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Omar Tarhuni, Page 2

The Colour of Islam

Islam is comprehensive of idea and action, morality and monetary exchange, of emotion and intellect. In the same way, it is also a special inclination of human nature and a peculiar state of mind.


Some Moslems fail to plan their actions, therefore the outcomes of such actions are different from what they had in mind when they started. These Moslems work on the basis of the “Baraka syndrome,” or “Inshallah, everything will be fine,” or “Allah will be with us.”


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.

Islam’s Moral System

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.

Islam, the West and Muslims

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.

Halál and Harám

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…