07 September 2014

Simplicity (in life) is part of Faith

Simplicity (in life) is part of Faith

Abu Umamah bin Tha`labah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Companions of Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) mentioned the life of the world before him. He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, 
Do you not hear? Do you not hear? 
Simplicity (in life) is part of Faith, simplicity is part of Faith.
[Abu Dawud]
Commentary: This Hadith invites our attention to a simple way of living - ordinary dress and simple and non-rich food - and discourages us from being habitual of an affected life style - use of costly dress, delicious and rich food and other dainties of life. The more a man shuns the trappings and accessories of life, the better engaged will he be in being readied for the Hereafter. The increased degree of his involvement in worldly comforts and luxuries will keep decreasing his concern for the accountability of future life. We may keep it in mind that simplicity does not mean escape from cleanliness. Because cleanliness is in itself half the Faith. How can a believer ignore purity and cleanliness? 

Ref.: Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen # 517.

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Adopt politeness!
Politeness is part of the attitude of the believers, 
and it is lowering the wing of humility to people, speaking gently, and not speaking harshly to them, 
which are among the best means of creating harmony.

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