Effect of Eman (Belief) on Human Life
Below are some indicators that you should have in you, if you have eman (belief). If you lack some of them, analyze and correct yourself.
Love of Allah and Prophet Muhammad s.a.w (if you don’t feel it, you don’t have eman).
Allah says in the Quran, “But those who believe are stronger in love for Allah.” (Al-Baqarah 165).
Give marks to yourself, how much love do you feel?
“Unquestionably, [for] the allies of Allah there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve. Those who believed and were fearing Allah. For them are good tidings in the worldly life and in the Hereafter. No change is there in the words of Allah. That is what is the great attainment.” (Yunus 62-64).
They will not grieve; neither in the hereafter nor now i.e. in this world (as grammatically this tense is used for both present and future). They’ve got Allah’s love, they don’t care for other petty things now.
People are thrown in depths of despair when someone leaves them, but this is not the case with believers. Think of the Sahabiyya whose son was dead and she was talking normally with her husband. What gave her the strength?
Seek refuge from trials, but when you are afflicted with something then show strength, be brave!
“Allah is the ally of those who believe. He brings them out from darkness-es into the light.” (Al-Baqarah 257).
This is for both the worlds. If you have Allah’s friendship, you’ll be shown a way everywhere.
And remember it says in a hadith, Allah gives eman only to the one He likes. Think, does He like me?
“Allah has promised the believing men and believing women gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally, and pleasant dwellings in gardens of perpetual residence; but approval from Allah is greater. It is that which is the great attainment.” (At-Tauba 72).
“And whoever believes in Allah – He will guide his heart.” (At-Taghabun 11).
You will get guidance to the straight path.
“Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds – their Lord will guide them because of their faith.” (Yunus 9).
You’ll be hopeful.
“but you expect from Allah that which they expect not.” (An-Nisa 104).
You’ll be saved from distress.
“and saved him from the distress. And thus do We save the believers.” (Al-Anbiya 88).
You’ll be given a pure life.
“Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life,” (An-Nahl 97).
You’ll be given reward of your good deeds in this life too.
It says in a hadith, And He provides for him on his obedience.
“Those are the believers, truly. For them are degrees [of high position] with their Lord” (Al-Anfal 4).
Obedience becomes easy.
It says in a hadith, believer is like a submissive camel, wherever he is led, he follows.
He is thoughtful for everyone.
He feels for others as body feels for its aching head.
He feels happy in giving away for the sake of Allah.
He loves and is loved.
Abu Hurairah (r.a) narrated: The Prophet s.a.w said, “A Momin is an embodiment of love and affection and there is no good in one who neither loves nor is loved”. (Ahmad 400,2).
He uses his abilities in Allah’s way.
Allah puts his love in others’ hearts.
“Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds – the Most Merciful will appoint for them affection.” (Maryam 96).
He is innocent. (But not stupid, he’s not fooled from the same place twice).
Shaitan has no power over him.
“Indeed, there is for him no authority over those who have believed and rely upon their Lord.” (An-Nahl 99).
It says in a hadith, Indeed momin tires the devils like you tire out your camel in a journey.
From a hadith, A believer is like a mirror to the believer, he safeguards his property and he watches over his back.
He is very conscious about his sins.
It says in a hadith, A believer sees his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain which he is afraid may fall on him.
He accepts advice. (From a hadith).
Suhaib (r.a) narrated: Allah’s messenger s.a.w said, “Strange is the case of a believer, there is good for him in everything, and this is only for the believer. If a blessing reaches him, he is grateful to Allah which is good for him, and if an adversity reaches him, he is patient which is good for him.” (Muslim, Kitab-uz-Zuhd 7500).
I love this one, good in everything. We’re either happy or sad in our life so if we’re grateful and patient in both situations, there is only good every moment!
His food habits change.
He drinks in one intestine, whereas a disbeliever drinks in 7 intestines. (From a hadith).
His talk changes.
Abdullah (r.a) narrated: Allah’s messenger s.a.w said, “A Momin is not the one who taunts, curses, speaks indecently or abuses others.” (Ibn-e-Haban, Kitab-ul-Eman 192).
P.S. Everything is taken from either the Quran or the sunnah. But I haven’t put those ahadith in quotation marks whose words may not be exact.