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- In Muhammad (sa) Lies the Ideal Model for You to Practice - October 8, 2018
How agonizing it is to find a society indulged in nefarious activities like murder, arson, foul language and bigotry, especially when this society is altogether Muslim! We all are well aware that Islam is not a religion of hatred, looting, injustice and destruction. In fact, it is a divine commandment of peace, reverence, and freedom – virtues that Islam spread wherever it went.
The Prophet of Allah (sa) directed people to practice harmony not only among their Muslim brethren but also towards the entire humanity, irrespective of what tribe, country or nation they belonged to.
To revive these virtues in our society, we must study and contemplate over the lives of the pious companions of the Prophet (sa), who molded themselves according to the Quran and Sunnah, as soon as the commands were given to them. When the Quranic spirit penetrated into their hearts, they got illuminated with Imaan and Noor. Their desires and love for the mundane departed to be replaced by the light of faith in their hearts.
Once a companion asked the Prophet (sa): How do you evaluate the term: ‘Enlightenment’ mentioned, in the verse: “Is one whose heart has opened to Islam so that he has received enlightenment from Allah (no better than one hard-hearted)?” (Az-Zumar 39:22) The Prophet (sa) remarked: “When the light penetrates into the heart, the heart gets opened and delighted.” The companion again questioned: “What are the signs thereof, O the Apostle of Allah?” He replied: “Inclination toward the eternal abode, displeasure with the world, and preparation for the death well in advance of its appointed time.” (Al-Hakim and Al-Bayhaqi)
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