Understanding Islam and Implementation in daily life

During a last couple of days I have decided to stop writing the posts. Instead I did read and listen more.

I have read a very interesting book that  I intend to share with the blog readers in the future posts. Audio lectures of Dr Zakir Naik were wonderful. I have listened most of them while driving two hours a day to and fro journey to work.

Any message?

Dr Zakir Naik is among the one of the best Scholars in the field of comparative religion. Most of his lectures and debates were for both Muslims and non Muslims.

For non Muslims, his lectures will be very useful for those who wish to know the true teaching of Islam.

For the Muslims, the knowledge from his lectures may fill the missing part of the jigsaw puzzle, for those who are with the limited and fragmented knowledge of Islam.

You can download his audio lectures, debates, and questions answers sessions about interesting issues such as “Similarities Between Islam & Christianity”,and “W omen’s Rights in Islam” in this link.

Take home messages,

Islam is the religion that all of us need to understand its teaching through the “Holy Quran”.

The differences between the Holy Quran and other Holy Scriptures are,

  1. The Prophets before the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) brought the scriptures for the particular period of time for the particular groups or tribes of people and lost its authenticity.
  2. The Holy Quran is for all mankind. It is the last and complete Divine Revelation for the mankind until the Day of Judgment. Relevant to the all mankind of any period.
  3. The Holy Quran taught the mankind, the Law of Allah, and also shows the ways to implement into our daily life. Whereas in other Holy Scriptures there are Laws of the God but no clear guidance of implementation.

Dr Zakir Naik pointed out the important fact as most of the ordinary people of different faiths neither read nor study their religions properly before they decided to jump into the discussions. Muslims also do not read the Holy Quran to understand its real meaning to implement into our daily life.

Some of the Muslims from our home country hold the opinion that the Holy Quran is not for us to read and interpret. They claimed that if it is allowed, people may interpret the Holy Quran wrongly according to their own understanding.

In other words the reading and understanding of the Holy Quran, according to their opinion, should be through the teaching of Ulama, or Islamic Scholars.

I partially agree with them. It is very important for all the Muslims to learn Arabic Quran properly under the guidance of Islamic Scholars. At the same time all the Muslims have the absolute right to try to read and understand the teaching of Holy Quran in their own capacity in the language that  they understand.

The first Surah revealed to the Prophet Muhammad starts with the words, “Read”. Allah wants all mankind to read His guidebook, the Holy Quran. However, there should be a systematic approach to it and one must understand his own limitation.

But if we approach the Holy Quran with sincerity, Allah, SWT, will open our hearts and make us understand His Divine revelation as He promised.

Allah knows the best,

Kyaw Kyaw Oo

3 thoughts on “Understanding Islam and Implementation in daily life

  1. learnquranonline1 says:

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    • Who are the Muslims?

    One billion people from a vast range of races, nationalities and cultures across the globe – from the southern Philippines to Nigeria – are united by their common Islamic faith. About 18% live in the Arab world; the world’s largest Muslim community is in Indonesia; substantial parts of Asia and most of Africa are Muslim, while significant minorities are to be found in the Soviet Union, China, North and South America, and Europe.

    • What do Muslims believe?

    Muslims believe in One, Unique, Incomparable God; in the Angels created by Him; in the prophets through whom His revelations were brought to mankind; in the Day of Judgement and individual accountability for actions; in God’s complete authority over human destiny and in life after death. Muslims believe in a chain of prophets starting with Adam and including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Elias, Jonah, John the Baptist, and Jesus, peace be upon them. But God’s final message to man, a reconfirmation of the eternal message and a summing-up of all that has gone before was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through Gabriel.

    • How does someone become a Muslim?

    Simply by saying ‘there is no god apart from God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.’ By this declaration the believer announces his or her faith in all God’s messengers, and the scriptures they brought.

    • What does ‘Islam’ mean?

    The Arabic word ‘Islam’ simply means ‘submission’, and derives from a word meaning ‘peace’. In a religious context it means complete submission to the will of God. ‘Mohammedanism’ is thus a misnomer because it suggests that Muslims worship Muhammad rather than God. ‘Allah’ is the Arabic name for God, which is used by Arab Muslims and Christians alike.

    • Why does Islam often seem strange?

    Islam may seem exotic or even extreme in the modern world. Perhaps this is because religion does not dominate everyday life in the West today, whereas Muslims have religion always uppermost in their minds, and make no division between secular and sacred. They believe that the Divine Law, the Shari’a, should be taken very seriously, which is why issues related to religion are still so important.

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  2. Nimmy says:

    “I partially agree with them. It is very important for all the Muslims to learn Arabic Quran properly under the guidance of Islamic Scholars. At the same time all the Muslims have the absolute right to try to read and understand the teaching of Holy Quran in their own capacity in the language that they understand.”

    So true..

    As you said,Allah asked us to read,not to blindly follow scholars..Scholars themselves are human beings.Can’t beings make mistakes? So,read different translations of Quran and understand it in the way you understand it..Leave the rest to Allah.. Violent interpretations have their origin in scholars,not Allah..So read Quran by yourselves..

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