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Islam 360
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Islam is a world religion with followers spread around the globe. Beyond dealing with questions of 'life' and 'after life' Islam encompasses all aspects of daily living. Aside from the specific religious duties, Muslims are also to adhere to Islam's other commandments which concern virtually all facets of personal, family and civic life. These include matters such as diet, clothing, personal hygiene, interpersonal relations, business ethics, individual, familial, and societal rights and responsibilities.

Islam comprises of four elements; principles, moral values, laws and traditions. These are the essential elements that form the religious life of any Muslim community. The principles, values and laws of Islam are derived from the divine revelations in the form of the Quran and the Sunnah. External factors, such as the geopolitical situations and social realities may strongly influence and shape the way a Muslim understands and practices Islam. Muslims must therefore take upon themselves to define and shape their religious life; such an example is to understand one's duty as a citizen and responsibilities towards his country and his fellow countrymen. Islam develops Muslims to be pious and calls upon them to do good and contribute to the general well-being of mankind and the world - 'Love for the homeland is part of one's faith.'

The Quran is the Book of God. It has preserved in its entirety for all time to come. Besides the noble Quran, the second most important book for a Muslim is the Hadiths. By holding the Quran and the Hadiths as a guide, one can attain God's pleasure and be certain that God will guide one to the straight path.

By the grace of God, this book of 360 quotes from the noble Quran and Hadiths is produced to help the reader to understand that the essence of Islam as a religion of peace and humanity. The quotes cover righteousness, forgiveness, opportunities, guidance in life and human relations. These quotes are short and easily grasped and can be even practiced in one's daily life.

This compilation is the work of group of volunteers under the guidance of Eminent Muslim scholars who asked to remain anonymous.

Syed Hassan Al-Attas
Imam and Head
Ba'alwie Mosque Singapore

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And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it].



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Source : Q 2 : 42  

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And establish prayer and give alms, and bow with those who bow (in worship and obedience)



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Source : Q 2 : 43  

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Do you order righteousness of the people and forget yourselves while you recite the Scripture?



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Source : Q 2 : 44  

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Seek help in patience and prayer.



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Source : Q 2 : 45  

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Speak good to people.



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Source : Q 2 : 83  

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Say you: "We believe in God and the revelation given to us and to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) Prophets from their Lord.



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Source : Q 2 : 136  

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We shall test you with fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to the patient ones.



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Source : Q 2 : 155  

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And it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you.



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Source : Q 2 : 216  

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Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.



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Source : Q 2 : 264  

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On no soul does God place a burden greater than it can bear.



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Source : Q 2 : 286  

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He grants wisdom (hikmah) to whom He pleases, and he, to whom wisdom (hikmah) is granted, is indeed granted abundant good.



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Source : Q 2 : 269  

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Slander (fitnah) is worse than killing.



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Source : Q 2 : 191  

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Take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is piety.



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Source : Q 2 : 197  

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By no means shall you attain righteousness unless you give (freely) of that which you love; and whatever you give, of a truth, God knows itwell.



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Source : Q 3 : 92  

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Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord.



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Source : Q 3 : 133  

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Those who spend freely (in deeds of charity) in prosperity and adversity; who repress anger, and pardon others verily, Allah loves the doers of good.



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Source : Q 3 :134  

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And live with them (women) in kindness.



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Source : Q 4 : 19  

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And do not make difficulties for them (women) in order to take [back] part of what you gave them.



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Source : Q 4 : 19  

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Do not kill yourself, and anyone who does so, will be pushed into Hellfire.



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Source : Q 4 : 29  

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Treat kindly and do good: to your parents, relatives, to the orphans, the neighbour who is stranger, and those who have been left alone in the society, and the companion by your side and the wayfarer, whom you meet.



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Source : Q 4 : 36  

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Indeed, God does not like those who are self-deluding and boastful.



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Source : Q 4 : 36  

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Worship God and associate nothing with Him.



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Source : Q 4 : 36  

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Indeed, God commands you to render trusts to whom they are due and when you judge between people to judge with justice.



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Source : Q 4 : 58  

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Whoever recommends and helps a good cause becomes a partner therein.



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Source : Q 4 : 85  

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When you are greeted with agreeting, return it with a better one.



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Source : Q 4 : 86  

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