Why the universe with all its galaxies, the animal and plant kingdoms are so very meticulous and well-ordered?
It is because the Creator of this universe is capable of such perfection and wanted to make them signs for us to ponder on.
Why the formation & the sequential development of the human embryo into a normal fetus is an amazing and mind boggling process?
It is because, the Creator found all that too easy & wanted to show us our nothingness and helplessness.
Why the human being has been endowed with multitudes of faculties, hand in hand with weaknesses?
It is because the Creator has planned to put the human being to a test, through both these – his faculties as well as weaknesses.
Why human life in this world is mixed with some happiness and a lot of imperfections and sorrow in the form of physical & mental agony, natural disasters or crippling diseases?
It is because the Creator wanted us to think about why we humans have been created at all and that we strive and grow to our potential in this world and achieve the fruits of our deeds in the Hereafter.
Why there are so many different religions in today’s world and what is Islam’s place among them?
It is because man kept tampering with God’s revealed words, thereby perverting His message from time to time, producing salient differences in the religion. In fact, God’s revelation is a single continuation, from the first Prophet to the last, with the revelation finding its completion and perfection in the Holy Quran.
Why the human conscience pricks when the individual performs a sin?
It is because the Creator made the human conscience a foreteller of the life hereafter, wherein every soul will be put to question for each of its deeds, words and thoughts and aptly rewarded or punished.
Have you ever thought what could be the greatest sin?
The greatest sin as mentioned in the last revelation is ‘‘Join not in worship others with Allah. For joining others in worship with Allah is indeed the highest wrong doing.’’ (Holy Quran—31:13)
Why do Muslims hold the Holy Quran in great reverence?
It is because the Holy Quran is the last of God’s revelations, the only one unadulterated, remaining so forever and providing the unambiguous distinction between right & wrong.
Why is Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) so dear to Muslims?
It is because, it was through this last Prophet of God Almighty, that the Holy Quran was revealed in stages and Islam was actually put into day to day practice.
Why Islam is the fastest growing religion in today’s world?
It is mainly because of the sheer beauty & wisdom in its principles of unity of God, equality of mankind, morality, accountability for deeds and perfect justice in the Hereafter. Because of the infallible proof of Divinity of the Holy Quran.
What is this ‘infallible proof’?
It is as follows:
I. ‘The Quran’ itself – repeatedly claims that it is from God Almighty (Holy Quran-32:2, 36:5, 26:192)
II. The concepts of God (Holy Quran- 112) , Judgment, Fate, Evil etc as explained by Islam are psychologically irresistible & at the same time most suited to the human mind.
III. Islamic moral laws with regard to the individual, familial, social and political issues of human life can be seen to be humanitarian, practicable and well balanced.
IV. The tablet of the Quran is unadulterated and will remain so forever. (Holy Quran-15:9)
V. The Quran has numerous challenges & falsification tests (Holy Quran 62:6, 7) for those who wish to question its divine origin. One of the most relevant among those in today’s world is to bring out a single contradiction in it (Holy Quran 4:82). Using the parameters of our world; its references & comments on science, history, literature, economics or law or anything else for that matter can be critically analyzed for this. (Holy Quran 69:38-43)
For e.g.: How could an illiterate man like Prophet Mohamed use highly accurate & scientifically appropriate terminology to describe events like galactic motion of the sun/moon (Holy Quran 21:33,36:40) or intermingling of male & female gamates during procreation (Holy Quran 76:2);1400 years ago.
If we apply the Probability theory of Mathematics to the 1000 odd scientific facts found in the Quran ,in order to assess the probability of Mohammed, an illiterate person, to have got all these facts correct without a single error, merely by chance, we can realize objectively, that it was near impossible. Then, were from did he get all this wealth of information? From, None other than the creator, Himself.
VI. Confirmation of prophethood of Mohammed (SA) and other prophets before him.
Why then is Islam, the most criticized of all religions in the world, today?
It is because the enemies of Islam in the contemporary world, whose hearts are blinded to the truth and beauty of Islam, see its principles of individual, social, political and economic discipline as a threat to their material kingdoms and hence, propagate criticism of Islam; misinterpret the verses of the Holy Quran, and use the improperly guided Muslim youth themselves, to serve their vested interests. Thus Islam, whose word meaning itself is ‘peace’, is presented as a religion of terrorism and extremism.
What essentially is the message of Islam to mankind?
Allah says “It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces towards East or West; But it is righteousness to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels and the Book ,and the Messengers; To spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransomed of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and give zakath to fulfill the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain and adversity, and through all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the God fearing.”Holy Quran 2:177)
Frankly, Islam is a beautiful way of life. It speaks to the heart, debates with the intellect.
“Every soul shall taste death. You shall receive your full reward for everything you have striven for, on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever is spared from the fire and admitted into paradise will have attained the objective of this worldly life, for the life of this world is nothing but an illusory enjoyment.” (Holy Quran 3:185)
Reflect, before you regret. Accepting Islam as one’s religion is only the first step towards achieving salvation; Living by the ‘Quran’ is a mighty struggle in itself – a struggle to surrender to our Creator, a struggle to subdue our own base motives. We implore you to use your sense of good and bad, right and wrong, justice and injustice to analyze, open heartedly, the information that you have so far been provided, as it is the duty of those who knew the truth to spread the message of salvation among others.