A collection of articles: Utilitarian value and benefit of Islamic teachings

Epigraph:

And whoso honors the sacred things of Allah, it will be good for him with his Lord. … Shun therefore the abomination of idols, and shun all words of untruth, remaining ever inclined to Allah, not associating anything with Him. And whoso associates anything with Allah, falls, as it were, from a height, and the birds snatch him up, or the wind blows him away to a distant place. (Al Quran 22:31-32)

 

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A collection of articles: Utilitarian value and benefit of Islamic teachings
 

The science is in: God is the answer

Epigraph: And whoso honors the sacred things of Allah, it will be good for him with his Lord. … Shun therefore the abomination of idols, and shun all words of…

BBC Talk-show: Is Islam a Better Guide for Life?

Myriam Francois-Cerrah (born Emilie François; 1983) is a British writer[1] and journalist.[2] Former assistant editor and features writer at Emel magazine (2008–2009), she interviewed feminist publisher Carmen Callil, Special Representative…

Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide: WHO

Epigraph: They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: ‘In both there is great sin and also some advantages for men; but their sin is greater than their advantage.’ And…

Pregnancy, Alcohol and Islam

Epigraph: They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: ‘In both there is great sin and also some advantages for men; but their sin is greater than their advantage.’  (Al…

Divorce: Islam Versus Christianity

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times The only countries that do not allow divorce are the Philippines and the Vatican City, an ecclesiastical state, which…

Marriage and Annulment: When Will the Catholic Church Leave the Catholics Alone?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Many in the contemporary world think of marriage and divorce as a personal matter between the husband…


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7 replies

  1. In some ways the Muslims agree more with the agnostics and the atheists than the Catholics that religious teachings or sacraments should have benefit and utilitarian value for the humans, otherwise the religion will be deemed irrational or useless.

  2. What utilitarian value does kissing the black stone or going round the kabba seven times have? Yet, these are compulsory rituals during the pilgrimage.

  3. Belief in one God, who is Provident and hears our prayers, anchors human psychology and emotions.

    Without belief in one God, relativism and eventually hedonism sets in.

    This meteor that is the black stone was sent down for building the Kaaba, which was rebuilt. Honoring prophet Abraham also brings the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims into universal brotherhood.

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