Thursday, December 1, 2011

Merits of Islam in the Impact on People

1- The law in Islam, enunciates the rights of mankind without distinction of race and color. No branch of Islamic law is based on the expediencies and objects of any particular territory and particular race. The proof of this is that whenever any problem presents itself in the world, whether it be about the agreement and treaty with any nation, or about war and whether it be about the internal administration or foreign policy' of the country, a commandment relating to it will certainly be found in Islamic law.

2- Good deeds, which a person does wipe away the sins of his bad deeds, which encourage people to do good.
29: 7. Those who believe [in the Oneness of Allâh (Monotheism) and in Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and do not apostate because of the harm they receive from the polytheists], and do righteous good deeds, surely, We shall remit from them their evil deeds and shall reward them according to the best of that which they used to do.
11: 114. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds (i.e. small sins). That is a reminder (an advice) for the mindful (those who accept advice).

3- Islamic rituals benefit the individual who does them:
Praying keeps the Muslim in a spirit of humiliation and concentration, he will feel tranquil and secure. For this reason, the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to say: "Let us find relaxation and joy in prayer." If something distressed him, he would hasten to pray.
Zakat; alms purifies the soul from stinginess and miserliness, and accustoms people to being generous and helping the poor and needy. It will bring a great reward on the Day of Resurrection, just like other forms of worship. Alms and charity contributes in lowering the poverty level.
Fasting involves refraining from food and sex. It is a form of worship, and a way in which one can feel the hunger of those who are deprived. It is also a reminder of the blessings of the Creator, and it brings rewards beyond measure.
 Hajj; the pilgrimage to the sacred House of Allah, which was built by Ibraheem (Abraham, upon whom be peace). By performing Hajj one is obeying the command of Allah and the call to come and meet Muslims from all over the world.
Ablution which is washing many body organs before praying keeps the body clean.
73: 20. Verily, your Lord knows that you do stand (to pray at night) a little less than two-thirds of the night, or half the night, or a third of the night, and so do a party of those with you, And Allâh measures the night and the day. He knows that you are unable to pray the whole night, so He has turned to you (in mercy). So, recite you of the Qur'ân as much as may be easy for you. He knows that there will be some among you sick, others travelling through the land, seeking of Allâh's Bounty; yet others fighting in Allâh's Cause. So recite as much of the Qur'ân as may be easy (for you), and perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât) and give Zakât, and lend to Allâh a goodly loan, and whatever good you send before you for yourselves, (i.e. Nawâfil non-obligatory acts of worship: prayers, charity, fasting, Hajj and 'Umrah, etc.), you will certainly find it with Allâh, better and greater in reward. And seek Forgiveness of Allâh. Verily, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.

4- Islam transfers people from the darkness of polytheism and worship of the created, to worshipping the Only True Creator.
57: 9. It is He Who sends down manifest Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) to His slave (Muhammad) that He may bring you out from darkness into light. And verily, Allâh is to you full of kindness, Most Merciful.

5- Islam changes the lives of its subordinates by preventing them from committing sins, pre-Islamic Arabs were at the top of ignorance, backwardness and tribal conflicts, all was changed after they embraced Islam.
3: 103. And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allâh (i.e. this Qur'ân), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allâh's Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islâmic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allâh makes His Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided.

6- Islam produces psychological tranquility which results in a Muslim not become too discontented if something harmful happens to him, or become arrogant if it was good.
7: 19. Verily, man (disbeliever) was created very impatient; 20. Irritable (discontented) when evil touches him; 21. And niggardly when good touches him;- 22. Except those devoted to Salât (prayers) 23. Those who remain constant in their Salât (prayers); 24. And those in whose wealth there is a known right, 25. For the beggar who asks, and for the unlucky who has lost his property and wealth, (and his means of living has been straitened); 26. And those who believe in the Day of Recompense,

7- Islam defines the nature of the relationship between people.
49: 13. O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allâh is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqûn (pious)]. Verily, Allâh is All-Knowing, All-Aware.

8- Islam does not differentiate between people regardless of their colors, race or ethnicity.
30: 22. And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colors. Verily, in that are indeed signs for men of sound knowledge.
The Prophet of Guidance (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) told us about the signs of a person’s success: “Allah does not look at the outward appearance or wealth of any one of you, but He looks at your hearts and deeds.”


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