The Islamic way of life

Islam is a universal religion as it covers all the aspects of life for all humanity. It makes clear that the basis of the otherworldly life is our deeds and actions in this world. Islam means obedience or submission to the will of God. The will of God is expressed clearly in the religious law. The Holy Quran is the supreme expression of the Islamic law. Apart from the Quranic law Islamic law includes old customs and traditions that are not against our religion. Islamic law covers all the important aspects of our private life. It guides us about the types of food. We may or may not eat, the way we dress ourselves, the relations between men and women, and so on. All these rules of private life go together with prayers and acts of worship. we have to pray five times a day, keep fast during the holy month of  Ramazan.thus we live remembering God all the time perhaps we know about all this too well. Unfortunately we don’t fully act on the rules of private living given by Islam.

Islam is quite clear about our public life. It means that it guides us about the duties of the government and the state and our duties towards society. It also guides us about the duties of society towards the individual. The Quran says that full or absolute power belongs to God. Therefore all governments or states become agents of the supreme ruler that is God. As such they have to obey the orders of God and frame their laws according to the Quran if they are truly Islamic. Islam is a religion of true peace, justice and equality. It gives us clear directions in regard to respect for each other’s rights in society.

 Islam is a flexible religion. It permits us to make use of our reason or mind to suggest solutions to new kinds of social problems. Whatever laws and rules have been given by it it concrete our practical benefit. We can say with certainty that Islam is a complete social and religious system. It can take us to heights of perfection in this world as well as in the next.

By Iram Shahzadi(129/10)

    

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