THE SOCIAL SYSTEM OF ISLAM

“The foundations of the social system of Islam, rest on the belief that we are all equal and constitute one single fraternity.”

An Islamic society is the society whose members have “Iman” (faith) in Islam, apply its laws in their life and performing religious duties and abstaining from doing what is unlawful.

In a true Islamic society, drinking of alcohol, injustice, giving or take bribes, practicing usury, dressing immodestly, deceiving each other, violating others rights, are all avoided and prohibited.

A society cannot be considered an Islamic society if the people discard Islam and commit unlawful acts publicly without the slightest feeling of shame. What matters is the lifestyle and system they adopt, not the name they call it.

Some Principle of Social System In Islam

The social System in Islam is based on creating a strong bond and learn how to live together as good Muslims. They include:

#1. FAITHFULNESS

Islam requires all its followers to be faithful and helpful and to share each other’s sorrows and happiness. It enjoins them to establish a strong relationship in which one can depend upon the other for help. A true Islam society is to keep loyalty and faith among themselves.

#2. TO RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS

In an Islamic society, one has to respect the rights of others and conduct good duties towards each other. Although Islam places great emphasis on the strong bond, it only wants it to remain intact as long as it is founded on the sweetness of love or there exists at least the possibility of lasting companionship

#3. ISLAMIC SOCIETY IS BUILT ON JUSTICE AND MUTUAL KINDNESS

Mutual respect and kindness towards each other creates close relationship and good morals in society.

Allah, the most merciful says:

“Surely Allah bids to justice, benevolence and giving to relatives, and He forbids indecency, evil and transgression. He exhorts you so that you may remember.”

#4. CREATE A STRONG BOND AND CO-OPERATION

To co-operate in acts of goodness and righteousness and not to co-operate in acts of sin and injustice.

Allah, (SWT) says.

“Cooperate with each other for righteousness and cooperate not in sin and enmity.” In every aspect of life, the members of an Islamic society cooperate kindly with each other. For example, in building mosques and schools, helping the needy, fighting oppression, establishing economic, social and cultural associations, are all forms of co-operation within the society.

#5. KEEPING GOOD MORALS

This is another significant principle of the social system in Islam. Honesty, faithfulness, respecting neighbours, love, mercy, sacrifice, sympathy, keeping ties with near kin, and being kind and humble to others, are factors which consolidate a society and gladden its members. They become serene and free from worries and pressures.

It is our duties and responsibilities to form an Islamic society and keep it safe from subversive and corrupt elements by means of enjoining good and forbidding evil.

 

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