The first thing that one should know and
clearly understand about Islam is what the word
"Islam" itself means. The religion of Islam is
not named after a person as in the case of Christianity
which was named after Jesus Christ, Buddhism after Gotama
Buddha, Confucianism after Confucius, and Marxism after
Karl Marx. Nor was it named after a tribe like Judaism
after the tribe of Judah and Hinduism after the Hindus.
Islam is the true religion of "Allah" and as
such, its name represents the central principle of Allah's
"God's" religion; the total submission to the
will of Allah "God". The Arabic word
"Islam" means the submission or surrender of
one's will to the only true god worthy of worship
"Allah" and anyone who does so is termed a
"Muslim", . Hence, it was not a new
religion brought by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
in Arabia in the seventh century, but only the true
religion of Allah re-expressed in its final form
Allah is the Creator of all that's is in the
heavens and the earth. Allah is the True and only Creator,
and only He deserves to be worshipped. nothing else is
worthy of worship; not stones, statues, crosses, the sun ,
the moon, star, temples, animals, saints, priest, movie
stars, football stars, or religious people. All of those
are created beings and worshiping them is associate
partners with Allah and this is the only sin which wont be
forgiven on the day of judgment and will condemn a man or
women to hell forever.
Allah is the Arabic word for God and its is the
personal name which He gave Himself in the Quran
Need for the Correct Creed
and Human Nature (Belief in Allah)
Message of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
of the Gracious Prophet
(Peace be upon him)
Scriptures (the books of Allah)
Destiny (Qadaa and Qadar)
Issue of Monotheism in Islam
of Islam that Distinguish it from other undistorted
Spiritual Side of Islam
Associating partners with
Allah is the most evil sin that a human being can commit
and it is the only sin that unforgivable. If a person
commits a sin and dies without repenting then Allah may
choose to forgive him or may choose to punish him for some
time in the hellfire. However if a person commits
any form of major shirk and dies without repentance then
he/she will not be forgiven and will remain in the hell
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
�Verily, Allaah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases . . .� [al-Nisaa� 4:48]
Narrated by Abu Bakrah, who said: �The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: �Shall I not tell you of the most serious of the major sins?� three times. We said, �Of course, O Messenger of Allaah!� He said, �Associating anything in worship with Allaah . . .��
�(Agreed upon; see al-Bukhaari, no. 2511, al-Bagha edition).
CONDITIONS OF SHAHADAH
AL-WALA'U WA AL-BARA'
- Al-Wala'u wa Al-Bara' The legal meaning of Al-Wala'
(love, support, help, follow, etc.) is to totally
agree with the sayings, deeds and beliefs which please
Allah and the persons whom He likes. Al-Bara'
(despise, desert, keep innocent of, etc.) is the
complete opposite of Al-Wala' and it is to
disagree with everything that Allah hates and
Al-Barra' bin A'aazeb (r.a.a.) narrates that the
Prophet (s.a.w.) said: "The strongest bond of Iman
is the love for Allah's sake and the hatred for
Allah's sake" (Reported by Imam Ahmad).
Ibn Abbas reports that the Prophet said,
"The strongest bond of faith is loyalty for the
sake of Allah and opposition for His sake, love for
the sake of Allah and enmity for His sake." (3)
- Al-Wala'u wa Al-Bara'
working against Islamic teachings
On the authority of Omar, who said :
One day while we were sitting with the messenger of Allah
there appeared before us a man whose clothes were
exceedingly white and whose hair was exceedingly black; no
signs of journeying were to be seen on him and none of us
knew him. He walked up and sat down by the prophet.
Resting his knees against his and placing the palms of his
hands on his thighs, he said: "O Muhammad, tell me
about Islam". The messenger of Allah said:
"Islam is to testify that there is no god but Allah
and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, to perform the
prayers, to pay the zakat, to fast in Ramadhan, and to
make the pilgrimage to the House if you are able to do
so." He said: "You have spoken rightly", and
we were amazed at him asking him and saying that he had
spoken rightly. He said: "Then tell me about
eman. "He said: "It is to believe in Allah, His
angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day, and
to believe in divine destiny, both the good and the evil
thereof." He said: "You have spoken
rightly". He said: " Then tell me about ehsan."
He said: "It is to worship Allah as though you are
seeing Him, and while you see Him not yet truly He sees
you". He said: "Then tell me about the
Hour". He said: "The one questioned about it
knows no better than the questioner." He said:
"Then tell me about its signs." He said:
"That the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress
and that you will see the barefooted, naked, destitute
herdsman competing in constructing lofty buildings."
Then he took himself off and I stayed for a time. Then he
said: "O Omar, do you know who the questioner
was?" I said: "Allah and His messenger know
best". He said: "He was Jebreel (Gabriel), who
came to you to teach you your religion."
narrated by Muslim
Qur'an ("Qor-Ann") is a Message from Allah to
humanity. It was transmitted to us in a chain starting
from the Almighty Himself (swt) to the angel Gabriel to
the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). This message was
given to the Prophet (peace be upon him) in pieces over a
period spanning approximately 23 years (610 CE to 622 CE).
The Prophet (peace be upon him) was 40 years old when the
Qur'an began to be revealed to him, and he was 63 when the
revelation was completed. The language of the original
message was Arabic, but it has been translated into many
Qur'an is one leg of two which form the basis of Islam.
The second leg is the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon
him). What makes the Qur'an different from the Sunnah is
primarily its form. Unlike the Sunnah, the Qur'an is quite
literally the Word of Allah, whereas the Sunnah was
inspired by Allah but the wording and actions are the
Prophet's. The Qur'an has not been expressed using any
human's words. Its wording is letter for letter fixed by
no one but Allah.
Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the final Messenger of
Allah to humanity, and therefore the Qur'an is the last
Message which Allah has sent to us. Its predecessors such
as the Torah, Psalms, and Gospels have all been
superceded. It is an obligation - and blessing - for all
who hear of the Qur'an and Islam to investigate it and
evaluate it for themselves. Allah has guaranteed that He
will protect the Qur'an from human tampering, and today's
readers can find exact copies of it all over the world.
The Qur'an of today is the same as the Qur'an revealed to
Muhammad (peace be upon him).
is the Qur'an?
of the Qur'an
I'jaz, or the Miraculous Nature of the Qur'an
Aspects of the Miraculous Nature of the Qur'an
Qur'an as Comprehensive Legislation
and the Qur'an
Creation of the Heavens and the Earth
Muhammad (peace be upon him)
Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said, "I have left behind me two things: as long as you cling to them you will never go astray. They are the Book of Allaah and my Sunnah (life example)." [al-Haakim] And he also said, "...and you will live to see great differing, so cling to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly-guided Khalifas after me, even if it be with your molar teeth..." [Bukhaaree]
�Rasulallaah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said, "I warn you of the newly invented-matters (in the religion), and every newly-invented matter is an innovation, and every innovation is misguidance, and every misguidance is in Hellfire." [an-Nisaa'ee]
- Muslims Love Jesus (peace be upon him)
The Oneness Of God is the Ultimate Solution
Are you aware of the historical controversy between the Trinitarian and the Unitarian doctrines? Are you also aware that Islam offers the ultimate solution to such controversy?�
The Trinitarian controversy is one of the most crucial events in the annals of Christendom. World renown Christian historian Edward Gibbon points out that the Trinitarian controversy, which raged particularly during the fourth century, has successively penetrated every part of the Christian world.�
On one hand, the Pauline Church (currently known as the Roman Catholic Church) has for centuries fought for the global acceptance of the Trinitarian doctrine. The concept of Trinity is the nucleus of the Athanasian Creed which states that:" There is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all one; the Glory equal, the Majesty co-eternal... The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God. And yet they are not three Gods, but one God ... For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity to acknowledge every person by himself to be God and Lord, so are we forbidden by the Catholic religion to say there be three Gods, or three Lords".�
The nature of this creed has for centuries been so controversial and mysterious that even its own author, Athanasius of Alexandria, one of the principal leaders of the Pauline church, failed to comprehend it. This champion of Trinity himself confessed that, "Whenever he forced his understanding to meditate on the divinity of the Logos, his toilsome and unveiling efforts recoiled on themselves; that the more he thought, the less he comprehended; and the more he wrote, the less capable was he of expressing his thoughts".�
The nature of the Trinity is so mysterious that, as Edward Gibbon remarks, "as often as we deduce any positive conclusions from a negative idea, we are involved in darkness, perplexity, and inevitable contradiction".�
On the other hand, the Apostolic Church has over the years advocated the belief in the Unity of God, and as such ruled out the deity of Jesus (peace be upon him). Among those who originally opposed the Trinitarian doctrine were the so-called Ebionites of Nazarenes. They considered Jesus as the greatest of the prophets, endowed with supernatural virtues and power.�
The mysteries of the Christian faith were dangerously exposed to public debate when Arius, the champion of Apostolic Church, popularly confronted Bishop Alexander, the champion of the Pauline Church. These two were in hot theological dispute for a period of six years - from 318 A.D. through 325 A.D. Arius, the disciple of Lucian of Antioch, the greatest critic of the Trinitarian doctrine, strongly advocated the view that God is absolutely One and alone Eternal. Such Unitarian view, which conformed to the original teachings of Jesus and all other prophets (peace be upon them all), had definitely exposed the Trinitarian doctrine to a critical, controversial state. This, however, did not stop the Pauline Church from gaining control of large part of Christendom. This happened for known reasons discussed elsewhere. The next section presents the historical background of the Trinitarian controversy.�
Historical Notes On The Trinitarian Controversy
Constantine, Other Roman Leaders And The Clergymen
Influenced the Trinitarian Doctrine
Influence of Paul And The Pauline Church On The
Holy Qur'an Affirms The Unity Of God And Refutes
The Doctrine of Trinity
The One And Only True God: Devoid Of Any Partner
Rectifies The Christians' Misconception Concerning
The Divinity Of Jesus
In One God: The Key to Salvation
And Concluding Remarks
Birth of Jesus
Son of Mary
Mission of Jesus
Was Raised Up to Heaven
Criteria for Truth
No original sin in Islam
is it important to study the concept of the
Original Sin in Christianity?
can God be crucified to save humanity?
is the real nature of Christ (peace be upon him)?
is the fate of Adam's
(peace be upon him)
gave Satan the Authority?
Satan be punished?
Satan given permission to deceive?
not God stop Satan?
God allow crucifixion of Jesus?
does Islam view man?