As far as believer is concerned
he should/will be alert of his actions. The reason is fairly simple that he is
answerable to each and every single action of his in the hereafter. He should
feel in the depts of his soul that he is in constant need of the help and
support of Allah, no matter how much he may think he can do things by
himself/others help. He knows that it is Almighty Allah Who is in control of
the affairs of the universe and of mankind.
So, it is the matter of
complete submission to Allah and His Messenger. When there is a doubt in the
submission to this, then there is a concern to be addressed as the hadith
states: Each of you is a shepherd, and each of you is responsible for his flock
(i.e. those owe whom you have authority).
But no, by the Lord, they can
have no (real) Faith, until they make you judge in all disputes between them,
and find in their souls no resistance against your decisions, but accept them
with the fullest convictions. ( Quran 4 : 65).
The sincere muslim is convinced
that belief in the will and decree of Allah is one of the pillars of faith. Whatever
befalls him in life cannot have been avoided,because Allah has decreed it. His acceptance of the divine will and decree
will earn him a great reward from Allah, Who will count him as one of the
successful, obedient believers.
The muslim may find himself becoming neglectful
and slipping from the straight path, so that he may commit a sin which does
not befit him as a humble and vigilant
believer, but he will soon remember his Lord, turn away from his error and seek
forgiveness for his failings.
The sincere muslim seeks to
earn the pleasure of Allah in everything that he does. He is not concerned with
seeking the approval of other, and indeed he may incur the wrath and hatred of
people in the course of his efforts to win divine favour, as the prophet (pbuh)
Whoever seeks the pleasure of
Allah at the risk of displeasing the people. Allah will take care of him and
protect him from them. But whoever seeks the pleasure of the people at the risk
of angering Allah. Allah will abandon him to the care of the people. (Tirmidhi).
The believer is concerned about
his prayer and the pillars of Islam, with out which his faith is not
complete. Serving and worshiping Allah
may be accomplished through every deed of man that is aimed at building a civilization
establishing the authority of Allah on earth and living according to His
commandments. The sincere believer will feel that his worship is lacking is he
does not strive to achieve the purpose for which Allah created Jinn and men.
I have only created jinns and
men, that they may serve Me. (Quran 51: 56)
No wonder that a believer joyfully embraces this mission and eagerly devotes all his resources- his time,
his energy and his wealth- to fulfilling it. It is the distinguishing characteristic of his life, for it entitles him to draw closer to Allah, by
his ibaadaat, understanding the purpose of his creation, reading the message
from Allah, and not deviating from the path of Allah as Messenger taught him.