Tuesday, 10 September 2013

How To Become A Better Or Practicing Muslim?

How To Become A Better Or Practicing Muslim?

Bismillah Hir Rehman Ir Raheem
Start In the Name Of Allah The Most Beneficent The Most Merciful

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"If only Allah had guided me, I would have been among the righteous." [39:57]
"Whose hearts are filled with fear when Allah is mentioned; who patiently bear whatever may befall them (of calamities); and who perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and who spend (in Allah's Cause) out of what We have provided them." [22:35]

Many Muslims come across with such questions. This article just gives the advice for the question as the true guidance comes from Allah Alone!

1 - Fear Allah - Yes to become a better Muslims the first thing you need to do is fear Allah. This doesn't mean fearing Him just by words but by your actions too. When you fear Allah and think that He is watching you all the time this might make you think many times before indulging in sinful and Haram activities. Many times in Quran it states of Fearing Allah.!"Indeed, Allah is with those who fear Him and those who are doers of good." [16:128]
"But yes, whoever fulfills his commitment and fears Allah - then indeed, Allah loves those who fear Him." [3:76]
"This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah" [2:2]
One of the verse which states that those people who fear Allah will also fear to follow the footsteps of Satan and seek refugee
"Indeed, those who fear Allah - when an impulse touches them from Satan, they remember [Him] and at once they have insight." [7:201]

2 - Don't Miss Salah [Prayer]
Salah helps and stops you from sins and is a sign of those who are righteous. Quran in many palces stress us to establish prayers
"Who establish prayer and give zakah, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith]" [27:3]
"And those who are patient, seeking the countenance of their Lord, and establish prayer and spend from what We have provided for them secretly and publicly and prevent evil with good - those will have the good consequence of [this] home" [13:22]
The Prophet PBUH said,
“The five daily prayers and Jumu'ah to Jumu'ah is an expiation of the sins committed between those times so long as one is not guilty of major sins.” [Bukhari]

3 - Reading Quran
The second most important thing is reciting Quran even if it is a single page or a verse per day. The Quran states
"By the Qur'an, full of Wisdom" [36:2]
"So when you want to recite the Quran, seek refuge with Allah from Shaitan (Satan), the outcast (the cursed one)." [16:98]
Reading Quran doesn't mean just reading but also acting upon it and preaching others. The Quran says
"And certainly We have explained in this Quran every kind of example, and man is most of all given to contention." [18:54]
"Indeed, this Qur'an guides to that which is most suitable and gives good tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds that they will have a great reward." [17:9]

4 - Follow the Sunnah and Authentic Hadith
Yes it would be very beneficial to us. The sunnah and hadith of Prophet PBUH gives and guides us to the best way of lifestyle. This can be concluded from the below verses of Noble Quran
"And what Allah restored to His Messenger from the people of the towns - it is for Allah and for the Messenger and for [his] near relatives and orphans and the [stranded] traveler - so that it will not be a perpetual distribution among the rich from among you. And whatever the Messenger has given you - take; and what he has forbidden you - refrain from. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is severe in penalty." [59:7]

5 - Be Pateint
This can help one a lot of time. Allah loves those who is patient. The Quran says
"O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient." [2:153]
"And will reward them for what they patiently endured [with] a garden [in Paradise] and silk [garments]." [76:12]
In another verse the Quran says that best outcome is for those who are patient.
"That is from the news of the unseen which We reveal to you, [O Muhammad]. You knew it not, neither you nor your people, before this. So be patient; indeed, the [best] outcome is for the righteous " [11:49]

6 - Do not lie
Yes lying can cause many troubles not for yourself but to other peoples too. Allah says in Quran
"Unquestionably, for Allah is the pure religion. And those who take protectors besides Him [say], "We only worship them that they may bring us nearer to Allah in position." Indeed, Allah will judge between them concerning that over which they differ. Indeed, Allah does not guide he who is a liar and [confirmed] disbeliever" [39:3]
So how can one lie harming and spreading fitna and seek for guidance?

Other good points are:
7- Be good to your parents
8- Never Miss Jummah prayer [For males]
9- Be clean as purity is half of deen
10- Dress modestly
11 - Remember the following hadith, narrated by Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), where the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
"Allah the Almighty says: 'I am as My servant thinks I am . I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assembly better than it. And if he draws near to Me an arm's length, I draw near to him a fathom's length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed."
(Hadith Qudsi; Narrated by Bukhari, Muslim, at-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah)
12- Try not to be alone as Satan mostly whispers when a person is alone
13- Be modest and dress modestly
14- Preach the faith and spread the knowledge to others

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Also See:
:Islam At A Glance
Muslims As Brothers And One Ummah
Hurting Someone Or Abusing Him In Islam
Rights Of Neighbor In Islam
Good Manners In Islam
Oneness Of Allah
Who Is Allah?
How Quran Corrects Bible
Quran Preaches Good | Good Things In Quran
Quran The Book With No Doubt

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