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Chapter 71
ﻦﻴﻨﻣﺆﻤﻠﻟ حﺎﻨﺠﻟا ﺾﻔﺧو ﻊﺿاﻮﺘﻟا بﺎﺑ
Modesty and Courtesy towards the Believers
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"And be kind and humble to the believers who follow you.''
"O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islam), Allah will bring a people
whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers.''
"O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you
may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa
[he is one of the Muttaqun (the pious)].''
"So ascribe not purity to yourselves. He knows best him who fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him [i.e., those
who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious)].''
"And the men on Al-a`raf (the wall) will call unto the men whom they would recognise by their marks,
saying: `Of what benefit to you were your great numbers (and hoards of wealth), and your arrogance (against
Faith)?' Are they those, of whom you swore that Allah would never show them mercy. (Behold! It has been
said to them): `Enter Jannah, no fear shall be on you, nor shall you grieve.'''
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ٍرﺎَﻤِﺣ ِﻦﺑ ِ
ضﺎَﻴِﻋ ﻦﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر لﺎﻗ
ﻰَﺣوَأ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا نِإ
ٍﺪَﺣَأ ﻰﻠﻋ ٌﺪَﺣَأ َﻲِﻐﺒَﻳ ﻻو ، ٍﺪﺣَأ ﻰﻠَﻋ ٌﺪَﺣَأ َﺮَﺨْﻔَﻳ ﻻ ﻰﺘﺣ اﻮُﻌَﺿاﻮَﺗ ْنَأ ﱠﻲﻟِإ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
`Iyad bin Himar (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"Allah has
revealed to me that you should humble yourselves to one another. One should neither hold himself above another
nor transgress against another.''
To treat each other humbly, leniently and lovingly is understood as humility. One, under this
principle, is also required not to despise anybody on the basis of wealth, social distinction and lineage. Moreover,
one should also not adopt an unkind attitude towards others. Besides, if Allah has bestowed honour on somebody, he
is supposed to be grateful to Him, instead of behaving disrespectfully towards people and subjecting them to
unkindness and tyranny.
ْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر نَأ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ةﺮﻳﺮه ﻲﺑأ ْﻦَﻋو
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪ
ٍلﺎﻣ ﻦﻣ ٌﺔَﻗﺪَﺻ ْﺖَﺼَﻘَﻧ ﺎﻣ
ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُﻪَﻌَﻓَر ﱠﻻِإ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟ ٌﺪَﺣَأ َﻊَﺿاَﻮَﺗ ﺎَﻣو ، ًاّﺰِﻋ ﱠﻻِإ ٍﻮﻔَﻌِﺑ ًاﺪﺒَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا داز ﺎﻣو ،
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"Wealth does not
diminish by giving Sadaqah (charity). Allah augments the honour of one who forgives; and one who serves another
seeking the pleasure of Allah, Allah will exalt him in ranks.''
Apparently giving in Sadaqah
decreases wealth, but Allah fairly compensates an almsgiver
by increasing his wealth. Otherwise, he is sure to receive the best recompense in the Hereafter which will make good
his loss. Or, Allah blesses the rest of his wealth in such a way that the sense of loss is removed from his mind. As for
a lenient and humble attitude, it is sometimes mistaken by man for his humiliation. But Messenger of Allah (PBUH)
calls such an impression as erroneous. Indeed, humility increases his honour and dignity. And as regards the
Hereafter, the best reward is bound to accrue to him when he will be blessed with spiritual heights.
لﺎﻗو ﻢِﻬْﻴَﻠَﻋ ﻢﱠﻠَﺴَﻓ ٍنﺎﻴﺒِﺻ ﻰَﻠَﻋ ﱠﺮَﻣ ُﻪﱠﻧَأ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ﺲﻧَأ ﻦﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱡﻲِﺒﱠﻨﻟا نﺎآ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
Anas (May Allah be pleased with him)
passed by some children and greeted them (by saying As-salamu
`alaikum to them). Then he said: The Prophet (PBUH) used to do the same.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
To greet (saying As-salamu `alaikum) small children is an excellent expression of humbleness.
Similarly, a believer is under obligation to greet his wife and children while entering his home, and this will be a
sign of his humbleness as well. Besides, he is also supposed to greet his subordinates, servants and other lowly