Contentment in Islam

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First Sermon

Indeed, All praises are to Allah. O Allah, we praise You, beseech You for help and forgiveness and we turn to You for guidance. Whomever Allah guides to the straight path will never go astray, and he who has gone astray, no one can guide. We bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, the only God Who has no associate. We also bear witness that our master Muhammad is the servant and Messenger of Allah, the noblest of all mankind, the seal of the Prophets and Messengers. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet, his honorable family, his righteous companions and those who follow them in righteousness until the Day of Judgment.

Why I am Proud to be Muslim

[By: Yasin Syed. Click here to visit the source of this post. Allah bless the owner/s of this article. Amin.]

“The true religion with Allah is Islam." (Qur’an, 3:19).

"And whoever desires another religion than Islam, it shall not be accepted of him.” (Qur’an, 3:85)

Islam is a true religion. It is the religion of Allah the Almighty and his beloved Messenger, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. Islam is one of the major religions of the world, with Muslims making 20% of the total population of the world. It is also one of the fastest growing religions in the world. These are some of the several reasons for which I am proud to be a Muslim.

Islam: A Complete Code of Life

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Islam is an all-embracing way of life. It extends over the entire spectrum of life, showing us how to conduct all human activities in a sound and wholesome manner. It does not allow a hierarchy of priests or intermediaries between Allaah and human beings, no farfetched abstractions and no complicated rites and rituals.

Everybody can readily understand the Quran and follow in the footsteps of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), to the best of his or her ability, assured by Allaah that He will accept the deeds that each soul has the ability to offer (what means): "On no soul does Allaah place a burden greater than it can bear." [Quran 2:286]

Islam Stands the Test of History

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Muslims claims that Islam is the eternal religion. Any claim of this kind invites people to judge its validity on historical grounds. If latter day history testifies to its claim, it stands endorsed, otherwise it must be rejected. Marxism in the 20th century CE is a clear-cut example of historical rejection. According to his concept of historical determinism, Karl Marx held that modern industrial Capitalism bore within it the seeds of its own destruction. He further observed that according to its own inherent laws, its antithesis would emerge which would destroy it whereupon a new synthesis would come into being. But, quite contrary to his prediction, industrial Capitalism has not only survived, but is making great progress. Historical events have thus buried Marxist theory. Then there is the case of Adolph Hitler who made grandiose claims that Germans were the “master race” and were destined to rule over all of Europe. The rout of Hitler and his Nazi party at the end of World War II put paid to all such theorizing.

Islam Teaches Righteousness and Forbids Evil Deeds

[By: Dr. Norlain Dindang Mababaya. Click here to visit the source of this post. Allah bless the owner/s of this article. Amin.]

Islâm is the only divine revealed religion from Allâh, the One and Only True God of all mankind.  It is no less than Allâh Who says that it is the Right Religion but most people do not know it (Qur’ân, 12:40 and 30:30).  Islâm as the right religion, enjoins nothing but righteousness.  Likewise, it prohibits wrong and evil deeds.  Unfortunately most people do not know the virtuous Islâmic teachings.  To guide all mankind with the right religion and complete way of life, Allâh our Creator and Sustainer has commanded Muslims to enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong:

"Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good (i.e., Islâm), enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: they are the ones to attain felicity.” (3:104) 

Preservation of Texts in Islam

Equality in Islam

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One basic element in the value system of Islam is the principle of equality or equity. This value of equality is not to be mistaken for or confused with identicalness or stereotype. Islam teaches that in the sight of Allaah Almighty, all people are equal, but they are not necessarily identical. There are differences of abilities, potentials, ambitions, wealth and so on.

The limitations in these examples are natural. The social limitations are those imposed by society as a result of experience and practice; in the final analysis, they are intellectual attitudes related to the previously mentioned traits. There is, for instance, the established difference between the ignorant and the learned. No one would assign major responsibilities that are crucial to the community to an ignorant person.