Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Islam greatly encourages peace, love, kindness, and compassion - Alisa Khan
Here is an eye opening article on Islam with quotes from the holy Quran written by Alisa Khan:
The religion of Islam greatly encourages peace, love, kindness, and compassion. In the Holy Quran, there are several verses about these traits.
Prohibition of racism in Islam
The racism is strictly prohibited in the religion of Islam. The Holy Quran very successfully explains the reason of the creation of different races. Consider the following verse from the Holy Quran.
"O mankind! We created you from a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know and honor each other (not that you should despise one another). Indeed the most honorable of you in the sight of God is the most righteous." Chapter 49, Verse 13
The Holy Quran in this verse does not only tell that the racism is not allowed but it also tells that all the human beings are equal in the eyes of Allah Almighty. Only the Muslim who fulfils his duties is better in the eyes of God.
Islam prefers impartiality
These days the so-called Muslims attack the faith and belief of the people belonging to religions other than the Islam. However, in the Holy Quran, the impartiality is recommended and praised by the Almighty.
"God does not forbid you to be kind and equitable to those who have neither fought against your faith nor driven you out of your homes. In fact God loves the equitable." Chapter 60, Verse 8
Islam encourages forgiveness
The religion of Islam encourages forgiveness. Although forgiveness is something hard to practice, however Allah almighty promises too large a reward to ignore. Consider the verse of the Holy Quran, which is mentioned as follows.
"Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden (paradise) whose width is that of the heavens and of the earth, prepared for the righteous - Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity or in adversity, who restrain (their) anger and pardon (all) men - for God loves those who do good." Chapter 3, Verses 133-134
Some kind deeds according to a verse of the Holy Quran
The following is a very beautiful verse from the Holy Quran.
"And what will explain to you what the steep path is? It is the freeing of a (slave) from bondage; or the giving of food in a day of famine to an orphan relative, or to a needy in distress. Then will he be of those who believe, enjoin fortitude, and encourage kindness and compassion." Chapter 90, Verses 12-17
In this verse of the Holy Quran, some of the kind deeds are explained which hold significance in the eyes of the Almighty. Human slavery is a grave problem even today. Islam has recognized the problem and encouraged people to free slaves. Other than that, feeding the hungry and/or poor is also a great deed in Islam. It earns many virtues for the people who do this. The orphans are given a lot of importance in Islam. Looting the wealth of the orphans either blatantly or by trick is a great sin.
All the Muslims should try to learn the Holy Quran to make sure that they are on the right path.