Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
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How many of you know that, the only nation that greet with “Peace be up on him/you” after mentioning them name of Prophets and Saints, are only Muslims?
For example when a Muslim hear: Moses (A.S), it is obligatory for him to say: Peace be up on him (alaihissalam) after the name of Moses (A.S) mentioned!
Same with the name of Abraham, Noah, Jacob, Aron, Jesus Christ (peace be up on them) and all other Prophets, only a Muslim greet them with “greeting of peace”, and only Islam teach to do so.
So, What make the difference between Islam and other religions?
The difference can be found in three aspects.
1- in Jurisprudence:
Islamic Shariah or Jurisprudence is much more giving importance to human rights and easiness compared to the jurisprudence of Torah and other texts!
Because the last Prophet (alaihswalathu wa salam) was sent as a “Mercy to the Whole World”
Islamic Shariah give much importance for witness statements when it comes to criminal laws!
Today, individual men taking shariah laws in their hands and playing with it!, this has caused people to blame Islam!
We read in Sahih Muslim, regarding the Punishment for Adultery/Fornication Stoning to death, was highly disliked by Prophet (s.a.w) because of various reasons!
He (Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam) turned away a man a woman from punishmentwho became pregnant after committing fornication!.
Finally they punished according the Scriptures.
Some people (Western) blame Islam for capital punishments!, I would suggest them to learn the Bible (New&Old testament) before pointing finger against Islam and behaving like Ostrich!
But they keep on coming back to Prophet (s.a.w) confessing their sin and asking for the punishment according to the scripture!
2- In Spirituality:
Islamic Spirituality is centered with it’s faith (theology) and laws (Shariah), therefore those who want to follow the spiritual paths , such paths are authenticated by Aqeedha (theology) and Jurisprudence (Shariah)!
So the authentic spiritual schools are bound by four schools of laws (Hanafi/Shafi/Maliki/Hanbali) and two schools of belief (Ash’ari and Mathuridi) creeds-The Main body of Islam.
3- In Theology and Belief:
The major difference between Islam and other religions is in the Beliefs.
Even thought the core beliefs of all religious books is the same, other religion differ from the core faith in beliefs and practice!
Islam calls to believe in all Prophets, Abraham, Moses, Jesus Christ Prophet Muhammad and other Prophets (peace and blessings of Allah be up on them), refer to Quran 2:285
The Islamic belief is based on the Quran and traditions of Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam)
Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.
Hadith Answering Idolaters,Related to God’s Sublime Attributes an explanation of Sura Ikhlas (Quran Chapter 112):
Surah Ikhlas (Holy Qur’an 112:1-4) :
|Say: He is Allah, the One and Only! Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him.
Abu Al-Aliyyah narrated from Ubayy Ibn Ka’b: The idolaters were saying to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be up on him): ‘Name the lineage of your Lord for us.’
So Allah,the Most High,revealed: Say: He is Allah,the One,, Allah As-Samad” So As-Samad means ‘the One Who does not beget nor is He is begotten, because there is nothing born except it will die, and there is nothing that dies except that it will be inherited from , and verily , Allah the Mighty and Sublime, does not die, nor is He inherited from. ‘And there is none Comparable to him,nor equal to Him, nor is there anything like Him”(Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Hadith Number 3364)
Comments:This is the same teachings of Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Moses and Jesus Christ (peace be up on them) and the teachings in previous books,Indian Scriptures etc, but people deviated and took a different path inspired by demons to worship them!
Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help. (1:5)
Quran: Chapter 112: Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;
And there is none like unto Him
2:255 Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory).
Zechariah 14:9 The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.
Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
Mark 12:29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Romans 3:30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.
1 Corinthians 8:4 So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no God but one.”
“Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.”Bhagavad Gita 7:20
“He is One only without a second.” Chandogya Upanishad 6:2:1
“Of Him there are neither parents nor lord.” Shwetasvatara Upanishad 6:9
“There is no likeness of Him.” Shwetasvatara Upanishad 4:19
“His form is not to be seen; no one sees Him with the eye.” Shwetasvatara Upanishad 4:20
“na tasya pratima asti” “There is no image of Him.”Yajurveda 32:3
“shudhama poapvidham” He is bodyless and pure.”Yajurveda 40:8
Andhatama pravishanti ye asambhuti mupaste” “They enter darkness, those who worship the natural elements” (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). “They sink deeper in darkness, those who worship sambhuti.” Yajurveda 40:9
“Lead us to the good path and remove the sin that makes us stray and wander.”Yajurveda 40:16
Bhagavath Gita: Chapter 10-Verse 3: One who knows me as birthless, beginningless and the supreme controller of all the worlds; he being undeluded among mortals is delivered from all sins.
Chapter 10:12-13 Under the spiritual guidance of Sri Krishna in the state of Annihilation (Fana) and Mari’fat (Knowing God) Arjuna Said to the Divine Light: “You are the Supreme Personality, the Supreme Ultimate Truth (Al Haqq), the Most Sacred (Al Quddus).; all the exalted sages (Awliya Allah-Quran Yunus 52), Narada Muni, Asita, Devala and the great Sage Vyasa, proclaim You as the Supreme, Eternal Personality, the Self Manifest, The Original Lord of All gods (Angels are worshipped as demi gods) , unborn (lam yalid-Quran chapter 112) and all pervading (AL-WÂSI’ The All-Encompassing, The All-Embracing);
Quran Chapter 1:6-7 Show us the straight path, (6) The path of those whom Thou hast favoured. Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray.
Rig Veda Book 1, hymn 164 and verse 46: “Sages (learned Priests) call one God by many names.”Rigveda 1:164:46
Quran Chapter 53:24 He is Allah, the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or Colours). To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth, doth declare His Praises and Glory: and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
Quran 1:2 Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, (2)
Rigveda Book 8, hymn 1, verse 1″Ma cid anyad vi sansata sakhayo ma rishanyata””O men, do not worship anybody but Him, the Divine One. Praise Him alone.”Rigveda 8:1:1
From the above verses we can see that, in all Scriputures God is One and Only. There is no second or third!. This is the belief of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus (Peace be up on them) . Time to time, man changed his faith under the influence of his ego and the evil whisper due to Satan’s enmity which caused man to worship demons and false spirits and make God that which is not god!
Even these days, some deviant Muslims say God has hands and feet!
99 NAMES OF ONE GOD IN ISLAM
ONE GOD AND 99 NAMES, NOT 99 GOD AND 99 NAMES!
Arabic English Translation
1 Allah (الله) The Greatest Name
2 Ar-Rahman (الرحمن) The All-Compassionate
3 Ar-Rahim (الرحيم) The All-Merciful
4 Al-Malik (الملك) The Absolute Ruler
5 Al-Quddus (القدوس) The Pure One
6 As-Salam (السلام) The Source of Peace
7 Al-Mu’min (المؤمن) The Inspirer of Faith
8 Al-Muhaymin (المهيمن) The Guardian
9 Al-Aziz (العزيز) The Victorious
10 Al-Jabbar (الجبار) The Compeller
11 Al-Mutakabbir (المتكبر) The Greatest
12 Al-Khaliq (الخالق) The Creator
13 Al-Bari’ (البارئ) The Maker of Order
14 Al-Musawwir (المصور) The Shaper of Beauty
15 Al-Ghaffar (الغفار) The Forgiving
16 Al-Qahhar (القهار) The Subduer
17 Al-Wahhab (الوهاب) The Giver of All
18 Ar-Razzaq (الرزاق) The Sustainer
19 Al-Fattah (الفتاح) The Opener
20 Al-`Alim (العليم) The Knower of All
21 Al-Qabid (القابض) The Constrictor
22 Al-Basit (الباسط) The Reliever
23 Al-Khafid (الخافض) The Abaser
24 Ar-Rafi (الرافع) The Exalter
25 Al-Mu’izz (المعز) The Bestower of Honors
26 Al-Mudhill (المذل) The Humiliator
27 As-Sami (السميع) The Hearer of All
28 Al-Basir (البصير) The Seer of All
29 Al-Hakam (الحكم) The Judge
30 Al-`Adl (العدل) The Just
31 Al-Latif (اللطيف) The Subtle One
32 Al-Khabir (الخبير) The All-Aware
33 Al-Halim (الحليم) The Forbearing
34 Al-Azim (العظيم) The Magnificent
35 Al-Ghafur (الغفور) The Forgiver and Hider of Faults
36 Ash-Shakur (الشكور) The Rewarder of Thankfulness
37 Al-Ali (العلى) The Highest
38 Al-Kabir (الكبير) The Greatest
39 Al-Hafiz (الحفيظ) The Preserver
40 Al-Muqit (المقيت) The Nourisher
41 Al-Hasib (الحسيب) The Accounter
42 Al-Jalil (الجليل) The Mighty
43 Al-Karim (الكريم) The Generous
44 Ar-Raqib (الرقيب) The Watchful One
45 Al-Mujib (المجيب) The Responder to Prayer
46 Al-Wasi (الواسع) The All-Comprehending
47 Al-Hakim (الحكيم) The Perfectly Wise
48 Al-Wadud (الودود) The Loving One
49 Al-Majid (المجيد) The Majestic One
50 Al-Ba’ith (الباعث) The Resurrector
51 Ash-Shahid (الشهيد) The Witness
52 Al-Haqq (الحق) The Truth
53 Al-Wakil (الوكيل) The Trustee
54 Al-Qawiyy (القوى) The Possessor of All Strength
55 Al-Matin (المتين) The Forceful One
56 Al-Waliyy (الولى) The Governor
57 Al-Hamid (الحميد) The Praised One
58 Al-Muhsi (المحصى) The Appraiser
59 Al-Mubdi’ (المبدئ) The Originator
60 Al-Mu’id (المعيد) The Restorer
61 Al-Muhyi (المحيى) The Giver of Life
62 Al-Mumit (المميت) The Taker of Life
63 Al-Hayy (الحي) The Ever Living One
64 Al-Qayyum (القيوم) The Self-Existing One
65 Al-Wajid (الواجد) The Finder
66 Al-Majid (الماجد) The Glorious
67 Al-Wahid (الواحد) The One, the All Inclusive, The Indivisible
68 As-Samad (الصمد) The Satisfier of All Needs
69 Al-Qadir (القادر) The All Powerful
70 Al-Muqtadir (المقتدر) The Creator of All Power
71 Al-Muqaddim (المقدم) The Expediter
72 Al-Mu’akhkhir (المؤخر) The Delayer
73 Al-Awwal (الأول) The First
74 Al-Akhir (الأخر) The Last
75 Az-Zahir (الظاهر) The Manifest One
76 Al-Batin (الباطن) The Hidden One
77 Al-Wali (الوالي) The Protecting Friend
78 Al-Muta’ali (المتعالي) The Supreme One
79 Al-Barr (البر) The Doer of Good
80 At-Tawwab (التواب) The Guide to Repentance
81 Al-Muntaqim (المنتقم) The Avenger
82 Al-‘Afuww (العفو) The Forgiver
83 Ar-Ra’uf (الرؤوف) The Clement
84 Malik-al-Mulk (مالك الملك) The Owner of All
85 Dhu-al-Jalal wa-al-Ikram (ذو الجلال و الإكرام) The Lord of Majesty and Bounty
86 Al-Muqsit (المقسط) The Equitable One
87 Al-Jami’ (الجامع) The Gatherer
88 Al-Ghani (الغنى) The Rich One
89 Al-Mughni (المغنى) The Enricher
90 Al-Mani'(المانع) The Preventer of Harm
91 Ad-Darr (الضار) The Creator of The Harmful
92 An-Nafi’ (النافع) The Creator of Good
93 An-Nur (النور) The Light
94 Al-Hadi (الهادي) The Guide
95 Al-Badi (البديع) The Originator
96 Al-Baqi (الباقي) The Everlasting One
97 Al-Warith (الوارث) The Inheritor of All
98 Ar-Rashid (الرشيد) The Righteous Teacher
99 As-Sabur (الصبور) The Patient One