Cloak of a true believer

February 17, 2009 at 12:51 pm 6 comments

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Hadrat Muadh bin Anas (r.a.) reported: ‘The Messenger of Allah (saws) said, “Whoever gives up wearing elegant and expensive garments out of humbleness, when he can do so, Allah will call him on the Day of Resurrection and before all the creations, He will give him the choice to wear whichever garment of ‘Iman’ he would like to wear.”
Related by At-Tirmidhi.
 
Commentary:
The cloak of a true believer who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day should be modesty and humility.  If one gives up the wearing of elegant or expensive clothes (or indulging in extravagance and luxury) when one has the ability to do so, Allah Subhanah will bestow honor on such a believer in front of all creation on the Day of Resurrection.

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  • 1. nadia  |  February 17, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Modesty and humility – both of these are seriously lacking amongst the Ummah. These are the virtues meant to promote equality among us and keep us from looking down on others.

    ~Absolutely 🙂

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  • 2. Wakas Mir  |  February 17, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    So nice bro.. modesty always rules and the best one can do 🙂

    Reply
  • 3. Niyaz  |  February 17, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    gud reminder for everyone bro , thnks for the post !!

    Reply
  • 4. Haleem  |  February 18, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Hadith quite helpful for those of us who import Bangladeshi clothes and sell it here in Canada – clothes are cheap and definitely not arrogant! 😀

    Although I have to say this Hadith should be taken in context of another hadith where the Prophet said “if Allah has given you favours let Him see the signs of His blessings on you.”

    There has to be a balance.

    ~ SubhanAllah!

    Reply
  • 5. UTP  |  February 20, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Great post…thanks…

    ~ Welcome to my blog 🙂

    Reply
  • 6. Sidhusaaheb  |  February 21, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Unfortunately, those who are modest and humble are termed as under-confident, especially in the corporate world of today and are not preferred as employees.

    ~Yeah, that’s a bitter truth 😦

    Reply

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