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What My Father Has Advised Me

by Hafiz Hamid Ali Syed

My father is the most important person in my life. Ever since my childhood he has played a very important role in my life, especially in educating me on Islam. He has advised me on my duties and obligation to Allah. He has taught me the basic virtues and basic qualities of being a good Muslim. My father has also advised me about good manners and good character.

My father has taught me about Islam, Iman and Ihsan. He has taught me to always love Allah and His Messenger Muhammad Sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam. He has taught me to pray five times daily salah. He has taught me how to behave and act with my family members. He has taught me about my obligatory duty to take care of my neighbors. He taught me to honor my guests. He taught me to take care of the orphans and the needy. He has also taught me about the five pillars of Islam. He has taught me to repent to Allah and ask for His forgiveness. He taught me to be thankful to Allah for all the things he has done for us.

My father has educated me on a lot of basic virtues and basic qualities to being a good Muslim. He has taught me that a person's actions are judged through his intentions. He has taught me to always speak the truth and always keep my promises. He advised me to be kind and polite to everyone. He has also taught me never to stop seeking the knowledge of Islam. He has advised me to be punctual in the things I do. He has taught me to be just and fair with everyone. He has also taught me to visit the sick and feed the hungry. He has taught me to trust Allah. He taught me to be firm against evil. He has taught me to work hard in everything I do. He has also taught me to be generous and forgiving to others.

My father has advised me a lot about good manners to become a good Muslim. He has taught me to say salaam to everyone when I arrive at a meeting or when I meet someone. He has taught me to always speak well and if I don't have anything good to say, then to keep silent. He taught me the manners to eat, like eating with your right hand, reciting Bismillah before eating and so on. He has taught me the manners to wear clothes like wearing clean clothes, not to wear silk and so on.

My father has also advised me to avoid bad conduct. He taught me never to lie to anyone. He taught me to never backbite about anyone. My father also advised me not to be jealous of others. He advised me not to get angry. He taught me not to be overly proud of myself. He taught me never to abuse or kill another person. He also advised me not to taunt others. He advised me never to fraud anyone. He taught me not to be arrogant to anyone. He advised me about never drinking wine and gambling. He has advised me on not making a mockery of anyone. He taught me never to steal anything from anyone. He advised me that Allah has forbidden interest and usury.

In conclusion I'm thankful to Almighty Allah for blessing me with such a great father. My father's great advices have hopefully made me a better Muslim. In the future I hope to continue to act on his advice and I hope he keeps on advising me.

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