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Do You Know The Human's Worth - Your Worth?

by Farida Haji & Helmy Sa'at

A human’s worth is often measured by tangible social achievements that create superficial appearances, both literally and symbolically, where every success or misstep is calculated.

We often disregard what we should consider first – The value of our soul.

We are His best creations, thus our soul is cherished. We have been bestowed with the ability to think, understand and act. More importantly, a rudimentary yet tremendous significance that separates us from other beasts is the awareness of His presence and blessings. We certainly make mistakes, but as we repent, our souls grow lighter in weight and brighter with noor only to ascend to the heavens free from earthly shackles.

As such, the 5 pillars of Islam provide the foundation for Muslims. It strengthens our connection with Allah and helps elevate our character and worth in this life and the hereafter. InshAllah.

As we embrace the new year of 1444 Hijri, for the months of August and September we shall be delving and sharing stories of past and contemporary Muslims.  In addition to enriching video content available, such as the Greats of Islam on Qalbox, to strengthen your faith and practices. Stories that confront the abilities and courage of human beings, thus testing his or her humanity at the very core.

still from Qalbox, greats of islam

The following hadith effortlessly explains an idea of a good character worthy of Allah’s mercy. Abu Wahb narrated that:

حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ عَبْدَةَ الضَّبِّيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو وَهْبٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الْمُبَارَكِ، أَنَّهُ وَصَفَ حُسْنَ الْخُلُقِ فَقَالَ هُوَ بَسْطُ الْوَجْهِ وَبَذْلُ 

الْمَعْرُوفِ وَكَفُّ الأَذَى ‏.‏

‘Abdullah bin Al-Mubarak explained good character, and then he said: “It is a smiling face, doing one’s best in good, and refraining from harm.”

[Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2005]‏

Your intentions and actions will define how you present and practice in front of Allah and the people around you. Your worth as a Muslim is not tied solely to tangible manifestations of spiritual piety.

Ultimately, your worth is immeasurable and Allah knows best!

 #knowyourworth