by Imam Nur (Noor) Salie
Published on 3 Sep 2013
Signs of a true believer
There are many references and descriptions in verses of the Holy Quran and many statements (Ahadith) from the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) who the true believers are — in our short talk we selected verses from Chapter 23 — verses 1-11.
Contentment is a sign of a true believer. When one is afflicted with catastrophes and shows patience and contentment and does not complain about his sufferings; be sure that he is indeed a true believer.
The virtue of contentment is closely connected with the virtue of putting trust in Allah. When one shows contentment with what he has got and does not foster envy or hatred towards others, he is certain that Allah will not let him down and there is a great reward awaiting him.
Allah’s Contentment with His Servants: Muslims are required to accept Islam and follow its teachings as their way of life. They are commanded by Allah to enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil and bad. In addition, Muslims are to denounce associating others with Allah. Once Muslims fulfill Allah’s commands and obligations, Allah will be satisfied with them and He will bestow His mercy and pleasure upon them here and in the hereafter
(to view this khutbah/lecture in full, please click here): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLbjQtzTpCE