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Islamic Ethics by Afras

Week six was all about Islamic ethics. What is Islam? The name of the religion is Islam, which comes from an Arabic root word meaning “peace” and “submission.” Islam teaches that one can only find peace in one’s life by submitting to Almighty God (Allah) in heart, soul and deed.

Allah is one of the most important figures in the Islamic religion. Allah is the correct name for God in the Muslim religion. Mohammed is the founder of Islam. He is said to be a messenger and a prophet of God. Muhammad was born in 570 CE in Mecca. In Islamic beliefs Muhammad received his first admission at the age of 40, during the month of Ramadan. Abu Baker was one of the earliest people to convert to the Islamic religion; he was also an important companion of Muhammad. When Muhammad died, he became the first Muslim ruler.

Historically, Muslims derive their Islamic ethics from the Qur’an and the Hadith. The Qur’an contains several commands Muhammad’s followers must obey. The Hadith presents Muhammad as the representative human whom Muslims must follow in all respects. Example, Islam views lying as a serious vice.  God says in the Quran:

“And do not say that of which you have no knowledge.” (Quran 17:36)

When Quran say about justice:

“We sent Our Messengers with clear signs and sent down with them the Book and the Measure in order to establish justice among the people…” (Quran 57:25)

The Prophet said:

“Modesty is from the faith, and the faith is in Paradise.” (Ahmed)

The great reward awaiting those who visit the sick was spelt out by the Prophet when he explained:

“A Muslim visiting his sick brother will continue to be in the harvest of paradise until he or she returns home.”

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