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.