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What is the meaning of 'No Compulsion in Religion'?
"What is the meaning of No Compulsion in Religion?" HUMAN RIGHTS IN ISLAM by Rifat Hassan Right to Life The Qur�an upholds the sanctity and absolute value of human life  and points out that, in essence, the life of each individual is comparable to that of an entire community and, therefore, should be treated with the utmost care . Right to Respect The Qur�an deems all human beings to be worthy of respect  because of all creation they alone chose to accept the �trust� of freedom of the will . Human beings can exercise freedom of the will because they possess the rational faculty, which is what distinguishes them from all other creatures . Though human beings can become �the lowest of the lowest�, the Qur�an declares that they have been made �in the best of moulds� , having the ability to think, to have knowledge of right and wrong, to do the good and to avoid the evil. Thus, on account of the promise which is contained in being human, namely, the potential to be God�s vicegerent on earth, the humanness of all human beings is to be respected and considered to be an end in itself. Right to Justice The Qur�an puts great emphasis on the right to seek justice and the duty to do justice Right to Freedom As stated earlier, the Qur�an is deeply concerned about liberating human beings from every kind of bondage. Recognizing the human tendency toward dictatorship and despotism, the Qur�an says with clarity and emphasis in Surah 3: Al-�Imran: 79: It is not (possible) that a man, to whom is given the Book, and Wisdom, And the Prophetic Office, Should say to people: �Be ye my worshippers Rather than Allah�s� On the contrary (He would say): �Be ye worshippers Of Him Who is truly The Cherisher of all.�  The Qur�an recognizes the right to religious freedom not only in the case of other believers in God, but also in the case of not-believers in God (if they are not aggressing upon Muslims) . In the context of the human right to exercise religious freedom, it is important to mention that the Qur�anic dictum, �Let there be no compulsion in religion�  applies not only to non- Muslims but also to Muslims. While those who renounced Islam after professing it and then engaged in �acts of war� against Muslims were to be treated as enemies and aggressors, the Qur�an does not prescribe any punishment for non-profession or renunciation of faith. The decision regarding a person�s ultimate destiny in the hereafter rests with God. The right to freedom includes the right to be free to tell the truth. The Qur�anic term for truth is �Haqq� which is also one of God�s most important attributes. Standing up for the truth is a right and a responsibility which a Muslim may not disclaim even in the face of the greatest danger or difficulty While the Qur�an commands believers to testify to the truth, it also instructs society not to harm persons so testifying . Right to Acquire Knowledge The Qur�an puts the highest emphasis on the importance of acquiring knowledge. Right to Privacy The Qur�an recognizes the need for privacy as a human right and lays down rules for protecting an individual�s life in the home from undue intrusion from within or without . Right to Protection from Slander, Backbiting, and Ridicule The Qur�an recognizes the right of human beings to be protected from defamation, sarcasm, offensive nicknames, and backbiting . It also states that no person is to be maligned on grounds of assumed guilt and that those who engage in malicious scandal-mongering will be grievously punished in both this world and the next . Right to Leave One�s Homeland Under Oppressive Conditions According to Qur�anic teaching , a Muslim�s ultimate loyalty must be to God and not to any territory. To fulfill his Prophetic mission, the Prophet Muhammad decided to leave his place of birth, Mecca, and emigrated to Medina. This event (�Hijrah�) has great historical and spiritual significance for Muslims who are called upon to move away from their place of origin of it becomes an abode of evil and oppression where they cannot fulfill their obligations to God or establish justice. Right to �The Good Life� The Qur�an uphold the right of the human being only to life but to � the good life �. This good life, made up of many elements, becomes possible when a human being is living in a just environment. According to Qur�anic teaching, justice is a prerequisite for peace, and peace is a prerequisite for human development. In a just society, all the earlier-mentioned human rights may be exercised without difficulty. In such a society other basic rights such as the right to a secure place of residence, the right to the protection of one�s personal possessions, the right to protection of one�s covenants, the right to move freely, the right to social and judicial autonomy for minorities, the right to the protection of one�s holy places and the right to return to one�s spiritual center, also exist . 1. Reference here is to, Surah 6: Al-An�am: 151. 2. Reference here is to, Surah 5: Al-Ma�idah:32. 3. For instance, see Surah 17: Al-Isra�: 70. 4. Reference here is to Surah 33: Al-Ahzab: 72. 5. Reference here is to Surah 2: Al-Baqarah: 30-34. 6. Reference here is to Surah 95: At-Tin: 4-6. 7. For instance, see Surah 5: Al-Ma�idah: 8 and Surah 4: An- Nisa�: 136. 8. A.A.A. Fyzee, A Modern Approach to Islam, p. 17 (Lahore: Universal Books, 1978). 9. Ibid. 10. Reference here is to Sarah 53: An-Najm: 38-39. 11. Reference here is to Surah 2: Al-Baqarah: 177. 12. Reference here is to Surah 4: An-Nisa�: 95-96. 13. Reference here is to, Surah 24: An-Nur:2. Best wishes for the future & Happy New Year!!! "What is the meaning of No Compulsion in Religion?" The act of compelling. The state of being compelled. An irresistible impulse to act, regardless of the rationality of the motivation: �The compulsion to protect the powerful from the discomfort of public disclosure feeds further abuse and neglect� (Boston Globe). An act or acts performed in response to such an impulse. Answer: in simple words: you can't force anyone to do anything in the practice of religion. meaning: you cant force one to convert, pray, etc. Not because you can't, but because its not your place to do so. Worship is a private relationship with Allah (or god), its no one else's business!
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Answer . Religion is a belief in a power greater than one's self, a way of worshipping, a belief system. A way of coming or gathering together with like believers.. I beli…eve it's the coming together as one, believing in one God. A spiritual gathering of worshippers.. Answer . Religion is a collection of traditions, which guide the social development of a particular group of people, with the ultimate hope that when they die, the universe will provide an accommodation for their soul.
You do an act that you can't resist doing, even if you don't really want to. Sometimes done without thinking about the negative ramifications.
Compulsion means an irrational behavior or mannerism that is very difficult to resist - such as a 'compulsive' gambler. I am not an expert in this field, but I think the medi…cal and psychiatric belief is that many "compulsions" are related to brain chemistry being out of whack somehow.\n. \nCompulsion in and of itself isn't necessarily bad, only if the compulsion manifests itself in dangerous or self-destrucive behavior, or if the obsessive behavior has a negative effect on other parts of the person's life.
compulsion is where you make others do your biding without having to worry about the consequences; or of that person defying you.
A compulsion is the performance of an action or desire to perform an action for a very specific reason. This reason may be arbitrary or based upon logic, societal belief, or p…ersonal experience. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) may for example, compel an affected individual to wash their hands several times instead of one to get them clean. The person may or not be aware that washing your hands once or twice gets them reasonably the same amount of clean as washing them six or nine times, but sees the logic that if one wash is good and kills germs that two or ten washes should kill germs the first wash missed. Oftentimes a person with a compulsion is aware of the fact that their specific action or actions are viewed as bizarre or extreme in the societal eye but chooses to continue the action as it grants them personal comfort regardless of the opinions of others.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric disorder which is characterised by obsessive thoughts that plague the sufferer and compulsive actions which the person do …to relieve the anxiety brought about by the thoughts.\n. \nAn obsessive thought is a recurrent persistent thought (kind of like that annoying song that loops in your head once in a while), which causes the person anxiety and distress. The person typically knows the thought is silly but just can't help thinking about it, no matter how hard he or she tries. A common example portrayed on many TV shows is the thought that all public places are contaminated. The person will keep thinking every door handle and elevator button is covered in germs, to the point that he is afraid of going out, or if he or she does, will do so with great trepidation. \n. \nTo relieve the anxiety wrought by the thoughts, the sufferer does something repetitively that may or may not be related to the thought. To rid himself of contamination, a sufferer may wash his hands 20 times in a ritualistic fashion after contact with something 'dirty'. Failure to complete the routine results in severe anxiety. Other people may have have counting behaviors such as counting the cracks in the sidewalk. \n. \nMany people actually have a certain degree of obsessiveness or compulsive behavior but it usually does not disrupt their everyday lives. When it becomes bad enough, say you keep worrying about whether you left the stove on and keep going home to check it and thus become 2 hours late for work, then obviously it becomes a problem. This is what differentiates an obsessive compulsive trait from a disorder.
Scrupulosity has been traditionally treated in both Judaism and Christianity by consultation with a rabbi, priest, or pastor who is able to correct the distorted beliefs that …underlie the obsessions or compulsions.
No. Voracious: wanting to devour great quantities of food OR you readily want to do an activity. Compulsive: irresistible urge that may go against one's conscious wishes.
it means you are anti-socail & don't have any friends
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions)…. With obsessive-compulsive disorder, you may realize that your obsessions aren't reasonable, and you may try to ignore them or stop them. But that only increases your distress and anxiety. Ultimately, you feel driven to perform compulsive acts in an effort to ease your stressful feelings. Obsessive-compulsive disorder often centers around themes, such as a fear of getting contaminated by germs. To ease your contamination fears, you may compulsively wash your hands until they're sore and chapped. Despite your efforts, thoughts of obsessive-compulsive behavior keep coming back. This leads to more ritualistic behavior - and a vicious cycle that's characteristic of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The Quran, the word of God says: There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. Theright course has become clear from the wrong. So whoeverdisbelieves in Tagh…ut and believes in Allah has grasped the mosttrustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing andKnowing. (2:256) _________________________________________________________________ Muslims are commanded to believe in all God's prophets and in allof God's holy books and to accept and respect all other religions,cultures, and races. The Quran says (In English translation): "There is no compulsion in religion..." (Quran, Chapter 2, Verse256) This statement above is supported by another Quran saying (inEnglish translation): "...If God had willed, He would have made you all in one nation andone religion), but that He (God) left you in different religions tocompete in good deeds and society benefits. The return of all ofyou is to God; then He (God) will inform you about that in whichyou differ" (Quran, Chapter 5, Verse 48)
"Obsessive compulsive" is an anxiety disorder with distinctive symptoms. They include feelings of unease, perfectionism, fixation with orderliness and the use of repetitive a…ctions to ease worry and anxiety.
It means that they cannot control their lying behavior. It tends to get so bad that theses kind of people make lies to cover their lies. It hurts and upsets people as a result… and is consider to be a real social disorder.