Ten moral lessons From the Qura’n & Sunnah

I-Show Forgiveness

When someone transgresses upon your rights (and in doing so disobeys Allah) the way to 'revenge' is to obey Allah in dealing with him. (use reason/rules instead of anger). Allaah says:

"Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish (i.e. don't punish them)." (Q7 [A'raf]: 199)

2- Husn Zhan hen something comes to you from your brother, accept it as something good, unless you have overwhelming evidence against it. (husn dhannthinking good of people) Allaah says:

"0 you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allah. Verily, Allah ;s the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful" (Q49[HujuraatJ: 12)

3- Be Brothers Don't take the word of a Muslim as ill. When there isa way of seeing it positively, take it that way. Find one good interpretation out of 10.Allaah's Messenger said:

"Do not hate one another, nor be jealous of one another; and do not desert one another, but 0 Allah's worshipers! Be brothers! And it is unlawful for a Muslim to desert his brother Muslim (and not to talk to him) for more than three nights. " (Bukhari)

4- Take Careful Positions

Avoid positions that will  make others doubt you. (i.e disobey Allah publicly, hang out with people who don't care, at all time and places)

Safiya bint Huyai, one of the wives of the Prophet narrated that she went to Allaah's Messengerwhile he was in Itikaf (staying in the mosque) during the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan. She spoke to him for an hour (a while) at night and then she got up to return home. The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) got up to accompany her, and when they readied the gate of the mosque opposite the dwelling place of Um Salama, the wife of the Prophet, two Ansari men passedby,and greeting Allah's Messenger, they quickly went ahead. Allah's Messenger said to them,

"Do not be in a hurry She is Safjya, the daughter of Huyai."

They said, "Subhan Allah! 0 Allah's Messenger (how dare we suspect you)." That was a great thing for both of them. The Prophet then said,

"Shaytan runs in the body of Adam's son (i.e. man) as his blood circulates  n it, and I was afraid that he (Shay tan) might insert an evil thought in your hearts." (Bukhari)

5- Do not Blame Others Do not blame others. When you have a secret, its under your control, but. when you tell someone else, that control is not yours anymore. People fall under different factors and pressures, so do not blame others. It is reported from Hudhaifa that news reached him (the Holy Prophet) that a certain man carried tales. Upon this Hudhaifa remarked: I heard Allah's Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) saying:

"The tale-bearer shall not enter Paradise." (Muslim)

6- Be With People of Truth Always take care of the brothers and sisters of truth. Be with them always. They will protect you. They are always a beautiful ornament. In good times you will have ease, and in time of difficulty, you will have protection and support  Allah's Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

"A Muslim is the brother to another Muslim. He does not wrong him nor does he hand him over to his enemy. Whosoever occupies himself relieving the need of a brother will find that Allah will occupy Himself relieving his need. Whosoever removes a difficulty from a Muslim will have a difficulty removed by Allah on the Day of Judgement. Whosoever conceals a fault of a Muslim will have his faults concealed by Allah on the Day of Judgement." (Muslim)

7- Choose Friends Carefully Be strict and careful in choosing your friends. Allah's Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

"The example of a good companion and a bad companion is like that of the seller of musk, and the one who blows the blacksmith's bellows.. So as for the seller of musk then either he will grant you some, or you buy some from him, or at least you enjoy a pleasant smell from him. As for the one who blows the blacksmith's bellows then either he will burn your clothes or you will get an offensive smell from him." (Bukhari & Muslim)

8- Be with Justice Always be with the truth even against your own life. Allah says:

"0 you who believe!  stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well- Acquainted with what you do." (Q4[Nisaa): 135)

 9- Be Meaningful with Time Don't indulge in that which is meaningless. Every moment of our life is   meaningful- use it to  worship Allah subhanawat'ala Allah says:

"Did you think that We had created you in play (without any purpose), and that you would not be brought back to Us?" (Q23:1 15)

I 0- Be Practical Don't ask about that which didn't happen. You already have enough to deal with, be practical, deal with immediate problems not the future of ghayb (unseen). The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

"Allah has forbidden for you,

 (I) to be undutiful to your mothers,

(2) to bury your daughters alive,

(3) to not to pay the rights of the others (e.g. charity, etc.) and

(4) to beg of men (begging).

And Allah has hated for you

(I) vain, Useless talk, or that you talk too much about others,

 (2) to ask too many questions, (in disputed religious matters) and

(3) to waste the  wealth (by extravagance)." (Bukhari)



This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited

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