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    CHARACTERISTICSCHARACTERISTICS

    OFOFAN IDEAL ISLAMIC MOVEMENTAN IDEAL ISLAMIC MOVEMENT

    WORKER WORKER

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    AA--Some Desirable CharacteristicsSome Desirable Characteristics

    Iman, Islam, Taqwah, IhsaanIman, Islam, Taqwah, IhsaanRahmah or soft heartednessRahmah or soft heartednessAbility to face and solve problems properlyAbility to face and solve problems properly

    Strong determination and will power Strong determination and will power ForgivenessForgivenessHard workingHard workingBravery and courageBravery and courage

    Love for the companionsLove for the companions No desire to seek position No desire to seek positionAbide by the discipline of the JamaahAbide by the discipline of the JamaahAdalAdal

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    Qu ran describes Ideal M u slimQu ran describes Ideal M u slim

    023023. .001 001 The believers must (eventually) win through,The believers must (eventually) win through,- -

    023023. .002 002 Those who humble themselves in their prayers;Those who humble themselves in their prayers;

    023023. .003 003 Who avoid vain talk;Who avoid vain talk;Surah Al MuminoonSurah Al Muminoon 2323: : 11 --1111

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    Su rah F u rqanSu rah F u rqan 2525::6363--7777

    025025. .063 063 And the servants of (Allah) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earthAnd the servants of (Allah) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earthin humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, "Peace!";in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, "Peace!";

    025025. .064 064 Those who spend the night in adoration of their Lord prostrate andThose who spend the night in adoration of their Lord prostrate andstanding;standing;

    025025. .065 065 Those who say, "Our Lord! avert from us the Wrath of Hell, for its WrathThose who say, "Our Lord! avert from us the Wrath of Hell, for its Wrathis indeed an affliction grievous,is indeed an affliction grievous,- -

    025025. .066 066 "Evil indeed is it as an abode, and as a place to rest in";"Evil indeed is it as an abode, and as a place to rest in";

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    Su rah Maarij 70:19Su rah Maarij 70:19- -

    070070. .019 019 070070. .019 019 Truly man was created very impatient;Truly man was created very impatient;- -

    070070. .020 020 070070. .020 020 Fretful when evil touches him;Fretful when evil touches him;

    070070. .021 021 070070. .021 021 And niggardly when good reaches him;And niggardly when good reaches him;- -

    070070. .022 022 070070. .022 022 Not so those devoted to Prayer; Not so those devoted to Prayer;- -

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    AA-- Desirable CharacteristicsDesirable Characteristics

    11--Excellence in Taqwah and followingExcellence in Taqwah and followingShariahShariah

    O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a femaleand made you into nations and tribes that ye may know each other

    (not that ye may despise each other) .Verily the most honored of you in thesight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you.

    And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things)

    Al-Hujurat, 49:13

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    4 Levels of Iman4 Levels of Iman

    ImanImanIslamIslam

    TaqwahTaqwahIhsaanIhsaan

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    22 --SoftSoft--heartedness and Kindnessheartedness and Kindness

    It is part of the Mercy of Allah that thoudost deal gently with them.

    Wert thou severe or harsh-hearted they

    would have broken away from about thee; so pass over (their faults) and ask for (Allah's) forgiveness for them;

    and consult them in affairs (of moment).Then when thou hast taken a

    decision put thy trust in Allah.For Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him

    [Ayah: Al-Imran, 3:159]

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    Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used toProphet Muhammad (PBUH) used to

    say,say, Allah (s.w.t.) is not kind to him who is not Allah (s.w.t.) is not kind to him who is notkind to men.kind to men.

    K indness adorns everything, whileK indness adorns everything, whileharshness disgraces everything!harshness disgraces everything! A soft heart is near Allah, while a hard one A soft heart is near Allah, while a hard oneis remote from him.is remote from him.

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    33 --Ingenuity and Ability to Face andIngenuity and Ability to Face andSolve ProblemsSolve Problems

    W hen Prophet (s.a.w.) appointed M u az Ibn Jabal (r.a.a.)W hen Prophet (s.a.w.) appointed M u az Ibn Jabal (r.a.a.)as governor of Yemen, he asked him, How will yo u makeas governor of Yemen, he asked him, How will yo u makedecisions when a matter is presented to yo u? He replied,decisions when a matter is presented to yo u? He replied, I shall decide according to g u idance in Qu ran. If I did not I shall decide according to g u idance in Qu ran. If I did notfind clear direction there, then I shall decide in accordancefind clear direction there, then I shall decide in accordancewith the S u nnah of the Prophet. If I did not find a clearwith the S u nnah of the Prophet. If I did not find a cleardirective in either of these so u rces, then I shall decide indirective in either of these so u rces, then I shall decide inaccordance with my Ijtihad. Upon listening to thisaccordance with my Ijtihad. Upon listening to thisresponse, the Prophet (s.a.w.) thanked Allah (s.w.t.) whoresponse, the Prophet (s.a.w.) thanked Allah (s.w.t.) whogu ided M u az to the right proced u re in making decisions. (gu ided M u az to the right proced u re in making decisions. (

    Ab u Dawood)Ab u Dawood)Y ou needY ou need 11 --Knowledge or IlmKnowledge or Ilm22 -- ExperienceExperience33 -- HikmahHikmah

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    44 --Strong Determination and will power Strong Determination and will power

    ..Pass over (their faults) and ask for (Allah's) forgiveness for them;

    and consult them in affairs.Then when thou

    hast taken a decision putthy trust in Allah.Verily! Allah loves

    those who put their trust (in Him).Al-Imran, 3:159

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    55 --ForgivenessForgiveness

    Forgiveness to the CompanionsForgiveness to the Companions : In an Islamic: In an IslamicJamaah, everyone has the right to criticize orJamaah, everyone has the right to criticize ordiffer with others. It is necessary for worker thatdiffer with others. It is necessary for worker thatwhen criticized, he o u ght not to keep any anger inwhen criticized, he o u ght not to keep any anger inhis heart.his heart.Forgiveness to the enemiesForgiveness to the enemies- - The Prophet (p.b. u .h),The Prophet (p.b. u .h),ou r role model, always u sed to invoke blessings onou r role model, always u sed to invoke blessings onhis enemies instead of taking revenge from themhis enemies instead of taking revenge from themfor the harm done to him.for the harm done to him.

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    66 --Hard WorkingHard Working

    The Prophet (p.b. u .h) never felt low in doing anyThe Prophet (p.b. u .h) never felt low in doing anykind of work. He u sed to milk goats, patch hiskind of work. He u sed to milk goats, patch hisown clothes, sweep his ho u se, mend his shoes, andown clothes, sweep his ho u se, mend his shoes, and

    sometimes cook his own food.sometimes cook his own food.

    An advisor of Omar Ibn Abd u l Aziz (r.a.a.) said,An advisor of Omar Ibn Abd u l Aziz (r.a.a.) said,O Ameer of Believers! Yo u r days and nights areO Ameer of Believers! Yo u r days and nights are

    cons u med in taking care of peoples matter. Yo u cons u med in taking care of peoples matter. Yo u sho u ld set aside some time to rest. He responded,sho u ld set aside some time to rest. He responded, There is no free time now. I shall get free time There is no free time now. I shall get free timewhen I am with Allah (s.w.t.).when I am with Allah (s.w.t.).

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    77 --Bravery and CourageBravery and Courage

    B ravery towards the opponents: B ravery towards the opponents:W hen Prophet (SA W ) was offered by theW hen Prophet (SA W ) was offered by the

    pagans to take anything he wanted b u t leavepagans to take anything he wanted b u t leavehis mission, he ref u sed to do so.his mission, he ref u sed to do so.B ravery within the jamah B ravery within the jamah- - An IslamicAn Islamicworker sho u ld speak with co u rage in theworker sho u ld speak with co u rage in theworkers meeting whatever he feels is rightworkers meeting whatever he feels is rightor wrong.or wrong.

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    88 --Love for the companions :Love for the companions :

    R estrain thyself along with thosewho cry unto their lord at morning