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Discipline of Attitude

The discipline of attitude in Islam is an essential aspect of a Muslim’s character and behaviour, deeply rooted in the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. It encompasses the development of a positive, balanced, and principled approach to life and interactions with others. Here are the key principles and guidelines that outline the discipline of attitude in Islam:

  1. Humility (Tawadu’)

Humility is a key attribute in Islam. The Noble Quran describes the true servants of Allah as those who walk humbly on the earth. The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, despite his high status, demonstrated profound humility. He once said,

“‏ مَا نَقَصَتْ صَدَقَةٌ مِنْ مَالٍ وَمَا زَادَ اللَّهُ عَبْدًا بِعَفْوٍ إِلاَّ عِزًّا وَمَا تَوَاضَعَ أَحَدٌ لِلَّهِ إِلاَّ رَفَعَهُ اللَّهُ ‏”

Charity does not decrease wealth, no one forgives another except that Allah increases his honour, and no one humbles himself for the sake of Allah except that Allah raises his status. [Muslim]

Muslims are encouraged to avoid arrogance and pride, recognizing their limitations and the greatness of Allah. This humility should reflect in their interactions, regardless of their status or achievements.

  1. Gratitude (Shukr)

Gratitude is central to Islamic teachings. Surah Ibrahim [14: 7] states, “If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favour].” The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ emphasized gratitude towards people, saying, “He who does not thank people, does not thank Allah.” [Tirmidhi] Maintaining a grateful attitude involves appreciating both the blessings from Allah and the kindnesses of others. This fosters a positive outlook and contentment in life.

  1. Patience (Sabr)

Patience is highly valued in Islam. Surah Al-Baqarah (2:153) advises believers to seek help through patience and prayer.

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱسْتَعِينُوا۟ بِٱلصَّبْرِ وَٱلصَّلَوٰةِ ۚ

O’ You who believe! Seek help with patience and prayer…

Patience includes managing anger and frustration, maintaining calm and composure in challenging situations. Cultivating patience helps in navigating life’s trials with resilience and grace, leading to personal growth and spiritual strength.

  1. Contentment (Qana’ah)

Contentment involves being satisfied with what Allah has provided and accepting His decree. The Quran teaches us that nothing befalls a person except what Allah has decreed.

A content attitude helps avoid greed and envy, fostering peace and satisfaction. Embracing contentment encourages Muslims to appreciate their circumstances, focus on what they have, and avoid unnecessary comparisons with others.

  1. Empathy and Compassion (Rahmah)

Compassion is fundamental in Islam. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “The merciful are shown mercy by the Merciful. Be merciful on the earth, and you will be shown mercy from above.” [Tirmidhi] Muslims are encouraged to understand and share the feelings of others, acting with kindness and consideration. Developing empathy and compassion leads to supportive and nurturing relationships, and a community where members care for and help one another.

  1. Trust in Allah (Tawakkul)

Trust in Allah means having confidence in His plan and wisdom. Surah Al-Imran [3: 159] advises to put trust in Allah after consultation and decision-making.

فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ۚ

Once you make a decision, put your trust in Allah.

While relying on Allah, Muslims are also encouraged to exert their best efforts in their endeavours. Trusting in Allah fosters peace of mind and reduces anxiety, allowing Muslims to focus on their efforts while leaving the outcome in Allah’s hands.

  1. Forgiveness (Afw)

Forgiveness is a virtuous act in Islam. The Holy Quran urges believers to forgive and overlook others’ faults.

وَلْيَعْفُوا۟ وَلْيَصْفَحُوٓا۟ ۗ أَلَا تُحِبُّونَ أَن يَغْفِرَ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمْ

Let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love to be forgiven by Allah? [An Nur 24: 22]

Muslims are also encouraged to seek forgiveness from Allah and others for their own mistakes. A forgiving attitude helps in letting go of grudges and resentments, fostering healing and reconciliation in relationships.

  1. Modesty (Haya’)

Modesty encompasses behaviour, dress, and speech. The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “Modesty brings nothing but good.” [Bukhari] Modesty means avoiding arrogance and excessive pride. Practicing modesty leads to respectful and dignified interactions, and helps in maintaining personal integrity and humility.

Practical Application of the Discipline of Attitude

These principles guide Muslims in various aspects of life:

  • Interpersonal Relations: A humble, empathetic, and forgiving attitude strengthens relationships with family, friends, and the community.
  • Personal Development: Developing patience, contentment, and trust in Allah contributes to personal resilience, growth, and spiritual fulfilment.
  • Professional Conduct: Maintaining justice, gratitude, and modesty ensures ethical behaviour and positive interactions in the workplace and other professional settings.
  • Community Engagement: Engaging with a compassionate and optimistic attitude promotes harmony, mutual support, and collective well-being.

The discipline of attitude in Islam encourages the development of a positive, balanced, and principled approach to life. By embracing virtues like humility, gratitude, patience, empathy, and justice, Muslims strive to reflect the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in their daily lives. This approach aims to cultivate inner peace, ethical conduct, and harmonious relationships, contributing to a fulfilling and righteous life that pleases Allah and benefits society.

Through consistent practice and self-reflection, Muslims can nurture these attitudes, leading to personal and communal harmony and a deeper connection with their faith and fellow human beings.


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