Essay On Materialism In Islam

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Islam is the religion of utmost respect, morality, etiquettes, values, and respect. Muslims believe it to be the last and the most complete version of Allah’s religion. In only 1400 years it has become one of the widely spread religion with almost 1.8 billion followers. However ,it is eminent that over the time Muslim’s have gained distance from their religion. Is it because of the worldly affairs that have attracted Muslims away from Islam or is it the hesitation and resistance from asking about Allah’s way in fear of the social judgement they have to face or the embarrassment of the topic they are confused about? This research circles around some major problems that Muslims feel reluctant on seeking guidance for and how it directly affects…show more content…
And again, And [mention] Lot, when he said to his people, "Indeed, you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds. Materialism is another issue which is given very less importance by us. We live in a society that promotes materialism and we are promoting it to our youth by instilling bad habits into our children. We teach our children that the measure of success and happiness in life is how much stuff you have. Kids naturally want things –especially if their friends have something similar. Unfortunately, there seems to be little restraint on accompanying guidance as we go about this. Essentially, we provide our kids with whatever they want that is within our financial ability to do so. The concept of “earning” what you get or the idea that something “you don’t need” seem to have been lost and discarded. Is there really any wonder why the average adult is $15,000 in debt at any given time? We have a mentality of getting what we want and when we want it that has been ingrained in us since childhood. The unfortunate result is that there are devastating consequences for such continued behavior later in life. Allah

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