We are talking about those who are best in faith, who practice the teachings of Allah and His Messenger (SAW), who are kind to people, give charity and pray. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, its quoted in Sahi Bukhari, 3651
“The best people are those living in my generation, and then those who will follow them, and then those who will follow the latter. Then there will come some people who will bear witness before taking oaths, and take oaths before bearing witness.”The best people are those living in my generation, and then those who will follow them, and then those who will follow the latter. Then there will come some people who will bear witness before taking oaths, and take oaths before bearing witness.”
This does not mean we are the bad ones, but it mentions the corruption that will be raised amongst people due to which they will fall into ignorance. Today we are surrounded by corrupt people, who makes living difficult for righteous people. This is the reason why many people who want to practice Islam in true essence, find it hard.
We would not be wrong to say that most of us:
- Do not tolerate
- Back bite
- Deal in interest
- Not spend time to learn Islam, nor try to follow
- Spend all time thinking about earning money
- Break relation
and so on, so it makes obvious we need to amend ourselves to become good ones. If you feel all this discussion is unnecessary, just think about Paradise and hell, and that based on our deeds we will go to either Hell or paradise.
So its time to start thinking about ourselves, the best way is to spend 5 minutes daily before going to sleep and think about what you did right or wrong in the day. Then pray to Allah that He may give you strenght to fight Satan, oneself and to follow His path. Ameen!