OF MUSLIMS IN PUBLIC LIFE
is a Qur’anic term which stands for total submission to
the will of the Creator. It has nothing to do with the nationality,
caste, creed, color or gender of a person. The Holy Qur’an
describes the basic qualities of a Muslim in the following terms:
who could be better in religion than one who submits his whole
being to The One and Only GOD, and acts kindly, and follows
the doctrine of Abraham! And ALLAH took Abraham as a friend.”
Holy Qur'an 5/48)
to the Holy Qur’an, a person, no matter whether he is
born to Muslim parents or not should prove his fidelity by his
conscious submission to the One and Only GOD, by leading a virtuous
life, with positive attitude and his appreciation of all that
is good. He should strive for the upliftment of the society
socially, economically and politically against all odds. He
must not be a hypocrite in his public or private life. He must
be cautions enough to pay what he receives from others.
regards theology, he must adhere to the doctrine of Abraham,
the monotheist as narrated in the Heavenly Scriptures. He must
act in according with the laws of the Testaments in the light
of the traditions of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). The Holy Qur’an
clearly spells out the primary bond of relationship between
man and man based on common parentage of Adam and Eve.
wish to quote here a verse from the Holy Qur’an often
repeated in Friday sermon through out the world. This verse
contains a fundamental message. A Muslim should pass his coming
week under these injunctions and refresh it every week.
GOD enjoins you to be just and impartial, and to do benevolence
and kindness to all, and to fulfill the duties towards all fellow-men.
And ALLAH forbids you all that is shameful, and all that runs
counter to reason, as well as envy. HE exhorts you repeatedly,
so that you might bear all this in mind.”
Holy Qur'an 2/177)
it is obvious that all the Muslims throughout the world, must
bring themselves close to this ultimate guidelines provided
in the Holy Qur’an and follow it in its true spirit, so
that they can contribute to the welfare of the humanity as they
did in the past.