MERITS OF ISLAM

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  1. #1
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    MERITS OF ISLAM

    MERITS OF ISLAM

    In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

    All praise due to the Almighty Allah, Who says in His Book:5: 3 This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islm as your religion."
    Islam is the gist of the laws of all the prophets and the essence of wisdom of all the wise men. There is not a single good and virtue, which has not been enjoined, and there is not a single evil and vicious act, which has not been prohibited;
    16: 89.And We have sent down to you the Book (the Quran) as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for those who have submitted themselves (to Allah as Muslims).
    This is a summarized subject about some of the merits of Islam:-

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    Merits of Islam in the Area of Creed

    1- Islam has given thorough details of the concept of Allah "God", unlike other beliefs, which make God a tribal god or a one of three gods, it also gives thorough, and clear details of the obligations towards Him, towards self and towards fellow beings.
    112: 1. Say (O Muhammad): He is Allh, (the) One.2. Allh-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks). 3.He begets not, nor was He begotten; 4.And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him."
    29: 22. He is Allh, than Whom there is L ilha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen (open). He is the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. 23. He is Allh than Whom there is L ilha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allh! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. 24. He is Allh, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names . All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

    2- Islam clearly defines the goals of our existence and duties.
    51:56. And I (Allh) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone).
    2: 21. O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allh),Who created you and those who were before you so that you may become Al-Muttaqn (the pious).

    3- Islam clearly defines the results of failure in doing our duties so that we are aware of the consequences of our actions.
    4: 14. And whosoever disobeys Allh and His Messenger (Muhammad), and transgresses His limits, He will cast him into the Fire, to abide therein; and he shall have a disgraceful torment.

    4- Islam is the only religion on earth through which the Creator is worshipped according to His direct instructions found in His Final Book; the Holy Qoran, unlike others who worship Him based on various human interpretations found in so-called holy books.
    15: 9. Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur'n) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption) .

    5- Islam is the only religion of Allah, which He ordained on humans since the creation of Adam until the Day of Judgment. Naturally, having One God requires one religion only. It makes no sense to believe in One God, and at the same time believe in a multiplicity of religions.
    3: 19. Truly, the religion with Allh is Islm. Those who were given the ******ure (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayt (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allh, then surely, Allh is Swift in calling to account.
    16:36. And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): "Worship Allh (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Tght (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Tght besides Allh). Then of them were some whom Allh guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth).
    3:85.And whoever seeks a religion other than Islm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.

    6- Islam's simplicity and clarity enables all various intellect levels of people to understand it, and subsequently embrace it without any hesitation or uncertainty.
    2: 285. The Messenger (Muhammad) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allh, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. They say,We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers" - and they say, "We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all)."
    6:151. Say (O Muhammad): Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty - We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near to Al-Fawhish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, and kill not anyone whom Allh has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islmic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand. 152. And come not near to the orphan's property, except to improve it, until he (or she) attains the age of full strength; and give full measure and full weight with justice. We burden not any person, but that which he can bear.And whenever you give your word (i.e. judge between men or give evidence, etc.), say the truth even if a near relative is concerned, and fulfill the Covenant of Allh, This He commands you, that you may remember.
    17: 32. And come not near to the unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a Fhishah [i.e. anything that transgresses its limits (a great sin)], and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allh forgives him).
    The evidence from the Prophet's tradition is: Narrated 'Ubada bin As-Samit: I, along with a group of people, gave the pledge of allegiance to Allah's Apostle. He said, "I take your Pledge on the condition that you (1) will not join partners in worship with Allah, (2) will not steal, (3) will not commit illegal sexual intercourse, (4) will not kill your offspring, (5) will not slander, (6) and will not disobey me when I order you to do good. Whoever among you will abide by his pledge, his reward will be with Allah, and whoever commits any of those sins and receives the punishment in this world, that punishment will be an expiation for his sins and purification; but if Allah screens him, then it will be up to Allah to punish him if He will or excuse Him, if He will."

    7- Islam requires belief in all the prophets of God and the former original revealed Books.
    4: 136. O you who believe! Believe in Allh, and His Messenger (Muhammad), and the Book (the Qur'n) which He has sent down to His Messenger, and the ******ure which He sent down to those before (him), and whosoever disbelieves in Allh, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, and the Last Day, then indeed he has strayed far away.

    8- The Prophet of Islam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), is the only prophet whose followers took great authenticity care of even the smallest details of his biography, and recorded them in well-known sources which are considered to be the second source of Islamic legislation.

    9- While the missions of the previous prophets of God were addressed to specific nations at specific times, Islam is directed to all human beings until the Last Hour.
    34: 28. And We have not sent you (O Muhammad) except as a giver of glad tidings and a warner to all mankind, but most of men know not.

    10- Islam acquits the prophets of the horrible misdeeds, which the Bible accuses them of committing.
    38: 47. And they are with Us, verily, of the chosen and the best!

    11- Islam ordains five prayers throughout the day and night, so the Muslim is in touch with his Creator at all times.
    11:114. And perform As-Salt (Iqmat-as-Salt), at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night [i.e. the five compulsory Salt (prayers)]. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds (i.e. small sins). That is a reminder (an advice) for the mindful (those who accept advice).

    12- Ways of gaining rewards are innumerable in Islam. A Muslim is rewarded for whatever he does to draw himself closer to Allah.
    99:7. So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Charity is obligatory everyday on every joint of a human being. If one helps a person in matters concerning his riding animal by helping him to ride it or by lifting his luggage on to it, all this will be regarded charity. A good word, and every step one takes to offer the compulsory Congregational prayer, is regarded as charity; and guiding somebody on the road is regarded as charity."

    13- Islam encourages people to repent by leaving the door open to them to return to the Creator at any time, who assuredly will forgive all their previous sins.
    39: 53.Say: "O 'Ibd (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allh, verily Allh forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
    25: 70. Except those who repent and believe (in Islmic Monotheism), and do righteous deeds, for those, Allh will change their sins into good deeds, and Allh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

    14- Islam imposes Jihad on Muslims when oppressed, so that there will be no worshipping of any associates with Allah.
    8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allh Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allh), then certainly, Allh is All-Seer of what they do.
    22: 40. Those who have been expelled from their homes unjustly only because they said: "Our Lord is Allh." For had it not been that Allh checks one set of people by means of another, monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, wherein the Name of Allh is mentioned much would surely have been pulled down. Verily, Allh will help those who help His (Cause). Truly, Allh is All-Strong, All-Mighty.
    This demonstrates the wisdom of jihad; it is meant to establish the religion of Allah; monotheism/Islam, or preventing the infidels from harming the believers, and paving the way to worship Allah and apply His laws.

    15- Islam prohibits adding or omitting anything to or from the Islamic teachings to preserve and maintain it as exactly as when is was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours [i.e., Islam] that is not a part of it will have it rejected.

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    Merits of Islam in the Impact on People


    1- The law in Islam, enunciates the rights of mankind without distinction of race and colour. No branch of Islamic law is based on the expediencies and objects of any particular territory and particular race. The proof of this is that whenever any problem presents itself in the world, whether it be about the agreement and treaty with any nation, or about war and whether it be about the internal administration or foreign policy' of the country, a commandment relating to it will certainly be found in Islamic law.

    2- Good deeds, which a person does wipe away the sins of his bad deeds, which encourage people to do good.
    29: 7. Those who believe [in the Oneness of Allh (Monotheism) and in Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and do not apostate because of the harm they receive from the polytheists], and do righteous good deeds, surely, We shall remit from them their evil deeds and shall reward them according to the best of that which they used to do.
    11: 114. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds (i.e. small sins). That is a reminder (an advice) for the mindful (those who accept advice).

    3- Islamic rituals benefit the individual who does them:
    Praying keeps the Muslim in a spirit of humiliation and concentration, he will feel tranquil and secure. For this reason, the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to say: "Let us find relaxation and joy in prayer." If something distressed him, he would hasten to pray.
    Zakat; alms purifies the soul from stinginess and miserliness, and accustoms people to being generous and helping the poor and needy. It will bring a great reward on the Day of Resurrection, just like other forms of worship. Alms and charity contributes in lowering the poverty level.
    Fasting involves refraining from food and sex. It is a form of worship, and a way in which one can feel the hunger of those who are deprived. It is also a reminder of the blessings of the Creator, and it brings rewards beyond measure.
    Hajj; the pilgrimage to the sacred House of Allah, which was built by Ibraheem (Abraham, upon whom be peace). By performing Hajj one is obeying the command of Allah and the call to come and meet Muslims from all over the world.
    Ablution which is washing many body organs before praying keeps the body clean.
    73: 20. Verily, your Lord knows that you do stand (to pray at night) a little less than two-thirds of the night, or half the night, or a third of the night, and so do a party of those with you, And Allh measures the night and the day. He knows that you are unable to pray the whole night, so He has turned to you (in mercy). So, recite you of the Qur'n as much as may be easy for you. He knows that there will be some among you sick, others travelling through the land, seeking of Allh's Bounty; yet others fighting in Allh's Cause. So recite as much of the Qur'n as may be easy (for you), and perform As-Salt (Iqmat-as-Salt) and give Zakt, and lend to Allh a goodly loan, and whatever good you send before you for yourselves, (i.e. Nawfil non-obligatory acts of worship: prayers, charity, fasting, Hajj and 'Umrah, etc.), you will certainly find it with Allh, better and greater in reward. And seek Forgiveness of Allh. Verily, Allh is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.

    4- Islam transfers people from the darkness of polytheism and worship of the created, to worshipping the Only True Creator.
    57: 9. It is He Who sends down manifest Ayt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) to His slave (Muhammad) that He may bring you out from darkness into light. And verily, Allh is to you full of kindness, Most Merciful.

    5- Islam changes the lives of its subordinates by preventing them from committing sins, pre-Islamic Arabs were at the top of ignorance, backwardness and tribal conflicts, all was changed after they embraced Islam.
    3: 103. And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allh (i.e. this Qur'n), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allh's Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islmic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allh makes His Ayt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided.

    6- Islam produces psychological tranquility which results in a Muslim not become too dis*******ed if something harmful happens to him, or become arrogant if it was good.
    7: 19. Verily, man (disbeliever) was created very impatient; 20. Irritable (dis*******ed) when evil touches him; 21. And niggardly when good touches him;- 22. Except those devoted to Salt (prayers) 23. Those who remain constant in their Salt (prayers); 24. And those in whose wealth there is a known right, 25. For the beggar who asks, and for the unlucky who has lost his property and wealth, (and his means of living has been straitened); 26. And those who believe in the Day of Recompense,

    7- Islam defines the nature of the relationship between people.
    49: 13. O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allh is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqn (pious)]. Verily, Allh is All-Knowing, All-Aware.

    8- Islam does not differentiate between people regardless of their colors, race or ethnicity.
    30: 22. And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colours. Verily, in that are indeed signs for men of sound knowledge.
    The Prophet of Guidance (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) told us about the signs of a persons success: Allah does not look at the outward appearance or wealth of any one of you, but He looks at your hearts and deeds.

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    Merits of Islam in women's affairs

    1-Islam rescued women from the oppression and injustice which was inflicted on them, such as burying female babies alive,
    16: 58. And when the news of (the birth of) a female (child) is brought to any of them, his face becomes dark, and he is filled with inward grief! 59. He hides himself from the people because of the evil of that whereof he has been informed. Shall he keep her with dishonour or bury her in the earth ? Certainly, evil is their decision.

    2- No other religion contains the injunctions about the prevention and restraint of the carnal desires, evil instincts and worldly pleasures and about the protection of the chastity and character of women as are found in Islam. That's why Islam ordained the veil on women to protect them from foreigners which might lead to harming them and why it forbids them of making a wanton display of themselves (tabarruj).
    33: 59. O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e.screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allh is Ever OftForgiving, Most Merciful.
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    3- Islam allows polygamy to solve the problem of increased number of women over men, to prevent adultery, and to keep the previous marriage for the sake of the other wife and for maintaining the interest of the children. It requires equal treatment of the wives.
    4:3. And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphangirls, then marry (other) women of your choice, two or three, or four but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one or (the captives and the slaves) that your right hands possess. That is nearer to prevent you from doing injustice.

    4- Islam puts rules and limitations on how women and men should talk to each other. The goal is to protect women from foreign men who might abuse them.
    33: 32. O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other women. If you keep your duty (to Allh), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery, etc.) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner."
    Although the verse is directed to the Prophet's wives, all Muslim women are included because the Prophet's wives are the mothers of the believers, and the role models for Muslim women.

    5- Islam imposed a dowry for the wife to be paid by her husband as a symbol of his responsibility towards her.
    4: 24. All others are lawful, provided you seek (them in marriage) with Mahr (bridal money given by the husband to his wife at the time of marriage) from your property, desiring chastity, not committing illegal sexual intercourse, so with those of whom you have enjoyed sexual relations, give them their Mahr as prescribed; but if after a Mahr is prescribed, you agree mutually (to give more), there is no sin on you. Surely, Allh is Ever AllKnowing, AllWise.

    6- Islam imposes custodianship of men over women to relieve the burdens on women, so they have enough time and energy to take care of their family's domestic needs. This is natural, since every establishment has a main person responsible for it.
    2: 228. but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them. And Allh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.

    7 -Islam assigned shares from inheritance for women, after they themselves were considered a part of their husband's inheritance. This is to guarantee an independent income, so women have their own money or property.
    4: 11. Allh commands you as regards your children's (inheritance); to the male, a portion equal to that of two females; if (there are) only daughters, two or more, their share is two thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is half. For parents, a sixth share of inheritance to each if the deceased left children; if no children, and the parents are the (only) heirs, the mother has a third; if the deceased left brothers or (sisters), the mother has a sixth. (The distribution in all cases is) after the payment of legacies he may have bequeathed or debts. You know not which of them, whether your parents or your children, are nearest to you in benefit, (these fixed shares) are ordained by Allh. And Allh is Ever AllKnower, AllWise.
    4: 19. O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will, and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the Mahr you have given them, unless they commit open illegal sexual intercourse. And live with them honourably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allh brings through it a great deal of good.

    8- Islam considers women the other half of the human soul and requires equal treatment between spouses.
    2: 228. And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses, etc.) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect, etc.) to what is reasonable, but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them. And Allh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
    4:19. O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will, and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the Mahr you have given them, unless they commit open illegal sexual intercourse. And live with them honourably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allh brings through it a great deal of good.
    46:15. And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents. His mother bears him with hardship and she brings him forth with hardship, and the bearing of him, and the weaning of him is thirty (30) months, till when he attains full strength and reaches forty years, he says: "My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds, such as please You, and make my off-spring good. Truly, I have turned to You in repentance, and truly, I am one of the Muslims (submitting to Your Will)."
    A man came to Allah's Apostle Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?" The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Your mother." The man said. "Who is next?" The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Your mother." The man further said, "Who is next?" The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Your mother." The man asked for the fourth time, "Who is next?" The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Your father."
    Aswad said, I asked 'Ā'ishah, What did the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), do when in his house? She said, he served his wife, meaning that he did work for his wife.

    9- Islam equalizes duties and rewards between genders.
    33: 35 Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to Allh in Islm) men and women, the believers men and women (who believe in Islmic Monotheism), the men and the women who are obedient (to Allh), the men and women who are truthful (in their speech and deeds), the men and the women who are patient (in performing all the duties which Allh has ordered and in abstaining from all that Allh has forbidden), the men and the women who are humble (before their Lord Allh), the men and the women who give Sadaqt (i.e. Zakt, and alms, etc.), the men and the women who observe Saum (fast) (the obligatory fasting during the month of Ramadn, and the optional Nawfil fasting), the men and the women who guard their chastity (from illegal sexual acts) and the men and the women who remember Allh much with their hearts and tongues (while sitting, standing, lying, etc. for more than 300 times extra over the remembrance of Allh during the five compulsory congregational prayers) or praying extra additional Nawfil prayers of night in the last part of night, etc.) Allh has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).
    3:195. So their Lord accepted of them (their supplication and answered them), "Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female. You are (members) one of another, so those who emigrated and were driven out from their homes, and suffered harm in My Cause, and who fought, and were killed (in My Cause), verily, I will remit from them their evil deeds and admit them into Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise); a reward from Allh, and with Allh is the best of rewards.

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    Merits of Islam in Public Rights

    1- Islam prohibits encroachment on the creatures of God, whether they are humans, animals or plants.
    2:190. And fight in the Way of Allh those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allh likes not the transgressors.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: A woman was punished because of a cat which she detained until it died of starvation, because she neither fed it, nor let it free to eat from the vermin of the earth.
    The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whilst a dog was walking around a well, almost dying of thirst, one of the prostitutes of Bani Israaeel saw him, took off her shoe, filled it with water and gave him the water. She was forgiven because of that.
    Muslim armies were ordered not to kill anyone who was not fighting them, like women, children, the elderly and the priests. They were ordered not to cut trees and not to fill up water wells with dirt.

    2- A Muslim must be like a candle illuminating the way for the people for the straight path to be saved them from God's fire.
    3: 110. You [true believers in Islmic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma'rf (i.e. Islmic Monotheism and all that Islm has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islm has forbidden), and you believe in Allh. And had the people of the ******ure (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are Al-Fsiqn (disobedient to Allh - and rebellious against Allh's Command).

    3- Islam calls for social cooperation and giving the rights to those who deserve them by paying alms and charity.
    51: 19. And in their properties there was the right of the beggar, and the Mahrm (the poor who does not ask the others) ,
    9:60. As-Sadaqt (here it means Zakt/alms) are only for the Fuqar' (poor), and Al-Maskin (the poor) and those employed to collect (the funds); and for to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islm); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for Allh's Cause (i.e. for Mujhidn - those fighting in the holy wars), and for the wayfarer (a traveller who is cut off from everything); a duty imposed by Allh. And Allh is All-Knower, All-Wise.
    17:28. And if you (O Muhammad) turn away from them (kindred, poor, wayfarer, etc. whom We have ordered you to give their rights, but if you have no money at the time they ask you for it) and you are awaiting a mercy from your Lord for which you hope, then, speak unto them a soft kind word (i.e. Allh will give me and I shall give you).

    4- Islam orders compassion and charity to the poor, the needy, the relatives, the neighbors and the wayfarers.
    4: 36. Worship Allh and join none with Him in worship, and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, Al-Maskin (the poor), the neighbour who is near of kin, the neighbour who is a stranger, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (you meet), and those (slaves) whom your right hands possess. Verily, Allh does not like such as are proud and boastful;

    5- Islam imposes fasting the whole month of Ramadan to make Muslims experience the poor people's deprivation, therefore sympathize with them by giving them charity.
    2:183. O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqn (the pious).

    6- Islam warns against taking money from the orphans, or spending it needlessly.
    4: 2.And give unto orphans their property and do not exchange (your) bad things for (their) good ones; and devour not their substance (by adding it) to your substance. Surely, this is a great sin.
    6:152. "And come not near to the orphan's property, except to improve it, until he (or she) attains the age of full strength; and give full measure and full weight with justice. We burden not any person, but that which he can bear. And whenever you give your word (i.e. judge between men or give evidence, etc.), say the truth even if a near relative is concerned, and fulfill the Covenant of Allh, This He commands you, that you may remember.

    7- Wealth is a gift from Allah, none has the right to feel superior to others because they are wealthier than them, so Islam calls for treating the rich and the poor in the same manner.
    80: 1.The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) frowned and turned away,2. Because there came to him the blind man (i.e. 'Abdullh bin Umm-Maktm, who came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) while he was preaching to one or some of the Quraish chiefs).3. But what could tell you that per chance he might become pure (from sins)?

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    Merits of Islam in the Area of Gatherings

    1-Islam gives the same rights to both the rich and the poor in places of gatherings, including in the mosques.
    The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whoever gets up from his place then comes back to it, has more right to it.

    2- Islam forbids sitting between two persons without asking their permission.

    3- If three persons are sitting together, two may not converse secretly to the exclusion of a third, because this is offensive.

    4- Islam demands making room for newcomers in the place gatherings as a sign of respect and cooperation.
    58: 11. O you who believe! When you are told to make room in the assemblies, (spread out and) make room. Allh will give you (ample) room (from His Mercy). And when you are told to rise up [for prayers, Jihd (holy fighting in Allh's Cause), or for any other good deed], rise up. Allh will exalt in degree those of you who believe, and those who have been granted knowledge. And Allh is Well-Acquainted with what you do.

    5- It is not permissible to remove a person from his place for someone else to sit in it.

    6- Islam urges respect for others and sets rules for greetings.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "The younger one should offer salutation to the older one, and the one who is going along to the one who is sitting, and the smaller group to the larger group."

    7- Islam requires Muslims to avoid places where a person feels he will be exposed to the temptation of looking, if he can manage to avoid them, such as going to marketplaces or malls, and sitting in the street. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:" Beware of sitting in the street. They said, We have no alternative; that is where we sit and talk. He said, If you insist on sitting there, then give the street its rights. They said, What are the rights of the street? He said, Lowering the gaze and refraining from causing offence

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    Merits of Islam Regarding the Welfare of a Child Before and After his Birth

    1- Choosing a good spouse is one of the child's rights before he is born. A woman must choose a husband known for being religious and enjoying good manners.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: If there comes to you one whose religious commitment and attitude pleases you, then marry [your female relative who is under your care] to him, for if you do not do that, there will be tribulation on earth and much corruption.
    Also a man must choose a wife known for being religious and well mannered.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: This world is temporary pleasures and the best of the temporary pleasures of this world is a righteous wife.

    2- Parents are obliged to take all means and precautions which protect the child from Satan's mischief.
    When a man has intercourse with his wife, he should say: (In the name of Allah, O Allah Keep us away from the Shaytaan(Satan), and keep the Shaytaan away from what You bestow on us (our children)). The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: If Allah decrees that they should have a child, the Shaytaan; will never harm him.

    3- A mother must take good care of her health during pregnancy to guarantee her child good health, by eating nutritious food, and taking vitamin supplements, she must also be under medical supervision and not expose herself to anything which might endanger the baby's safety.

    4- Islam permits the pregnant woman not to fast during the holy month of Ramadhan to ensure her baby's health, she must make up for those days later.
    2:184. [Observing Saum (fasts)] for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (e.g. an old man, etc.), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a Miskn (poor person) (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him. And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know.

    5- Islam postpones carrying out the penalty of adultery until after the baby is born and weaned.

    6- Islam gives the fetus its legal share of the inheritance. The family waits until he is born to know if he is male or female, if he is one baby or more.

    7- One of the rights is reciting through the newborn baby's ear the words of calling for the prayer, they includes the Word of Divine Unity, which is the testimony a person who embraces Islam has to say, and the last words a dying Muslim says, this makes a person start and end his life as a Muslim.

    8- Tahnik; rubbing the newborn's gums with a finger covered with chewed or mashed dates or any sweet is a tradition of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
    Narrated Abu Musa: A son was born to me and I took him to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) who named him Ibrahim, did Tahnik for him with a date, invoked Allah to bless him and returned him to me. (The narrator added: That was Abu Musa's eldest son.)

    9- Islam demands that one of the baby's rights is nursing from his mother for two years, because natural feeding is of great physical and moral benefits to the baby. Islam lays on the father the responsibility of providing for the mother during that time even if they were divorced.
    2: 233. The mothers shall give suck to their children for two whole years, (that is) for those (parents) who desire to complete the term of suckling, but the father of the child shall bear the cost of the mother's food and clothing on a reasonable basis. No person shall have a burden laid on him greater than he can bear. No mother shall be treated unfairly on account of her child, nor father on account of his child. And on the (father's) heir is incumbent the like of that (which was incumbent on the father). If they both decide on weaning, by mutual consent, and after due consultation, there is no sin on them. And if you decide on a foster suckling-mother for your children, there is no sin on you, provided you pay (the mother) what you agreed (to give her) on reasonable basis. And fear Allh and know that Allh is All-Seer of what you do.

    10- Islam forbids a wife from concealing her pregnancy from her husband in case of divorce, this is to ensure the lineage and inheritance rights of the baby.
    2: 228. And divorced women shall wait (as regards their marriage) for three menstrual periods, and it is not lawful for them to conceal what Allh has created in their wombs, if they believe in Allh and the Last Day. And their husbands have the better right to take them back in that period, if they wish for reconciliation. And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses, etc.) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect, etc.) to what is reasonable, but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them. And Allh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.

    11- Islam forbids adopting children in the sense of omitting the name of the biological father and replacing it with the adopted father's name, this is to guard the lineage and the rights of inheritance, and to avoid marriage problems in the future.
    33: 5. Call them (adopted sons) by (the names of) their fathers, that is more just with Allh. But if you know not their father's (names, call them) your brothers in faith and Mawlkum (your freed slaves). And there is no sin on you if you make a mistake therein, except in regard to what your hearts deliberately intend. And Allh is Ever OftForgiving, Most Merciful.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Whoever calls himself by other than his fathers name (or attributes himself to someone other than his father), will be cursed by Allah, the angels and all the people)

    12- Giving the baby a nice name is among his rights, since it has psychological and social affects on him in the future, also everyone will be called by his name along with his father's name on the Day of Judgment, so it better be good name.
    It was narrated from Naafi that Ibn Umar said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: The most beloved of your names to Allah are Abd-Allah and Abd al-Rahmaan.

    13- Slaughtering two sheep for a newborn baby boy and one sheep for a girl is a tradition.
    It was mentioned in a hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): Every child is in pledge for his aqeeqah.

    14- It is favorable to shave off the newborn's hair on the seventh day and give the weight of the hair in silver as charity which is a way of helping the poor and social cooperation.
    The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) slaughtered a sheep as the aqeeqah for al-Hasan, and he said, O Faatimah, shave his head and give the weight of his hair in silver in charity. So she weighed it and its weight was a dirham or part of a dirham.

    15- A male newborn must be circumcised for health reasons.
    It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: The fitrah is five things, or five things are part of the fitrah: circumcision, shaving the pubic hairs, plucking the armpit hairs, clipping the nails and trimming the moustache.

    16- The childs rights with regard to education and upbringing:
    Parents must take care of teaching their children the duties of Islam, and worldly matters. They should instill in them the attributes of a good man, such as love of sacrifice, putting others first, helping others, chivalry and generosity. They should keep them away from evil characteristics such as cowardice, stinginess, lack of chivalry, lack of ambition, etc.
    31:17. "O my son! AqimisSalt (perform AsSalt), enjoin (people) for AlMa'rf (Islmic Monotheism and all that is good), and forbid (people) from AlMunkar (i.e. disbelief in the Oneness of Allh, polytheism of all kinds and all that is evil and bad), and bear with patience whatever befall you. Verily! These are some of the important commandments ordered by Allh with no exemption.18. "And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allh likes not each arrogant boaster.19. "And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the voice (braying) of the ass."
    The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Teach the child to pray when he is seven years old, and smack him if he does not pray when he is ten.
    The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Each of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. The ruler who is in charge of people is a shepherd and is responsible for them. The man is the shepherd of his household and is responsible for them. The woman is the shepherd of her husbands house and child and is responsible for them. The slave is the shepherd of his masters wealth and is responsible for it. Each of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his flock.

    17- Parents must treat all their children in the same manner, they should not prefer one child to the others, because it will lead to the evil consequence of the children hating one another, and stoking the flames of hatred and enmity between them.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to the father of al-Numaan,Would you like them to honour you equally? He said, Yes. In other words, if you want them all to honour you equally, then be fair in giving gifts to them.

    18- If it so happens that the parents separate, then the mother has a greater right to custody than the father, unless there is reason not to give priority to the mother, or an option of giving the child the choice in the matter. The reason why the mother is given priority is that she is the primary caregiver and is the one who breastfeeds the child; she is also better able to care for the child and take care of him. She has more patience than a man in this regard, and has more time than he does, so the mother is given priority in the best interests of the child.
    It was reported from Abd-Allah ibn Umar that a woman said, O Messenger of Allah, my womb was a container for this son of mine and my lap was a haven for him, and he drank from my breast, but his father is claiming that he should take him from me. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: You have more right to him (to custody of him) so long as you do not remarry.

    19- Abortion and killing children is a great sin, which expose the doer to punishment in Hell-Fire. However, the case is studied if the mother's life is in jeopardy.
    17:31. And kill not your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Surely, the killing of them is a great sin.
    60: 12. O Prophet! When believing women come to you to give you the Bai' (pledge), that they will not associate anything in worship with Allh, that they will not steal, that they will not commit illegal sexual intercourse, that they will not kill their children, that they will not utter slander, intentionally forging falsehood (i.e. by making illegal children belonging to their husbands), and that they will not disobey you in any Ma'rf (Islmic Monotheism and all that which Islm ordains) then accept their Bai' (pledge), and ask Allh to forgive them, Verily, Allh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

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    Merits of Islam in the Relationship Between Men &Women

    1- Islam encourages marriage to prevent committing adultery, and considers marriage to be one of the ways of the Messengers;
    The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: O young people, whoever among you can afford to get married, let him do so, for it helps one to lower the gaze and protect the private parts (i.e., remain chaste). Whoever cannot afford it, let him fast, for it is a protection for him.

    2- If a man wants to get married but is unable to spend on a wife, then he should adhere to the words of Allah.
    24:33 And let those who find not the financial means for marriage keep themselves chaste, until Allh enriches them of His Bounty

    3- Islam urges people to get married, and prohibits celibacy and castration. It is forbidden to forego getting married even if the intention is to devote oneself to worship. There is no monasticism in Islam. because they are against his nature, and against having children.

    4- Islam forbids adultery for the sake of reserving lineages, and to prevent unlawful pregnancies and social problems.
    17: 32. And come not near to the unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a Fhishah [i.e. anything that transgresses its limits (a great sin)], and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allh forgives him).

    5- Islam forbids accusing others of adultery and considers it a great sin. 24: 15. When you were propagating it with your tongues, and uttering with your mouths that whereof you had no knowledge, you counted it a little thing, while with Allh it was very great.

    6- Islam prohibits a man to be alone with a woman who is not a relative he can't marry, because that causes temptation to do immoral and evil actions.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: No man is alone with a (non-mahram) woman but the Satan is the third one present.

    7- Islam forbids unlawful sexual relationships and marrying a woman not chaste.
    5: 5. Made lawful to you this day are AtTayyibt [all kinds of Hall (lawful) foods, which Allh has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, etc., milk products, fats, vegetables and fruits, etc.). The food (slaughtered cattle, eatable animals, etc.) of the people of the ******ure (Jews and Christians) is lawful to you and yours is lawful to them. (Lawful to you in marriage) are chaste women from the believers and chaste women from those who were given the ******ure (Jews and Christians) before your time.

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    Merits of Islam in Personal Matters

    1- Islam requires spiritual and bodily cleanliness.
    2: 222. They ask you concerning menstruation. Say: that is an Adha (a harmful thing for a husband to have a sexual intercourse with his wife while she is having her menses), therefore keep away from women during menses and go not unto them till they have purified (from menses and have taken a bath). And when they have purified themselves, then go in unto them as Allah has ordained for you (go in unto them in any manner as long as it is in their vagina). Truly, Allh loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves (by taking a bath and cleaning and washing thoroughly their private parts, bodies, for their prayers, etc.).
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) out of one of the gardens of Madeenah, and he heard the sounds of two people who were being tormented in their graves. He said, They are being punished, not for something that was difficult to avoid, but it is nevertheless a major sin. One of them did not protect himself from urine (i.e., take measures to avoid contaminating himself or his clothes) and the other used to walk about spreading tattling.

    2- Islam has prohibited alcoholic drinks and all intoxicating things which
    cause the destruction and annihilation of proper judgment and reason, which is the most valuable gift in the world.
    5: 90. O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, AlAnsb , and AlAzlm (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaitn's (Satan) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful.

    3- Everything that happens in this universe, good or bad, happens by the decree of Allah, under His control and by His will, therefore Islam forbids a mentally healthy person of suicide and considers it a major sin and a bad end. The one who kills himself in order to escape calamities or poverty or the results of distress or anger has, by doing that, exposed himself to the punishment of Allah, because he hastened to bring about his demise as if he was objecting to Allah's will and decree. The society should provide psychological treatment for those who need it.
    4 : 29. O you who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves unjustly except it be a trade amongst you, by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves (nor kill one another). Surely, Allh is Most Merciful to you.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whoever kills himself with a piece of iron, that iron will be in his hand and he will be stabbing himself in the stomach with it in Hell for ever and ever. Whoever kills himself with poison, that poison will be in his hand and he will be drinking it in Hell

    4- Islam vigorously raises the human ambitions and urges people not to neglect their worldly interests, but warns against having no other concern in life other than gaining materialistic things.
    47: 36. The life of this world is but play and pastime, but if you believe (in the Oneness of Allh Islmic Monotheism), and fear Allh, and avoid evil, He will grant you your wages, and will not ask you your wealth.

    5- Islam grants rights to everyone including the dead; it forbids speaking ill of the dead; exposing their corpses, and not burying them, furthermore it lays on their children the responsibility of paying charity on their parents' behalf, paying back their debts, praying for them and being nice to their friends.
    The prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said When the son of Adam dies, his deeds come to an end apart from three: sadaqah jaariyah (ongoing charity); beneficial knowledge; or a righteous son who will make duaa for him.

    6- Wishing for death due to suffering that one is passing through; praying against ones self, ones children, ones servants or ones wealth is not permissible because it brings harm.

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    Merits of Islam in Financial Matters

    1- Islam preserves the property of others, prevents theft and sets severe punishment for it.
    5: 38. Cut off (from the wrist joint) the (right) hand of the thief, male or female, as a recompense for that which they committed, a punishment by way of example from Allh. And Allh is AllPowerful, AllWise.

    2- Islam preserves money and forbids the foolish from wasting it, the foolish is a person who is either too young, or without mental stability.
    4: 5. And give not unto the foolish your property which Allh has made a means of support for you , but feed and clothe them therewith, and speak to them words of kindness and justice.

    3- Money is an endowment from Allah, therefore it must be spent in ways He approves of.
    9:34. O you who believe! Verily, there are many of the (Jewish) rabbis and the (Christian) monks who devour the wealth of mankind in falsehood, and hinder (them) from the Way of Allh (i.e. Allh's Religion of Islmic Monotheism). And those who hoard up gold and silver [Al-Kanz: the money, the Zakt of which has not been paid], and spend it not in the Way of Allh, -announce unto them a painful torment.

    4- Islam has a rule for property found without knowing its owner; it is not permissible for anyone to pick up any kind of lost property unless he can be sure that he will deal with it properly and that he is able to make the necessary announcements
    The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was asked about lost gold and silver. He said, Know the details of the purse and the string, then announce it for a year. If no one claims it, then dispose of it, and it is like a trust in your hands. Then if the owner comes along some day, give it to him. He was asked about the sheep, and he said, Take it, because either it is for you, or your brother, or the wolf. He was asked about lost camels, and he said, What has it got to do with you? It has its water, it can walk to find water and it can eat trees until its owner finds it.

    5- Islam forbids not giving full measure and full weight during selling, buying or any other dealings.
    6: 152. and give full measure and full weight with justice. We burden not any person, but that which he can bear.
    83: 1. Woe to Al-Mutaffifin [those who give less in measure and weight (decrease the rights of others)], 2. Those who, when they have to receive by measure from men, demand full measure, 3. And when they have to give by measure or weight to men, give less than due.
    17: 35. And give full measure when you measure, and weigh with a balance that is straight. That is good (advantageous) and better in the end.

    6- Islam regulates the process of borrowing by legal ********s
    2: 282. O you who believe! When you contract a debt for a fixed period, write it down. Let a scribe write it down in justice between you. Let not the scribe refuse to write as Allh has taught him, so let him write. Let him (the debtor) who incurs the liability dictate, and he must fear Allh, his Lord, and diminish not anything of what he owes. But if the debtor is of poor understanding, or weak, or is unable himself to dictate, then let his guardian dictate in justice. And get two witnesses out of your own men. And if there are not two men (available), then a man and two women, such as you agree for witnesses, so that if one of them (two women) errs, the other can remind her. And the witnesses should not refuse when they are called on (for evidence). You should not become weary to write it (your contract), whether it be small or big, for its fixed term, that is more just with Allh; more solid as evidence, and more convenient to prevent doubts among yourselves, save when it is a present trade which you carry out on the spot among yourselves, then there is no sin on you if you do not write it down. But take witnesses whenever you make a commercial contract. Let neither scribe nor witness suffer any harm, but if you do (such harm), it would be wickedness in you. So be afraid of Allh; and Allh teaches you. And Allh is the All-Knower of each and everything.

    7- Paying off the debts is an obligation on those who are capable of doing so.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: For a rich man to delay payment is wrongdoing.
    Islam also forbids asking for a loan with no intention of repaying it; to take anything of the wealth of a fellow-Muslim, unless it is given freely.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said " Whoever takes peoples money but he intends to pay it back, Allah will pay it back on their behalf, but whoever takes it and intends to destroy it, Allah will destroy him.

    8- Islam forbids usury because it inflicts injustice to one of the parties.
    2: 275. Those who eat Rib (usury) will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaitn (Satan) leading him to insanity. That is because they say: "Trading is only like Rib (usury)," whereas Allh has permitted trading and forbidden Rib (usury). So whosoever receives an admonition from his Lord and stops eating Rib (usury) shall not be punished for the past; his case is for Allh (to judge); but whoever returns [to Rib (usury)], such are the dwellers of the Fire - they will abide therein.
    The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) cursed ten people: the one who consumes ribaa, the one who pays ribaa, the one who writes it down, the two who witness it, the one who makes it lawful, the one for whom it is made lawful, the one who withholds sadaqah (charity), the one who does tattoos and the one for whom tattooing is done.

    9- Islam makes it mandatory to replace the item which a person borrows from someone else and wastes it, this is to ensure the rights of the owner, and to teach the borrower a lesson in how to guard and take good care of what he was entrusted with.
    2: 194 Then whoever transgresses the prohibition against you, you transgress likewise against him

    10- Islam urges defending personal properties, and gives the victim the right to kill the aggressor if he had to.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whoever is killed defending his property is a shaheed (martyr), whoever is killed defending himself is a shaheed, whoever is killed defending his religion is a shaheed, and whoever is killed defending his family is a shaheed.

    11- Islam forbids wasting money needlessly, because the Almighty Allah hates extravagance for it is harmful to the people, and might lead them to become poor and unable to provide for their families.
    57: 7. Believe in Allh and His Messenger (Muhammad), and spend of that whereof He has made you trustees. And such of you as believe and spend (in Allh's Way), theirs will be a great reward.
    2: 195. And spend in the Cause of Allh (i.e. Jihd of all kinds, etc.) and do not throw yourselves into destruction (by not spending your wealth in the Cause of Allh), and do good. Truly, Allh loves Al-Muhsinn (the good-doers).
    17: 26. And give to the kindred his due and to the Miskn (poor) and to the wayfarer. But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift . 27. Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayatn (devils), and the Shaitn (Devil Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord.
    5:31. O Children of Adam! Take your adornment (by wearing your clean clothes), while praying and going round (the Tawf of ) the Ka'bah, and eat and drink but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allh) likes not Al-Musrifn (those who waste by extravagance).
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Allah has forbidden you to disobey your mothers, to bury infant girls alive, to withhold the rights of others, to demand what is not rightfully yours, to pass on everything that you hear, to ask too many questions and to waste money.

    12- Islam forbids the capable from begging and orders people to earn their living by working in all kinds of legal areas such as agriculture, and trading.
    67: 15. He it is, Who has made the earth subservient to you (i.e. easy for you to walk, to live and to do agriculture on it, etc.), so walk in the path thereof and eat of His provision, and to Him will be the Resurrection.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: No man eats better food than the one who earns it with his own hands. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) of Allah Dawood (peace be upon him) used to eat from what he earned with his own hands.
    The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: For one of you to chop wood and carry it on his back is better for him than asking (begging) from anyone who will either give him something or refuse to give him anything.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said Asking (for help) is not permissible except in three cases: a man who has been stricken by poverty, (so obvious) that three wise men of his people would say that So and so is stricken by poverty. Then asking is permissible for him, so that he can get enough for his basic needs.

    13- Islam forbids people from earning their living from illegal means.
    23: 15. He it is, Who has made the earth subservient to you (i.e. easy for you to walk, to live and to do agriculture on it, etc.), so walk in the path thereof and eat of His provision, and to Him will be the Resurrection.
    2: 172. O you who believe (in the Oneness of Allh - Islmic Monotheism)! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you with, and be grateful to Allh, if it is indeed He Whom you worship.
    23: 51. O (you) Messengers! Eat of the Taiyibt [all kinds of Hall (legal) foods which Allh has made legal (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, milk products, fats, vegetables, fruits, etc.], and do righteous deeds. Verily! I am Well-Acquainted with what you do.
    The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: O people, Allah is Good and only accepts that which is good. Allah commanded the pious to follow the same commandments as He gave to the Messengers. He says (interpretation of the meaning):O (you) Messengers! Eat of the Tayyibaat [all kinds of Halaal (lawful) foods which Allah has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, milk products, fats, vegetables, fruits)] and do righteous deeds. Verily, I am Well-Acquainted with what you do [al-Muminoon 23:51]
    O you who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism)! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you with [2:172]
    Then he mentioned a man who has traveled on a long journey and is dishevelled and covered with dust; he stretches forth his hands to the heaven, (saying) O Lord, O Lord, but his food is haraam (from unlawful means), his drink is haraam, all his nourishment is haraam, so how can his duaa (prayer) be accepted?
    The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whoever gives charity equal to a date from good (halal) earnings for Allah does not accept anything but that which is good Allah will take it in His right hand and tend it for the one who gave it as any one of you tends his foal, until it becomes like a mountain.

    14- Islam forbids being a miser, because it reflects distrust in Allah, and deprives the poor from getting help which is a must.
    17: 29. And let not your hand be tied (like a miser) to your neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach (like a spendthrift), so that you become blameworthy and in severe poverty.
    2: 195. And spend in the Cause of Allh (i.e. Jihd of all kinds, etc.) and do not throw yourselves into destruction (by not spending your wealth in the Cause of Allh), and do good. Truly, Allh loves Al-Muhsinn (the good-doers).

    15- Islam forbids all kinds of selling which involve ignorance (of the product), misleading and cheating; selling blood, wine, pork, idols and everything that Allah has forbidden - their price, whether bought or sold - is unlawful, forbids najash, which is offering a price for something one has no intention of buying, as happens in many auctions; concealing a products faults at the time of selling; selling something which one does not own or before it comes into ones possession; undercutting, outbidding or out bargaining another; selling produce before it is clear that it is in good condition and free of blemish.

    16- It is forbidden to bet or gamble; to take anything by force; and to accept or offer bribes.
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