What's the thing that makes you believe that islam is the one true religion?
Major difference between Islam and most other religions
All religions basically exhort mankind to be righteous and eschew evil. But Islam goes beyond that. It guides us towards practical ways of achieving righteousness and eliminating evil from our individual and collective lives. Islam takes into account human nature and the complexities of human society. Islam is guidance from the Creator Himself. Therefore, Islam is also called the Deenul- Fitrah (the natural religion of Man).
Example: Islam prohibits the molestation and rape of women. It enjoins hijab and prescribes capital punishment for a convicted rapist.
a. Islam prescribes method of eliminating molestation and rape:
All the major religions declare the molestation and rape of women as grave sins. Islam teaches the same. What then is the difference between Islam and the other religions? The difference lies in the fact that Islam does not merely preach respect for women, or abhor molestation and rape as serious crimes, but also gives clear guidance as to how society can eliminate such crimes.
b. Hijab for men:
Islam has a system of hijab. The Glorious Qur’an first mentions hijab for the men and then for the women. Hijab for the men is mentioned in the following verse: “Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.” [Al-Qur’an 24:30] The moment a man looks at a woman and if any brazen or unashamed thought comes to his mind, he should lower his gaze.
c. Hijab for women:
Hijab for women is mentioned in the following verse: “And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons....” [Al-Qur’an 24:31] The extent of hijab for a woman is that her complete body should be covered. The only part that can be seen, are the face and the hands up to the wrists. If they wish to cover, they can even cover these parts of the body. However some Islamic scholars insist that even the face should be covered.
d. Hijab prevents molestation:
The reason why Allah has prescribed Hijab for the women is given in the Qur’an in the folowing verse of Surah Al-Ahzab: “O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women,that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, most Merciful.” [Al-Qur’an 33:59]
The Qur’an says that Hijab has been prescribed for the women so that they are recognized as modest women this would prevent them from being molested.
e. Example of twin sisters:
Suppose two sisters who are twins and who are equally beautiful, walk down a street. One of them is wearing the Islamic Hijab i.e. the complete body is covered except for the face and the hands up to the wrists, and the other twin is wearing a mini skirt or shorts. Around the corner there is a hooligan who is waiting for an opportunity to tease a girl. Who will he tease? The girl wearing the Islamic Hijab or the girl wearing the mini skirt or shorts? Dresses that expose more than they conceal, are an indirect temptation to the opposite sex for teasing, molestation and rape. The Qur’an rightly says that the hijab prevents women from being molested.
f. Capital punishment for rapist:
The Islamic shariah prescribes capital punishment for a convicted rapist. The non-Muslim may be horrified at such a stringent punishment in this age. Many accuse Islam of being ruthless and barbaric. I have asked a common question to hundreds of non-Muslim men. Suppose God-forbid, some one rapes your wife, your mother or your sister and you are made the judge. The rapist is brought in front of you. What punishment would you give him? All of them said, “we would put him to death.” Some went to the extent of saying, “we would torture him to death”, If your wife or your mother is raped you want the rapist to be put to death. But if someone else’s wife or mother is raped, capital punishment is a barbaric law. Why the double standards?
g. U.S.A. has one of the highest rate of Rape:
The United States of America is supposed to be one of the most advanced countries of the world. An F.B.I report in the year 1990 says that 1,02,555 cases of rape were reported. It further says that only 16% of the cases of rapes are reported. Thus, in order to know the actual number of rapes that took place in 1990, the reported figure should be multiplied by 6.25. We get a total of 6,40,968 rape cases that took place in the year 1990. If the total is divided by 365 the number of days in a year, we get an average of 1,756 rape incidents everyday. Later another report said that an average of 1900 cases of rape are committed in U.S.A every day. According to National Crime Victimization Survey Bureau of Justice Statistics (U. S. Dept. of Justice) in 1996 alone 3,07,000 cases of rape were reported. Only 31% of the actual cases of rape were reported. Thus, 3,07,000 X 3.226 = 9,90,322 rapes took place in 1996. That is, an average of 2,713 cases of rape took place everyday in America in 1996. Every 32 seconds one rape is taking place in America. Maybe American rapists got bolder. The FBI report of 1990 continues and says that out of the rape cases that were reported only 10% of the rapist were arrested, that is only 1.6% of the actual rapes committed. Out of those arrested, 50% were let free before the trial. This would mean that only 0.8% of the rapists faced a trial. In other words if a person commits 125 rapes the chances that he will get a punishment for rape is only once. Many would consider this a good gamble. And the report says that of those people who faced trial 50% received sentences of less than a year’s imprisonment though the American law says rape carries a seven year sentence of imprisonment. For a rapist, the judge is lenient to first time offenders. Imagine a person commits 125 rapes and the chances of being convicted is only once, and 50% of the time the judge will grant leniency and give a sentence of less than a year!
h. Results achieved when Islamic Shariah Implemented:
Suppose the Islamic shariah is implemented in America. Whenever a man looks at a woman and if any brazen or unashamed thought comes to his mind, he lowers his gaze. Every woman wears the Islamic Hijab, that is the complete body is covered except the face and the hands upto the wrists. After this if any man commits rape, he gets capital punishment. The question is, will the rate of rape in America increase, will it remain the same or will it decrease? Naturally it will decrease. Islamic Shariah gets results.
Islam has Practical Solutions for the Problems of Mankind:
Islam is the best way of life because its teachings are not doctrinaire rhetoric but practical solutions for the problems of mankind. Islam achieves results both at the individual and collective levels. Islam is the best way of life because it is a practical, universal religion not confined to any ethnic group or nationality.
Introduction to Islam through this link http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam
Although Islam has significant similarities with all religions, it differs from other religions in belief, worship and certain aspects of social and moral principles.
The Qur'an claims that Islam is a religion of balance and represents the middle ground between the Jewish and Christian traditions. For example, in relation to justice, while Judaism asserts an attitude of "an eye for an eye" and Christianity teaches that one is to "turn the other cheek", Islam, on the other hand, gives the right to seek justice while encouraging the affected parties and victims to forgive and reconcile [QUR'AN, 5:45].
God in Islam is both transcendent and personal, unlike Buddhism, which does not talk about God at all due to the transcendent reality of God, and unlike Christianity, which only accepts a personal God in the incarnation of Jesus. Islam does not ascribe absolute and perfect attributes of divinity to any image or person other than God, unlike Hinduism, where every divine attribute is ascribed to a separate God.
Islam does not give divinity to any human or created being other than God, unlike the concept of the Trinity in Christianity. In Islam, unlike Hinduism, God is not a distant entity but closer to us than our jugular vein [QUR'AN, 50:16]. Muslims worship and pray directly to God without any intermediaries.
Islam claims that no-one nation or race or religion can claim ownership of the earth. The dominion of God belongs only to God and He may endow it to whomever He wills out of His righteous servants. The Qur'an points to this fact: "And Moses said unto his people: Seek help in God and endure. Lo! The earth is God's. He gives it for an inheritance to whom He wills. And lo! The sequel is for those who keep their duty (unto Him)." [QUR'AN, 7:128]
In Islam, unlike Judaism, God also speaks to all humanity through revelation and the prophets without favouring one over the other, "And for every nation there is a messenger. And when their messenger comes (on the Day of Judgment) it will be judged between them fairly, and they will not be wronged." [QUR'AN, 10:47]
I will focus on the differences between Islam and Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Islam has a lot in common with Judaism in its concept of God, resurrection, reward and punishment. Islam agrees with at least ten out of the thirteen articles of Jewish faith listed by Moses Maimonides. However, there are some differences: •Judaism asserts that the Torah will not be changed and there will never be any other Law. Islam would say that the Torah was changed and rewritten several times in history. Just as Jesus came with a changed Law, so has Islam brought a new Law appropriate to a developed society. The Qur'an also says that the Jewish law is overly harsh due to human revisions and it needed to be changed [QUR'AN, 16:118]. •Judaism says that Abraham and his immediate sons were Jewish. Islam on the other hand starts the Jewish nation with Jacob and his sons [QUR'AN, 2:140]. •While Jews still await the coming of the Messiah and do not recognise Jesus as a prophet, the Qur'an says that Jesus was appointed by God as the Messiah. •In Judaism, God has made an all-time covenant with the Jews and appointed them as a chosen people who were granted land by God forever. Islam says that the covenant with Jews was conditional and, in time, they broke the covenant [QUR'AN, 2:83]. The world also only belongs to the righteous not just a particular race of people [QUR'AN, 21:105].
Islam, especially the spiritual aspect of Islam known as Sufism, has important similarities with the philosophy of Buddhism. Just as in Buddhism, Islam also asserts that the motivation and intention of one's actions have important bearings in one's life on earth and beyond death. The main differences are as follows: •The feeling of "unsatisfactoriness" is not a problem in Islam. It is this feeling that gives us the impetus and motivation to develop spiritually as a human being. It only becomes a problem if it is channelled to the self and worldly pleasures. •Buddhism asserts that there is no immortal soul. In Islam, the human soul exists and continues to exist after death. The human spirit is a decree of God. Its essence does not change but it unfolds just like the petals of a rose in its development. Death is not destruction, but is a transition and a separation of the soul from the physical matter of the body and for the soul to continue on its journey towards its permanent realm. •In Buddhism, God does not exist and humans have created God. In Islam God is necessarily existent. Since everything has a beginning and an end there must be a being that begins everything. Islam asserts that we cannot be blind to the fact that the universe exists. The art, complexity, imminence, scale and purposeful design in the universe requires an Artist with the Will, Knowledge and Power to make it all happen. The existence of God has an important bearing on our own existence. •Although Islam also recognises that human desires are the cause of human spiritual suffering, it does not aim to blunt the desires but to channel them for the purpose for which they were created. The desires are given to us to survive on this planet, just like animals. The difference between animals and humans is that our desires have no end so we can continuously endeavour in our spiritual development. In a balanced state, the harmful effects of desires are neutralised. Suffering will always persist if a person does not find God. •Buddhism is not a public religion. The ideal Buddhist is a monk who is detached from the world. It is based on the cultivation of spiritual understanding. Although Islam also fosters spiritual understanding, it does this through a rational approach that has strong communal ties and practices. Islam does not encourage the lifestyle of a monk, but leads a person to achieve a restful spiritual state within a community so that spiritual understanding can be shared with other people in everyday life. •Buddhism says that a person will go through continuous rebirth if enlightenment is not achieved. The state of a person at reincarnation depends on his or her state of being which is a culmination of negative and positive energy generated by one's actions. Although Islam says that one's actions will influence the way one is eventually resurrected, resurrection will only occur once. Everyone will give an account of their lives and accordingly will end up in a final place of reward or reprimand. This life is enough to reach a positive, restful and enlightened state. Countless individuals who have rid themselves of desires and found high levels of spirituality from the empirical state of a baby shows that one lifetime is enough to attain an enlightened state. Those who did not achieve such a state have simply wasted their capacity to do so.
Islam also shares some similarities with Hinduism. As with Hinduism, Islam also teaches that there is a divine law and order in the universe and that we must be in harmony with it. While the ultimate reality in Hinduism is Brahman, one of the 99 names for God in Islam is Rahman (Most Gracious) – strikingly similar words used to name God. In Islam, as in Hinduism, the motivation and intention of one's actions have an important bearing on one's life on earth and beyond death. The main differences are as follows: •Hinduism teaches that there is neither an absolute beginning or end to human life nor to the life of the cosmos. A person is caught in cycles of creation and destruction unless he or she seeks liberation through religious practice. Islam, on the other hand, teaches that everything in the universe has a beginning and an end, except for God. This inevitably shows the permanence of God, just like the appearance and disappearance of the image of the sun on water bubbles in a stream shows the relative permanence of the sun. •In Hinduism, Brahman is the ultimate reality behind all appearances. The whole world is the body of the Divine, hence sacred. Animals, rocks, rivers, human beings etc. are all expressions of the Divine. Islam says that God transcends space and time and God is neither part of, nor like, any of His creations in the universe. Yet Islam also acknowledges every creation has a divine purpose and hence is sacred in its own right. •Hinduism teaches that there are millions of gods and goddesses with the assumption that all of them are one. Brahman cannot be worshipped directly. One can only worship Brahman through lesser personal gods. Islam teaches that there is one and only one God, and no-one else shares God's divinity. There is nothing to prevent humans worshipping God directly as God is closer to us than we think. •In Hinduism, a way of achieving harmony with the world is ordering human groups into classes, each having certain obligations and privileges. According to this caste system, one's class is determined at birth. Islam, on the other hand, teaches that all human beings have equal status and all humanity is one. No- one has a born advantage or disadvantage over the other. Being rich or poor, ruler or servant only serves as a test for us in this life. The only differentiator of people is their level of righteousness, which can only be judged by God.
Muslims recognise that there is an element of truth in every religion, for either a religion is explicitly cited in the Qur'an as having a divine origin or there is a strong chance that it has. However, Muslims believe that Islam is the only religion that achieves balance in all aspects of religion. Whatever is the highlight of a particular religion, Islam has it. Islam has the monotheism and legal aspects of Judaism, the love and compassion of Christianity, the richness of Hindu philosophy and the spirituality of Buddhism all in a unique blend.
Islam wants its followers to have a faith based on intellect and reason, a deep spirituality that brings a person into direct relationship with the one and only God and a healthy social activism to influence the society in goodness and progress. It does not want its followers to go to extremes in belief, worship or social conduct.
This is not to say that Islam was composed by putting together pieces from all the religions. It means that Islam has found the perfect combination of faith and practice of religion as a way of life covering all aspects of humanity. It has preserved the ideals of the oneness of God and the oneness of humanity. God, according to the Qur'an, says, "This day have I perfected your religion for you and completed my favour unto you, and have chosen Islam for you as deen (religion and way of life)" [QUR'AN, 5:3].
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The first thing that one should know and clearly understand about Islam is what the word "Islam" itself means. The religion of Islam is not named after a person as in the case of Christianity which was named after Jesus Christ, Buddhism after Gotama Buddha, Confucianism after Confucius, and Marxism after Karl Marx. Nor was it named after a tribe like Judaism after the tribe of Judah and Hinduism after the Hindus.
Islam is the true religion of "Allah" and as such, its name represents the central principle of Allah's "God's" religion; the total submission to the will of Allah "God". The Arabic word "Islam" means the submission or surrender of one's will to the only true god worthy of worship "Allah" and anyone who does so is termed a "Muslim", The word also implies "peace" which is the natural consequence of total submission to the will of Allah. Hence, it was not a new religion brought by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) I in Arabia in the seventh century, but only the true religion of Allah re-expressed in its final form.
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