The Wisdom behind fasting….

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As we all know the Ramadan of 2016 is near, so relating to this i decided to take a moment to share with my brothers and sister the wisdom behind fasting……

There are reasons and wisdom behind every single act in Islam, no matter how small. It is possible to know the wisdom  behind some acts, and for others we may never know. Salaat, for instance, is a daily training for purifying the believer and reminding him or her  that he/she is a member in a community of believers. Fasting, on the other hand, is an annual institution containing all conceivable attributes for human excellence. It is a training for the body and soul, a renewal of life, encouraging the spirit of sharing and giving. The following are some of the general benefits:

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The Greatness of Ramadan!

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Human beings look for what they think of as happiness in thrills and chills, in things and events, ininstant gratification. Surely, this type of thing is fun, but it’s transitory(short-lived).  To be truly happy – contented, at peace with oneself – one must be true to oneself, honest with those around. One must  treat other  people fairly.

The real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful, we shall be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions, but if it is disturbed or troubled in any way, we shall never be happy, no matter how good our external conditions may be. External conditions can only make us happy if our mind is peaceful. We can understand this through our own experience. For instance, even if we are in the most beautiful surroundings and have everything we need, the moment we get angry any happiness we may have disappears. This is because anger has destroyed our inner peace.

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Adam and Modern Science

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In Islam, there is no conflict between faith in God and modern scientific knowledge.  Indeed, for many centuries during the Middle Ages, Muslims led the world in scientific inquiry and exploration.  The Quran itself, revealed around 14 centuries ago, is filled with facts and imagery that are supported by modern scientific findings.  Three of those will be mentioned here. Of them, the development of language and mitochondrial Eve (genetics) are relatively new areas of scientific research.

The Quran instructs Muslims to

 “contemplate the wonders of creation” (Quran 3:191)

One of the items for contemplation is the statement:

“Truly, I am going to create man from clay…” (Quran 38:71)

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