The Yes And No To Be A Good Muslim
Yes to your beautiful smile that sends a message of warmth and friendliness to other.
Yes to your kind words that establish friendship as permitted in Islam and dispel rancor.
Yes to acceptable charity that brings happiness to the poor and feeds the hungry.
Yes to sitting with the Qur’an, reciting it, pondering its meanings and acting upon them, and repenting and seeking forgiveness.
Yes to remembering Allah a great deal and praying for forgiveness, persisting in du’aa and offering sincere repentance.
Yes to raising your children in Islam, teaching them the Sunnah and guiding them to that which will benefit them.
Yes to modesty and hijab as enjoined by Allah, which is the means of self-protection.
Yes to the friendship of good people who fear Allah, love Islam and respect high values.
Yes to honoring one’s parents, upholding the ties of kinship, honoring one’s neighbours and caring for orphans.
Yes to reading useful, interesting and beneficial books.
No to wasting time in trivial pursuits, and love of revenge and futile arguments.
No to giving priority to money and accumulation of wealth over one’s health, happiness, sleep, and peace of mind.
No to seeking out other people’s faults and backbiting about them, whilst forgetting one’s own faults.
No to indulging in physical pleasure and giving in to every whim and desire.
No to wasting time with shallow people and spending hours in idle pursuits.
No to neglecting physical hygiene and cleanliness in the house, and being disorganized at home.
No to haraam drinks, cigarettes, and all foul things.
No to thinking of past calamities and dwelling on past mistakes.
No to forgetting the Hereafter and neglecting to strive for it, and to being careless of what will happen in the Hereafter.
No to wasting money one harm things, being extravagant with regard to permissible things, and falling short in acts of worship