WHO IS A MUSLIM?
One who practices the 5 pillars of Islam and believes in the fundamentals of faith. One can become a Muslim by saying; “Ashadhu An Laa ilaha illa Allah, wa ashadhu anna Muhammad ar-rasulullah.” This means, ” I bear witness that no deity has the right to be worshipped except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad (pbuh) is His servant and Final Messenger.”
All Prophets preceding Muhammad were Muslims. This includes Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Jesus. Is there a doubt that these Prophets did not submit their will to the Creator?
Allah says in the Qur’an: “Abraham was neither a Jew or a Christian, but he was a true Muslim and he was not of the idolaters.” (Qur’an 3:67)
It is important to note that other religions are derived from the name of a place or a person. Examples of this are: Judaism is derived from the tribe of Judah, Hinduism is from the Indus River, Buddhism is from Goutam Buddha and Christianity is from Jesus Christ. Islam is the only revealed religion and way of life that directly attaches its worshippers to the servitude of the Creator.
The Arabic word “muslim” literally means “someone who is in a state of Islam (submission to the will and law of God)”. The message of Islam is meant for the entire world, and anyone who accepts this message becomes a muslim. Some people mistakenly believe that Islam is just a religion for Arabs, but nothing could be further from the truth. In actuality, over 80% of the world’s muslims are not Arabs! Even though most Arabs are muslims, there are Arabs who are Christians, Jews and atheists. If one just takes a look at the various peoples who live in the muslim World – from Nigeria to Bosnia and from Morocco to Indonesia – it is easy enough to see that muslims come from all different races, ethnic groups, cultures and nationalities.
SHOULD YOU BECOME MUSLIM RIGHT NOW?
Absolutely! If you believe in what you have read on our website, we strongly suggest that you don’t delay. You are now accountable for what you know about Islam. For many people Islam has balanced their lives, created a form of discipline, given them respect and dignity and given them peace and tranquility in a society that has been ravaged by mental illnesses, excessive materialism, substance abuse, increase in crime and an all time decline in human morality.
Allah warns us in the Qur’an: “O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared. And die not except in a state of Islam (as Muslims).“(Qur’an 3:102)
We invite you to become a Muslim 🙂