Which People are The Best?


Recently I read this hadith (saying of the Prophet Mohammed, or things he allowed or did) and was really touched.  Then I started to think that maybe if all people would work on keeping or making their hearts “white” then other acts of goodness, righteousness,,, will follow naturally.   How many of us walk around with bitter feelings, ideas, attitudes, or anger against a neighbor, co-worker or relative?  Can the list go on?  It does for many of us.  Anger, hatred, impatience, ingratitude and many other attributes can cause “black spots” on our heart.  After reading this hadith, I felt that the definition of a pure heart was very clear and something we should all work towards…

 

 

 

Abdullah ibn Amr (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated the Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) was asked, “Which people are the best?” He said, “The best people are those whose tongues are truthful and their hearts are Makhmum….They said, “We know the meaning of a truthful tongue, but what is a heart that is Makhmum?” He said, “It’s a heart that is pious and pure with no sin. This heart has no unfairness, no envy and doesn’t hold malice.”

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