Islamic Date16 Rabi‘ at-akhir
English Date13 December
I'd Like to Complete My Faith
A bedouin asked the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “I'd like to complete my faith.”
The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “If you have good manners you will complete your faith.” [Related by Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal]
The difference between Iblees (Shaitaan) and humans is that of Adab (etiquettes); knowledge Iblees also had!
Having Adaab means to exhibit the appropriate manners towards Allah (subhana wa ta’ala), His Messengers, and everyone else. When we give others the respect and obedience that is suitable for the rank that they occupy then we have exhibited good manners towards them.
Keep in mind that Iblees “believed” in Allah (subhana wa ta’ala), the angels, Paradise and Hell. He would worship with the angels! But he refused to bow down to Allah’s command. He gave himself a status that was not for him to take – positioning himself on par with his Lord and challenging Him.