The only option for man is to choose between two slaveries: slavery of his Creator, or slavery of all else. The prevalent Western thought today is essentially atheistic in nature, for it traces its origins to a reaction against the Church authority in medieval Europe, which subsequently became a reaction against religion in general. The.. More
The basis of any religion is faith. Faith is not merely conviction of the truth of a given principle, but it is essentially the acceptance of a principle as a basis for action. Without faith, a man is like a car without a steering wheel, drifting aimlessly upon a sea of doubt and confusion.
What is faith in Islam? It is belief in the Unity of God.. More
Allah, the All Wise, All Knowing, All Merciful and Just, created this Universe in order to test and examine His obedient slaves and reward them, and to punish the disobedient. He Says (what means): "We did not create the heavens and the earth and that between them in play. We did not create them except in truth, but most of them do not know.".. More
According to the Quran, Allah (God) has created the universe with a certain purpose, and all its parts are strictly under His control, carrying out His divine scheme without the slightest deviation.
Similarly, man too has been created with a certain purpose. Yet man, is completely free to do what he wants, and act upon his own decisions. However,.. More
The Church Puts Its Foot Down
The matter was far from settled, despite Constantine’s high hopes. Arius and the new bishop of Alexandria, a man named Athanasius, began arguing over the matter even as the Nicene Creed was being signed; "Arianism" became a catchword from that time onward for anyone who did not hold to the Doctrine of.. More
The three monotheistic religions -- Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- all profess to share one fundamental concept: belief in Allah as the Supreme Being, the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. Known as Tawheed (monotheism) in Islam, this concept of the Oneness of God was stressed by Moosaa (Moses), may Allah exalt his mention, in a Biblical passage.. More
With this part, we come to the conclusion of this issue, during which we will highlight the consequences of being heedless of worship and the fruits gained by being heedful of it.
The consequence of abandoning worship: One should fear Allah and beware of all things that invalidate worship or remove its reward. Among these are associating partners.. More
Worship covers all aspects of life: Worshipping Allah does indeed necessitate using all one’s limbs in the obedience of Allah and carrying out His orders. One can worship Allah by preventing his eyes from gazing at unlawful things and using them to look at what Allah loves, like a copy of the Quran, books of knowledge etc. He can also worship.. More
In the second part of this topic the word Muhsin (a doer of good) was mentioned in one of the quoted verses of the Quran which is derived from Al-Ihsaan which is the performance of good; but what then is Al-Ihsaan (good deed) that attracts such a high position before Allah and makes the slave deserving of such a great description?
The answer was provided.. More
A Muslim should go on in life remembering the purpose of his creation and the objective for which he exists in this life. Allah clarifies to us this objective saying (what means): “And I created not the jinn and humans except that they should worship Me (alone).” [Quran 51:56].
This verse plainly explains the purpose of our creation; that.. More
There are six pillars of Faith in Islam: 1. Belief in Allah (God), 2. Belief in His Angels, 3. Belief in His Books, 4. Belief in His Messengers, 5. Belief in the Last Day, and: 6. Belief in the Divine...More