A passage in the Quran, the holy book of Islam, states, "Fight for the sake of God those that fight against you, but do not attack them first. God does not love the aggressors"(Van Voorst 311). However, there ... ... middle of paper ... ...is true for all people in all areas of life, so expanding the Nation of Islam is a very important goal for all Muslims. To avoid being stopped or pushed back, Jihad can oftentimes become necessary, and despite what popular media may have people believe, Jihad is not evil, it is as pure as Christians saying Grace before eating or Jews wearing yarmulkes. Works Consulted and Cited Jihad.
They live in a world full of people with various backgrounds. An umma consciousness ought not to engulf or negate other muslim existential relations in the contemporary world. Islam being the message of “The Lord of the Universe”-allows and urges constructive natural relations between muslims and whomever they come across for whatever legitimate purpose. Through Islam we must make the best of our potential abilities. 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.
This refers to the effort Muslims put forth to live as closely to their faith as possible. Allah’s instructions include following rules of faith in the Quran, devotion to him, and doing what they can to contribute and help others. Like any religion, the standards which classify a person as a diligent follower are often set very high... ... middle of paper ... ...reater Jihad, the call to protect and defend Islam, no matter the cost. The Quran, like many other holy books and scriptures, has an overall peaceful message to go out into the world in the name of God and do good deeds that reflect his teaching. Over time some of these stories and passages have been interpreted differently, resulting in the formation of different religious groups within Islam.
In countries where religious law is prominent, it is very important and respected. It is divine law , and strives to guide human behavior with spiritual mandate. Religious law serves as a representation of the religions values and morals. Most followers of this type of law believe that the law came from God(s). A certain type of religious law is Islamic law.
By a matter of fact, as-Salam, an instinctive attribute of the one and the only true God, Allah, means peace (Ashraf 116). Therefore... ... middle of paper ... ...s and beliefs, Islam appreciates the importance of peace in the society and seeks to promote it through different values. The Holy Qur’an the need for love, compassion, forgiveness, and mercy among other values that enhance social life. Further from these, the religion appreciates the sanctity of life and shuns all activities that may lead to termination of human life. Therefore, war, which leads to many effects like destruction and death, is highly discouraged in Islam.
One has to know what satisfies Allah (SWT) and what brings about his discontent. Had the laws of Islam been clear and easy to understand, as to what is obligatory, forbidden and permissible it would have been very easy for one to lead his life as he deemed fit for him. It is very difficult for a layman to make a decision based on the understanding of Islamic Law. Sometimes the laws appear to be complicated and we need guidance in such cases. During the times of the Holy Prophet (SAW) people living in close proximity used to hear the laws directly from the Holy Prophet (SAW) and fully understand their texts.
You alone we worship, and to You alone we turn for help. Guide us to the straight path, The path of those whom You have favored, Not of those who have incurred Your wrath, Nor of those who have gone astray. (1) This passage is a perfect example of how their must be an enormous amount of love, honor and respect for their god, Allah. God is asked to steer our lives in the right direction if we stray off the path. This, in a nutshell, sums up the main idea of being a Muslim.
He values qualities such as bravery over piety when he discusses the conditions of men who are in office. He argues that even Prophet assigned tasks to their companions based on their abilities so that they benefit the community. Regarding justice, Ibn Tammiyah believes that justice has its origins in orders of Allah and a ruler must follow them. Instead of expecting rulers to have very firm knowledge of all aspects of Shariah, Ibn Tammiyahs suggests that rulers should consult the ulama if they are unaware of shari’ hukm about something. In case of disagreement, he suggests that the ruler should ascertain opinion of all Muslims and then choose the one that is nearest to the teachings of Qur’an and Sunnah.
Its mean Muslims should struggle to get their aim. On the other hand, Muslim should follow the behavior of that person whose are the idol for this world. The best example of the i... ... middle of paper ... ...ting thing is that we have adopted only negative things of the west for example western people always speak truth but in our society we can’t find truth in any field. The purpose to disuse this point is that we should change our behavior with human beings and our behavior should be according to Islam. If we concentrate the golden age of Islam then we can surely say that Muslims treated with human very politely and properly with the rules of Islam.
Jihad is the concept to understand and follow to insure justice, peace and all forms of aggression, corruption and degeneration in the society and not a concept to be condemned. From several Quranic verses it may be implied that jihad is a struggle, a constant struggle to eliminate discrepancies between deficiencies and perfection. It is an immense search for accomplishment, an immense attack on deformities. Islam at the same places great emphasis on the way social, religious and political counications are conducted with the non-believers, especially with the followers of A... ... middle of paper ... ... terrorists’ groups and networks and that have become a challenge for the intelligence agencies of the world. At present in numerous nations terrorists have made a state of lack of determination and repulsive fallings in the personalities of billions of individuals, particularly with the terrorist assaults of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon Building in the United States of America.