Faith Friday: Ehsan

Friday, January 06, 2012


Would we treat people better? Would we think before we speak? Would we become more honest with ourselves? Would it purify our intentions and change the way we lead our lives? 

We always want the best of everything in this life. The best grades. The latest gadgets. The most beautiful clothes. I don't think there is anything wrong with that because God wants the best for us in this life and in the Hereafter. Therefore, he has made it our nature to have a desire for excellence. 

But how much do we desire to achieve excellence in our faith? How much do we desire to achieve ehsan

What is ehsan? It is the greatest rank in the deen, the desire of the learned and the struggle of the pious. When Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was asked to define ehsan he said: 

"That you worship Allah, as though you see Him, for if you do not see Him, certainly He sees you." 
{Sahih Bukhari}

As we are still in the early days of the new year perhaps this is something to consider in our list of resolutions and aspirations. 

Jumaah Mubarak everyone. 

8 comments:

Noor Of My Life said...

beautiful- i love reading your posts

cimOt said...

lets practice ehsan in our life..

Mona Z said...

Food for thought. :)

untoldhistory said...

oh i love this. only if i could reblog this post :")

LaiLa said...

It would be my first rsolution for this year, thanks for reminding!

Hugs!

Shahirah Elaiza said...

untoldhistory, why not? Just link it back to this blog.

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Wan Melissa said...

I like this post :)