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The Muslim Community

The Muslim Community الاُمَّة

The Status of the Muslim Community

مَنزِلَةُ الاُمَّةِ الإسلامِيَّةِ

1- رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): اُمّتي اُمّةٌ مُبارَكَةٌ، لا يُدْرى أوَّلُها خَيْرٌ أو آخِرُها خَيْرٌ.

1- The Prophet (S) said, ‘Mine is a blessed community - whether its first is the better or its last is unknown.’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 34451]

2- رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): اُمَّتي هذهِ اُمّةٌ مَرْحومةٌ.

2- The Prophet (S) said, ‘This community of mine is had mercy upon by Allah.’[Ibid. no. 34452]

3- رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): إنَّكُمْ تُتِمُّونَ سَبْعينَ اُمّةً ،أنتُمْ خَيْرُها وأكْرَمُها علَى اللّه‏ِ.

3- The Prophet (S) said, ‘Surely you complete seventy communities, of which you are the best and the most honoured before Allah.’[Ibid. no. 34462]

4- رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): بَشِّرْ هذِهِ الاُمَّةَ بالسَّناءِ ، والدِّينِ ، والرِّفْعَةِ ، والنَّصْرِ ، والتَّمْكينِ في الأرضِ.

4- The Prophet (S) said, ‘Give good news to this community of exaltedness, religion, superiority, victory and power in the land.’[Ibid. no. 34465]

The Best of the Muslim Community

أخيارُ الاُمَّةِ

5- رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): خَيْرُ اُمّتي أزْهَدُهُمْ فِي الدُّنْيا، وأرْغَبُهُمْ فِي الآخِرَةِ .

5- The Prophet (S) said, ‘The best of my community are the most abstemious in the world and the most desirous of the Hereafter.’[Tanbih al-Khawatir, v. 2, p. 123]

6- رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): خَيْرُ اُمّتي مَنْ هَدَمَ شَبابَهُ في طاعةِ اللّه‏ِ ، وفَطَمَ نَفْسَهُ عَنْ لَذّاتِ الدُّنْيا وتَوَلَّهَ بالآخِرَةِ ، إنّ جَزاءهُ علَى اللّه‏ِ أعلى مَراتِبِ الجنّةِ.

6- The Prophet (S) said, ‘The best of my community are those who spend away their youth in Allah’s obedience, wean themselves away from the worldly pleasures and are infatuated with the Hereafter. Surely their reward upon Allah is the highest levels of Paradise.’[Ibid. v. 2, p. 123]

7- رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): خَيْرُ اُمّتي مَن إذا سُفِهَ عَلَيْهِمْ احْتَمَلوا ، وإذا جُنِيَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَفَروا، وإذا اُوذُوا صَبَروا.

7- The Prophet (S) said, ‘The best of my community are those who when treated foolishly are tolerant, and when attacked they forgive, and when they are hurt are patient.’[Ibid. v. 2, p. 123]