This creates a very strong community. A follower of Islam must first choose to be a Muslim, and then he/she has the freedom to choose other relating subgroups (i.e. ethnicity, gender, nationality). It is a grand testament to the priority Islam places on umma by asking all Muslims to sacrifice in aiding other Muslims. This unifies Muslims as a collective first, after, individuality occurs on the basis of a Muslim’s choice in how he/she aids fellow Muslims.
The identity of the muslim individual, group and umma can be perceived and universally recognized through truthfulness, honesty and helpfulness rather than throu... ... middle of paper ... ...ily, freedom of faith and religion; health , education, political and socio-economic rights. They should be unhesitant supporters of religious and ethnic minorities and all victims of oppression and exploitation. Conclusion It goes without saying that each country with a muslim majority should be a role model for defending and securing human rights. We as an Umma have a long way to go through in order to assure itself within itself and the complex contemporary world. Whatever the long way it starts with a few steps in the right direction.
Who are getting benefits? Whenever we buy anything we first read manual provided with it because we know if we use the things according to it we can us it successfully. Similarly Quran is the manual of life provided by our creator . If we live our life according to its teachings we can led a success full life. Today the condition of Muslims is bad to worse because they are looking for success in this material world they left the teachings of Quran and Sunnah.
Sharia is a guiding tool for Muslims, and it is referred to as the true path to be followed by Muslim and it covers all the aspects of a Muslim’s life. In western countries Sharia is commonly viewed as something preventing freedom and as an oppressing force, but in no way, is Sharia intended to be. This perspective is not shared with the majority of Muslims in the world. The purpose of this paper is to answer what Sharia is really about,
Allah (SWT) created mankind and gave him an intellect. Man has been left free to choose his own goal, his own way of life, which will either take him towards the right path, the path of obedience towards Allah (SWT) or the path of wretchedness, the path of disobedience and sinning towards Allah (SWT). Allah (SWT) has sent down a set of laws “Shariah” for mankind to follow. Submission is unconditional obedience to Allah (SWT) and it is one’s duty to follow the Islamic Laws. A Believer of Allah (SWT) submitting himself to the religion of Allah (SWT) Islam knows that for every action done by him in this world, he is accountable to his Creator.
This, in a nutshell, sums up the main idea of being a Muslim. Not only is love for god important... ... middle of paper ... ...t if you recite to them a single verse, the unbelievers will surely say; 'You preach nothing but falsehoods.' Thus God seals of ignorant men." (30:59) Among all responsibilities and requirements laid down in the Koran, I believe the most important aspect is that Allah and the Prophet, Muhammad, be a muslims first love and it is clear that this is so. There are many passages in surah 30 which support and convincingly convey that their must be a high level of love, honor and obedience for Allah and Muhammad the Prophet.
Muslims believe that it is a continuation and reiteration of the monotheistic teachings and traditions of early Judaism (McCarthy 1992, 119-123). Sacred Islamic Texts The Qur’an: The Qur’an literally ... ... middle of paper ... ...rn free from sin and with the spiritual potential to be good Muslims. Salvation is acquired by grace and guidance from Allah and personal faith, good works and deeds. All mankind is born Muslim and is endowed with the spiritual and intellectual ability to acknowledge Allah as God and obey His laws and submit to them. Humanity has a special place in creation as humanity alone is gifted with rational faculties, spiritual aspirations, freedom of choice and power of action.
All of our futures will depend on working together for good governance, for freedom of religion, speech, and assembly, and for economic and educational advancement. Together we can contain and eliminate our preachers of hate and terrorists who threaten the safety, security, and prosperity of our families and societies.” Esposito’s final comment about what we as humanity should do in order to save the future of Islam is almost unimaginable yet it is at the same time the only rational way for human prosperity and peace. Bibliography: Esposito, John L. The Future of Islam. New York: Oxford UP, 2010. Print.
They prefer the word guidance to the word teaching because they believe that the sought-after relationship with God can be reached only through personal experience. The original Sufis, though they seem far from the orthodox views, maintained a very close tie with original Islamic doctrine. Their differences were considerable, but the link with orthodoxy was 'guaranteed by their acceptance of the law and ritual practices of Islam. '; The Sufis believe that a person's soul abides with God before it ever inhabits the body of man. This connection is the reason for all Sufi practice.
Further definition shows Islamism to, “bring all elements of social, economic, and political life into harmony with what its adherents believe is “true Islam” (Richards 2013, p363) Firstly in the essay, peaceful Islam ideas will be look at, especially of ‘New Islamists’. Richards describes one of the groups of ‘New Islamists’ to be the intellectuals in Egypt. These people are called ‘Salafis’, they follow after the Prophet Muhammed. These Islamists are concerned with smaller aspects of life, for example the state of how t... ... middle of paper ... ...democratic means. Works Cited Fuller, Graham E. ‘The Future of Political Islam.’ Foreign Affairs.