Religion and society: Islamic beliefs (Environmental and medical issues…
Religion and society: Islamic beliefs
Environmental and medical issues
Muslims believe that, as kalifahs, it is their duty to look after the environment
Allah created everything as one; by harming the environment, we are harming ourselves
Earth is a gift from Allah; we should preserve and protect it as a sign of respect
Muslms believe that life is a test from Allah and that stewardship is a part of that test
This would mean that a Muslim would...
Aim to reduce pollution
Support lower economically developed countries
Support environment groups
Most Muslims aggree with IVF and AIH
They disagree with other forms of infertility treatment (egg and/or sperm donations)
Egg or sperm donation is equivalent to adultery
Egg or sperm donation is equivaltent to adoption which is banned in the Qur'an
Children have the roght to know their real parents and egg or sperm donation defiles this
It is seen as 'playing Allah'
Sanctity of Life - Only Allah has the right to take and give people their lives
Muslims are bodily resurrected; they will need their organs
This is why they refuse post mortems
The Shari'ah Law bans the removal of any body organs as thewy are needed for the bodily resurrection
Crime and punishment
Justic is a part of a Muslim's duty as a kalifah
Allah is reffered to as "the most just"
The Qur'an says to "stand out firmly for justice"
Islam was a religion devised during war and thus, the Qur'an
Muhammad (PBOH) sent people to be executed. He is the perfect Mulim so all other Muslims should follow him.
Certain actions in the Qur'an are punoshable by death. These inclde murder, adultery and apostasy
It says to use capital punishment in Shariah Law
Liberal Muslims think that capital punishment is a recommendation but not a necessity
Drugs & alcohol
Muhammad (PBOH) said that taking drugs were the same as suicide
Many hadiths oppose the use and association of drugs and alcohol
The Qur'an says that drugs are "Satan's handiwork"
Peace and conflict
The Qur'an says that a Muslim should fight back if attacked
Many Hadiths say to fight in a just war
The Qur'an promises paradise for those who fight in a just war
Muhammad (PBOH) fought in just wars
Unjustified violence against others is seen as a sin
Muhammad (PBOH) said that all Muslims should treat other Muslims as brothers which means that they should not bully anyone
Islam teaches that all members of the Ummah should be treated equally
Muslim schools teach Muslims to defend human rights and so they should not bully because it goes against the human rights
Allah is compassionate and merciful; we should be merciful like him
Allah will forgive Muslims for their sins so Muslims should forgive others in a similar fashion
Allah rewards those for their forgiveness
Muhammad (PBOH) said that all Muslims should "be forgiving"