Religion has always been of paramount importance for mankind. It has guided human beings since ages to lead a well disciplined and civilized life. Without a religion a man is brutish, nasty, wild and selfish. Religion unfolds both the inner and outer vision of an individual; therefore, religion enables him or her to see the world from broader perspective.
Islam, as a divine religion, takes a person out of darkness towards the enlightenment and makes his unhampered communion with Allah (S.WT).
Islam guides us in every aspect o, whether it is our social, political, religious or economic life. We have the liberty to speak, earn and live a happy and prosperous life but our actions should not hurt the sentiments and emotions of others at any cost.. In our day to day life, a number of sins happen by us intentionally or unintentionally. We are often blind to these small things but every little thing will be measured on the day of resurrection even if it is as small as an atom. Remember, an infinite number of fine sand particles form a big heap. In a similar way , there are different values, though small ,which are accounted in our life which determines that how much religious we are .In this regard, we will see the following things that should be avoided :
Don’t use other’s things without their permission; evils like backbiting, gossiping and cheating form a breeding place in our society. Women folk are the most delicate victim of these. We are allowed to count goodness in their absence but not their evil deeds .The Quran mentions, ”Neither backbite one another .Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it(so hate backbiting). And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the one who forgives and accepts the repentance, the most merciful” (Quran 49:12)
Knock the door before you enter. Don’t enter the others homes and property or building unless you seek permission. Announce your presence while entering the house and avoid frightening or starling people . Imam Ahmad bin Hambal says, “When a person enters his house it is recommended that he makes noise by clearing his throat or tapping his shoes”. If you sought permission three times but were not permitted then you must leave .Don’t stay directly in front of door rather stay slightly left or right (Bhukhari,Muslim). What we do is that even if we are asked to return ,we don’t go back instead we keep on hanging around .
The author is a Post Graduate Student at the Department of Economics, University of Kashmir. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org