Thursday, December 1, 2011

Merits of Islam in the Area of Creed

Merits of Islam in the Area of Creed

1- Islam has given thorough details of the concept of Allah "God", unlike other beliefs, which make God a tribal god or a one of three gods, it also gives thorough, and clear details of the obligations towards Him, towards self and towards fellow beings.
112: 1. Say (O Muhammad): He is Allâh, (the) One.2. Allâh-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."
29: 22. He is Allâh, than Whom there is Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen (open). He is the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. 23. He is Allâh than Whom there is Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allâh! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. 24. He is Allâh, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names . All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

2- Islam clearly defines the goals of our existence and duties.
51:56. And I (Allâh) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone).
2: 21. O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allâh),Who created you and those who were before you so that you may become Al-Muttaqûn (the pious).

3- Islam clearly defines the results of failure in doing our duties so that we are aware of the consequences of our actions.
4: 14. And whosoever disobeys Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad), and transgresses His limits, He will cast him into the Fire, to abide therein; and he shall have a disgraceful torment.

4- Islam is the only religion on earth through which the Creator is worshipped according to His direct instructions found in His Final Book; the Holy Qoran, unlike others who worship Him based on various human interpretations found in so-called holy books.
15: 9. Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur'ân) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption) .

5- Islam is the only religion of Allah, which He ordained on humans since the creation of Adam until the Day of Judgment. Naturally, having One God requires one religion only. It makes no sense to believe in One God, and at the same time believe in a multiplicity of religions.
3: 19. Truly, the religion with Allâh is Islâm. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh, then surely, Allâh is Swift in calling to account.
16:36. And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): "Worship Allâh (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Tâghût (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Tâghût besides Allâh). Then of them were some whom Allâh guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth).
3:85.And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.

6- Islam's simplicity and clarity enables all various intellect levels of people to understand it, and subsequently embrace it without any hesitation or uncertainty.
2: 285. The Messenger (Muhammad) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allâh, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. They say,We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers" - and they say, "We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all)."
6:151. Say (O Muhammad): Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty - We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near to Al-Fawâhish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, and kill not anyone whom Allâh has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islâmic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand. 152. And come not near to the orphan's property, except to improve it, until he (or she) attains the age of full strength; and give full measure and full weight with justice. We burden not any person, but that which he can bear.And whenever you give your word (i.e. judge between men or give evidence, etc.), say the truth even if a near relative is concerned, and fulfill the Covenant of Allâh, This He commands you, that you may remember.
17: 32. And come not near to the unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is a Fâhishah [i.e. anything that transgresses its limits (a great sin)], and an evil way (that leads one to Hell unless Allâh forgives him).
The evidence from the Prophet's tradition is: Narrated 'Ubada bin As-Samit: I, along with a group of people, gave the pledge of allegiance to Allah's Apostle. He said, "I take your Pledge on the condition that you (1) will not join partners in worship with Allah, (2) will not steal, (3) will not commit illegal sexual intercourse, (4) will not kill your offspring, (5) will not slander, (6) and will not disobey me when I order you to do good. Whoever among you will abide by his pledge, his reward will be with Allah, and whoever commits any of those sins and receives the punishment in this world, that punishment will be an expiation for his sins and purification; but if Allah screens him, then it will be up to Allah to punish him if He will or excuse Him, if He will."

7- Islam requires belief in all the prophets of God and the former original revealed Books.
4: 136. O you who believe! Believe in Allâh, and His Messenger (Muhammad), and the Book (the Qur'ân) which He has sent down to His Messenger, and the Scripture which He sent down to those before (him), and whosoever disbelieves in Allâh, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, and the Last Day, then indeed he has strayed far away.

8- The Prophet of Islam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), is the only prophet whose followers took great authenticity care of even the smallest details of his biography, and recorded them in well-known sources which are considered to be the second source of Islamic legislation.

9- While the missions of the previous prophets of God were addressed to specific nations at specific times, Islam is directed to all human beings until the Last Hour.
34: 28. 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.

10- Islam acquits the prophets of the horrible misdeeds, which the Bible accuses them of committing.
38: 47. And they are with Us, verily, of the chosen and the best!

11- Islam ordains five prayers throughout the day and night, so the Muslim is in touch with his Creator at all times.
11:114. And perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night [i.e. the five compulsory Salât (prayers)]. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds (i.e. small sins). That is a reminder (an advice) for the mindful (those who accept advice).

12- Ways of gaining rewards are innumerable in Islam. A Muslim is rewarded for whatever he does to draw himself closer to Allah.
99:7. So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Charity is obligatory everyday on every joint of a human being. If one helps a person in matters concerning his riding animal by helping him to ride it or by lifting his luggage on to it, all this will be regarded charity. A good word, and every step one takes to offer the compulsory Congregational prayer, is regarded as charity; and guiding somebody on the road is regarded as charity."

13- Islam encourages people to repent by leaving the door open to them to return to the Creator at any time, who assuredly will forgive all their previous sins.
39: 53.Say: "O 'Ibâdî (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allâh, verily Allâh forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
25: 70. Except those who repent and believe (in Islâmic Monotheism), and do righteous deeds, for those, Allâh will change their sins into good deeds, and Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

14- Islam imposes Jihad on Muslims when oppressed, so that there will be no worshipping of any associates with Allah.
8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allâh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allâh Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allâh), then certainly, Allâh is All-Seer of what they do.
22: 40. Those who have been expelled from their homes unjustly only because they said: "Our Lord is Allâh." For had it not been that Allâh checks one set of people by means of another, monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, wherein the Name of Allâh is mentioned much would surely have been pulled down. Verily, Allâh will help those who help His (Cause). Truly, Allâh is All-Strong, All-Mighty.
This demonstrates the wisdom of jihad; it is meant to establish the religion of Allah; monotheism/Islam, or preventing the infidels from harming the believers, and paving the way to worship Allah and apply His laws.

15- Islam prohibits adding or omitting anything to or from the Islamic teachings to preserve and maintain it as exactly as when is was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours [i.e., Islam] that is not a part of it will have it rejected.”



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