Humans constantly need guidance. A man can never function on his own without having the need to ask for help or advice from someone who is more experienced than him. Muslims, in this aspect, are lucky because they have thousands and thousands of wise lessons to learn from Quran and the Sunnah. We, the Muslims, can go through them, anytime we want, and we are most likely to find answers to our problems.
As far as the purpose of these teachings is concerned, it is quite self explanatory. The purpose of Islamic teachings is to guide Muslims, or anybody who wishes to take advice from these teachings. The Quran is supposed to guide us to the straight path. Whatever has been advised in the Quran, was done by Prophet Muhammad (SAW), so not only do we just have a book, we also have practical examples from our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW)’s life.
Islam teaches us so many things that can never be just listed here. However, it is quite unfortunate that Muslims are, day by day, going even further from these teachings. Ironically, most of us, despite the fact that we know what our religion teaches us, we still go against it. We know what Islam is all about, but we still choose the opposite of what it preaches.
This can probably be one of the main reasons why we, as Muslims, are perceived as evil people. In reality, our religion is anything, but evil. It does not promote violence, it does not promote terror, it does not promote rape, it does not promote vulgarity, etc. Unfortunately, many so-called Muslims, are promoting these. No wonder the image of Muslims has been so tarnished.
The purpose of Islamic teachings is to make Muslims realize what they are supposed to do, what habits to adopt and what things should be considered off-limit. The Islamic teachings are there for our own good, for our own betterment, but we fail to realize this. Guidance and advice should not be taken from someone who is not reliable, but in our case, despite that the guidance is coming from reliable sources, we still consciously choose to look past it and do whatever our hearts tell us to do.
Muslims should adopt the Islamic teachings, if they want to be successful in this world and the hereafter, as well. If we only sell our souls to the glitz and glamour of this world, we will have nothing in the hereafter. This is our faith; that we will be risen again, and presented before God, and judged on whatever we had been doing in the previous world, so we should make the most of the time we have, right now, to adopt these Islamic teachings and increase our good deeds.
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