We want to remind you to the fact that there is no compulsion
for man to accept the TRUTH. But it is certainly a shame upon the human intellect when man is not even interested in finding
out as to what is the TRUTH!.
Islam teaches that God has given man the faculty of reason and
therefore expects man to reason things out objectively and systematically for himself. To reflect and to question and to reflect.
Nobody should press you to make a hasty decision to accept any
of the teachings of Islam, for Islam teaches that man should be given the freedom to choose. Even when man is faced with the
TRUTH, there is no compulsion upon man to embrace it. But before you begin to form an opinion about Islam, ask yourself whether
your existing knowledge of Islam is thorough enough. Ask yourself whether that knowledge has been obtained through non-Muslim
third party sources who themselves have probably been exposed to only random glimpses of Islamic writings and have yet to
reason on Islam objectively and systematically themselves.
Is it fair that one should form an opinion about the taste of
a particular dish just by heresay from others who may themselves not necessarily have tasted the dish yet?. Similarly you
should find out for yourself about Islam from reliable sources and not only taste it, but digest it well before you form an
opinion. That would be an intellectual approach to islam. It is up to you to make the next move.
In making your move, Islam continuously reassures you that your
rights to freedom of choice and freedom to use that God-given faculty of thought and reason will be respected. Every man has
that individual will. No one else can take that away that will and force you to surrender to the will of God. You have to
find out and make that decision yourself. May your intellectual journey towards the TRUTH be a pleasant one. The Quran says:
" Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear
from Error: whoever rejects Taghut (evil) and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trust worthy hand-hold, that never breaks.
And Allah heareth and knoweth all things. " (Qur'an 2:256)
'When you have understood what is Right and what is Wrong (Evil),
it is Forbidden for you to do Wrong.' 'Right and Wrong is defined by Allah swt the Creator the Sustainer. Right is to follow
the Qur'an and Sunnah (Purpose of life) in all walks of life. Wrong ((bad) evil) is to do the opposite. The Punishment for
Not following the Qur'an and Sunnah (working against Islam) is Clearly Stated and Warned by Allah swt. Please find more information
[Say: "Truly am I A warner: no God Is there but
Allah, The One, Supreme and Irresistible,-
"The Lord of the heavens And the earth, and all Between, -Exalted in Might,
["Praise be to Allah, who has sent to his servant the Book, and
has allowed therein no crookedness:
(He has made it) Straight (and Clear) in order that He may warn (the godless) of a
Terrible punishment from Him, and that He may give glad Tidings to the Believers who work Righteous deeds, that they shall
have a goodly Reward,
Wherein they shall remain for ever,
Further, that He may warn those (also) who say, "God hath
begotten a son". (TMQ18:1-4.)]
["Say: "O my Servants who have excessively wronged their own
souls, despair not of God's Mercy: for God forgives all sins for He is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Turn to your Lord
(for forgiveness) and bow to His (Will), before the Penalty comes on you: after that you shall not be helped." (TMQ39:53-54.)]
["It is He who has created for you (the faculties of) Hearing,
sight, feeling And understanding: Little thanks It is ye give!.
And He Has multiplied you Through the earth, and to Him
Shall ye be gathered back.
it is He who gives life and death, and to Him (Is due) the alternation of Night and Day: Will
ye not then understand?." (TMQ23:78-80.)]
["How can ye reject the faith in Allah? Seeing that ye were without
life and He gave you life; then will He cause you to die and will again bring you to life; and again to Him will ye return."
Be a muslim with true understanding of Islam and save yourself from the Fire of Hell whose fuel is men and stone.
Be our witness for reminding. The Truth has come to you now and it is up to you .... dear reader...
The Truth has come to you now and it is up to you .... dear reader...
goes right, then, he goes right only for his own soul's benefit. And whoever goes astray, then he goes astray only to his
own loss. No laden soul can bear another's load. And We never punish until We have sent an apostle (to give Warnings)" TMQ17:15]
We not made for him (mankind) a pair of eyes? And a tongue and a pair of lips? And shown him the two ways (good and evil)?"
["And I Created not the Jinns and Mankind except they should Worship Me (alone)."TMQ50:56]
We have made that which is on earth as an adoration for it (the earth) in order that We may test them (mankind) as to which
of them is better in deeds."TMQ18:7]
["This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you,
and have chosen for you Islam as your religion (way of life)". TMQ Al-Ma'idah:3]
["If anyone desires a religion other
then Islam (Allah's way of life), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those
who have lost all spiritual good". TMQ Al-Imran:86]
["Those who reject Our (Allah's) Signs (Verses of the Qur'an) We
shall cast into the fire: as often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for fresh skins, that they may
taste the penalty; for Allah (God Almighty) is Exalted in Power and Wise." TMQ An-Nisa 4:56]
["But those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism)
and do deeds of righteousness, We shall soon admit them to Gardens, under which rivers flow (Paradise), abiding therein forever
(eternal home). Therein they shall have companions pure and holy: We shall admit them to shades, cool and ever deepening (Paradise)."(Qur'an
["And seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer) and truly
it is extremely heavy and hard except for Al-Khashi'un [i.e. the true believers in Allah - those who obey Allah with full
submission, fear much from His Punishment, and believe in His Promise (Paradise, etc.) and in His Warnings (Hell, etc.)" (Qur'an
["(They are those) who are certain that they are going to meet
their Lord, and that unto Him they are going to return."(Qur'an 2:46)]
["Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day
of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will
have attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception."(Quran3:185)]
["O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie
in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah. that ye may prosper."(Quran3:200)]
["O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die
not except in a state of Islam."(Quran3:102)]
["..Our Lord! You have not Created (all) this without purpose,
Glory to You!...".TMQ3:191]
There is only one way to ward off the punishment of Allah. Turn
back from your sin, and repent. "Oh Allah! include me among those who repent and those who keep themselves pure".
Be a muslim with true understanding of Islam and save
yourself from the Fire of Hell whose fuel is men and stone. Be our witness for reminding. The Truth has come to you now and
it is up to you .... dear reader...
for those who sell the faith they owe to Allah and their own plighted word for a small price, they shall have no portion in
the Hereafter: Nor will Allah (Deign to) speak to them or look at them on the Day of Judgment, nor will He cleans them (of
sin): They shall have a grievous penalty."(TMQ 3:77)]
["O ye who believe! enter into Islam whole-heartedly (by obeying
all the rules and regulations of the Islamic way of life); and follow not the footsteps of the Satan (Evil One); for he is
to you an avowed enemy."(Qur'an 2:208")]
THE LIGHT OF REVELATION
WHAT IS LIFE?
Man's existence in this world and the creation of this entire
universe are not mere accidents or products of a fortuitous nature. This universe, every single atom of it, manifests and
points us to the realization of a Loving, Merciful and All-powerful Creator. Without a Creator nothing can exist. Every single
soul knows that he is existing and that his existence is dependent on a Creator - he knows for sure that he cannot create
himself. Therefore it is his duty to know his master creator - God.
Man is a unique creature. God establishes man as His Representative
or Deputy to govern over all other creatures in this world. He is endowed with the faculty of REASON, which differentiates
him from all other animals. The Prophet says:
"God has not created anything better than Reason or anything
more perfect or more beautiful than Reason......"
Together with this faculty to discriminate and discern, Man is
given the freedom (free-will) to choose for himself a way of life worthy of his position as God's Representative or to fall
lower than the lowest of all animals or creations. Man is born pure and sinless. He is given the free will to do righteous
deeds or indulge in sins. (The Punishment for falling lower than the lowest (indulging in sins) is clearly stated and Warned
by Allah swt, through Messangers (ie Moses, Jesus, Muhammad (P.b.u.t.a.)) with Book (The Qur'an)!).
God, out of his abundant Love and Mercy for mankind has not left
us in darkness to discover the right path by trial and error alone. Coupled with our intellectual capability to reason, God
bestowed upon us DIVINE GUIDANCE that outlines the Criterion for truth and the knowledge and reality of our existence in this
world and the Hereafter.
From the begining of mankind God sent Prophets to convey His
REVELATION and to invite to the path of TRUE PEACE and OBEDIENCE to One true God. This is ISLAM. This message conveyed to
successive generations of man through different Prophets, all inviting mankind to the same path.
However all the earlier messages or revelations from God were
distorted by people of later generations. As a result, pure Revelation from God was polluted with myths, superstitions, idol
worship and irrational philosophical idealogies. The religion of God was lost in a plethora of religions.
Human history is a chronicle of man's drift between light and
darkness, but God out of His Abundant Love for mankind has not forsaken us.
FINAL REVELATIONS When mankind was in the depths of the Dark
Ages, God sent the final Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (May peace be upon him) to redeem humanity. The revelation to Prophet
Muhammad represents the ultimate and permanent source of guidance for mankind.
["Your Allah is one Allah. as to those who believe not in the
Hereafter, their hearts refuse to know, and they are arrogant."
"Undoubtedly Allah doth know what they conceal, and what
they reveal: verily He loveth not the arrogant."
"When it is said to them, "What is it that your Lord has revealed?"
they say, "Tales of the ancients!"
"Let them bear, on the Day of Judgment, their own burdens in full, and also (something)
of the burdens of those without knowledge, whom they misled. Alas, how grievous the burdens they will bear!
them did also plot (against Allah.s Way): but Allah took their structures from their foundations, and the roof fell down on
them from above; and the Wrath seized them from directions they did not perceive."
"Then, on the Day of Judgment, He will
cover them with shame, and say: "Where are My 'partners' concerning whom ye used to dispute (with the godly)?" Those endued
with knowledge will say: "This Day, indeed, are the Unbelievers covered with shame and misery,-
"(Namely) those whose
lives the angels take in a state of wrong-doing to their own souls." Then would they offer submission (with the pretence),
"We did no evil (knowingly)." (The angels will reply), "Nay, but verily Allah knoweth all that ye did;
" "So enter the
gates of Hell, to dwell therein. Thus evil indeed is the abode of the arrogant."
"To the righteous (when) it is said, "What is it that your Lord
has revealed?" they say, "All that is good." To those who do good, there is good in this world, and the Home of the Hereafter
is even better and excellent indeed is the Home of the righteous,-
" Gardens of Eternity which they will enter: beneath
them flow (pleasant) rivers: they will have therein all that they wish: thus doth Allah reward the righteous,-
those whose lives the angels take in a state of purity, saying (to them), "Peace be on you; enter ye the Garden, because of
(the good) which ye did (in the world)."
"Do the (ungodly) wait until the angels come to them, or there
comes the Command of thy Lord (for their doom)? So did those who went before them. But Allah wronged them not: nay, they wronged
their own souls."(TMQ 16:22-32)]
CRITERIA FOR TRUTH
How do we know that a revelation like the Qur'an is the word
of God?. The criteria for truth can be easily understood by all:-
1. RATIONAL TEACHINGS: Since God bestowed reason and intellect
on mankind, it is our duty to use it to distinguish truth from falsehood. True undistorted revelation from God must be rational
and can be reasoned out by all unbiased minds.
2. PERFECTION: Since God is all perfect, His revelation must
be perfect and accurate, free from mistakes, omissions, interpolations and multiplicity of versions. It should be free from
contradictions in its narration.
3. NO MYTHS OR SUPERSTITIONS: True revelation from God is
free from myths or superstitions that degrade the dignity of God or man.
4. SCIENTIFIC: Since God is the Creator of all knowledge,
true revelation is scientific and can with-stand the challenge of science at all times.
5. PROPHECY: God is the Knower of the past, present and future.
Thus His word of prophecies in His revelation will be fulfilled as prophesied.
6. INIMITABLE BY MAN: True revelation from God is infallible
and cannot be imitated by man. God's true revelation is a living miracle, an open Book challenging all mankind to see and
prove for themselves.
["The blame is only against those who oppress men with wrong-doing
and insolently transgress beyond bounds through the land, defying right and justice: for such there will be a chastisement
grievous. " (Qur'an 42:42)
` When it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," they say: "Why, we only Want to
` Of a surety, they are the ones who make mischief, but they realise (it) not.`
` When it is said to
them: "Believe as the others believe:" They say: "Shall we believe as the fools believe?" Nay, of a surety they are the fools,
but they do not know.`
` When they meet those who believe, they say: "We believe;" but when they are alone with their
evil ones, they say: "We are really with you: We (were) only jesting."`
` Allah will throw back their mockery on them,
and give them rope in their trespasses; so they will wander like blind ones (To and fro). `
` These are they who have
bartered Guidance for error: But their traffic is profitless, and they have lost true direction,`
` Their similitude is
that of a man who kindled a fire; when it lighted all around him, Allah took away their light and left them in utter darkness.
So they could not see.`
` Deaf, dumb, and blind, they will not return (to the path).`
` Or (another similitude) is
that of a rain-laden cloud from the sky: In it are zones of darkness, and thunder and lightning: They press their fingers
in their ears to keep out the stunning thunder-clap, the while they are in terror of death. But Allah is ever round the rejecters
` The lightning all but snatches away their sight; every time the light (Helps) them, they walk therein, and
when the darkness grows on them, they stand still. And if Allah willed, He could take away their faculty of hearing and seeing;
for Allah hath power over all things. `
` O ye people! Adore your Guardian-Lord, who created you and those who came before
you, that ye may have the chance to learn righteousness;`
` Who has made the earth your couch, and the heavens your canopy;
and sent down rain from the heavens; and brought forth therewith Fruits for your sustenance; then set not up rivals unto Allah
when ye know (the truth).`
` And if ye are in doubt as to what We have revealed from time to time to Our servant, then
produce a Sura like thereunto; and call your witnesses or helpers (If there are any) besides Allah, if your (doubts) are true.`
` But if ye cannot- and of a surety ye cannot- then fear the Fire whose fuel is men and stones,- which is prepared for
those who reject Faith.`
` But give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that their portion is Gardens,
beneath which rivers flow. Every time they are fed with fruits therefrom, they say: "Why, this is what we were fed with before,"
for they are given things in similitude; and they have therein companions pure (and holy); and they abide therein (for ever).`
` Allah disdains not to use the similitude of things, lowest as well as highest. Those who believe know that it is truth
from their Lord; but those who reject Faith say: "What means Allah by this similitude?" By it He causes many to stray, and
many He leads into the right path; but He causes not to stray, except those who forsake (the path),-`
` Those who break
Allah.s Covenant after it is ratified, and who sunder what Allah Has ordered to be joined, and do mischief on earth: These
cause loss (only) to themselves.`
` How can ye reject the faith in Allah.- seeing that ye were
without life, and He gave you life; then will He cause you to die, and will again bring you to life; and again to Him will
` It is He Who hath created for you all things that are on earth; Moreover His design comprehended the heavens,
for He gave order and perfection to the seven firmaments; and of all things He hath perfect knowledge." (T.M.Q. 2:11-29)']
ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam."(Quran3:102)]
have warned you of a Penalty near, the Day when man will see (the deeds) which his hands have sent forth, and the Unbeliever
will say, "Woe unto me! Would that I were (metre) dust!"(Qur'an78:40)]
We wish to invite (all) to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching and reason with them in ways that are
best and most gracious..
Be a muslim with True understanding of Islam --The Truth will
always prevail over falsehood--The light of dawn always rises after the darkest moment, so think about it..-------------Perhaps
avoiding ignorance and pride could help one understand the truth....to be safe on the JUDGEMENT DAY..