Islam leads to a balanced way of living

EVIDENCE ISLAM IS TRUTH

Islam is also a rational system that not only allows questions but raises knowledge to a new level of dignity and respect. Submission to the will of God does not curtail freedom, on the contrary, it gives a very high degree of freedom by freeing the mind from superstitions and filling it with truth and knowledge. 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-A’raf 7:205)

Islam provides the right balance between faith and action, as both are required for a stable life. It guides all situations and circumstances. It is a practical religion with practical acts of worship that are designed to fulfil the spiritual, physical, psychological and social needs of people. Allah says:

ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ

“This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah.” (Quran 2:2)

When God created the world He did not abandon it to instability and insecurity. He sent a rope, firm and steady, and by holding tightly to this rope an insignificant human being can achieve greatness and eternal peace. In the words of the Quran, God makes His desires clear, however, human beings have free will and are free to either please or displease God.

Here are some important and 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 allows a person to truly God’s love
  6. Islam itself is an inherently inner peace 
  7. Islam teaches us about good and bad 
  8. Islamic rules being a good Muslim 
  9. Islam provides equal opportunity
  10. Islam satisfies the spiritual need 
  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 shield against evil
  18. Islam encourages God’s mercy
  19. Islam considers to rights of others
  20. Islam is to develop a peaceful society
  21. Islam teaches that ultimately be judged
  22. Islam believe judged based on intentions
  23. Islam teaches that God is the Most Justice
  24. Islam a religion of peace, the fastest growing
  25. Prayer solves problems and unites the Ummah

If you want proof that God exists, if you want to know what the purpose of life is, if you want to know what God wants you to do, this book is for you. If you want to know why there are so many religions if you want to know how a Muslim views non-Muslims if you want to know how Muslims should treat women, this book is for you. If you want more than faith and belief, if you want sound reasoning and rational conclusions then this book is for you. 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)

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 favours upon us, we cannot, because they are countless. Islam emancipates the mind from superstitions and uncertainties; it liberates the soul from sin and corruption and frees the conscience from oppression and fear.

THE SCIENTIFIC MIRACLES OF THE HOLY QURAN

The Quran is in a unique style of language that cannot be replicated, this is known as the ‘Inimitability of the Quran.’

  • The Earth’s  Atmosphere: The atmosphere is a word that denotes all the air surrounding the earth, from the ground all the way up to the edge from which space starts.
  • The Quran on Human Embryonic Development: Quran mentions the first stages of life after conception, the second stage of life after conception, and witnesses of scientists about these scientific facts.
  • The Quran on Mountains: Both the Quran and science agree on the structural makeup of mountains and the role they play in maintaining the stability of the Earth.
  • The Quran on the Origin of the Universe: At a time when the science of Astronomy was still primitive, the expansion of the universe was described in Quran: “And it is We who have built the Universe with [Our creative] power and keep expanding it.” (Quran 51:47)
  • The Quran on the Cerebrum: The Quran and science in total conformity in regards to the ‘anatomy of a lie’.
  • The Quran on Deep Seas and Internal Waves: “Or (the unbelievers’ state) is like the darkness in a deep sea. It is covered by waves, above which are waves, above which are clouds. Darknesses, one above another. If a man stretches out his hand, he cannot see it….” (Quran 24:40)
  • The Quran on Sead and Rivers: “He has set free the two seas meeting together. There is a barrier between them. They do not transgress.” (Quran 55:19-20)
  • The Quran on Clouds: “Have you not seen how God makes the clouds move gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a stack, and then you see the rain come out of it….” (Quran 24:43)
  • The Quran on Sun’s Orbit: We know that the Quranic account of the Sun’s motion is consistent with modern Astronomy. “It is He who created night and day, the Sun and the Moon, each floating in its orbit.” (Quran 21:33)

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. It encourages a person to understand events in the context of the overall purpose of life, which is to acknowledge God and obey Him. He created humans with intellect and free will to test them as to who will willfully choose to follow His guidance. Allah says:

أَوْلَى النَّاسِ بِي يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَكْثَرُهُمْ عَلَيَّ صَلَاةً

“The closest of the people to me on the Day of Resurrection are those who invoked the most blessings upon me.” (Sunan At-Tirmidhi 484)

Islam is the original religion that gives Muslims peace of mind and requires us to submit to the will of God. Islam also teaches that there are many, many wonderful things in this world meant for us to enjoy.

Allah Almighty says in The Holy Quran:

  • “Truly Allah loves the Muttaqin.” (Quran, 3:76)
  • “I am of those who bow in Islam?” (Quran, 33)
  • “guidance for those conscious of Allah.”  (Quran, 2:2)
  • “Then We will save the ones who had taqwa.” (Quran, 19:72)
  • “Truly, in remembering God do hearts find rest.” (Quran 13:28)
  • “Have taqwa of Allah so that you might succeed.”  (Quran, 3:200)
  • “He (God) is the Originator of the heavens and the earth…” (Quran 6:101)
  • “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)

Humans should think, plan and make sound choices and then put their trust in God. If things happen as they want they should praise God. If things do not happen as they want they should still praise God, recognizing that He knows best what is good for the affairs of mankind. One who believes in life after death is not expected to disobey God. They will be ever-conscious that God is watching all their actions and the angels are recording them. Allah says:

اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ

“Recite what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Verily, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, but the remembrance of Allah is greater.” (Surat Al-Ankabut 29:45)

These are just some of the many scientific facts found in the Quran.  It is important to note that the Quran is not a book of science, but that it is consistent with science. To claim that scientific facts in the Quran are due to coincidence would be irrational. The best explanation is that God revealed this knowledge to the Prophet Muhammad. Allah says:

سَنُرِيهِمْ ءَايَتِنَا فِى ٱلْءَافَاقِ وَفِىٓ أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ ٱلْحَقُّ ۗ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُۥ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ شَهِيدٌ

“We shall show them Our signs in the Universe and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that this is the Truth.  Is it not enough that your Lord is the witness of all things?” (Surah Fussilat 41:53)

Quran contains knowledge about the natural world, it also contains information about the inner dimensions of our souls.  It relates to our feelings, wants and needs.  The Quran informs us that we have a purpose in life, and that following God’s guidance will lead us to inner peace in this life, and Paradise in the hereafter.  And that rejection of his message will lead to depression in this life and Hellfire after death.