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Informative Article | Philosophy | India | Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022
The Religion of Islam
Abstract: Islam is a prophetic religion. Among all the religions of the world, except Hinduism there is a historical founder. Christianity can be traced back to Christ, Buddhism to Buddha and Islam to Prophet Mohammad. Prophet Mohammad, an Arab prophet born in 570 at Mecca established the religion of Islam. According to tradition, in 610 he was visited by the angel, Gabriel who informed him that he was the messenger of god. His revelations and teachings recorded in the Quran are the basis of Islam. Revelation explains and makes things clear. It gives the hope and mercy, and it warns men against the snares of evil. Deny not God, the Lord of the Worlds whose glory and power are shown in creation and His mercy in revelation. The cardinal belief of Islam is contained in the Kalima. There is no god but god alone and Mohammad is His prophet. He is eternal and without beginning or end. He is the creator of the world, everything existing on earth, and also the creator of Heaven and Hell. He is living, almighty, omniscient and never sleeps. He is a planned architect. The mercifulness of god is one of the grandest themes of the Quran Gods grade and mercy are all embracing. He is the source of all things. All Power, Wisdom, Beauty and Truth flow from them. All Knowledge is with god. His creation is not haphazard. He created man from dust and mud and molded into shape. Islam prohibits idol worship. Prayer, five times a day is essential. Hajj, one time in life is necessary. Every individual has to appear before god on the Day of Judgment wherein the wrong doers would have to go to hell and suffer the agonies therein and those who believe in god would be rewarded to heaven according to their deeds.
Keywords: Quran, A. Yushuf Ali, Prophet Mohammad, Gabriel, Mecca, Abraham, Moses, Christ, revelation God?s grace and mercy, Heaven and Hell, Mystery of creation, Angels and Spirits creation from dust, Mans
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022,
Pages: 305 - 312