Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are fierce to the unbelievers, merciful to one another. (Surat al-Fath, 29)
Muslims have seen many wars, suffered difficult conditions and unhesitatingly risked their own lives over the course of the last 1400 years. The reason is that Muslims have a strong desire to gain Allah’s (God’s) approval, look at all events with an eye to eventual recompense and wholeheartedly want Paradise to be their eternal abode in the Hereafter. Believers who display a complete submission to destiny never despair or feel afflicted under any circumstances. They are always at ease and content with Allah.
In addition to having an active and strong character, Muslims are also highly genuine and compassionate toward one another. They protect one another, watch out for one another’s needs and place them before their own wishes. Since they abide by Allah’s commandment, they are always secure and at peace.