PIETY TOWARDS ALLAH AND LOVINGKINDNESS FOR ALL IS THE GUIDING LIGHT OF ISLAM

By Jamil Ahmed Qasmi

As a human being it is our responsibility to move forward when a person is in distress and in a dangerous problem somewhere on the earth. A true person can never be apathetic in the face of someone's suffering, or pain and anxiety. Imaan in our hearts also helps us to realize that one who believes in Allah (swt) during both happiness and sorrow will be with another believer in their hard times and good times. Their will share their mutual joys and sorrows.

The Prophet (saws) compared all Muslims to one body, saying, "In terms of mutual love, kindness and affection, the whole Muslim society is equivalent to one body. If any particular part of the body becomes ill, it is felt by other organs; Whether it is awake or feverish”(Muslim: 1).

When introducing a Muslim, the Prophet (saws) declared, "A Muslim is a person who protects another Muslim from his hand or tongue. " (Bukhari: 1). Belief and love for people is the criterion of faith. The Prophet (saws) said, without faith you will not enter paradise, without love of one another you will not be a believer. Shall I not tell you something that love may arise among you? Greet one another. (Muslim: 21). Spreading hatred or provoking people is not a momin's job. Prophet (saws) says, 'By Allah! That person is not honest, by God! That person is not honest, by God! That person is not a believer. ”The companion asked," O Allah's Messenger (?), who are they? “He said, "A person whose neighbor is not safe from his evil, is not a believer" (Bukhari: 1).

The whole creation is like a family. The Prophet (saws) said, 'The whole creation is the family of Allah. Therefore, the most beloved of God is the person who behaves well towards his creation” (Shu'u'bl Iman: 1). Since the entire creation is like a family, the creature will be treating others as  family members.

Again, all human beings have a brotherly relationship. For the father of all men is one, Christ was one. Allah Almighty said, O human society! Fear your Lord, Who created you from a single person, and from him who created his mate; and they have spread countless men and women from both of them. (Sura Nisa: 1). The hadith says, "O man! Surely your Lord is one. Your father is one.  All of you are Adam's children. Be careful! There is no superiority over an Arab and a non-Arab has no superiority over an Arab. There is no superiority of the red and handsome person over any black one, and no black one over the other except by piety. Supremacy can only be achieved through taqwa or fear of Allah ”(Musnad Ahmad: 23).

The basic teaching of Islam is to show love and kindness to the Almighty Allah creatures. By showing kindness to the world of creation, special kindness can be obtained from Allah Almighty said of the Prophet (saws) said, "If you show mercy to the helpless people, then the heavens (Allah) will have mercy on you" (Al Hadith).

Almighty Allah has clearly mentioned that the heaven has been prepared for those who fulfill both their duties towards Allah (swt) and spend on their fellow human beings and respond to their provocations with mercy and forgiveness. They do not show their anger towards others. Allah (swt) loves those who are pious.

“Hasten for the forgiveness of your Lord and paradise whose expanse is as wide as that of the heavens and the earth which has been prepared for those who believe in God and his apostles. (This is for those ) who expend both in joy and tribulation, (and) who suppress their anger and for their fellow-men and God loves those who are upright and do good. This is the bounty of God which he bestows on whosoever he pleases and (this is) the bounty of God.”

 Humans are the greatest creation of God in the universe. That is why it is more important to show kindness to people. The person who does not show mercy to the human beings, despite his ability, is deprived of the full mercy of Allah Almighty. The Prophet (saws) said, "Whoever does not show mercy to people, God does not have mercy on him" (Kanzul Amal: 1).  

Allah Almighty says in response to how much grace and love will be shown towards the creation, "Be gracious, as Allah has favored you, and do not seek to cause mischief in the world" (Surah Qasas: 1). Allah (swt) will rescue those who will help people in their misery with their ability.

The Prophet (saws) said, "Whoever solves a believer's earthly affair, Allah will remove many of his troubles on the Day of Judgment. And whoever facilitates a needy person, Allah will make him comfortable in this world and in the Hereafter, and Allah will help the slave who helps his brother. ”(Sahih Muslim).

May Allah Almighty give us taufiq to serve the people in all aspects of our lives. To do this only for the sake of Allah (swt) and not for name or fame is most important. Ameen! Summa Ameen!