We all are Muslims, believers of Allah, and followers of the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Islam teaches us about continuous improvement. Our tomorrow must be better than today. This blog will remind you of a few hadiths of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) that can help you to make your tomorrow better than today. Islam provides few prohibitions to refrain us from bad deeds and allow various actions to enjoy freedom by performing good actions.
Being A Good Muslim
Quran and Hadith explain the qualities of a Momin and set a standard for being a good Muslim. It is not an ideal standard and any Muslim can reach that level with effort and true intentions. Various Quranic verses and hadiths of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) tell us about the standard of being a good Muslim. For instance, Holy Prophet (PBUH) said :
“The true Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hand the Muslims are safe”.
In this hadith, Holy Prophet (PBUH) told the Muslim-e-Ummah that you must not do wrong to anyone neither by your hand nor by the tongue. Most of the time, we perform sin either by hand or tongue. For example, we use tongues for backbiting, telling a lie, cursing or insulting others, etc. Similarly, we use our hands to perform evil actions. e.g. corruption, theft, confiscating the property of others, etc. A good Muslim should refrain from using their hands and tongues for causing harm to others.
Similarly, Holy Prophet (PBUH) said in a hadith:
“Al-Hasan narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said: Who will take these statements from me, so that he may act upon them, or teach the one who will act upon them? So Abu Hurairah said: I said: 'I shall O Messenger of Allah!' So he (s.a.w) took my hand and enumerated five (things), he said: Be on guard against the unlawful and you shall be the most worshiping among the people, be satisfied with what Allah has allotted for you and you shall be the richest of the people, be kind to your neighbor and you shall be a believer, love for the people what you love for yourself and you shall be a Muslim. And do not laugh too much, for indeed increased laughter kills the heart”.
In this hadith, Holy Prophet (PBUH) gave the crux of being a good Muslim. It seems to be a paraphrase of the hadith narrated earlier but it gives detailed prohibitions and permissions given to a Muslim. One must be good to others especially neighbors because Islam teaches us to be good to our neighbors. Being satisfied with what Allah blessed you with will refrain you from evil actions of greed, theft, or unlawful means of earning. You must follow the golden rule of not treating others as you would not like them to treat you. Too much laughing can be a killer of your heart. You must be a well-composed person and laughing all the time can be deadly for the human heart. It should be well-balanced.
“The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Avoid the seven great destructive sins." They (the people!) asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What are they?" He said, "To join partners in worship with Allah; to practice sorcery; to kill the life which Allah has forbidden except for a just cause (according to Islamic law); to eat up usury (Riba), to eat up the property of an orphan; to give one's back to the enemy and fleeing from the battle-field at the time of fighting and to accuse chaste women who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers."
In the above-stated hadith of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), there is a list of seven major sins. Muslims are advised not to involve in these sins to protect their good deeds and to refrain from the anger of Allah. If you are interested to learn more about major sins in Islam.
Islam is a religion of affection and love. It is a complete code of life and provides you with a blueprint for a good, compassionate life. A Muslim has to use those blueprints and straighten his path for life.
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