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What is Islam? Understanding the Muslim Religion and Allah’s Message to Mankind

What is Islam? Understanding the Muslim Religion and Allah’s Message to Mankind

What is Islam?

Islam is the religion of Muslims – a religion of guidance and truth that Allah has revealed to mankind through Prophet Muhammad (s). Allah has said it clearly that this is the religion that He, the Supreme Creator, has chosen for all of mankind. The paragraphs below shed light on various verses of the Quran about what Islam is and what Allah has told mankind about following Islam.

Islam is the religion that the Supreme Creator has chosen for mankind

Allah has clearly told mankind that His message to the prophets preceding Prophet Muhammad (s) was altered and corrupted by people over time. Thus, His final message of Islam was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (s) and Allah took the responsibility of safeguarding that message (Quran). Allah says in the Quran:

What is Islam

Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam. Those who were given the Scripture did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, then surely, Allah is Swift in calling to account.

Quran (Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 19)

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He also says:

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And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers .

Quran (Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 85)

What is Islam? Understanding, and Allah’s Message

Allah sent Quran with the message of Islam

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Allah commanded the Prophet Muhammad to invite people to Islam

In these verses, Allah declares Islam as the chosen religion for His creation and tells the prophet to invite people to Islam.

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The Prophet’s task was to simply convey the message of Islam to people – not to forcefully covert them

Allah addresses the prophet (S) in the Quran by telling him that his task was to convey the message of Islam to all and nothing beyond that. Allah says in the Quran:

Islam submission non-believers

So, if they dispute with you (Muhammad) say: “I have submitted myself to Allah (in Islam), and (so have) those who follow me.” And say to those who were given the Scripture and to those who are illiterates (Arab pagans): “Do you (also) submit yourselves (to Allah in Islam)?” If they do, they are rightly guided; but if they turn away, your duty is only to convey the Message; and Allah is All-Seer of (His) slaves .

Quran (Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 20)

Allah has told the believers to enter Islam completely

Allah says in the Quran:

What is Islam? Introduction to Islam. Enter Islam completely

O you who believe! Enter perfectly in islam (by obeying all the rules and regulations of the islamic religion) and follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). Verily! He is to you a plain enemy.

Quran (Surah Al-Baqrah, Verse 208)

Allah has instructed mankind to not die but in the state of Islam

Allah says in the Quran:

Islam Die only as Muslims for Allah

O you who believe! Fear Allah (by doing all that He has ordered and by abstaining from all that He has forbidden) as He should be feared. [Obey Him, be thankful to Him, and remember Him always], and die not except in a state of Islam [as Muslims (with complete submission to Allah)].

Quran (Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 102)

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The prophet (s) completed the religion (Islam) for mankind

This means that innovations have no place in Islam and bringing new matters in the religion that the prophet (S) didn’t do himself is doubting the completeness of what the prophet (S) conveyed to his people. It is, therefore, very important to not follow any practices that were not brought to mankind by the prophet (S). Allah says in the Quran:

Prophet sermon. Allah completed Islam message for Muslims

…This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you islam as your religion. But as for him who is forced by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin (such can eat these above mentioned meats), then surely, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Quran (Surah Al-Maeda, Verse 3)

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To whom Allah guides on Islam is on the right path

Allah says in the Quran:

Open chest for Islam Light from Darkness

And whomsoever Allah wills to guide, He opens his breast to Islam; and whomsoever He wills to send astray, He makes his breast closed and constricted, as if he is climbing up to the sky. Thus Allah puts the wrath on those who believe not.

Quran (Surah Al-Anaam, Verse 125)

Allah also says:

Enter Light of Islam and remembrance of Allah

Is he whose breast Allah has opened to islam, so that he is in light from His Lord (as he who is a non-Muslim)? So woe to those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of Allah! They are in plain error!

Quran (Surah Zumur, Verse 22)

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By following Islam no one does any favor upon Allah or to the prophet (s)

We should recognize that Allah chose Islam for our guidance in this life. The benefit, therefore, is to us in this life and in the hereafter. We are not doing Allah or the prophet (s) any favors by following Islam. Allah says in the Quran:

ALlah guides to Islam

They regard as favor to you (O Muhammad) that they have embraced Islam. Say: “Count not your Islam as a favor to me. Nay, but Allah has conferred a favor upon you that He has guided you to the Faith if you indeed are true.

Quran (Surah Al-Hujarat, Verse 17)

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Not heeding to the call of Islam is a loss to the person

Finally, for those who are invited to hear the message of Islam but instead of trying to understand the message invent various lies about Islam and Allah, He, the Almighty, says:

Islam best of religions. Allah guides to Islam

And who does more wrong than the one who invents a lie against Allah, while he is being invited to islam? And Allah guides not the people who are Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers, disbelievers) folk.

Quran (Surah As-Saff, Verse 7)

Five Qualities of the Followers of Islam

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Islam Guides toward a straight path

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Islam teaches to praise the Creator of Mankind and all that Exists – Allah

What is Islam and Allah

In Islam, Allah guides toward peace 

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Living Islam in a Family

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Obedience to Allah’s Command is Important in Islam

Obedience in Islam

In Islam, all believers love Allah, their Creator and Sustainer

Believers in Islam love Allah

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Who is Allah?

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