Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abbas :
Al-Fadl (his brother) was riding behind Allah's Apostle and a woman from the tribe of Khath'am came and Al-Fadl started looking at her and she started looking at him. The Prophet turned Al-Fadl's face to the other side. The woman said, "O Allah's Apostle! The obligation of Hajj enjoined by Allah on His devotees has become due on my father and he is old and weak, and he cannot sit firm on the Mount; may I perform Hajj on his behalf?" The Prophet replied, "Yes, you may." That happened during the Hajj-al-Wida (of the Prophet ).
Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 26 :: Hadith 589
Monday, May 25, 2009
The Ten Commandments of Islam
[This is how the Ten Commandments were given to Moses ACCORDING to Judeo-Christian belief. The photo shown is just for decoration purposes, and it's not mine. I get it here]
Are you shocked with the blog title? Do not worry. It’s true. But I am not trying to deliver new teaching to you. All the teachings that our lovely Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) preached is complete. I’m just want to share you things that you maybe have never heard of.
In the Ten Commandments, there contain 10 order from God to the people of Israel via Prophet Moses (Musa). It was given in the form of stone tablets, and Prophet Moses gave the Commandments to Israelites during the third month of their exile from Egyptland.
But what I try to deliver to you is not about the Ten Commandments based on Jewish or Christian interpretation, albeit the commandments of Judaism-Christianity and Islam are more or less the same. Now let me present to you the Ten Commandments of Islam:
1. Worship only God: As a Muslim, we should know that we must and solely worship Allah the only God of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. From Quran excerpt:
Take not with Allah another object of worship; or thou (O man!) wilt sit in disgrace and destitution. (17:22)
2. Be kind, honorable and humble to one's parents: Our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) also taught us to be kind to our parents. Quran excerpt:
Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. (17:23) And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: "My Lord! Bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood." (17:24)
3. Be neither miserly nor wasteful in one's expenditure: it means we should not become stingy when it comes to money, especially for the orphans and people with disabilities, and should not also become a waster when spending. Quran excerpt:
And render to the kindred their due rights, as (also) to those in want, and to the wayfarer: But squander not (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift. (17:26) Verily spendthrifts are brothers of the Evil Ones; and the Evil One is to his Lord (himself) ungrateful. (17:27) And even if thou hast to turn away from them in pursuit of the Mercy from thy Lord which thou dost expect, yet speak to them a word of easy kindness. (17:28) Make not thy hand tied (like a niggard's) to thy neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach, so that thou become blameworthy and destitute. (17:29)
4. Do not engage in 'mercy killings' for fear of starvation: Quran excerpt:
Kill not your children for fear of want: We shall provide sustenance for them as well as for you. Verily the killing of them is a great sin. (17:31)
5. Do not commit adultery: Quran excerpt:
Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils). (17:32)
6. Do not kill unjustly: Quran excerpt:
Nor take life - which Allah has made sacred - except for just cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand qisas or to forgive): but let him not exceed bounds in the matter of taking life; for he is helped (by the Law). (17:33)
7. Care for orphaned children: Quran excerpt:
Come not nigh to the orphan's property except to improve it, until he attains the age of full strength...(17:34)
8. Keep one's promises: Quran excerpt:
...fulfil (every) engagement [i.e. promise/covenant], for (every) engagement will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning). (17:34)
9. Be honest and fair in one's interactions: Quran excerpt:
Give full measure when ye measure, and weigh with a balance that is straight: that is the most fitting and the most advantageous in the final determination. (17:35)
10. Do not be arrogant in one's claims or beliefs: Quran excerpt:
And pursue not that of which thou hast no knowledge; for every act of hearing, or of seeing or of (feeling in) the heart will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning). (17:36) Nor walk on the earth with insolence: for thou canst not rend the earth asunder, nor reach the mountains in height. (17:37)
This is just to wake you up. We were seduced by entertainment and hedonism every day, why not read something Islamic sometime right? I’m not saying “you were seduced, I’m still okay”, I also seduced too. So why not share to all, isn’t it? Before I start mumbling, I better get going! See you next time!
P/S: you can wiki-> the Ten Commandments, there is where all my story comes from. I believe the Ten Commandments of Islam that I featured comes from S.A Nigosian, a Professor of Religious Studies at University of Toronto. So that means the Ten Commandment is not coming from the imams. Easy to say, just read the Quran lahhh..