Why On Earth Choose Islam?

Islam is a religion that organizes all aspects of life on both the individual and national levels. The essence of Islam is the very essence of humanity. Muslims believe that Islam is the ultimate and complete way of life for mankind. Muslims should live their lives according to the Islamic way of life. Family life is the basis of Islamic society. Islam does not record a human being as a degradation of the divine as it regards a human being as having instincts that are pure and good. Allah says:

وَلَا تَسُبُّوا الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ فَيَسُبُّوا اللَّهَ عَدْوًا بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ

“Do not curse those they invoke besides Allah, lest they insult Allah in hostility without knowledge.” (Surat al-An’am 6:108)

In Islam, it is of the highest degree of faith to plunge into space and time and bring about the transformation of the world in accordance with God’s desire. Humans should think, plan and make sound choices and then put their trust in God. Islam is affirmative action in a social setting; it is neither abstract nor isolationist. Islam establishes justice and an ordered society, regulated by law. Islam guarantees justice for all. Allah says:

لَيْسَ الْمُؤْمِنُ بِالطَّعَّانِ وَلَا اللَّعَّانِ وَلَا الْفَاحِشِ وَلَا الْبَذِيءِ

“The believer does not taunt others, he does not curse others, he does not use profanity, and he does not abuse others.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1977)

Islam does not divide the soul and life of a person into two compartments, i.e. religious or ethical and verbal or material. Islam regards the human being as an integral whole. Islam takes the world of life and existence seriously, declaring it to be full of meaning and purpose. The world is good and Muslims are obliged to cultivate it and make it into a garden. The process of organizing people as a community is a religious duty. Allah says:

وَأَمَّا مَنْ خَافَ مَقَامَ رَبِّهِ وَنَهَى النَّفْسَ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰ فَإِنَّ الْجَنَّةَ هِيَ الْمَأْوَىٰ

“As for him who feared to stand before his Lord and he restrained himself from his desires, then Paradise will be his refuge.” (Surah An-Naziat 79:40)

There are some key principles of living life according to Islam:
  1. Islam trend to a believer to trust and hope in God 
  2. Islam teaches us true happiness in Islamic life
  3. Islam has a message to all people at all times
  4. Islam is the fastest-growing religion on earth
  5. Isla emphasizes one should not harm others
  6. Islam teaches us to practice in our daily life
  7. Islam provides fair and objective solutions 
  8. Islam teaches that God is the Most Justice
  9. Islam encourages a balance between hope
  10. Islam is promised Paradise to a believer
  11. Islam allows experiencing God’s love
  12. Islam teaches that we will be judged
  13. Islam  brings trust on Almighty Allah
  14. Islam holds a woman in high esteem
  15. Islam leads to a balanced way of living
  16. Islam brings civilization and happiness
  17. Islam gives a person a clear perspective
  18. Islam free to no longer slaves to fashion
  19. Islam teaches a true living an Islamic life
  20. Islam allows a person to truly God’s love
  21. Islam teaches one should not harm others
  22. Islam emphasizes both evidence and faith
  23.  Islam Commitment means striving for peace 
  24. Islam strengthening our relationship with Allah
  25. Islam has tolerant of other religions and regards

Many Muslims try to learn to read the Quran in its original language, Arabic. It is not uncommon for Muslims to memorize whole chapters of it. They read part of it every day. The Sunnah is a record of Muhammad’s words and deeds. The Sunnah is used to help interpret the Koran. There is also instruction in it on belief, worship, and behavior. In building this world and conforming it to God’s desire, Muslims are told that they must work with each other and not alone. Allah says:

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَا تَكْفُرُونِ

“Remember Me and I will remember you, be grateful to Me and do not be ungrateful.” (Surat Al-Baqarah 2:152)

Islam counsels us to follow a better path when people insult us by not responding to them in the same manner, but rather to respond to their evil with good. God creates in humans the mind to understand, the soul and conscience to be good and righteous, the feelings and sentiments to be kind and humane. If we try to count His favors upon us, we cannot, because they are countless.

Allah Almighty says in The Holy Quran:

  • “Truly Allah loves the Muttaqin.” (Quran, 3:76)
  • “Truly the religion with Allah is Islam.” (Quran: 3:19)
  • “guidance for those conscious of Allah.” (Quran, 2:2)
  • “It describes reconciliation as the best policy.” (Quran: 4:128)
  • “Truly, in remembering God do hearts find rest.” (Quran 13:28)
  • “Have taqwa of Allah in order that you might succeed.” (Quran, 3:200)
  •  “O ye who believe! Fear God and be with those who are true (in word and deed).” (Quran, 9:119)
  • “So when the Qur’an is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy.” (Quran, 7: 204)

Islam teaches that God is the Most Just and that each person will be held responsible for their own actions on the Day of Judgement. Each person is accountable, as they have freedom of choice and intelligence to discern between right and wrong. Islam encourages a person to focus on what is in their control, to be grateful to God for blessings, and to be patient during hardships. Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ ذِكْرًا كَثِيرًا وَسَبِّحُوهُ بُكْرَةً وَأَصِيلًا

“O you who believe, remember Allah with much remembrance and exalt Him in the morning and evening.” (Surat Al-Ahzab 33:41)

Allah created humans with intellect and free will to test them as to who will willfully choose to follow His guidance. This life is an ultimate testing ground and although we cannot control everything that happens to us, we can control how we react. Islam encourages a person to focus on what is in their control, to be grateful to God for blessings, and to be patient during hardships. Patience or gratitude – this is the formula for a happy life. Allah says:

وَاذْكُر رَّبَّكَ فِي نَفْسِكَ تَضَرُّعًا وَخِيفَةً وَدُونَ الْجَهْرِ مِنَ الْقَوْلِ بِالْغُدُوِّ وَالْآصَالِ وَلَا تَكُن مِّنَ الْغَافِلِينَ

“Remember your Lord in yourselves with humility and in private without announcing it in the mornings and evenings, and do not be among the heedless.” (Surat Al-Araf 7:205)

Islam is a religion that enables us to live our lives in harmony with nature, ourselves and God. Islam, therefore, was the first religion in the world to call for the critical examination of religious texts. We should pray to Allah Almighty to guide us towards the right path and help us become pious and righteous Muslims. Ameen!

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