Peace and mercy of Allah be on you.... In Islam, as much teaching is given with the smallest detail to adopt excellent morals and to practice them at every occasion, in homes, in society, and at each level with own and other people – such detail is not mentioned in any other religion.
But unfortunately, the very Muslims usually, are considered at the lowest level in this regard. Non-Muslims point finger at them that they do not practice their teaching.
Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him), on various occasions and by his practice, repeatedly stressed on his Ummah to obtain high levels of morals.
Muslims usually claim the love of Messenger (s.a.w.) but their practice at his (s.a.w.) words and Sunnah is equal to none.
Keeping this state of Muslims in view, as it was to happen, Allah the Exalted sent Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace). But, they deny to pay attention to this, rather some people have reached to extreme in opposition in some countries and use severely foul language of a moral-less person, against Hazrat Promised Messiah (a.s.) and his believers, and due to it they are facing the result too as everywhere in the world non-Muslims disgrace them, as is mentioned earlier.
This state of them should draw attention of us, Ahmadis, that we should make effort with all our capacities to adopt high morals which is teaching of Islam and whose model was established by Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) before us or he (s.a.w.) guided about these morals in any way. Otherwise, there is no benefit for us to be, and to be called Ahmadi.
We see remarkably high levels of morals in practices of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him).
In domestic conditions, somewhere Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) shows great dislike to one wife who mocked about the smaller height of other wife, that no one should be given emotional pain. Somewhere he teaches one wife there should be no slightest dislike about any act of other wife.
At an occasion, he (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) guides to raise morals of children that they should not waste semi-ripened fruits of people by throwing stones at trees. He (s.a.w.) told a child if he was very hungry he should eat fallen palm-dates from ground. But he (s.a.w.) also advised that the best thing is, I pray for you that may such condition never come to you that you have to eat fallen dates, you may never be so desperate, may Allah the Exalted keep making means for you.
With this prayer, Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) drew the attention of the child that he should turn to only Allah the Exalted for the fulfillment of desires, not getting the possessions of people in wrong way....... Though such fallen things are allowed in desperate situations, but he (s.a.w.) asked to use high morals and it is a virtue.
A child was eating quickly and moving his hand all over the plate. Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) asked him to first recite ‘bismillah’ (with the name of Allah), eat with right hand and eat from in front of him.
So, children should be trained in this way so that they get high morals when they grow.
Moreover, lying is a sin. And truthfulness is a virtue and a moral. To establish it in the hearts of children since childhood, Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) directed. In this regard, a companion mentioned his childhood incident that once Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) came to his house. Due to childhood, after a while, he was about to go out for play even though he (s.a.w.) was present. To stop the child from going away from this blessed environment, his mother asked him to come here, stay here, she would give him something. At this Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said her, ‘do you want to give him something’. His mother said yes she would give him a palm-date. Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said, ‘if you did not have this intention and you were simply saying so to call child, you would have been doing sin of lying.’
To that child, in small age, the importance of truth and hate for lying became clear and he remembered it till maturity and he mentioned about the importance of truth in his heart.
Once Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said to a person that if you cannot leave all vices, leave to speak the lie, at least leave one vice.
Do current Muslims have these standards to avoid lie in such fine detail and establish truthfulness. We should review ourselves too, do we have these standards.
It is mentioned in a narration (Hadith) that big sin is to make associate with Allah, to disobey parents.... The narrator says Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) was telling these thing resting with support, he (s.a.w.) sat upright and said (addingly), ‘listen with attention, lie and false testimony’....again he (s.a.w.) said, ‘lie and false testimony’....and he (s.a.w.) said it repeatedly....The narrator said he (s.a.w.) continued to say it and we desired may he discontinue now.
We also see level of morals of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) for forbearance and patience, and how he guided...A Bedouin began to urinate in mosque, people ran toward him to stop him. He (s.a.w.) told them to leave him and flow water at the place, you are made to make ease for people, not for hardship..... That Bedouin would always mention the kindness of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him).
It seems, these days Muslim governments, scholars and groups are ahead of everyone in the world to create hardship, they neither develop eases in small matters nor in big matters.
On an occasion, Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said: If you want to know whether you are doing good or bad, see to your neighbor, what opinion do they have for you.
He (s.a.w.) told officers: You high morals will be proved when you will consider yourself servant of nation and serve people with all your capacities.
Are these morals seen in rulers and officers? Our Jama'at’s office-holders too should pay attention to it.
When Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) received all powers and triumphs were obtained over Arabs, we see levels of his morals which he showed on occasion of victory of Makkah that he forgave foes, the foes who were foes of life, who persecuted continuously. This forgiveness became means of acceptance of Islam for many.
About the highest level of morals of Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him), Hazrat Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) says:
“Allah, Exalted is His Eminence, addressing our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him), says that ‘innaka la-ala kholoqin azim’ i.e you are established at a great moral. Thus, according to this very explanation it means, i.e. all kinds of moral, generosity, courage, justice, mercy, benevolence, truthfulness and courage etc, (i.e to bear something with courage) are gathered in you. In short, as many powers are present in heart of human, such as adab (civility, reverence, respect, decorum), haya modesty), Dianat (honesty), murawat (consideration, friendly, deference), gherat (sense of honour, modesty), istaqamat (firmness, steadfastness), iffat (purity, chastity, modesty), zahadat (virtuousness, abstinence), eitadal (moderation), muwasat i.e. kindness, likewise shuja’at (bravery), sakhawat (generosity), afw (forgiveness), sabr (patience), ehsan (benevolence), sidq (sincerity, honesty), wafa (loyalty, faithfulness) etc. When all these tab’ee (raw-natural) states will be manifested at their respective occasion with consultation of wisdom and tadabbar (careful-thought), then name of all, is moral. And these morals are actually human’s tab’ee (raw-natural) states and raw-natural passions, and they are only called moral when they are used intentionally with respect to time and occasion.”
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