Muttaqeen (4 Cs)

This comes from a friend of mine…

I read recently in the Quran where God describes the muttaqeen:

PICKTHAL: And vie one with another for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a paradise as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for those who ward off (evil);

PICKTHAL: Those who spend (of that which Allah hath given them) in ease and in adversity, those who control their wrath and are forgiving toward mankind; Allah loveth the good;

PICKTHAL: And those who, when they do an evil thing or wrong themselves, remember Allah and implore forgiveness for their sins – Who forgiveth sins save Allah only? – and will not knowingly repeat (the wrong) they did.

PICKTHAL: The reward of such will be forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever – a bountiful reward for workers!

But not having the memory I once had, due to frying my brain daily in front of a VDU, I thought of words to summarise the ayahs. Here they are, please have them tattooed on the inside of your eyelids:

  • Charitable
  • Composed
  • Clement
  • Contrite

I thought if I can try to act on these daily then maybe I can too be counted among those being referred to.

char•i•ta•ble adj.

  1. Generous in giving money or other help to the needy.
  2. Mild or tolerant in judging others; lenient.
  3. Of, for, or concerned with charity: a charitable organization.

com•posed adj.

  1. Serenely self-possessed; calm.

clem•ent adj.

  1. Inclined to be lenient or merciful.
  2. Mild: clement weather.

con•trite adj.

  1. Feeling regret and sorrow for one’s sins or offenses; penitent.
  2. Arising from or expressing contrition: contrite words.

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