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Islam in 176 Hours

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J) Moral Teachings of Islam

Main Ethical Questions

Definition of Ethics (1) Connection between This Series and Previous Series (2) 
Major Ethical Questions (2)  Relevance of the Topic (7)
 Knowledge of Good and Evil (4)  Secular Morality’s Answers (4)
 Motives for Moral Conduct (3) Sanctions for Morality (2)
 Critique of Secular Morality (3)

Foundation of Islamic Ethics

Difference between “Secular” and “Religious” Morality (1)  Foundation of Islamic Ethics (4)
 Differences from Other Religious Communities (4)  Muslim Concept of God (4) 
Implications of Ethics (4)  Comparison with Biblical Concept of God (6)
Effect on Life (2)  Difference from Other Beliefs in the Hereafter (2)

Human Nature in Islam

Views about Human Nature (3)  Summary of the Last Program (3)
The Question of the Original Sin (6)  Critique of These Views (6)
 Islamic View of the Human Nature (9)

Muslim View of the Universe

 Islamic View of the Human (6)  Summary of the Last Program (4)
Concept of Worship in Islam (3)  Muslim View of the Universe: Relation to Ethics (4)
 The Basics of the Islamic Moral Code (4)  Learning in Islam (4)

Characteristics of the Islamic Moral Code

Objective of the Code (3)  Relationship to Previous Discussion (3) 
Moral Code and Worship (6)  Moral Code and Faith (6)
 Stability of the Moral Code (3)  Contradictions between Worship and Behavior (6) 

The Lawful and the Unlawful

Extend of Coverage of the Islamic Moral Code (4)  Summary of the Last Program (3)
Nature of the Unlawful (5)  Degree of Specificity (7)
Making Lawful Things Unlawful (3)  Rules in Identifying the Unlawful (7)

Prohibition in Order to Protect Faith and Life

Classification of the Moral Code (3)  Summary of the Last Program (4)
Avoiding Shirk as the Basis of the Moral Code (5) Shirk as a Moral Sin (10)
 Other Issues Related to Sanctity of Life (3)  Protection of Life and Prohibition of Killing (4)

Diet: General

Categories of Prohibited Diet (12) Summary of the Last Program (3)
Mode of Slaughtering Animals for Food (7)  Hunting (3)
Hides and Bones of Dead Animals (2) 

Pork: Religious Aspect

What the Qur’an Says about Pigs (3)  Summary of the Last Program (2)
 Prohibition of Pork in the Old Testament (4) Prohibition Includes Flesh and Other Parts (2)
Why Is It Prohibited in Islam? (7)  Why Was It Allowed in Christianity? (7)
 Digestive System of the Pig (3)

Pork: Medical Aspects

 Can the Pig Be Isolated from Filth? (2)  Summary of the Last Program (4)
Classification of Fats and Oils (2)  The General Question of Fats (2)
 Chemical Structure of Triglyceride (2)  Importance of Triglyceride (2)
Herbivorous vs. Carnivorous Animals (2)  Significance of Position 2 in the Structure of Triglyceride Molecule (3)
 The Claim That Lard Is Mostly Unsaturated Fat (3) Lack of Re-Synthesis of Pig Fat Consumed by Humans (3) 
 The Medical Aspect (3)

Pork: Medical Aspects and Ingredients

Difference between Trichinosis and Other Worms (2)  Summary of the Last Program (5)
Proper Cooking Is No Guarantee (2)  Stages of Trichinosis Infestation (3)
What about Other Types of Food in a Restaurant? (2)  Necessity of Checking Ingredients (1)
 What about the Problem of Bread? (2)  Pork Products in Some Drugs (2)
What Is the Situation with Capsules? (2) Other Foods (2)
Other Animals Which We Must Be Careful About (1)  Cheese (3)

Diet: Intoxicants — I

 Extent of Intoxication (1)   Summary of the Last Program (2)
Translation of Khamr (3)  Reason for Islam’s Success in the Battle against Intoxication (6)
 Sunnah and Intoxication (2) What Does Ijtanibuh (Avoid) Mean? (5)
 Alcohol in Some Drugs (1)  Is a Small Quantity of Intoxicants Permissible? (2)
 How Is Drinking Spread by Drugs? (2)  Dealing in Intoxicants (3)

Diet: Intoxicants — II

Reasons for Prohibition of Intoxicants in Islam (8) Summary of the Last Program (4)
Khamr in Paradise (5) Prohibition and “Personal Freedom” (3)
Alcohol in Cooking, Mouth Wash, Perfumes, Etc. (2)  Intoxicants in Medication (5)

Diet: Other Issues

Vinegar (2) Summary of the Last Program (3)
Pepsin in Cheese (3)  Shellfish and Fish without Scales (1)
Detestable but Not Prohibited Aspects of Diet (9)  Cooking and Serving Prohibited Foods to Others (3)
 Diet-Related Etiquette (5) Commendable Aspects of Diet (3)

Prohibition in Order to Safeguard Honor

What Is Meant by `Ard (Honor) (1)  Connection between the Objectives of Shari`ah (2)
 A Constant Code for Changing People? (3) Is Sexual Morality Outdated? (3)
 Puritanism or Purity? (2)  Basic Guidelines on Sex (1)
Related Precaution (5)  Balance and Realism in Islam’s Approach (11)

Sexual Morality

 Preventative Measures: Individual (4)  Summary of the Last Program (4)
Right of Society to Prevent Moral Pollution (4)  Preventative Measures: Society (6)
The First Look (6)  Avoiding “Adultery of the Eye” (4)

Modesty and Dress Code

Responsibility Is Shared by Men and Women (7)  Summary of the Last Program (2)
Why Is Relatively More Modesty Required of Women? (5)  Definition of `Awrah of Both Sexes (7)
Exemption of Mahrams: Why? (3)  Relaxed Dress in the Privacy of One’s Home (2)

Dress Code

 Is Covering of the Face Not Mandatory? (5) Summary of the Last Program (6)
 Commendable Aspects in Dress for Men and Women (8)  Is It “Wrong” to Cover the Face? (3)
Prohibited Things for Men and Women (3)  Permissible and Detestable Clothes for Men and Women (3)

Beautification and Behavior

 Applicability to Both Men and Women (3)  Summary of the Last Program (2)
Personal Hygiene (2)  Mandatory and Commendable Aspects for Men and Women (5)
 Prohibited Things (6)  The Permissible and the Detestable for Men and Women (3)
Walking, Talking, Behavior, and Private Meetings (3)  Plastic Surgery (5)

Prohibition in Order to Safeguard Property

 A Profile of the Topic (1)  The Connection between This Topic and the Last Programs (1) 
Does Suspicion Reduce the Penalty or Negate It? (3)  Theft (3)
Riba (Interest) (4)  Purchase of Stolen Goods (1)
Government Lotteries (2)  Gambling (6)
 Monopoly (2) Cheating (6)
 Waste (1)

Moral Virtues: Taqwa (Piety or God-Consciousness)

Meaning (1) Connection between the Topic and the Last Programs (4)
Meaning of Taqwa as God-Consciousness (5) Is Taqwa Simply Fear? (5)
Translating Love into Good Deeds (2) Taqwa and Divine Love (6)
Manifestations of Taqwa (5) Things That Endanger Love (2)

Ikhlas (Purity of Intentions)

Value of Good Deeds That Lack Pure Intentions (4)  Meaning of Ikhlas (5) 
 Opposite of Ikhlas Is Riya’ (5)  Is Ikhlas Restricted to Worship? (5)
Intention to Do Good and Inability to Fulfill It (2) Satisfaction When Seen Doing Good (2)
How Can We Improve the Quality of Ikhlas? (3)  Intention to Do Evil and Inability to Fulfill It (2)

Amanah (Trustworthiness)

Is It Limited to High Positions of Responsibility? (3)  Meaning of Amanah (2)
Amanah on the Social Level (5)  Amanah on the Individual Level (5)
Amanah in Government (6) Amanah in Job Responsibilities (3)
 Kaffarah (Atonement) in These Cases (1) When Can We Break a Commitment or an Oath? (3)

Sidq (Truthfulness)

 What Do the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad Say about Sidq? (5) Importance of Sidq (5)
Sidq in Social and Political Life (3)  The Most Serious Lie (3)
 Sidq in Humor (3)  Sidq with Small Children (3)
 Fruits of Sidq (3)  Exceptions to the Duty to Tell the Truth (4)

Tawadu` (Humbleness) and `Izzah (Dignity)

Explanation in the Sunnah (5)  Meaning of Humbleness (4)
 Forms of Kibr (4)  The Opposite of Humbleness: Kibr (7)
`Izzah (Dignity) (3)  Good Clothes and Adornment Are Not Kibr (2)
 How to Achieve Dignity (5)

Rahmah (Compassion)

Compassion and Justice (5)  Compassion as a Divine Attribute (5)
Compassion in the Sunnah (5) Compassion in the Human Sense (3)
Compassion to Animals (4) Special Categories to Be Kind To (8)

Tassamuh (Forgiveness and Purity of Heart)

Mention of Forgiveness in the Sunnah (6)  Mention of Forgiveness in the Qur’an (3)
Innate Qualities That Make One Forgive (6)  Anger for One’s Sake and Anger for Allah’s Sake (5)
Jealousy and Envy (2)  Obligation to Accept Apology (4)
What to Do When Angry (3)

Sabr (Resolution)

Types of Sabr (5)  Meaning of Sabr (2)
Should One Seek Trials? (4)  Why Are Good People Tried? (4)
 Rewards of Sabr (6)  Relation to Other Virtues (4)
Practical Tips to Learn Sabr (3)

Responsibility of the Word

Measures to Prevent Abuse of Speech (5)  Uses and Abuses of the Blessing of Speech (3)
 Responding to Hostility and Provocation (8) Courtesy Applies to Followers of Other Religions (1)
Backbiting (6)  Jadal (Argument) (2)
 Exceptions and Why (4)

Karam (Moderation and Generosity)

 Specific Examples (4)  Moderation as a Virtue (2)
Generosity in the Qur’an (5)  Muslim Attitude (5)
 Covering on This Series (3)  More Generosity in the Qur’an (8)
Previous Section (I)        Next Section (K)

A) Monotheism     B) Prophethood     C) Muhammad in the Bible    D) Muslim's Beliefs

E) The Pillars of Islam     F) Social System of Islam     G) Economic System of Islam

H) Political System of Islam    I) Miracles in the Qur'an    J) Moral Teachings of Islam

K) Jesus       L) Muhammad



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