Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Branches Of Imaan (Belief)

(In the Name of Allah (SWT), Most Gracious, Most Merciful, all praise and thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the Realms and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger (SAWS) and upon all his family and companions)

One must show association and affection to Quran as this the book that strengthen the Imaan of people. If there are time constraints one can learn live Quran on internet. Imaan (Belief) is the base of Islam. No matter how good you are, how humble your behavior is, how many charity works you do, if you don’t have Imaan, all of these things are just a waste and it will not give you benefits in hereafter.

It was the Imaan that made Hazrat Bilal (RA) so strong that he tolerated all the difficulties and sorrows but didn’t revert from Islam. There are many factors contribute in to Imaan, Modesty is one of them. Following Hadith portrays the importance of Modesty: “the Rasulullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) has said, "Imaan has more than seventy (According to some, ! seventy seven) branches, of which the most important is the recitation of “La ilaha illallah” and the least one is to remove some obstacle (stone, wood, thorn, etc) from the way; and modesty also is a special requisite of Imaan. "

Modesty makes a person keeps away from adultery, dirty talk, nakedness and abusive language. A companion of Rasulullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) says that if you don’t have modesty, you can do everything in the world.