written down as being truthful."
"Fulfil your promises when you make them"
- Fulfilling promises is acharacteristic of the believer and a sign among the many signs of Taqwa. TheMuttaqeen aren’t known to break their promises or breach their contracts, oaths orpledges. Completing a promise, oath or pledge is the foundation in building a Muslimsociety. Included in this action are all trade, business and mutual relations. Each andevery one of these dealings is related to the community. Furthermore thesetransactions and pledges stop at the fulfilment of a promise. Hence if the promise isbroken then the trust is gone; and when that takes place, mutual relationsdeteriorate and respect diminishes.·
"When you’re entrusted with something, carry out that trust"
- This is amongthe greatest traits of character which Allaah praises. The Most High praises thepeople who carry out something they are entrusted to do. When a person does thisaction it shows he has complete faith and good Islam. Carrying out trust preservesthe Deen, honour, wealth, body, soul and knowledge etc. The Prophet
"The believer is the one the people trust with their wealth and life."
Therefore, if trusts are carried out in the community, the unity is strengthened andbrotherhood grows stronger. And once these things occur goodness and blessingsprevail and spread.·
"Safeguard your private parts"
- This means you prevent them from doingHaraam or falling into illicit deeds. Allah says,
"And those who guard their chastity(i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts) except from their wives or what theirright hands possess, for then, they are free from blame; But whoever seeks beyondthat, then those are the transgressors."
[Al-Mu’minoon, 5-7]. Safeguarding theprivate parts preserves and protects the offspring, lineage, cleans the society and is asecurity against (the spread of) evil and disease.·
"lower your gaze"
- This means you don’t look at prohibited things. Allaah says,
"Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), andprotect their private parts. That is purer for them. Verily, Allaah is All-Aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking atforbidden things), and protect their private parts."
[An-Noor, 30-31]. Lowering thegaze has many benefits; It gives a person the light and sweetness of faith.Furthermore, lowering the gaze strengthens the heart, purifies the soul and sets itstraight. Through lowering the glance a person is given a protection against looking