Muslims have reduced Islam to a religion of rituals, and that is not what Prophet Muhammad had on his mind. God wanted each one of us to be an individual who cared for God’s creation—fellow humans and the environment. Muhammad led the way by becoming a model citizen—the main.
The Quran offers guidance to set your goalposts, and that is to enable humans to dwell in an abode of peace; a conflict-free, hassle-free life.
Theirs shall be an abode of peace with their Sustainer, and He shall be near unto them in the result of what
they have been doing. (Quran 6:127)
And [know that] God invites [man] unto the abode of peace, and guides him that wills [to be guided] onto a
straightway. (Quran 10:25)
While we are here, we have to figure out how to be a part of the abode of peace now and in this life, if we do that right, we will be in the abode of peace. We should not comprise this life for the afterlife.
Islam gives us two types of values: rituals and values. Rituals help each individual find his balance in life – they call is the five (5) pillars of Islam. The wisdom behind these rituals leads to the values, which are universal. The twelve Islamic values help us find our balance with fellow humans and what surrounds us—the environment. This chapter is original and expected discussions on these. All these values are fully backed up by the verses from the Quran.
TWELVE ISLAMIC VALUES
Islamic Value No. 1: The Amin
Islamic Value No. 2: Tawhid
Islamic Value No. 3: Accountability
Islamic Value No. 4: Truthfulness
Islamic Value No. 5: Justice
Islamic Value No. 6: Forgiveness
Islamic Value No. 7: Service to Mankind
Islamic Value No. 8: Humility
Islamic Value No. 9: Equality
Islamic Value No. 10: Pluralism
Islamic Value No. 11: Free Will
Islamic Value No. 12: Civil Dialogue
From the book ‘American Muslim Agenda.’