Be NO Compulsion in Religion
We want to remind you to the fact that ..
There is no
compulsion for man to accept the TRUTH. But it is certainly a shame
upon the human intellect when man is not even interested in finding
out as to what is the TRUTH!.
that God has given man the faculty of reason and therefore expects
man to reason things out objectively and systematically for himself.
To reflect and to question and to reflect.
press you to make a hasty decision to accept any of the teachings
of Islam, for Islam teaches that man should be given the freedom
Even when man
is faced with the TRUTH, there is no compulsion upon man to embrace
it. But before you begin to form an opinion about Islam, ask yourself
whether your existing knowledge of Islam is thorough enough.
whether that knowledge has been obtained through non-Muslim third
party sources who themselves have probably been exposed to only
random glimpses of Islamic writings and have yet to reason on Islam
objectively and systematically themselves.
Is it fair that
one should form an opinion about the taste of a particular dish
just by heresay from others who may themselves not necessarily have
tasted the dish yet?. Similarly you should find out for yourself
about Islam from reliable sources and not only taste it, but digest
it well before you form an opinion. That would be an intellectual
approach to Islam.
is up to you to make the next move.
In making your
move, Islam continuously reassures you that your rights to freedom
of choice ** and freedom to use that God-given faculty of thought
and reason will be respected. Every man has that individual will.
No one else can take that away that will and force you to surrender
to the will of God. You have to find out and make that decision
your intellectual journey towards the TRUTH be a pleasant one.
The Qur'an says:
there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from
Error: whoever rejects Taghut (evil) and believes in Allah hath
grasped the most trust worthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And
Allah heareth and knoweth all things. " (Qur'an 2:256)]
do we know that a revelation like the Qur'an is the word of God?.
criteria for truth can be easily understood by all:-
Since God bestowed reason and intellect on mankind, it is our duty
to use it to distinguish truth from falsehood. True undistorted
revelation from God must be rational and can be reasoned out by
all unbiased minds.
Since God is all perfect, His revelation must be perfect and accurate,
free from mistakes, omissions, interpolations and multiplicity of
versions. It should be free from contradictions in its narration.
NO MYTHS OR SUPERSTITIONS:
True revelation from God is free from myths or superstitions that
degrade the dignity of God or man.
Since God is the Creator of all knowledge, true revelation is scientific
and can with-stand the challenge of science at alltimes.
God is the Knower of the past, present and future. Thus His word
of prophecies in His revelation will be fulfilled as prophesied.
INIMITABLE BY MAN:
True revelation from God is infallible and cannot be imitated by
man. God's true revelation is a living miracle, an open Book challenging
all mankind to see and prove for themselves.
We assuredly sent amongst every people a prophet, with the command:
'Worship Allah and avoid false Gods."'(Qur'an. 16:36)]
Allah swt mentions
Prophet Abrahams quest for God as an example of how those
who follow His signs will be rightly guided:
also did We show Abraham the power and the laws of the heavens and
the earth, that he might (with understanding) have certitude. When
the night covered him over, He saw a star: He said: "This is
my Lord." But when it set,He said: "I love not those that
set." When he saw the moon rising in splendour, he said: "This
is my Lord." But when the moon set, He said: "unless my
Lord guide me, I shall surely be among those who go astray."
When he saw the sun rising in splendour, he said: "This is
my Lord; this is the greatest (of all)." But when the sun set,
he said: "O my people! I am indeed free from your (guilt) of
giving partners to Allah."For me, I have set my face, firmly
and truly, towards Him Who created the heavens and theearth, and
never shall I give partners to Allah." Quran 6:75-79.]
["Verily! We have made that which is on earth as an adoration
for it (the earth) in order that We may test them (mankind) as to
which of them is better in deeds."[Qur'an 18:7]
["Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the
Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only hewho
is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have
attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is butgoods
and chattels of deception." [Quran 3:185]
day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour
upon You, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion."(Qur'an.
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["Say (O Muslims): we believe in Allah and that which is revealed
to us and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael, and Isaac
and Jacob, and their children, and that which Moses and Jesus received
and that the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction
between any of them and unto Him we have surrendered." (Quran(2:136)]