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Chapter 8
ﺔﻣﺎﻘﺘﺳﻻا بﺎﺑ
Uprightness and Steadfastness
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"So stand (ask Allah to make) you (Muhammad (PBUH)) firm and straight (on the religion of Islamic
Monotheism) as you are commanded...''
"Verily, those who say: `Our Rubb is Allah (Alone),' and then they stand firm, on them the angels will
descend (at the time of their death) (saying): 'Fear not, nor grieve! But receive the glad tidings of Jannah
which you have been promised! We have been your friends in the life of this world and are (so) in the
Hereafter. Therein you shall have (all) that your inner-selves desire, and therein you shall have (all) for which
you ask. An entertainment from (Allah), the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.'''
"Verily, those who say: `Our Rubb is (only) Allah,' and thereafter stand firm and straight (on the Islamic
Faith of Monotheism), on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. Such shall be the dwellers of Jannah,
abiding therein (forever), - a reward for what they used to do.''
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﺪﺒﻋ ِﻦﺑ َنﺎﻴْﻔُﺳ ةﺮْﻤﻋ ﻲﺑأ ﻞﻴﻗو ، وﺮﻤﻋ ﻲﺑأ ْﻦَﻋَو
: ُﺖْﻠُﻗ :
ﻲِﻟ ْﻞُﻗ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر ﺎﻳ
َكﺮْﻴﻏ ًاﺪﺣَأ ﻪْﻨﻋ ُلَﺄْﺳَأ ﻻ ًﻻﻮَﻗ ِمﻼﺳِﻹا ﻲﻓ
. لﺎﻗ :
» ْﻞُﻗ :
ِﻪﱠﻠﻟﺎﺑ ﺖْﻨَﻣﺁ
ْﻢِﻘَﺘْﺳا ﱠﻢُﺛ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
Sufyan bin `Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I said, "O Messenger of Allah, tell me
something of Islam which I will not ask anyone else about it.'' He (PBUH) said,
"Say, `I believe in Allah' and then
be steadfast".
Steadfastness means adhering firmly to the injunctions of Islam, to act upon what is ordained and
avoid what is prohibited, to perform dutifully orders in respect of obligations and what is regarded desirable and
avoid what is unlawful. Faith is not a mere expression of Shahadah. The real Faith is one which is coupled with its
actual practice because practice of religion is in fact the fruit of Faith. A tree which does not bear any fruit, has no
value, similarly; faith becomes meaningless without practice. Steadfastness is the mark of perfect Faith.
ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ةﺮْﻳﺮُه ﻲﺑأ ْﻦﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر لﺎﻗ لﺎﻗ
، اوُوﱢﺪﺳو اﻮُﺑِرﺎَﻗ
ِﻪﻠﻤﻌﺑ ْﻢُﻜْﻨﻣ ٌﺪﺣأ ﻮُﺠْﻨﻳ ْﻦَﻟ ﻪﱠﻧَأ اﻮُﻤَﻠْﻋاو
لﺎﻗ ؟ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮُﺳر ﺎَﻳ ﺖْﻧأ ﻻو
ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﻧﺪﱠﻤَﻐَﺘﻳ ْنأ ﻻإ ﺎَﻧَأ ﻻو
ﻪْﻨﻣ ٍﺔﻤْﺣَﺮﺑ
ٍﻞْﻀﻓَو «
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
َﺮﻴﺼْﻘﺗ ﻻو ﻪﻴﻓ ﱠﻮُﻠﻏ ﻻ يﺬﱠﻟا ُﺪْﺼَﻘْﻟا
. و
» ُداﺪﱠﺴﻟا
و ، ُﺔﺑﺎﺻِﻹاَو ُﺔﻣﺎَﻘﺘْﺳﻻا
ﻲﻧﺮُﺘْﺴَﻳو ﻲﻨُﺴﺒْﻠُﻳ
ُءﺎَﻤَﻠُﻌْﻟا َلﺎﻗ
ِﺔَﻣﺎَﻘﺘﺳﻻا ﻰَﻨﻌﻣ
اﻮُﻟﺎﻗ ، ﻰﻟﺎﻌَﺗ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﺔِﻋﺎَﻃ ُموﺰُﻟ
، ِرﻮُﻣﻷا مﺎﻈﻧ َﻲِهو ،ﻢِﻠﻜْﻟا ِﻊِﻣاﻮﺟ ْﻦِﻣ ﻲِهَو
ﻖﻴﻓﻮﱠﺘﻟا ﻪﱠﻠﻟﺎﺑو
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"Follow the Right
Path of Faith strictly, and be steadfast; and keep in mind that none of you can achieve salvation through his (good)
Someone asked, "Not even you, O Messenger of Allah?'' He (PBUH) said,
"Not even me, unless Allah
grants me His Mercy and Grace".
This Hadith tells us that although the importance of Faith and its practice is beyond any shadow of
doubt, because this is the only way to attain His Favours and Blessings, but one should not entirely depend upon
practice only because any shortcoming
(which one does not even know
) can ruin a good deed. It is, therefore,
essential that we also pray that our good deeds are accepted by Allah and that He grants us His Infinite Mercy and
sincerity because even the greatest noble deed is invalid without it.