Islamic Perspective of Sex

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  • Islamic Perspective of Sex

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    We have presented in this book some of the major highlights of Islamic standpoint on sex. We aim through this booklet to offer some introductory remarks about this very important issue of human life, and the method Islam follows to govern it to become as one of the acts of Islamic worships. A Muslim would be rewarded if he/she uses sex in the manner described and approved by Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) and His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). This booklet is hoped to urge a non-Muslim to further his knowledge about Islam; which offers the best way of life. Islam encompasses all aspects of life, the private, and the public as well. In fact, if a Muslim were serious about his Islamic practices, his reward would continue reaching him, even after death. If a Muslim left a good legacy or guidance behind him, or if he even guided and directed people to a certain good practice, he would continue to receive the promised reward after his departure of this world. Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is reported to have said, which read as follows:“ Upon the death of a human being, his [rewards for his worldly] actions would discontinue except for [the following] three items: a continuous charity, a beneficial knowledge he left behind, or a righteous son [or daughter] wholeheartedly would continue to pray for him” [72]. Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is also reported to have said, which read as follows:“ Whoever calls people to a guidance [good practice] would receive the same reward as they do. Their rewards would not be decreased. Whoever calls people to a misguidance, [ill practice] would receive the same sin as they do. Their sins would not be decreased” [73]. An indication to the fact that Islam pays attention to the minute details in the comprehensive life of a Muslim is the directive given to Muslims by Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) while going to answer the call of nature. Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is reported to have said, which read as follows:“ If a person wants to answer the call of nature, upon entering the [bathroom], let him enter with the left foot saying: in the name of Allah. Oh Allah! I seek refuge with You against filth and evil things. Then, when such a person leaves the bathroom should get out the bathroom area with the right foot saying: All praise is due to Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) , [He is] Who removed the harmful things away from me and made me healthy” [74]. Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is reported to have said, which read as follows:“ Don't face the Qiblah [Prayer] direction neither when you urinate, nor when you have bowl movement”. It is worthwhile mentioning the opinion of one of the Western canonists concerning the Islamic system and laws and their comprehensiveness to cover all aspects of life. Dr. Hopkins, the Professor of Philosophy in Harvard University, in his book The Spirit of International Policy writes:" The progress and development of the Islamic countries is not by following the Western styles, which claim that religion has no say over the daily life of the individual, the laws and the political system. Man must find in the religion a source for growth and progress. At times, some people wonder whether Islam is capable of generating new ideas and issue independent rulings that coincide with the requirements of the modern life. The response to this is: 'Yes. Islam is internally ready to grow, or rather one may say, Islam is better than many other similar systems in its ability to develop. Nevertheless, the difficulty is not in the ability of the religion of Islam because the lack of means, but rather the lack of inclination and desire to use them. I do feel that I can rightly decide that Islam possesses all the necessary requirements for success". It is, therefore, safe to say that Islam is the greatest religion that accompanies and guides man in every step of his life and affairs. A religion that can do this for the life of the Believers, is definitely worth holding tight on and invite others to embrace. Non-Muslims are invited to study the pure realities of Islam and see for themselves the benefits that can derive from Islam. Non-Muslims must not be partial in making a decision before learning the merits and characteristics of Islam. Islam is a religion that brings all good and stops all evils. Islam has the solutions for the entire problems of man on earth. The real problem, however, lies in the poor and incomplete commitment of its followers to apply its rules and spirit. Unfortunately, a great majority of Muslims tend to shun away from the full application of the Islamic rules and regulations. They do that, at times, to satisfy their own whims and desires, and at other times because the rules of Islam conflict with their personal interests, which aim at fulfilling their goals even if this was by cheating or exploitation of others and by all means of corruption.   [72] Bukhari and Muslim reported this Hadith. [73] Bukhari and Muslim reported this Hadith. [74] Bukhari reported this Hadith.
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