A profound respect for Allah is a sign of genuine faith

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A profound respect for Allah, the religion, the Qur’an, our Prophet (saas), the angels and all our spiritual values is an important sign of genuine faith. Allah described in the Qur’an how the prophets and true believers stood in respectful awe of Him and remembered him with awe, how their hearts were softened by fear of Him, and how they came with a sound and pure faith through their profound fear. Therefore, all Muslims must be scrupulous and punctilious when it comes to remembering Allah, in speaking of our Prophet (saas) and all the other prophets, and in discussing religious matters.

Language that is disrespectful of Allah will impose a heavy responsibility in the Hereafter and also have a negative impact on people of weak or no faith who hear it. Every Muslim must carefully avoid talking in any such way.

BELIEVERS’ PROFOUND RESPECT FOR ALLAH

(Believers are) those WHO ARE FILLED WITH THE FEAR of their Lord. (Surat al-Muminun, 57)

(People of intelligence are) those who join what Allah has commanded to be joined and are AFRAID OF THEIR LORD and fear an evil Reckoning. (Surat ar-Rad, 21)

Those who fear their Lord in their most secret thoughts, and WHO HOLD THE HOUR (OF JUDGMENT) IN AWE. (Surat al-Anbiya', 49)

We responded to him and gave him John, restoring for him his wife’s fertility. They outdid one another in good actions, calling out to Us in yearning and in awe, and HUMBLING THEMSELVES TO US. (Surat al-Anbiya', 90)

If We Had sent down this Qur’an onto a mountain, YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN IT HUMBLED, CRUSHED TO PIECES OUT OF FEAR OF ALLAH. We make such examples for people so that hopefully they will reflect. (Surat al-Hashr, 21)

HAS THE TIME NOT ARRIVED FOR THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO BELIEVE TO YIELD to the remembrance of Allah and to the truth He has sent down, so they are not like those who were given the Book before for whom the time seemed over long so that their hearts became hard? Many of them are deviators. (Surat al-Hadid, 16)

(It is) so that you might all believe in Allah and His Messenger and honor Him and RESPECT HIM and glorify Him in the morning and the evening. (Surat al-Fath, 9)

Men and women who are Muslims, men and women who are believers, men and women who are obedient, men and women who are truthful, men and women who are steadfast, MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE HUMBLE, men and women who give charity, men and women who fast, men and women who guard their chastity, men and women who remember Allah much: Allah has prepared forgiveness for them and an immense reward. (Surat al-Ahzab, 35)

Among the people of the Book there are some who believe in Allah and in what has been sent down to you and what was sent down to them, and WHO ARE HUMBLE BEFORE ALLAH. They do not sell Allah’s Signs for a paltry price. Such people will have their reward with their Lord. And Allah is swift at reckoning. Surah Al 'Imran, 199)

Those who speak in a manner that is inappropriate towards Allah and Islam, who foolishly adopt a mocking tone or who behave in such a way as to weaken people’s love and respect for Allah in this world will be able to do none of these things when they are brought into His Presence and will seriously regret their actions.

DENIERS’ AND HYPOCRITES’ FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND SPEECH IN THE PRESENCE OF ALLAH

On that day they will follow the Summoner who has no crookedness in him at all. VOICES WILL BE HUMBLED BEFORE THE ALL-MERCIFUL AND NOTHING BUT A WHISPER WILL BE HEARD. On that Day intercession will not be of any use except for him whom the All-Merciful has authorized and with whose speech He is well pleased. (Surah Ta Ha, 108-109)

You will see them as they are exposed to it, ABJECT IN THEIR ABASEMENT, glancing around them furtively. Those who believe will say, ‘Truly the losers are those who lose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection.’ The wrongdoers are in an everlasting punishment. (Surat ash-Shura, 45)

 ‘Be moderate in your tread and LOWER YOUR VOICE. THE MOST HATEFUL OF VOICES IS THE DONKEY’S BRAY.’ (Surah Luqman, 19)

Therefore, (O Prophet,) turn away from them. The Day that THE CALLER WILL CALL (THEM) TO A TERRIBLE AFFAIR. They will emerge from their graves with DOWNCAST EYES, like swarming locusts, necks outstretched, EYES TRANSFIXED, RUSHING HEADLONG TO THE ONE WHO SUMMONS. The unbelievers will say, ‘This is a pitiless day!’ (Surat al-Qamar, 6-8)

THEIR EYES WILL BE DOWNCAST, darkened by debasement; for they were called on to prostrate when they were in full possession of their faculties. (Surat al-Qalam, 43)

Do not consider Allah to be unaware of what the wrongdoers perpetrate. HE IS MERELY DEFERRING THEM TO A DAY ON WHICH THEIR SIGHT WILL BE TRANSFIXED, rushing headlong–heads back, eyes vacant, hearts hollow. (Surah Ibrahim, 42-43)

ON THE DAY IT COMES, NO SELF WILL SPEAK EXCEPT BY HIS PERMISSION. Some of them will be wretched and others glad. (Surah Hud, 105)

By your Lord, We will collect them and the demons together. THEN WE WILL ASSEMBLE THEM AROUND HELL ON THEIR KNEES. (Surah Maryam, 68)

 


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