The Benevolence of Islam: In the Light of the Qur’an and Sunnah
- Paperback: 48 pages
- Publisher: International Islamic Publishing House; 2nd edition (2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9960981363
- ISBN-13: 978-9960981369
Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) said: «Allah loves the one who is lenient and kind in all matters.» Islam’s benevolence is seen best in the fact that it is, as a religion, a mercy of Allah to humankind. It was revealed to show people how to worship the Only True God, Allah, and to guide them in all their affairs by following the example of the Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him). Islamic teachings are meant to ensure the happiness of all who follow them.
The Benevolence of Islam explains that Islam is a way of life based on divine teachings such as kindness, equity, justice, and charity. Injunctions, permissions and even prohibitions aim to improve the quality of life for people by forbidding vice and commanding what is good. Saleem al-Hilâli tells us that committed, benevolent and kind-hearted Muslims are as one firm construction: all of them help one another to achieve happiness in this world and the hereafter.