Blind faith leads to fanaticism. Self conviction leads to politeness and confidence. With the help of rational thinking, logical analysis and scientific inquiry – the participants will be led to self conviction. Be it the concept of God, the concept of Prophethood or the concept of life after death – each article of faith is analyzed logically so that the participants are led to self-conviction.
Commitment in worship / Success through Salah
Salah is not a ritual to be performed daily without any awareness. Salah connects man with Allah and that is to be realized through Salah. Salah changes a person altogether. The effect of Salah is to be reflected in all walks of the life of a believer. Humbleness, politeness, calmness, God consciousness, dignity, self respect, brotherhood, unity, better human relations, leadership, time management and a lot more can be developed through Salah if prayed with awareness.
Major sins in Islam
Younger generation is vastly influenced by the modern way of life and they very easily fall prey to social evils – big sins. From smoking to drug abuse, from dating to premarital sex, our younger generation too has a definite share in these evils. Awareness about the major sins in Islam will definitely save our younger generation.
Islamic Values (Akhlaaqul Hasanah)
Islamic values are universal values. Value excellence is the spirit of Islam. But this is a missing priority in our community. Islamic values like – truthfulness, trustworthy, promise keeping, justice, balanced, consistency, chaste and pure, preferring others over one’s self, generosity, courage, contentment, magnanimity, kindness, etc, will be taught in relevance to the present context in mind.
Human Relations in Islam (Huqukul Ibaad )
This is also a very important component of a Muslim’s personality. Our younger generation has to be taught about – how to behave with parents and relatives, how to behave in working places, how to relate ourselves with non- Muslims etc., Human relations skills like – smartness, gentleness, politeness, communication, empathy, helping tendency, counsel, criticism etc., will be focused.
Etiquettes and Manners (Adab)
Personal discipline is the secret of success. This area is one of the most beautiful aspects of Islam. Awareness about general cleanliness, personal hygiene, living place maintenance, dress code, table manners, greeting others, public manners etc., are focused.
Intellectual pursuit of a Muslim (Ilm and Hiqmat)
A Muslim should be an intellectual par excellence. He should always be in the pursuit of knowledge. Importance of knowledge, effects of ignorance, motivation to learning, what a Muslim should know etc., are the areas of this study.
Purification of heart (Tazkiya)
A Muslim is a friend to Allah (SWT). Then how to attain closeness to Allah is a very big concern for a Muslim. Constant remembrance of Allah, God conscousness – Taqwa – nafil Salah like Tahajjud, nafil fasting, seeking the help of Allah for all of one’s endeavours, purity of intention, Quran reading, thinking about death and life after et., are discussed in this study.
Emotional Wisdom ( Sabr)
Sabr is a comprehensive Quranic Term which includes emotional wisdom too. How to control impulsive behaviour, delaying gratification, learn from mistakes, self awareness, empathic understanding etc., are studied.
by S.A. Mansoor Ali.M.A., B.Ed.,