Introduction to Islam
Islam is a way of life. Neither is it a collection of utopian ideas nor a heap of obsolete dogmas. It is the user guide issued by the Producer for His wonderful product ‘homo sapiens’ in order to get the best of usage. If applied, users get pleasant experience of a successful life here and hereafter.
He chooses special executives with extra-ordinary qualities to present His guidance to people. They are called Messengers. Obviously, the first human being was the first messenger also; thus each and every civil society has its own messenger.
Finally the Prophet Muhammed (SAWS) has been sent for the Whole World. Since the global community has reduced to a single entity and the communications among people has become so easy the world doesn’t need any more messengers. Moreover, the guidance of the final prophet is still effective and pragmatic so that it successfully survives the challenge of time.
Enough precautions have been taken to keep the Message clear to all members of the society from the Prophet’s generation to the last.
Satan was created capable of seducing the incompetent, to test peoples’ loyalty and adherence to the divine guidance. The Almighty has maintained in every generation a group of people who will prevail over all attempts of seduction and pass the message to the next generation.
This Group is called Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaath.
Therefore, it is necessary for all human being to ensure that he finds himself together with the right people to get the eternal success here and hereafter. We read in the Holy Quran Chapter I verse 6-7
You begin to understand that these terrorists you hear about do not represent Islam.
From Omar Ibn al Khattab – may Allah be pleased with him -he said: While we are at the Messenger of Allah – peace be upon him – one day, a man came to us . He is a man of very white clothes and dark hair, we did not see the impact of travel on him , we do not know him, and he sat down to Prophet – peace be upon him – he assigned his knees to his knees, and hands on his thighs and said: He said: “O Muhammad, tell me about Islam? “The Messenger of Allah – peace be upon him -: (Islam is to confess that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah – peace be upon him -, and offer the regular prayer and pay Zakat, and fast of Ramadan, and to do Hajj if you are able to go there. He said: you are right He [Umer (r)] said: we wondered that he asks and gives approval.
He said: tell me about the faith? He said: that you to believe in God, His angels, His Holy Books, His messengers, and the Last Day, and to believe in His decision of both good and evil. He said: you are right, and said: tell me about the virtue? He said: “The worship of God as if you are seeing Him or if you don’t see Him, He sees you.
He said tell me about the Last Day? He said: the questioned doesn’t know better than the questioner. He asked tell me about its signs? He said: it is to give birth a male slave to her male master .and you to see the barefoot , poor, naked, shepherd are indulged in competition of big building constructions. Then he went. I stayed there carefully, and then he said to me: “O Omar, do you know who the questioner? I said: Allah and His Messenger know best, he said: it is to inform you your religion.) Narrated by Muslim.