The Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him and his progeny) said:
إنَّ اللّهَ لا يَنْظُرُ إلَى صُوَرِكُمْ وَ لا إلى أَمْوالِكُمْ وَ إنَّما يَنْظُر إلى قُلُوبِكُمْ وَ أَعْمالِكُم
God does not consider the faces and properties, rather he considers your hearts and actions.1
While the criterion for evaluating dignity of individuals in most societies is material wealth and physical privileges, in Islam such evaluation bases are invalid and worthless. To ascertain what has real value, we need to look for that which is considered worthy by the Creator and this is none other than the purity of one’s heart and deeds . Those who possess the twin treasures of pure thoughts leading to pure actions are the ones who will be victorious in the divine court.