The Fundamental Goals of Islam
The fundamental goals of Islam are:
- Preservation of the religion of Islam.
- Preservation of life.
- Preservation of wealth.
- Preservation of mind.
- Preservation of the lineage.
- Preservation of honor.
The Prophet of Islam, Muhammad said:
"Indeed Allah has made your lives, your wealth, and your honor inviolable, like the sanctity of this day (the Day of 'Arafah in Hajj), in this [sacred] month (the month of Dhul-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic Calendar) in this [sacred] locality (Makkah and its surroundings). (Bukhari)
He also said:
"Shall I tell you who a true believer is? A person with whom others entrust their money and lives. A Muslim is one from whose tongue and hand others are safe. A true fighter in the path of Allah is one who strives against the inner yearnings of his self in order to obey Allah, and the true emigrant (one who leaves a land of disbelief and immigrates to a land of belief) is one who leaves sins and wrongful acts." (Ibn Hibbaan)