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  • 2/25/2007

FRUITS OF FAITH

This sublime belief which included those great principles bears numerous and useful types of fruits for whoever believes in it.

A) VIRTUES OF BELIEF IN ALLAH

Belief in Allah, His names and his Attributes instills in the individual Allah’s love and his glorification that result in carrying out Allah’s instructions and avoiding His proscriptions which are the means of achieving ultimate happiness in this life and the Hereafter for the individual as well as the society.

Whoever works righteousness – whether male or female – while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter).

(16:97)

B) VIRTUES OF BELIEF IN THE ANGELS

Firstly, appreciating the dignity of Allah, his Might and His Sovereignty.

Secondly, gratitude to Allah, because he puts some of the angels in charge of His servants, recording their deeds and other things that benefit them.

Thirdly, love and admiration for the angels because of what they are doing, namely, worshiping Allah in the best possible manner and praying for the believers.

C) VIRTUES OF BELIEF IN THE BOOKS

Firstly, appreciating Allah's mercy and care for his people in that He sent down a Book to every nation for their guidance.

Secondly, appreciating Allah's Wisdom because He revealed in these Books to every nation what suit them, the glorious Qur'an is the final among these Books and it is suitable to all people at all times until the Day of judgement.

Thirdly, showing gratitude for Allah's mercy in revealing these Books.

D) VIRTUES OF BELIEF IN MESSENGERS

Firstly, appreciating Allah's mercy and care for His people for sending them those great Messengers to guide them to the straight Path.

Secondly, thanking Allah for this great favor.

Thirdly, loving and respecting the Prophets and praising them in what they deserve because they are Allah's Messengers and His choice among His people. They worshipped Allah according to the best of their ability, conveyed His message to mankind, gave sincere advice to them and bore harm patiently whatever harm they received.

E) VIRTUES OF BELIEF IN THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT

Firstly, endeavor to obey Allah to get the reward of that day and to avoid His disobedience for fear of His punishment.

Secondly, a consolation for the believer for whatever he misses of worldly enjoyment by what he hopes to gain of blessings and reward of the Hereafter.

F) VIRTUES OF BELIEF IN FATE AND DIVINE DECREE

Firstly, dependence on Allah when doing any action because both the cause and effect are the result of Allah's decree.

Secondly, ease of mind and comfort because when the individual knows that everything is by Allah's decree and that mishaps are going to take place anyway, his soul will be at ease and his heart will be satisfied with Allah's decree. No one has more comfortable life, worry-free soul, and stronger confidence than a believer in Fate.

Thirdly, freedom from arrogance when a goal is achieved because this is a blessing from Allah through what He decreed of the cause of good and success. The individual should thank Allah for that and free himself from arrogance.

Fourthly, freedom from worry and boredom in case of failure or mishap because that is by Allah's decree who possesses the Heavens and the Earth. Since that is going to happen anyway, the individual should be patient and hope for the reward from Allah.

Allah points to the last two virtues by the following verse

No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but it is inscribed in the Book of Decrees (Al_Lauh Al-Mahfuz) before We bring it into existence. Verily, that is easy for Allah.

In order that you may not grieve at the things that you fail to get, nor rejoice over that which has been given to you. And Allah likes not prideful boasters.

(57:22-23)

We pray to Allah, the Exalted, to reward us for this belief, to realize for us its fruits, to increase our blessings, to keep us on the Right Path to which He has guided us, and to bestow on us a blessing from Him, He is indeed the Giver. Praise and gratitude be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds and peace and blessings be on the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h), his family, his Companions, and those who rightly follow them.

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