Saturday, February 28, 2009

Signs of a weak iman....



Signs of weak imaan:
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Committing sins and not feeling any guilt.

Having a hard heart and no desire to read the Quran.

Feeling too lazy to do good deeds, e.g. being late for salat

Neglecting the Sunnah.

Having mood swings, for instance being upset about petty things and bothered
and irritated most of the time.

Not feeling anything when hearing verses from the Quran, for example when Allah warns us of punishments and His promise of glad tidings.

Finding difficulty in remembering Allah and making dhikr.

Not feeling bad when things are done against the Shariah.

Desiring status and wealth.

Being mean and miserly, i.e. not wanting to part with wealth.

Ordering others to do good deeds when not practising them ourselves.

Feeling pleased when things are not progressing for others.

Being concerned with whether something is haram or halal only; and not avoiding makroo (not recommended) things.

Making fun of people who do simple good deeds, like cleaning the mosque.

Not feeling concerned about the situation of Muslims.

Not feeling the responsibility to do something to promote Islam.

Being unable to deal with calamities, for instance crying and yelling in funerals.

Liking to argue just for the sake of arguing without any proof.

Becoming engrossed and very involved with dunya, worldly things, i.e. feeling bad
only when losing something in terms of material wealth.

Becoming engrossed and obsessive about ourselves.

6 comments:

Candice said...

The only example I would disagree with is the one about crying (don't know why people would yell) at funerals. I think if someone goes into a deep, lasting depression after losing someone and is unable to function in life, then that's probably what you mean. But to cry at a funeral... I think that's normal. It's not being unable to deal with it, it's sadness that a person is bound to feel, coming out.
The rest of the list and its examples are really good... :)

Thirst For Knowledge said...

Hey candice,
the crying and wailing at funerals actually is in reference to the women who used to pull their hair and wail and scream and act as if they had no hope or trust in Allah. Crying is allowed, but not wailing, beating yourself or screaming.

malekat_el7oriya said...

wow I have to say that I haven't seen this list before, very good and I agree with you about the funerals, I can see people crying, but not beating and wailing, that's kinda extreme.

Candice said...

OK yeah, wailing and screaming and beating... I understand... I've never seen quite that, but for sure the death of a close one can make a person question and doubt God.

Anonymous said...

Questioning or having doubts about God is blasphemy. Everything in this world is a test and doubting or questioning is an automatic fail. Please be careful and if you have already done this than I ask you to remake you shadah asap.

Rene´s Bare Essentials said...

Anonomous, the post is about signs of a weak iman not having doubts about Allah.