Muslimcreed – As discussed earlier, sincerity is easy to say, but very difficult to do and not everyone can do it. But behind a difficulty to sincerely accept the situation, there are also a myriad of benefits of sincere that are rarely realized by many people. Here are the sincere benefits that you need to know!
1. Makes the heart calmer
When faced with problems or calamities, our hearts are hit by various feelings. Yes, sad, anxious, angry, disappointed, regretful, all of them become one and make the heart feel uneasy. As a result, whatever we do feels bad and always wrong. All of these feelings are clearly natural, but still we can’t keep these bad feelings in our hearts.
Well, one way to overcome this messy heart problem, sincere can be the answer. When you are sincere with all the provisions of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala, your heart will be in much better condition. No more anger, disappointment, regret, and other bad feelings. All that’s left is a sense of calm and a new spirit, that you can get through everything well.
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2. Not easily controlled by anger
Everyone must have felt angry, but not everyone can control it. People whose hearts are not sincere, will always be angry. They are angry with everything. Angry at the situation, angry at others, even dare to be angry and blame Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala.
But when the heart is sincere, the anger will slowly disappear from your heart and turn into an infinite sense of calm. Not only will you stop being angry, you will also become a more patient person and not easily provoked by other people’s circumstances or provocations.
3. More forgiving
Normally, when someone makes a mistake, we get angry. The bigger the mistake, the bigger the anger we feel. Not only angry, some people even have the heart to carry out revenge missions. Regardless of whether it is intentional or not, in our eyes that person is wrong and must suffer the consequences.
But that will not happen if we have sincerity in ourselves. In addition to educating people to be more patient, sincere also makes someone more forgiving. They have a soft heart, and are easily touched. Let alone thinking of revenge, those who are sincere will even easily forgive others before they even apologize.
4. Be more grateful for the blessings of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala
As discussed earlier, people who are not sincere are easily angry, even dare to express their anger to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala. But people whose hearts are sincere, just the opposite.
They are grateful for whatever circumstances are given by Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala. Be it a good state, or a bad one. They are well aware that humans will always be tested by various things. The test does not mean that Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala hates us, but it is a sign that Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala loves us. With that thought, they no longer feel angry, let alone dare to blame Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala.
5. Liked by other people
Who doesn’t like having a patient, forgiving, and gentle friend? People with these three attitudes, their presence always makes others feel comfortable. Just being close to them is fun, especially if you become their friend. After all, being friends with someone like this won’t make you regret it.
Why is that? This is because they always spread a good influence to others. Remember the saying goes, being friends with an oilman will make you smell like oil, but being friends with a perfumer will make you smell good. Now people whose hearts are sincere, are the second category.
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6. Avoid various despicable traits
Kindness is contagious, so is sincerity. Starting from a sincere feeling, then spread to be patient, and forgiving. In addition to being blessed with good qualities, sincere people also tend to avoid various bad qualities.
Starting from the nature of anger, jealousy, jealousy, stubbornness, and several other bad traits that can harm yourself. They will not be tormented by it, because his heart is always filled with tranquility.
In addition to having a number of good benefits for oneself, sincere nature also has several virtues in the eyes of Allah, Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala. What are the virtues, let’s find out together!
1. It is a condition for the acceptance of worship
We really have to be obedient to worship, especially if the worship that is done is mandatory worship. But the name of worship, must also be done sincerely and sincerely. Moreover, apart from obligatory worship, Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala does not see how much worship we do, but how sincere the worship is.
The same thing is written in the Qur’an Surah Al-An’am verse 162
2. Sincerity is a trait possessed by the prophets and apostles
The prophets and apostles in the past, preached to invite their people to worship Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. They preach secretly, then openly. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, their da’wah is not always well received.
Many people in the past were against the da’wah that had been delivered. Not only against with harsh words, but also bad behavior, even dared to threaten the messenger of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. But still, the prophets and apostles continued to carry out their duties sincerely and obediently.
3. Given an airy heart
Many people are lazy to worship. Let alone carrying out sunnah worship, obligatory worship such as praying five times a day is still hard. But it’s a different story with sincere people
For them, any worship will feel light and airy to do. Never mind the five daily prayers, praying with a large number of rak’ahs such as tarawih is done with pleasure without the slightest burden.
Characteristics of Sincere People
Finding people who have a sincere heart is not easy because the only way to find out is to pay attention to their nature and behavior. Usually, sincere people show certain characteristics.
1. They are not easy to influence
Being praised by others for what we do is fun. Even if it’s just words, they make us feel more valuable. But on the other hand, praise can actually turn into a double-edged sword. Because a compliment can sometimes make someone turn into a riya ‘.
But this change will not happen to those who have sincerity in their hearts. No matter, how many compliments appeared, it would remain the same person as before.
2. Expect nothing
In this day and age, many people want to help because they want to get something in return. Be it a compliment, or a monetary reward. Worse yet, not a few people openly ask for rewards just for doing small things.
Well, sincere people will not act like that. They are very sincere when it comes to helping others. Let alone asking for money in return, they often even hide their good deeds so that others don’t know. For them, helping others is their duty as a fellow human being.
3. Never bring up what he has done
Many people claim to be sincere when they help, but end up bringing up their help later. Basically, bringing up something in the past, be it good or bad, is not a commendable act.
Bringing up something indicates that we are not one hundred percent sincere with the help we provide. People with a sincere heart will not be like this. They can usually easily forget the kindness or favor he has done in the past.
Being sincere with everything that has happened is not an easy thing. What if what happened to you was bad and painful. But just because sincerity is hard to do, doesn’t mean you can’t do it, right? One of the best ways to bring out sincerity in the heart is to surrender to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. Believe that whatever we have now is not ours, but belongs to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. So when Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala takes it back someday, you no longer need to feel heavy, let alone feel disapproved.