Sharia is important to Muslims in the sense that it is both universal and egalitarian (Exposito, 1988). Sharia is applicable for all mankind and does not differentiate between ethnicity, as mention earlier. Islamic Sharia concerns with what a Muslim should do and what a Muslim should not to, no matter where that Muslim stand on the social hierarchy.Sharia is also important to Muslims because it stresses the importance of unity. Exposito (1988) Explains it in the following way: “All Muslims, Arab and non-Arab, rich and poor, black and white, caliph or craftsman, male and female, are bound by Islamic law as members of a single, transnational community of brotherhood of believers”. The importance of unity is also an obligation for the Muslims and it prescribed in the Quran (Ali, 2003): “And hold fast, all together, by the Rope which Allah stretches out for you and be not divided among your selves; for you were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace you became brothers and you were on the brink of the Pit of Fire and He saved you from it.
A primary question imposes itself. Do we muslims represent an umma in the contemporary world? What is meant by the question is not the umma as known in the political geography asa nation recognized by international law, but the umma is meant here as a concept of universal communal based on self awareness of the concerned entity about its identity on side, and the acceptance of the distinctive identity of the muslims on the other side. Muslims are supposed to be a doctrinal or ideological universal community, united through the entire world by their faith in thinking, feeling and action. They all believe in and they are all committed to Islam and its values of doing good and spreading it.
Islam vehemently serves as both a culture and source of personal identity. Although Muslims are required to follow practices that guide every part of an individual’s life, Islam still promotes the community before the individual. Therefore, personal identity in Islam stems from one’s own achievements within the religious community, or umma. The manner in which a Muslim follows Islam is the means to personal autonomy within the community. The large importance Islam places on the umma is unparallel.
This book is about a Biography of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The biography of the Prophet is a very noble and exalted subject by which Muslims learn about the rise of Islam, and how Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was chosen by Allah to receive the divine revelation. From the reading I realize that, we know more about seerah (the history of our prophet) and it benefited us. From the reading also I can develop the proper love of Muhammad (PBUH) in my hearts. As we know loving prophet Muhammad is ‘Ibadah.
Fiqh provides direction to Muslims on Islamic law. Id. Fiqh regulates issues, in great detail, of ritual practices of faith, composite science of law and morality. Coulson, supra, at 83. The teachings of fiqh are explained by the fuqahā, who are the “guardians of the Islamic conscience”.
But problem is that what way we adopt to do this. Which factors affect on this and what should we do? Muslim should focus on Islamic rules: Islam is the only one region in the world that does tell us the everything about the way of life. Islam tells us the better way of life. Our prophet Muhammad (saw) is the ideal of every person and nation.
They are supposed to cooperate and live in coexistence harmoniously among fellow human. Knowledgeable and good moral character of human capital normally has the capability of leading people to be responsible and God-fearing citizen. As such, Islam emphasises on this kind of human capital development in its education system. God fearing and skilful holistic Islamic human capital investment is the only way to help developing human resource of a country to be able to compete with others in this modern, trying and chaotic globalised world. It is obvious, therefore, Islamic management system is comprehensive one based on the philosophy of faith in Allah.
He was inspired to preach what he had learned and over time, he gained much support as well as opposition. To Muslims, The Koran is their guide to life and living. It is the primary source for Islamic law. It clearly outlines what is right and wrong and makes recommendations for how to live a good, moral and ethical life. Love, community and responsibility are three very prevalent themes throughout the entire Koran.
They also describe the Five Pillars of Islam and guide Muslims in ethical behaviour, allowing them to fully submit to Allah. In conjunction, the Quran and the Hadith reveal the message of Allah for Muslims and guide adherents throughout their lives. The Islamic sacred texts are the
Among them which are truth, honesty, sincerity, and justice (Dr.Hashan n.d). “Work you before Allah with various good deeds and beneficial, both to yourself or to the general public, then God will see that is evaluating and rewarding the deed” (Dr.Quraish,n.d). Based on the meaning of the text above, evaluating and rewarding will be interpreted as a reward or compensation. In addition, it is also known as salary or return to the work done by the people who carry out that work. Philosophy of Islam very emphasis on Is... ... middle of paper ... ...y from hometown.