What is the Message of Islam? The easy (and correct) answer is that simply, there is only One God and that the Prophet Muhammad (saw) is His Messenger. With this, a Muslim holds strong to the Five Pillars of Islam and believes in each Pillar of Faith. But the Message of Islam is much, much more. It is a way of life, a guide, a teacher and a judge. It is a universal idea without discrimination. It knows no race, nationality, gender, or social class. It is compatible with daily life and is timeless. This world is not the final destination, but only a stop along the way.
The Message of Islam is ALLAH Subhana Wa Ta'ala Instructions to mankind, so that we may be successful in this part of our journey. A Muslim is commanded to do certain things, behave in certain ways, and learn and grow within the community. A Muslim must work and sweat for his or her wages and give generously to those who have little. Equality in economics, justice, politics, and family is essential. Neighborly kindness and support are incumbent. Parents, children, brothers, sisters, husbands, and wives have obligations and rights which form a balance in society. Acquiring knowledge and discipline, and learning how to deal fairly with those around you are challenges directly from ALLAH (swt). A Muslim knows how to handle these tasks by following the Message of Islam.
The paragraph above only scratches the surface in revealing the full Message of Islam. It is the goal of this web site to address some of these ideas while inspiring thought. Insha’Allah, this project will never be complete, as contributions and insight from within the ummah continue to flow. Get a cup of tea or coffee, find some comfort, and browse these pages. Explore the foundations of Islam, the life of a Muslim, and the history, people, places, art and poetry of a vast and growing Islamic culture. Your contributions, comments, and concerns are welcome and necessary!
ALLAH Subhana Wa Ta'ala knows best.
The Islamic teachings have left great traditions for equitable and gentle dealings and behavior, and inspire people with nobility and tolerance. These are human teachings of the highest order and at the same time practicable. These teachings brought into existence a society in which hard-heartedness and collective oppression and injustice were the least as compared with all other societies preceding it....Islam is replete with gentleness, courtesy, and fraternity. ~H.G. Wells
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