Saturday, October 30, 2010

What is Righteousness?

Allah says in Surah al-Baqarah, ayah 177:
It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, and each and every act of obedience to Allah, etc.) that you turn your faces towards east and (or) west (in prayers); but Al-Birr is (the quality of) the one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, the Prophets and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to Al-Masakin (the poor), and to the wayfarer, and to those who ask, and to set slaves free, performs As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and gives the Zakat, and who fulfill their covenant when they make it, and who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.) in extreme poverty and ailment (disease) and at the time of fighting (during the battles). Such are the people of the truth and they are Al-Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2).

May we learn from this and attain righteousness, ameen.

4 comments:

Nadia said...

Salam aleikum,
your post was a good reminder for all of us on how to behave, and it also reminds me that the Holy Qur'an is the eternal source of wisdom to follow and live by. Ameen to oyur prayer, sister!

Seeker Of Jannah said...

Alhamdulillah, it's a reminder for me too. I love that fact that there's so much to learn from the book of Allah, even in the shortest of verses, subhanAllah.

JazakiAllah Khair for commenting sister Nadia. :)

Little Auntie said...

Wow, I was just answering this question but I totally forgot to put that ayah. It is such a profound ayah. Jazaki Allah for sharing :)

Seeker Of Jannah said...

Wa iyakki sister Little Auntie. ^_^

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