Being the True believer of Allah is the ultimate success of a Muslim in this world and Hereafter. Now are you wondering that what does it mean being the True Believer of Allah. Indeed the definition of a true believer is given by Allah in Qur’an and displayed through the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
Let’s have a look how the True Slave of Allah is being defined in Qur’an.
‘Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred: the wealth that you have gained: the commerce in which you fear decline: or the dwellings in which you delight- are dearer to you than Allah, or his messenger, or the striving in His cause- the wait until Allah brings about His Decision …’ [Surah Al Tawbah: Ayah 24]
From the above verse we get to know that for a true believer the Love of Allah and His Messenger Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) should be on highest level than for anything else in the world. The Love and Commands of Allah should be important than any other love like for Children, Business or any other worldly matter.
Love only for Allah and Muhammad(PBUH):
In another verse given that Love, like obedience, should only be for Allah and His Messenger (PBUH), and for the sake of earning Allah’s pleasure:
‘But it is more fitting that they should please Allah and His Messenger’[Surah Al Tawbah: Ayah 62]
Also one should be contented with What is Given by Allah and Commanded by Allah and Prophet (PBUH):
‘If only they had been content with what Allah and His Messenger gave them …’ [Surah Al Tawbah: Ayah 59]
Worship (ibadah) and the things that are connected to it, such as complete fear and trust, and so on, can only be for Allah alone, as He says:
Say (O Muhammad): “O People of the Book (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah.” Then if they turn away, say: “Bear witness that we are Muslims.” [SurahAl Imran: Ayah 64]
A true Believer has a contented Heart. So Believer should be contented Grateful and say :
“sufficient unto us is Allah! Allah and His Messenger will soon give us of His bounty: to Allah do we turn our hopes!” (That would have been the right course.) [Surah Al Tawbah: Ayah 59]
In another verse:
“So take what the Messenger assigns to you, and deny yourselves that which he withholds from you.” [Surah Al Hashr: Ayah 7]
Faith in Allah:
The Faith (Imaan) of a Beleiver is tested through Trials but A the Believer should not be loosened in His Trust in Allah and in every time of Hardship he should ask for Help and comfort from Allah as Allah says:
Those (the believers) un to whom the people (the hypocrites) said: “Verily, the people (the pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore fear them.” But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: Allah (alone) is sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).”[Surah Al Imran : Ayah 173]
O Prophet! Allah is sufficient for you and for the believers who follow you.”[Surah Al Anfal: Ayah 64]
Also in another verse:
Is not Allah Sufficient for His slave? … [Surah Al Zumar: Ayah 36]
So let’s summarize the precise definition on a True Believer from Qur’an.
A true believer is who:
- That Love Allah and Prophet (PBUH) more than anything and Love other for the Sake of Allah.
- Someone has submitted and humbled himself to Allah alone.
- Those have all hopes from Allah and Trust Him and ask Him for help in every time of Hardship.
May Allah give us strength to follow the right path and to become a True Believer. Ameen