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What would you call a religion
whose beliefs, practices and
followers are being bashed and bad-
mouthed in practically every sphere
of activity, in almost every corner of
the globe, yet it attracts ever-
increasing numbers of people?
A Paradox? A Miracle ? Or simply,
The Truth: Islam.
The fact that Islam. is the fastest
growing religion in the world today,
is proof that our Creator has taken
it upon Himself to perfect the Truth
that He sent all His prophets and
messengers with -- from Adam [AS]
to Muhammad [SAW].
Studies conducted in the West show
that the sheer number of new
Muslims is changing the
demographic profile of countries all
over the world, and not all of them
are born into Muslim families. With
some 6 million adherents in the
United States, Islam is said to be
the nation’s fastest-growing religion.
One expert estimates that 25,000
people a year become Muslims in
this country; some clerics say they
have seen conversion rates
quadruple since Sept 11.
Ironically for a religion that is
routinely bashed for “subjugating”
and “oppressing” its female
followers, the number of female
reverts to Islam.outnumber the
males 4:1!
The fact that more and more people
are finding their way to Islam.,
notwithstanding the relentless
propaganda, deliberate
misinformation and outright
prejudice against it, never ceases to
amaze me.
How do these people navigate in the
darkness to find the light of Islam.
in spite of all the obstacles in the
way?
The answer is that our Creator has
granted each one of us a guiding
light -- a pure, undefiled innate
nature called the fitrah. Unlike
Christians who believe in the
doctrine of Original Sin and assert
that each baby is born tainted with
the sin of Adam’s disobedience to
God, Muslims believe that every
child is born into a state of purity
where it recognizes its Creator and
is naturally subservient to His laws.
In his book The Fundamentals of
Islamic Monotheism, Abu Ameenah
Bilaal Philips writes: Just as a child’s
body submits to the physical laws
which Allah has put in nature, its
soul also submits naturally to the
fact that Allah is its Lord and
Creator. But its parents try to make
it follow their own way and the
child is not strong enough in the
early stages of its life to resist or
oppose its parents. The religion
which the child follows at this stage
is one of custom and upbringing
and Allah does not hold it to
account for this religion.
When the child matures in youth
and clear proofs of the falsehood of
its religion are brought to it, the
adult must now follow the religion
of knowledge and reason. At this
point the devils try their best to
encourage him to stay as he is or to
go further astray. Evils are made
pleasing to him and he must now
live in the midst of a struggle
between his innate pure nature and
his desires in order to find the right
road.
If he chooses to follow his innate
nature, his fitrah, Allah will help
him overcome his desires even
though it may take most of his life
to escape, for many people enter
Islam. in their old age.
The Qur'an also points to this
phenomenon, where every soul that
has been created is asked Who their
Lord is, and they testify that it is
none other than Allah before they
are born into the world.
When your Lord drew forth from
the loins of the children of Aadam
their descendants and made them
testify concerning themselves.
Saying: Am I not your Lord? They
said: “Yes, we testify to it.” (This) in
case you say on the Day of
Judgement, “We were unaware of
this.” Or in case you say: It was our
ancestors who made partners (with
Allah) and we are only their
descendants…[Surah Al-A’raaf
7:172-173]
Explaining this verse, the Prophet
[SAW] said: When Allah created
Aadam [AS] , He took a covenant
from him …then He extracted from
him all of his descendants who
would be born until the end of the
world, generation after generation
and spread them out in front of
Him in order to take a covenant
from them.
He spoke to them face to face
saying: Am I not your Lord? And
they all replied: Yes, we testify to it.
Allah then explained why He had all
of mankind bear witness that He
was their Creator and the only true
God worthy of worship. He said:
That was in case you (mankind)
should say on the Day of
Resurrection, “Surely we were
unaware of all this. We had no idea
that You were our God.” [Silsilah al
ahadeeth as Saheehah, Narrated by
ibn Abbaas, collected by Imaam
Ahmad]
This is the reason why people who
adopt Islaam are said to revert
instead of convert, because they are
going back to their original nature --
the one they were naturally created
with -- which is automatically
aligned with the Universe, its
Creator and His Laws; as opposed
to simply exchanging one set of
beliefs for another.
Reverts to Islaam testify that this
inner inclination to search for the
Truth, to know and follow it is a
major factor in their adopting the
faith. It is interesting to see some
of the reasons cited by reverts for
adopting Islaam:
Islamic Monotheism
“The Christian sect of Athanasians
insistently inculcates the tenet that
Christianity is based on a belief in
three gods (Trinity), that a slightest
doubt as to this belief will lead one
to immediate perdition; and that a
person who wishes to attain
salvation in this world and the next
should definitely hold a belief in the
three gods: God, the Son of God,
and the Holy Ghost.
When I became a Muslim, I
received a letter, which said: “By
becoming a Muslim you have
damned yourself to perdition. No
one can save you. For you deny the
divinity of God.” The poor man [who
wrote that letter] thought that I no
longer believed in God, not knowing
that when Jesus had begun to
preach, he stated the unity of God
and he never claimed to be His son.
[Lord Headley al-Farooq; British
diplomat, engineer]
An answer for every question:
“I would always search for causes
and purposes for everything. I
would anticipate logical
explanations for them. On the other
hand, the explanations provided by
priests and other Christian men of
religion did not satisfy me. Most of
the time, instead of giving
satisfactory answers to my
questions, they would dismiss the
matter with evasive prevarications
such as, “We cannot understand
these things. They are divine
secrets” and “They are beyond the
grasp of the human mind.”
Upon this I decided to study, on the
one hand, Oriental religions, and on
the other hand, books written by
famous philosophers. The books
written by these philosophers
always dealt with such subjects as
protoplasms, atoms, molecules, and
particles, and did not even touch on
reflections such as “What becomes
of the human soul?” “Where does
the soul go after death?” “How
should we discipline our souls in
this world?”
The Islamic religion, on the other
hand, treated the human subject
not only within the corporeal areas,
but also along the spiritual
extensions. Therefore, I chose Islam
not because I had lost my way, or
only because Christianity had
incurred my displeasure, or as a
result of sudden decision, but, on
the contrary, after very minutely
studying it and becoming thoroughly
convinced about its greatness,
singularity, solemnity and perfection
[Muhammad Alexander Russell
Webb; American diplomat, author]
Direct relationship with one’s
Creator:
Now I realize I can get in direct
contact with God, unlike Christianity
or any other religion. As one Hindu
lady told me, “You don't understand
the Hindus. We believe in one God;
we use these objects (idols) to
merely concentrate.” What she was
saying was that in order to reach
God, one has to create associates,
that are idols for the purpose. But
Islam removes all these barriers.
[Yusuf Islaam, formerly Cat Stevens]
Universality:
Islam is a religion that belongs not
only to the Arabs but to the entire
humanity. This universal quality
presents a sharp contrast with the
Judaic religion, whose holy book
always refers to the God of Israel.
One more thing that I love in Islam
is that this religion recognizes all
the prophets, makes no distinction
between them and treats the
believers of other religions with
compassion.
[Mahmud Gunnar Ahmad, Swedish
Muslim]
Absolute equality before God,
extended brotherhood:
There were tens of thousands of
pilgrims, from all over the world.
They were of all colors, from blue-
eyed blondes to black-skinned
Africans. But we were all
participating in the same ritual,
displaying a spirit of unity and
brotherhood that my experiences in
America had led me to believe
never could exist between the white
and non-white.
America needs to understand Islam,
because this is the one religion that
erases from its society the race
problem. Throughout my travels in
the Muslim world, I have met,
talked to, and even eaten with
people who in America would have
been considered white - but the
white attitude was removed from
their minds by the religion of Islam.
I have never before seen sincere
and true brotherhood practiced by
all colors together, irrespective of
their color.
You may be shocked by these words
coming from me. But on this
pilgrimage, what I have seen, and
experienced, has forced me to
rearrange much of my thought-
patterns previously held, and to toss
aside some of my previous
conclusions. This was not too
difficult for me. Despite my firm
convictions, I have always been a
man who tries to face facts, and to
accept the reality of life as new
experience and new knowledge
unfolds it. I have always kept an
open mind, which is necessary to
the flexibility that must go hand in
hand with every form of intelligent
search for truth.
During the past eleven days here in
the Muslim world, I have eaten
from the same plate, drunk from
the same glass, and slept on the
same rug - while praying to the
same God - with fellow Muslims,
whose eyes were the bluest of blue,
whose hair was the blondest of
blond, and whose skin was the
whitest of white. And in the words
and in the deeds of the white
Muslims, I felt the same sincerity
that I felt among the black African
Muslims of Nigeria, Sudan and
Ghana. We were truly all the same
(brothers) - because their belief in
one God had removed the white
from their minds, the white from
their behavior, and the white from
their attitude.
[Letter written from Makkah, by
Malcolm X]
Purity of prayer:
If I were asked what impressed me
most in the religion of Islam, I
would probably say the prayers,
because prayers in Christianity are
used wholly in begging God (through
Jesus Christ) to grant worldly
favours, whereas in Islam they ar
used to give praise and thanks to
Almighty God for all His blessings
since He knows what is necessary
for our welfare and grants us what
we need without our asking it.
[Cecilia Mahmuda Cannolly,
Australian Muslim]
Women’s rights and status:
No doubt, influenced by the usual
condemnation of Islam from
Christian pulpits on the subject, I
picked on polygamy. At last I
thought I had something; obviously
Western monogamy was an
improvement on this old system. I
talked of it to my Muslim friend. He
illustrated with the aid of
newspaper articles how much true
monogamy there was in England,
and convinced me that a limited
polygamy was the answer to the
secret unions that are becoming so
distressingly common in the West.
My own common sense could see
that, particularly after a war, when
women of a certain age group far
outnumber men, a percentage of
them are destined to remain
spinsters. Did God give them life for
that? I recollect that on the radio
programme known as `Dear Sir' an
unmarried English girl had called for
lawful polygamy, saying she would
prefer a shared married life rather
than the loneliness to which she
seemed to be destined. In Islam no
one is forced into a polygamous
marriage, but in a perfect religion,
the opportunity must be there to
meet those cases where it is
necessary.
[Mavis B Jolly, UK]
Belief in the Qur’aan as Divine
Revelation:
I read as much of the Qur’aan as I
could. I was immersed in it. As I
read the verses in English, I
repeated to myself over and over
again, this is what I have always
thought and believed. What kind of
book was this? Before long I was
reading the book and crying, and
reading and crying... it was as if
something had overtaken me... I
forgot what I was looking for in
particular, however when I came
upon the verses in Surah Baqarah
122-141 regarding Prophet Ibrahim
(AS) I had found my answer.
I had been searching for Isma'il (as)
, son of Prophet Ibrahim and his
wife Hajarah, who had been missing
from the Hebrew brothers story. In
those verses I found the truth of
religion... They say: Become Jews or
Christians if ye would be guided (to
salvation). Say thou: Nay! (I would
rather) the religion of Abraham the
True, and he joined not gods with
Allah. Say ye: We believe in Allah,
and the revelation given to us, and
to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob
and the Tribes, and that given to
Moses and Jesus, and that given to
(all) the Prophets from their Lord;
We make no difference between one
another of them: and we submit to
Allah." (2:135-136) As I continued to
read and cry, I became intent upon
finding someone who could connect
me with others who believed in this
book!
[K H Abdul Lateef, USA]
The personal example of the
Prophet Muhammad [SAW]:
I accepted Islam because I admired
the Prophet Muhammad.[SAW]. I
had quite a number of Muslim
friends in Zanzibar, who gave me
Islamic books, which I read in
secrecy from my family. I became a
Muslim despite the remonstrances
of my family and the oppressions of
the priests of Parsee religion, which
had been my religion until that
time. I held fast to my religion and
resisted against all sorts of threats.
Now I love Allah and His last
Prophet Muhammad [SAW] more
than my life
[Faruq B Karai, Zanzibar]
Islaam withstands scrutiny and
encourages reasoning:
Instead of asking a follower to
believe in its precepts just ”because”
or someone asks them to, Islaam
encourages people to think for
themselves, reflect on the signs of
God in Creation and within their
own selves. Little wonder then that
a sizable number of reverts are
thinking people: scientists,
astronomers, philosophers, doctors.
As created beings who can neither
grant life nor ward off death, we
owe it to ourselves and The One
Who Created Us to discover the
Truth, to follow it and to facilitate
others to do the same.
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islam truth? Hmm...One of the reasons why islam is growing faster is because of 'FORCE' muslims imposes their religion on people..it's either you believe in Allah or you die,'islamic conquest' 'Jihad'.wait i'm coming back for you lemme finish with my bread buns
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(02-11-2017, 10:14 AM)emeks Wrote: islam truth? Hmm...One of the reasons why islam is growing faster is because of 'FORCE' muslims imposes their religion on people..it's either you believe in Allah or you die,'islamic conquest' 'Jihad'.wait i'm coming back for you lemme finish with my bread buns

You are correct bro, but that only happens in some parts of the world
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e be lyk say simetin dey worry u, na dat same religion of peace na I'm go go dey force person turn Muslim, na dem get terrorist organisation pass namely ISIS, BOKO HARAM
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if you calim that Adam was a prophet,to whom was he sent?what were the teachings of Adam?
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