Nurul Farhan Osman on “Shariah Compliance”

Can you see any similarities between human body system and Shariah?

Well, Shariah is an apparatus which integrates all domains of human life, which is comprises the relationship of human being with regards to the vertical and horizontal relationship, just like the different system in the human body integrate to provide a complete human being.

If one system doesn’t work properly, the whole body will also be affected. Allah S.W.T. mentioned in the Al-Qur’an, in Surah Al Baqarah, verse 208:

“يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ادْخُلُوا فِي السِّلْمِ كَافَّةً وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ ۚ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُبِينٌ“

which means, ‘O Believers, enter wholly into Islam and do not follow in the footsteps of Satan for he is your open enemy.’

Being a part of Islamic finance industry, Shariah compliance is the main topic we continuously discuss on.

Meaning of Shariah Compliance

When we talk about Shariah compliance, we have to understand the very meaning of Shariah.

Shariah is an Islamic law based on the teachings of Qur’an and Sunnah, prescribing both religious and secular duties and sometimes, retributive penalties for law breaking.

The compliance with Shariah by a Muslim individual should cover all spheres of his life. Shariah is always working together with the very essence of humanity; various problems of human communities, throughout the globe are triggered by the individual, familial, social, and international ecosystem imbalance as a result of non-compliance to the Shariah.

These illnesses can be prevented through the implementation of Islamic teachings and principles of fair, realistic, and objective approaches.

As I said earlier, the vertical and horizontal relationship refer to a relationship between a slave to his God and also in relationship which is built among creatures in this world, respectively. Humans, as a vicegerent of Allah on Earth, need to develop the world for and on behalf of Allah, to state the people, to apply the orders, and to avoid the prohibitions of Allah among people, animals and non-living things. Allah S.W.T. demands Muslims to submit all of his being to Allah.

Muslim’s perspective, intellectual activities, behavior and interaction with other people need to be completely subordinated to Islam.

It is forbidden for a Muslim to split up of his life into some compartments for some of them are governed by the Islamic teachings and the others exempt.

Therefore, the compliance with Shariah is a vital element for a Muslim in order to achieve the ultimate goals in life and Hereafter which are Allah’s pleasure and the eternal Jannah.

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