Sunday, 04 November 2007 13:17
"Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said: "The most Merciful (Allah Ta'ala) bestows His mercy upon those who show mercy to others. Be merciful to the people of the earth, the One above will be merciful unto you."
Sunday, 04 November 2007 13:16
Sunday, 04 November 2007 13:14
It is a Mu'min's (believers) fundamental belief that all conditions occur only by the will of Allah Ta'ala. Health or illness, prosperity or poverty, events that evoke happiness or incidents that plunge one into grief — all happen by the decree of Allah Ta'ala alone. In positive conditions one should be filled with shukr (gratitude) to Allah Ta'ala. In adverse conditions one should adopt sabr (patience) and seek the help of Allah Ta'ala.
Sunday, 04 November 2007 13:13
Culture is defined as a people's complete way of life. It consists of all the ideas, objects and ways of doing things created by the group. Culture includes beliefs, customs, language and traditions (World Book Encyclopaedia).
While there are numerous cultures and subcultures present in the world, of primary concern to us in this discussion are the two main opposing cultures in present-day society. One is the culture of Islam — the "complete way of life" set forth in the Qur'an and Sunnah. On the other opposing end is the Western culture. Both cultures present a "complete way of life." However, both ways of life differ drastically.