Thursday, 7 June 2007

Trust - An Order of Allah

Trust is very important in our daily life. If people trust one another and if they act accordingly, they will live in peace and harmony. If we trust one another but we do not act rightfully, we will create a state of anarchy, a state of confusion and a state of disturbance in society.

Allah SWT has in fact commanded us to put our trust in Him. Allah SWT has demanded from us that we fulfil our trust, and ensure that we indulge in any dealings without ignoring trust. Allah SWT Himself fulfils His Promises, and He has commanded us to fulfil our own promises too.

Allah SWT has instructed us to fulfil our
pledges, our promises and our commitments. Anytime we make a promise, we have to fulfil it in order to be considered among the Believers.

Indeed some of the characteristics of Believers are that - they fulfil their covenants, their promises and their agreements.

Allah SWT announces in the Qur'an:

"Those who faithfully observe their trust, and their covenants, and who strictly guard their prayers, these will be the heirs…" (Surah Al-Mu'minuun)

Let us also point out that our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW was called - "Al-Amin", meaning - "The Trustworthy One". It is knowne and preserved in the Seerah of Rasulullah SAW that he has always fulfilled all of his promises from his childhood until his death. The Prophet Muhammad SAW never betrayed anyone; and he never lied in his life. Rasulullah SAW was the best example to Mankind.

Indeed, we have been informed by our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW, that whoever does not fulfil his promises - does not have faith and does not have religion.

The Prophet Muhammad SAW said:

"There is no faith for the one who has no trust, and there is no religion for the one who does not fulfil his promises."

In another Hadith our Prophet Muhammad SAW said that whoever does not fulfil his commitments, pledges and promises is considered to be a Munafiq (hypocrite).

Abu Hurairah RA narrates that the Prophet Muhammad SAW said:

"The signs of a Munafiq are three - Whenever he speaks, he lies. Whenever he promises, he breaks his promises. And whenever he has been entrusted, he betrays his trust: (and this is so) even if he fasts and prays and even if he claims that he is a Muslim."

This is indeed a grand advice as well as a heavy admonishment. So let us thus observe and fulfil our promises. Whenever we make a promise, we must try to carry out our promise perfectly and on time so that we may have the chance to be considered among the Believers. Don't we want this brothers and sisters? To be ranked amongst the Mu'mineen? What could be higher than this? So, let us not break our agreements, our promises, our pledges and our contracts. As soon as possible, and in the best way - we try to fulfil them.

Indeed, the Wrath of Allah SWT will fall on those people who say - "tomorrow I'll fulfil" - but the promise as to that particular "tomorrow" never comes; and the promise remains unfulfilled.

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