Islam a way of life

April 13, 2013 · Print This Article

Islam is a way of life

Islam is a complete way of life leading to a balanced way of living.  Islam integrates all domains of human life, just as the different systems in the human body unite to make a complete human being; if one system dysfunction, it will affect the whole body. Likewise, Islam establishes systems of laws that integrate all parts of human society to bring happiness and peace to all its members.

Islam is a social, economical, and political guide for individuals and communities.   The Islamic principles and system of worship, civil rights, code of behavior, dress code, diet, laws of marriage, divorce, inheritance, war, peace, economics, and trades provide realistic, fair, and objective solutions to the individual, family, social, and international problems.

Islam clearly establishes Muslims duties and rights with God, self, children, relatives, neighbor, guest, environment, and everybody else.

The spiritual and secular lives in Islam are closely interrelated.  A spiritual belief that does not deal with social behavior, economic relations and international organizations is as erroneous as the social doctrine that does not consider spiritual belief, morality and behavior.

Almighty Allah asserts in the Quran that human beings were created to worship Him, and that the basis of all true worship is God-consciousness.  Since the teachings of Islam encompass all aspects of life and ethics, God-consciousness is encouraged in all human affairs. A good Muslim must submit himself completely to the Will of Allah in his worldly and spiritual affairs.  Almighty Allah says “Say: ‘Truly, my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the worlds. No partner has He: this am I commanded, and I am the first of those who submit to His Will.’” [Quran 6:162]

Islam is a divine guidance wherein humans of all nations, colors and tongues are linked to a Supreme Power and Justice.  Islam does not allow a hierarchy of intermediaries between Allah his creation.   The eternal miracle of Islam, THE QURAN, is a standing challenge to the intellect of all peoples at all times.  Almighty Allah Says:

“Then do they not reflect upon the Quran? If it had been from [any] other than Allah, they would have found within it much contradiction.” [Quran 4:2]

Islam is a code of life which governs the Muslims spiritual life, intellectual life, personal life, family life, social life, economical life, political life and international life.

Islam is not a new religion, but the same truth that God revealed through all His prophets to all people. For a fifth of the world’s population, Islam is both a religion and a complete way of life. Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness.  The majority of Muslims have nothing to do with the extremely grave events which have come to be associated with their faith.


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