Reverting to Islam
“Invite all to the way of the Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching” Quran 16:125
In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Kind
Alsalaamu Alikoum (Peace be upon you):
We live in one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Given the different backgrounds that we come from, there is a great need for tolerance, understanding and respect for such diversity. Above all, we need to be committed to interfaith dialogue.
Islam is one of the great monotheistic religions in the world today. Yet it is also the most misunderstood religion.
Islam is a religion which guides its followers in every aspect of their lives. It is a way of life.
Islam is the modern or latest version of the message sent by God through Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. Islam was sent to mankind through Prophet Muhammad. Islam is “modern” in the sense that it has come to complement the teachings which were introduced through Moses and Jesus.
Islam is a religion which seeks to give a meaningful purpose to our life on this earth. It seeks to guide us in fulfilling that purpose by creating harmony between ourselves, our Creator and fellow human beings.
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Indeed, one out of every five persons on this earth is a Muslim. There are nearly 6 million Muslims living in North America and the number is growing. Yet, unfortunately, Islam is also the most misunderstood religion. Muslims live in different parts of the world ranging from China to Argentina, Russia to South Africa. The country with the largest Muslim population is Indonesia.
Islam means the active submission to the one God. It is strictly a monotheistic religion since it restricts worship to the one supreme Lord who is the Originator and Creator of the universe. Peace (the root from which the word Islam is derived) is attained through complete obedience to the commandments of God, for God is the source of all peace.
Submitting to Allah does not mean humiliating the individual self or denying the human intellect; rather, it means trusting in the knowledge, wisdom, and fairness of the Creator.
The Islamic Practices are referred to as such because they are the ways in which the theory of Islam - the Beliefs - are turned into reality. The different forms of outward worship translate a person's inner love and connection with the Almighty into a physical form. Click HERE to discover more about the Basics of Islam.
Wa Alikoum AlSalaam
Excerpts from: Invitation to Islam, by Moustafa al-Qazwini
"Islam is a beautiful religion, and I am still learning more as each day passes... It has now been a little over two years since the day in which I officially became a Muslim. My journey took quite some time, but with patience and perseverance I finally found the true meaning of joy in my life. And that joy is Islam."