What is Islam ?
Islam is not a new religion, but the same truth that God revealed through all His prophets to every people. For a fifth of the world's population, Islam is both a religion and a complete way of life. Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the majority have nothing to do with the extremely grave events which have come to be associated with their faith.
As-Salāmu `Alaykum wa rahmatu l-lāhi wa barakātuh!
I hope you're fine
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Hurairah reported that the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said:
will cover seven people with His shade, on the Day when there will be no shade
but His: a just ruler, a youth who has grown up in the worship of Allah, a man
whose heart is attached to the mosques, two persons who love each other only
for Allah’s sake and they meet and part in Allah’s cause only, a man who
refuses the call of a beautiful and influential woman for illicit relation with
her and says: I am afraid of Allah, a man who gives charitable gifts so
secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given, and a
person who remembers Allah while he is alone and his eyes are flooded with
all need Allah’s shade. To be under Allah’s shade is to be protected by Him and
be blessed by Him. We need His shade in this life and in the Hereafter. It is
mentioned that the Day of Judgment will be a very hard and difficult Day. On
that day everyone will be worried and will try to find some protection and
shade; but there will be no shade on that Day except the special shade of
Allah. This shade will be granted to seven special types of people:
A just ruler or a just leader: It could be any person who has some authority
and he/she uses this authority with justice and fairness without any favoritism
or prejudice. Justice is the command of Allah for all people; but the most
critical is the doing of justice when one has power and authority. More
difficult is, of course, dealing justly with those who show hate and animosity
towards you. A just person, especially a just leader or ruler, is given number
one place in this list of seven.
A young person growing up in the worship of Allah: Worship of Allah is
good for all people at any age and time; but the worship of Allah from the
tender young age has special blessings. Many people become devoted to Allah
when they grow old. In the old age when the body becomes weak, people start
paying attention to the spirit. However, to be conscious of one’s spirit and
growing up as a youth in the obedience of Allah bring a special honor and
A person whose heart is connected to the Masjid: Literally it says that
the heart is hanging (mu`allaq) in the masjid. Imam Malik explained that it was
a person who when he leaves the musjid, looks forward to coming back again
soon. Normally people’s hearts are attached to their jobs, business and home.
The masjid are not the priority for many people. However, those who love the
House of Allah and keep it as their priority are the blessed people and they
shall receive the special favor of Allah.
Two people loving each other for the sake of Allah: One should be friendly
to all people and deal with all people in a kind and courteous manner. However,
the friendship for the sake of Allah, for the reasons of piety and goodness is
a very blessed friendship. This is a sincere friendship and when two or more
people become attached to each other for Allah’s sake they bring a lot of good
to themselves and to those around them. This is a kind of friendship that
generates goodness in the world and is especially blessed by Allah.
A person of solid moral character: The Prophet gave an example of this solid
character. He said a man tempted for illicit relationship by a woman who is
beautiful and rich, influential or of a prestigious family (the word “mansib”
means all these things in Arabic) and he refuses. Imam Ibn Hajar says that this
is not limited to a man only who is tempted by a woman; it equally applies to a
woman who may be tempted by a man who is very beautiful, powerful and rich and
she refuses and says “I fear Allah.” It requires a lot of moral strength to
refuse temptation when the other partner is attractive, rich, and not only
consenting but persuasive. Those who have such a strong character are indeed
under the protection of Allah.
A person of charity who does not show off his/her charity: A person gives charity
in such a way that even his left hand does not know what his right hand has
done. This is a very powerful and beautiful way to say that a person gives
quietly, discreetly and with sincerity. His/her purpose is not to show off,
seek publicity, name or fame; but only to please Allah. This is the highest
kind of charity and it has a special reward and blessing from Allah.
A person who remembers Allah privately with eyes filled with tears: Thinking of Allah,
repeating His Beautiful Names, thanking Him and praising Him, these are the
ways to remember (dhikr) Allah. Doing the “dhikr” alone in one’s privacy, when
no one is watching, with moving heart and tearful eyes is a sign of sincere
faith and deep love of Allah. Those who have the love of Allah, they are indeed
under His shade and protection.
these seven characters are deeply moral and spiritual characters. They indicate
a person’s faith and sincere commitment. They are related to feeling, thinking,
speaking and action. These are true characters of sincere believers. We pray to
Allah to bless us with these characters and with his shade in this world and
also in the Hereafter. Ameen