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What is Islam?

Meaning of Islam

Islam is an Arabic word meaning submission, it means that you totally submit to God, and worship Him only with no other partner.

Here also I must explain what does worship means? It doesn’t mean that you only pray, its meaning is much much wider, to worship God is that you look at Him as your master, no other master controlling you, so He is the ONLY one whom you are loyal to, He is the ONLY One whom you rely on, He is the ONLY One whom you fear, He is the ONLY One who judges you and puts rules for you, why? Because He is our Creator, He is the Creator of the Universe and Creator of everything, He is the Mighty, the Compassionate, the Merciful,the Omnipotent, the Omniscent. He is the One who created the Universe.

21. O ye men! Worship your Lord WHO created you and those before you, that you may guard against evil. (Holy Quran 2:21)

What is Islam?

Prophets of Islam

How did we know that? God sent prophets to us to teach us the right doctrine and to tell us the laws He gave for us to go along with in our life, and we shall be accounted on this in the Hereafter.

Don’t think that the beginning of Islam was only since Muhammad (Peace be upon him), no that’s wrong, Islam began from the beginning of creation, God created Adam (Peace be upon him) and Adam was a Muslim, because he really worshipped God only, and began to have a family, all the family were Muslims, and the life went on, then people began to deviate from this meaning and forgot God, began to worship idols, God sent the prophets: Noah, Hud, Saleh, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Jesus, Muhammad and many other prophets (Peace be upon them all), the mission of all these prophets was to restore people back to the right way of God. Prophets may have different laws according to the time and place conditions, but at the end they have one belief.

25. And WE sent no Messenger before thee but WE revealed to him: `There is no god but I; so worship ME alone.’ (Holy Quran 21:25)

But at the end all these prophets are not gods, they don’t have any divine nature, because Allah is the ONLY God, so when Jews put very wrong concepts of God that made Him like a child they are deviating from concept of worshipping God, because they are insulting Him, and when Christians say that Jesus is God or God’s son, or that God is one in Trinity, they are really deviating from the concept. We in Islam refuse all these forms, if someone said that Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is our God, he is immediately a disbeliever, Allah is the ONLY God.

79. It does not befit a truthful man that ALLAH should give him the Book and Wisdom and Prophethood, and then he should say to men, `Be my worshippers instead of ALLAH; but he would say, `Be solely devoted to the Lord because you teach the book and because you study it.
80. Nor does it befit that he should bid you to take angels and Prophets for lords. What! Would he enjoin you to disbelieve after you have submitted to God.
(Holy Quran 3:79)

This is generally What we Muslims believe in.

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