Why should one accept islam?


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In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

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In this pamphet of mine I would try to enlighten the reader about some logical arguments which leads one to accept Islam. Islam is the most practised religion on the face of earth (practising muslims are more than practising Christians/Christian population is more than Muslim population). Before asking oneself the question ‘’Why should I accept Islam’’, one should already have asked himself “Why shouldn’t I accept Islam’’. If you start with ‘’Why should I accept Islam?’’ and do an unbiased research you will surely end with ‘’Why shouldn’t I accept Islam’’. This is an introductory article therefore in this article I wont be going into details.

One line sums it up:

The one line answer which I can give to this type of question is quoting the Glorious Quran from 3:19 which !reads,“…..the only religion in the sight of Allah is Islam……”

In this verse Allah swt says in a categoric statement that he wont accept any religion except Islam. Allah swt wont accept any other religion because He has chosen this religion for us. I quote from the glorious Quran Chapter 5 verse 3:
‘’(I) have chosen for you Islam as your religion……’’

Why do we accept Quran?

Now the question arises why should I accept that God said such and such things when I don’t believe in Quran. The Quran gives the reply to this query in Chapter 4 Verse 82:
‘’Do they not then consider the Quran carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradictions.’’

The Glorious Quran has given us various ways to chek if its God word. One of them is the test of contradictions. If Quran contains one such contradiction then it seizes to be the word of God. But what do we find is the fact that no one has been able to produce a serious contradiction in the glorious Quran (I know of many websites publising contradictions in Quran but they can be answered). The Quran gives us another test in chapter 2 verse 23, ‘
“And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant [Muhammad], then produce a surah the like thereof and call upon your witnesses other than Allah , if you should be truthful.’’
This challenge of producing a chapter which could be better than Quran in terms of elequence, rhythm, rhyme and literation has been standing since it was revealed 1400 years ago. No one has been able to and no one will ever be able to fulfill the challenge. Yet another test which Quran proposes is the test of authenticity which no religious scripture except Quran has passed. The Quran talks about it in chapter 15 verse 9:
‘’Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e, the Quran) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption)”..
Reverend Bosworth Smith had to recognize this great reality. He said:
“… we have a book absolutely unique in its origin, in its preservation, and in the chaos of its contents, but on the substantial authenticity of which no one has ever been able to cast a serious doubt”.. (Mohammed and Mohammedanism, Darf Publishers, London 1986 pp.14-15)

While for other scriptures we find something different, e.g The Christian scholar, Professor Bart Ehran in his book “Misquoting Jesus” claims that we do not even have a “copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy” of anything from the original writings of any of the writers of the Old or the New Testament.
Not to forget the scientific accuracy of Quran. Not a single Quranic statement goes against any established scientific.fact. Scientists like Keith L. Moore, E. Marshall Johnso, T.V .N. Persaud, Joe Leigh Simpson, Gerald C. Goeringer, Alfred Kroner, Yushidi Kusan have commented on the scientific miracles of Quran.

Putting  point one and point two together:

Now having reached a conclusion that Quran is the word of God one is left with no choice other than accepting Islam as the true religion because Allah swt clearly tells us that he has chosen Islam for us.

Islam gives solution to your problems:

G.B. Shaw writes in his book “The Genuine Islam”
“I believe that if a man like him (Muhammad) were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness.”

He must have been pointing towars the simplicity and assimilating power of Islam. And he does tell us what is he pointing towards. In the same book he writes.
“I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age.”

Islam not only tells you whats good and whats bad but it gives you instructions for making a society which has all good and no bad.
Most of the religions may claim that raping is a sin according to their scripture. But whats the use of this claim, every sensible human knows it. Islam moves a step further by showing us a way for making a society where no one rapes. Similarly, every religion claims to lable robbing as a crime. But here again Islam goes a step further and shows us a way to make a society where no one robs. (I wont be going into details of  how, this is just an introductory article). Islam has been able to eradicate social evils like racism, gender bias, dowry, unlimited polygamy, prostitution, rape, porn, incest upto a conciderable height. Other religions have failed miserably on these grounds. No wonder USA has the highest rape count, followed by United Kingdom, France, Germany and Russia. In fact all the countries in top twenty are muslim minority. And the lowest rape count is found in Saudi Arabia followed by Azerbhaijan, Yemen and Indonesia which are all Muslim majority.

Your religion is your guide:

Your religion should be your guide. It should have answer to most of logical Dos and Don’ts. It should be a way of life for you and it should really touch all the major fields of life. So far as my study is concerned I havent found any religion having such a comprehensive system of laws. Sharia deals with many topics addressed by secular law, including crime, politics and economics , as well as personal matters such as sexuality, hygiene, diet, prayer, and fasting.
D.G. Hogarth writes in his book ‘Arabia’
‘’Serious or trivial, his daily behavior has instituted a canon which millions observe this day with conscious memory. No one regarded by any section of the human race as Perfect Man has ever been imitated so minutely. The conduct of the founder of Christianity has not governed the ordinary life of his followers. Moreover, no founder of a religion has left on so solitary an eminence as the Muslim apostle.’’ .
Your religious scripture should support what your Religion demands:

Did God declare/make your religion (Christianity/Judaism/Hinduism) perfect.

No BUT GOD DECLARED ISLAAM THE
PERFECT RELIGION:
Qur’aan 5:3 ! … This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâam as your religion…

Do the names like “Christianity” and “Judaism” have any divine inspiration.

No BUT GOD (Allah) DECLARED THE NAME OF HIS RELIGION IS ISLAAM
Qur’aan 5:3:
“This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâam as your religion…

Did God promise to guard your religious book from corruption.

NO BUT GOD (Allah) PROMISED AND HAS BEEN PROTECTING NOBLE QURAN:
Noble Quran 15:9!
“Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e, the Qur’ân) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption)..

Did God say the religion of God is
Christianity/Judaism etc?

NO BUT GOD (ALLAH) DECLARED THE RELIGION OF GOD (ALLAH) IS ISLAAM:

Noble Quran 3:19!
“Truly, the religion with Allâh is Islâam. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh, then surely, Allâh is Swift in calling to account.”

Noble Quran 5:3 ! … This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâam as your religion…

Does the name(s) “Christian/Jew” have divine inspiration?

NO BUT NAME “MUSLIM ” HAS DIVINE INSPIRATION:
Noble Quran 3:64
“Say (O Muhammad SAW) : ‘O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allâh, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allâh[]. Then, if they turn away, say: “Bear witness that we are “Muslims .”

Your leader should be an ideal personality:

By ideal personality I mean you should be looking onto his example to how to lead_ your life. You are a student, he should be your role model. You are a teacher, he should be your role model. Whenever you have a problem you should have a solotion from him. He should really be a really diverse leader. I wont touch this point in detail myself but I would like to quote a historian and this will do it for me.
Alphonse de LaMartaine in ‘Historie
de la Turquie,’ Paris, 1854. “Philosopher, Orator, Apostle, Legislator, Conqueror of Ideas, Restorer of Rational beliefs… . The founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire that is Muhammad.’’

Conclusion

When I am left with no reason to reject Islam, I ask myself one last question. Does Islam give me salvation and does god really forgive my sins. Qur’an ensures us forgiveness from all sins:
“Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” Qur’an 39:53.

In fact, the Qur’an tells us exactly what we need to attain salvation {freedom from sin and the punishment of sin} in the very second Surah of the Qur’an:
“This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah -Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them, And who believe in what has been revealed to you, [O Muhammad],and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith]. Those are upon [right] guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful.” Qur’an 2:2- 5.

The Qur’an sums up what a Muslim needs to attain salvation within 4 ayats {lines} in the Qur’an. A fully comprehensive description of what entails one to salvation in Islam in the very second Surah.
To sum it all up Allah swt says in Chapter 48, Verse 28
“It is He Who has sent His Messenger.with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religion: and enough is Allah for a Witness.”
Thanks for reading

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6 thoughts on “Why should one accept islam?

  1. i dont know wether Islam is guiding how to getrid of sins other than just showing that the particular things as sins,but stil i exactly know wt u meant by other religions have ‘failed miserably’ is not fair,because in philosophy of Lord Buddha,its clearly mentioned what are the sins and how to avoid them.And in dhamma the uncertainity of life is shown.Buddhism or the Dhamma is guiding us to avoid violence.
    I just wanted to let you know about the philosophy of Lord Buddha only,and if i did even a little insult to Islam,would like to apologize you.

    And Im a Srilankan Buddhist.

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