witness that there is no deity (none truly to be worshipped) but,
Allah, and I bear witness that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah
Asslamualikum Dear Brothers and Sisters in
You are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma'rûf (i.e.
Islamic Monotheism and all that Islaam has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that
Islam has forbidden), and you believe in Allâh…….
(Quran 3: 110).
Thus Islam Produces the most civilized society when that society accepts Islam and lives by the
Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allâh, and in His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him)] including all obligations ordered by Islâm] and do righteous good deeds, they are the best of creatures. (Quran 98:7 )
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the model of Human perfection. He was the
ultimate leader, ultimate commander, ideal husband. best father, best friend. He was the walking Quran. And those who followed him are
honored in this world and the next. AbuBakr, Umar. Uthman, Ali, Khadija, Aisha, Fatima, Khalid bin Walid and the list goes on. More than 1400 years have past and still billions of Muslims love and admire both the Prophet (peace be upon him) and His Companions (male and female, young and old) and will do till the end of this world. Islam raised their status so high because they took the Quran as their
constitution and The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as their teacher and leader. Allah
praised them and gave them victory after victory
against their enemies.
Allah says about Sahabah:
"And the first to embrace Islam of the Muhajiroon (the Emigrants from Makkah) and the Ansar (the citizens of Al-Madeenah who helped the Muhajiroon) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allah is well-pleased with them as they are well pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success." [9:100]
Road to Islam and Muslim Unity
The link between Muslims of different tribes, nations, colors, languages is Islam. Therefore unity is not achieved by compromising Islam but by every one sticking to Islam. The Islam as taught to the Sahabah by the Prophet (peace be upon him).
When people start to compromise Islam. Then this strong link of Brother hood and unity starts to become compromised and becomes weaker and weaker as one compromises more and more. Then racism, nationalism and hate begins
And our enemies triumph over us because of our disobedience.
Therefore a Muslim is one who says
"We Hear and Obey"
He or she does not pick and choose which parts of Islam to believe in or which parts of Islam to follow. HE/She
believes in all and tries to follow all parts of Islam.
Therefore we should
- 1. First Know what are the conditions of Shahadah (kalima) and what invalidates the
Shahadah Unfortunately many Muslims do not know what the conditions of
shahadah are and what invalidates the shahadah.
- 2. Have proper understanding of Tawheed. Correct understanding of Tawheed
and Aqeeda can help a person from being mislead by deviate people and thus
help prevent him from going outside the fold of Islam.
- 3. Know what shirk is and its different forms so we can avoid it. Shirk is
the ultimate sin and only sin that Allah will not forgive. It is easy to
fall into to. Unfortunately many Muslims are committing shirk without even
- 4. Al-Wala'u wa Al-Bara'
The legal meaning of Al-Wala' (love, support, help, follow, etc.) is to
totally agree with the sayings, deeds and beliefs which please Allah and the
persons whom He likes. Al-Bara' (despise, desert, keep innocent of,
etc.) is the complete opposite of Al-Wala' and it is to disagree with
everything that Allah hates and condemns.
Al-Barra' bin A'aazeb (r.a.a.) narrates that the Prophet (s.a.w.) said:
"The strongest bond of Iman is the love for Allah's sake and the
hatred for Allah's sake" (Reported by Imam Ahmad).
Ibn Abbas reports that the Prophet said, "The strongest bond of
faith is loyalty for the sake of Allah and opposition for His sake, love for
the sake of Allah and enmity for His sake." (3)
- 5. What is Sunnah and Bidda
- Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam
said, "I have left behind me two things: as long as you cling to
them you will never go astray. They are the Book of Allaah and my
Sunnah (life example)." [al-Haakim] And he also said, "...and
you will live to see great differing, so cling to my Sunnah and the Sunnah
of the rightly-guided Khalifas after me, even if it be with your molar
Rasulallaah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa
sallam said, "I warn you of the newly invented-matters (in the
religion), and every newly-invented matter is an innovation, and every
innovation is misguidance, and every misguidance is in Hellfire."
Attributes of a Muslim
When we possess knowledge, we know that the trials in life can be passed,
since Allah does not place a greater burden on us than we can bear. With
knowledge, we know that these trails, once passed, will bear fruits in the form
of pleasing our Creator, rising in ranks towards Him, cleansing us of our sins,
and strengthening our Iman further...
time prayers (salah in Arabic or namaz in Urdu/Turkish ) become
obligatory from the moment a person embraces Islam.
(the prayer) is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours."
Abu Huraira narrated that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon
"Just see, can anything of his filthiness remain on the
body of anyone of you if there were a river at his door in which
he washed himself five times daily?" They said,
"Nothing of his filthiness will remain (on his body)."
He said, "That is like the five prayers by which Allah
obliterates sins." (Bukhari, Muslim)
This is an extremely important tenet of
Islam and has been enjoined with great emphasis both in the Quran and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
According to one of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
sayings, it is the borderline between a Muslim and a non-believer.
So no one who says that they are Muslim should avoid prayer at its
time. Whether you are at work or travelling you should not miss
your prayers. Even those in combat (jihad) never miss their
prayers. So how can any one make excuses?
|Islam and other
- We believe in Jesus
- Virgin Mary
- Miraculous Birth of Jesus
- Jesus, Son of Mary
- The Mission of Jesus
- Jesus Was Raised Up to Heaven
- The Criteria for Truth
- Why is it important to study the concept of the Original Sin in Christianity?
- How can God be crucified to save humanity?
- What is the real nature of Christ (PBUH)?
- What is the fate of Adam's (PBUH) progeny?
- Who gave Satan the Authority?
- Should Satan be punished?
- Was Satan given permission to deceive?
- Could not God stop Satan?
- Did God allow crucifixion of Jesus?
- How does Islam view man?