The Islamic Teachings - Simple and Straightforward

Teachings of Islam explained in simple and concise manner.

Moderation

moderation

Moderation means balance, avoiding extremism and eliminating excess. Achieving balance in life, actions, desires and thoughts is striving towards a more natural state for an individual. Islam is a religion of harmony, peace, justice, and moderation. It preaches love, tolerance and amity. Moderation is a vital principal in Islam. It is a way of life […]

Keeping Promises

Keeping promises

Keeping a promise means honouring it, acting upon it and never breaking it. Breaking a promise is a big sin and leads to the fire of hell. Promises will be asked about on the Day of Judgment. Allah says in the Quran: “And fulfill [every] commitment. Indeed, the commitment is ever [that about which one […]

Knowledge

Knowledge

Education is very important for us. The purpose of education is not just to learn how to make a living but also how to live a good life. It is well said that: “Without education, man is as though in a closed room and with education he finds himself in a room with all its […]

Jealousy

Hasad

Jealousy is a feeling of being angry or unhappy because you wish you had something that someone else has. It is a kind of heart disease. It’s a great sin. Satan had to face Allah’s anger because he was jealous of Prophet Adam. Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) have forbidden us to be jealous. […]

Justice

Justice

Justice means the fair treatment of people, regardless of their caste, creed, colour or nation. In Islam, all are equal before the law no matter if a person is rich or poor, black or white. Allah says in the Quran: “O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even […]

Patience

Patience

Patience means the ability to stay calm and accept a delay or something annoying without complaining. Being patient saves us from problems and brings many benefits. Islam teaches us to be patient. Allah says in the Quran: “Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” [2:153] “Those who are patient and do righteous deeds; they will have […]

Benevolence

Benevolence

Benevolence (or “Ihsan”) is an act of kindness which is meant to benefit others. It also means doing good, forgiving and helping a person in times of need without expecting anything in return from him. Ihsan is something which a person does over and above his duties. A good way to do Ihsan is to […]

Niggardliness

miserliness

Niggardliness means piling up money and not using it to help others. Niggardliness is a big sin. It is forbidden in Islam. A believer can never be miser. The Prophet (S.A.W) said:  “There are two characteristics which are never combined in a (true) believer: miserliness and a bad disposition.” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi) We should never forget […]

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