Social Life in Islam
- Allah created mankind as social beings that cannot live without social interaction or without forming relationships with other people. In fact, to isolate and disconnect a person from contact with other people is a form of torture that leads to depression and even insanity. Allah wants us to socialise and interact with eachother according to the Islamic rules laid out in the Qur’an and Sunnah. Allah says,
“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other (not that you may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).”
Islam lays down clear and unambiguous rules governing our relationships with ourselves, parents, wives, children, relatives, neighbours, animals, strangers, men, women and society in general. Knowledge about these rules and responsibilities is fundamental to the daily life of every Muslim.