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I wish Westerners who misunderstand Muslims could have seen Syed Abbas in action that day. They would see that most people who practice the true teachings of Islam…believe in peace and justice, not in terror… the Koran instructs all Muslims to make caring for widows, orphans, and refugees a priority."

Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time, Chapter 17, pg. 219

The Quran and Sunna truly embody the values of the Islamic faith. The following is a sample of the beautiful Islamic teachings enshrined in the sacred texts:

God 

Indeed, I am Allah . There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance.

Quran 20:14

Purpose of Life

"I only created mankind and the jinn that they might worship Me.I demand no livelihood of them, nor do I ask that they should feed Me"

(Quran 51:56)

Parents

And We enjoined man (to show kindness) to his parents, For with much pain his mother bears him

Quran 31:14

  Kind Treatment of Wives

And live with them in kindness

Quran 4:19

Treatment of Fellow Human Beings

And speak kindly to people

Quran 2:83

And do good (to everyone).

Indeed, God loves those who do good

Quran 2:195

Repel evil with what is better

Quran 41:34

Acts of Compassion

And what will explain to you what the steep path is?

It is the freeing of a (slave) from bondage; Or the giving of food in a day of famine to an orphan relative, or to a needy in distress.

Then will he be of those who believe, enjoin fortitude and encourage kindness and compassion

Quran 90:12-17

Forgiveness and Justice‘Show forgiveness,

Speak for justice And avoid the ignorant

Quran 7:199

Corruption & Attaining God’s Mercy

Do not corrupt the earth after it has been purged of evil. Pray to Him with fear and hope.His mercy is within reach of the righteous

Quran 7:56

Open Hearts

He whose heart God has opened to Islam, shall receive light from his Lord.But woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of God!Truly, they are in the grossest error 

Quran 39:21

Teachings of Prophet Muhammad

They are among the treasures of mankind, not merely Muslims.

Gandhi in his foreword to ‘The Sayings of Muhammad,’ by Sir Abdullah Suhrawardy,John Murray Publishers Ltd, London, 1941.

Mercy

Show mercy to those on earth and God will show mercy to you.

Tirmidhi

Power

The powerful one is not one who can wrestle others, but the one who controls himself.

Bukhari

Mindfulness

Be mindful of God, and you will find God in front of you. Acknowledge God in ease, and God will acknowledge you in distress. And know that what misleads you will never enable you to do right, and what enables you to do right will never mislead you. And know that help comes with patience, and that relief comes with distress; and with difficulty comes ease

Musnad Abd bin Humaid

Compassion

Whoever has no compassion for people, God has no compassion for him

Tirmidhi

Being in the World

Be in the world as if you were a stranger, or a wayfarer

Bukhari

Humility in Practice

God has inspired me that you should be humble so that so no one despises anyone, and no one oppresses anyone

Muslim

The Just

‘The just will be on platforms of light in the presence of God; those who are just in their decisions, with their families, and with what they are in charge of

Muslim

Injustice

Injustice will be layers of darkness on the Day of Resurrection

Bukhari

Kindness

‘God is Kind, and loves kindness in all things

Tirmidhi

Arguing, Lying, and Good Character

I guarantee an abode on the edge of Paradise for whoever gives up disputation, even when in the right; and an abode in the middle of Paradise for whoever gives up telling lies even in jest; and an abode on the heights of Paradise for whoever is of good character

Abu Dawud

Killing

if anyone kills a person - unless in retribution for murder or spreading corruption in the land - it is as if he kills all mankind, while if any saves a life it is as if he saves the lives of all mankind

Quran 5:32

If two Muslims meet with their swords drawn, both the killer and the killed are in for the Fire.’ Someone asked, ‘O Messenger of God, this befits the killer, but what about the one killed?’ The Prophet said, ‘He was in fact trying to kill his companion

Bukhari

Jesus and Muhammad (peace be on them)

I am the closest of all people to Jesus, son of Mary, in this world and in the Hereafter; for all prophets are brothers, with different mothers but one religion

Musnad

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  1. A creation of God separate and parallel to human beings.


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