Harun Yahya

Attributes Of Believers In The Qur'an

Believers who are aware of Allah's might and of the fact that He encompasses and controls everything fear Him with reverence. This is a feeling of profound respect filled with admiration for His awesome power and magnificence. They are also aware of their weakness before this supreme power and, as stated in a verse, they 'proclaim His Greatness repeatedly'. (Surat al-Isra, 111)

They remember Allah at every moment of their lives. This is also a natural outcome of their infinite love for Allah... The Qur'an is filled with the sincere words of believers in which they exalt Allah's glory.

How does Allah repay answer this sincerity of believers? Allah commands in one verse:

Remember Me – I will remember you… (Surat al-Baqara, 152)

Believers are mentioned in the Qur'an with a number of particular attributes and descriptive terms. There is no doubt that believers possess numerous attributes that Allah praises and is pleased with. However, we will deal here only with those that are mentioned in the Qur'an when believers are referred to.

Allah has promised those of you who believe and do right actions that He will make them successors in the land as He made those before them successors, and will firmly establish for them their religion with which He is pleased and give them, in place of their fear, security. 'They worship Me, not associating anything with Me.' Any who are disbelievers after that, such people are deviators. (Surat an-Nur, 55)

So set your face firmly towards the Religion, as a pure natural believer, Allah's natural pattern on which He made mankind. There is no changing Allah's creation. That is the true Religion – but most people do not know it. (Surat ar-Rum, 30)

The believers are only those who have believed in Allah and His Messenger and then have had no doubt and have strived with their wealth and themselves in the Way of Allah. They are the ones who are true to their word. (Surat al-Hujurat, 15)

We purified their sincerity through sincere remembrance of the Abode. (Surah Sad, 46)

He said, 'My Lord, because You misled me, I will make things on the earth seem good to them and I will mislead them all, every one of them, except Your servants among them who are sincere.' (Surat al-Hijr, 39-40)

That is the Book, without any doubt. It contains guidance for those who guard against evil. (Surat al-Baqara, 2)

A Messenger has come to you from among yourselves. Your suffering is distressing to him; he is deeply concerned for you; he is gentle and merciful to the believers. (Surat at-Tawba, 128)

And We will remove whatever of ill-feeling is in their breasts; the rivers shall flow beneath them and they shall say: All praise is due to Allah Who guided us to this, and we would not have found the way had it not been that Allah had guided us; certainly the messengers of our Lord brought the truth; and it shall be cried out to them that this is the garden of which you are made heirs for what you did. (Surat al-A'raf, 43)

Those who listen well to what is said and follow the best of it, they are the ones whom Allah has guided, they are the people of intelligence. (Surat az-Zumar, 18)

Before them We put Pharaoh's people to the test when a noble Messenger came to them, saying  'Hand over to me the servants of Allah. I am a trustworthy Messenger to you.' (Surat ad-Dukhan, 17-18)

'Yahya, take hold of the Book with vigour.' We gave him judgement while still a child, and tenderness and purity from Us – he was conscientious – and devotion to his parents – he was not insolent or disobedient. (Surah Maryam, 12-14)

He said, 'I am the servant of Allah, He has given me the Book and made me a Prophet. He has made me blessed wherever I am and directed me to perform prayer and give the welfare tax as long as I live, and to show devotion to my mother. He has not made me insolent or arrogant. (Surah Maryam, 30-32)

Mention Musa in the Book. He was truly sincere and was a Messenger and a Prophet. (Surah Maryam, 51)

Mention Isma'il in the Book. He was true to his promise and was a Messenger and a Prophet. He used to command his people to perform prayer and give the welfare tax and he was pleasing to his Lord. Mention Idris in the Book. He was a true man and a Prophet. We raised him up to a high place. (Surah Maryam, 54-57)

That is the Garden which We will bequeath to those of Our servants who have been pious. (Surah Maryam, 63)

Ibrahim would not have asked forgiveness for his father but for a promise he made to him, and when it became clear to him that he was an enemy of Allah, he renounced him. Ibrahim was tender-hearted and forbearing. (Surat at-Tawba, 114)

He said, 'Musa, I have chosen you over all mankind for My Message and My Word. Take what I have given you and be among the thankful.' (Surat al-A'raf, 144)

Most surely Ibrahim was forbearing, tender-hearted, oft-returning (to Allah). (Surah Hud, 75)

So be steadfast as the Messengers with firm resolve were also steadfast. And do not seek to hasten it for them. On the Day they see what they were promised, it will be as if they had only tarried for just one hour of a single day. It has been transmitted! Will any be destroyed except for deviant people? (Surat al-Ahqaf, 35)

'Take a bundle of rushes in your hand and strike with that but do not break your oath.'We found him steadfast. What an excellent servant! He truly turned to his Lord. And remember Our servants Ibrahim, Ishaq and Ya'qub, men of true strength and inner sight. We purified their sincerity through sincere remembrance of the Abode. In Our eyes they are among the best of chosen men. Remember Our servants Isma'il, Al-Yasa' and Dhu'l-Kifl; each of them was among the best of men. This is a Reminder. Those who guard against evil will have a good Homecoming. (Surah Sâd, 44-49) 

When the angels said, 'Maryam, your Lord gives you good news of a Word from Him. His name is the Messiah, 'Isa, son of Maryam, of high esteem in this world and the hereafter, and one of those brought near. (Surah Al 'Imran, 45)

Accordingly your Lord will pick you out and teach you the true meaning of events and perfectly fulfil His blessing on you as well as on the family of Ya'qub as He fulfilled it perfectly before upon your forebears, Ibrahim and Ishaq. Most certainly your Lord is Knowing, Wise.' (Surah Yusuf, 6)

You who believe! If any of you renounce your religion, Allah will bring forward a people whom He loves and who love Him, humble to the believers, fierce to the disbelievers, who strive in the Way of Allah and do not fear the blame of any censurer. That is the unbounded favour of Allah which He gives to whoever He wills. Allah is Boundless, All-Knowing. (Surat al-Ma'ida, 54)

Those who believe in Allah and His Messengers –such people are the truly sincere –and the martyrs who are with their Lord will receive their wages and their light. But those who are disbelievers and deny Our Signs, will be Companions of the Blazing Fire. (Surat al-Hadid, 19)

The Prophet has closer ties to the believers than their own selves, and his wives are their mothers. But blood-relations have closer ties to one another in the Book of Allah than the believers and emigrants. All the same you should act correctly by your friends; that is inscribed in the Book. (Surat al-Ahzab, 6)

Then (as to) the companions of the right hand; how happy are the companions of the right hand! And (as to) the companions of the left hand; how wretched are the companions of the left hand! And the foremost are the foremost, These are they who are drawn nigh (to Allah). (Surat al-Waq'ia, 8-11)

And the companions of the right hand; how happy are the companions of the right hand! (Surat al-Waq'ia, 27)

Among the believers there are men who have been true to the contract they made with Allah. Some of them have fulfilled their pact by death and some are still waiting to do so, not having changed in any way at all. So that Allah might recompense the truthful for their truthfulness and punish the hypocrites, if He wills, or turn towards them. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat al-Ahzab, 23-24)

Say to the desert Arabs who lagged behind: "Ye shall be summoned (to fight) against a people given to vehement war: then shall ye fight, or they shall submit. Then if ye show obedience, Allah will grant you a goodly reward, but if ye turn back as ye did before, He will punish you with a grievous Penalty." (Surat al-Fath, 16)

Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are fierce to the disbelievers, merciful to one another. You see them bowing and prostrating, seeking Allah's good favour and His pleasure. Their mark is on their faces, the traces of prostration. That is their likeness in the Torah. And their likeness in the Injil is that of a seed which puts up a shoot and makes it strong so that it thickens and grows up straight upon its stalk, filling the sowers with delight – so that by them He may infuriate the disbelievers. Allah has promised those of them who believe and do right actions forgiveness and an immense reward. (Surat al-Fath, 29)

Like panicked donkeys fleeing from a lion? (Surat al-Muddaththir, 50-51)

... that this is the word of a noble Messenger. (Surat al-Haqqa, 40)

Be steadfast in the face of what they say and remember Our servant Dawud, who possessed true strength. He truly turned to his Lord. (Surah Sâd, 17)

They said, 'Do not be a       fraid. We bring you the good news of a boy of great knowledge.' (Surat al-Hijr, 53)

And We have not sent you but as a giver of good news and as a warner. (Surat al-Furqan, 56)

Ibrahim was neither a Jew nor a Christian. but a man of pure natural belief – a Muslim. He was not one of the idolaters. (Surah Al 'Imran, 67)

You are the best nation ever to be produced before mankind. You enjoin the right, forbid the wrong and believe in Allah. If the People of the Book were to believe, it would be better for them. Some of them are believers but most of them are deviators. (Surah Al 'Imran, 110)

And We made a people, considered weak (and of no account), inheritors of lands in both east and west, - lands whereon We sent down Our blessings. The fair promise of thy Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel, because they had patience and constancy, and We levelled to the ground the great works and fine buildings which Pharaoh and his people erected (with such pride).(Surat al-A'raf, 137)

He said, 'Musa, I have chosen you over all mankind for My Message and My Word. Take what I have given you and be among the thankful.' (Surat al-A'raf, 144)

You who believe! Do not be like those who abused Musa. Allah absolved him of what they said and he was highly honoured with Allah. (Surat al-Ahzab, 69)

... except to those who come to Allah with sound and flawless hearts.' (Surat ash-Shu'ara, 89)

... when he came to his Lord with an unblemished heart... (Surat as-Saffat, 84) The truly good will be in perfect Bliss. (Surat al-Infitar, 13)

On the Day it comes, no self will speak except by His permission. Some of them will be wretched and others glad. (Surah Hud, 105)

But those who believe and do right actions –they are the best of creatures. (Surat al-Bayyina, 7)

... "Allah gives you the good news of Yahya verifying a Word from Allah, and honorable and chaste and a prophet from among the good ones. (Surah Al 'Imran, 39)


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