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6th kalma

6th Kalma

 

6th Kalma in Social and Moral Perspective

 

Abstract


The 6th Kalma (Radd-e-Kufr) is translated as, “The words of rejecting and disbelief.” This
Kalma holds a lot of importance and helps in building good social and moral characteristics in a
person.

 

Introduction


Each one of the Six Kalmas in Islam teach very valuable lessons. The 6th Kalima in particular
targets a disbeliever who conceals or hides the truth about Allah’s sovereignty and oneness.
Despite knowing the truth, the disbeliever continues to commit shirk and also tries to lead others
astray. Moreover, the Sixth Kalima also teaches to refrain from sins like backbiting, innovations,
telling lies and slandering.

 

Findings and Discussion


The 6th Kalma sheds lights upon many of the issues that are prevalent in our society today. In
the following headings these problems are discussed with the impact they can have on the
society with references from Quran and Hadith:

 

Shirk/Kufr:


Shirk means worshipping anyone other than Allah and associating partners with Allah. Shirk
person believe that he can get things from worldly resources instead of Allah and he continues to
rely upon people instead of asking from Allah and this practice can destroy the life hereafter.
“Indeed Allah does not forgive associating (others) with him in worship and forgives anything
else of whoever he wills. And whoever associates others with Allah has indeed committed a
grave sin” [4:48]

 

Lying and Backbiting:


Lying means to make a false statement with the intent of deceiving others. Whereas backbiting
means to do malicious talk about a person when he/she is not present. Lying and backbiting can
lead others astray, weaken family and social relationships and can unwillingly create a false
image of a person.
“Believers, avoid being excessively suspicious, for some suspicion is a sin. Do not spy, nor
backbite one another .Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would
surely detest it.” [49:12]

 

Lewdness:


Fahash (Lewdness) covers vast and far-reaching aspects of a depraved character. Lewdness
includes Shamelessness, immorality and adultery. Once it infects the social atmosphere, it is
difficult for any member of the society to escape the contagion. If not taken seriously, it can
destroy families, generations and even nations like the people of Prophet Lut (AS) were erased
from the face of the earth

 

Innovations:


In Islam, Bi’dah refers to innovation in religious matters. Bi’dah can divide the Muslim ummah
into different sects and can ignite disputes among them and eventually it can lead to abandoning
Sunnah.
“And every Bi’dah is misguidance and misguidance is in the Hellfire.” [Sunan an-Nasai: 1578]

 

False Allegation:


To reveal detestable traits of a believer which are not found in him are called Allegation
(Tohmat). People usually make false accusations and become busy with their matters, but the
person against whom the false accusation has been made falls into disgrace and infamy for the
rest of his life.
“The one who mentions the fault of any Muslim which is not found in him, Allah will keep him in
Radgha-tul-Khabaal [i.e. the place in Hell where the pus and blood of the Hell-dwellers will
collect] until the punishment for his sins ends.” [Abu Dawood, vol. 3, pp. 427, Hadees 3597]

 

Conclusion:


The 6th Kalma teaches Muslims to refrain from the sins like Shirk, backbiting, lying, lewdness,
innovation and false allegations. Muslims should try to seek help and guidance from Allah
Almighty and recite this Kalma to protect themselves from these evils. We should try to
implement strict laws in our society that bounds people not to commit these sins.

 

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