In the current status quo, life is fast paced and has liberal exposure, which is why people don’t have time to research instead they are dependent on what others say. They have a belief that modern science is the only tool to live a healthy and wealthy life. People can’t even learn from each other, rather they prefer to learn from either social media or other un-reliable sources. If science announces colonisation on Mars people will start thinking as to how can they settle their business, decorate their homes and they will be the ones to make history on Mars, but why don’t they think as to why humans never went back to moon? Many of us will die with our hypothetical visions, unfortunately leaving our dreams behind on Earth.
In the old times people were mostly illiterate because of the political and religious conspiracies that controlled their nations. Most of these conspiracies were led by bureaucrats and were implied through religious beliefs and their system was embedded in a state. For instance:
In the Middle Ages, the fear of this “heavy hand of God” reached its pinnacle; comets were thought to portend terrible natural events, such as floods or earthquakes. In the 16th and early 17th century, they became a favourite subject of broadsheets, the forerunners of newspapers. A poem from the 15th century provides an impressive description of the nature of comets: “They bring fever, illness, pestilence and death, difficult times, shortages and times of great famine.”
In the modern era time is exactly repeating itself, different institutions that owned specific knowledge made it difficult for ordinary people to access it. For the purpose of distraction these institutes bring knowledge from hypothetical sources which are incomplete which is why people are still handicapped in the world of knowledge.
With the passage of time people got the awareness about these kinds of activities and they became fearless of comets. Now there are many events which are organised for the meteor shower. There is a very beautiful quote I would like to share “Knowledge overcomes the fear”.
I think time repeats itself and people are going to get influenced by Scientific conspiracies like I described above. The flock of sheep which is lead by one sheep. (see my blog: The shepherd)
What is the Religion and how it works for the whole humanity.
My question is based on humanity and not any kind of community. I think first we should go for the general definition of Religion.
“Religion is a fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a group of people. These set of beliefs concern the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, and involve devotional and ritual observances. They also often contain a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. “
I already wrote a blog on this: “Religion made for Human“
In my opinion
“Religion is a fundamental set of beliefs which depends on faith and laws also lead by someone who is a “super human” and connected to supreme power (The Lord). These sets of belief are concerned with humans and their moralities. Corrections and cultural systems.”
Basically religion has laws and rules for humans and their problems, with these laws and rules people can find their direction towards peace and prosperity. They’ll also find how to live a successful life and healthy relationship with others. Religious laws teach their followers how to save themselves from bad and evil things or habits to achieve the best level of in lives and secure each other. True religion has a mission line for their followers, that’s how people spend their lives without anxiety and depression and adopt religion as their lifetime mission. Religion has its own culture which helps people to gather and be safe from distractions. Also, religious cultures try to make religious envoirments to practice their prayers.
Islam as a Revolution for Humanity
Before I start to write about Islam and its facts I want to notify my readers that logics are made by humans not by nature. Laws lead the nature not the logics, and universe is governed by laws which are made by our Lord.
Before Islam, every religion was turned into hypothesis by their followers for the sake of money and ruling over their people. All holy scriptures were changed by the orders of dominant followers or their kings. With these changes all the blessings from God ended and passively the whole humanity went towards evil acts and started worshiping idols with self satisfaction and made their own religion and started lobbying. Followers with social power and money gathered people quickly and the poor ones were hanged up on charges of blasphemy. Only dominant followers had the permission to learn and read their holy scriptures and if any poor man tries to read anything he would hanged or sentenced to life imprisonment. This Era was the darkest ever in the human history. People made their own gods, goddesses and their families, but never had a thought that multi powers make multi rules and laws but the universe moved in one direction not in multiple directions.
There were no rights for people and prohibited things were made Halal to people with fake reasons for it.
In many religions people are worshiping the idols, image, or icon, which can be worshipped either at home or in the temple and these are only hypothetical visions even these characters where never recorded by human history.
Concept Of God in Islam
The Last prophet Muhammadﷺ (pbuh), was asked about God, the answer came directly from Allah in the Holy Quran of Muslims, the Quran “Say, ‘He is Allah the One, Allah the eternal. He begot no one nor was He begotten. No one is comparable to Him.’” [112:1-4] This is a clear statement by God describing Himself to humanity without any room for confusion.
Allah is the Creator and the Sustainer of the universe who created everything for a reason. Muslims believe that He created mankind with a simple purpose – to worship Him. He sent messengers to guide people in fulfilling this purpose. Some of these messengers include Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. ﷺ, peace be upon all of them. They all gave a consistent message about God by affirming His greatness as the Creator and guiding people to worship Him alone. Remember idol worshiping is strictly prohibited in islam.
Arrival Of Peace and The Last Prophetﷺ
The Last Prophet Muhammadﷺ arrived in 571 AD. At the age of 40 years, he announced his Prophethood, at that day the evil era started to end and the light of Allah started spread over the world. Prophet Muhammadﷺ was already practicing what he preached to others.
Prophet Muhammadﷺ destroyed all idols and preached islam, the Religion of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) which is based on Monotheism (concept of one God). Prophet Muhammadﷺ had a word of Allah with him, and guided people with it. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ made miracles for who demanded, and preached people with true words and orders of Allah. Many Ordinary people and kings were impressed by their preachings and accepted islam. Tribes who wanted to fight with Prophet Muhammadﷺ at that time, they faced defeat at every step because of Allah’s help to Muslims. Question is, why did they want to fight if Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was an ordinary person for them?
Actually they knew about Last Messenger and Prophet Muhammadﷺ from their preachers and found his name in their Holy scriptures. It was time to shutdown the analogy of False Gods and goddesses. Thats why people were trying to stop Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his true preachings.
At his last sermon, Prophet Muhammadﷺ completed Islam.
Allah said in Quran:
(This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.)
What does Islam Teach us?
Islam is an Arabic word “Salam” which means “Peace “.
Peace for everything. Peace for enemies, friends, ourselves, others even for animals. Peaceful person is a good Muslim as Islam is based on five pillars which are essential for muslims to follow. These pillars are non-hypothetical rather these pillars make muslims successful in real life.
I already wrote about five pillars of islam click to open
These are mandatory five pillars which connect us with Allah and teach us his obedience. These pillars also help us to boost our faith and keep aligned as an Ummah.
Islamic religious practices are the best way to pray in front of Allah (The God). Because In Holy Quran Allah said ‘stay in prayer’ means keep this condition of prayer in your life routine, that means when we are in this condition, we have only fear of Allah and feel as if he is in front of us.
If we think over this, then no one from true muslims will do sins intentionally and our society and culture will become a good example for others. If muslims commit any sin then they will apologise to Allah.
Islam is the religion of brotherhood and equality. Islam also supports positive humanity which helps to make better societies and generations. Importance of knowledge in islam is very clear or at mandatory level. Some quotes (Hadith) from Prophet Muhammadﷺ about knowledge.
(1)It is an obligation for every Muslim to seek knowledge.
(2)Seek knowledge even if it be in China.
(3)Seek knowledge from cradle to grove.
(4)Scholars are the heirs of the prophets.
(5)Anyone who pursues a course in search of knowledge, God will ease his way to paradise.
Islam gives us way to spend life with laws, rules and rights. Islam gives rights to each other in relationships, rather if we try to avoid these then islamic laws counter ourselves and maybe sentence a punishment or a fine. Today in most of the countries, there are animal rights in their constitutions but not in their religion, before them islam had laws for animal rights.
Actually islam is based on facts and results not based on hypothesis like other religions. Anyone practicing islam, gets results not only hopes.
Laws in Islam
Islamic law is known as Shari’ah Law, which is derived from the Qur’an and Hadith and applied to the public and private lives of Muslims within Islamic states. Shari’ah law governs many aspects of day-to-day life—politics, economics, banking, business, contracts, social issues, etc.
The foremost source of Shari’ah is the Qur’an, which records “prohibitions on certain foods (pork, carrion, wine, animals slaughtered in pagan ceremonies), a number of legal rules concerning family law (marriage, divorce, and inheritance), criminal law (the hudud crimes, including penalties of highway robbery, illicit sexual activity, slander, and wine-drinking), rules about witnesses, and commercial regulation including the ban on riba (usury) and forms of contracts. There are also many other laws stated in Quran.
What is Quran(The Holy Book)
Quran is the message of Allah that was revealed in Arabic to his Last Messenger, Prophet Muhammadﷺ who is the last prophet as stated clearly in the Quran. This makes Quran the final message to mankind. It was placed into Muhammad’s ﷺ soul on the 27th night of Ramadan, 13 B.H. (Before Hijrah) through the mediation of Angel Gabriel and witnessed by the angels. Quran has never been changed by anyone because in islam mostly people memorised it. People feel honoured to memorise The Holy Quran.
Allah said in Quran:
This is the Book (the Quran), whereof there is no doubt, a guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqoon (the pious and righteous persons who fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)).
Quran (Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 2)
The Holy Kaaba (One Direction)
About a year and a half after the migration of the Prophet Muhammadﷺ the Muslims were ordered to turn towards Makkah for the direction of their prayer. The particular mosque in Medina where the Prophet instructed this is called Masjid al-Qiblatain, meaning the mosque with two Qiblas. This is due to the fact that the original direction of prayer was towards Jerusalem. The Qur’an tolls the Muslims,
“Turn then thy face towards the sacred mosque and wherever you be, turn your faces towards that part. ” (2: 139-144)
The Muslim world goes to Kaaba for pilgrimage in every islamic month of Zul-Hajj and for special prayers. Our faith about Kaaba is very clear that Kaaba itself is not a God rather Kaaba Belongs to Allah (The God) as their sign on earth. Muslims are not permitted to change their direction for Mandatory five time prayers and for Pilgrim.
Culture is the name of the development of the human capabilities and human behaviour and their expression in the environment. Art and literature are not a part of culture. Rather those are the instrumentalities of the culture.
In Islamic Culture there is a reflection of the Islamic values. In the name of art and culture, Islam does not encourage open or hidden obscenity. Rather, it declares obscenity of all kinds as clearly unlawful (haram/حرام). Likewise, Islam does not permit the doing of any action which is against human development and dignity.
Islam has its own values according to which it moulds the human character.
The basis of Muslim Culture is Islam. And any interpretation of Culture cannot be acceptable which is against the basic concepts of Muslims.
Muslim Culture is fully constructive, full of peace, full of excellence, and based on welfare and well wishing of the people. By its expression purity, modesty and sincerity prevails in the atmosphere.
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