor can a soul die except by Allah’s leave, the term being fixed as by writing. If any do desire a reward in this life, We shall give it to him; and if any do desire a reward in the Hereafter, We shall give it to him. And swiftly shall We reward those that (serve us with) gratitude.” (Qur’an 3:145)

“To those who believe and do deeds of righteousness has Allah promised forgiveness and a great reward.” (Qur’an 5:9)

Punishment is From Allah

“As to those who reject Faith, I will punish them with severe chastisement in this world and in the Hereafter nor will they have anyone to help.” (Qur’an 3:56)

“Those who purchase unbelief at the price of faith, ¾ not the least harm will they do to Allah, but they will have a grievous punishment.” (Qur’an 3:177)

“But those who disobey Allah and His Messenger and transgress His limits will be admitted to a Fire, to abide therein. And they shall have a humiliating punishment.” (Qur’an 4:14)

Allah’s Justice (Also See Day of Judgement)

“Allah is never unjust in the least degree. If there is any good (done), He doubles it, and gives from His Own self a great reward.” (Qur’an 4:40)

“The Word of your Rabb (Sustainer) does find its fulfilment in truth and in justice. None can change His Words: for He is the One Who hears and knows all things.” (Qur’an 6:115)

Guidance is From Allah

“It is not for you to guide them to the right path. But Allah guides to the right path whom He pleases. Whatever of good you give benefits your own souls, and you shall only do so seeking the “Face” of Allah. Whatever good you give, shall be rendered back to you, and you shall not be dealt with unjustly.” (Qur’an 2:272)

“Say:’Shall we call on others besides Allah, ¾ things that can do us neither good nor harm and turn on our heels after receiving guidance from Allah? Like one whom the Satans have made into a fool wandering bewildered through the earth, his friends calling ‘Come to us’,( vainly) guiding him to the Path.’ Say: ‘Allah’s guidance is the (only) guidance, and we have been directed to submit ourselves to the Rabb (Sustainer) of the worlds.'” (Qur’an 4:71)

“This is the Guidance of Allah. He gives that guidance to whom He pleases, of His servants if they were to join other gods with Him, all that they did would be vain for them.” (Qur’an 6:88)

“Whom Allah does guide, he is on the right path. Whom He rejects from His guidance, such are the persons who lose.” (Qur’an 7:178)


 

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