The basic human needs are same for everyone. We need food and water for survival. Our thought processes the visual, verbal and every sort of information that we get from five senses. There is another concept called “food for thought” which we come across our life, at least for once.
If you ever get this feeling, then the answer lies within a set of guiding principles that is possible by believing in a religion. Islam is an Abrahamic religion which refers to believing in Allah Almighty as the supreme God. It has all the answers related to living a life properly.
Sharia is Arabic word which means “way” or “path”. Muslims understand this concept as the law making aspect of Islam. Islam has a history span of thousand of years. Allah sent his messengers to teach the principles to the followers of the divine religion. Their number is known to be as much as one lac and twenty four thousand. The four messengers or prophets were revealed Holy Books namely Torah, Zabur, Bible and Quran. The last book to be revealed is Quran, and Muslim Sharia is based on it. Quran is the first and foremost source and it will continue to be till the Day of Judgment arrives.
The second source is Sunnah, which are the sayings of last Prophet Muhammad. His lifestyle is named as Uswa-e-Hasna or Ways of the Muhammad. It is a complete description of living according to Muslim Sharia. If the answers are not found in any of these sources, then the next sources are consulted. Ijma and Qiyaas are used to make the decisions according to the principles of Islam.
Muslim Sharia stresses on the equality of everyone before the law. The social status is discouraged completely so that the society provides justice without any discrimination. It is the right of each and every citizen to seek education and earn money with respect.
The democracy is the form of government so that the administration is handled by the best leaders. Women are given due respect, they are given share in the inheritance according to the defined percentage. A special branch is devised by the state to collect alms from the rich people and is distributed among the poor. The festivities are celebrated with a religious zeal.
The non-Muslims come under the direct protection of the state. They are given complete independence to follow their religion without any fear. They can participate in every walk of life and are never forced to adapt Islam. The temples, churches, and other sacred places are respected like Mosques.
Islam teaches tolerance like no other religion can. It discourages corruption, taking lives of the innocent, forceful religion conversion, unequal wealth distribution and every type of injustice. No one is denied their right to talk or seek education. Even the guests and neighbors are considered.
It is the beauty of Islam that it touches each and every aspect of life in detail. It is a complete set of ethics. If the Muslim Sharia is implemented in its real form, an ideal society is built with a strong foundation.