Everything you need to Know about Islam

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The origin of Islam can be dated to the first time humans walked the earth. The religion of Islam is a compilation of all of the teachings revealed by Allah, the All-Powerful, to various messengers over some time. There is a common misconception that the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was the founder of Islam and that he was responsible for founding the religion around 1,500 years ago in Mecca city of Saudi Arabia. It is nothing more than a myth based on ridiculous assumptions, and unfortunately, many individuals believe it.

It is believed in Islam that the first person, Adam (AS), and his wife, Eve (AS), are the pioneers of Islamic history. He was the first human being created by Allah and the first messenger Allah sent to the world. During that period, Allah revealed his knowledge to humanity to instruct how people should spend their lives through Adam(AS). The main objective of such teachings was to communicate that Allah is one and that all humanity should submit their wills to Allah. The submission of one’s life to the will of Allah is the core tenet of Islam, and the person is called a Muslim. During that time, whatever it was that Allah had sent down from heaven via Adam(AS), they had to follow it.

We refer to this way of life as Islam. It is based on the teachings that Allah, the All-Powerful, sent down to Adam and those who followed in his footsteps. Adam and the other messengers who were sent to the various nations and tribes of their time followed the Islamic path, and they did so in the same way that Adam had done. The Prophet Muhammad (AS) is the last of all those messengers Allah had previously sent to their people.

It is reported that the Prophet Muhammad stated, in one of the Hadiths, that God had sent as many as 124 thousand messengers to the people of their time. Messengers are pious people who are a part of humanity and have been appointed by Allah to deliver his word to the people of their respective areas. They communicated all that was revealed to them to the people who followed them, and that belief blossomed into what is today known as Islam.

Every Prophet who came before the time of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) followed Islam in order to teach it to the people they were sent to. They, together with their followers, listened to what Allah had to say and followed the directions that they were given. Every single messenger, including Jesus (as), Abraham (as), and Jacob (as), acting in accordance with what Allah ordered them to do.

Islam’s basic principle was that people should obey Allah and the people he sent as messengers. But because the revelations of previous prophets are no longer legitimate, it is now obligatory for everyone to believe in Prophet Muhammad(saw) and follow in his footsteps. It was forbidden to practice early prophets for grounds linked, respectively, to corruption and fabrications in the scriptures and by the arrival of Prophet Muhammad(saw).

If a person wants to live by Islamic law, they must take the Shahada, read the Quran, and follow the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). In Islam, there is only one true God called Allah in Arabic; this God is the only one who deserves our worship and obedience. Pagans are people who worship gods or spirits other than Allah, who is the only one who should be glorified.

The worship of Allah, the one and only God, is fundamental to the practice of Islam, which is a monotheistic faith. A person who rejects the teachings of Islam by associating partners with Allah cannot call himself a Muslim because doing so is forbidden. All of the sacred texts, from the revelations, that Abraham (AS) received through the Quran, considered the final testament, are included in the Islamic religion. However, the holy Quran is the only text of scripture that needs to be followed in our day-to-day life; all other scriptures have been abolished.

The two most important aspects of Islam regarded as being of the utmost significance are the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). During his lifetime, our most beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) served as a living example of Islam’s teachings by adhering steadfastly to the rulings laid down in the Quran. In the eyes of Muslims, the two are on par in terms of their significance. To ensure that the teachings of Islam are instilled in every facet of their life, Muslims frequently consult both the Quran and the Sunnah.

The concept of worshipping many gods is forbidden in Islam. However, it admits that there is only one genuine God, known as Allah, in Arabic. Even while Islam does not accept the following of earlier scriptures that were revealed by earlier messengers like Moses, Jesus, Jacob, etc., the religion requires its adherents to believe in such scriptures. Although Islam encourages its followers to trust what is revealed, the faith does not accept this as the true message because its adherents have corrupted it throughout time.

It is believed that billions of individuals in the world follow the teachings of Islam, and around fifty countries on our planet follow Islamic instructions. It is often held that Islam is one of the religions spreading at one of the fastest rates around the world, and it is even anticipated that Islam will become the dominant religion on our planet by the year 2050. We do not know whether or not we will still be alive then.

People who follow the teachings of Islam are referred to as Muslims, and it is believed that billions of Muslims live in different parts of the world today. Middle Eastern countries are home to the vast majority of the world’s Muslims; however, Indonesia, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and other countries rank among the most populous places where Islam is the majority religion.

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Heena Qureshi

My Name is Heena Qureshi, and I am a proud Muslima who loves to share Islam and the knowledge of various fields with others.


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