Thursday, November 10, 2011

Merits of Islam in Personal Matters

1- Islam requires spiritual and bodily cleanliness.
2: 222. They ask you concerning menstruation. Say: that is an Adha (a harmful thing for a husband to have a sexual intercourse with his wife while she is having her menses), therefore keep away from women during menses and go not unto them till they have purified (from menses and have taken a bath). And when they have purified themselves, then go in unto them as Allah has ordained for you (go in unto them in any manner as long as it is in their vagina). Truly, Allâh loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves (by taking a bath and cleaning and washing thoroughly their private parts, bodies, for their prayers, etc.).
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) out of one of the gardens of Madeenah, and he heard the sounds of two people who were being tormented in their graves. He said, ‘They are being punished, not for something that was difficult to avoid, but it is nevertheless a major sin. One of them did not protect himself from urine (i.e., take measures to avoid contaminating himself or his clothes) and the other used to walk about spreading tattling.”

2- Islam has prohibited alcoholic drinks and all intoxicating things which
cause the destruction and annihilation of proper judgment and reason, which is the most valuable gift in the world.
5: 90. O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, Al­Ansâb , and Al­Azlâm (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaitân's (Satan) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful. 

3- Everything that happens in this universe, good or bad, happens by the decree of Allah, under His control and by His will, therefore Islam forbids a mentally healthy person of suicide and considers it a major sin and a bad end. The one who kills himself in order to escape calamities or poverty or the results of distress or anger has, by doing that, exposed himself to the punishment of Allah, because he hastened to bring about his demise as if he was objecting to Allah's will and decree. The society should provide psychological treatment for those who need it.
4 : 29. O you who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves unjustly except it be a trade amongst you, by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves (nor kill one another). Surely, Allâh is Most Merciful to you.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever kills himself with a piece of iron, that iron will be in his hand and he will be stabbing himself in the stomach with it in Hell for ever and ever. Whoever kills himself with poison, that poison will be in his hand and he will be drinking it in Hell…” 

4- Islam vigorously raises the human ambitions and urges people not to neglect their worldly interests, but warns against having no other concern in life other than gaining materialistic things.
47: 36. The life of this world is but play and pastime, but if you believe (in the Oneness of Allâh Islâmic Monotheism), and fear Allâh, and avoid evil, He will grant you your wages, and will not ask you your wealth.

5- Islam grants rights to everyone including the dead; it forbids speaking ill of the dead; exposing their corpses, and not burying them, furthermore it lays on their children the responsibility of paying charity on their parents' behalf, paying back their debts, praying for them and being nice to their friends.
The prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said “When the son of Adam dies, his deeds come to an end apart from three: sadaqah jaariyah (ongoing charity); beneficial knowledge; or a righteous son who will make du’aa’ for him.”

6- Wishing for death due to suffering that one is passing through; praying against one’s self, one’s children, one’s servants or one’s wealth is not permissible because it brings harm.


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