One day, I was in Salah Al-din citadel standing in the Islamic library to give foreigners free books about Islam. Someone came and said, “I want to ask you a question but please answer me frankly. “ I said, “Yes, sure I will do.” He said “Why are you standing here calling for your religion? “ I said with full confidence, “Because I believe that Islam is the solution for the world’s problems.” I really mean it, as you can find in Islam values that can simply overcome serious problems in the world. Let’s deal directly with some of them.
Do you know who the first racist was and how he was punished? The first racist was Satan, when he said, “I am better than he (Adam). You created me from fire, and you created him from clay.” [Quran.com/38/76].
who said that fire is better than clay! Both of them are God’s creation and all are equal before God. God said to Satan, “(O Satan) get down from this (paradise), it is not for you to be arrogant here. Get out, for you are of those humiliated and disgraced.” [Quran.com/7/13].
Islam summed it up; there is no place for any racist among us. Although there are a lot of international organizations combating all forms of racism, we still witness it in different parts of the world. On the other hand, Islam has succeeded in solving it in one of the most racist places on the Earth; as Arabia had experienced racism against color, women, and tribes. But Islam came and worked on all these forms of racism.
Islam declared clearly from about 1400 years that piety is the criteria of superiority before God and nothing else. God stated in the Quran, “O mankind! We have created you from male and female, and made you into nations and tribes that you may know one another. Verily, the most honorable of you with God is that (believer) who is pious. Verily, God is All-Knowing, All-Aware.” [ Quran.com/49/13 ].
Islam also found many ways to reduce slavery and to spread equality. Among these ways, God promised who free slave will be saved from hell.
The problem of illegitimate children and single mothers in Europe became out of control. In the UK, statistics were made about the number of illegitimate children in 2012. These statistics were very shocking, as the percentage was 47.5% of the children were illegitimate . In France, the number of illegitimate children exceeds the number of legitimate children. In the USA, there are about 400 thousands illegitimate children born every year. All the concerned authorities show concerns about this horrible phenomenon and try by all means to overcome it.
Islam came with the solution from about 1400 years, as Islam prescribed marriage upon able Muslims to save humanity from such phenomena. God said,
And Allah has made for you from yourselves wives and has made for you from your wives sons and grandchildren and has provided for you from the good things. Then in falsehood do they believe and in the favor of God they disbelieve?“ [Quran.com/16/72]
God teaches Muslims how to be responsible, as a Muslim never meets his sexual desires and leaves his woman and child without shelter, care or support. A Muslim knows well that bringing a baby to life is a responsibility that he will be held accountable for.
The prophet said,
All of you are guardians and are responsible for your subjects. The ruler is a guardian of his subjects, the man is a guardian of his family, the woman is a guardian and is responsible for her husband’s house and his offspring; and so all of you are guardians and are responsible for your subjects.”
raising up children in a family has positive impact on them. Having family is a great merit from God; as family provides love, care, security, and shelter. Think and contemplate about the lives of many illegitimate children. Illegitimate children always have educational and psychological problems. All these children bear their parents’ fault and struggle in this hard life without support. This phenomenon leads to more serious problems, such as homelessness, and bullying. The solution is so easy, you just need to be responsible and make a stable family by marriage.
Save Your Money
Do you know that a lot of casinos manipulate to get your money? Those work intelligently day and night to make you simply lose your money , and convince you to play more to get more. They work on all your senses! Can you imagine this?
- Natasha Dow Schüll, an anthropologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, highlights the audio directors at Silicon Gaming’s decision to make its slot machines resonate in, “the universally pleasant tone of C, sampling existing casino soundscapes to create a sound that would please but not clash.”
- Dr. Alan Hirsch, founder of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, studied the impact of certain scents on gamblers, discerning that a pleasant albeit unidentifiable odour released by Las Vegas slots machines generated approximately 50% more in daily revenue.
- Casino designer Roger Thomas is credited with implementing a successful, disruptive design for the Las Vegas Wynn Resorts’ casinos in 2008. He broke casino design convention by introducing natural sunlight and flora to appeal to a female demographic. Thomas inserted skylights and antique clocks, defying the commonplace notion that a casino should be a timeless space.
Not only manipulation that should keep you away from gambling, but also the increasing crime rate in areas surrounding casinos. In a 2004 report by the US Department of Justice, researchers interviewed people who had been arrested in Las Vegas and Des Moines and found that the percentage of problem or pathological gamblers among the arrestees was three to five times higher than in the general population. According to some police reports, incidents of reported crime often double and triple in communities within three years of a casino opening.
Islam solved the whole matter, as God stated in the Quran,”O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone altars [to other than Allah ], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful.” (5:90). God prohibited gambling because He knows what is best for humanity. He wants you not to lose the money that He gives you to live good life. He knows that gambling always leads to bankruptcy, homelessness, and violence.
To conclude, you might hear about Islam, but still need to know its values that must save the world. These are not the only values we have in Islam. We have countless values for humanity, as Islam’s main message is to save the world. Read about Islam from its authentic sources the Quran and the Prophet’s sayings. https://quran.com https://Sunnah.com