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The Responsibility of Individuals Towards Islamic Values

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By His Eminence Shaikh Ahmed al Khalili, Grand Mufti of the Sultanate — Islam is the full obedience to the orders of Allah the Exalted, surrendering to Him the soul, body, conscience, mind and emotions until our overall behaviours become a reflection of the prohibitions and orders of Allah the Almighty. The full submission to Allah the Exalted means we abide by His every order and refrain from all that He prohibited. Allah the Exalted explained this point in the holy Quran: Say ‘O Muhammad’: Truly, my Lord has guided me to a Straight Path, a right religion, the religion of Ibrahim ‘Abraham’, Hanifa [ie the true Islamic Monotheism — to believe in One God ‘Allah i.e. to worship none but Allah, Alone’ and he was not of the non-believers ‘Al-Mushrikun’. Say ‘O Muhammad’: “Verily, my Salat (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alamin ‘mankind, jinns and all that exists’. He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims.) Islam is to live and die for Allah the Almighty. Our prayers and sacrifice, our worldly deeds and our acts that are meant for the hereafter should all be done with the purpose of coming closer to Allah the Almighty. One becomes an active member of the society and harmonious with his family when he knows how to perform his religious duties and when he knows essential wisdom behind the legislations and provisions be them in the economic, social or educational aspects.

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