Surah Al-Mu’minun 1-11

Qualities of a true Believer

  • acknowledge Oneness of Allah, no shirk
  • humble in prayer
  • who shun vain conversation, al-laghu
  • who give to the poor
  • guard their modesty
  • save themselves from the haram relations, stay within the halal relationships
  • preserve covenants, oaths and trusts
  • who guard their prayer

“These are indeed the inheritors. Who shall inherit the Firdaus (Paradise). They shall dwell therein forever. (23:10-11)”

Knowledge illuminates the straight path.

Prophet Muhammad sallalahu wa alaiyhissalam peace be upon him, said,

“This is because knowledge enlivens the heart against ignorance, illuminates the eyes against darkness, and strengthens the body. It transports the servants to the mansions of the select and the righteous and to the highest ranks in the world and in the Hereafter. Contemplating it is equivalent to fasting, and reviewing it is equivalent to the Night Prayer vigil. With it, kinship is united and the lawful is distinguished from the unlawful. Knowledge is an imam which leads to righteous actions. It is craved by the people destined for Paradise and shunned by people destined for Hell.”

Source: al-Hanbali, Imam Ibn Rajab (d. 1392 CE). Warathatu’l-Anbiya’. Translated with Introduction as The Heirs of the Prophets by Zaid Shakir. Chapter 8, pgs.37-38. Chicago , U.S.A. : The Starlatch Press, 2001.

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