Escaping from Evil through Islam

on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Evil – Profound immorality, wickedness, and depravity, especially, when regarded as a supernatural force.

To Escape from the clutches of evil, one must be forever vigilant and know the right from wrong, and what is a better way of doing so than following the teaching of Allah which, He have bestowed upon us through The Holy Book The Quran. To all who believe in Islam, they know that the Quran is the true path in escaping through the evil daily life.

First and foremost, study the Holy Quran and the Hadiths to correct any errors in belief. One must have complete faith in Islam and have no doubt in his/her heart. Doubts shake the core of a faith and lets evil seep through. All is answered in the Quran and one only must open and read it to believe.

Believe in Allah and only Him, accept him as your Creator, your savior, and your helper. One must never compare Him with anyone or hold someone close to Him as that is shirk, the worst evil any human can do. Pray directly to Allah and ask Him for all kinds of help. For doing this, one must pray perfectly by studying the Quran and Saheeh Hadith. Allah says in the Quran, “Verily Salaat Keeps and takes you away from all vulgar (shameful) and bad deeds.” It helps clear our minds from the forces of Evil and differentiate from the good and the bad.

Follow the five pillars of Islam. Islam doesn’t ask for much but in return gives us plenty. Belief and worships are a must along with charitable giving, fasting in the month of Ramadan and pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime. A Muslim must perform his daily prayers according to the Sunnah. One must perform Wudu before prayer as it is a sign of purging oneself from all the evil in the world and devoting their soul to the worship of Allah. By giving charity one helps the poor and the needy and finds peace, fasting lets us understand the suffering of the hungry and makes us get in touch with our humanity. It helps us acknowledge the pain in this world and makes us realize how grateful we are for all the blessing of our life.

Performing Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) is highly mandatory at least once in a lifetime. The main rituals of the Hajj include walking seven times around the Kaaba termed Tawaf, seeing or touching (if possible) the Black Stone termed Istilam, walking seven times between Mount Safa and Mount Marwah termed Sa’yee, and symbolically stoning the Devil in Mina termed Ramee. Hajj is an ultimate expression of devotion to Allah and leads us striving for constant self-improvement and releasing ourselves from Evil.

To sum it all up, Islam is the path to self-righteousness. It drives us into being a better person, mentally, physically and spiritually. It helps us get rid of the evil within us and guides us in making the right choice.

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