By Yahiya Emerick
Islam could be the such a lot misunderstood religion in heritage. so much people study little or not anything approximately Islam at school; in truth, our wisdom of Muslims will be constrained to information studies at the center East and Louis Farrakhan. Surprise--the overwhelming majority of Muslims are not Arabs, the Muslim Allah is particularly a lot the "one God" Christians and Jews think in, a number of the clinical and clinical options we take without any consideration have been handed on by means of Muslims, and the preferred myths approximately Muslims usually have little to do with the genuine ideals of Islam. the whole Idiot's Guide(R) to knowing Islam finds interesting proof approximately Islam; they settle for either the previous and New Testaments as holy books and settle for Moses and Jesus as prophets. The publication bargains pointers on Muslim tradition, real charges from the Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad, and well-known students, and solutions to questions relating to lifestyle from the Muslim viewpoint.
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He knows everything people have done and will do, and no one can grasp the least of His knowledge, without His review. His throne extends over the heavens and the Earth and He doesn’t tire in their safekeeping. ” (Qur’an 2:255) The Islamic concept of our place in the universe hinges on the notion that Allah, or God, is the only true reality. There is nothing that is permanent other than God. Everything exists due to His will and everything depends on Him whether we recognize it or not. Allah is eternal and uncreated.
According to the thinking of such people: Hey, who cares if people around the world are starving; we use our science to make our own lives cushy! Reason alone cannot guide us to right actions given that our animal urges plague us. We need a nudge from inside to counterbalance the animal in all of us. That nudge is our fitrah, or inner nature and inclination to seek God. Think of the fitrah as that little voice in your head that takes you to task when you do something wrong or that makes you look longingly upon someone performing a selfless act of religious devotion or sacrificing for the greater good.
The Qur’an declares that every object in the universe declined this “gift” out of fear of the consequences. Was God Right to Make Us? Why would God want to give such a gift when He already had complete control over everything in the universe, much like the control a model train enthusiast has over the tracks, cars, and placement of the small figures in the train layout? Why create beings that could choose to love (or hate) on their own? No one can really answer the question of why, for the Qur’an simply states that God created humans and jinns for the sole purpose of serving Him and surrendering to His will.
Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam by Yahiya Emerick