What is Islam?

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The word Islam means voluntary “Submission” or “Surrender” to the Will of God. It derives from the root word “salam,” meaning peace.

In the Quran, God defines that the only purpose for which He created mankind is to Worship Him. Islam recognizes that humankind has free choice in whether to obey or disobey God, but ultimately we will be held accountable to God in the next life for the choices that we make in this life. (Read more: Concept of God in Islam)

Islamic position on Prophets

God sent Prophets to teach mankind how to worship Him; starting with Adam, including Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and the last of the messengers, Muhammad (peace be upon them all). The Islamic position is that all of these prophets came with the same message, that there is no deity worthy of worship except the One True God, known in Arabic as Allah.

Islam places great importance in the belief that the soul gives life to a human body. Likewise, in its absence, the human body dies and disintegrates. However, the soul is eternal and will be reunited with the body on the Day of Resurrection, when God will raise everyone to answer for their deeds on earth. Islam encourages the individual to focus on keeping the soul healthy, through the remembrance, obedience and worship of God. There should be a correct balance in strengthening the soul and not over-indulging with the pleasures of the body.

Islam: A way of life

Islam is a natural way of life that encourages one to give due attention to their relationship with God and His creation. Islam teaches that it is through the doing of good deeds and seeking the pleasure of God that souls find true happiness and peace. It is in this context that the word Islam derives from the root word “salam,” or peace.

 

 

 

103 Comments

  1. john says:

    This has been a much needed effort. There’s a lot of misinformation out there and you guys have done a good job putting this site together.

  2. Charles Nash says:

    Thanks for this. Very informative and I have had lots of questions. Good job on the site.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Great work on putting this website together to inform the many misinformed people who automatically associate Islam with negative things. There is so much hatred based on ignorance, and I really hope that this website will be visited by those people who harbor the most ignorance and hatred.

    Thank you for sharing your beliefs and beautiful religion with the world! And kudos to CNN for covering this effort…it is what drew me to the website!

  4. Trixie says:

    This site is a very nice site. It helps people UNDERSTAND what Islam is. I’d love to visit this site over and over and over again.
    This is simply a PERFECT site.
    =)

  5. Taminika Martin says:

    I’ve come to this website thanks to some literature I received at the Philadelphia Stand Down in Levittown, PA. The literature is very educating and the website has so many answeres to questions I’ve had for quite sometime. Thank you for your knowledge, patience and understanding of/with the world.

  6. SAID ADDA says:

    Great job guys!

  7. may Allah bless and guide you always. InshaAllah Ameen

  8. Mariam says:

    I love this site, a starting point, to open ones mind
    to know better about our creator and the main purpose why people
    are created. May of us forget about our souls. In sha Allah,He give
    me more wisdom to understand deeply about islam.

  9. Lydia De Leon says:

    Great educational site!

  10. Katt Austin says:

    This site is so informative. I urge all non-Muslims to use it to educate themselves and others.

  11. asalamu caleykum all of you iam so happy to join u today because I like you so so much thaks alot.

  12. Omid Mohammadi says:

    This is so prefect and educative site.
    I proud on my religian as a Muslim

  13. The word Islam means voluntary “Submission” or “Surrender” to the Will of God. It derives from the root word “salam,” meaning peace.

    In the Quran, God defines that the only purpose for which He created mankind is to Worship Him. Islam recognizes that humankind has free choice in whether to obey or disobey God, but ultimately we will be held accountable to God in the next life for the choices that we make in this life.

    God sent Prophets to teach mankind how to worship Him; starting with Adam, including Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and the last of the messengers, Muhammad (peace be upon them all). The Islamic position is that all of these prophets came with the same message, that there is no deity worthy of worship except the One True God, known in Arabic as Allah.

    Islam recognizes the close relationship between the body and soul. Whereas the body originates from the earth and has a defined period of life on this earth, the soul originates from God and does not die. Islam encourages the individual to focus on keeping the soul healthy, through the remembrance, obedience and worship of God. There should be a correct balance in strengthening the soul and not over-indulging with the pleasures of the body.
    Islam is a natural way of life that encourages one to give due attention to their relationship with God and His creation. Islam teaches that it is through the doing of good deeds and seeking the pleasure of God that souls find true happiness and peace. It is in this context that the word Islam derives from the root word “salam,” or peace.

  14. It is a true complete way of human life ISLAM

  15. Wow this is a way well done job by informing the nation that islam is a peacel religion. Am happy am a muslim.

  16. Islam is the only way of life.

  17. Yosra Zeyri says:

    Islam is both a religion and a complete way of life!

  18. Is there any way to ask question thru email or thru any oth r way about Islam

  19. Fahad Shahid says:

    ISLAM is a complete code of life

  20. Fahad Shahid says:

    I just wanted to tell every one that the word Taliban means knowledge seeker . but the terrorist use this name just to creat the hateret for the Muslims in the world . I swear to God (ALLAH) that they are not Muslims

  21. Afra Afra says:

    I wish that every one would believe in Islam easily !

  22. Hatun Fayez says:

    Sure, I'd be happy to answer all your Q's

  23. Kim Gemini VanBuren says:

    As a non-Muslim who's had many questions, I think this site is absolutely wonderful and informative. Its answered questions i have about myself and my own beliefs.

  24. Shila Nurani says:

    Asalamwalkum to everyone I have one question does A true love is alowed in Islam

  25. Princess Zeenat says:

    If A muslim eat non ..muslim food is it haram for I slam

  26. Shila Nurani says:

    Hatun Fayez Asalamwalkumj plzzzz answer my question does in islam a true love is allowed& 2 nd question does Islam allowed us to eat non muslim food is it not haram

  27. Hatun Fayez says:

    Shila Nurani All feelings are absolutely allowed. What's not allowed is when you talk, meet or have any relationship with that foreign one who you love, unless you two are engaged. Generally, you can have a conversation with foreign men since you're wearing your modest hijab. That's only in case of necessity or in formal situation (work, education, health,..etc.)…… Islam allows you to eat whatever you wish ( in any place and from any nationality ) since the food are not haram.

  28. Hatun Fayez says:

    You can eat non-Muslims food since it's halal.

  29. Shila Nurani says:

    Hatun Fayez thanks alot brother for help now I ll do wht is true thanks

  30. Shila Nurani says:

    Hatun Fayez & I have one more question If we go outside if we didnt cover our face is it allowed in islam

  31. Shila Nurani says:

    Hatun Fayez tnaks for your comment

  32. Hatun Fayez says:

    Shila Nurani There is a doubt regarding this issue. There is some evidence that muslim women were covering their faces when there were men in the same place. I can't give you an actual answer to this. But if you are afraid to do something that might be haram, then the best thing to do is to avoid it. By the way, I cover my face, this doesn't kill me. Since I am doing this for Allah, then I am happy.

  33. Hatun Fayez says:

    Shila Nurani Any time, I'm happy to help

  34. Shila Nurani says:

    Hatun Fayez ok i got it now tnx once more

  35. Shila Nurani says:

    Hatun Fayez sorry am distrubing you again dear sis bt am really confussed abut this question plz help me in this quetion if we are not ready to marry some one who we dont knw or its force by our parenst since we are not happy to marry tht person wht does islam say abut this matter plz once last question i ll nt distrub again

  36. Hatun Fayez says:

    Shila Nurani What you should do in this case is to pray (al estekhara) prayer. By praying al estekhara you ask Allah to choose the best for you. You should believe what Allah has chosen for you is the best even though you feel uncomfortable, the others might be worse. Allah is the only one who knows what will happen in the future.

  37. Hatun Fayez says:

    If Allah choose something for you, the others are definitely (not might) worse :)

  38. Wida Wafa says:

    Shortly: Islam is our heart

  39. Deeam Khan says:

    Hatun Fayez, is it an obligation to read the whole Quran at least once in your life ? And if you do not know how to read Arabic, what do we do in that case? PLZ ANSWER!!!!!

  40. On the authority of an-Nu’man ibn Basheer (may Allah be pleased with him), who said:
    I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say, “That which is lawful is clear and that which is unlawful is clear, and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honour, but he who falls into doubtful matters [eventually] falls into that which is unlawful, like the shepherd who pastures around a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Truly every king has a sanctuary, and truly Allah’s sanctuary is His prohibitions. Truly in the body there is a morsel of flesh, which, if it be whole, all the body is whole, and which, if it is diseased, all of [the body] is diseased. Truly, it is the heart.”

    so logicaly if the someone you love is righteous then you love him for the sake of allah then you should propose to his family to marry him if hes not and you met him through illegal ways then know that this love is from your own desires and satan had beautified it into your heart so you should move one and pray to allah to make his love greater in your heart. hope i have answered question

  41. Redson Starr says:

    I olny have one question that no muslem will answeror can answer. If mohamed was a prophet from yahuah not allah a title. Acording to deut 13 1-5 witch was wrighten waaaaay before anyone ever heard of islam how can islam be true? Any muslems care to answer?

  42. Mohammad Ashour says:

    islam is the solution for every problem tthe world has

  43. Lamisse Yousra says:

    wa3alaykoum assalam.Sister,we usually love for the sake of Allah and we hate for the sake of Allah.But Islam teaches us that a man and a woman who love each other can build up a good relationship founded just on marriage.and in islam,love is restricted by marriage and a love without marriage is not allowed in islam … i hope my answer was useful :)

  44. Raya Joyce Najjar says:

    If you cannot read Arabic, you can easily find a transliterated copy of the Qur'an at the Masjid inshaallah. Some transliterated books also have the Arabic texts inside it. Once you're able to read in arabic, then you may read the Arabic Qur'an inshaallah.

  45. Raya Joyce Najjar says:

    Islam is considered the last closing revalation of the Abrahamic religions. First of all the name Allah means the one and only God worthy of praise, leaving it to mean that Allah's subjects are monotheistic. Second of all your English is horrid and hard to understand. Thirdly, in Deutronomy it states that a false prophet will steer God's followers AWAY from God and praise other Gods. The Prophet Muhammad believed ONLY in ONE God and that is Allah (a name used because the name Allah is singular, undividing, unmultiplying; not like God can become Gods or Goddesses), and taught his followers to ONLY praise and love God for the sake of God. I thought that as a Jew you are NOT allowed to write "God" or Yaweh on anything that may be thrown out? A Jewish friend of mine explained that even on the internet the word "God" may not be written for the sake of respect and to avoid getting the text printed later on and be thrown? So why are you typing God instead of G-d? Are you one of those extreme people at happenstance representing your religion when you're around your people and just angry and condescending when you're not reminded of your religion? I wonder. Also isn't the word "Elohim" plural? Why is that when Jews believe in only one God?

  46. Redson Starr says:

    ok.. #1 you have consulted info from a fake jew who more than likely practices judaism a man made religion based off of oral man made traditions written in the talmud. the real yahudim are black and are in exile tell there appointed time of redemption along with the 11 other tribes.#2 the arab language stems from the aramaic a sister language of hebrew allah is a title in aramaic they say allahim in hebrew its elohim witch translates mighty ones but is still a title. you have a name that identifies you RAYA JOYCE NAJJAR if i called you women thats not your name. there are many women. YAHUAH is the name of the god of abraham,isaac and jacob. as far as typing god or saying his name is no sin listed in the torah.the command is to never blaspheme his name. the laws given to moses that are forever that muhammad did not teach.instead its now sharia law a violation of the written commandments given to moses as it states deut 13 1-5 says( and keep in mind this was before islam was ever heard of or sharia law) if a prophet of a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder saying,let us go after other gods witch you have not known and let us serve them YOU SHALL NOT LISTEN TO THAT PROPHET or that dreamer of dreams for YAHUAH your god is testing you to know if you love YAHUAH your god with all your heart and with all your soul. you shall fallow YAHUAH your god and keep his commandments (torah) and obay his voice and serve him and cling to him but, that prophet or dreamer of dreams shall be put to death because he has taught rebellion against YAHUAH your god who brought you out of the land of egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery to seduce you from the way witch YAHUAH commanded you to walk so,you shall purge the evil from your midst. ask your jew friend about this command id love to hear his response. this is why they reject YAHUSHA aka jesus becouse the christians olny read paul and think the torah is now done away with or horribly translated as old testament. iven in kumon the essien community still obeyed the torah.proof is in the damascus scroll along with that was the dead sea scrolls. no quran was ever found. so again how can he be a prophet like un to moses? moses gave the torah muhammad dident teach it. as it is written, to the torah and the testimoney if they do not speck according to this word it is becouse there is no light in them yeshaYAHU 8;20 book of isaiah. and no im not angry jest tryin to figure this out. shalum

  47. Jade Jaded says:

    Lamisse Yousra I understand 'Love for the sake of Allah (God), But 'Hate for the sake of Allah (God). It seems God doesn not want us to Hate but love, even our enemies.

  48. Praise God for the blessing of Islam and Islam is the religion of God

  49. Praise God for the blessing of Islam and Islam is the religion of God

  50. I don't care what religion people want to worship…. however I feel compelled to answer, Jamila, I have witnessed myself what happens when a Muslim and a non muslim try to get married.. firstly there where raised "opinions" then the male non muslim was taken outside by the "brothers" and told that he could marry the "sister" as long as he converted to Islam, as he didn't want to do this he was told that Honor of the family would mean it will cause trouble….. he was left in no doubt at all as to what would happen to him or / and her.and that was about 20 years ago in Londonistan UK

  51. I certainly will never believe in Islam…. or any other religion or cult. But unlike a majority of muslims I wouldn't wish you dead because of it……

  52. Then you clearly have NOT read or understood the Koran.

  53. Mohammad Ashour, if that where true then why hasn't the Muslims of the world dealt with the terrorists in Iraq and Siria and other parts of the world ? How can the problem be the solution ??

  54. Umer Farooq says:

    If muslims doesn't folllow fully Islam n doesn't get benefitted then there is no way to blame Islam…..follow fully you will get all of your prolblem solved………..by the desire of God….

  55. Umer Farooq says:

    what about the massacre of world war 1 and 2 ??? All religion fought this war no one said Christianity is terrorist religion…. not religion is blamed of terrorism except Islam….aren't the people who slaughtered the million of African slaves n red Indian in USA?? what about their religion???

  56. Abdul Amer says:

    ISLAM is not what muslims do,but what they are supposed to do.

  57. Brother Martin Robert Altria, could you give me references from the Quran that you believe supports your claim?

  58. In the past I had questions about certain topics in Islam. After doing some investigation I found my answers and were happy with them. Islam is a beautiful faith that is filled with common sense, compassion, and forgiveness. I invite you to learn more about this faith by ordering a quran from whyislam.org. WhyIslam can also provide other literature e.g. Holy Quran Translations. Here is a link to a really beautiful recitation of a chapter from our holy book. You will LOVE it In Sha Allah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5aIi3OqOJU

  59. Mande Lock says:

    Yes you are correct Fahad Shahid

  60. Mande Lock says:

    Martin Robert Altria My friend, do you honestly have a copy of the Holy Qur'an and have you read it cover to cover?

  61. John Wilkins says:

    Martin Robert Altria Why not? They wish you were dead because you dont believe.

  62. John Wilkins says:

    Mande Lock You obviously havent, Islam is a political, military and finally a religious ideology like communism, stalinism and naziism and the world is waking up to that reality. Sharia law is bigoted, oppressive and is based in bronze age myths and legends that are not in any way based in reality.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9npzbSAPNUU

  63. John Wilkins says:

    No its not. Its a way to oppress non believers and women. It gives men the excuse to rape women and molest children, kill everyone that dont believe in allah and dont follow their superstitious nonsense.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9npzbSAPNUU

  64. John Wilkins says:

    Hatun Fayez yeah and if he violates that pathetic, imbecillic law hes to be put to death, Dont sugar coat the truth and lie to get followers. You morons make me sick. You hide what islam really is and probably dont even know yourself.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9npzbSAPNUU

  65. Umer Farooq says:

    John Wilkins : we should take k review of history shouldn't we so that we knw clearly who rapes after winning n who treats them with politeness?? agree??

  66. John Wilkins says:

    Islam is a political, military and finally a religious ideology very close to stalinism, communism and naziism. It is a detriment to mankind and as such we will fight it at everyturn. The world is waking up to your ridiculous and oppressive attempts to immigrate and conquer the world through this military ideology.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9npzbSAPNUU

  67. John Wilkins says:

    Martin Robert Altria Because the whole ideology of islsam is world domination and they see it as their way to advance that goal.

  68. Umer Farooq says:

    jews are more keen to world dominaiton than us n also christian waiting for jesus so that they can rule then why every foll criticize islam

  69. John Wilkins says:

    Umer Farooq Because that ideology is mostly secular and christians are tolerant where as islam is not. I dont see people being killed or threatened with death for drawing a funny picture of jesus. I dont see people killing women for being raped. I dont see children being forcefully married at age of 7. You really think that there is a god with all the evidence to the contrary? And finally, your ideology has been used many times in the past to immigrate, populate, then decimate other countries and it wont happen here. Germany has already deported many muslims and the rest of the world is about to follow suit. Japanese imperialism, russian communism, germany's naziism was all exactly like your ideology and we see it for what it really is.

  70. John Wilkins says:

    Umer Farooq Yeah, sharia law? What a joke!

  71. you are true lydia..
    this you should teach to your relations

  72. Martin Robert Altria: Inshallah Islam will remain forever, Jahadd is very important for anti-Islam.

  73. Jennifer J Quinn says:

    I would like to ask something so i will understand there are so many ways to learn about god and yet no one can tell me what it is im looking for from a child i have ask alot but no one can tell me who is the right way to praise god . I have had a alot of bad things happen. In my life and see alot of bad things that have rocked me to the core of my beliefs but i never to away from god he has shown me he is here to help when asked that he will answer and if it is not of greed you will see his miracles i have see one done for me i asked that he help with a child who i didnt want to suffer. At the hand of doctors play his role . I didnt know even at that time how to pray to him so i just sat one night and aske for his help and he answered the doctors said it a miracle. It cleared up. That is because i left it in god hands . I gave my self to god that day to never turn from him . I dont go to any church never have and what one is the right one or who i should let tell me who god is . I just want to see who is the right one to let give me the right way of going by god. I guess now i would like to ask you guys why does there have to be be a religion?why do we have to go by what a person says they feel is the right way of learning gods way didnt he say from the beginning to just believe in him and that our Bodys are our temple and the soul and we should use them to communicate with him. I just want to know.how you would answer this . Im open minded i dont put anyone down for believing. In what they believe in we areof the flesh and have options to be who ever we want to be.i have just found your web site because im always looking my son is seeing things that i dont repeat to anyone and i just want to see if im doing it right for his sake i feel something bad is come very soon and i just dont want to have it wrong for my sons sake. What he sees scares me as well as what i see and feel. Thank you for anyone who may answer this. And he will be with us and wait for us to turn to him ! That i do believe.

  74. Jennifer J Quinn says:

    Sorry i put this in the wrong place . So for give me for that.

  75. The fruit of God is unmistakeable. And a prophet is simply one who 'professes' the fruits of his/her 'witness' of God and tells others what he said and that they can hear God too if they want, the prophet is not a substitute for God and if you say that Allah has told you to do something then you also are a prophet in the essence of the word. It all depends on how we are taught to think. For example, to a Muslim I would also be a Muslim regarding my submission to God for peace, it's exactly the same. To the Buddhist I am a Buddhist because of my lifestyle, to the Christian I am a Christian simply because of the profession of my faith, not in a prophet, in God. At the end of the day, if any of these God's are true then they ought to be able to fight their own battles don't you think??

  76. realty heartily love is live in the world .

  77. Khadija Ihab says:

    Jamila Islam no its not haram and yes we are allowed to eat non-muslim foods as long as they are halal

  78. Jennifer J Quinn see Answer to your question, this God is only one he do thing any time and anyhow he want it his own is to say be and it will be God and Satan have a covenant after the disagreement between both of them from the beginning, you remember our father Adam Satan say to God i will convince all of them and God say only does that i send astray can you imagine that, you call God and he answer you that is how he answer everybody but anytime the Good one among people are to go astray God will send a prophet to remind them about about God now here we are jesus came to convey what God give him to mankind but the enemy dont allow him to do that because you most be at list 40 yeah old to be man in the hand of God Jesus came no one believe him even the 12 recipes he have don't like, after God send him to heaven God change human being mind the evil people so that they would not know how it happen,

    back to Islam the exsistance of Islam is from the start from Adam but the rules are changing like how to worship God Adam, Noah Moses Joseph Abraham Isaac Jesus and all others the all brought islam which is Muslim but how they pray then is different i case of prophet Muhammed peace be on him his own also change Muhammed brought faith God is one Dont let Satan change your mind, 5time prayer, Ramodan sakat ,haj, but christian and jews they are against him they say he wont let them make money as per religion

    God is good all the time anybody can ask or pray for a purpose God will always grand you what you ask if the thing we be bad for you he wont give you at that time but if the thing is good for you he will give you what you want and bless you. God love every body both believer and unbeliever he also tell the believers that Jews and christian are you enemy there is a lot of history, word that have been issue from both the party both God KNOW WHO HE WANT MAY GOD BLESS YOU AMIN…………….

  79. To know more about Muhammad, go to http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Main_Page If I were a muslim I would quickly convert to another religion after knowing who Muhammad really is.

  80. Jade Jaded In the name of Allah: What is meant by Hate for the sake of Allah is that when you see something happen that you know would displease Allah, you feel displeased by it. Not that you hate a person for the sake of God. We are taught that no one should be hated, but their actions may be disliked. May Allah give us understanding of these things, inshaAllah.

  81. Dee Kaynia says:

    peace be upon you,friend… why we need religion?why we need islam? cos islam have a cure to protect u and ur family from the evil of the unseen ..

  82. wikiislam, answering-islam and other websites with pseudo-islamic names are all designed by islamophobes who are trying to conceal the truth about the truth in Islam and they propagate malicious slanders against Islam. So don't be fooled with these websites and read the authentic Quran yourself with commentary by Yusuf Ali, and make your own judgement through that. By God's will, you will return to the natural religion, the way of life, the submisssion to the will of God Almighty in a state of peace, that is ISLAM.

  83. my deer , pleas read my humble answere that is from a normal muslim girls that also had asks alot about what wonder her, the religon is guid for a people to a way of life and what we have to take ( by our choice ofcourse ) and the god send a humen just like us or a person to make it easy to learn the way that we have to worship the god in the Appropriate way ! so we can do what the sended peron from god do , if the god send for example a diffrent kind like a angels. the people will complaining about the abblity of the angels and their own , and they will also be wanting a example for the way of worship , we have to listen to the person becuse we belive that what he asks for is Logical and for our own good , and besides that good give us a Miracle that guide us and make us belive that no Human beings can do , and there are a god ,

  84. John Wilkins mate, you're probably older than me, so I do respect you and your opinion, but let me tell you this: there's no book of Sharia law. People argue of what Sharia Law is. There is no anything like you say. It doesn't exist. If you say it does, so I would be pleased if you showed it to me. I'm muslim, however I am sinner like everyone is. and I can tell you without any exaggeration that living in the UK, the country of Christianity, I still have loads of christian friends, and fortunately, we love each other, we're living in peace, and none of them is considering Islam as a religion of war or wrath. Islam, like Christianity, like pretty much every mainstream religion is based on love, and compassion, and faith. I hope you will understand this at some point unless you're not one of those who blindly and boldly claim Islam as evil without even getting acknowledged about what Islam truly is. Peace to you, and thank you for your attention.

  85. John Wilkins mate, you're probably older than me, so I do respect you and your opinion, but let me tell you this: there's no book of Sharia law. People argue of what Sharia Law is. There is no anything like you say. It doesn't exist. If you say it does, so I would be pleased if you showed it to me. I'm muslim, however I am sinner like everyone is. and I can tell you without any exaggeration that living in the UK, the country of Christianity, I still have loads of christian friends, and fortunately, we love each other, we're living in peace, and none of them is considering Islam as a religion of war or wrath. Islam, like Christianity, like pretty much every mainstream religion is based on love, and compassion, and faith. I hope you will understand this at some point unless you're not one of those who blindly and boldly claim Islam as evil without even getting acknowledged about what Islam truly is. Peace to you, and thank you for your attention.

  86. Sara Ehab says:

    Islam is a religion of peace . and like all muslims I wish if we could believe in islam easily . God created us with brains to think and to use it . Islam came first and if you read quran you will understand lots of things there are many miracles in it !!!! look at the molecules of zamzam water look at the way they are arranged. in quran its written that the moon was separated in half and then returned back by the power of God astronauts found this line that shows separation . many miracles were written in quran. and read about prophet Muhammad I promise if you read about islam and Muhammad you would really understand that islam is a religion of peace and that all people should be Muslims . i maynt be old enough to be convincing or to give you the full details but its our job as muslims to represent islam in a nice and pleasant way just as it is ……. We were made for a reason . after reading about islam and Allah and prophet Muhammad, aren't the things you read convincing enough to make you a muslim ????? Good said that he would forgive you if you repent IF YOU REPENT !!!! God is sooo merciful . He forgives ….. He wants us to believe in him …. be strong and use your minds …. thank God for what you have ..

  87. Roberto Azar says:

    Go to http://www.chatislamonline.org they will happily answer any of your questions.

  88. Taju Aziz says:

    May Allah (swt) grant islam victory and may Allah (swt) grant his beloved prophet Muhammad(saw) paradise ameen .

  89. Hi Jennifer,
    I pray that this answers your question, I know its late. There is only one true religion, and that religion is to believe in God the creator of the heavens and earth and everything you see around you. Your duty as men is to follow his commands as they are given to mankind through all the holy scriptures(Torah, Psalms, Gospel & Quran) and all the prophets(from Adam to Muhammed, may peace be upon them all) and to believe that there is the promised life after death. How do you know which book or prophet is the the right one? all the books and prophets should speak or say the same thing, because they all come from the same Creator or same source. If you read all of them you will easily see that there is only one God who we should worship, they should all lead you to worshiping only one God who created you, not anything else under the sun or any person.

    It is easy for anyone to say that they believe, but until there is a 'test tool' called Satan who cause mischief and distress in the lives of the people, only those who are open minded and follow God will understand that we are not here to enjoy life but we are in a journey. In the next life, we are going to enjoy life for eternal, not in this world, having said that though, you don't have to worry about satan if you follow Gods rules because the devil has no power over you. You may go through difficulties in life and that is guaranteed for everyone in this life, that is a given, but our concern is to achieve the next life which is guaranteed of happiness if you believe and guaranteed punishment if you disbelieve.

    As you correctly said, you only need to pray to God only and all the problems you have tell them to God, He is the one who decides whether He helps you on all of them or on some of them, He is the owner of the knowledge, mercy and everything is in His control. Islam teaches you the ways of all the prophets from Adam and including Jesus and to the last prophet Muhammed peace be upon them all. It teaches you what to expect in life and how to deal with it, it also reminds you that you are a traveler in this world and don't expect that things will go your way all the time and also teaches you that if goodness comes your way be grateful to God and he will make life easier for you in times of difficult.

    If you pray and live correctly, no difficult will break you.

    I hope that shades some light.

    Godbless

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