10 Qualities of a Good Muslim (Momin): True believers—those who firmly proclaim that there is only one God—are known as Momin. He is exactly as God had portrayed him in the verses of the Qur’an. In celebration of the believers, an entire chapter of the holy book was exposed. This is one of the greatest favors showered upon you if you are a Muslim. Islam is not guided by your power; rather, it is guided according to destiny. In this state, you should not feel secure as many Muslims do. Likewise, you shouldn’t consider non-Muslims to be doomed as the situation could change at any time. Because only the Momins are guaranteed prosperity by Allah.
You must make an effort to uphold these defining qualities of a good Muslim believer listed below and explained below if you want to become a Momin:
1) Belief in Allah: Belief in Allah, the One True God who created everything, is the first qualities of a good Muslim, a believer. This belief is what motivates other, unseen articles of faith. Included in this is belief in angels, prophets, revelations, the resurrection, destiny, and Judgement Day – to be true. God makes it obvious in this way because of this:
“This is the Book (the Quran) whereof there is no doubt, a guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqoon (the pious and righteous persons who fear Allah much). Those who believe in the Ghaib (Unseen) and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and spend out of what we have provided for them (i.e. give Zakat , spend on themselves, their parents, their children, their wives, etc., and also give charity to the poor and also in Allahs Cause). And who believe in (the Quran and the Sunnah) which has been sent down (revealed) to you (Muhammad Peace be upon him ) and in (the Taurat (Torah revealed to Moses) and the Injeel (Gospel revealed to Jesus), etc.) which were sent down before you and they believe with certainty in the Hereafter. (Resurrection, recompense of their good and bad deeds, Paradise and Hell, etc.). They are on (true) guidance from their Lord, and they are the successful.”
— Qur’an 2[Al-Baqarah]:2–5
2. Strictly follow God’s instructions: Man was weakly formed, and God created Man to worship him. Only humans and jinn have free will among God’s creations. It implies that you have the option of choosing to worship God properly or not. This is merely a trial to see who will uphold the need for submissiveness. The sincere believer knows that his only option is to submit and to hold tight until his last breath. Allah says:
“Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things. Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving.” — Qur’an 67[Al-mulk]:1–2
3. Avoid Unlawful Things: The believer who has the qualities of a good Muslim does everything in his power to avoid doing anything that God forbids. He would prefer to avoid it due to uncertainties, regardless of how challenging or perplexing it may seem. In the collections of Imam Bukhari, the Prophet of God said it well: “verily, every king has a sanctum and the sanctum of Allah is his prohibitions.”
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4. Treat others with humility and mercy: Believers have a modest and compassionate nature. The most lovely facets of human personality can be seen in them. Prophet Muhammad’s life (peace be upon him) serves as the best illustration. His admirable characteristics led a lot of individuals to accept Islam. He once remarked, “He is not one of us, the one who is not merciful to the young and respectful to the elderly” (Tirmidhi).
According to another narration by Jubayr ibn Mut’im, a man approached the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and said: “O Messenger of Allaah, which part of the land is worst? He said: I do not know.” When Jibreel (peace be upon him) came to him he said: “O Jibreel, which part of the land is worst?” He said: “I do not know, until I ask my Lord, may He be glorified and exalted.” Jibreel went away, and stayed away for as long as Allaah willed that he should stay away. Then he came and said: “O Muhammad, you asked me which part of the land is worst and I said I did not know. I asked my Lord, may He be glorified and exalted, and He said: Its markets.” (Ahmad)
5. Unwavering faith in Allah: The believers fully understand that everything—good or bad—occurs as a result of Allah’s will. No matter how challenging the circumstances, a real believer will never forsake his faith in favor of a piece of cake. God reassures the believer in the following verses because of this:
“…And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty) .And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things.” — Qur’an 65[At-Talaq]:2–3
6. Embrace adversity with patience: The Qur’an makes numerous references to the fact that adversity is a natural aspect of life. No one who professes to be a believer will ever be challenged in their beliefs. God revealed the answer to this test, which takes the form of a trial:
“O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer). Truly! Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).” — Quran 2[Al-Baqarah]:153
God’s apostle has this in addition: On the authority of Suhaib (may Allaah be pleased with him) he said: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Amazing is the affair of the believer, verily all of his affair is good and this is not for no one except the believer. If something of good befalls him he is grateful and that is good for him. If something of harm befalls him he is patient and that is good for him” (Muslim)
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7. Virtue of Excellence: Keep in mind that no one is flawless since the Almighty, the All-Wise, is the only one who can truly be perfect. Every action a believer does is carried out flawlessly. According to the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), recommended this:
According to Shaddad ibn Aws, the Prophet of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah has prescribed excellence in everything. If you have to kill, then kill in the best manner. If you have to slaughter, then slaughter in the best manner. Let one of you sharpen his knife so his animal is spared of suffering.” (Muslim)
8. Upholding justice without compromise, not even against oneself: One of the great qualities of a good Muslim (Momin) is upholding justice in any situation. It is a distinguishing quality of the believer, even among ordinary Muslims. The prophet (peace be upon him) once warned his daughter Fatimah that even though he loves her, he will nevertheless carry out God’s command if she disobeys the Lord of the Supreme Throne.
“O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both (than you). So follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do.” — Qur’an 4[An-Nisa’]:135
9. They Consistently perform their Prayers: A believer does not simply observe the five daily prayers, By performing supererogatory acts of worship, such as standing in the middle of the night, he goes above and beyond. According to reports, Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) remarked, “The coolness of my eyes is in the observation of prayer.” One of his wives warned him not to have prayed too much since it caused his feet to swell. “Shouldn’t I be a thankful slave of Allah?” he said in response.
“Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours.” — Quran 4[An-Nisa’]:103
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10. They are successful here and in the hereafter: Success does not consist of enjoying life’s pleasures or having well-paying work. Finding yourself as a resident of paradise (Jannah) is the definition of true success. The ultimate paradise has been promised to the believers.
“On the Day you shall see the believing men and the believing women their light running forward before them and by their right hands. Glad tidings for you this Day! Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever! Truly, this is the great success!” — Qur’an 57[Al-Hadid]:12