What is the Message of Islam?
The easy (and correct) answer is that simply, there is only One God and that the Prophet Muhammad (saw) is His Messenger. With this, a Muslim holds strong to the Five Pillars of Islam and believes in each Pillar of Faith. But the Message of Islam is much, much more. It is a way of life, a guide, a teacher and a judge. It is a universal idea without discrimination. It knows no race, nationality, gender, or social class. It is compatible with daily life and is timeless. This world is not the final destination, but only a stop along the way.
The Message of Islam is ALLAH Subhana Wa Ta’ala Instructions to mankind, so that we may be successful in this part of our journey. A Muslim is commanded to do certain things, behave in certain ways, and learn and grow within the community. A Muslim must work and sweat for his or her wages and give generously to those who have little. Equality in economics, justice, politics, and family is essential. Neighborly kindness and support are incumbent. Parents, children, brothers, sisters, husbands, and wives have obligations and rights which form a balance in society. Acquiring knowledge and discipline, and learning how to deal fairly with those around you are challenges directly from ALLAH (swt). A Muslim knows how to handle these tasks by following the Message of Islam.
May God Bless You.
LESSON # 380 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Advent Of The prophets
Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)
Verse – 84 of 200, Section –9 (Part – 3)
|Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and that which was vouchsafed unto Moses and Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered.||
Qul ‘aamannaa billaahi wa maaa ‘unzila ‘alaynaa wa maaa ‘unzila ‘alaaa ‘Ibraa-hiima wa ‘Ismaa-‘iila wa ‘Is-haaqa wa Ya’-quuba wal-‘Asbaati wa maa ‘uutiya Muusaa wa ‘Iisaa wan-nabiyyuuna mir-Rabbihim. Laa nufarriqu bayna ‘ahadim-minhum. Wa nahnu lahuu Muslimuun.
Now practical likeness of the Muslims have been provided to the People of the Scripture. The Jews and the Christians prove to be wrong, falsified and denied all the remaining Prophets and heavenly Books except their own Prophets (peace be upon them) and heavenly Books (the Scripture). It has been told in this verse about the stance of the Muslims that those people who have entered in the nation of Last Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and embraced Islam, they believe in the entire previous Prophets as sent by God Almighty (peace be upon them) without distinction and discrimination. They consider the ancient Holy Books as the Word of Allah Almighty, admit that, “We believe in Allah and understand all the Prophets (peace be upon them) are sent by Him as his Prophets/Messengers (peace be upon them).
Having belief in Allah cannot be considered true without obeying His commandments. We have faith in that Speech of Allah Almighty which is revealed in the form of Holy Qur’an for us and we believe in the important series of the Prophets (peace be upon them). We also admit all those orders, which used to reveal periodically unto Abraham, and his generation’s Prophets, like Ishmael, Isaac and Jacob and out of their tribes (peace be upon them). After them, we have also faith in the Divine’s Word, which was revealed upon Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) in the form of Torah and Jesus (peace be upon him) and the Gospel. Near us these entire Prophets (peace be upon them) were sent by Allah Almighty. They were honest and truthful. The Scripture, which was revealed upon them by Allah Almighty, was rightful. We do not differentiate between them. We do not falsify to anyone of them. Because accusing any Prophet of falsehood will bring in Infidelity, even if everyone else is considered as Prophet. We are real Muslims (the obedient of Allah Almighty).
Nahnu lahuu Muslimuun – (unto Him we have surrendered), the stance of the Muslims has been cleared in this sentence that every Muslim believes in all the Prophets who were sent by Allah Almighty, were honest. Aim of these verses is to produce a pattern for following by the People of the Scripture that, “if you claim to be Muslims then it is the Straight Path. You will reach the destination if you adopt it”.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & English Translation by Marmaduke; Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)