It is narrated by Abu Umamah that a person asked the Messenger of Allah, “What is Faith?” He said:
“If you feel pleasure at a good act that you do and pain and sorrow at an evil act, you are a truthful Believers.” (Masnad Ahmed)
Commentary: It shows that one of the distinctive signs of Faith is that when a person performs a noble deed he (she) feels joy in his heart at it, and when he commits a wicked deed, it makes him sad. As long as this subjective sense of right and wrong is present in a man it should be supposed that the spirit of Faith is alive within him and this feeling is its fruit and outcome.
[Maulana Muhammad Manzoor Nomani. Ma’ariful Hadith, Volume 1, Pg. 132. “Book of Faith,” Darul-Ishaat, Karachi, 2002.]
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