Islam is the final message from Allah(God in Arabic,I will be saying Allah throughout this article) to mankind. Islam means submission to the will and commandments of Allah(Most High). Islam was the way and methodology of all the prophets and messengers before including Eesa(Jesus) and Musa(Moses)-alayhima salaam(peace be upon them both)- Allah sent Muhammad(peace be upon him) as his last and final messenger to mankind to bring people from the depths and darknesses of disbelief and misguidance to the light, guidance and justice of Islam as Allah said:
"He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islamic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammed ) hate (it)."(surah saff verse 9)
Allah is the ONLY existing and One true God and there is no god except Allah(Most High):
"Say (O Muhammad ()): "He is Allâh, (the) One.Allâh-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks)."He begets not, nor was He begotten;And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him." (Surah al Ikhlaas verses 1-4)
"Allah! There is no god but He - the Living, The Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him Nor Sleep. His are all things In the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede In His presence except As he permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth to His creatures As) Before or After or Behind them. Nor shall they compass Aught of his knowledge Except as He willeth. His throne doth extend Over the heavens And on earth, and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding And preserving them, For He is the Most High. The Supreme (in glory)."
[Surah al-Baqarah verse 255]
Allah is the one who created the heavens and the earths and all that is in between them, there is no god except Him.
Allah(Most High) says:
"Allah is the One Who created seven heavens and of the earth a similar number. The command descends upon them so that you know that God has power over all things and comprehends all things in His knowledge."(Surah Talaq verse 12)
Islam is the only religion which will be accepted from the person and none other than it.
Allah(Most High) says:
"And whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers." (Surah Alee Imran verse 85)
"(As for) those who disbelieve, surely neither their wealth nor their children shall avail them in the least against Allah, and these it is who are the fuel of the fire." (Surah Alee Imran verse 10)
"The Companions of the Garden will call out to the Companions of the Fire: "We have indeed found the promises of our Lord to us true: Have you also found Your Lord's promises true?" They shall say, "Yes"; but a crier shall proclaim between them: "The curse of Allah is on the wrong-doers" (Surah al An'aam verse 44)
Islam is the real purpose of life for mankind both jinn and human beings as Allah(Most High) said:
"And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone)."(Surah adh Dhariyaat verse 56)
We were not created to enjoy this world and then die. We were not created to party and sin(enjoyment as most people see it). We were created for one sole purpose and that is to worship the Creator. How can we then deny his existence or his oneness and join others in worship with him as the Christians did:
"Surely, the disbelievers are those who said: "Allâh is the third of the three (in a Trinity)." But there is no ilâh (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilâh (God -Allâh). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them. Will they not repent to Allâh and ask His Forgiveness? For Allâh is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.."(Surah Maidah verses 73-74)
Or the Jews who said:
"And the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allâh..."(Surah Tawbah verse 30)
What a horrible thing to say against the Most High and a terrible lie!
"That is a saying from their mouths. They imitate the saying of the disbelievers of old. Allâh's Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!"(Surah Tawbah verse 30)
So O People of the Book do not lie against Allah(Most High) and he is all-aware of that which you accuse him of and you will be questioned on a Day which will make the child turn grey headed so how can you turn away from the punishment of Allah for your disbelief.
"Then how can you avoid the punishment, if you disbelieve, on a Day that will make the children grey-headed (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)?"(Surah Muzzammil verse 17)
On a day when the eyes of the person who oppressed, oppressed themselves by lying and disbelieving in Allah when they were in this world, on that day when their eyes will stare in horror and terror:
"Consider not that Allah is unaware of that which the Dhalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers, etc.) do, but He gives them respite up to a Day when the eyes will stare in horror."(Surah Ibrahim verse 42)
No! We were here to worship Allah, the Creator, the only one deserving of our worship. The one whose right upon us is to worship him without associating any partners with him(polythiesm,etc) and whose our right upon him is that if we do so, we are not punished with the fire. O Allah help us and guide us! The Earth, Heavens, and all that is in between was not created for mere game or play:
"And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in play. " (Surah ad Dukhaan verse 38)
By Umm Abdullah
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