A compass is an instrument that shows directions. We use
a compass to find our way in uncharted territory.
Similarly, we need an Islamic compass to find directions in
our journey through life. This compass points the right
directions. Sirathal Musthaqeem.
Taqwa, developing God-consciousness, is the Islamic compass
for us. It is a strong belief that we are being watched
constantly, all the twenty-four hours of the day and we are
responsible and accountable for all our actions. It is a secret
life between self and God.
Islam prescribes a complete code for life. It lays down the
universal principles. It is a way of life that fits into the Natural
Law with a definite code of conduct in all areas of human
It is concerned with internal and external aspects of life.
Internal aspects of personal life are concerned with prayer,
fasting. charity, God consciousness, truth, love, compassion
to humanity, sacrifice, self-discipline, self-control etc.
Family is an important social institution. The Islamic code
lays down detailed guidelines in all matters concerning the
family life. It aims to bring harmony in family relations of
marriage, the rights and responsibilities of husband and wife,
parents and children, etc.
Social and Economic life.
The Islamic code relating to social and economic life aims
to achieve justice and prosperity for all. Everyone is equal,
irrespective of race or colour, social origin. nationality or
wealth. Earning one's living through decent labour is worship
in Islam. The rules regarding inheritance of property. interest
free finance, taxation etc are quite specific. The Islamic
economic system aims in the welfare of the people.
The Ultimate Sovereignty belongs to Allah. It ensures protection
to Non-Muslims. The governing principle of the Islamic State
is the concept of Trusteeship of God with great responsibility.
The Islamic system aims to bring harmony and cooperation
in international relations. It is based on the concept of
Islamic compass brings alignment in all spheres of life. If you
do not hold the rope of Allah in all activities of life such as
family, social, economics etc, it will not be aligned and may
be lost in isolation. If you hold the rope of Allah firmly you
will find a strong alignment as seen in diagram and your life
will be smooth like a well-lubricated engine.
The rope of Allah drags and guides us along the right
direction in all our activities of life.
The Sixth Principle is to keep an Islamic compass always
within you in all areas and activities of life.