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Blessings and Benefits of Islam

Happiness, tranquillity and inner peace can be achieved by converting to Islam. At the core of Islam is the focus of an individual’s relationship with God, their Creator. It encourages a believer to have sustained awareness of God which is a key to lasting happiness. Islam teaches that God is the source of peace. By focusing on this important relationship and following God’s guidance, believers will be able to acquire inner peace and tranquillity. Allah says:

فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفًا ۚ فِطْرَتَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا ۚ لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللَّهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

“So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. Adhere to the nature of Allah upon which He has created all people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah. That is the correct religion, but most people do not know.” (Surah Ar-Rum 30:30)

This need can only be filled with the awareness of God. Islam freed humanity from all racial prejudices. Islam did not content itself with the presentation of a beautiful vision of equality alone, but it achieved in practice an unprecedented state of equality between all people, black, white or yellow, declaring that none enjoyed any superiority over the others except in virtue and piety. Allah says:

أَرَأَيْتَ مَنِ اتَّخَذَ إِلَٰهَهُ هَوَاهُ أَفَأَنتَ تَكُونُ عَلَيْهِ وَكِيلًا أَمْ تَحْسَبُ أَنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ يَسْمَعُونَ أَوْ يَعْقِلُونَ ۚ إِنْ هُمْ إِلَّا كَالْأَنْعَامِ ۖ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ سَبِيلًا

“Have you seen the one who takes his desire as his god? Then would you be responsible for him? Or do you think that most of them hear or reason? They are not but like cattle. Rather, they are even further astray from the right path.” (Surah Al-Furqan 25:43-44)

The primary reason for this close relationship is that Muslims have a direct connection with their Creator. There is no intermediary, such as praying to, or through, others, in worshipping God. Islam gives a person a clear perspective on the events that happen in their life, both good and bad, as they are tests from God. Islam encourages a person to understand events in the context of the overall purpose of life, which is to acknowledge God and obey Him.

Here are some important benefits of Islam:

  1. Islam emancipates the mind from superstitions
  2. Islam strengthening our relationship with Allah 
  3.  Islam Commitment means striving for peace 
  4. Islam emphasizes both evidence and faith
  5. Islam teaches a true living an Islamic life
  6. Islam allows a person to truly God’s love
  7. Islam itself is an inherently inner peace 
  8. Islam is a God that promises Paradise
  9. Islam is to develop a peaceful society
  10. Islam considers to rights of others
  11. Islam trend to a believer in God 
  12. Islam is the future of the world
  13. Islam bend to mutual caring
  14. Islam will help go to Heaven 
  15. Islam make our life better
  16. Islam the true way of life
  17. Islam is a religion of peace
  18. Islam is a shield against evil
  19. Islam is the source of all peace
  20. Islam encourages God’s mercy
  21. Islam satisfies the spiritual need 
  22. Islamic rules being a good Muslim 
  23. Islam teaches us about good and bad 
  24. Islam teaches that ultimately be judged
  25. Islam gives a person a clear perspective
  26. Islam believe judged based on intentions
  27. Islam teaches one should not harm others
  28. Islam teaches that God is the most Justice
  29. Islam has a message for people at all times
  30. Islam has a close relationship with the Creator

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:

لَّئِن لَّمْ يَنتَهِ الْمُنَافِقُونَ وَالَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِم مَّرَضٌ وَالْمُرْجِفُونَ فِي الْمَدِينَةِ لَنُغْرِيَنَّكَ بِهِمْ ثُمَّ لَا يُجَاوِرُونَكَ فِيهَا إِلَّا قَلِيلًا

“If the hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease and those who spread rumours in Medina do not cease, We will surely let you overpower them. Then they will not remain your neighbours therein except for a little while.” (Surah Al-Ahzab 33:60)

Islam is not named after its founder or the community of its birth. Islam is an attributive title that signifies obedience to God, the Creator of the Universe. One of its main beauties is that it acknowledges the complete perfection, greatness, and uniqueness of God with absolutely no compromises. This is reflected in Islam’s pure teachings of the attributes of God. Allah says:

وَقَالَت طَّائِفَةٌ مِّنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ آمِنُوا بِالَّذِي أُنزِلَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَجْهَ النَّهَارِ وَاكْفُرُوا آخِرَهُ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ

“A faction of the People of the Book say to each other: Belief in that which was revealed to the believers at the beginning of the day and reject it at its end that perhaps they will abandon their religion.” (Surah Ali Imran 3:72)

Islam is a religion in which faith is based on clear proof. It encourages people to use their God-given intelligence to think and ponder over their life and the universe. Although this life is a test, God has provided sufficient signs and guidance to people who are open-minded and sincere to be able to acknowledge the truth. Unlike other religions, there are many clear proofs, signs, and miracles that the book of Islam.

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran:

  • “Truly Allah loves the Muttaqin.“(Quran, 3:76)
  • “guidance for those conscious of Allah.” (Quran, 2:2)
  • “Then We will save the ones who had taqwa.“ (Quran, 19:72)
  • “Have taqwa of Allah so that you might succeed.” (Quran, 3:200)
  • “And whoever fears Allah, He will make for his ease in his matter.” (Quran, 65:4)
  • “Do not despair of God’s mercy; He will forgive you of all your sins.” (Quran 39:53)
  • “It is He (Allah) who sent down tranquillity into the hearts of the believers.” (Quran, 48:4)
  • “O you who believe! If you fear Allah, He will grant you a criterion (furqan).” (Quran, 8:29)
  • “And I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah in Islam.” (Surah Az-Zumar, 12)
  •  “O ye who believe! Fear God and be with those who are true (in word and deed).” (Quran, 9:119)

Islam encourages the believer to remain free from the extremes of worldly happiness that may cause one to forget God and the extremes of sadness that may cause one to lose hope and blame God. He 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. This leads to a more balanced and optimistic outlook on life. Allah says:

وَإِذَا قُرِئَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُوا لَهُ وَأَنصِتُوا لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ 

“So when the Quran is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy.” (Surah Al-Araf 7:204)

The beautiful steps for repentance include being sincere, remorseful, refraining from committing the sin as well as having the intention not to repeat it. Islam encourages a continuous process of self-development and self-purification. This process happens directly between the individual and God – there is no need for sins to be shared or “confessed” to a righteous person/priest. Furthermore, God does not need to sacrifice himself to forgive sins, nor is anyone “born into sin”. Allah says:

وَقُلِ الْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّكُمْ فَمَن شَاءَ فَلْيُؤْمِن وَمَن شَاءَ فَلْيَكْفُرْ

“The truth is from your Lord. So whoever will let him believe, and whoever will let him disbelieve.” (Surah Al-Kahf 18:29)

Islam encourages a balance between hope in God’s mercy and fear of His punishment – both of which are required to lead a positive and humble life. We are born sinless but have the free will to commit sins. God created us and knows we are imperfect and commit sins, but the key is how we react to committing those mistakes. Islam teaches that God is the Most Merciful and will forgive and pardon those who sincerely want to repent. Allah says:

الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِآيَاتِنَا وَكَانُوا مُسْلِمِينَ

“(Being) those who have believed in Our Signs and bowed (their wills to Ours) in Islam.” (Surah Az-Zukhruf 43:69 )

Therefore, we should not be fooled by some ideologues who repeat slogans of freedom whereas what they truly call to is spiritual slavery. A person who cannot control himself and his actions is not free, even though he imagines he owns his will, because true spiritual freedom lies in the ability to control our desires in pursuit of enlightenment, self-actualization, and ultimate truth. We ask Allah to give us the ability to restrain our desires and to willingly submit ourselves to His will.