Islam is a System of Moral Values

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*❓Islam is Not Just Rituals; It is System of Moral Values*
✅Of course, day by day prayers and fasting are necessary establishments in Islam. But ought to they be handled as mere rituals? Or is there a wider that means to them? Unfortunately, a lot of the believers round us and even some organizations limit Islam to a mere perception in “five pillars” particularly, religion in Allah and Prophet Muhammad, the 5 instances prayers, the Ramazan fasting, the Hajj and the Zakat (obligatory charity).

The query is: may this have been the Islam that was propagated by the beloved Prophet? An in-depth examine of the Quranic thought would reveal that Islam isn’t the identify of a private god-based ritualistic faith. It is definitely a system of ethical and authorized codes which proposes to manage society on the common ideas of justice, equity and fairness by the establishments of prayers, fasting, Hajj and Zakat. If understood of their originality, it will be realized that there’s nothing ritualistic about these ideas.

For occasion, throughout day by day prayer, the message of the Quran is learn out 5 instances a day to folks standing shoulder to shoulder within the masjids no matter their social or monetary standing. This negates the doctrine of untouchability and inculcates a way of communal equality. The thirty-day Ramazan fasting, focuses consideration on starvation, and zakat underscores the significance of equitable distribution of wealth, and thru it the eradication of poverty.

Hajj is extra of an annual worldwide convention to debate international points for the good thing about mankind as implied by the Quran (22:27-28) than a mere pilgrimage to carry out sure rites. It can also be the world’s greatest show of unity in range the place women and men of various nationalities congregate for a standard trigger.

But sadly, the Muslims have been wrongly made to imagine that these “rituals” are an finish in themselves. This has resulted of their spirit being fully misplaced. Thus we see right now Muslims mechanically praying 5 instances a day, usually fasting in Ramazan, ceaselessly visiting Makkah for Hajj and even paying nominal zakat, all with out making any distinction to the standard of their lives, or in any means lowering the poverty and illiteracy round them.

The Quran highlights this illness in a refined verse saying, “It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards East or West,… but to spend from your wealth… for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, the wayfarer, for those who ask and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in salaat and zakat, to fulfill the contracts which you have made, and to be firm and patient in pain and adversity throughout all periods of panic…” (2:177)

The Prophet additional emphasised this saying: “One who strives for the widows and the poor is like the one who strives in the way of God. I shall regard him as one who stands up for prayer without rest and as one who fasts without break” (Bukhari)

The emphasis on ritualism amongst Muslims right now is a results of the misinterpretation of the Quranic time period ‘Deen’ which has been wrongly equated with ‘Religion’. The reality is that whereas faith exemplifies a set of dogmas revolving round a private god who must be appeased by superstitious rituals, Deen is about abiding by sure guidelines and rules for the frequent good of society.

‘Deen’ is analogous with the structure of a rustic which as soon as adopted is sure to be revered by each citizen. A “Muslim” is a peaceable one that submits willingly or unwillingly to a physique of humanitarian precepts promoted by the Quran.

This is the true that means of Islam which must be extensively propagated by ‘social reform committees’ and never resolutions that suggest to take the Muslims again to the medieval age.

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