Great shirk, associating anything with Allah


The social system in Islam is based on creating a strong bond and learning how to live together as good Muslims. Islam requires all its followers to be faithful and helpful and to share each other’s sorrows and happiness. It enjoins them to establish a strong relationship in which one can depend upon the other for help. A true Islam society is to keep loyalty and faith among themselves. Allah says:

وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَافَ مَقَامَ رَبِّهِ وَنَهَى النَّفْسَ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰ فَإِنَّ الْجَنَّةَ هِيَ الْمَأْوَىٰ

“As for him who feared to stand before his Lord and he restrained himself from his desires, then Paradise will be his refuge.” (Surah An-Naziat 79:40)

Islam says that if there is any real difference between man and man it cannot be one of race, colour, country or language, but of ideas, beliefs and principles. Two children of the same mother, though they may be equal from common ancestry, will have to go their different ways in life if their beliefs and moral conduct differ. Allah says:

وَلَا تَسُبُّوا الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ فَيَسُبُّوا اللَّهَ عَدْوًا بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ

“Do not curse those they invoke besides Allah, lest they insult Allah in hostility without knowledge.” (Surah Al-An’am 6:108)

Islam places great emphasis on the marital bond, it only wants it to remain intact as long as it is founded on the sweetness of love or there exists at least the possibility of lasting companionship. According to Islam the correct relationship between man and woman is marriage, a relationship in which social responsibilities are fully accepted and which results in the emergence of a family.

The importance and benefits of Islam:

  1. Islam emphasizes both evidence and faith
  2. Islam teaches a true living an Islamic life
  3. Islam is promised Paradise to a believer
  4. Islam itself is an inherently inner peace
  5. Islam set life which is free from all evil
  6. Islam allows experiencing God’s love
  7. Islam teaches that we will be judged
  8. Islam provides equal opportunity
  9. Islam emancipates superstitions 
  10. Islam itself is inherent in peace 
  11. Islam bend to mutual caring
  12. Islam make our life better
  13. Islam the true way of life
  14. Islam will help go to Heaven
  15. Islam trend to a believer in God 
  16. Islam encourages in God’s mercy
  17. Islam considers to rights of others
  18. Islamic rules being a good Muslim
  19. Islam is to develop a peaceful society
  20. Islam encourages a balance between hope
  21. Islam also furnishes good and evil conduct
  22. Islam commitment means striving for peace 
  23. Islam help and make go to Heaven Inshaa’Allah

The religion Islam made the social preference in man based on his worship to Allah and follow His Good Pleasure and Generous Recompense, through the channel of providing other fellow humans with service and help and not the fulfilment of his individual needs and interests. Living the faith is worship one can do service for Allah Almighty through service to humankind. Islam requires all its followers to be faithful and helpful and to share each other’s sorrows and happiness.

لَيْسَ الْمُؤْمِنُ بِالطَّعَّانِ وَلَا اللَّعَّانِ وَلَا الْفَاحِشِ وَلَا الْبَذِيءِ

“The believer does not taunt others, he does not curse others, he does not use profanity, and he does not abuse others.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1977)

The social system of Islam enjoins the people to establish a strong relationship in which one can depend upon the other for help. A true Islamic society is where people can keep loyalty and faith among themselves. In an Islamic society, one has to respect the rights of others and conduct good duties towards each other. Mutual respect, kindness, and Justice towards each other create a close relationship and good morals in Islamic society. The foremost and fundamental institution of human society is the family unit.

Allah Almighty says in The Holy Quran:

  • “…The ways of peace…” (Quran: 5:16)
  • “Truly Allah loves the Muttaqin.“(Quran, 3:76)
  • “Truly the religion with Allah is Islam.” (Quran: 3:19)
  • “Guidance for those conscious of Allah.” (Quran, 2:2)
  • “Then We will save the ones who had taqwa.“ (Quran, 19:72)
  • “It describes reconciliation as the best policy.” (Quran: 4:128)
  • “Truly, in remembering God do hearts find rest.” (Quran 13:28)
  • “Have taqwa of Allah so that you might succeed.” (Quran, 3:200)
  • “and states that God abhors any disturbance of the peace.” (Quran: 2:205)
  • “O mankind! Verily, I am sent to you all as the Messenger of Allah.”(Quran: 7:158)
  • “Whoever transgresses the limits of God does verily wrong his soul.” (Quran: 65:1)
  • “We sent our Prophets with clear Guidance and Scriptures, containing the ideal Criterion (and Balance) for the express purpose that humanity may establish justice.” (Quran 57:25)
  • “Verily, this brotherhood of yours is a single brotherhood, and I am your lord and cherished. Therefore, fear me (and no other).” (Quran 23:52)
  • “You are the best Ummah raised for people: you enjoin good and forbid evil and you believe in Allah.” (3:110)

The people of Islamic society should co-operate in acts of goodness and righteousness but not in acts of sin and injustice. Keeping good morals is another significant principle of the social system in Islam. Honesty, faithfulness, respecting neighbours, love, mercy, sacrifice, sympathy, keeping ties with near kin, and being kind and humble to others, are some other factors that consolidate society and make happy its members. Allah says:

اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ

“Establish prayer, for most certainly prayer prevents from shameful deeds, indecency, all forms of evil, corruption, exploitation; and the constant awareness of Allah is the greatest of virtues.” (Surah Al-`Ankabut 29:45)

Being Muslim it is our duty and responsibility to form an Islamic society and keep it safe from corrupt elements using enjoining good and forbidding evil. Allah says:

أُولَٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ هَدَى اللَّهُ فَبِهُدَاهُمُ اقْتَدِهْ قُل لَّا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ أَجْرًا إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرَىٰ لِلْعَالَمِينَ

“Those (are) ones whom Allah has guided, so of their guidance, you follow. Say, “Not I ask you for it any reward. It (is) not but a reminder for the worlds.” (Surah Al-An`am 6:90)

Islam is the religion that promotes peace, love, and respect among Muslims and also with the people of other religions. The society in which Muslims live is known as an Islamic society. Islamic society is the one whose members have “Iman” (faith) in Islam, apply its laws in their life and perform religious duties and abstain from doing what is unlawful according to Islam. The foundations of the social system of Islam depends on the belief that we are all equal and constitute one single society based on Islamic teachings. Allah says:

وَقُلِ الْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّكُمْ فَمَن شَاءَ فَلْيُؤْمِن وَمَن شَاءَ فَلْيَكْفُرْ

“The truth is from your Lord. So whoever will let him believe, and whoever will let him disbelieve.” (Surah Al-Kahf 18:29)

Allah Almighty created a human couple to herald the beginning of the life of mankind on earth, and everybody living in the world today originates from this couple. Islam makes clear to all men that they have come from the same parents and are therefore brothers and equal as human beings. Islam says that if there is any real difference between man and man it cannot be one of race, colour, country or language, but of ideas, beliefs and principles.