With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 25 (Al-Furqan)
Servants of Allah Most Gracious are …
Verse 63 – 67: “…those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, “Peace!”; Those who spend the night in adoration of their Lord prostrate and standing;… Those who, when they spend, are not extravagant and not niggardly, but hold a just (balance) between those (extremes)…”
In this first set of verses, we see the qualities that define true servants of Allah (SWT). We should strive to be one of them by being humble in our demeanour and exercising self-control in our reactions towards our opponents which should not be rash and hostile, but peaceful. Moreover, we should make an effort to pray at night as well as practise moderation in all aspects of our lives including our spending.
Allah (S.W.T) states in Surah 17 Verse 29: “Make not thy hand tied (like a niggard’s) to thy neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach, so that thou become blameworthy and destitute.” Thus, balance is the distinctive feature that Islam establishes in the life of the individual and the community.