The Message of Islam by ABDUL RAHMAN AL-SHEHA


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4:7] Islam gives women the right to do as they please with their wealth, such as buying and selling in accordance to specific guidelines set in Shari'ah . Allah () says: O you who believe!  [2:267] Islam has made it an obligation that they be educated. e. women are similar to men in various religious rites. ” [Ibn Maajah] It has also made it an obligation that they receive good upbringing and are raised properly; this is a cause by which one would enter Paradise. '” [al-Adab al-Mufrad] [27] Islam is the Religion of purity, both physical or spiritual.

2:256] Faith and Guidance are in the Hands of Allah. Allah () says: And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed, all of them together.  [10:99] [24] From the distinguishing features of Islam is that it allows those who oppose them from the People of the Book to practice their religions. Abu Bakr () said: “You will pass by some people who have devoted themselves to monasteries. ” [at-Tabari] They are also given the freedom to eat and drink what their religions allow them.

Spiritual purity includes the following:  Purity from the filth of associating partners with Allah. Allah () says: Verily!  [31:13]  Purity from the filth of doing deeds to show off. Allah () says: So woe unto those performers of prayers. Who delay their prayer from their stated fixed times. Those who do good deeds only to be seen [of others]. g. neighborly needs: pots, pans, knives…) [107:47]  Purity from being pleased with one‟s actions. Allah () mentioned that Luqman said to his son: And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth.

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