Morality in Islam: From the beginning of civilization, religion was introduced to mankind to help them understand a certain way of living and enabling everyone to live in peace and harmony with their fellow beings. That’s why in each era leaders (prophets) were appointed by every tribe and clan and had been given the authority to develop /design a set of rules and regulations for their followers which eventually help them lead their lives in a disciplined way and become the ideal human beings in the eyes of God, the merciful and the great.
Islam is based on some strict laws and liberations that brings in a balanced way of practicality into one’s life. Islam has introduced divinity, discipline, and diverse aspects of religion into its cultural activities, which later impact society. Until you start practicing what is being advocated by the supreme Islamic authority (Prophet) seriously you’ll not be able to build a healthy and happy society around you; so the basic law of Islam is, “Live and Let Live ” within the boundary of God’s law.
Morality in Islam: Islam and morality are co-related to each other. No morally dead person can call himself a follower of Islam. Islam and morality are coherently living together for ages and showing light to all the humans who have been lost their path while finding their souls.
Morality in Islam: Let us imagine a society without moral and ethical standards, where there are no regulations, where there is no rule at all. In the 1970s hippie culture tried the same to break all rules and regulations and change the existing society. There is a different context of this movement but the world has seen that freedom has its boundaries. The society for its functions needs a principle, were do’s and don’ts are clearly defined and the society is bound to obey those regulations. The idea of modern freedom is scooped and biased because it ignores the importance of law. This whole idea is a result of frustration and a wish to obey one’s desires. It cannot help any society to function properly because each individual is different in his desires. The universal idea of a society can only be possible with the implementation of the law, which sets the moral and ethical values in a society. Now another challenge is to set values in such a way that they can be enforced anywhere. The universal nature of moral and ethical values helps humans to create universal brotherhood with a functioning society. Is it possible to have universal values? Islam has a solution to that. It treats mankind as an entity and set such rules which can be carried out in any society of any period.
Morality in Islam: Islam teaches us the way of life through its Holy Book Qur’an which holds a perfect example of how the moral conduct of a society should be through the legends of prophets, people, and practices within the book itself which is an eternal treasure gifted by the Almighty, collected and compiled by the followers and left for the entire mankind by the prophets of each era.
Islam never talks about itself only, but it’s for each of us who believes in God’s oneness, the creator of the universe and the provider of the entire living beings. The one and the only who has given us everything and wanted us to look after each other to have a balanced and blissful life ahead.
Muslim looks up to the Qur’an and it’s prophets to find the answers to every possible question which can be difficult to find. It’s the only book anyone could find in every Muslim household with all the moral answers to every immoral question found in the outside world.
The Glorious Qur’an says:
“It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces Towards east or West; but it is righteousness- to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which they have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the Allah-fearing” (Qur’an 2:177 ).
No matter how far we wander but after reading the verses of Quran and it’s meanings one could easily turn its face towards the almighty and ask for the forgiveness with a sheer belief that he would answer his prayers for sure as the beginning ayah of the Quran says,
“Bismillah Hir’rehman Nir ‘Rahim “, and the meaning of this Islamic phrase is, “In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious and The Most Merciful“ that has already answered all the questions one’s have in their mind.
Imagine how merciful our Lord is that he forgives everyone even after committing the heinous crimes if asked sincerely is eligible for his forgiveness. Islam has a very strong belief system that not only benefits the believer but if practiced wholeheartedly it can improve the society completely also. We are not here to live superficially for ourselves but have certain duties to follow and become beneficiary of society and Islam both.