| Islam Influence and its benefits
The Arrival of Islam:
The arrival of Islam to Arabs is like water to living creatures on earth. No one can imagine tribal people with alot of bad traditions and customs change to rulers and to scientists who bring civilization to the whole world.
Arabs had good and bad traditions. so Islam emphasized what was good and eradicated what was bad.
One of the bad traditions was wars between tribes. Doing wars for no good reason was awful. Tribes fought each other for the sake of courage, women,wealth,and so on.
Another bad tradition was that some fathers killed their daughters ,who feared that one day their daughters could be kept as slave by another tribe.
So Islam changed these traditions and educated people that peace is very important between tribes and nations.
Another thing, no one has the right to kill another one except for justice and after court precedures. life is so precious. Allah gives life to all.And no one has the right to kill.
Well for the good tradition of arabs is their generosity. Arabs like quests by nature.In my town for example, any house has what we call a guest room. This room is furnished especially for guests.
Another good tradition is that arabs like family ties. This is phenomenon.This respect of the elders is something very important in the social life where children recognize and respect their parents during the whole life. It is one of the best things in life to see parents and children and step children have this affection together the whole life. Not just parents and children , but this ties between the whole big family having uncles aunts, cousins , nephews, nieces, and so on.
Islam and the Poor:
Islam makes life easy and practical. Islam thinks of all and helps needy people who are ignored by the governments.
Who has thought of poor people who are hungry and some people sleep having food into trash.
Charity " Zakat" is the best practical solution for poverty since it regulates the balance between the rich and the poor. The poor has a right over the rich.This right is maintained and done each year. Unfortunately, muslims in these days are too weak to think seriously about Zakat. Islam makes it clear that the poor must never be let alone facing the hardships of life. So taking 2.5 % from the rich benefit is the right amount that makes the poor survive.
Islam regulates the way people behave. These codes are for the benefit of all with no exception.
Still there is alot of things to be done since the people still ignore some principles of Islam.
Islam influence is seen better in the good moral codes and ethics. What do you think of people who don't drink alcohol , who do not do sex out of marriage limit?
With ablution, the Arabs were the first to wash themselves 5 times a day before prayers. This is done nearly for 15 centuries ago.
Another facet is that Islam makes people as brothers and sisters. This is to ensure that all people care of each other. This is very important to make the minds peaceful in a growing community.
For me, in my town, I don't think people have reached what Islam teaches. Lack of education is respomsible for that. Another handicap is the western influence. This later pushes people to individualism. Thinking of oneself and ignoring the others is something dangerous for the whole community.
Pillars of Islam
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