We list below, in brief, the precious gifts of Islam which have played a key role in the advancement of human values and culture. A new and bright world, quite different from the decaying and disintegrating humanity at the time of its advent, came into being as a result of these Islamic contributions:
1. The clear and unambiguous creed of the Oneness of God.
2. The concept of human equality and brotherhood.
3. The concept of human dignity and man being the masterpiece of God’s creation.
4. Acknowledgement of the proper status of women and the restoration of their legitimate rights. Read more... (1135 words, estimated 4:32 mins reading time)
It has been narrated by a man of Bani Sawa: I asked Hadrat
Aishah about the disposition of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam).
She replied, ‘Do you not find in the Holy QURAAN? You are of a high standard of
character (meaning that the QURAAN bears testimony that his disposition was of
the highest standard. This description of his manners is enough). Then I asked
her to tell me something about it which may come as a commentary on this verse.
Hadrat Aishah said, “Once I cooked some food for him and Hadrat Hafsah also did
the same. I asked my maidservant to go (and see) if Hadrat Hafsa brings meals
and serves it before mine is served. Hafsa brought the meals and my maid-servant
upset the plate, which fell down and was broken. (However the food fell on the
piece of leather spread for serving meals and the eatables were not wasted).
The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) collected the food and told
Hadrat Hafsa “Settle your account with Aishah” i.e. take a plate in replacement
of your one. Read more... (853 words, estimated 3:25 mins reading time)