Ahmadiyya youth Association Finland organizes events to educate its youth the manners and the rights of society. Ahmadiyya community tries to adapt to the society in which we are living and respect the culture and freedom of the society and every individual living in it. We believe that everyone has the right to live freely according to his beliefs, tradition and cultures.
The Holy Quran stresses the need to study the social conditions in the world in order to understand different cultures and the way different people live. As a matter of fact, the Holy Quran invites us to study all the social sciences (including psychology, sociology, geography, philology, economics etc.) first to understand other people’s ways and second to communicate with the world effectively what will be in their best interests in the light of the teachings of Islam. As Muslims we know that the purpose of life is to worship Allah but it is equally important that to fulfill that purpose we must invite the whole of the world to Allah. We may not be able to invite the world to Allah if we do not understand the social conditions in the world. The Holy Quran says:
Say, Travel in the earth, and see how He originated the creation. Then will Allah create the second creation. Surely, Allah has power over all things.He punishes whom He pleases and shows mercy unto whom He pleases , and to Him will you be turned back.
Holy Quran also says:
O ye who believe! Enter not houses other than your own until you have asked leave and saluted the inmates thereof. That is better for you that you may be heedful.
And if you find no one therein, do not enter them until you are given permission. And if it be said to you, ‘Go back,’ then go back; that is purer for you. And Allah knows well what you do.
Ahmadiyya Muslim youth association teaches its youngster to:
- When you meet with someone greet him with a smile. Islam has taught has that when believers meet each other they should greet each other by saying ‘Salaam’ (peace) to each other. This is a prayer of peace and blessing upon each other that would result in the development of love and harmony among the society.
- Look after your neighbours. Islam does not favour the idea of looking after one’s own needs and requirements only. In Islam, an individual is part of a social whole and is urged to share his or her good fortune with other fellow beings.
- kindness to parents occupies a very high position in Islam. Complete obedience to parents is enjoined upon Muslims as long as this does not conflict with one’s duty to God. Similarly, parents and elders are urged to show mercy to the young. The Holy Prophet is reported to have said:
“He is not one of us who does not show mercy to our young ones and respect to our elders.
- When Muslims undertake any activity, they always start it with the name of God, saying: Bismillah ar Rahman ar Raheem, meaning: “I begin in the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, Ever Merciful”.
- When Muslims terminate an activity, such as the eating of one’s meal, they say Alhamdo Lillah, meaning: ‘praise be to God.’ This phrase is said at many other occasions when expressing gratitude to God.
- When a Muslim talks about carrying out some activity in the future, he always adds the phrase insha Allah, meaning: ‘if God be willing.’
- When a Muslim receives a favour or a gift he thanks the person by saying jazakomullahmeaning: ‘may God reward you.’
- When a Muslim hears sad news, particularly of someone passing away, he says inna lillahe wa inna alaihe rajeoon meaning: ‘we belong to God, and unto Him shall we return.’
- When a person sneezes, he says Alhamdo lillah, ‘praise be to God’; the other person who hears him sneeze, says yar ham komullah meaning: ‘may God have mercy on you.’ Then, the first person says: ‘yahdee komullah’ (May Allah guide you) and the second person concludes Yusleh lakum balokum (May Allah set all your affairs right).
- When a Muslim wants to enter another’s home, he first greets the dwellers and then asks for permission to enter. It is prohibited to enter someone’s home without his permission or knowledge.
- A Muslim does not talk evil against somebody particularly at his back. This act of backbiting is not only impolite but also sinful and cowardly in Islam. If a genuine complaint exists against someone, it should first of all be brought to that person’s own attention.