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Islam means "submission to God in peace". Islam teaches there is only One God, whose primary name is "Allah" in the Arabic language. Islam is the same essential message given to all the prophets, from Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and finally to the Last Prophet, Muhammad, (peace be upon them all). They all proclaimed the same basic Divine message: worship only God, stop worshipping human beings and other created things There's a different between Islam and Muslims!! What's the purpose of life? What Do You Know About Islam? Not what you have heard about Islam, not what you have seen in the actions of some Muslims, but what do you really know about Islam?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Islam Compared with Judaism and Christianity



Islam Compared with Judaism and Christianity


Section One: The Holy Book of Muslims:



Allah (SWT) revealed the Holy Qur’an carrying the Truth and as a criterion to distinguish truth from falsity inserted into the heavenly inspiration the People of the Scripture have. Allah (SWT) says: “This Qur'an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah; on the contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it, and a fuller explanation of the Book— wherein there is no doubt—from the Lord of the worlds.” (X: 37)



The Holy Qur’an does not only verify the authentic portion of the revelation preserved in the Scriptures of Jews and Christians (The Torah and the Gospel) but it details all that.



One of the characteristics of the Holy Qur’an is that: “No falsehood can approach it from before or behind it: It is sent down by One Full of Wisdom, Worthy of all Praise.” (LXI: 42) This means that it is impossible to omit anything from it or add anything to it or modify it, whether on the part of its enemies who openly tend to abuse it, or covertly by inserting ambiguous things in it and distort its meanings.[1]



When compared with the other heavenly Books, the Qur’an is clearly distinguishable, in agreement with the saying of Allah: “Surely We have revealed the Reminder and We will most surely be its guardian.” (XV: 9) Allah (SWT) revealed this Holy Book to an illiterate Prophet to be a proof among other proofs that it is from Allah and that it is verily His Own Words and not anyone else’s. The description of our Noble illiterate Messenger is mentioned in the Torah of Jews and the Gospel of Christians. Allah (SWT) says: “Those who follow the messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write, whom they will find described in the Torah and the Gospel (which are) with them.” (VII: 157)



Gabriel used to come down upon our Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) to bring him the inspiration and would not leave him before he had committed the verse to his memory. Allah (SWT) says: “Move not your tongue concerning it (the Qur’an) to make haste therewith. It is for Us to collect it and to promulgate it. Once we recite it, you shall follow such a Qur’an. Then it is we who will explain it.” (LXXV: 16-19)



Gabriel would visit him annually in the month of Ramadan to review with him the Qur’an. In the last month they met, the Messenger (peace be upon him) reviewed the Qur’an with Gabriel twice, which was a strong guarantee to preserve what was revealed to him.


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[1] Al-Zain, Muhammad Faruq Faris, Al-Masihiyyah wa al-Islam wa al-Istishraq, p. 69.

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