THE BEST AMONGST YOU . . .
Assalam o alikum warahmatuLLAHI wa barakatuhu!
have you ever noticed???
we are praised by people to whom we are less known as compared to people we are known. (family)
they praise us , and we become happy and start thinking that oohhh! we are very good natured , we are very mannered ones ,we are very good muslims, look everyone who meets us says the same. . .
red light!,, stop for a while!
does our family members praise us the same way as do other people???
the answer to this question is ‘no’ usually. and it proves us not to be a best muslim as we think ourselves that we are.
why??? because you are good or bad is tested when you live for sometime with someone, and they observe you in thick and thin.
being good and mannered to class fellows, being good to someone you meet in docter’s clinic, someone at the bus stand or in the bus or anywhere for sometime does not testify that you are best .
never judge yourself this way, never betray yourself this way!!
because what proves us best is you know what???
it is when our own family members certify our goodness, when they are happy with us. when they don’t have complaints of us.
and i am not saying it on my own, im saying because my Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said:
“The best of you is he, who is best to his family , and i am the best among you to my family.”
let’s promise ourselves to be Best muslims!, lets follow Rasool ULLAH (salal lahu alihi wassalam)
because never we have read about any family member of him complaining about him…
have you ever read anything like such?? of course no.
why because he was not like us only praised by unknowns , but by knowns as well, by the very nearest ones.
may we in actual become his ummati, his followers!