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By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 12:31 am

Human Dignity As A Birth Right
We have conferred dignity on all children of Adam regardless of where the
child is born. (All humans are created equally worthy of dignity as a birth
right.) [17:70]
Every human being is worthy of respect and honor regardless of color and
creed. [17/70]
All children are born with a clean slate and without any blot of their
ancestors’ sins. [53:39, 17:70]
There is no such thing as Original Sin because no person shall bear
the load of another. [53:38]
Sanctity Of Life
One who kills one person, kills the entire mankind. One who saves a
life, saves the entire humanity. [5:32]
Free all captives either as an act of kindness or ransom as soon as the
battle is over. There is no third option. [47:4]
No one is allowed to enslave another human being since all people are the
slaves of God. [3:79, 7:157]
A Most Responsible Community
It is the noble duty of Muslims to see to it that no people oppress others.
[2:143, 9:71, 22:78]
Never commit aggression. God does not love aggressors. [2:190]
The Greatest Jihad And Duty
The greatest Jihad can be conducted only by means of the Quran.
[Convey it in a decent manner. 25:52]
The Quran is a binding duty to act upon and convey to people.
Human beings have been endowed with the capacity to attain knowledge
while angels are not. [2:31]
Free Will
Humans are the only creation granted free will. They have been given the
option of choosing their way. [2:256, 18:29]
There is no such thing as fatalism or pre-destiny. [As you sow so shall you
reap. 53:39]
Do not deprive yourselves of the nice things life has to offer. [5:87]
57:27 … As for monastic asceticism - We had never ordained it to
them. They invented it themselves to (wishfully) seek God’s
World Economy
Disregard of the commands given in the Quran results in economic
depressions and poverty. [20:124]
If the people of the townships had believed in the Divine laws and
run their system right, We would have opened for them blessings

from the heaven and earth. … [7:96]
People should work according to their capacity and get
compensated according to their needs. [2:219, 4:36, 9:79, 24:61, 59:7]
God has spread out the earth for the benefit of all His creatures.
People must not exploit the weak. [55:10, 7:73]
God has placed more than enough sustenance on earth but human
beings are responsible for its equitable distribution. [62:11, 4:36,
Spend on fellow humans all that is beyond your needs. [2:219]
People in power must establish the Divine System and set up the
Just Economic Order (Zakaat) in which wealth circulates freely and
everyone’s needs are taken care of. [22:41]
Let not wealth keep revolving among the rich elite only. [59:7]
Good Deeds
The Quran does not leave the definition of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ vague.
A good deed is one that increases human potential and benefits others. A
bad deed is one that hurts human potential and harms others. [2:62, 9:102,
11:114, 13:17, 53:31]
Benefiting Humanity
… The real existence on earth is of the one that benefits humanity. [13:17]
Love Of Wealth
Humans are too zealous in the love of wealth although God has
given it to them as a trust. [57:7, 100:8]
The relentless greed of material gains distracts you from the real
purpose of life until you go down to your graves. [102:1-2]
Spend on fellow humans all that is surplus. [2:219]
Keep a spotless character and live with honor. [7:26, 74:4]
Good conduct decorates you above and beyond the most beautiful attire
and adornment. [7:26]
Special Honor For Women
Women in the society are the guardians of your future generations,
just as a garden keeps the seeds and turns them into flowering
plants. So, whenever you meet with women socially, treat them with
respect, keeping the aforementioned principle in mind. This conduct
will go a long way to insure the betterment of the future generations.
…. [2:223]
Clarity Of Expression
Speak words straight to the point. [33:70]
Say what you mean and mean what you say. [3:167]
Do What You Say
Practice what you preach. [2:44]
Do not say or promise what you won’t do. [61:3]
No Discrimination
God does not restrict His bounties to any individuals or
communities, nor should you. [17:20]
Body Language
Do not walk on earth with pride. Neither could you bore through the
earth, nor could you become as tall as the mountains. [The body
language speaks louder than words. 17:37, 31:19, 40:75]
Walk humbly and lower your voice in humility. For, the harshest of voices
is the voice of a donkey." [31:19]
Cleanliness is an essential part of belief. [Bath, ablution, cleanliness - 4:43,
5:6, 7:157, 22:26, 2:172, a quote from the exalted Prophet. Think of 17th and
18th century Europe, where baths were considered injurious to health]
The Quran Explains The “Why” Of Every Rule
The following verses, among many others, spell out for us very clearly
what we should do and what we should not:
[16:90, 5:32, 6:140, 6:151, 17:31, 2:85, 60:8, 2:185, 2:219, 2:191, 5:38]
For example,
God commands: justice, creating balance in the society, benefiting
humanity, kindness to His creation, and giving to relatives. And He
forbids all indecent deeds, immodesty, stinginess, all criminal
activity and rebellion. He instructs you again so that you may take it
to heart. [16:90]
Some Do’s:
• Justice
• Kindness
• Benefiting people
• Giving to relatives and to the needy
• Forgiveness
• Compassion
• Charity
• Clemency
• Trustworthiness
• Generosity
• Self-control
• Truthfulness
• Keeping pledges
• Service of creation
Some Don’ts:
• Indecent behavior
• Lying
• Immodesty
• Stinginess
• Rebellion
• Killing
• Intoxicants
• Gambling
• Persecution, terror, oppression
• Theft
• Anger
• Insensitivity
• Deception
• Slander
• Backbiting
Using Reason
People who do not use their senses and the faculty of reason live a
subhuman life. [7:179]
Say (O’ Prophet), “This is my way. Resting my call upon reason, I am
calling you all to God, I and those who follow me. …[We do not invite
through blind faith, vague dogmas or by stunning your intellect with
miracles. 12:108]

Messages In This Thread

Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 12:31 am
Re: To Dear Dr. Shabbir, on Idrees
Kian, Iran -- Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 5:48 am
To Dear Dr. Shabbir, on Idrees
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 5:15 pm
Re: To Dear Dr. Shabbir, on Idrees**
Kian, Iran -- Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 6:39 pm
Re: (editing a part of my previous post)
Kian, Iran -- Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 12:00 pm