مَن كَانَ يُرِيدُ الْعِزَّةَ فَلِلَّـهِ الْعِزَّةُ جَمِيعًا ۚ إِلَيْهِ يَصْعَدُ الْكَلِمُ الطَّيِّبُ وَالْعَمَلُ الصَّالِحُ يَرْفَعُهُ ۚ وَالَّذِينَ يَمْكُرُونَ السَّيِّئَاتِ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ ۖ وَمَكْرُ أُولَـٰئِكَ هُوَ يَبُورُ ﴿١٠
Whoever desires honor [through power] – then to Allah belongs all honor. To Him ascends good speech, and righteous work raises it. But they who plot evil deeds will have a severe punishment, and the plotting of those – it will perish.
TAFSEER (translated from alhudapk.com/Dr. Farhat Hashmi)
Allah is the one who gives honor:
Surah Nisa 139:
الَّذِينَ يَتَّخِذُونَ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِن دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۚ أَيَبْتَغُونَ عِندَهُمُ الْعِزَّةَ فَإِنَّ الْعِزَّةَ لِلَّـهِ جَمِيعًا ﴿١٣٩
Those who take disbelievers as allies instead of the believers. Do they seek with them honor [through power]? But indeed, honor belongs to Allah entirely.
One should search for honor with Allah Subhanawataala only, not with people. One who leaves what is dishonorable in the eyes of Allah and adopts what Allah has commanded he or she is the one who will attain honor.
Words of piety and purity ascend to Him Subhanawataala….
What are the pakeeza (pure) kalmia?
1. La illa ha illal lah
Adhkaar & Dhikr
Amar bil Maaroof & Nahya nil Munkar (Staying away from what is disobedience of Allah and doing what is right)
What raises these pious words to Allah?
It is the best of deeds (Amaal e Saleha) are what raise these words to Allah.
It means only words do not suffice, actions need to accompany them.
If one reads the Quran, but one does not obey what Allah says then that is a negation of the purity of the words of the Quran.
Allah Subhanawataala gives honor based on the purity and sincerity of the act with the words of piety……….Salah and what we speak in it is an example of whether it is sincere or not. Only He knows and we know what was in the act of salah.
No honor can be attained with Allah unless the words of piety are confirmed and raised by good actions.