Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Deeds, "Karma" and Islam


Deeds, "Karma" and Islam:

"Karma" is a Hindu philosophy. It means "as you sow, so shall you reap" or in other words "What goes around, comes around." Islam proposes something different. It advocates that it is not necessary that our good deeds (including worship acts and acts towards people around us) should be rewarded in this life. Similarly it is not necessary that bad deeds should bring us bad times in this life. The finality of reward and punishment is for the hereafter ...or the afterlife. However, it is only for God (ALLAH Almighty) to decide what should be rewarded and punished in this life as well as in the hereafter. Hence we should focus more on acts which will bring us salvation in the hereafter and not run after passions and gains in this temporary life. It is fine to concentrate on improving the quality of life in this world but only within the limits set by God and to avoid those acts which are displeasing to Him.

- S Roman Ahsan.

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