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How Muslims should respond to offensive Freedom of expression?

How Muslims should respond to offensive Freedom of expression?

Muslims should respond in the light of the following Quranic verse, to others’ offensive freedom of expression: لَتُبْلَوُنَّ فِيْٓ اَمْوَالِكُمْ وَاَنْفُسِكُمْ  ۣوَلَتَسْمَعُنَّ مِنَ الَّذِيْنَ اُوْتُوا الْكِتٰبَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ وَمِنَ الَّذِيْنَ اَشْرَكُوْٓا اَذًى كَثِيْرًا  ۭ وَاِنْ تَصْبِرُوْا وَتَتَّقُوْا فَاِنَّ ذٰلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الْاُمُوْرِ  “You will surely be tried and tested in respect of your property and your lives, and you shall surely hear many hurtful things from those who were given the Book before you and from those who set up…

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The Quran on Mutual Conflicts among the Muslims

The Quran on Mutual Conflicts among the Muslims

Allah enjoins the believers to amicably reconcile their mutual differences and conflicts and forbids them from falling into disputes with one another, and warns them if they do not do so they will become weak as a community and their strength will be lost.   وَأَصْلِحُوا ذَاتَ بَيْنِكُمْ And reconcile your mutual differences. (Al-Quran Surah 8: Verse 1)   وَلَا تَنَازَعُوا فَتَفْشَلُوا وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ And dispute not with one another, then you will lose courage by getting demoralized and your…

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Man and the Universe in the light of the Quran

Man and the Universe in the light of the Quran

Whereas in some religions, different things present in the universe are objects of worship or religious adoration, the Quran gives a diametrically opposite viewpoint about the relationship between the man and the universe. The Quran says that whatever is in the heavens and in the earth has been made subservient to man[1]. The sea[2], the ships that sail in the sea[3]; the rivers[4]; the sun, the moon[5], and the stars[6]; the day and night[7]; and the animals[8] are all just…

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Two Categories of Musalleen

Two Categories of Musalleen

Allah has mentioned two categories of Musalleen in the Quran. One category will be honoured in the Gardens of Bliss and the other will be ruined in hell. Category 1: Who steadfastly follow the Divine Commandments and are mindful of the real spirit of SALAAT  الَّذِيْنَ هُمْ عَلٰي صَلَاتِهِمْ دَاۗىِٕمُوْنَ Who always remain diligent and steadfast in their SALAAT [70:23] وَالَّذِيْنَ فِيْٓ اَمْوَالِهِمْ حَقٌّ مَّعْلُوْمٌ لِّلسَّاۗىِٕلِ وَالْمَحْرُوْمِ And in whose wealth there is a recognized right for the beggar and…

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Quran and Human Nature

Quran and Human Nature

Some of characteristics of human nature, not nurtured in the light of noble values enshrined in the Divine guidance, are given in the Quran as follows:   1. Weak and infirm in the control of vain desires   وَخُلِقَ الْاِنْسَانُ ضَعِيْفًا And man has been created weak (lacking firmness to control his vain desires and passions). [Al-Quran Surah 4: Verse 28]   2. Impatient and anxious   اِنَّ الْاِنْسَانَ خُلِقَ هَلُوْعًا Indeed, man has been created impatient and anxious.  [Al-Quran…

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Law of Survival of the Beneficent

Law of Survival of the Beneficent

In the light of a parable given in the Quran, one can infer that only those nations and societies will survive and remain on the earth to endure which are beneficent to the humankind. And the societies which do not result in any benefit to the humankind will disappear to go into oblivion. Here goes the parable: اَنْزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاۗءِ مَاۗءً فَسَالَتْ اَوْدِيَةٌۢ بِقَدَرِهَا فَاحْتَمَلَ السَّيْلُ زَبَدًا رَّابِيًا  ۭ وَمِمَّا يُوْقِدُوْنَ عَلَيْهِ فِي النَّارِ ابْتِغَاۗءَ حِلْيَةٍ اَوْ مَتَاعٍ زَبَدٌ مِّثْلُهٗ …

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People or Nations that will survive to inherit the earth

People or Nations that will survive to inherit the earth

According to the Quran, two key characteristics of those who will inherit the earth to rule the world are: TAQWA (تقوی) and SALAHIYAT (صلاحیۃ)   اِنَّ الْاَرْضَ لِلّٰهِ  يُوْرِثُهَا مَنْ يَّشَاۗءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهٖ   ۭوَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلْمُتَّقِيْنَ  Surely the earth belongs to Allah. He makes its inheritors whom He wills of His servants; And (His will is that) the ultimate succession (to authority in the earth) belongs to Muttaqeen (i.e. those who are conscientious and act with integrity and uprightness). Al-Quran Surah…

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