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Ethics of Islam

Ethics of Islam is taken from the book Berîka by Muhammad Hâdimi. Immorality and ways to get rid of it; 40 depravities and cures to them; usefulness of ethics; what is a soul; strengths of a soul; Personalities emanating from wisdom, courage, chastity and justice are extensively explained.

that is, how billions

that is, how billions of stars in space continue to move in their orbits without colliding with one another for centuries, or how the construction, movement and amount of atmospheric pressure, temperature, air and water are delicately balanced to allow life to flourish on earth, or when he observes the delicate order in the construction of human beings, animals, plants, inanimate objects, atoms, cells or, in short, the numerous creatures which are studied in the science courses taught in high schools and universities, he will feel compelled to believe in the existence of an all-powerful and all-knowledgeable creator, who creates all the orderly systems and creatures. A person with intelligence will understand and appreciate this great, delicate balance and order in the universe and will readily believe in the existence of Allâhu ta’âlâ and become a Muslim. When a philosophy professor from Switzerland who converted to Islam in 1966 was asked by a newsman about his conversion, he replied: “By studying Islamic books I understood the true (Haqq) way and the greatness of Islamic scholars. If Islamic religion would be exposed in a correct manner, everyone in the entire world who has intelligence would accept it lovingly and willingly.” When a person becomes a Muslim by studying nature and himself and then studies the books written by Islamic scholars and learns the life story and beautiful moral conduct of Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’, his belief will become more firm. Furthermore, by studying the knowledge of ethics he will understand good and ill temperaments, useful and harmful matters. By doing good deeds, he will become a mature and valuable human being in the world. His worldly affairs will be orderly and they will materialize easily. He will live in comfort and peace. Everyone will love him. Allâhu ta’âlâ will be pleased with him. Also, He will treat him with compassion and give him many rewards in the Hereafter. We would like to emphasize once again that a person needs two things in order to attain happiness. The first of these two is that he should possess the correct knowledge and belief which can be acquired by learning scientific knowledge and reading the life story and moral conduct of Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’. The second one is that he should be a gentle-natured human being with good behavior. These things can be acquired by learning the knowledge of “Fiqh” and “Ethics” and by practicing them. Whoever acquires these two – 178 –

things will attain the consent and love of Allâhu ta’âlâ because Allâhu ta’âlâ knows everything with His infinite knowledge. He gave much knowledge to angels and prophets. Angels and prophets do not possess anything shameful, faulty or ugly. In contrast, human beings, (with the exception of prophets,) have very little knowledge and their beliefs are either smeared with corrupt habits or stained by ill conduct. For this reason, human beings are very distant from Allâhu ta’âlâ, angels and prophets. They are deprived of the honor of joining them in perfection. If a person fails to attain the true belief in consequence of his remissness in studying scientific knowledge and observing nature, which means to lapse into a state of ignorance; and if he does not invigorate his belief by acquiring genuine knowledge about Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’, he will join those who will abide in eternal perdition and distress. Conversely, if he accomplishes to attain true belief and refuses to follow his nafs and obeys the commandments of Allâhu ta’âlâ and avoids the prohibitions He has enjoined, then he will not be deprived of the Mercy and Forgiveness of Allâhu ta’âlâ. He will not be deprived of happiness. The iniquities he has committed may, however, suspend his attainment to the Mercy of Allâhu ta’âlâ for a while, forcing him to a brief sojourn in Hell to be scorged in its fire. Eventually, owing to his belief he will attain the Grace of Allâhu ta’âlâ. Hell fire will cleanse the dirt of his evil deeds and will purify him so that he will be liable to enter Paradise. It is apparent that the most important of all the blessings and comforts is to possess perfect belief. Everyone should strive to cleanse his heart from wrong beliefs and doubts. If a person obtains the correct belief and has a good character and does good deeds, he will resemble supreme spirits such as Prophets, Awliyâ of Allâhu ta’âlâ, and angels. He will be close to them and they will attract him toward higher ranks in a manner similar to the law of gravitational force. They will attract him towards upper heights similar to a small pin’s being attracted by a high electromagnetic force generated by a huge electromagnet or a small pin’s being attracted by a huge magnet as big as a mountain. Then, he will pass the “Sirat-Bridge” with lightening speed and will join the fortunate people basking in the Gardens of Paradise, enjoying blessings pre-created for him, for his spiritual heart and soul. – 179 –

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