Jesus in Islam “[Jesus] said, ‘Indeed, I am the slave of Allah. He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet.’ ” Qur’an 19:30 The Truth about Jesus Islam is a religion of pure monotheism, or, in other words, the worship of The One and only true God – known as “Allah” in Arabic. Islam is also a religion of many great Prophets and Messengers, one of whom is Jesus (peace be upon him), a man whose name is known in almost every household. A man highly respected and revered by two major faiths: Islam and Christianity. What does this man, Jesus, have to do with Islam?
The Mercy of Allah (God) “Limitless is your Lord in His mercy…”Qur’an 6:147 God Almighty is full of love and kindness to His creation. All blessings and goodness in this world and the next are clear proofs of His Mercy. Indeed, Islam teaches that God is more merciful toward us than our own mothers. How can it be otherwise, when some of God’s names and attributes include: The Acceptor of Repentance; The Compassionate; The Loving; The Forbearing One; The Most Gracious; The Most Merciful; The Source of Goodness; The Most Generous; The Bestower These names all indicate that God is characterised by mercy, goodness and generosity. They testify
The Qur’an – The Final Revelation to Mankind What is the Qur’an? The Word of God The Qur’an is the literal word of God, The Almighty (Allah in Arabic), revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the Angel Gabriel. “The revelation of The Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.”Qur’an 39:1 Guidance for Mankind The Qur’an is “a guidance for mankind… and the distinction (between right and wrong).” Qur’an 2:185 It provides direction to help mankind judge between right and wrong, without which, man would surely be in loss. The Final Revelation The Qur’an is the last scripture revealed by Almighty Allah (God), confirming what little
Why Don’t You Pray? Sadly, many Muslims do not pray or fulfil the conditions of the prayer, despite its importance. The purpose of prayer is to strengthen your relationship with God; to be grateful for all His blessings; and to remind yourself of His Greatness. Just as the body requires physical needs, such as food and water, the soul requires spiritual needs, nourished by acts of worship, the most important of which is prayer. It could be that the body of a person is healthy but the person is spiritually dead. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The comparison of one who remembers Allah and one who does not,
Women’s Rights in Islam Women in Islam are thought to be subjugated, degraded, oppressed – but are they really? Are millions of Muslims simply that oppressive or are these misconceptions fabricated by a biased media? “And for women are rights over men, similar to those of men over women.”Qur’an 2:228 Over fourteen hundred years ago, Islam gave women rights that women in the West have only recently began to enjoy. In the 1930’s, Annie Besant observed, “It is only in the last twenty years that Christian England has recognised the right of woman to property, while Islam has allowed this right from all times. It is a slander