A person of faith arranges his whole life according to the Holy Quran, and strives to apply carefully from day to day what he has read and learned from its verses. In everything he does from the moment he gets up in the morning till the time he falls asleep at night, he aims to think, speak and act according to the teachings of the Quran. Allah shows us in the Quran that this dedication dominates the whole life of a believer.
Say: “My prayer and my rites, my living and my dying, are for Allah alone, the Lord of all the worlds.” (Surat al-An’am: 162)
At this very moment, as we are reading this article, we can accordingly renew our intentions. From this very moment, we can intend to spend our time, use our opportunities, and put our spiritual and physical powers into use in a much more conscious, attentive and sincere manner.
This is a very different and distinctive state of mind. No doubt, a Muslim spends every moment in compliance with the ethics of the Holy Quran. Such a person is keenly interested in what is happening around him.
He is more vigilant towards duties than anyone else. He is the one that speaks the best words. He is more kind, conciliatory and positive than everyone else. He is full of love and compassion. He notices the needs of people before anyone else and meets them. He always employs a pleasant and peaceful style. He has a very different, positive mood that everyone notices immediately.
No matter what the conditions, believers will not compromise in showing superior behaviour. Their values do not change; they always conform to Allah’s commands and recommendations. They take Allah’s Messenger Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) as their example whom Allah praises in the Quran in these words:
Indeed you are truly great in character (Surat al-Qalam: 4)
There is only one way to remove all the anxiety, battles, wars, hostility, poverty, destitution and anger that fills the world: living according to the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah of Mohammed (PBUH). There is no other way for a person to obtain the happiness, well-being, justice, love and peace that he desires.
By Allah’s will, living according to the teaching of the Quran and the Sunnah will enable people to develop a broad perspective, superior intelligence, the skills to distinguish right from wrong and the ability to consider a matter in depth. These characteristics will ensure that the person who possesses them will live every moment of his life in the ease that comes from these advantages. A person who lives his life in submission to Allah and according to religious teachings will be totally different from other people in how he behaves, sits and walks, in his points of view and how he explains and interprets things, and in the solutions he finds for the problems that confront him.
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