14 unique qualities of a strong believer.
The Dignity of a Strong Believer :
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “A strong believer is better than a weak believer and dearer to Allaah. And there is good in everything. So strive to attain what is best for you, and seek God’s help. Do not show weakness. But if any of your work is harmed, do not say, “If I had done it this way, I would have done it.” Rather, say, “This is what Allah has ordained for you. And he does what he wants. ” Because the word ‘if’ paves the way for Satan’s work. ”[Muslim, Mishkat H / 5298]
From this hadith it is understood that believers are not equal in terms of faith. There is a difference between them. But the strong believers are better and dearer to Allah. But even the weak believers are not deprived of welfare.
Then we need to know who are the strong believers? What are their qualities and characteristics? Knowing these, we too can acquire all those qualities and become part of the beloved believers of Allah. May Allah grant Tawfiq. Amen.
Attributes of a strong believer :
The following is a brief discussion of the 14 unique qualities of a strong believer:
- Strong faith
- Acquiring knowledge of religion
- Patience or endurance
- Anger control
- To have ambition
- To be energetic.
- To try to correct themselves as well as others.
- To benefit people
- Strong thinking and skillful planning
- Fearless for truth and justice
- The heart of a strong believer is full of love, kindness, and compassion.
- Admit the mistake
1 ) Strong faith :
A strong believer means one who has unwavering faith and belief. He is satisfied with Allah as Lord, Islam as Deen, and Muhammad as Prophet. He has such a firm belief in Allah and His Messenger that he is not weakened by any doubt or error. He is confident in his values and principles – which is why the storm of doubt and suspicion cannot shake him or the currents of evil instinct and lust cannot float him.
2) the religion of knowledge gained to :
One of the qualities of a strong believer is that he is eager to acquire knowledge of the religion. Because it is not possible to be a true strong believer without knowledge. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “ Say: Those who know and those who do not know; Can they be equal? [ Surah Jumar: 9 ]
The answer is, never. Rather, he to whom Allah has given knowledge along with faith is undoubtedly advanced in terms of dignity. As Allah says, “ Allah will raise those of you who have believed and those who have been given knowledge to a higher level. [ Surah Al-Mujadilah: 11 ]
He added, ” Only the wise among God’s servants fear Him. [ Surah Fatir: 28 ]
Since the Prophets were the strongest believers among the believers, the Rabbani scholars who inherited the knowledge they left behind are also stronger believers than others. Because of the knowledge, they have gained about Allah, others have not been able to do it. And that is why only the scholars fear Allah the most.
3 ) patient or a patient contain :
One of the virtues of strong believers is that they are extremely patient. In fact, only strong-willed and mentally strong people are entitled to this feature. As Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Be patient in the face of adversity. Surely it is a matter of determination. [ Surah Luqman: 17 ]
The weak, on the other hand, are impatient and restless. When they are in danger, they lose their faith.
The strong believer interacts with people socially and shows patience when people hurt him. Only a strong believer can move with him in this situation with patience. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “ A believer who rises up with people and is patient with them when they are harmed will be more rewarded than a believer who does not get up with people and is not patient when they are harmed. [Ibn Majah, Sahih-Albani, H / 3273]
Patient or the patient in three cases there. E.g. :
- A) Patience in worship or obedience to Allah.
- B) Patience in avoiding disobedience to God or wickedness.
- C) Patience in various events of life-accidents, disasters, and misfortunes.
4 ) Anger control :
The strong believer controls his anger. He never gets angry for personal gain. He forgives even if he has the power to take revenge if someone does injustice to him.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) described the person who controls anger as a ‘true hero’. Rather the real hero, who controls himself in times of anger. [Bukhari and Muslim]
However, it is an admirable quality to feel anger when one’s law is violated or when one sees wrongdoing. This anger is very important to prevent injustice, corruption, and wickedness. Which existed in the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
5 ) ambition to :
The strong believer nurtures ambition in the heart. His dream is very high. His goal is far away. He wants to wear the victory crown in the competition of the Hereafter. So he rushed at the call of Allah for forgiveness and Paradise. Allah says ( interpretation of the meaning): “ And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and to Paradise, the boundary of which is the heavens and the earth. Which is made for the righteous. [ Surah Al ‘Imran: 133 ]
It is not possible to win this competition without a strong faith. This requires a lot of sacrifices. There is a lot of hard work and effort. Such as performing ablution in winter night and going to Fajr prayer, reciting Qur’an at night, tahajjud prayer, supererogatory fast, helping helpless people in spite of their lack, staying in the path of religion by suppressing evil instincts, sacrificing one’s life and property in jihad in the way of Allah.
An example of ambition is to pray to Allah for the highest Paradise. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught: “ When you ask Allah for Paradise, you will ask for Paradise. Because, that is, the best and the best paradise. On this Paradise is the Throne of Allah, the Most Merciful. From it the canals of Paradise flow. [Sahih Bukhari 2790,7423]
6 ) pushing the :
One of the best qualities of a strong believer is that his heart is full of zeal. He never gives a chance to laziness. Because to give shelter to laziness means to surrender oneself to Satan. The destruction of one who surrenders himself to Satan is inevitable.
Overall, the vices of inefficiency, laziness, cowardice, etc. are obstacles to human progress. That is why the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sought refuge with Allaah from all these faults and taught his ummah to seek refuge.
Anas Ra. It is narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to say: “ O Allah! I seek refuge in You from depression and anxiety, from incapacity and laziness, from cowardice and stinginess, from the burden of debt and the predominance of man (being its victim). [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 6369]
7) In addition to self- correction, there are attempts to correct others :
The strong believer does not consider his own correction enough. Rather, he uses the power and abilities that God has given him to the fullest and begins to correct others. Abu Saeed Khudri. Narrated from: He said: I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say: “ When one of you sees something bad happening, let him change it with his hand. If he is not able to do so, then he should change his face (protest with his mouth). Even if you don’t have this ability, in your heart (hate and plan for a change). And this is the weakest level of faith. ”[Sahih Muslim]
This hadith mentions three levels of resistance to injustice. Undoubtedly, the first of these three levels is better to change by hand or by force than the next two levels. But it depends on strength and ability. That is, if someone has enough strength and ability to prevent injustice, he will use it to change injustice. And this is the characteristic of a strong believer.
8 ) To help other for sake of Allah :
Abu Huraira. To be described. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The best person is the one who benefits the most people. ”[Silsila Sahihah, Hasan]
One of the characteristics of a strong believer is that he not only thinks for his own interests but also contributes to the welfare of the people. He is no longer like ten people. He helps people in danger, illuminates the darkness, enlightens the ignorant, serves the sick, helps with counseling if anyone asks for advice, protects the oppressed, comforts the distressed, illuminates the light of hope in the darkness of despair. He rushed to benefit the people by his own talent, ability, money and labor. This is the identity of a strong believer.
Abu Bakr ( ra ): Our motivation : Abu Huraira ra. To be described. He said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, asked, ‘Who among you is fasting today?’
Abu Bakr (ra): I.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Who among you has attended the janaza today?
Abu Bakr (ra): I.
Prophet (peace be upon him): Who among you has given food to the helpless today?
Abu Bakr (ra): I.
Prophet (peace be upon him): Who among you has taken care of the patient today?
Abu Bakr (ra): I.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever combines these qualities will enter Paradise.” (Saheeh Muslim / 1028)
9 ) Health :
The way a healthy, strong person can do the work of religion and the world is never possible by a weak and sick person. That is why the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), the most powerful believer in the world, used to pray for good health, treat illnesses, and encourage people to seek treatment. Not only that, Robang himself used to prescribe diseases.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Most people are unaware and deceived about the two blessings. Those two are wellness and leisure time. ”[Sahihul Bukhari 5/2357]
Physical strength is one of the best blessings of Allah . That is why the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to appreciate these five invaluable resources before losing them. He said, ” Before the five things come, evaluate them as invaluable assets of gold:
- (1) Life before death.
- (2) Recovery before becoming ill.
- (3) Before spare time comes busy.
- (4) Youth before old age and
- (5) Affluence before poverty. ”
[Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah Volume 7, Chapter 8 128 Page. Allama Albani said that the hadith is saheeh. Dr. Sahihul Jame, Hadith No. 1077]
The strong believer takes care of the food, drink, sleep, rest, etc. that his body needs. He thinks that physical well-being and physical strength will help him in worship, religious activities, as well as earning halal money and contributing to human welfare. In general, he considers physical strength and well-being as a means to contribute to the good work of religion and the world.
10 ) Strong thinking and skillful planning :
One of the qualities of a strong believer is that his thoughts, messages, statements, decisions, arguments, judgments, etc. are all strong and subtle. He is strong, skillful, and diligent in all aspects of worship and deeds. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “ And put your trust in Allah when you will. Surely Allah loves those who trust. [ Surah Al ‘Imran: 159 ]
Allah also loves strong work. Ummul Muminin Ayesha Ra. It is narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “ Surely Allah likes that one of you should do something firmly. [Sahihul Jame, H / 1880, Hasan]
11 ) Fearless for truth and justice :
The believer is fearless in favor of truth, justice, and honesty. In this case, he does not care about critical criticism. Spat is tough against cancellation. He is honest and kind. Does not indulge in flattery and deceit. In the direction of the rain, the umbrella does not hold, but the courage to walk against the storm.
These are the brave people who stand up against injustice, misdeeds, and neglect of the society. As Ibrahim A., the father of the Muslim nation stood up. As the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and his brave Companions stood up.
12 ) Self- esteem and clean heart :
The strong believer is self-respecting and possesses a pure heart. He is not arrogant but modesty and humility adorn his character. He is not greedy or greedy. He does not have a low character. Even if he needs money, his self-esteem does not make him greedy. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “ Those who are freed from the desires of the heart are successful. [ Surah Al-Hashr: 9 ]
13 ) Strong believer ‘s heart is love, kindness, and compassion – compassion is full.
He deserves a grateful heart. He does not hate anyone for personal reasons, but if he loves or hates someone, it is centered on Allah alone.
14 ) Admitting wrong :
One of the virtues of a strong believer is that he admits when he is wrong. Corrects mistakes. He does not transgress the limits set by God. This is the quality of respected people.
Signs of strong faith:
- What Allah and His Messenger love are to prioritize one’s needs, tastes, and love.
- Sacrificing one’s life, property, and possessions for the sake of Allah.
- To love those whom Allah and His Messenger love, and to hate those whom they hate.
- To be satisfied with the destiny and the judgment of Allah and not to be upset and frustrated no matter what the danger may be.
- Spontaneous worship of God and abstaining from wickedness.
- To feel contentment and spirits in the mind during the remembrance of Allah. Allah says, “ Those who believe and whose hearts are at peace with the remembrance of Allah; Know that the remembrance of Allah brings peace to the hearts. [ Surah Ra’d: 28 ]
He added, ” Those who believe are such that when the name of Allah is mentioned, their hearts become frightened. And when its verses are recited to them, their faith increases, and they rely on their Lord. [ Surah Anfal: 2 ]
- Joy in good deeds and instability in sinful deeds. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “A believer is a person whose heart rejoices in good deeds and suffers in sinful deeds. [Sahihul Jame, H / 6294, Sahih]
I pray to the Almighty Allah to grant us the tawfiq of gaining faith in which He is pleased. May he transform our weaknesses into strengths, redeem our shortcomings, and forgive our sins. Surely He is the Mighty, the Merciful, the Forgiving, the Forgiving.