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Hope with Insha’Allah. And life will be blessed by Allah.”
Thank you so much for the time we spent together during the holly months . We're
sorry things didn’t work out I have not seen you at ICUC daily since The Holiday.
But if you start to feel a lack of Prayers at ICUC in your daily life, you can reconnect
start coming today. We'd be lucky to see you daily at icuc and Welcome back!
WE ARE ONE inside out, InshAllah you feel the same as We do. We are One community,
We are one family and are united to build our youth next generation future!
I'd like to personally invite "remind "you and your family to attend your Massjid
"icuc" activities .
Reminder of Some of the Massjid teaching are as follows Muslim's Manners and Duties
Surat Al-Israa' was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)
in Makkah after his Night Journey from Makkah to Jerusalem. In verses 23–39 of this
surah, Allah mentions some basic commitments of Muslims. Without fulfilling these
commitments, no individual or group can succeed. Muslims have to live by these values
and should invite humanity to these principles. These principles are not limited
to one race, tribe, or group; they are universal in their scope and application.
These are also called the hikmah or the teachings of wisdom. It is wise for everyone
to follow them. If followed properly, they are capable of increasing the goodness
and wisdom of all people. These principles are as follows:
1. To worship Allah alone
(Thy Lord hath decreed, that ye worship none save Him.) (Al-Israa' 17:23)
This means to recognize Allah as the ultimate reality and to recognize Allah as the
Lord, to worship Him with all sincerity and to submit to Him in every aspect of life.
A Muslim's life is nothing but total commitment to Allah. We are not only monotheists
(people of tawheed) but we are also theocentric people. Allah is the center of our
life and He is our total and ultimate concern.
2. To be respectful and kind to parents
(And (that ye show) kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old
age in your life, say not "Fie" unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto them a
gracious word. And make yourself submissively gentle to them with compassion, and
say: My Lord! Have mercy on them both as they did care for me when I was little.)
This is to acknowledge the compassion and kindness of parents, to be grateful to
them, and to do one's utmost to reciprocate that love and compassion. Filial piety
and devotion is the second most important commitment of Muslims. Respect and kindness
to parents is not just a social duty for us; it is our religious duty and obligation.
3. To be good to relatives, to the poor, and to the travelers
(Give the kinsman his due, and the needy, and the wayfarer.) (Al-Israa' 17:26)
This is to remember that we are interconnected in this world. Our responsibilities
are not only towards ourselves and our immediate families, but also to other relatives
and to the society at large. We are all in need of each other and we are all fellow
travelers in this path of life. We must see what we can do for others. Muslims must
live a socially responsible life. Social responsibility begins with the family and
other relatives and it includes all those who are in need.
4. To be careful with money and not waste resources
(And squander not (thy wealth) in wantonness. Lo! the squanderers were ever brothers
of the devils, and the devil was ever an ingrate to his Lord … And let not thy hand
be chained (like a niggard's) to thy neck nor open it with a complete opening, lest
thou become blameworthy and destitute. Lo! thy Lord enlargeth the provision for whom
He will, and straiteneth (it for whom He will). Lo, He was ever Knower, Seer of His
slaves.) (Al-Israa' 17:26-27, 29-30)
One should be neither too tight with one's money nor too loose with it. Extravagance
is not right, but also one should not become stingy and miserly. A Muslim is committed
to the balanced life style. Money should be earned in halal (lawful) ways and it
should be spent in the right manner. This principle can be applied to all resources
that Allah has given us. Wise and conscientious use of resources is a very important
commitment of Muslims.
5. To take good care of children
(Slay not your children, fearing a fall to poverty, We shall provide for them and
for you. Lo! the slaying of them is great sin.) (Al-Israa' 17:31)
As we recognize the rights of the parents, we should also recognize the rights of
children. Our children are our future. We must see that we raise healthy, intelligent
and morally responsible children. Our commitment should be to raise them in safe
and healthy environment. We must protect their life as well as their sprit and mind,
their morals and manners.
6. To steer clear of adultery and illicit relations
(And come not near unto fornication. Lo! it is an abomination and an evil way.) (Al-Israa'
Sexual perversions bring the greatest harm to individuals and societies. Observing
the proper rules in this matter lead to health, happiness, and a good, moral society.
Muslims are committed to pure, clean, and socially responsible lifestyle. Islam teaches
that one should not come even close to adultery or fornication. This means proper
dress codes for males and females, proper behavior in mixed societies, and proper
control on social relations and entertainment.
7. To respect every life and not to kill anyone unless in the pursuit of justice
(And slay not the life which Allah hath forbidden except for a just cause.) (Al-Israa'
This means that one should recognize the sanctity of all life and should not do anything
that may jeopardize life. One should avoid aggression and violence, because these
things lead to murder. Every Muslim must be committed to peaceful ways. Conflicts
should be resolved by dialogue and negotiations, not by killings and murders. However,
justice must be maintained, because just punishment brings safety and protects life.
8. To take care of the orphans
(Come not nigh to the orphan's property except to improve it, until he attains the
age of full strength;) (Al-Israa' 17:34)
Orphans and all those who are vulnerable must be taken care of. Their rights must
be recognized and they should be protected from all harm. A Muslim must be deeply
committed to the care of the young, poor, infirm, and handicapped. Kindness and compassion
is the basic commitment of a Muslim. It includes everyone and includes the animals.
9. To fulfill promises and commitments
(And keep the covenant. Lo! of the covenant it will be asked.) (Al-Israa' 17:34)
Promises and contracts are an important part of human life and human civilization.
When promises are not kept, people lose trust in each other and the whole society
becomes weak. Muslims must be true to their words. Our commitment must be to speak
the truth and to be honest and when we make a pledge we must do our best to fulfill
10. To be honest in business dealings and not cheat in weight or measurement
(Give full measure when ye measure, and weigh with a balance that is straight: that
is the most fitting and the most advantageous in the end.) (Al-Israa' 17:35)
Honest business brings progress, success, and blessings. All business, whether commercial,
social, or political must be done with a sense of justice and fairness. A Muslim
is committed to fair dealing in every thing and with every one. Dealing with a Muslim
means dealing with full confidence. A Muslim businessman should be the most truthful
businessman. A Muslim worker should be the most honest worker. A Muslim in any profession
should bring honor to that profession.
11. To do things with knowledge and not follow hearsay or act on half knowledge
(follow not that whereof thou hast no knowledge. Lo! the hearing and the sight and
the heart—of each of these it will be asked.) (Al-Israa' 17:36)
The information agencies, the media, have a great responsibility. A lot of injustice
is done when misinformation is given or information is misused. Muslims should be
committed to truth in information. They should promote truthful and honest reporting
about everyone, including their enemies. A report coming from a Muslim source should
be the most trustworthy report. In a similar way, Muslims should be extremely careful
with their actions and reactions. They should not react against everyone without
12. To be humble and have no arrogance
(And walk not on the earth exultant. Lo! thou canst not rend the earth, nor canst
thou stretch to the height of the mountains.) (Al-Israa' 17:37)
Moderation and balance is the best thing in one's behavior as well as in one's attitude
toward others. A Muslim is a dignified person, but he or she is humble. A Muslim
is not boastful, arrogant, or vainglorious. A Muslim thanks Allah for all His gifts.
For everything, the ultimate praise is for Allah and the real glory belongs to Allah.
These are the basic commitments of Muslims as individuals and as people. These are
the principles of wisdom and the universal values of Islam. When they are followed,
they bring justice, peace, and happiness in this world and they will indeed bring
success and salvation in the Hereafter. Let us all try to make these our real commitments.
Best of love
Your brothers at ICUC