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36 Traits of the Believers in the Quran


"My Lord‭, ‬I seek refuge in You from the incitements of the devils‭, ‬and I seek refuge in You my Lord‭, ‬lest they turn up‭.‬”‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 23:97-98

1‭. ‬They Worship God Alone

You alone we worship and You alone we ask for help‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 1:5‭ ‬


2‭. ‬They Advocate Righteousness

They believe in God and the Last Day‭, ‬and‭ ‬they advocate righteousness‭ ‬and forbid evil‭, ‬and they hasten to do good‭. ‬These are among the righteous‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 3:114


3‭. ‬They Do Good Deeds

Wealth and children are ornaments of the worldly life‭, ‬but‭ ‬the enduring good deeds yield a better reward‭ ‬from your Lord and better hope‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 18:46

And the one who comes to Him as a believer‭ ‬and has done good deeds‭, ‬those shall have the high ranks‭; ‬~‭ ‬Quran 20:75


4‭. ‬They Remember God’s Blessings

O you who believe‭, ‬remember God’s blessings upon you‭.‬‭ ‬When some people intended to extend their hands against you‭, ‬He withheld their hands from you‭. ‬You shall reverence God‭, ‬and in‭ ‬God the believers should trust‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 5:11


5‭. ‬They Are Steadfast‭ ‬

We have not sent any messengers before you who did not eat food and walk in the markets‭. ‬We have made some of you a means for testing others‭. ‬Will you be steadfast‭?‬‭ ‬Your Lord is Seer‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 25:20


6‭. ‬They Are Not Stingy When They Give

So reverence God as best as you can‭, ‬and listen‭, ‬and obey‭, ‬and give‭. ‬It is for your own good‭. ‬Those who‭ ‬guard against their own stinginess‭; ‬they are indeed the successful ones‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 64:16


7‭. ‬They Are Humble

The servants of the Almighty are‭ ‬those who walk on the earth humbly‭ ‬and when the ignorant speak to them‭, ‬they say‭, ‬“Peace‭.‬”‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 25:63

The believers are‭ ‬those whose hearts tremble‭ ‬when God is mentioned‭, ‬and when His revelations are recited to them‭, ‬it increases their faith‭, ‬and in their Lord they trust‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 8:2


8‭. ‬They Are Truthful

God will then reward‭ ‬the truthful for their truthfulness‭,‬‭ ‬and punish the hypocrites if He so wills‭, ‬or redeem them‭. ‬God is Forgiver‭, ‬Merciful‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 33:24

Those who believed in God and His messengers‭ ‬are the truthful ones‭ ‬and the witnesses at their Lord‭. ‬They shall have their reward and their light‭. ‬As for those who disbelieved and denied Our revelations‭, ‬they are the companions of Hellfire‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 57:19


9‭. ‬They Are Appreciative

The one who possessed knowledge of the Scripture said‭, ‬“I can bring it to you before you blink‭.‬”‭ ‬So when he saw it settled before him‭, ‬he said‭, ‬“This is a favour from my Lord to test me as to whether I will be appreciative or unappreciative‭. ‬Whoever is appreciative is appreciative for his own good‭.‬‭ ‬As for the one who is unappreciative‭; ‬my Lord is Rich‭, ‬Generous‭.‬”‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 27:40


10‭. ‬They Are Kind

And when We took the covenant from the Children of Israel‭: ‬“You shall not worship except God and‭ ‬treat your parents kindly‭,‬‭ ‬as well as the relatives‭, ‬the orphans and the needy‭, ‬and‭ ‬speak kindly to the people‭,‬‭ ‬and observe the Salat and give the Zakat‭.‬”‭ ‬Then you turned away in aversion‭, ‬except a few of you‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 2:83


11‭. ‬They Are Sincere

And those who‭, ‬when they repent and do good deeds‭, ‬they turn to God in sincere repentance‭ ‬indeed‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 25:71


12‭. ‬They Pardon The People

O you who believe‭, ‬among your spouses and your children are enemies to you‭, ‬so be wary of them‭. ‬If you pardon‭, ‬overlook and forgive‭,‬‭ ‬then God is Forgiver‭, ‬Merciful‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 64:14


13‭. ‬They Refrain From Anger

who give in prosperity and hardship‭, ‬and‭ ‬the suppressors of rage‭,‬‭ ‬and those who pardon the people‭. ‬God loves the good-doers‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 3:134


14‭. ‬They Are Compassionate

and then to be one of those who believed and encouraged one another to exercise patience‭, ‬and‭ ‬encouraged one another to show compassion‭.‬‭ ‬Those are the companions of the Right‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 90:17-18


15‭. ‬They Have Self-Control

And as for the one who feared the position of his Lord‭, ‬and‭ ‬restrained the self from base desires‭;‬‭ ‬Paradise will be the refuge‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 79:40-41


16‭. ‬They Keep Their Promises

And those‭ ‬who honour what they have been entrusted with‭ ‬and their oaths‭, ‬and those who stand by their testimonies‭, ‬~‭ ‬Quran 70:32-33


17‭. ‬They Are Grateful To God

We gave Luqman the wisdom‭: ‬“You shall give thanks to God‭. ‬The one who gives thanks‭, ‬gives thanks but for his own good‭.‬‭ ‬As for the one who is ungrateful‭, ‬then indeed‭, ‬God is Rich‭, ‬Praiseworthy‭.‬”‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 31:12


18‭. ‬They Remember God Frequently

Those who remember God‭ ‬while standing‭, ‬sitting‭, ‬and on their sides‭, ‬and they reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth‭: ‬“Our Lord‭, ‬You did not create this in vain‭, ‬glory to You‭, ‬so guard us against the punishment of the Fire‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 3:191

Then when the Salat is concluded‭, ‬you shall spread out through the land and seek God’s favour‭, ‬and‭ ‬remember God frequently so that you may succeed‭.‬‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 62:10


19‭. ‬They Do Not Put Themselves Before God

O you who believe‭, ‬do not put yourself before God‭ ‬and His messenger‭, ‬and reverence God‭. ‬Indeed‭, ‬God is Hearer‭, ‬Knowledgeable‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 49:1


20‭. ‬They Have Attained Patience

And be patient‭, ‬and‭ ‬your patience is attainable only with God’s help‭.‬‭ ‬Do not grieve over them and do not be distressed by their schemes‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 16:127


21‭. ‬They Do Not Use Bad Language‭ 

God does not like foul language‭ ‬being voiced out loud‭, ‬except in the case of someone who has been wronged‭. ‬God is Hearer‭, ‬Knowledgeable‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 4:148


22‭. ‬They Do Not Ridicule‭, ‬Mock Or Insult Other People

O you who believe‭, ‬no people shall ridicule other people‭, ‬for they may be better than them‭. ‬Nor shall some women ridicule other women‭,‬‭ ‬for they may be better than them‭. ‬And do not insult one another or call each other names‭. ‬How evil it is to acquire a name for wickedness after attaining faith‭! ‬Those who do not repent‭, ‬they are indeed the transgressors‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 49:11


23‭. ‬They Disregard Vein Talk

And‭ ‬if they hear vain talk‭, ‬they disregard it‭ ‬and say‭, ‬“We have our deeds and you have your deeds‭. ‬Peace be upon you‭. ‬We do not wish to be with the ignorant ones‭.‬”‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 28:55


24‭. ‬They Trust In God

God‭: ‬there is no god except Him‭. ‬In God‭, ‬the believers should trust‭.‬‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 64:13

And put your trust in God‭. ‬God suffices as a Trustee‭.‬‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 33:3

Why should we not place our trust in God‭, ‬when He has guided us to our ways‭? ‬We shall be patient in the face of the harm you caused us‭. ‬The trusting ones should trust in God‭.‬”‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 14:12


25‭. ‬They Have No Doubt In Their Heart

Rather‭, ‬the believers are those who believe in God and His messenger‭, ‬then‭ ‬have no doubt‭,‬‭ ‬and strive with their money and themselves in the cause of God‭. ‬Those are the truthful ones‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 49:15


26‭. ‬They Have Attained Certainty

So glorify your Lord with praise‭, ‬and be among the prostrators‭, ‬and‭ ‬worship your Lord in order to attain certainty‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 15:98-99


27‭. ‬They Fear God

Those who are in awe for fear of their Lord‭, ‬and those who believe in the revelations of their Lord‭, ‬and those who do not associate any partners with their Lord‭, ‬and those who give what they have given‭, ‬with their hearts fearful‭, ‬knowing that to their Lord they will return‭;‬‭ ‬it is those who hasten to do good deeds‭, ‬and they are the first to it‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 23:57-61


28‭. ‬They Seek The Hereafter

Whoever seeks the harvest of the Hereafter‭, ‬We increase for him his harvest‭, ‬and whoever seeks the harvest of this world‭, ‬We will give him thereof and he will have no share‭ ‬in the Hereafter‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 42:20

But‭ ‬if you seek God and His messenger and the Abode of the Hereafter‭,‬‭ ‬then God has prepared for the good-doers among you a great reward‭.‬”‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 33:29


29‭. ‬They Do Not Desire The Reward Of This World

No self is to die except with God’s permission‭. ‬It is a predetermined decree‭. ‬Whoever desires the reward of this world‭,‬‭ ‬We grant him therefrom‭, ‬and whoever desires the reward of the Hereafter‭, ‬We grant him therefrom‭. ‬We shall reward those who are‭ ‬thankful‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 3:145


30‭. ‬They Turn To God

He is the One who shows you His signs and brings down to you provisions from the sky‭, ‬but‭ ‬none will remember except those who turn to Him‭.‬‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 40:13


31‭. ‬They Are Not Boastful

Do not be like those who left their homes boastfully and showing off‭ ‬in front of the people‭,‬‭ ‬and they repel others from the path of God‭. ‬God is encompassing of what they do‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 8:47


32‭. ‬They Are Not Arrogant

Do not turn your cheek away from the people in arrogance‭, ‬nor walk haughtily in the land‭. ‬God does not like the arrogant‭, ‬boastful‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 31:18

And‭ ‬do not walk arrogantly in the earth‭,‬‭ ‬for you cannot bore through the earth‭, ‬nor can you be as tall as the mountains‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 17:37


33‭. ‬Their Hearts Feel Assured

They are the ones who believe and whose hearts are assured through the remembrance of God‭. ‬Absolutely‭, ‬through the remembrance of God do the hearts feel assured‭. ‬~‭ ‬Quran 13:28


34‭. ‬They Speak With Humility

When they were told‭, ‬“Dwell in this town‭, ‬eat therefrom as you please‭, ‬speak with humility‭,‬‭ ‬and enter the gate in submission‭. ‬We will then forgive you your sins‭. ‬We will increase further for the good-doers‭.‬”‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 7:161


35‭. ‬They Possess Intelligence‭ ‬

He grants wisdom to whom He wills‭, ‬and whoever is granted wisdom has indeed been granted much good‭, ‬but‭ ‬none will remember except those who possess intelligence‭.‬‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 2:269

A blessed Book which We brought down to you so that they would reflect on its verses‭, ‬and so that those who possess intelligence would be reminded‭.‬‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 38:29


36‭. ‬God Is Sufficient For Them

Those who were told by the people‭, ‬“People have gathered against you‭, ‬so you should fear them‭.‬”‭ ‬But this merely increased their faith‭, ‬and they said‭, ‬“God suffices us‭.‬‭ ‬He is the best Trustee‭.‬”‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 3:173

God knows best who your enemies are‭. ‬God is sufficient as an Ally‭, ‬and God suffices as a Supporter‭.‬‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 4:45


The submitting men and the submitting women‭, ‬the believing men and the believing women‭, ‬the obedient men and the obedient women‭,‬‭ ‬the truthful men and the truthful women‭, ‬the patient men and the patient women‭, ‬the humble men and the humble women‭, ‬the charitable men and the charitable women‭, ‬the fasting men and the fasting women‭, ‬the men who guard their private parts and the guarding‭ ‬women‭, ‬the men who remember God frequently and the women who also remember‭; ‬God has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward‭.‬‭ ‬~‭ ‬Quran 33:35


English Translation by A. Muhammad

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