Let us open our today’s blog post “Islamic culture And Its Very Basics” with
“Smiling in your brother’s face is an act of charity. So is enjoining good and forbidding evil, giving directions to the lost traveler, aiding the blind and removing obstacles from the path.”
(Graded authentic by Ibn Hajar and al-Albani: Hidayat-ur-Ruwaah, 2/293)
“Basics of Islamic culture” discuss the very foundations of the religion of Islam and commonalities between the Muslims of the world.
There are more than billions of Muslims on the planet living in various nations, communicates in various dialects yet share one basic Muslim culture. This culture instilled in our basic conviction that “There is no Lord except for Allah and Muhammad (PBUH) is His Last Messenger.”
By Muslim culture, we implied the way of life which speaks to the union of the apparent multitude of societies framed by regular convictions and practices. The strict practices and convictions of Muslims are brought together around the Islamic religion.
‘Muslim culture’ speaks to numerous unmistakable Muslim social gatherings, for example, the Asian Muslims, the Middle Eastern, the African, the European, and the American Muslims, every one of them with their disparity in customs and conventions. A few traditions and customs might be more aroused by culture than by religion. However, a few parts of their religion or culture are acknowledged by all Muslims in the world. For example, Muslims have faith in the Oneness of Lord, the Holy Books, and all Prophets from Adam to Muhammad (PBUH) without segregation, and the Day of Judgment. On the off chance that we consider Cultural commonality, it incorporates giving foundation, a desire to keep up a harmony between the obligation to the Creator and their kindred man, and zeroing in especially on the consideration, love, and regard for the old and more youthful. Islam is likewise observed as an all-extensive lifestyle generally exacting elite strict code due to its emphasis on adjusting individual and public life.
The widespread culture and conventions depend on the Quran and Sunnah while the factors depend on nearby traditions and customs of different individuals living in various social orders. Some broad Islamic traditions, conventions, and manners are given underneath:
Articulating Allah’s name before Eating or Drinking:
The declaration of Allah’s name before eating or drinking has a twofold reason. Initially, as an acknowledgment of Allah’s endless gifts upon us, and also as a request for the coherence and success of these endowments in the future. The Prophet (SAW) has focused on carefully on the compliance to this decorum in various maxims ascribed to him. The Prophet (PBUH) said in one of his sayings, “Whenever anybody of you eats, he should state: ‘[I begin] with the name of Allah’. On the off chance that he overlooks, he should then say: ‘With the name of Allah, toward the start just as toward the end”.
Muslim Greetings and Response against it:
At the hour of meeting a Muslim ought to welcome his sibling with the words: “Assalaam – o-Alaikum”. The addressees should later react with the words: “Wa Alaikum Assalaam”. These words are undoubtedly a request for the recipient for harmony and favors. As a further decorum of welcome others, the Prophet additionally stated: “The youthful should outweigh everything else in welcome the old, the bystander should outweigh everything else in welcome the person who is sitting and the littler gathering should initially welcome the bigger gathering”.
Recounting Adhan in the Right Ear of Newly conceived:
Recitation of the Adhan in the correct ear of a recently conceived represents, in the interest of the guardians, that like their individual physical commitments in the arrangement of the youngster, they have likewise proposed the correspondence of their profound creatures to the kid, through the salvation of Allah’s message.
Sneeze and its Response:
A wheeze is a help from a typical impermanent issue in the human body. In the wake of being assuaged from this transitory issue, a Muslim ought to thank the Almighty with the words: “Al-Hamdulillah“. While those present around him, who hears him applauding and expressing gratitude toward the Allah Almighty, ought to petition God for Allah’s leniency and favors for him with the words: “Yarhamukallah“.
These were some basic customs and behaviors that each Muslim around the globe is following. We should attempt to follow the traditions and conventions as referenced by Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran and the ones Holy Prophet (PBUH) did in his life.
Along with this Islam is the religion of peace but there are some misconceptions about the religion Islam. Let us close our today’s discussion with these inspirational quotes,
“The word ‘Islam’ means ‘peace.’ The word ‘Muslim’ means ‘one who surrenders to God.’ But the press makes us seem like haters.” (Muhammad Ali)
Civilization owes to the Islamic world some of its most important tools and achievements…the Muslim genius has added much to the culture of all peoples. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
May Allah SWT help us follow the true sense of Islam and may He help us follow the truest culture of the religion of peace. Aameen.