THE GOOD MUSLIM IS THE ONE WHO WANTS TO BE THE SOIL, HE IS THE MOST HUMBLE ONE.
Almighty Allah says:
Obey Allah and His Messenger and do not quarrel among yourselves lest you lose heart and your momentum disappear. And be steadfast. Allah is with the steadfast. (Surat al-Anfal, 46)
“...do not quarrel among yourselves lest you lose heart”. So this is in no way acceptable. A MUSLIM HAS TO BE LIKE THE SOIL. HE MUST BE THE MOST HUMBLE ONE. HE MUST NOT TRY TO BE THE HEAD, HE MUST STRIVE TO BE ALWAYS THE FEET. The ambition of trying to be the head is abnormal. It is an ambition pertaining to the lower self. It is not fine. THE MUSLIM WHO HAS THE MOST PIETY, THE BEST OF THE MUSLIMS IS THE ONE WHO WANTS TO BE THE FEET, THE ONE WHO WANTS TO BE THE SERVANT. HE WANTS TO BE THE SOIL. THAT IS WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE. For this reason saying, “I am the leader, I am the best” is not accurate; such desires stem from the lower self. They are wicked ambitions. An ambition for a great reputation does not befit a Muslim. IN ORDER FOR THE LOWER-SELF TO BE DICIPLINED, A PERSON MUST ALWAYS SEE HIS LOWER SELF IN WEAKNESS. HE MUST SURRENDER HIMSELF TO ALLAH. HE MUST LOVE HIS BROTHERS VERY MUCH. HE MUST LOOK WITH COMPASSION. HE MUST EXPERIENCE THE ZEAL OF BEING THEIR SERVANTS. FOR INSTANCE, THERE IS A BIG COMMUNITY; WHEN YOU ENTER THAT COMMUNITY, ENTER THERE LIKE A SERVANT. ONE HAS TO SAY, “SHALL I BRING YOU ANYTHING TO EAT?”, “DO YOU HAVE ANY ORDERS?”. THIS MUST BE HIS ATTITUDE. A MUSLIM DOES NOT TREAT ANOTHER MUSLIM AS IF HE IS A SULTAN. Bediuzzaman says that a Muslim can not assume a teacher-like attitude towards his brother. It is very humiliating for one to consider himself superior to other Muslims, right? A Muslim must be well aware of his weaknesses; he must be aware that he is a poor servant of Allah. He must try to grab every opportunity to serve his Muslim brothers. Otherwise it would cause mischief, fear, conflict and tension, because if you do not admit humbleness and if you grow arrogant, Allah pours down scourges. MAY ALLAH FORBID. BUT IF YOU BECOME MODEST AND HUMBLE, ALLAH GRANTS PEACE AND BLESSINGS. ALLAH BESTOWS HOLY LIGHT UPON YOU. OTHERWISE. ALLAH TAKES AWAY ONE’S BLESSINGS, PEACE, WISDOM AND HOLY LIGHT, MAY ALLAH FORBID. A Muslim must be very meticulous about it.2013-05-13 12:47:45