Sunday, July 7, 2013

How Moderation is Gained by Following the Teachings of Islam -Maulana Ashraf ali Thanvi (RA)

Moderation in the Teachings of Islam
-Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (RA)

The kalam of Allah (Qur’an) is the most perfect because the Knowledge of Allah regarding conditions and circumstances is complete. He is the Possessor of choice, has control over everything and the One who makes everything effective. No attribute or condition overpowers Him. Thus, every law coming from Him will be perfect.

Never can His laws be too strict for He is not overpowered by His attribute of Wrath, nor are they absolutely lenient, for He is not overpowered by His attribute of Mercy, but He is the Possessor of choice and is Qahhar (One who has control over things) and is Rahim (merciful) and Karim (generous) when He wishes to be. He is not overpowered or compelled by any attribute.

We learn from this that His kalam (Qur’an) and all His laws are free from extremism. This is exactly why it is compulsory for every human- being to subjugate himself to the Shari’a. The Shari’a carries within itself all benefits and wisdom.

Experience has proven to us that we become overwhelmed by difficult conditions. This makes it more necessary to follow the Shari’a of Allah so that we can preserve moderation.

Undoubtedly, there is tremendous moderation in the Shari’a.

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