Islam is a religion that has spread rapidly since its emergence fourteen centuries ago. Doubtlessly, this is due to its well-established rules that made millions of people be accepting Islam as a way of life. Let's examine closely some of those rules and instructions to see how great Islam is.
Greeting is a universal custom that implies many beautiful meanings like exchanging feelings of love and fraternity. The Islamic expression of greeting is A’ssalamu alaikum wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatu. (May peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon you)What are the meanings this expression conveys?
1. It shows a kind of mutual love
2. It is a sign of unwillingness of having quarrels and wars.
3. It displays the readiness of building strong relationships with others.
All of the above meanings reflect the real message of Islam, which took its name from the Arabic word "salam", peace. It aims to create an atmosphere which is full of peace and love and empty from disagreement, and hatred. Naturally, if people's emotions and interests haven’t been organized and limited to a certain extent, lots of moral and psychological problems may occur. For this reason, while greeting, Islam has permitted people to shake hands with others from their sex only, i.e. men are not allowed to shake hands with women. However, they are allowed to shake hands with their mothers, wives, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers.
By examining some scientific discoveries behind why men shouldn’t shake hands with women, scientists of human anatomy have found the reason. There are about ﬁve million sensory cells in each human body. If a man touches a woman for the sake of greeting, these, cells will be activated and thus increases sexual desire. This is due to the neural connection between the nerves of sexual desire and touching, hearing, sight, and smell senses.
NOW, give your mind some time to think of what might happen to humanity if everyone follows his desires without any limits?
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