12 Mei 2011
The Deen with Allah Is Islam
Throughout the course of history, Allah has revealed the truth faith through His prophets. All the prophets there have ever been have called on people to believe in the one Allah, to obey the and all the other prophets, to believe in the angels, destiny and the Day of Reckoning, to do good for Allah’s approval and to possess good moral values. Allah has from time to time ordained changes in the provisions of the religions He has sent down, but essentially all the prophets have called people to Islam and to be Muslims. Because the true faith in the Sight of Allah is Islam:
The Deen with Allah is Islam.(Surah Al ‘Imran, 19)
The Prophets Noah (pbuh), Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Jesus and all the other prophets have called on the peoples to which they were sent to adopt Allah’s true religion to and revealed to them that they were Muslims. In verses 67 and 68 of Surah Al ‘Imran it is revealed that the Prophet Abraham (puh) was a Muslim:
Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian. but a man of pure natural belief – a Muslim. He was not one of the idolaters.
The people with the strongest claim to Abraham are those who followed him and this Prophet and those who have iman. Allah is the Protector of the believers. (Surat al-‘Imran, 67-68)
This verse reveals how the Prophet Jacob (pbuh) advised his sons to “be Muslims:”
Ibrahim directed his sons to this, as did Jacob: ‘My sons! Allah has chosen this deen for you, so do not die except as Muslims.’ (Surat al-Baqara, 132)
The Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and his disciples also said they were Muslims:
When ‘Isa sensed disbelief on their part, he said, ‘Who will be my helpers to Allah?’ The disciples said, ‘We are Allah's helpers. We believe in Allah. Bear witness that we are Muslims. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 52)
The Prophet Moses (pbuh) also called on his people to be Muslims:
Moses said, ‘My people! if you believe in Allah, then put your trust in Him, if you are Muslims.’ (Surah Yunus, 84)
As we have seen, all prophets have called on their peoples to be Muslims, in other words, to the true faith in the Sight of Allah. The true books and law that Allah sent down to these prophets gradually became distorted and departed from their original forms. But Allah has promised to preserve the Qur’an uncorrupted and has revealed that everyone should abide by the Qur’an, the last true book.
Therefore, if a Jew who genuinely loves the Prophet Musa (pbuh) wishes to live by the religion brought by the prophet, that can only be possible by living by the Qur’an. In the same way, if a Christian who sincerely follows the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) wishes to live by pure Christianity as it was in the time of the disciples, then he must abide by the Qur’an.
Because the truest, finest and purest form of what the Prophet Moses (pbuh) and the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) taught appears in the Qur’an. When Christians and Jews say they believe in the one Allah, "Lailaha illaAllah," and that the Prophet Muhammad (saas) is the last true prophet, "Muhammadan Rasulullah," and abide by the Qur’an, then they will be complete followers of the Prophet Moses (pbuh) and the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) they love so much. And by Allah’s leave, this will happen with the coming of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) in this century and Islam, the one true faith, will rule the world under the leadership of the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh).
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