Wednesday, June 27

Islam: A Guide to Proper Faith for Dummies

Salam alaykum warahmatullah,

I suppose most would wonder of the slightly improper title, but to my opinion that is the appropriate title to what Islam is to people who are searching for what a real faith is. 

Why so?
Islam is the only faith/religion that gives a wholesome guide to how we should live our lives by living it to the fullest. Islam is the only faith that gives a comprehensive feedback to questions that arises, never criss-crossing and against human nature only showing another route to how to do what is natural. 

Now, what is faith?
Faith is a belief in something. Belief that something has power. Belief that something can be done. Belief. 
Imagine a situation that would likely arise when someone says: "I have faith in you."  or "You have my faith.". Does that mean that we worship someone? Or that someone has changed whom we worship? 
No. It only means that we believe, believe and believe in something. The same holds true for Islam as faith or any religion for that matter; we believe that there is a higher entity that has power over us.

"O mankind! A similitude has been coined, so listen to it (carefully): Verily! Those on whom you call beside Allah cannot create (even) a fly, even though they combine together for that purpose. And if the fly snatched away a thing from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are (both) the seeker and the sought."
[Al-Hajj 22:73]

This verse was the kind of mindset that Nabiyallah Ibrahim A.S. had when he observed his ummah. At a ripe young age he wondered of the idiocy and illogical purpose of a man creating something then worshipping it as though it has power over everything, whereas HE was the one who CREATED the idol. 
So Allah, in this verse, described perfectly of the actual situation of the idols that they worshipped. So it is for all faiths that is dependent on the worshipping of multiple deities. 
Even in Greek mythology we can see that multiple deities has never been more than chaos. Entities with enormous power of the world slug it out to be more supreme of the other. Who benefited when they won or lose? The deities themselves. What of their subjects? Only pain and suffering. Thus is the proven mistake of having multiple deities. 

How does this relate to Islam?
Islam has only One to worship and abode to that cannot be described, imagined, touched, spoke, seen physically. Something that is called "ghaaib" or intangible and cannot be seen. Having faith in something as so described would be the strongest of all faiths.
Before moving on; let's recall what is faith again; belief in something, or in a religious sense: belief that God exists, in Islam's case, Allah exists.
Now this notion is not without proof. Allah has proved His existence in thousand if not millions of ways. I need not to recall these proofs, from the existence of the universe to the compliance of modern science with the text of the 1400-something year old al-Quran. The seemingly coincidental circumstances is now agreed and approved to be real, thus truly the al-Quran came from an entity that is the Most Superior.

Now back to the faith part; if you have belief in something that is described as intangible and incomprehensible, then it's only logical that it cannot be proven logically with the tiny and limited minds of men that Allah exists or does not exist , but then Allah has been proven men that He does exists through countless testimonies. Hence, the ones who do not believe in Allah can be said as 'dummies' as they worship something that can be proven wrong and powerless.

After all that has been mentioned, proved and debated above it can be simply said that:
Islam is the Guide to having a proper faith for dummies.

Salam alaykum warahmatullah.