Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Islam is our choice - Ser 267
CHE DAN BIN AHMAD,
E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISLAM IS OUR CHOICE
Islam is the religion of Allah. Its followers are called Muslims. Islam teaches all Muslims good relation between man and Allah, and between man and man. The man who was sent by Allah to convey His teachings and orders is called Prophet or Messenger. Allah has sent messengers to every community. Some of them are mentioned and some are not mentioned in the Qur’an.
وَرَسُلًا قَدْ قَصَصْنَا هُمْ عَلَيْكَ مِنْ قَبْلُ وَرَسُلًا
لـَمْ نَقُصُصْهُمْ عَلـَيْكَ.
“And messengers we have mentioned unto thee before and messengers we have not mentioned unto thee”
Some of those mentioned are Prophet Moses a.s. whose teachings are written in Taurat. Prophet Daud a.s. whose teachings are written in Zabur. Prophet Isa a.s. whose teachings are written in Injil. And Prophet Mohammad s.a.w. whose teachings are written in Qur’an. The teachings of every Prophet are relevant to the development and condition of their communities.
The Previous Prophets were sent to specific community, but Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him) the last Prophet, sent by Allah to all communities all over the world, therefore, he is the messenger to the entire humanity. In this regard Allah says:
وَمَا اَرْسَلـْنَكَ اِلاَّرَحْمَةً لـِلْعَا لـَمِيْنَ.
“We sent thee and not save as a mercy for the centuries”
Unlike the other religions, Islam is easy and simple comprehensible and acceptable to human ratio. And it is also easy to be observed by all strata of humanity: by the rich or the poor, by the educated or the non-educated.
Islam is rational religion. Islam is religio-ideology. Islam is a system of life. Islam is a force of life. Islam is dynamic culture. Islam is a universal way of life. Islam is a source of peace and salvation. Islam is suitable with development and modernity. Islam is covering all aspects of human life.
You may choose any way but Islam is the best one!. You may choose any ideology in the world but Islam is the most comprehensive one. You even may adhere another religion but Islam is the true one. In this regard Allah says:
اِنَّ الـدِّيْنَ عـِنْدَ اللهِ الْإِ سْلاَمُ.
“Lo! Religion with Allah is Islam”
Islam means surrender to the will of Allah and to His guidance. Islam, therefore is considered as a religion of peace. Allah Himself is called ‘As-Salam” and the place of pious people after death is ‘Darus-Salam’, namely peaceful place. And Muslims greet each other with ‘Assala mu alikum’ (peace be on you).
I think it’s completely enough for me up to this point. The wrong written in this notes is caused by limitation of my ability and the right one is from Allah.
At last I say you…Wassala mu alaikum…….”