A believer is one who deserves Allah’s pleasure and for him, there will be a good life and happiness in this world and the Hereafter. Muslims understand that Islam and the Holy book Quran is a complete package that tells us how to spend our lives in the best manner. Allah says:
وَعِبَادُ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الَّذِينَ يَمْشُونَ عَلَى الْأَرْضِ هَوْنًا وَإِذَا خَاطَبَهُمُ الْجَاهِلُونَ قَالُوا سَلَامًا
“And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace.” (Surah Al-Furqan 25:63)
The life of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) reflects the teachings of the Quran and Allah. Islam sheds great importance on behaving during our lifetime. If you want to earn a prestigious degree or high position, you put in the rigorous effort. We do that for a temporary world that will end. Allah says:
ثم كان من الذين آمنوا و تواصوا بالصبر وتواصوا بالمرحمة
“…And then being among those who believed and advised one another to patience and advised one another to compassion.…” (Surah Al-Balad 90:17)
When someone accepts Islam he/she became a Muslim. According to the Islamic point of view, a true Muslim is known to be a Mumin. Both Mumin and Muslim are somehow likely terms but a little bit different like Muslim is a person who embraces Islam by saying Kalima Tayyaba and with a devoted belief that Allah is One, There’s no God except Him and Prophet Mohammed (SAW) is His last Messenger but Mumin is the one in which this knowledge of faith invade deeply into his mind, heart and soul. Allah says:
قَالَ فَاهْبِطْ مِنْهَا فَمَا يَكُونُ لَكَ أَن تَتَكَبَّرَ فِيهَا فَاخْرُجْ إِنَّكَ مِنَ الصَّاغِرِينَ
(Allah) said, “Then go down from it, for not it is for you that you be arrogant in it. So get out; indeed, you (are) of the disgraced ones.” (Surah Al-A`raf 7:13)
Life is full of trials that an individual must face with patience. Patience is basically when a person restrains himself from being fearful during hard times. In the Arabic language, (Sabr) Patience means to confine or contain. Patience is to keep ourselves on the right track, constantly remind ourselves of what others have been through. Patience is of best from deeds and has a great reward with no limit.
Muslim Code of Behavior
Below are the words of the Holy Quran these are the chief qualities a Muslim should display:
- Truthfulness: “O you who believe! keep your duty to Allah and speak straight true words.” (33:70)
- Sincerity: “Serve Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience.” (39:2)
- Unselfishness: “Do not favour seeking gain.” (74:6)
- Humility: “The servants of the Beneficent (Allah) are those who walk on the earth in humility.” (25:63)
- Patience: “Allah loves those who are patient.” (3:145)
- Forgiveness: “Whenever they (true believers) are angry they forgive.” (42:37)
- Consideration and respect for others: “When you are greeted with a greeting, greet with one better than it, or return it (in the same terms at least).” (4:86)
- Poor and needy: ” (The true believers are those) in whose wealth there is a known right for the beggar and the destitute.” (70:24-25)
- Those who abuse Muslims: “Bear patiently what they (abusers); say.” (20:130)
- Mankind generally: “Mankind is a single nation.” (2:213)
How should a true Muslim behave with anyone:
- Behave should be helpful and benevolence to others
- Behave left an enduring impression on the history
- Behave for all other society important aspects
- Behave for good morals and perfect character
- Behaviour is basically to create personality
- Behave love, and respect for all mankind
- Behave to possess a noble character
- Behave for production relations
- Behave others with generosity
- Behave others with sincerity
- Behave others with honesty
- Behave others with humility
- Behave to honour the guests
- Behave for restraining anger
- Behave others with patience
- Behave to protect orphans
- Behave others with justice
- Behave for good to others
- Always speaks the truth
- Always help the needy people
- Try for settlement between people
- Judge with justice between people
If Muslims in the world commit evil, which we know is not right, no matter what the circumstance, we have to stand up for the truth because ultimately, we care about the truth. The truth must stand out clear from falsehood. Patience is the best tool for firmness against tribulations and temptations.
Growing Faith, Regular Prayers & Charity:
- Know that this life is a test and everyone will be tested
- They’re committed to their 5 daily prayers
- Tests don’t make them lose their faith
- They’re steadfast during hard times
- They rely upon Him true reliance
- They spend regularly from whatever Allah has blessed them with
- Don’t indulge in doubts or reasons and environments that make them doubt their religion
- Fear Allah, continue seeking what pleases Him; and remembering Him increases them in faith
Blessed is he who earns his living through lawful ways and he whose inward status is good, outward is decent; spends his surplus wealth in charity; abstains from excessive talking; people remain safe of (any) evil from him; he treats others with justice. Surely whoever believes in Allah fears Him, and whoever fears Allah guards himself against the evils of this world.
Qualities of True Believers in Islam
To become a Mumin or true believer we need to strive in keeping up with these distinctive qualities which we are going to discuss below in this article:
- Believer of Allah Almighty: A true believer or Mumin is such a person who believes in Allah Almighty and declares no assistant with Him on everything. We have seen many people saying and believing in Allah Almighty fully yet whenever they are in trouble they seek help from others.
- Remembrance of Allah (SWT): Muslims always remember Allah Almighty in all his matters and most of the time.
- Saying Salam: Salam not only represents saying Salaam to each other in normal life routine but it is an indication towards a situation where an ignorant person tries to have a dispute with other Mumin over any matter.
- Being Truthful: “O you, who have believed, fear Allah and be with those who are true” (Quran, 9: 119)
- Avoid Shirk: True believers of Allah Almighty abstain from Shirk. It is the subject matter of Islam and if one can’t follow that he or she shall not be called a Muslim. Allah Almighty will not forgive those who indulge in this act.
- Avoid lying and Fraud: True believers of Allah Almighty avoid lying and fraud and don’t go near the evil or places where evil exists. A Mumin doesn’t indulge in evil acts like fraud and lying.
- Noble and Generous: Believers of Allah (SWT) are very noble and generous that if they ever pass by evil gatherings, they just seek their Lord’s refuge and move on.
- Role of Simplicity: “And do not turn your cheek [in contempt] toward people and do not walk through the earth exultantly. Indeed, Allah does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful.” (Quran, 31: 18)
- Strictly Guard their Obligatory Prayers: A true believer does not only observe the five daily prayers but also perform other Nafl prayers standing in the middle of the night. So a Mumin never misses his/her prayer and strictly guard obligatory prayers with optional prayers. In the Holy Quran, Allah Almighty says: “Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours.” (Quran, 4:103)
Doing good and having the right belief go hand in hand in Islam. Doing good in practice is proof of having the right belief in the heart. This is why the Holy Quran speaks of true Muslims very often as “those who believe and do good deeds”. Both the Quran and the Holy Prophet have told Muslims that the best among them is that person who shows the best behaviour towards other people. Allah says:
فَلَا وَرَبِّكَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ حَتَّىٰ يُحَكِّمُوكَ فِيمَا شَجَرَ بَيْنَهُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَجِدُوا فِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَرَجًا مِّمَّا قَضَيْتَ وَيُسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا
“But no, by your Lord, they will not believe until they make you judge about what arises between them, then not they find in themselves any discomfort about what you (have) decided and submit (in full) submission.” (Surah an-Nisa 4:65)
Often we are so proud of what we have, we never care for the needy and the poor. While we may not take advantage of their status, we do misbehave with them on occasions because we feel proud of what we have – an upper hand and a higher bank balance. May Almighty Allah help us to follow the right path and footsteps of the Holy Prophet (SAW)! Ameen