Ya I know… you pray five times a day, you fast during Ramadan and maybe, you wear a hijab or have a beard. So is this all what Quran says? Ever wondered what are your duties with respect to religion?
In my opinion the construction of a great nation depends on the moral and ethical values of people in that region. For the commencement of progress the best possible way is to re-introduce Islamic principles and use them as guidelines for the future. We all seem blind to the reality that we all are a-part of this magnificent religion which has been proved authentic and is the fastest growing religion in the world!
All the religions in this world; let it be Hinduism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Shinto, Confucianism, Jainism, or any other, none of them is comparable to Islam in any way! You know as well as I do that In Islam virtue does not connote forsaking the bounties of nature that are lawful. On the contrary one is encouraged to lead a healthy, active life with the qualities of kindness, chastity, honesty, mercy, courage, patience and politeness. In short, Islam has a perfect and complete code for the guidance of individuals and communities alike.
Something I read a few days back made me brood over on our behavior in public and I was sickened to see that our behavior is not only ostracized in Islam but it goes against the general etiquettes of the society. For example; Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Let none of my Companions inform me of anything another of them has said, for I wish to come out to you without disquiet in my heart.” [Abu Dawud]. The reward for keeping a heart free of grudges is so enormous that it is not worth hearing about the doings of others. Backbiting, exaggerating what was done, or spreading feelings of animosity among fellows is a sin in Islam and it is also considered as delinquency in the society. Similarly, talking loudly and indelicately is not liked by Islam and is objectionable in the society. So next time you talk be careful of you are talking about!
By now, u may be bored or might be thinking why you chose to read this, but believe me, next time when you discuss things with your buddies, having these things in mind will keep you away from many sins. Improving our social behavior is a big step towards betterment and evolution.