|Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
About As-Salaam (218)
| `Ammãr bin Yãsir
said: "Three qualities! Whoever acquires them then he has acquired
faith: the quality of exacting justice from one's self(232),
and to offer As-Salãm to the world(233),
and to spend [give charitable gifts in Allah's cause] in spite of
a barely sufficient sustenance [poverty]."
(232) In Dr. Nuhammad Muhsin
Khan's translation of Saheeh 'Al-Bukhãri this was rendered
as "To treat others as one likes to be treated by others." The Bukhãri
translation seems to impart some meaning to what we have mentioned
above. People usually seek to exact justice from others; however,
when one seeks to exact justice from himself, he is seeking to be
juste in his dealing with others as he would like them to be when
dealing with him. A person with this quality seems likely to admit
his own faults and always seeks to treat people with fairness even
if it does not seem to be in his favor. Of course such action is
in his true favor because it is an act of obedience to The Creator
Who has commanded us to be juste.
(233) Meaning those that you
know and those that you do not.
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