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What is Islam?

Open BookThe most complete way of life is found in the religion of Islam. The  word Islam means, “surrender” to the will of God (Allah in Arabic). Since there is only one God and mankind is one  species, the religion that God has ordained for human beings is one. So why the  different religions?
God in His  mercy had sent messengers to convey His message, to different peoples, in  different times. Each prophet came with guidance and miracles that were  relevant for his time, and for his people, but the message was the same: That  there is only one God, and worship is for him alone. This "Islam" was  the religion brought by all the prophets of God. Islam was the religion of  Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them all). God has in His  Grace, addressed this issue to man in His final revelation, the Noble Quran.

“Seek  they other then the religion of God, when unto Him submits whosoever is in  the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and unto Him they will be  returned.
Say:  We believe in God and that which is revealed unto us and that which was  revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and his sons, and that  which was given to Moses and Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no  distinction between them, and unto Him we have surrendered.”
(Quran 3:83-84)

“And for every  nation there is a messenger.”
(Quran 10:48)

“And we sent  Noah unto his people (and he said): O my people! Serve God. You have no other  god save Him. Will you not ward off evil?”
(Quran 23:23)

Miracles, MosqueMan was to follow each  prophet when he came, till the advent of another prophet Thus the latter  prophet was followed since there was new guidance relevant to that latter time.  Miracles were also for that time and for those people. They cannot be  re-demonstrated now. All this is evident for example, when Jesus (pbuh) said to  the Children of Israel:

“And I have  come confirming that which was before me of the Torah and to make lawful some  of that which was forbidden unto you. I come to you with a clear sign from your  Lord, so keep your duty to God and obey me.”
(Quran 3:50)

QuranSince these messengers were  sent only for their people and their time, mankind has since tampered with  those previous revelations (Torah, Gospel etc), and the message of those  respective prophets has been perverted, leaving behind much confusion and  hearsay:

“And lo! There is a party of  them who distort the Scripture with their tongues, that you may think what they  say is from the Scripture when it is not. And they say: It is from God, when  it is not from God; and they speak a lie concerning God knowingly.”
(Quran  3:78)

EarthConsequently, God has sent the prophet  Muhammad (pbuh) as His last messenger to mankind. This implies that he must  come with a complete and clear guidance,and a clear proof, for all  humanity and all times till the Last Day. Otherwise the message is void. Also,  the message must be confirming the previous messengers of before. The  revelation, guidance, and miracle he received is the Quran.

“O people of the Scripture! Now has our  messenger come unto you to make things plain after an interval (of cessation)  of the messengers, lest you should say: There came not unto us a messenger of  cheer nor any warner.”
(Quran  5:19)

Prophets after prophets came to reclaim lost humanity. Prophet Muhammad  (pbuh) came with the seal that perfected Islam. The message contains the  teachings of all the previous messengers, and in addition it contains what will  be necessary until Judgement. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has been sent for all mankind. Thus there will be no other messenger after him.

“Nothing is said  to thee (Muhammad) save what was said unto the messengers before thee.”
(Quran 41:43)

“Say (O  Muhammad): O mankind! Lo! I am a messenger of God to you all- (the messenger  of) Him unto whom belongs the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. There  is no God save Him.”
(Quran 7:158)

“He is the  messenger of God and the Seal of the Prophets. And God is Aware of all  things.”
(Quran 33:40)

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