GOD, HIS CREATION, MANKIND
What is religion ?
In answer to this question most people would say that it
is a faith or belief- leading human beings to worship a particular God
or Lord. Perhaps, human beings are provided with an inherent
instinct of worshipping their Creator or God. At present there are many
such beliefs existing in the world. Judaism, Christianity,
Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Parsi (Zoroastrianism) are examples
Some of the religions mentioned above promote the principle of believing
in one God and some in more than one. In either case, the existing religions
testify the concept of Heaven or Hell as a reward or punishment in life
after death, for the actions of an individual in his worldly life. These
groups of people believe that God has created this world and everything
Some of the above groups of people also advocate that Adam and Eve (Haowa)
were the first human beings on earth and the present generaton are the
grand-descendants of them. They also believe that Adam was guided by God
and was the first messenger of God. Judaism, Christianity and Islam belong
to this category of faiths; and the followers of these three religions
are now known as Jews,
and Muslims respectively.
There are some people who believe in God and have faith in their religions,
but do not bother to practice them.
Also, there are other groups of people, who out of their own imagination,
tend to worship something which seems more powerful to them. Some of them
thought of natural objects such as the planets, the sun, the moon, also
fire, wind etc as the source of power and started worshipping them. Others
tried to make a hypothetical image or idol of God and started worshipping
Now, the question arises, as to how these religions
came into practices among different groups of people in the world.
Before going to get an answer to this question, and discuss the
issue of religion further, one must know some facts about God and His Creation.
Should you want to continue follow
the link: God and His Creation
However, there are also people who do not believe in any God at all. They
claim themselves to be atheists, and most of them are guided by their own
whims and desires.
Various links have been provided here for the reader
to learn more about God, His Creation, Human Beings, Islam and Other Religions.
I would like to request the learned readers to visit the following links,
and hope the readers will find them very interesting.
1. If you have visited
the link "God and His Creation",
by now you have known that God's proper
name is Allah.
Therefore, from now on, we should refer 'God'as'Allah'.
learn about Allah's guidance to mankind
follow the link: Allah's
Guidance to Mankind
2. If you have already visited the link "Allah's
Guidance to Mankind", by now you know that Allah's guidance
to mankind was always and is ISLAM. If
you want to learn more about Islam
follow the link:
3. We have already come to learn that Allah sent
Messengers on earth and gave guidance as to how to lead life on earth,
and that Adam was the first Prophet and Messenger of Allah. At this point
one may raise the isuue that
"If the first man
on earth was Adam and if he was given guidance by his Creator, as to how
to lead life on earth, and if we are the grand descendents of Adam, then
why so many other religions do exist and why they all are different !!
If you want to get an answer
to this question
please follow the link:
Why so many Religions?
should believe in ISLAM
To know why, follow the link:
!! MUHAMMAD Foretold in all the Holy Scriptures
5.Do you want to know the
general views of a Muslim towards God, Human Beings and Religions?
Then follow the link: Muslim
6. Do you want to know the
Muslims' view about some of the other existing Religions and their Preachers?
Then follow the following important and very interesting links:
7. Islam is everyone's
birthright. To know why
follow the link:
Islam is Everyone's Birthright
8. Now a days, some of the Jews, Christians
and People from Other religions, who are looking for the truth, are returning
to ISLAM rejecting their former faith. Do
you want to read the True Stories of the Returning Muslims, as to why they
returned to ISLAM? Then
follow the link: Stories
of Returning Muslims
To summarise, in the words of the Prophet Muhammad: "Every
person is born with the innate religious faith (to submit to Allah, the
Almighty i.e. Islam)". If
the child were left alone, he would worship Allah in his own way, but all
children are affected by those things around them, seen or unseen. The
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) reported that Allah said, "I
created my servants in the right religion but devils made them go astray".
The Prophet (PBUH) also said, "Each child is born
in a state of "Fitrah" (submit to the will of Allah), then his parents
make him a Jew, Christian or a Zoroastrian, the way an animal gives birth
to a normal offspring, Have you noticed any that were born mutilated?"(Collected
by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim).
So, just as the child submits to the physical laws which Allah has put
in nature, his soul also submits naturally to the fact that Allah is his
Lord and Creator. But, his parents try to make him follow their own way
and the child is not strong enough in the early stages of his life to resist
or oppose the will of his parents. The religion which the child follows
at this stage is one of custom and upbringing and Allah does not hold him
to account or punish him for this religion. However, he has been asked
to look for the true religion and apply the knowledge Allah has given to
him, when he is able to think independently.
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OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS TO ISLAM
To explore more about ISLAM you
can use the following links.
1. Ibrahim Shafi's Islamic Resources: Click
2. Islamic Studies done by Non-Muslims: Click
3. Muslim Scientists, Mathematicians and Astronomers:Click
4. Do you want to visit IslamiCity where you can also
do your shopping? Then: Click