Some Beauties of Islam
- It is the religion of Allah which He has chosen for Himself, sent with His Messengers and through which He allowed His slaves to worship Him.
- Comprehensiveness: One of the most prominent beauties of this religion is its comprehensiveness for everything. This religion encompasses all that one has to do with the Creator like His Names, Attributes and rights; and all that one has to do with the creatures like laws, obligations, manners and relationship.
- Islam is linking man to his Creator directly; without a priest, reverend, or holy secret. This direct connection between the Creator and the created is a connection that links the heart with its Lord and it thereby gets light, guidance and loftiness; the heart will seek perfection; and deems itself high above insignificant and debased things.
- It caters for benefits of this world and the Hereafter. The Islamic Law is based on protection of the benefits of this world and the Hereafter to the extent to lead to the perfection of good morals. As for the explanation of the benefits of the Hereafter, the religion of Islam has explained all the necessary details and left nothing without dealing with it. It has expounded it to satisfy all the human needs to the point to let nothing of it unknown. Islam promises the bliss in the Hereafter and warns the humankind against its agony.
Concerning the benefits of this world, Allah ordained in this religion to perform all matters that can protect all the elementary needs of the human being: her/his religion, life, property, posterity, dignity and intelligence.
Concerning honourable conducts, Islam enjoins that overtly and covertly so much so that it forbids all sorts of debasing manners. Among the apparent noble conducts that Islam enjoins are cleanliness and purification which are very different from all kinds of impurities and dirt. Islam recommends using of perfume and outward adornment; but it forbids filthy behaviours like adultery, fornication, consuming alcohol; eating dead animals, blood and pork (it is fine to just say pork for it simply the flesh of the pig). It is well-known that Islam enjoins eating of lawful good things as well as it prohibits wastefulness and extravagance.
As for the inner purification, Islam prohibits undesirable conducts and encourages commendable ones. Among the forbidden manners are: lies, obscenity, anger, jealousy, stinginess, debasing oneself, love of prestige and this world, arrogance, haughtiness and hypocrisy. Among the commended behaviours are: good conduct, good companionship to all people by being kind to them, justice and fairness, humility, truthfulness, magnanimity, generosity, dependence on Allah, sincerity in worshipping acts, fear of Allah, patience and showing gratitude.
Yasser Gabr & Houda Karkour, Islamic Propagation Office in Rabwah, Riyadh