Islam is to submit to Allah in His Oneness (Monotheism), to be subservient
to Him in obedience and not to associate any partners,
rivals, or intercessors with Him. It is a religion of tolerance and ease.
Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you
is a religion through which one finds spiritual contentment
and would have peace of mind.
Those who have believed and whose hearts are
by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance
of Allah hearts are assured
is a religion of mercy and compassion. The Messenger
of Allah (I)
said: “The All-Merciful shows mercy
to those who show mercy. Show mercy to those on earth,
and you will be shown mercy by the One above the heavens.”
is a religion of love and loving good for others.
The Messenger of Allah
said: “The most beloved of
people to Allah are those who are most beneficial to
is a religion which has no confusion or ambiguity
associated with it.
And We sent not before
you except men to whom We revealed [Our message].
So ask the people of the former scriptures if you do not
is a religion for all, for it is a call directed to human kind at large, not to
a specific race or people.
And We have not sent you except to all of the
humanity, as a herald of
glad tidings and a warner. But most of the people do not know
is a religion which effaces all previous sins. The Prophet
“Islam effaces all (sins) committed before it”
a complete and perfect religion which abrogates all previous revelations,
and it is the last religion.
This day I have perfected for you your religion and
completed My favor
upon you and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.
Islam comprises a number of acts of worship, among which some are verbal,
physical and spiritual acts of worship. These acts of worship play an important
role in refining one’s manners, purifying one’s soul, reforming oneself, and
maintaining the integrity and unity of Muslim society.
What do they say about
W. Montgomery Watt in his book, What is Islam?, said, “Prejudice is only one
of the difficulties to be met by the European or American student of Islam.
As soon as he begins to describe Islam as ‘the religion of the Qur’an’, or
‘the religion of the four hundred million Muslims of today’, he introduces a
category which does not fit the category of ‘religion’. For what does ‘religion’
now mean to the Occidental? At best, for the ordinary man, it means
a way of spending an hour or so on Sundays in practices which give him
some support and strength in dealing with the problems of daily life, and
which encourages him to be friendly towards other persons and to maintain
the standards of sexual propriety. It has little or nothing to do with
commerce or economics or politics or industrial relationships. At worst it
fosters an attitude of complacency in the more prosperous individuals and
The European may even look at religion as an opiate developed by exploiters
of the common people in order to keep them in subjugation. How different
from the connotations to the Muslim of the verse ((3:19), ‘the true
religion with God is Islam!’
The word translated as ‘religion’ is Dīn, which, in Arabic,
commonly refers to a whole way of life. It is not a private
matter for individuals, touching only the periphery of their
lives, but something which is both private and public,
something which permeates the whole fabric of society in
a way of which men are conscious. It is all-in-one theological
dogma, encompassing worship, political theory, and a
detailed code of conduct, including even matters which the
European would classify as hygiene or etiquette.”(1)