How Can A Muslim Get Rid of Bad Attitude: If you have a very bad attitude; you are stopping yourself to succeed, now and hereafter.
Many Muslims are disobedient towards their mother and they often make her angry.
Sometimes Muslims manners and attitudes are good, but most of the time they are bad.
But, How can Muslims improve their attitude and manners? What are the things that will help them, to be kind to not only their parents but and everyone they meet?
How can they develop a good attitude?
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Even unpleasant, When some people’s attitude is good, they feel that they are showing off. Also, they feel that they are committing minor shirk (by showing off).
With all these problems most of us fave. So how can Muslims remain steadfast in having a good attitude and good manners, while being sincere to Allah in that regard?
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All praises to Allah, the one who created all things and have Total control over them. We beg Him to guide us through the right path.
Good Attitude is Will Weigh Most Heavily on The Last Day
First and foremost, if you have a good attitude, you should happy and continually seeking the guidance of Allah. Because a good attitude will weigh most heavily on the Scale of the deed.
That’s why the best of Muslims in attitude will be seated close to the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) on the Day of Judgement.
It was narrated by at-Tirmidhi (2018) – who classed it as Hasan – from Jaabir that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Among the dearest of you to me and those who will be seated closest to me on the Day of Resurrection are those of you who are best in attitude.”
– Classed as Saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh at-Tirmidhi.
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Al-Bukhaari (6035) and Muslim (2321) narrated from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr from the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) that he said: “The best of you are the best of you in attitude.”
An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
This is an encouragement to have a good attitude, and it highlights the virtue of such a person, for this is the character of the Prophets of Allah, may He be exalted, and His close friends (awliya’).
The Definition of Good Attitude
Doing an act of kindness, refraining from causing harm, and having a cheerful endorsement is the definition of a good attitude.
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Al-Qaeda ‘Iyaad said: It means mixing with people with a kind and cheerful attitude, and being friendly and compassionate towards them, putting up with them, showing forbearance and patience towards them at times of hardship, refraining from being arrogant towards them or mistreating them, and avoiding being harsh and angry with them or being critical towards them.”
Disobedience Towards Parents is A Major Sin
There’s something to notice here, showing a bad attitude to invest parents is a sin, and disobeying is no exception, but on the condition that what they command you on don’t against the rule of Allah.
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However, Muslims, must treat their parents very kindly and strive to treat them well in every way possible. Also, Muslims must avoid angering them or going against their wishes and disobeying them.
Is it Possible For Muslims to improve Their attitude?
Muslims can improve their attitude positively and refine it, by doing the following:
- Muslims should know the virtues of having a good attitude. And it rewards in this world and the hereafter.
- Knowing the bad consequences of having a bad attitude. And what will be its negative consequences?
- Muslims should study the biographies of the earlier generations (salaf) and the lives of the righteous.
- Muslims who want to change their attitude to good. Should focus on sitting with people of good attitude, and avoid sitting with people of bad attitude.
- They must avoid getting angry, striving to attain patience, and training themselves to be deliberate and not hasty.
- Then Muslims should train themselves to develop a good attitude. While trying to make themselves accustomed to that (“fake it until you make it”), and being patient when striving to do that.
In short, Muslims should call upon Allah, (may He be exalted), ask Him to make their attitude good and p them attain that.
One of the supplications of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was:
“O Allah, You have made my outward appearance good, so make my attitude good.” Narrated by Ahmad (24392)