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Why You Choose Islam?

God is High and Supreme but He is very near to the pious thoughtful believers; He answers their prayers and helps them. He loves the people who love Him and forgives their sins. He gives them peace, happiness, knowledge, and success. God is the Loving and the Provider, the Generous, and the Benevolent.  Islam is also a rational system that not only allows questions but raises knowledge to a new level of dignity and respect. 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)

Islam is the original religion that gives Muslims peace of mind and requires us to submit to the will of God. Besides man, all creations of Allah SWT submit to the will of Allah. Islam also teaches that there are many, many wonderful things in this world meant for us to enjoy.  No other religion has exalted knowledge and its pursuit, as has Islam. Islam is tolerant of other religions and regards them as religiously legitimate. 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)

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.  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)

Angels are a creation of God. They are purely spiritual and splendid beings that require no food or drink or sleep. They have no physical desires or material needs. Like other creations of God, Angels spend their time worshipping God. In contrast to human beings, Angels do not have free Will – they can only obey God and cannot disobey Him. Each Angel is charged with a certain duty. Angels cannot be seen by naked eyes.

مَثَلُ الْبَيْتِ الَّذِي يُذْكَرُ اللَّهُ فِيهِ وَالْبَيْتِ الَّذِي لَا يُذْكَرُ اللَّهُ فِيهِ مَثَلُ الْحَيِّ وَالْمَيِّتِ

“The example of the house which remembers Allah and the house which does not remember Allah is that of the living and the dead.” (Sahih Bukhari 6044)

Why Should I Choose Islam, here are some reasons:

  1. Islam emancipates the mind from superstitions 
  2.  Islam Commitment means striving for peace 
  3. Islam teaches that God is the Most Justice
  4. Islam teaches one should not harm others
  5. Islam allows a person to truly God’s love
  6. Islam is totally against gender inequality
  7. Islam teaches that ultimately be judged
  8. Islam understands the Majesty of Allah
  9. Islam teaches us about good and bad 
  10. Islam is to develop a peaceful society
  11. Islam provides equal opportunity
  12. Islam trend to a believer in God 
  13. Islam is the future of the world
  14. Islam make our life better
  15. Islam bend to mutual caring
  16. Islam encourages God’s mercy
  17. Islam is easy to understandable
  18. Islamic rules being a good Muslim 
  19. Islam has a positive outlook on fife
  20. Islam  is an easy concept in beliefs
  21. Islam promotes all human resources
  22. Islam is a religion based on clear proof
  23. Islam has a purpose and meaning in life
  24. Islam has a pure and clear concept of God
  25. Islam is a practical and balanced way of life
  26. Islam always forbid to attack other religions
  27. Islam has accountability and ultimate Justice
  28. Islam has a close relationship with the Creator
  29. Islam teaches us to live in peace and harmony
  30. Islam has tolerant of other religions and regards

وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ

“Remember Allah often that you may succeed.” (Surat Al-Jumuah 62:10)

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.

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)

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:

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 offers all the beauty found in these religions and none of the drawbacks. So, why Islam and not any other religion? Because Islam is a global religion that speaks the very soul of a unified God necessitating a unified creation. Islam is about justice, human agency, and forgiveness. It teaches us about the nature of the soul, good conduct, and community.

Allah Almighty says in The Holy Quran:

  • “I am of those who bow in Islam?” (Surah Fussilat, 33)
  • “Truly, in remembering God do hearts find rest.” (Quran 13:28)
  • “Do not despair of God’s mercy; He will forgive you of all your sins.” (Quran 39:53)
  • “Nor canst thou lead back the blind from their straying: only those wilt thou make to hear, who believe in Our signs and submit (their wills in Islam).” (Surah Ar-Rum, 53)
  • “I believe that there is no god except Him Whom the Children of Israel believe in: I am of those who submit (to Allah in Islam).” (Surah Yunus, 90)
  • “What has come to me by inspiration is that your Allah is One Allah. will ye, therefore, bow to His Will (in Islam)?” (Surah Al-Anbiya, 108)
  • “We (God) have certainly sent down Signs that make things clear: and God guides whom He wills to the straight path.” (Quran 24:46)
  • “And I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah in Islam.” (Surah Az-Zumar, 12)
  • “Nor canst thou is a guide to the blind, (to prevent them) from straying: only those wilt thou get to listen who believe in Our Signs, and they will bow in Islam.” (Surah An-Naml, 81)

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. By not being overly attached to the material world, a Muslim is empowered not only to better handle any calamities but to be beneficial and generous to society. This leads to a more balanced and optimistic outlook on life.

أَسْعَدُ النَّاسِ بِشَفَاعَتِي يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ مَنْ قَالَ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ خَالِصًا مِنْ قَلْبِهِ

“The happiest of people who earn my intercession on the Day of Resurrection are those who say there is no God but Allah sincerely from the heart.” (Sahih Bukhari 99)

Islam’s timeless and beautiful message is the same message of all Prophets, including Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad (PBUH). They all called their people to “Submit to the One True God” which, in Arabic, means to become a “Muslim”. This submission to God enables one to fulfil the purpose of life by acknowledging the greatness of God and sincerely worshipping him alone. Allah says:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ اصْطَفَىٰ آدَمَ وَنُوحًا وَآلَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَآلَ عِمْرَانَ عَلَى الْعَالَمِينَ

“Indeed, Allah chose Adam and Nuh, and (the) family (of) Ibrahim and (the) family (of) Imran over the worlds.” (Surah Al-Imran 3:33)

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.