1) What is Islam?
Islam is the name of religion, or more precisely, “lifestyle” that God (Allah) has revealed and which was practiced by all the prophets and messengers of God sent to humanity. Even the name stands out unique among other religions, as it is a state of being, it does not refer to a specific individual, such as Christianity, Buddhism or Zoroastrianism, Judaism as a tribe, or a nation like Hinduism . The Arabic root word from which Islam is derived implies peace, safety, salvation, protection, no-fault, security, submission, receipt, delivery, and salvation. Islam specifically means being in a state of submission to God, worship Him alone, and to accept and obey His reverence law. Through this presentation, peace, security and well being healthy implicit in its literal sense is reached. Therefore, a Muslim or Muslimah is a person (man or woman) in a state of submission. Islam a person sins, ignorance and bad action is weakened, and is completely canceled by the association of partners with God or not believe in it.
2) Who are the Muslims?
The Arab ‘Muslim’ word literally means “someone who is in a state of Islam (submission to the will and law of God).” The message of Islam is for everyone, and anyone who accepts this message becomes a Muslim. Some people mistakenly believe that Islam is a religion only for Arabs, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, over 80% of the world’s Muslims are not Arabs! Even though most Arabs are Muslims, there are Arabs who are Christians, Jews and atheists. If you only check out the different peoples living in the Muslim World – from Nigeria to Bosnia and from Morocco to Indonesia – it is easy enough to see that Muslims come from all races, different ethnicities, cultures and nationalities. Islam has always been a universal message for all people. This can be seen in the fact that some of the early companions of the Prophet Muhammad were not only Arabs, but also Persians, Africans and Byzantine Romans. Being a Muslim entails complete acceptance and active obedience to the teachings and revealed laws of God Almighty. A Muslim is a person who freely accepts to base his beliefs, values and faith in God Almighty. In the past, even if you do not see much today, the word “Muslim” was often used as a label for Muslims. This label is a misnomer and is the result of deliberate distortion or sheer ignorance. One reason for the misconception is that Europeans were taught for centuries that Muslims worshiped the Prophet Muhammad in the same way that Christians worship Jesus. This is not entirely true, since it is not considered a Muslim if he loves someone or something outside of God the Almighty.
3) Who is Allah?
Often one hears the Arabic word “Allah” is used in discussions about Islam. The word “Allah” is simply the Arabic word for Almighty God, and this is the same word used by Arabic speaking Jews and Christians. In fact, the word Allah was widely used before the word of God came into existence, since English is a relatively new language. If I had to find an Arabic translation of the Bible, you can see the word “Allah” is used when the word “God” is used in English. For instance, Arabic speaking Christians say that Jesus is according to their canon belief, the Son of God. In addition, the Arabic word for Almighty God, “Allah” is very similar to the word for God in other Semitic languages. For example, the Hebrew word for God is “Elah”. For various reasons, some non-Muslims mistakenly believe that Muslims worship a different God the God of Moses and Abraham and Jesus. This is certainly not the case, since the Pure Monotheism of Islam calls all people to worship the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and other prophets, peace be upon them.
4) Who is Muhammad?
The last and final prophet sent by God to humanity was the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of God be upon him. At the age of forty, he received the revelation of God. Then spent the rest of his life explaining, and living the teachings of Islam, the religion that God revealed to him. The Prophet Muhammad is the greatest of all prophets for many reasons, but mostly because he was chosen by God to be the last prophet – whose mission is to guide humanity would continue until the last day – and because it was sent as a mercy to all humanity. The result of his mission has brought more people into the pure belief in God than any other prophet. Since the beginning of time, God sent prophets to the earth, each with its own specific nation. The Prophet Muhammad, however, was sent as the final Messenger to all mankind.
Even though other religious communities claimed to believe in One God, over time, the corrupt ideas entered into their beliefs and practices leading them away from the pure sincere monotheism of the prophets.
Some took their prophets and saints as intercessors with Almighty God. Some even think that their prophets were the manifestations of God, or “God Incarnate” or the “Son of God”. All of these misconceptions lead to the worship of created beings instead of the Creator, and contributed to the idolatrous practice of believing that Almighty God can be approached through intermediaries. To guard against these falsehoods, the Prophet Muhammad always emphasized that he was only a human being, with the mission of preaching and obeying God’s word. . He taught Muslims to refer to him as “the Messenger of God and His Slave”
Through his life and teachings, God made Muhammad the perfect example for all people – he was the exemplary prophet, statesman, military leader, ruler, teacher, neighbor, husband, father and friend. Unlike other prophets and messengers, the Prophet Muhammad lived in the full light of history, and all his words and actions were recorded carefully collected and Muslims do not need to have a simple “faith” that exists, or that his teachings are preserved -. know for a fact that God took upon Himself to protect the message. . revealed to Muhammad from distortion or from being forgotten or lost This was necessary because God has promised that Muhammad was the last messenger of mankind all God’s messengers preached the message of Islam -. ie submission to the law of God and the worship of God alone – but Muhammad is the last prophet of Islam, who brought the final and complete message that you should never change until the last day.
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