Reflecting on Surah Yusuf:19-35


“Doing Ihsan leads to being given judgment and knowledge from Allah. How can I do more Ihsan with Allah and people. Give practical examples.”

DOING IHSAN WITH ALLAH

One of the most known ways of doing Ihsan with Allah, through hadith, is to worship Him as if we see Him and if we can’t attain that level , to worship Allah as if He sees you.

Another way , of doing Ihsan with Allah, for example , would be to leave a wrong act like backbiting or gossiping , keeping in mind that Allah sees us. To leave every wrong act  and to rush towards acts of khair keeping the pleasure of Allah in mind.

Another example of doing Ihsan would be to show gratitude towards Allah after having received a certain blessing by sharing it with others or giving something similar to it, to others. For example, for any item we buy to spend the like of it in return. This shouldn’t stop here, we express gratitude both through our limbs and through our tongues, by constantly praising and glorifying Allah.

Another way of doing Ihsan with other would be to love Allah and his Rasool (saw), more than anyone and ourselves.

DOING IHSAN WITH PEOPLE

Doing Ihsan with people is a very tough thing to do , especially if they’ve done wrong to us. It takes a lot of patience and strength to do this.

Besides doing good to those who wrong us , another way of doing Ihsan would be going out of our way to please others. For example, to give someone a ride home , tough we may be tired and want to get home early or to get up , despite not wanting to, to get someone a glass of water.

With guests we can do Ihsan , by constantly asking them if they need anything, sacrificing our own comfort to make them feel comfortable etc.

In doing Ihsan with people we shouldn’t expect anything in return. Doing this should be purely for the sake of Allah.

May Allah give us the taufeeq to do Ihsan and be of those with wisdom and knowledge. AMEEN. 

A Student of  the Quran

About Quran Reflections

Al-Huda's branch at Khayaban-e-Sehar is one of the few Quran courses being regularly conducted in Karachi, Pakistan, where the mode of instruction and examination is English. The students and teachers have decided to upload their reflections on the Quran and class notes on this blog, in order to be available to a global audience for the latter's benefit and inspiration.
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