Alhumdulilah! Allah has given us the greatest blessing of mankind which is being a Muslim and having Imam. We are so fortunate to have this opportunity and ability to use it correctly. So we should not only be Muslims we should be good Muslims!
Islam has got all the fundamentals of being outstanding not only amongst the Muslim community but amongst the community as a whole. We should work towards it accordingly. The main characteristics of being a good Muslim must include:
- Having Faith in Allah
There are many more but above are the key points!
Having Faith in Allah
As Muslims we have to enjoin the good and forbid the evil. We must have faith in Allah and follow the spiritual rulings of Islam for example prayer (Salah). If we don’t we may not get the reward we desire. Instead we will get a severe punishment unless we refrain and ask for forgiveness.
A famous saying of our Prophet Muhammed (SAW) was “The one who doesn’t have respect for his elders and does not show mercy upon his Youngers is not amongst us.” This hadith explains itself. We should have respect for everyone and everything especially including our tools of knowledge, Our Parents, The Quran and many more! We should even respect the plants. Allah has created everything for a purpose. That’s one of the many reasons why we should show respect.
The Prophet Muhammed (SAW) was known as Al-Amin which means the trustworthy. We too should be trustworthy. It is a characteristic of a good Muslim. We should always be trusted by ev
eryone as trust can get your far in life. Islam encourages friendship and trust is a part of friendship! A famous saying is that trust is like a paper; once it is scrunched up it can never be perfectly plain again. Remember that trust is hard to gain and easy to lose.
The above Ayat is from the Quran. We all know that the Quran is the words of Allah. Also we all know that Allah never fails in his promises. After somebody gives you something you should thank them and be grateful to him/her and Allah even if it’s something that you dislike.
The Ayat placed on top explains itself. If we are patient Allah is with us. If Allah is with us we have got everything we need! It’s that simple! We should show patience everywhere even if we have to make a sacrifice. Allah tests us through giving us many difficulties that we may suffer. At that moment we should try our upmost best to show patience.
Muslims must have self-control with their anger, bad desires, and bad actions. To have full control over yourself, it is necessary to fight your evil desires. If not fought with success you will get a sin. If your desires take control of you it is hard to keep your Imaan strong. We should change our desires to Zikr and worshipping our Lord not eating too much and to play games.
- Make a clean Intention.
- Refrain from all sins.
- Try to create a habit of Zikr of Allah.
- Pray Nafl Regularly.
- Destroy bad desires.
May Allah give us the ability to be a Good Muslims. Ameen.