Peace and mercy of Allah be on you.....Allah the Exalted tells believers, your goal should always be ‘fasatabequl khairat’ i.e. you should always make effort to move ahead of each other in virtues. Allah the Exalted pronounced that doers of virtuous deeds as best creature, as said, ‘innallazina aamanu wa amelussalehate olaeka humul khairul bariyya’ i.e, surely the people who believed and did virtuous deeds these are the best creature.
Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) explains about this verse that human should fulfill his obligation, and make progress in virtuous deeds.
So doing and progressing in virtuous deeds make a momin a real momin. We should always make effort for it.
For our guidance, in the light of Quran and Hadith, Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.) has explained a lot about it. For example, what is virtue, how the real virtue can be achieved. Why belief in God the Exalted is essential to do virtue. What should be the level of belief and how we can we increase this level. By which means, virtue is done. What are various aspects of virtue. What are kinds of virtues. How Allah the Exalted rewards doer of virtues. To do permitted things in moderation is virtue; doing more than it, lessens virtue. How much, a momin should widen circle of his virtues...In short, he (a.s.) has mentioned subject of wisdom, reality and spirit of virtues at various occasions by various angles.
Elucidating as to what is virtue, and explaining that even an apparently minor virtue makes one worthy of the pleasure of Allah the Exalted. He (a.s.) states: Virtue is a ladder to rise towards Islam and God. But keep in mind, what is virtue. Satan misleads people in every way and leads them astray from the path of Truth. For example, at night, the bread was made (for someone) more than needed. At morning, it remained left over. Next day, good foods are present before him (someone) at time of meal. Yet a bite is not taken, a beggar called at door and asked for bread. Meal-eater said, give the left over bread to seeker. Will it be virtue? Left over bread was to stay, why meal lover was to eat it. Allah the Exalted says: Translation: And they feed, for love of Him, the poor, the orphan, and the prisoner....It should be known too that, ta’am is favourite food, decayed and left over is not ta’am. In short, still fresh, delicious and favourite food is present in plate, eating is not started, if some food is taken out at beggar’s call, it is virtue......(So one should rise up to such extent. Effort should be done to do real virtue.)
And how this virtue is produced; this virtue can not be produced without perfect Eman (belief) at God the Exalted). Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.) explains it: It is essential for the real virtue that there should be Eman in the Being of God because worldly rulers do not know that, what one does in house and what is act of one behind the curtain..... (There should be Eman (belief) at being of God the Exalted and he Eman (belief) should be that Allah the Exalted watches everything. He knows unseen) ..... Although if one admits virtue by tongue but whatever he keeps in his heart, he does not have fear of our accountability by us. And there is none among worldly governments whose fear in human is same in each state; in night and in day, in dark and in light, in privacy and congregation, in unpopularted place, in populated places, in house in bazaar.......(sometimes human works in hiding, in various conditions, and he thinks that apparently no one is seeing him, thus he has no fear, and because of this fearlessness he does wrong acts. Only Allah the Exalted knows everything. So, to do real virtue, Eman (belief) in Allah the Exalted is very essential.) ....... Thus, for correction of morals, Eman at such Being is necessary, Who is Watcher and Witness of person’s actions, his deeds and secrets of his bosom in each state and all the time....(And it is none except being of God the Exalted.)
Thus if Eman (belief) of this level exists, Allah the Exalted is remembered all the times, only then human can do real virtue.
Edited by Mir-Peace, 02 November 2017 - 03:36 PM.