Asalamu Alaikum brothers and sisters, as we all know,it's only Allah thst know the real cause and solution to this Pandemic (COVID-19),so i pray may Almighty Allah eradicate it from earth as soon as possible.
Back to the topic,we all know how we strive in this dunya(earth) so that we could reach some certain position or height,and with Allah Rahma(blessings),if the wordly position or height is Predestined to us,Allah wouls surely makes it possible for us.
So,brothers and sister,as we are not always contented with little achievements or wealth in this world,I want all of us to strive even harder to attain greater height in the sight of our Lord,Muslims are of different categories in the sight of Allah,
At level one,we are all Muslims,the state of submission to Allah and His messenger and fulfilling the five pillars of Islam. But this isn't enough....
At second stage:here,Muslim advance to MU'MIN(one who belief) and iman has penetrated the heart at a more deeper spiritual level.He or she is always striving to develop both the inner and outer deeds.
A Muslim could be in a state of Islam(Muslim) but not her in a state of Imaan(MU'MIN).
Allah (SWT) says The Bediurins say"we have believed ",say(O Muhammad)" You have not yet believed,, say instead, we have submitted "for faith has not yet entered your hearts.(Suratul Al Hujurat,14)
All Muslims should not feel relaxed on being just a Muslim, this is because it is only the MU'MIN that Allah has assured of success. Allah is referring to the believers in Suratul mu'minun that"who will inherit Al firdaus,they will abide therein eternally. (Quran 23,verse 11)
CHARACTERISTICS OF MU'MIN
1.They belief in Unseen:
Do you ever belief in Isra'il wal Miraj
or any other unseen thinds Allah and prophet Muhammad(SAW) told us about?
It is not a character of a MU'MIN to say that he or she only belief in what he or she sees especially matters relating to Deen.
2.They adhere strictly to Allah' commandments:
MU'MIN always abide by the commandments given to them by Allah and prophets regardless of the situations the injunctions met them.
3.Guard against the forbidden;
In any conditions, MU'MIN tries as much as they could to stay away from unlawful things.Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said in Hadith Bukhari " verily, every kings has a sanction, and the sanction of Allah is His prohibition.
4.Show humility and mercy to people;
The best example is our dear propjet Muhammad (SAW),Many people embrace Islam through His good conduct.Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said"He is not o e of us,the one who is not merciful to the Young and respectful to the elderly(Tirmidhi)
5.Unshakable trust in God;
Allah (SWT) said,"the true believers are those whose hearts tremble when God is mentioned and when His revelations are recited to them,their faith is strengthened, and they trust in their Lord.
6.Endure trials with patience;
These tests comes in form of trials. Allah (SWT)said"O you who believe, seek help in patience and As salat(prayer).Truly, Allah is with the patient ones.
7.Excellence as a principle;
Shadad ibn Was said the messenger of Allah (SAW) said"verily, Allah has prescribed excellent in everything, if you have to kill, then kill in the best manner, if you have to slaughter,then slaughter in the best manner, let one of you sharpen his knife so his animal is spared of suffering.
8.No compromise on justice;
Allah (SWT) said " O you who believe, standout firmly for justice, as witness to Allah even though it 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 list (of your hearts),lest you nay avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it,verily, Allah is Ever well acquainted with what you do.
(Quran 4 verse 135
MAY ALMIGHTY ALLAH ACCEPT ALL OUR EFFORT IN THIS DEEN OF ISLAM.