Harun Yahya

Cultivating a humble heart

The love seen amongst Muslims is a feeling that develops naturally due to the faith they have in Allah. It doesn’t depend on material reasons, as Muslims love each other only for Allah’s pleasure. And this sincere love brings with it a deep level of humility, which when combined with love, produces a very strong bond between Muslims. 

Following the morals of the Quran gives one a sublime character; for this reason, Muslims, by adhering to Quran, should set a great example to all people with their behaviour, demeanour, manner and lifestyle. They should be the ones everyone seeks the company of, for their selfless, positive and helping attitude. 

Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) has always set a great example to all Muslims with his admirable character, wisdom, foresight, humble nature, love and compassion. And naturally Muslims would always crave his company as they would feel immediately at peace, serene and safe in his presence. It is therefore crucial for all Muslims to make a constant effort to be more like the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and be a source of peace, comfort and refuge for everyone around them. 

Muslims are the true friends, guardians and protectors of each other. Every Muslim shall approach their Muslim brother or sister with respect, love and affection, willingly sacrifice his own interests for the sake of others. He should always approach with compassion to his brothers and sisters, be forgiving when they make mistakes, try to compensate for their shortcomings in the nicest way possible, and avoid any offensive words and attitudes. Indeed, Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) advised Muslims to be forgiving with his following words: “Show compassion, so that you will be shown compassion. Forgive so that you will be forgiven…” 

Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) advice to believers to love and befriend each other is summarised in his words: ‘Give gifts to each other, love each other…’. Arguments, disagreements, or using differences as a reason for division are behaviours that Muslims should strongly avoid. As long as there is nothing against Quranic moral values, the different understandings and practices between Muslim individuals and communities should be considered as a cultural richness. 

One could easily spot the sublime character of Muslims in their company as wherever they go, the atmosphere transforms into one where the Name of our Lord is praised, and where useful and beneficial conversations are carried out for Allah’s pleasure in an environment of peace, serenity and cleanliness. 

Muslims always speak honestly and sincerely as they strictly avoid dishonest behaviours or words. They stay away from any behaviour that could suggest that they believe their input should be valued the most. The verse “We raise in degrees whom We will, but over every possessor of knowledge is one (more) knowing.” (Surat Yusuf:76)explains perfectly how Muslims know that there can always be someone that knows better and therefore should courteously listen to his brothers and sisters with interest. He should be able to benefit from their words and experiences. This desirable character trait can be obtained only a result of following the Noble Quran. 

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