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Malaysian Studies Essay

3775 words - 16 pages

INTRODUCTION

Islam is the youngest of the world’s major religions. Originated in South Arabia

1400 years ago. Muslims are generally found in Africa and Asia including Russia and

South Western China. Their number has increased in America, Australia and Europe

during the end of the 20th century

Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a book

considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God and by the teachings and

normative example (called the Sunnah and composed of hadith) of Muhammad,

considered by them to be the last prophet of God. An adherent of Islam is called a

Muslim.

Muslims believe that God is one and ...view middle of the document...

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should also visit those who are sick. Besides that, we should avoid insulting
others.

Moreover, we should request for permission before entering a place. The
most important thing is that we should honour both your parents. Next, we should
also respect the poor and weak. We should also know the limits when mixing
around with boys or girls. Furthermore, we should not talk or involve in a dirty
talk. Finally, we should avoid talking or communicating to unknown people.

IMPORTANT TERMS IN ISLAMIC BEHAVIOUR

The first term is Islam. The meaning of Islam in Arabic is genuine and pure. Besides

that, it also reflects peace and happiness. The meaning of the term is acknowledge the

oneness of god. Examples of positive actions are believe in god and have faith in god.

Examples of negative actions are do not follow the teaching of Islam.

The second term is Takwa. The meaning of Takwa in Arabic is protect and preserve.

The meaning of the term is protect and preserve self from danger and evil. Besides that,

we should distance oneself from evil. Examples of positive actions are Allah commands

-“ The most virtous among you in my side are those who have taqwa”. Examples of

negative actions are lying, cheating, and betraying trust.

The third term is Iman. The meaning of Iman in Arabic is trust and be in a state of

peace and safety. The meaning of the term is believe in Allah, bow to Him and be

faithful to Him. Examples of positive actions are follow principle of iman, obey Islamic

teaching, and fasting. Examples of negative actions are disobey the commands of Allah

and does not pray.

The fourth term is Ihsan. The meaning of Ihsan in Arabic is suitable and something

that is good. The meaning of the term is beautify your behavior with complete faith.

Examples of positive actions are control your attitude and personal actions. Besides

that, we should perform fasting seriously. Examples of negative actions are do not

control personal behavior and does not fast.

ISLAM CONTRIBUTES TO FAMILY SOLIDARITY

Everyone knows that home plays a very important role in the
civilized life of man. An individual is born, brought up, and trained in
family atmosphere and this naturally leaves an everlasting impression
on him. This is the reason why the Quran has laid so much emphasis
on family life.
A good family order serves as a model for the society, and its
people determines future of a nation. Within a family, role of its head
is very important as the entire responsibility of family management
rests on him, particularly at the stage when children are in their
tender age.
He has to protect himself as well as his family members from all
kinds of troubles and difficulties. He has to arrange for their basic
needs health, care, and educational requirements. He has to see that
his family...

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