A Call to non-Muslims to Look beyond the Hype and Propaganda, and Discover the Monotheistic Religion that is Islam
This page has been created to hopefully dispel some misconceptions and myths surrounding Islam. Indeed, Islam is a religion, not an ideology as some people have been mistakenly lead to believe. Allaah clearly says in the Qur’aan:
“This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed my Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” [5:3]
One should not conflate ISIS (terrorist savages led by a fake and shady “caliph”) with Islam. Dubious “think-tanks” and media companies (which are privately owned and are under no obligation to tell the truth!) are trying to cause confusion in this regard, whipping up hysteria and creating paranoia. The media manipulates the minds of the masses with the weapons of mass deception at their disposal and wide use of tricks of the trade such as disinformation, spin, bias, exaggerations, fear-mongering, scapegoating, sticking to an agenda and narrative, vilification, sweeping generalizations, sensationalism, oversimplifications, selective reporting and so on. ISIS are upon a Kharijite ideology who perform mass takfir (excommunication of Muslims because of sins they may perform) and deem the blood of Muslims to be permissible. They have killed more Muslims than non-Muslims which proves how depraved they are. These perverted, ignorant people who don’t represent Islam and have no scholars among them, have been rejected by orthodox Muslims and only the young foolish-minded individuals follow them and their wicked ideology.
Furthermore, there seems to be an increasing number of think-tanks, policy making organizations and groups actively pursuing the goal of making non-Muslims suspicious of Muslims by circulating various false accusations, downright lies and wacky conspiracy theories such as “most (or all) muslims practice taqiyyah”, “most muslims are terrorists”, “islam is a cult”, “islam is an ideology”, “Islam is fascist”, “muslims are devil worshippers”,”muslims are nazis”, “muslims are infiltrating and planning on overtaking Western governments”, “money from halal meat sales funds terrorism”, etc. Such spiteful, hateful groups and individuals (see here [fear inc], here [fear inc 2] and here [cold war]) prey on ignorance and promote bigotry, so beware of them!
The core beliefs and teachings of Islam are the five pillars of Islam and six pillars of Eemaan (faith). The five pillars of Islam are: 1) Shahadah (testimony of faith, declaring Oneness of God, that He alone deserves to be worshipped), 2) Salah (performing ritual prayers), 3) Zakat (almsgiving), 4) Sawm, (fasting during the holy month of Ramadan as well as other prescribed days), and 5) Hajj (the pilgrimage to Makkah).
The six pillars of Faith are: 1) Belief in Allaah, 2) Belief in the Angels, 3) Belief in the Books, 4) Belief in the Messengers of Allaah, 5) Belief in the Last Day (Day of Judgement), and 6) Belief in Qada and Qadar (Predestination). Note that Jihad and Shariah are not declared as pillars of Islam or Eemaan much to the disgust of Islamophobe lunatics like Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Geert Wilders, Daniel Pipes, David Horowitz, Katie Hopkins, “Tommy Robinson” and Douglas Murray (and all those think-tanks, dubious organizations and twitter/facebook trolls who push and promote their material!). Complicit in this are some Christians who are driven by eschatology, causing divisions and disharmony in societies in order to fulfil what they believe to be certain biblical and end-of-time prophecies.
It is also worth pointing out that Allaah is not just the God of the Muslims, but the God of non-Muslims too! This is mentioned in the very first ayaah (verse) of the Qur’aan:
“All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists).” [1:1]
The Prophets and Messengers were sent by Allah to call the people to worship Him alone and associate no partners with Him in this exclusive right, the purpose of our creation.
“And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).” [51:56]
This was a universal message that was clearly conveyed successively by Nuh (Noah), Ibraheem (Abraham), Musa (Moses), Eesa (Jesus) and finally the seal of the Prophets, Muhammad, peace be upon them all.
“And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): ‘Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities).’ Then of them were some whom Allah guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth).” [16:36]
The Quran consistently repeats this monotheistic message in many ayaat (verses) whether it be via parables, simple arguments, asking humankind to reflect on the universe and creation, and relating stories of the Prophets. We encourage non-Muslims to read the Quran (http://www.noblequran.com/translation/) for themselves to make up their own minds regarding this much talked about scripture.
“Say (O Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم): ‘O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah. Then, if they turn away, say: “Bear witness that we are Muslims.'” [3:64]
Please take the time to go through the following information. Spread to those who you believe may benefit from this, such as friends, family and colleagues.
The Cancer of Terrorism In Our Times
A Message to the Atheists
Purpose of Creation
Dawah Session to non-Muslims
Who was Muhammad?
2. Dawah leaflets
A Message To Christians To Worship One God: Why Are So Many Christians Turning To Islam?
Seven Fundamental Questions Regarding Islam
The Fundamentals Of Tawheed: Islamic Monotheism
The Prophet Muhammad – You owe it to yourself to know him!
FREE Flier: Combatting ISIS Al-Qaeda & “Islamist” Insurgencies Worldwide
Interesting eBook: A Response to the Events in Paris, France (Charlie Hebdo)
Fear, Inc. – The The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America
Fear, Inc. 2.0 – The Islamophobia Network’s Efforts to Manufacture Hate in America
The Cold War on British Muslims
Far-Right Extremist EDL ‘Tommy Robinson’ and His Zionist Partners’ Activities Leading to Hatred and Violence Against Muslims in the UK
The Growing Menace of White Supremacist Racist Extremist Terrorism
The Advice of Shaykh bin Baaz to al-Mas’aree, al-Faqeeh and bin Laadin (al-Khaarijee) and All Those who Traverse their Way
Shaikh Bin Baz On Contemporary Takfiri Jihadis: Cut Off From Them, They Are The Brethren of The Devil
Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen on Suicide Bombings and Suicide Operations
Islam is Against Terrorism And The Islamic Legal Rulings On Terrorist Acts And Those Who Commit Them:
A parable from the Qur’aan on the futility of worshipping idols
Prophet Abraham and his rebuke concerning the worship of idols
Tafseer of ‘You (Alone) we worship and You (Alone) we ask for help’
And Among His Signs…
Surah Ar-Rahman: Which of the Blessings of your Lord will you deny?
Tawheed (Islamic Monotheism)
The types of Tawheed and definitions of each one of them
Those Who Adhere to True Monotheism Are Now Termed “Wahhaabees”
A reflection on the five pillars of Islam
Shaykh Abdur-Rahman as-Sad’ee’s Amazing Insight into the Path to Righteousness, Happiness and Success For Humanity
Do You Believe that Evolution is True?
Prophetic hadith in condemnation of racism
Islamic Teachings and Guidelines regarding Kindness and Good Treatment of Animals
Concerning the Marriage of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) to a Number of Women
A Broad Summary of the Status of Jesus Son of Mary in the Qur’an
Ibn Qayyim’s poem, O Christ-Worshippers!
Ibn Qayyim also wrote a famous qasidah, entitled Ayobbad al-Maseeh Fi Naqd al-Nasraniyyah (O Christ-Worshippers! In Refuting Christianity):
اعباد المسيح لنا سؤال….نريد جوابه ممن و عاه
O Christ-worshippers! We want an answer to our question [from your wise ones],
إذا مات الإله بصنع قوم….أماتوه فما هذا الإله
If the Lord was murdered by some people’s act, what kind of god is this?
وهل أرضاه ما نالوه منه….فبشراهم إذا نلوا رضاه
We wonder! Was He pleased by what they did to Him?
If yes, blessed be they, they achieved His pleasure,
وإن الذي فعلوه فيه….فقؤتهم إذا أوهت قواه
But if He was discontented, this means their power had subjugated Him!
وهل بقي الوجود بلا إله….سميع يستجيب لمن دعاه
Was the whole entity left without a Sustainer, so who answered the prayers?
وهل خلت الطباق السبع لما….ثوى تحت التراب وقد علاه
Were the heavens vacated, when He laid under the ground somewhere?
وهل خلت العوالم من إله….يدبر ها وقد سمرت يداه
Were all the worlds left without a God, to manage while His hands were nailed?
وكيف تخلت الأملاك عنه….بنصرهم وقد سمعوا بكاه
Why did not the angels help Him, when they heard him while he wailed?
وكيف أطاقت الخشبات حمل الإله….الحق شد على قفاه
How could the rods stand to bear the True Lord when He was fastened,
وكيف دنا الحديد إليه حتى….يخالطه ويلحقه أذاه
How could the irons reached Him and [had] His body pinned?
وكيف تمكنت أيدي عداه….وطالت حيث قد صفعوا قفاه
How could His enemies hands reach Him and slap His rear,
وهل عاد المسيح إلى حياة….أم المحيي له ربٌ سواه
And was Christ revived by himself, or was the Reviver another god?
ويا عجبا لقبر ضم رباً….وأغجب منه بطن قد حواه
What a sight it was, a grave that enclosed a god,
Stranger still is the belly that confined Him!
أقام هناك تسعا من شهور….لدى الظلمات من حيض غذاه
He stayed there for nine months in utter darkness, fed by blood!
وشق الفرج مولودا صغيرا….ضعيفا فاتحا للثدى فاه
Then he got out of the womb as a small baby,
Weak and gasping to be breast-fed!
ويأكل ثم يشرب ثم ياتي….بلازم ذاك هل هذا إله
He ate and drank, and did what that naturally resulted,
Is this [what you call] a god?
تعالى الله عن إفك النصارى….سيسأل كلهم عما افتراه
High Exalted be Allah above the lies of Christians,
All of them will be held accountable for their libels!
أعباد الصليب لأي معنى….يعظم او يقبَه رماه
O Cross-worshippers! For what reason is this exalted
and blame [is cast upon those] who reject it?
وهل تقضى العقول بغير كسر….وإحراق له ولمن بغاه
Is it not logical to break and burn it, along with the one who innovated it?
إذا ركب الإله عليه كرها….وقد شدت لتسمير يداه
Since the Lord was crucified on it, and his hands were fastened to it?
فذاك المركب الملعون حقا….فدسه لا تبسه إذا تراه
That is really a cursed cross to carry,
So discard it, do not kiss it!
يهان عليه رب الخلق طرًا….وتعبده فإنك من عداه
The Lord was abused on it, and you adore it?
So [it is clear that] you are one of His enemies!
فإن عظمته من أخل أن قد….حوى رب العباد وقد علاه
If you extol it because it carried the Lord of the Worlds,
وقد فقد الصليب فإن رأينا….له شكلا تذكرنا سناه
Why don’t you prostrate yourself and worship graves,
فهلا للقبور سجدت طرًا….لضم القبر ربَك في حشاه
Since the grave contained your god in it?
فيا عبد المسيح فق فهذا….بدايته وهذا منتهاه
So Christ-worshipper, open your eyes,
This is the Beginning and this is the End.
Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) Bamboozles Atheists
5. Glossary of Terms
Useful terms for non-Muslims and new Muslims to know: