AsiaFinest Islamic Society
AsiaFinest Islamic Society
Mar 21 2006, 09:56 AM
Joined: 26-November 05
The AsiaFinest Islamic Society was set up to provide a vehicle for committed AsiaFinest Muslims to combine their knowledge, skills and efforts for the benefit of one another and AsiaFinest chatters as a whole, through the promotion of Islam and Islamic values.
Islam and Muslims
Islam is a religion with a spiritual message that connects man with his one, true Creator. Through consciousness of Him Islam dissipates moral disease such as greed, egotism and self-indulgence.
AsiaFinest Islamic Society realises that at present many Muslims are absorbed in the stale historic debates and distractions with minor issues, which have held them back for centuries. These debates have little relevance to other AF chatters or the essence of the true Islamic faith. Instead, AsiaFinest Islamic Society sees Islam as a dynamic force, which inspires its followers to actively engage in society, bringing to society a sincere concern for its betterment and a message of tolerance, peace and optimism.
AsiaFinest Islamic Society wants to assist Muslims in their desire to live up to the teachings of their faith. Islam inspires its adherents to broaden their outlook and strengthen ties with their creator. A realisation of the deeper meaning to life, the importance of intentions and the wider consequences of actions leads to a shift in the character of a God-conscious Muslim. He or she becomes more sincere, thoughtful, responsible and caring.
We hear much talk these days of patriotism, and from some prominent journalists, the accusation that all Muslims are disloyal and even constitute a fifth column in this world. We cannot deny that these hateful sentiments find support in the violent behaviour of some misguided Muslims, but they number no more than a handful. On the basis of this tiny number it is inconceivable that an entire minority, two million in population, should be labelled "disloyal"- this is mere hatemongering. What we must not overlook is the deeper meaning of patriotism. Many people, through for instance, their avoidance of taxes, show their greatest loyalty lies towards their own selves and to their comfortable lives: they serve their personal interests above those of the greater society. AsiaFinest Islamic Society on the other hand, assists Muslims to live up to Islam and so become motivated towards a sincere concern and desire to help the wider society. This is a deep and genuine patriotism.
Who should join?
Study of the world's religions will lead to an understanding of religious diversity.Understanding will lead to inter-religious dialogue.Dialogue will lead to peace among religions.Peace among religions will lead to peace among nations.
AsiaFinest Islamic Society welcomes all Muslims and non-Muslims, helping them understand Islam and live by its teachings and principles. We strongly believe that working for Islam is not just about campaigning for Muslim rights, but also about sharing Islam's view on God, life and society. We do so as an organised and dedicated group, engaging in sincere and constructive dialogue.
Current members (For those who want their names to be listed, please personal message me, or any of the honorary members. Thank you.)
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