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Islam is worship of the Creator and showing compassion towards creation.*

Living Islam: In accordance with its authentic sources, Quran & Sunnah for the maqásid: Shariah as mercy to humanity, a bastion and representative of moderate, mainstream Islam.

Islamic tradition: Rediscovering and re-deploying the partially forgotten, sometimes lost–original and authentic Way of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, confirmed and guarded by the saints and scholars of Islam for over 14 centuries up to today. Not in the meaning of ’going back’ to the customs and conventions of old, without context and understanding.

’To be traditional means to be part of a tradition, and traditions - by their nature - are moving through time and space.’ AHM

NB: It is Islam that reigns - today - until the last day.

* Devotion to the Creator and service to His creation, Imam F Razi

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2 Essential Aspects of Islam

1. {There is nothing like Allah, and yet He is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.}
Whatever concept of God comes to the mind, know that God is not this.

2. Allah is always watching us
Everything we do is reported by the angels. Repent, turn to Allah i.o. to clean your record.
 About Allah


those who don’t know

Those who know ≠ those who don’t.

True happiness can be achieved by the greater mercy of God - Allah. {And be steadfast in patience, for indeed, Allah does not allow to be lost the reward of those who do good (of the righteous).} 11-115

The disbelievers claim that religious teachings only rest on 'man-made' ideas, having no relevance for human life. In truth it is {the revelation of the book (scripture) from Allah, the Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom.} 46 - 2 It is a revelation from Allah to open the heart to the light of divine guidance.

Hearts are places of intellect or ’intellectual intuition’, or understanding (maghrifa مَعرفَت ), not only of emotion. Pure intellect transcends reason and rationalisation. Islam

Those who rely on their mental capacities (on reason) alone: Lâ ya`lamûn:
{Allah has sealed their hearts so they do not know.}
9-93
 About the Heart

For those who yearn to come to a deeper understanding about the Real ( الحَقّ ), Allah, the advice is:

اقرءوا القرآن فإنه يأتي يوم القيامة شفيعًا لأصحابه

”Study the Quran (regularly), for it will act as an intercessor and entreat for its readers on the day of Judgement.”
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ also said:

موتوا قبل ان تموتوا

… which means: “Die before you die”.

For spiritual advancement with knowledge of Allah سبحانه و تعالى you need to wake up from your sleep of your love of this world and following your ego (nafs). Here is one of the explanations, attributed to Imam Ali (k):

”People are asleep as long as they are alive, when they die they wake up.”

They are asleep to the infinite bounties of Allah, already in this world and more in the world to come, and what their life could have been, had they taken heed.
 About Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Al-Hambra

Serenity and beauty at the Al-Hambra

The Shariah as Mercy to Humanity

The Shariah is compassion and justice, and seeks the welfare of human beings. If its application leads to the opposite, then our understanding and interpretation needs to be re-evaluated in the light of the Texts.

In any case the general rule is:

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{ For you your religion, and for me my religion (way of life). } Sura 109-6

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