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The Islamic Bulletin
Volume I No. 1
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eachings of
Morals and Good Manners
Truthfulness and Justice
The Holy Prophet Mohamed (pbuh) has said: “My Ummah
will keep flourishing as long as it retains the following three
characteristics - (1) they speak the truth when they talk; (2)
they administer justice when they decide the affairs of the
people; and (3) they are merciful on weaklings when request
for a mercy is made.” (All agreed - Abu Ya’la)
The Holy Prophet Mohamed (pbuh) has said: “No deed of a
man will be of any avail if he does not possess the following
three characteristics - (1) he does not indulge in sexual im-
morality; (2) he forbears if some foolhard attacks him; (3) he
deals with people gentlemanly.” (Tabarani)
Trustfulness Trustworthiness vs. Falsehood, and Breach of
Hadrat Abdullah bin Masud (raa) has reported the Holy
Prophet (pbuh) saying, “Adhere to truth, for truth leads to
good deeds and good deeds lead to Paradise. If a man con-
tinues to speak the truth and makes truth his object, he will
be recorded in Allah’s presence as eminently truthful. Avoid
falsehood, for falsehood lead to wickedness and the wicked-
ness leads to Hell; and if a man continues to speak falsehood
and makes falsehood his object, he will be recorded in Allah’s
presence as a great liar. (Bukhari - Muslim - Mishkat)
Hadrat Abu Hurairah (raa) has reported the Holy Prophet
(pbuh) as saying, “Shall I not guide you to something for
which Allah blots out sins and raises men’s ranks?” When his
hearers expressed their desire that he should tell them he said,
“Performing complete ablution although circumstances make
it difficult, traveling far to mosques, and looking expectantly
to the next time of prayer after the prayers have been said.
That is the defense of the frontier.”
Note: ‘Defense and the Frontier’ are meant in spiritual sense,
as a defense against infidelity and wrongdoing. (Muslim -
Hadrat Ibn Abbas (raa) has related that the Holy Prophet
(saw) said, “There are four things such that if one gets them
one gets the good of this world as well as of the hereafter.
These things are: (1) a heart that is thankful, (2) a tongue that
remembers Allah constantly, (3) a person who is patient in the
face of hardships and (4) a wife who does not willingly misap-
propriate her husband’s trust and his belongings as well as her
body. (Baihaqi - Muslim)
A human mind is never blank. Sometimes conditions are
agreeable and at other times disagreeable. In the former case,
he has been advised to be thankful, while in the latter, he
should be patient. It means that thankfulness and patience are
to be the regular features of a man’s everyday life. Never forget
this aspect of human life and then see for yourself how peace-
ful your life becomes.
Hadrat Abu Hurairah (raa) has reported the Holy Prophet
(SAW)as saying, “When one of you looks at someone who is
superior to him in property and appearance, he should also
look at someone who is inferior to him.” (Bukhari and Mus-
A version by Muslim states, “Look at those who are less
fortunate than yourself and do not look at others whom you
think are superior to you, for that is more liable to keep you
from despising Allah’s favor to you.” Hadrat Suhaib (raa) has
reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said, “It is remarkable that
everything turns out well for a believer while that applies only
to a believer. If happiness befalls him, he thanks and it turns
out well for him; and if misfortune befalls him, he shows en-
durance and it turns out well for him.” (Muslim)
Contentment and Self Satisfaction