The chief characteristic of
Islam is that it makes no distinction between the spiritual and the
secular in life. Its aim is to shape both individual lives as well as
society as a whole in ways that will ensure that the Kingdom of Allah
may really be established on earth and that peace, contentment and
well-being may fill the world. The Islamic way of life is thus based on a
unique concept of manís place in the universe. Read more at The
Islamic Concept of Life
The foundations of the social
system of Islam rest on the belief that all human beings are equal and
constitute one single fraternity.
A moral sense is inborn in man and, through the
ages, it has served as the common manís standard of moral behavior,
approving certain qualities and condemning others. While this instinctive
faculty may vary from person to person, human conscience has consistently
declared certain moral qualities to be good and others to be bad. Read
more at The Moral System of Islam.
What is the spiritual
path in Islam and what is its place in the life as a whole?
If the family is the basis of the society,
and the basis of the family is the division of labor between husband and wife, and the
upbringing of children is the most important function of the family, then such a society
is indeed civilized.
Islam recognizes family as a basic social unit. Along with the
husband-wife relationship the parent-child
relationship is the most important one.
Alcohol is a leading cause of
death and serious injuries in traffic accidents. Islam forbids all intoxicants including
beer and wine. It is unbecoming of a religious person to drink. Don't drink!
Sexual promiscuity and homosexuality are crimes
in the sight of God.
Lottery and all other forms of gambling, including video poker are forbidden by God. Powerball is Fireball!