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Morality in Islam

Morality in Islam Morality in Islam encompasses the concept of righteousness, good character, and the body of moral qualities and virtues prescribed in Islamic religious texts. The principle and fundamental purpose of Islamic morality is love: love for God and love for God’s creatures. The religious conception is that mankind will behave morally and treat each other in...

Islam and The Family

Islam and The Family

Islam and The Family While the warp of society is the individual person and the woof is social order, the unit of the design is the family. Families in which mutual understanding, sincerity and tenderness reign, form details of a harmonious pattern. But a family in confusion and disarray distorts...

The Virtue Of Uprightness

The Virtue Of Uprightness “For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face,” says Psalm 11:7. While there are many allusions to the virtue of “uprightness” in the Old Testament, it is scarcely ever mentioned in today’s secular world. Uprightness, nonetheless, remains an essential...

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What Is Honesty?

Honesty Honesty is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere. Honesty is valued in many ethnic and religious cultures.[1][2][3][4][5] “Honesty is the best policy” is a proverb of Edwin Sandys, while the quote “Honesty...

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Sohba and Musahaba (Conversation and Communion)

Sohba and Musahaba (Conversation and Communion) Sohba (Conversation) means making effective speeches to direct people to the Almighty, enlightening others with words and thoughts, using other’s good opinions of oneself to guide hearts to eternity, and always wishing well for others. The famous Turkish Sufi poet who lived in the...

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Ikhlas (Sincerity or Purity of Intention)

Ikhlas (Sincerity or Purity of Intention) Ikhlas (Sincerity or Purity of Intention) has been interpreted as being upright, sincere, and pure; being distant from show and ostentation in one’s intention and conduct; and being closed to whatever clouds or fouls the heart. Purity of intention, straightforwardness in thought, pursuit of no worldly...

Taqwa (Piety)

Taqwa (Piety) Taqwa (Piety) is derived from wiqaya, which means self-defense and avoidance. Sufis define it as protecting oneself from God’s punishment by performing His commands and observing His prohibitions. Besides its literal and technical meanings, in religious books we find the meanings of piety and fear used interchangeably. In fact, taqwa...

Sayr u Suluk (Journeying and Initiation)

Sayr u Suluk (Journeying and Initiation) In the language of Sufism, when used together, sayr u suluk (journeying and initiation) denotes becoming free of bodily and animal appetites to a certain extent within the framework of certain principles, searching for ways to reach God and traveling toward Him by the...

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The Essentials of Prophethood

The Essentials of Prophethood According to Muslim theologians, the essentials of Prophethood are truthfulness, trustworthiness, communicating of God’s messages, intelligence, infallibility, and freedom from all bodily and mental defects. These are found in every Prophet. Truthfulness Truthfulness is the cornerstone of Prophethood. No lies or deceit, whether explicit or implicit,...

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Characteristics Of Prophets

Characteristics Of Prophets Total Dependency on Revelation and Submission to God Although every Prophet was intelligent and endowed with a comprehensive understanding and a pure soul, these play no role in God’s choice of a Prophet. Most Prophets, including Prophet Muhammad, were unlettered and therefore taught by God. Prophet Muhammad,...

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Why is The Family so Important to Muslims?

Why is The Family so Important to Muslims? The family is the foundation of Islamic society. The peace and security offered by a stable family unit is greatly valued and seen as essential for the spiritual growth of its members. A harmonious social order is created by the existence of...

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Confucius

Confucius Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of...

Doctrine of The Mean

Doctrine of The Mean The Doctrine of the Mean or Zhongyong is both a doctrine of Confucianism and also the title of one of the Four Books of Confucian philosophy. The text is attributed to Zisi or Kong Ji, the only grandson of Confucius. It was published as a chapter in the Classic...

Benjamin Franklin’s Thirteen Virtues

Benjamin Franklin’s Thirteen Virtues 1. Temperance: Eat not to dullness. Drink not to elevation. 2. Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself. Avoid trifling conversation. 3. Order: Let all your things have their places. Let each part of your business have its time. 4. Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought....

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Individualism and Solitude

Individualism and Solitude Many of the fundamental doctrines and attributes of Western civilization are a mixture of Greek-Roman values and a distorted Christianity. They are ultimately derived from ancient, pagan myths, one of the best harms of which is the legend of Prometheus who ‘stole’ fire from the gods at...

Quotes About Love Of Power And Status

Quotes About Love Of Power And Status We have collected and put the best quotes about Love of Power and Status. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these Love of Power and Status quotes on many subjects...

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His Predictions Prove Muhammad’s Prophethood

His Predictions Prove Muhammad’s Prophethood Normally, no one can know exactly what will take place in future, even a few minutes later. Scientists are not certain about even natural events, which take place according to ‘deterministic’ laws; they state that they cannot say with certainty that the world will be...

Prophet Muhammad’s Predictions

Prophet Muhammad’s Predictions Normally, no one can know exactly what will take place at some future date. Scientists are not even sure about natural events that occur according to so-called deterministic laws, and state that they cannot guarantee that the world will be in the same state even a few...

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Who Is The Messenger Muhammed?

Who Is The Messenger Muhammed? If one were to close one’s eyes and imagine oneself in the world of 1400 years ago, one would find that it was a world completely different from ours. How few and far between the opportunities for the exchange of ideas! How limited and undeveloped...

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