Who to Love and Trust, Hate and Suspect [signs of sincerity]


It is reported that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattâb – Allâh be pleased with him – said: We were once in a time when we did not think anyone learned the Quran seeking anything but Allâh the Exalted,
but now I fear there are men who learn it and intend the people and what they can get from them. So seek Allâh
with your recitation and deeds.

For verily, we used to know
you when Allâh’s Messenger – Allâh’s peace and blessings be upon him – was amongst us, when revelation would
descend and Allâh would tell us about you. As for today,
Allâh’s Messenger – peace and blessings be upon him – has
passed on, and the revelation has stopped; and I only know
you as I say: whoever shows what is good, we love him for
it and think good of him, and whoever shows what is evil, we hate him for it and suspect him.

Your secret and private
matters are between you and your Lord the Mighty and
Majestic.

Al-Âjurrî, Akhlâq Hamalat Al-Qur`ân article 26.

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