Qualities of Muttaqun who will inherit
By Ayesha Ahmed
“And march forth in the way (which leads to) forgiveness
from your Rabb, and for
ALLAH in this beautiful verse of Surah Al-Imran is urging us
to march forth towards His Mercy and
We all, of course, want this privileged status on the Day Of Judgment Insha Allah. But who are they? How can we be like them? Allah did not leave us wondering about their characteristics, but specified them in the very next verse:
“Those who spend (in Allah’s cause – charity) in prosperity and adversity, who repress anger and who pardon men; verily, Allah loves Al-Muhsinun (those who do good).” (Qur’an, 3:134)
• “They spend (in Allah’s cause) in times of prosperity and adversity.”
Allah has mentioned at several places the virtue of charity. Allah said:
“The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is as the likeness of a grain (of corn), it grows seven ears and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He wills and Allah is All Sufficient for his creatures needs, All-Knower.” (Qur’an, 2:261)
It is Allah’s promise that spending for His sake will be requited by Allah and that this investment will never be in loss Insha Allah.
• “They repress their anger.”
Allah knows his slaves. He did not make it difficult for us by ordering us not to get angry. Instead, He said that when we get angry we should repress it or swallow it.
Next time when something doesn’t go as planned or someone cuts your lane while driving, don’t burst. These affairs are too trivial for us to be smitten by anger. Let’s try our best to control our anger. We never know, this quality of ours might be the reason for us to be amongst the Muttaqeen who will enter Jannah!
• “Who pardon men.”
Forgiving is yet another admirable quality of the Muttaqeen. Forgiving is not just accepting apologies, but forgiving them from the heart and making Du’a for them that Allah also forgives them.
“...let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Qur’an, 24:22)
“...and those who came after them say: “Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in Faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful.” (Qur’an, 59:10).
The verses of the Qur’an are crystal clear, we just need to strive our utmost to inculcate those qualities in us for achieving the best in this world and in the Hereafter. – SG
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