By His Eminence Shaikh Ahmed al Khalili, Grand Mufti of the Sultanate — A Muslim weights his deeds with the balance of piety to measures their harms and benefits and decides whether or not to embark upon done within lawful and reasonable limits. The common interest is — without a doubt — given preference over the individual interest, hence the claim of an individual’s rights is considered unlawful in Islam when it conflicts with the collective interest or undermines it, in which case the end never justifies the means. A Muslim has to contemplate both, the end and the means,
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By His Eminence Shaikh Ahmed al Khalili, Grand Mufti of the Sultanate — Muslims are ordered not to speak of anything before verifying the correctness of what they intend to say and making sure that they aren’t telling falsehood; otherwise dire consequences will result from the spread of unfounded rumours. Allah the Exalted has laid a strong emphasis on this matter when He said: “There is not a word man utters but an observer is ready ‘to make note of it”. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “A man might speak a word without thinking about its implications, but
Respect is a very important principle and quality that is highly emphasized by the religion of Islam, but it seems that it has started to fade away these days. The million-dollar question is why is it fading away? And if does exist, why does it exist with restrictions and double standards? This piece attempts at addressing the importance of respect in Islam, some types of respect, the consequences of disrespect, some of the strange phenomena invading the Islamic society clashing with this beautiful principle and rules for respect to have it as a way of life. Definition of respect Respect