How to live a good lifestyle according to Islam?

Story by  Eman Sakina | Posted by  Aasha Khosa • 2 Months ago
Muslim students in an Assam Muslim school
Muslim students in an Assam Muslim school

 

Eman Sakina

Living a good lifestyle in Islam involves adhering to the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah (traditions) of Prophet Muhammad.

Islam gave us some moral principles that every one of us should practice in our lives so that we can represent our religion in the best way and get an appropriate reward in the world hereafter. More than a religion, Islam is a complete and comprehensive way of life leading to a balanced way of living.

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Islamic principles and teachings can provide realistic, fair, and objective solutions to the prevention of individual, family, social, and international problems that are threatening the existence of human communities throughout the world. Islam is the way of life that every one of us should implement in our lives and live a peaceful and happy life according to the key principles of Islam.

Remember that Islam is a comprehensive way of life, and these principles are interconnected. Living a good Islamic lifestyle involves a holistic approach that encompasses spiritual, moral, social, and physical aspects of life. It is important to continuously seek knowledge, strive for self-improvement, and seek forgiveness for shortcomings.

 Here are some general guidelines for living a good Islamic lifestyle:

Faith (Iman):Strengthen your faith in Allah (God) and believe in the oneness of Allah. Understand and practice the six pillars of faith: belief in Allah, angels, books, prophets, the Day of Judgment, and divine predestination.

Prayer (Salah): Perform the five daily prayers at their designated times.

Develop sincerity in your prayers and focus on the connection with Allah.

Charity (Zakat and Sadaqah):Fulfill your obligations regarding Zakat (obligatory charity) and give additional voluntary charity (Sadaqah) whenever possible. Help those in need and contribute to the welfare of the community.

Fasting (Sawm):Observe fasting during the month of Ramadan. Use this month as an opportunity for self-discipline, self-reflection, and increasing one’s devotion to Almighty.

Pilgrimage (Hajj):If financially and physically able, perform the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime.

Morality and Ethics:Uphold high moral and ethical standards in all aspects of life. Avoid lying, cheating, backbiting, and any other sinful behaviour.

Respect and Kindness:Treat others with respect and kindness, regardless of their religion, race, or social status. Uphold strong family ties and be good to your parents, siblings, and relatives.

Dress Modestly:Adhere to modest dress standards, particularly for women by covering the body and wearing a hijab if applicable.

Healthy Lifestyle:Take care of your physical well-being through a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise.

Education:Seek knowledge and education throughout your life. Encourage a culture of learning and intellectual curiosity.

Work Ethic: Engage in lawful and ethical work to earn a living. Be honest and diligent in your professional life.

Gratitude:Be grateful for the blessings you have and express gratitude to Allah. Use your resources and abilities to help those less fortunate.

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Patience and Perseverance:Face challenges with patience and perseverance. Trust in Allah's wisdom and rely on Him during difficult times.