Children are Blessings not Possessions

Parents, extended families, guardians and the Muslim community at large have been given a trust, a tiny life completely dependent upon its caregivers for protection and care. For many children the world is immersed in terror. Hunger, pain, suffering, torture, sexual abuse, and other horrors are the realities of life. When their small attempts to reach for comfort are rejected or their cries are silenced God is watching, and angels are recording.

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Environmental Protection in Islam

While the attitude of Islam to the environment, the sources of life, and the resources of nature is based in part on prohibition of abuse, it is also based on construction and sustainable development. This integration of the development and conservation of natural resources is clear in the idea of bringing life to the land and causing it to flourish through agriculture, cultivation, and construction.

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Copyright as a Right Guaranteed in Islam

Islam protects personal wealth and imposes very strict penalties against banditry, robbery, and thievery, and any violations against the sanctity of property. Cheating, embezzlement, monopoly, hoarding and many other harmful practices are also prohibited. This is done with the intention of ensuring protection to the wealth and personal assets of the individuals. Islamic law imposes the corporal punishment of cutting off the hand of the thief who steals the property of others, in according to strict requirements and due process of law.

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Islam against Drug Abuse

The Qur’anic legislation concerning the total abstinence from using intoxicants gives Islam a distinction above most of the world’s religions.

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Shura as the Islamic Version of Democracy

Islam neither totally accepts democracy nor totally rejects it. It has a better alternative, namely Shura. It is such a substitute to dictatorship and mobocracy

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Literacy and Seeking Knowledge in Islam

The pursuit of knowledge is important in Islam. Prophet Muhammad encouraged his followers to attend learning classes, and he sent teachers of Quran to the outlying tribes and far away cities

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