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A Kashmiri Muslim devotee offer prayers at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in Srinagar, January 22, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
A Kashmiri Muslim devotee offer prayers at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Geelani in Srinagar, January 22, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
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Fitrah is an Arabic word used in Islamic theology to refer to the natural constitution of human beings, i.e. the pure and pristine original state with which God creates all human beings.

The human being’s natural state encompasses an inclination toward that which is morally and spiritually pure and wholesome.

The system of guidance revealed by God is the fulfillment of the natural disposition of human beings. The Fitrah finds comfort in Islam as naturally as a hand fits in a glove. However, without guidance, the Fitrah is corruptible.

In this episode, we explore what the concept of Fitrah and the challenges presented to it in these modern times are.