The present state of humanity should compel every thinking individual to question the direction in which the world is moving.
It is a world of plenitude and scarcity, of obscene extravagance juxtaposed with abject poverty, of human and environmental exploitation, and of the individual’s search for inner peace. Religion plays an important role in filling this void, although too many people overlook the power of faith.
God revealed the religion of Islam to humankind through His final prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon him (pbuh), in the 6th century. As Islam began to spread, it broke the forces of darkness which had blanketed the Arabian peninsula and resulted in a period of enlightenment which spread from the borders of China all the way to present-day Spain and Portugal.
Islam means submission to the will of God. When our individual and collective lives are in harmony with nature and with the Will of the One who is the Creator of the Universe, peace is not only achievable, it is inevitable.
The message of Islam was conveyed by all Prophets: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammed, peace and blessings be on all of them, to name a few. Far from being an exotic religion of the Orient, Islam is a way of life, for over a billion people, in practically every country of this world. From San Francisco and New York, to the far corners of Australia, from the deserts of Arabia and Africa, to the icy landscapes of Alaska, Islam is a vibrant reality, the diversity of whose adherents is as striking as the unity of their conviction in the Glorious Quran as being the last and final revelation from God.
This section strives to take an in-depth look at the similarities and differences between Islam and other religions.