What does IHSAN stand for?
What does IHSAN mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: IHSAN.
What does IHSAN mean?
- Ihsan, also spelled ehsan, is an Arabic term meaning "perfection" or "excellence". It is a matter of taking one's inner faith and showing it in both deed and action, a sense of social responsibility borne from religious convictions. In Islam, ihsan is the Muslim responsibility to obtain perfection, or excellence, in worship, such that Muslims try to worship God as if they see Him, and although they cannot see Him, they undoubtedly believe that He is constantly watching over them. That definition comes from the Hadith of Gabriel in which Muhammad states, "[Ihsan is] to worship God as though you see Him, and if you cannot see Him, then indeed He sees you.". Ihsan, meaning "to do beautiful things," is one of the three dimensions of the Islamic religion: islam, iman and ihsan. In contrast to the emphases of islam and iman, the concept of ihsan is primarily associated with intention. One who "does what is beautiful" is called a muhsin. It is generally held that a person can only achieve true ihsan with the help and guidance of Allah, who governs all things. While traditionally Islamic jurists have concentrated on Islam and theologians on Iman, the Sufis have focused their attention on Ihsan.