Saturday, May 12, 2012

What does Islam teach ? [by Abdul Fatir]

What does Islam teach ? [Abdul Fatir]

[Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim] 

[In the name of Allah , The Most Gracious , The Most merciful ]

What does Islam really teach ?
What attracts 1.5 billion people to it ?

~The simplest answer is Pure and Perfect Monotheism. While most of the religions preach monotheism , most of the monotheistic teaching has been corrupted and changed to Polytheism as Many in One god etc. in every other religion except Islam. Islam has perfect monotheism (Arabic : Tawheed ) which is the base of Islam. Monotheism was preached by every Prophet of God but after the Prophets it was maligned and changed to Polytheism. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the last of the Prophets and Qur'an is the last revelation to mankind.

Simplest and Perfect definition of God in Qur'an :

Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
He neither begets nor is born,
Nor is there to Him any equivalent."
~Surah Ikhlas (112:1-4)
The most important criteria for entering paradise is Monotheism , Allah can forgive any sin if He wills but the sin of Polytheism he will never forgive :

Indeed, Allah does not forgive association (of gods) with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin.
~Surah Nisa' (4:48)

Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly gone far astray.
~Surah Nisa' (4:116)

Further it is also proved by Hadith of The Prophet (pbuh) that Tawheed (Islamic Monotheism) is the most important thing :

Bukhari :: Book 9 :: Volume 93 :: Hadith 469

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

When the Prophet sent Muadh to Yemen, he said to him, "You are going to a nation from the people of the Scripture*, so let the first thing to which you will invite them, be the Tawheed of Allah. If they learn that, tell them that Allah has enjoined on them, five prayers to be offered in one day and one night. And if they pray, tell them that Allah has enjoined on them Zakat of their properties and it is to be taken from the rich among them and given to the poor. And if they agree to that, then take from them Zakat but avoid the best property of the people." 

* People of Scripture - It refers to People of other religion who have scriptures with them specially Jews and Christians but can also refer to others as Hindus etc.

Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
~Surah Baqarah (2:62)

The above verse (though it specifically speaks about the people before The Last Prophet (pbuh)) clearly shows the importance of Tawheed (Monotheism).

Muslims believe in All Prophets sent by God to mankind and we make no distinction among them. Though only 25 messengers are mentioned by name in Qur'an , God says in Qur'an :

You are only a warner, and for every people (generation) is a guide (Prophet).
~Surah Ra'd (13:7)

And We have already sent messengers before you. Among them are those [whose stories] We have related to you, and among them are those [whose stories] We have not related to you. And it was not for any messenger to bring a sign [or verse] except by permission of Allah . So when the command of Allah comes, it will be concluded in truth, and the falsifiers will thereupon lose [all].
~Surah Ghafir (40:78)

And We certainly sent into every nation a messenger, [saying], "Worship Allah and avoid Taghut." And among them were those whom Allah guided, and among them were those upon whom error was [deservedly] decreed. So proceed through the earth and observe how was the end of the deniers.
~Surah Nahl (16:36)

All Prophets preached Islam (meaning : Submission of will to One Allah, Peace) :

He has ordained for you of religion what He enjoined upon Noah and that which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what We enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus - to establish the religion and not be divided therein. Difficult for those who associate others with Allah is that to which you invite them. Allah chooses for Himself whom He wills and guides to Himself whoever turns back [to Him].
~Surah Ash-Shuraa (42:13)

They say, "Be Jews or Christians [so] you will be guided." Say, "Rather, [we follow] the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth, and he was not of the polytheists."
Say, [O believers], "We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him."
~Surah Baqarah (2:135-136)
According to an authentic saying of The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) 124000 messngers were sent on the face of earth. [no. 21257 in Musnad Ibn Hanbal ].


And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents.
~Surah Al-'Ahqaf (46:15)

Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents do good, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the neighbor farther away, the companion at your side, the traveler, and those whom your right hands possess. Indeed, Allah does not like those who are self-deluding and boastful.
~Surah Nisa (4:36)

And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word.
~Surah Isra (17:23)


Bukhari :: Book 8 :: Volume 73 :: Hadith 35

Narrated Safwan bin Salim:
The Prophet said "The one who looks after and works for a widow and for a poor person, is like a warrior fighting for Allah's Cause or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all the night." Narrated Abu Huraira that the Prophet said as above. 

And establish prayer and give zakah (charity)* and bow with those who bow [in worship and obedience].
~Surah Baqarah (2:43)

*Giving Zakah (Charity) to poor is one of the pillars of Islam [giving of 2.5% of one's possessions (surplus wealth) to charity.]

Muslim :: Book 1 : Hadith 72

It is arrested on the authority of Anas b. Malik that the Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him) observed: No one amongst you believes (truly) till one likes for his brother(human being) or for his neighbour that which he loves for himself.


O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.
~Surah Baqarah (2:153)


Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; But turn away from the ignorant.
~Surah Araf (7:199)


O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah , witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.
~Surah Maidah (5:8)


Bukhari :: Book 7 :: Volume 70 :: Hadith 552

Narrated Abu Muisa Al-Ash'ari:
The Prophet said, "Feed the hungry, visit the sick, and set free the captives." 


Bukhari :: Book 8 :: Volume 73 :: Hadith 135

Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger."  


Seeking knowledge is obligaroty on every Muslim male or female.
~Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)- Mishkat

If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, Allah will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge, the inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Prophets, and the Prophets leave neither dinar nor dirham, leaving only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion.
~ Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)- Dawud :: Book 25 : Hadith 3634 


Allah's Apostle* said, 'Be afraid of Allah, and be just to your children.'
~ Bukhari :: Book 3 :: Volume 47 :: Hadith 760 
*Apostle - Messenger


The best of you are those who are best to their wives.
~ Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)


Your smile for your brother is charity.
~ Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

§  JIHAD* 

*Jihad  means to strive and struggle , best type changes from person to person , also includes fighting for just cause

Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The best jihad in the path of Allah is (to speak) a word of justice to an oppressive ruler. 
~Dawud :: Book 37 : Hadith 4330 

Narrated 'Aisha:
(the mother of the faithful believers) I said, "O Allah's Apostle! We consider Jihad as the best deed." The Prophet said, "The best Jihad (for women) is Hajj Mabrur. " 
~Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 26 :: Hadith 595


All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action.
~Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)


For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.
~Surah Baqarah (2:222)

Abu Malik at-Ash'ari reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said:Cleanliness is half of faith.
~Muslim :: Book 2 : Hadith 432


Muslims have a duty to invite non-muslims to the truth and discuss with them in a polite manner.

Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.
~Surah Nahl (16:125)

Verily, those who hide the clear proofs, evidences and the guidance, which We have sent down, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book, they are the ones cursed by Allah and cursed by the cursers.
~Surah Baqarah (2:159)

And say, "Truth has come, and falsehood has departed. Indeed is falsehood, [by nature], ever bound to depart."
~Surah Isra (17:81)


The key to paradise in Salah and the key to Salah is purification.
~Prophet Muhamamd (pbuh)


And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided.
~Surah Ale-Imran (3:103)


And the servants of (Allah) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, "Peace!";
~Surah Furqaan (25:63)

Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.
~Surah Baqarah (2:256)

Prophet said: No Muslim who plants (trees) and from their fruits the human beings or the beasts or birds eat, but that would be taken as an act of charity on the Day of Resurrection.
~Muslim :: Book 10 : Hadith 3767 

Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah's Apostle said, "There is none amongst the Muslims who plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, but is regarded as a charitable gift for him." 
~Bukhari :: Book 3 :: Volume 39 :: Hadith 513

It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessings be upon him) observed: He who believes in Allah and the Last Day does not harm is neighbour, and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day shows hospitality to his guest and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day speaks good or remains silent.
~Muslim :: Book 1 : Hadith 76

And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend.
~Surah Fussilat (41:34)

It (Qur'an) is but a reminder to the worlds.
~Surah Sad (38:87)

And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.
~Surah Anbiya (21:107)

This is just a glimpse of Islam, I invite all to know Islam :


luke 24:36  وَفِيمَا هُمَا يَتَكَلَّمَانِ بِذَلِكَ، وَقَفَ يَسُوعُ نَفْسُهُ فِي وَسَطِهِمْ، وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «سَلاَمٌ لَكُمْ!»  36 ( And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.)
Note : Muslims also say in original Salamalaikum. Arabic and aramaic are sister languages. Hebrew alphabet has no "seen سَ " alphabet and arabic does not have (sheen) alphabet. Salamalaikum in arabic is Shalamalaikum in hebrew. (لَكُمْ means on you) .

John 20:21 فَقالَ لَهُمْ يَسُوعُ ثانِيَةً: «السَّلامُ مَعْكُمْ. كَما أرسَلَنِي الآبُ، فَإنِّي أنا أُرسِلُكُمُ الآنَ.»  21 (Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you ................ )
Salam ma'akum means peace be with you. (مَعْ means with you) 

Jesus was a muslim like all other Prophets of Allah (God All mighty) and we all are muslims by the Infinite graces of Allah Allmighty. We advice the readers  to join us and embrace Islam (Acquiring Peace by submitting your will to One God Allah Allmighty)

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