Islam is the way of my Life

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Simple Beauty of Islam:

It should be abundantly clear that Islam is simple - that being a Muslim is simple. There is, for a Muslim, the simple acknowledgment of two things. First, of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala as our Rabb, as The One Who created us, Who defines us, Who has determined the meaning and purpose of our lives.

"Allah (alone) has power over, and is the (sole) master of, all things. The creations in Heaven and Earth, the very change of Night to Day, are Signs for those gifted with intelligence, those who whether sitting, standing or reclining on their sides, give praise to Allah and who frequently recall these creations in Heaven and Earth, (saying): 'You who are our Rabb - You created all these things for a purpose; the achievement is Yours alone.' " (3:189-191 Interpretation of Meaning)

"Allah knows all things..." (3:34)

Second, there is an acknowledgment of Muhammad (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) as the Messenger and Prophet of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala.

Since Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala has said that our Way of Al-Islam is complete and perfect, we accept that it is. We further accept that Hikmah is contained in the Quran which also contains knowledge about the real purpose of our lives.

"And this (Islam and the Quran) is the straight path of your Rabb. For those who take heed of Our clear revelations there shall be that dwelling which is peace (Jannah). (6:126-7 Interpretation of meaning)

"Every soul shall taste death. We shall try you in good and bad ordeals, and to the Unity you shall return." ( 21:35 Interpretation of meaning.)

There is purity, a wonderful beauty, in Islam - a purity, a beauty, that the words, the ideas, the beliefs, the ways, the philosophy, of the kuffar all distance us from.

"Thus We have made you [Muslims], a Wasat (just and the best) people, that you be witnesses over all other peoples as the Messenger (Muhammad) is a witness over you." (2: 143 Interpretation of Meaning).

May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala forgive us for our mistakes and may He guide us to and keep us on the Right Path.

by Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt

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