Invitation to Islam

To any non-Muslims that might be reading this, this is an invitation to Islam. If you don’t know what Islam is and what it teaches, then continue reading below.

(Clicking on the links will take you to the relevant Qur’anic verses which substantiate what is said. You can click on the button in the bottom left to listen to their recitation.)

 

What is Islam?

It’s a way of life. It means ‘submission’.

 

Who are Muslims?

Those who submit their wills to the Will of God.

 

Is Islam a religion for Arabs?

No. The majority of Muslims are not even Arab.

 

What does Islam teach?

That there is only One God. And that none deserves to be worshiped except Him.           (47: 19)

 

How do you even know that God exists?

All of existence is a testament to His existence. (3: 190, 41: 53, 51: 20 – 21)

 

Who is God?

He is the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious, the Lord and Sustainer all the universes. He is One. Everthing in existence is in need of Him; He is in need of nothing.                   (1: 1 – 2, 112: 1 – 4)

 

And how do you know all this? How do you know who He is?

By reading the Revelation He gave us.

8 Responses to Invitation to Islam

  1. Ayaah says:

    “Invite to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided.” Holy Qur’an 16:125

  2. Lance says:

    Mashallah I hope many non-muslims get to see this… ameen

  3. Imran Sayed says:

    salaamu alaykum, I had a question about salat so I apologize in advance for posting this question in the wrong section, Nevertheless, I was brought up in madressa where we were told what the deen was and how to worship ( usually by a moulana from the state of gujurat in India) and if questions were asked then we were given the stick, if we made a mistake in the recitation we were given the stick, if we didn’t wear a topi or if our pants approached our ankles or if we left the mushaf open then we were given the stick. In fact we got very well acquainted with the stick and I feel bad about saying this but we developed a very negative attitude about the deen and the quran and we associated ( at least subconsciously ) learning about the deen to pain and violence. But Alhamdulillah Allah guides whom he wills and we remain in the struggle of learning our deen. This brings me to the point: I heard a hadith that rasoolAllah (saw) said ‘pray as you have seen me pray’ . I found this statement very interesting. so I began an investigation as to how did the prophet pray according to the authentic sources. I came across books like fiqh us sunnah which showed the way of prayer according to the most authentic sources and I watched a very interesting series on al huda channel about the prayer of the prophet by Dr. Muhammed Salah. I would love to implement this in my daily prayers. So , I asked my local imam if I could do this and he said that if you taught the hanafi way then you should pray the hanafi way because we have strong evidences of praying the way we do. So I didnt argue. But there is a war raging in my conscience, on the one hand imam abu hanifa is one of the greatest scholars ever to walk on the earth but he did not have the luxury of having geniuses like imam bukhari and imam muslim at his time in order to benefit from an amazing resourse bank of hadith. But we have that ability today. Can we not perfect our salat by looking at authentic sources and after all all the four imams said that if you find a sahih hadith then that is my madhhab. I wish to make it clear, I am not a scolar , in fact I am quite ignorant but I do love the Prophet of Allah and if he said pray as you have seen me pray then I wish to pray that way. Please give me advice so that I may attain clarity on this matter. Jazak Allahu Khayr.

  4. the middle road says:

    Wa alaikum salaam

    I’m not really in any position to comment on that issue, but I have referred it to someone more knowledgeable and hopefully he will be able to give you a response.

  5. Abu Mus'ab says:

    Wa `Alaykumus Salaam.

    Imran Sayed:

    That is a common misconception among people today, that they think the a’immah were unaware of those ahaadeeth which are in bukhaari and muslim etc.

    Imaam bukhaari rahimahullaah in all his greatness, was not on the level of someone like imaam ahmad rahimahullaah, because imaam bukhaari was only a muhaddith, while imaam ahmad was a muhaddith and faqeeh, imaam bukhaari memorised about 700,000 ahaadeeth, while imaam ahmad memorised at least one million ahaadeeth, some put the number at actually 3 million ahaadeeth.

    So these a’immah knew of all these ahaadeeth that exists today, and despite that they followed a different hadeeth. Why? Because they found that to be more authentic.

    To give you an example, in the Saheehayn is a hadeeth about making raf`a yadayn, yet the very narrator of the hadeeth did not do raf`a yadayn Why? Because there’s more to it than what meets the eye, they knew of the proof for not making raf`a yadayn, that’s why despite the fact that they report the hadeeth – because the purpose was transmitting everything possible from Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa sallam – so despite that they report the hadeeth they followed something else.

    Just because a hadeeth is authentic does not mean that it is the chosen one to act upon, it may be abrogated by a later hadeeth which is not reported in the saheehayn.

    Another point is that the madhaahib weren’t created by the 4 a’immah and then just taken and kept like that, rather hundreds nay thousands of `ulamaa throughout the ages have all pooled their efforts into it, so it’s not as though anyone was ever unaware of the ahaadeeth in the saheehayn.

    Lastly i would like to leave you with some resources which you should watch and go through as you have time:


    http://www.youtube.com/user/hanafifiqh
    http://www.tafseer-raheemi.com/category/video/

    There are a lot of videos there about salaah and about various other aspects as well.

    Wallaahu A`lam.

  6. Imran Sayed says:

    Jazak Allahu khayr for your prompt and earnest reply. To be honest I think your intention to clear up things was genuine but you have managed to confuse me further. Let me put it another way: If I chose to pray the salat with the rafa yadayn and move my finger in the tashahud would that invalidate my salat if my intention was to please Allah and his messenger?

  7. Abu Mus'ab says:

    It cannot be said that your salaah is invalid as those things are mentioned in the ahaadeeth, however you will be guilty of picking and choosing which as a non-`aalim you are not allowed to do. You should continue performing salaah as you were taught.

    I would also suggest you watch the following videos:

  8. Imran Sayed says:

    jazak Allahu khayr for your sincerity. May Allah guide us all to what is truthful. I am a bit disappointed by the name throwing in the videos, ie the whole salafi vs tablighi , deobandi vs barelvi issues. May Allah unite the ummah on what we have in common which is the quran and sunnah. Ma’ salaam.

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