the universe with all its galaxies, the animal and plant kingdoms
are so very meticulous and well-ordered?
It is because the Creator of
this universe is capable of such perfection and wanted to make them
signs for us to ponder on.
formation & the sequential development of the human embryo into a
normal fetus is an amazing and mind boggling process?
It is because, the Creator
found all that too easy & wanted to show us our nothingness and
human being has been endowed with multitudes of faculties, hand in
hand with weaknesses?
It is because the Creator has
planned to put the human being to a test, through both these - his
faculties as well as weaknesses.
life in this world is mixed with some happiness and a lot of
imperfections and sorrow in the form of physical & mental agony,
natural disasters or crippling diseases?
It is because the Creator
wanted us to think about why we humans have been created at all and
that we strive and grow to our potential in this world and achieve
the fruits of our deeds in the Hereafter.
are so many different religions in today’s world and what is Islam’s
place among them?
It is because man kept
tampering with God’s revealed words, thereby perverting His message
from time to time, producing salient differences in the religion. In
fact, God’s revelation is a single continuation, from the first
Prophet to the last, with the revelation finding its completion and
perfection in the Holy Quran.
human conscience pricks when the individual performs a sin?
It is because the Creator
made the human conscience a foreteller of the life hereafter,
wherein every soul will be put to question for each of its deeds,
words and thoughts and aptly rewarded or punished.
ever thought what could be the greatest sin?
The greatest sin as mentioned
in the last revelation is ‘‘Join not in worship others with Allah.
For joining others in worship with Allah is indeed the highest wrong
doing.’’ (Holy Quran—31:13)
Muslims hold the Holy Quran in great reverence?
It is because the Holy Quran
is the last of God’s revelations, the only one unadulterated,
remaining so forever and providing the unambiguous distinction
between right & wrong.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) so dear to Muslims?
It is because, it was through
this last Prophet of God Almighty, that the Holy Quran was revealed
in stages and Islam was actually put into day to day practice.
is the fastest growing religion in today’s world?
It is mainly because of the
sheer beauty & wisdom in its principles of unity of God, equality of
mankind, morality, accountability for deeds and perfect justice in
the Hereafter. Because of the infallible proof of Divinity of the
this ‘infallible proof’?
It is as follows:
I. ‘The Quran’ itself -
repeatedly claims that it is from God Almighty (Holy Quran-32:2,
II. The concepts of God (Holy
Quran- 112) , Judgment, Fate, Evil etc as explained by Islam are
psychologically irresistible & at the same time most suited to the
III. Islamic moral laws with
regard to the individual, familial, social and political issues of
human life can be seen to be humanitarian, practicable and well
IV. The tablet of the Quran
is unadulterated and will remain so forever. (Holy Quran-15:9)
V. The Quran has numerous
challenges & falsification tests (Holy Quran 62:6, 7) for those who
wish to question its divine origin. One of the most relevant among
those in today’s world is to bring out a single contradiction in it
(Holy Quran 4:82). Using the parameters of our world; its references
& comments on science, history, literature, economics or law or
anything else for that matter can be critically analyzed for this.
(Holy Quran 69:38-43)
For e.g.: How could an
illiterate man like Prophet Mohamed use highly accurate &
scientifically appropriate terminology to describe events like
galactic motion of the sun/moon (Holy Quran 21:33,36:40) or
intermingling of male & female gamates during procreation (Holy
Quran 76:2);1400 years ago.
If we apply the Probability
theory of Mathematics to the 1000 odd scientific facts found in the
Quran ,in order to assess the probability of Mohammed, an illiterate
person, to have got all these facts correct without a single error,
merely by chance, we can realize objectively, that it was near
impossible. Then, were from did he get all this wealth of
information? From, None other than the creator, Himself.
VI. Confirmation of
prophethood of Mohammed (SA) and other prophets before him.
Why then is
Islam, the most criticized of all religions in the world, today?
It is because the enemies of
Islam in the contemporary world, whose hearts are blinded to the
truth and beauty of Islam, see its principles of individual, social,
political and economic discipline as a threat to their material
kingdoms and hence, propagate criticism of Islam; misinterpret the
verses of the Holy Quran, and use the improperly guided Muslim youth
themselves, to serve their vested interests. Thus Islam, whose word
meaning itself is ‘peace’, is presented as a religion of terrorism
essentially is the message of Islam to mankind?
not righteousness that ye turn your faces towards East or West; But
it is righteousness to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the
Angels and the Book ,and the Messengers; To spend of your substance,
out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for
the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransomed of slaves; to
be steadfast in prayer, and give zakath to fulfill the contracts
which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain and
adversity, and through all periods of panic. Such are the people of
truth, the God fearing."
Frankly, Islam is a beautiful
way of life. It speaks to the heart, debates with the intellect.
soul shall taste death. You shall receive your full reward for
everything you have striven for, on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever
is spared from the fire and admitted into paradise will have
attained the objective of this worldly life, for the life of this
world is nothing but an illusory enjoyment.”
(Holy Quran 3:185)
Reflect, before you regret.
Accepting Islam as one’s religion is only the first step towards
achieving salvation; Living by the ‘Quran’ is a mighty struggle in
itself - a struggle to surrender to our Creator, a struggle to
subdue our own base motives. We implore you to use your sense of
good and bad, right and wrong, justice and injustice to analyze,
open heartedly, the information that you have so far been provided,
as it is the duty of those who knew the truth to spread the message
of salvation among others.