In the intricate paths of life when difficulties and hardships confront a man, and the darkness of adversities and suffering become long, it is patience only that acts like a light for a Muslim.
The worships that have been decreed in Islam and which has been included in the basic pillars of the faith are not some mystic exercises that link man with unknown mysterious being and which subjects people to perform useless acts and meaningless movements and ceremonies.
This standard of judgment provides the nucleus around which the whole moral conduct should revolve. Before laying down any moral injunctions Islam seeks to firmly implant in man’s heart the conviction that his dealings are with God who sees him at all times and in all places…
The word community has acquired certain connotations, some of which are romantic and nostalgic, some derogatory and reactionist.
The success of the western example, the better material conditions of the western societies, make it certain for these people that man should control and dominate the world, all the forces of nature, to satisfy his material needs.
Without knowledge a Muslim may not be able to distinguish between halal and haram, between what is commanded and what is prohibited. As a result of this confusion, halal may be abandoned on the wrong assumption that it is haram, and haram may be committed on the wrong assumption of being halal…
Is a person a Muslim just because he is a son or a grandson of a Muslim? Is A Muslim… born a Muslim just as a Christian son is born a Christian or a Jewish son is born a Jew?
Every single one amongst us has something, which he loves or values. But the things which people love and adore differ from one person to another.
Did we fast because Allah imposed it on us or just because we have been used to it from our childhood? Were our intentions to please Him or to please and impress others?
In some religions worship is a means to develop in man the attitude of harshness and isolation from life. In these religions, Ibadah or worship, seeks to develop a mentality which makes the enjoyment of the pleasures of this world as hateful and sinful thing.