Islam explained to Hindus
Islam is a pure monotheistic religion. Which means it is a religion that teaches us there is only one God and everything else that exists is His creation. Further more Islam teaches us that God exists outside His creation. That God is unique, has no son nor partner, there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him, he is All powerful, none can harm or benefit him and none has the right to be worshipped but Him alone
In the Name of Allah, most Compassionate, most Merciful
1. Say (O Muhammad ): "He is Allah, (the) One.
2. "Allah-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks).
3. "He begets not, nor was He begotten;
4. "And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him."
(Quran Surah Al-Ikhlaas)
Therefore in Islam, God is not a tree nor inside plants, animals, humans nor stones. Nor does God become a human being. Nor can a human being become God. But Rather God is separate from His creation.
If there was more than one God then there would be chaos. One God may want it to be cold and rainy and the other God may want it to be hot and sunny. This would end up in chaos for human beings.
In Hinduism the basic concept is that everything is God. There is, fundamentally, no distinction between God and His creation. In Hindu philosophy, every living being has a self or a soul that is called Atman. It is generally believed that the soul is actually God, called Brahman. Consequently, the essence of Hindu belief is the idea that Atman and Brahman are one and the same; in other words, the human soul is divine.
Furthermore, the Hindu religion divides society into castes where each caste represents human beings who came into existence from different parts of the divine being, Brahman. The upper caste, the Brahmins, came from the head of God; whereas, the lowest caste, the Sudras, came from God’s feet. Though there are officially only four main castes, there are, in reality, many sub-castes. Each one of the main castes is subdivided into thousands of lesser castes.
However the Muslim belief is that God did not create His creation from Himself. When God wants to create something He merely says, “Be!” and it is there.
The concept of God creating the world from Himself would reduce God to the level of His creatures, who merely create something from something else. Were as God creates something from nothing. He is Uniquely One and there is nothing like Him. If He had created the world from Himself, he would be like His creatures. Creation is weak and can be harmed but God is not weak and cannot be harmed by anyone or anything.
In the South Eastern region of the Amazon jungle in Brazil, South America, a primitive tribe erected a new hut to house their main idol Skwatch, representing the supreme God of all creation. The homage to the God, and while he was in prostration to what he had been taught was his Creator and Sustainer, a mangy old flea-ridden dog walked into the hut, The young man looked up in time to see the dog lift its hind leg and pass urine on the idol. Outraged, the youth chased the dog out of the temple, but when his rage died down he realized that the idol could not be the Lord of the universe. He realised God must be elsewhere. he now had a choice to act on his knowledge and seek Allah, or to dishonestly go along with the false beliefs of his tribe. As strange as it may seem, that was a sign from Allah for that young man. It contained within it divine guidance that what he was worshipping was false.
Similarly it does not make reasonable sense that a man would make with his own hands an idol and then begin to worship that idol he created with his own two hands. Who is more powerful the idol or the one who made the idol?
And the maker or anyone else can come along and break that idol.
It is only reasonable that the creation cannot harm God.
Some former Hindus realized this and came to Islam.
Take for instance the case of sister Kavita. (now called Nur Fatimah ) She was born and raised in Mumbia and went to Cambridge University for higher education. She grew up in an extremist Hindu environment which hated Muslims. She says that even in her adolescence she once removed an idol to a washroom in my house and her mother admonished her. But the young Kavita replied to her mother saying that if it cannot protect itself then why do you seek blessings from it? Why do you bow before it? What does it grant you?
God in Islam is all powerful and All wise. God does not commit mistakes and the devil (or devils) cannot be more powerful than God and thus cannot do things quicker than God nor can they snatch anything from God nor can they fool God. This is the opposite of all other religions.
In Other religions the devil is given more power and abilities than what the devil in reality has. Also in those religions even ordinary men are sometimes given more power than God. In the false religions they evenclaim to kill God.
In Islam, God is ever living and never dies.
But it is said that Rama, like an ordinary man fell down into the river and DROWNED (uttara kandam chapter 106) How can a God die?
Allah is the Creator of all that 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, cross, 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 won't 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. The Quran is the last and final revelation to mankind from Allah , which He gave to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the angel Jibreal. The name "Allah" is unique because it has no feminine or masculine form (unlike god and goddess).The name Allah simply means "The One and Only True God".
The name "Allah" has been God's name since the beginning of time. In the torah its Elah or in some case Eloh (Elohim-. It was also used in the language spoken by Jesus (alayhes salam) called Aramaic.
The Creator (Allah) has perfect attributes. He is the first; there was none before Him and He is the last. Allah is ever living. Everything will die except Allah. He is the Protecting friend and to Him is our return.
Muslims know that Allah does not have the characteristics of people, animals, or any created thing. Thus Allah does not need children
nor any partner unlike us humans.
The simple message of Islam is to realize and believe that God (Allah) is one. This was pure message has existed since the first man Adam was created. In fact we can see both Moses and Jesus also taught this message to their people Moses called onto his people "Hear O children of Israel: Thy Lord our God is one "Deuteronomy ^:4 (English-KJV) also that of Jesus who taught and reprimanded his disciples ; "Why does though callest me good?. There is none good but one, that is, God" (Mathew 19:17; Mark 10:18; Luke 18:10 (English KJV)) and Allah says in the Last and final revelation:
"Your god is one, there is none who has the right to be worshiped but He, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful"(2:163)
"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 the earth and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. For He is the Most High the Supreme (in glory)." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 2:255)
Allah Almighty is One Without Any partners
"Allah is He than Whom there is no other god the sovereign the Holy One the Source of Peace (and Perfection). The Guardian of Faith, the Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible the Supreme: Glory to Allah! (high is He) above the partners they attribute to Him." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 59:23)
Nothing is Similar to Allah Almighty
"...there is nothing whatever like unto Him and He is the One That hears and sees (all things)." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 42:11)
Allah is the Cherisher and sustainer of the Worlds
"Praise be to Allah the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 1:2)
Allah Almighty is the Guardian-Lord
"O ye people! Adore your Guardian-Lord, Who created you and those who came before you that ye may have the chance to learn righteousness."(Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 2:21)
Allah Almighty is the Protector
"Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the Evil Ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire to dwell therein (forever)." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 2:257)
Allah Almighty is the Helper
"Nay. Allah is your Protector and He is the best of helpers." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 3:150)
Allah Almighty is the creator of All
"To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth when He decreeth a matter He saith to it: " Be" and it is." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 2:117)
Allah Almighty is the One Who Gives Life and death
"And verily it is We Who give life and Who give death: it is We Who remain Inheritors (after all else passes away)." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 15:23)
Allah Almighty is the Most Bountiful
"Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful" (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 96:3)
Allah Almighty is the Self-Sufficient, Full of mercy
"Thy Lord is Self-sufficient full of Mercy: if it were His Will He could destroy you and in your place appoint whom He will as your successors even as He raised you up from the posterity of other people." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 6:133)
Allah Almighty is Full of Loving-Kindness
"And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Full of loving-kindness." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 85:14)
Nothing is Similar to Allah Almighty
"there is nothing whatever like unto Him and He is the One that Hears and Sees (all things)." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 42:11)
Allah Almighty is the Beneficent, the Merciful
"Truly we did call unto Him from of old: truly it is He the Beneficent, the Merciful" (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 52:28)
Allah Almighty is the Wise
"Allah doth wish to make clear to you and to show you the ordinances of those before you and (He doth wish to) turn to you (in Mercy): and Allah is All-Knowing All-Wise." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 4:26)
Allah Almighty is the Doer of All That He Intends
"Doer (without let) of all that He intends." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 85:16)
Allah Almighty Has Power Over All Things
Say: "Whether ye hide what is in your hearts or reveal it Allah knows it all. He knows what is in the heavens and what is on earth. And Allah has power over all things." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 3:29)
Allah Almighty is the Just
"We shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgment so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least. And if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed We will bring it (to account): and enough are We to take account." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 21:47)
Allah Almighty is Quick in Retribution
"Behold! thy Lord did declare that He would send against them to the Day of Judgment those who would afflict them with grievous penalty. Thy Lord is quick in retribution but he is also Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 7:167)
Everything Will Perish Except Allah's Face
"And call not besides Allah on another god. There is no god but He. Everything (that exists) will perish except His own Face. To him belongs the Command and to him will ye (all) be brought back." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 28:88)
To Allah Almighty Belongs the End and the Beginning
"And verily unto Us (belong) the End and the Beginning." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 92:13)
Allah is the Most Merciful But Has the Grievous Penalty
"Tell My servants that I am indeed the Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful And that My Penalty will be indeed the most grievous Penalty." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 15:49-50)
Allah Almighty is Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom
"The revelation of this Book is from Allah the Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 39:1)
Allah Almighty is the Irresistible
"He is Allah the One, the Irresistible." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 39:4)
Allah Almighty Has no Need of Anyone
"It ye reject (Allah) truly Allah has no need of you but He liketh not ingratitude from His servants:" … (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 39:7)
Allah Almighty is the Disposer of Affairs
"...To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 4:171)
Allah Almighty Loves Those Who Put Their Trust in Him
"...For Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 3:159)
Allah Almighty Hears and Sees All Things
"...for Allah is He Who hears and sees (all things)." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 31:28)
Allah Almighty is the Most High, Most Great
"That is because Allah is the (only) Reality and because whatever else they invoke besides Him is Falsehood and because Allah He is the Most High Most Great." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 31:30)
Allah Almighty is the Provider
"It is Allah Who has created you: further He has provided for your sustenance then He will cause you to die and again He will give you life. Are there any of your (false) "Partners" who can do any single one of these things? Glory to Him! and High is He above the partners they attribute (to Him)!" (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 30:40)
Allah Almighty is Full of Strength
"For Allah is One full of strength able to enforce His Will." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 58:21) Allah Almighty is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth
"Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth..." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 24:35)
Allah Almighty is Free of All Wants
"...for verily Allah is Free of all want Worthy of all praise." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 22:64)
Allah Almighty Gives Children According to His Will
"To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills (and plans). He bestows (children) male or female according to His Will (and Plan)." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 42:49) Allah Almighty Knows the Secrets of Our Hearts
"...and fear Allah for Allah knoweth well the secrets of your hearts." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 5:7) Allah Almighty is the Evolver and the Bestower
"He is Allah the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or colours). To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names: Whatever is in the heavens and on earth doth declare His Praises and Glory: and He is the exalted in Might, the Wise." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 59:24)
Allah Almighty is Over the Throne
"The Most Beneficent (Allah) Istawa (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty)." (Translation of the meaning, 20:5/that is: He raised Himself above it). Allah Almighty is With us Through His Knowledge
"He (Allah) said: Fear not, verily I am with you both, Hearing and Seeing." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 20:46)
Allah Almighty Gives Security and Guidance to the Believers
"It is those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah and worship none but Him Alone) and confuse not their belief with Zulm (wrong i.e. by worshipping others besides Allah), for them (only) there is security and they are guided." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 6,82) Everything is in the Hands of Allah Almighty
"How can you reject faith in Allah, seeing that you were without life and He gave you life? Then He will cause you to die and He will again bring you to life, and again to Him you will return." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 2:28)
"Is not He (better than your gods) Who responds to the distressed one, when he calls on Him, and Who removes the evil, and makes you inheritors of the earth, generations after generations? Is there any ilah (god) with Allah?" (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 27:62)
"The One Who created me, it is He Who guides me. And it is He Who gives me food and drink. And when I am ill, it is He Who cures me, and Who will cause me to die and then to live again. And Who, I hope, will forgive me my faults on the Day of Judgment." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 42:78-82)
"To Allah belong the heavens and the earth, He creates what He wills. He gives daughters to whom He wills and gives sons to whom He wills. Or He gives them sons and daughters. And He leaves barren whom He wills." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 42:49-50)
"O Lord! Grant me (a son) from among the righteous." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 37:100)
"And they worship, instead of Allah, those that hove no power to provide them with sustenance from the heavens and the earth, and cannot possibly have such power." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 16:73) "Say: O Allah, Lord of power! You give power to whom You please, and You remove from power whom You please. You give honour to whom You please and You disgrace whom You please. In Your hand is all Good. Indeed, over all things You have power." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 3:26)
Islam by definition means the submission or surrender of one's will to the only true god worthy of worship "Allah". And Allah sent to us His Book (Quran ) and His last Prophet and Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) to show the whole of mankind how He (Allah) wants us to worship Him (Allah) and live in this life.
Following are some stories of Hindus who converted to Islam which will help you understand why people convert to Islam from other religions and in this case form Hinduism.
Islam is not a new religion. It is, in essence, the same message and guidance which Allah revealed to all His Prophets, like Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, David, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them all). But the message which was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is Islam in its comprehensive, complete and final form
- Islam gives us the answers to why we were created and our purpose in this life
- TRUE RELIGION
- Some religions believe that God become a man. Islam disproves this concept.
Muhammad (peace be upon him)
In 610 CE God (Allah) commissioned the Muhammad son of Abdullah (peace be upon him) to be His last and final Prophet and Messenger to mankind, in the city of Makkah (Mecca) in present day Saudi Arabia.
Every Prophet was sent exclusively to his own people, but Allah sent His Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) to all of mankind as Allaah said (interpretation of the meaning)
"Allah revealed to His messenger the Quran
by which to guide people And We have not sent you (O Muhammad)
except as a giver of glad tidings and a Warner to all mankind, but most
of men know not"
Allah sent the Quran to His Messenger, to guide people and bring them forth from darkness to light by the will of their Lord.
Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"(This is) a Book which We have revealed
unto you (O Muhammad) in order that you might lead mankind out of
darkness (of disbelief and polytheism) into light (of belief in the
Oneness of Allah and Islamic Monotheism) by their Lord's Leave to the
path of the All Mighty, the Owner of all praise"
The Quran is a Message from Allah to the whole of humanity. It was transmitted to us in a chain starting from the Almighty to the Angel Gabriel, The Angel Gabrial then transmitted it 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 Quran began to be revealed to him, and he was 63 when the revelation was completed. the Quran was revealed in Arabic.
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Perfection of the Quran
Since God is perfect. Therefore any book from God must be
perfect. Any religious book that claims it is from the Creator has to
be error free. there cannot be any contradictions in it. A person may
think Oh no what if they find a 'contradiction in my holy book' . This
is not a problem with the Muslims. Allah challenges the whole of
humanity to find even one single contradiction in the Quran.
For 1400 years the enemies of Islam all over the world have
been trying to find a single contradiction in the Quran and
they have not been able to do so. Every time they think they
have the Muslims fooled by taking certain verses out of context or not
giving the true meaning of that verses. The Muslim scholars easily
refute them and make them lower their heads in shame. For their cheap
tricks. God is more powerful than Satan. Any book that is purely from
God will be error free. Any book from other than God will have errors
as no one is more powerful than God nor equal in power. It is not the
aim of Muslims to insult other religions but we will challenge other
religion to bring a book that is error free to us. No other
religion is able to do that. And when we point out the mistakes in
their books, such as the bible they are not able to refute us.
The following articles will explain about the Quran and its authenticity
- Amazing Quran
- What is the Quran?
- The Miraculous Nature of the Quran
- Some Aspects of the Miraculous Nature of the Quran
- The Quran as Comprehensive Legislation
- Translation of Quran in English
Science and Islam
Scientific advancement in the 20th century lead to many Non Muslims leaving their religion on mass scale. Such as what has happened in Britain. which used to be a fundamentalist Christian country, Which waged religious wars all over the world for centuries. The religious wars it fought may not have stopped but the majority population left Christianity.
However, with regards to Islam. Scientific advancement has lead to people becoming Muslim. The Quran which is more than 14 centuries old, contains so many scientific facts that only know we know about. Thus science has helped us understand some of the verses of the Quran and has lead many non Muslims to embrace Islam. Some of which are scientists.
For instance Allah revealed in the Quran more than 1400 years ago a barrier between two seas
"He has set free the two seas meeting
together. There is a barrier between them. They do not
transgress. (Quran, 55:19-20)
The figure shows the Mediterranean sea water as it enters the Atlantic over the Gibraltar sill. It does does not mix with the Atlantic ocean. but rather it has its own salinity and temperature Which are are higher than Atlantic ocean.
Although there are large waves, strong currents, and tides in these seas the two seas do not mix. One would naturally expect these two seas to mix. However it is as if there is an invisible barrier which prevents them from mixing. Something which is truly amazing. Not only that, Allah had revealed this verse to Prophet peace be upon him more than 14 centuries ago. A prophet who lived in the desert and could not read nor right. And these facts have only been discovered in recent times with the help of modern technology such as deep sea diving equipment.
As we know when one goes deep down into the sea. The pressure starts to increase the more deeper we sink into the sea. So much so that without the deep sea diving equipment our rib cage would crush under the pressure and we would die.
There are many more amazing scientific facts that are mentioned in the Quran that we only know of today with the Aid of equipment such as microscopes, deep sea diving kits, the Hubble telescope and so on.
The following Articles will reveal some of the other scientific facts that God tells us about in Quran.
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