Islam Transforms Humanity
Islam based on genetic inclination of humanity provides a system of transformation that requires maximum investment on human resource. It also emphasis preparation of defense to deter any aggression from the enemies while (true) Islam always uplifts humanity from slavery and making us free to practice our free will to follow our own inherent urges with perfect balance of individual freedoms and public welfare.
Humans can never do away with their genetics and thus can never be Kings of Earth with harmony until they follow a system that never let them fall to animalistic state of being while never asking them to be angels. Free Will that compels while genes that restrict our capacity must work together guided by Almighty the Rab of all that Exist to fulfill our greatest potential as humans.
Following text will try to help you grasp what Islam really is and instigate your thought process to further its knowledge by yourself utilizing intellect which is a vital blessing of Allah thus it will be tested and accounted for by Him. Use all blessings of Allah to learn and then believe in the Unseen as only by this we can pass the test of life that is nothing more than decisions we make from the time we are adults until we are on dead beds waiting for our souls to depart forever to the Next World.
A famous writer Captain SIR RICHARD F. BURTON, a Jew, from 1800s who wrote against (Authenticated) Islam (of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) was unable to resist an historian eye for the truth. Here what he wrote in “The Jew The Gypsy and El Islam”, London, Hutchinson & Co, Paternoster Row, 1898: [p. 342-344]
But this I claim for El Islam.
The recurring purpose which runs through the world is chiefly manifested by the higher esteem in which man holds man. David made him little lower than the angels. Christianity, a system of asceticism, confirmed this estimate: we are fallen beings, fallen not through our own fault; condemned to eternal death, not by our own demerits; ransomed by a Divine Being, not through our own merits. El Islam, on the contrary, raised man from this debased status, and with the sound good sense which characterizes the creed inspired and raised him in the scale of creation by teaching him the dignity of human nature. Thus modern Spiritualism is giving a shock to Christianity, whereas El Islam has power to resist it.
…..It is generally believed in Europe that El Islam is on the decline; and the old prejudices bequeathed by Crusades tend to make the assertion popular. It is based upon insufficient grounds.
[p. 346]…And should Christianity, as it has often threatened, ever meet the Saving Faithin mortal conflict, and the Cross assail the Crescent in the latest of crusades, the Muslim scimitar, rusty as it is with the rust of ages, will prove the good metal of which it was in the beginning forged.
Note: His comments on Prophet Daud Alaysalam and Christianity is based on innovated religions rather than true religion of Prophet Daud and Eisa Alaysalam
Islam as a Deen means CONSTITUTION
Islam is a Deen, A CONSTITUTION governing all aspects of humanity, codifying as per Hikmah of Allah to the Believers (humanity) their rights as well as their responsibilities foremost to Allah, Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, and fellow men. Apparently, the enemies of Allah have quite successfully changed its real position of governing public life to that of encapsulated in our houses only. In reality Allah, related deen with constitution in Sûrat Yûsuf to help us understand that deen is the law of the land in Verse 76:
فَبَدَأَ بِأَوۡعِيَتِهِمۡ قَبۡلَ وِعَآءِ أَخِيهِ ثُمَّ ٱسۡتَخۡرَجَهَا مِن وِعَآءِ أَخِيهِۚ كَذَٲلِكَ كِدۡنَا لِيُوسُفَۖ مَا كَانَ لِيَأۡخُذَ أَخَاهُ فِى دِينِ ٱلۡمَلِكِ إِلَّآ أَن يَشَآءَ ٱللَّهُۚ نَرۡفَعُ دَرَجَـٰتٍ۬ مَّن نَّشَآءُۗ وَفَوۡقَ ڪُلِّ ذِى عِلۡمٍ عَلِيمٌ۬
So he [Yûsuf (Joseph)] began (the search) in their bags before the bag of his brother. Then he brought it out of his brother’s bag. Thus did We plan for Yûsuf (Joseph). He could not take his brother by the law of the king (as a slave), except that Allâh willed it. (So Allâh made the brothers to bind themselves with their way of “punishment, i.e. enslaving of a thief.”) We raise to degrees whom We will, but over all those endowed with knowledge is the All-Knowing (Allâh).
As a Constitution, Allah orders us to follow it not only in our private life but also to govern social fabric of society, yet we are far away from it. Are we not? Allah orders us to follow the heavenly (authenticated) teachings of Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and dislike those who do not adhere to them. Sadly most of us do not even realize this truth all our life. Allah informs us in Surah An-Nisa’, verses 61-63:
وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمۡ تَعَالَوۡاْ إِلَىٰ مَآ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ وَإِلَى ٱلرَّسُولِ رَأَيۡتَ ٱلۡمُنَـٰفِقِينَ يَصُدُّونَ عَنكَ صُدُودً۬ا (٦١) فَكَيۡفَ إِذَآ أَصَـٰبَتۡهُم مُّصِيبَةُۢ بِمَا قَدَّمَتۡ أَيۡدِيهِمۡ ثُمَّ جَآءُوكَ يَحۡلِفُونَ بِٱللَّهِ إِنۡ أَرَدۡنَآ إِلَّآ إِحۡسَـٰنً۬ا وَتَوۡفِيقًا (٦٢) أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعۡلَمُ ٱللَّهُ مَا فِى قُلُوبِہِمۡ فَأَعۡرِضۡ عَنۡہُمۡ وَعِظۡهُمۡ وَقُل لَّهُمۡ فِىٓ أَنفُسِہِمۡ قَوۡلاَۢ بَلِيغً۬ا (٦٣)
61. And when it is said to them: “Come to what Allah has sent down and to the Messenger (Muhammad),” you (Muhammad) see the hypocrites turn away from you (Muhammad) with aversion.
62. How then, when a catastrophe befalls them because of what their hands have sent forth, they come to you swearing by Allah, “We meant no more than goodwill and conciliation!”
63. They (hypocrites) are those of whom Allah knows what is in their hearts; so turn aside from them (do not punish them) but admonish them, and speak to them an effective word (i.e. to believe in Allah, worship Him, obey Him, and be afraid of Him) to reach their inner selves.
Therefore, as Muslims we must adhere to the orders of Allah as taught to us by Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, and to this end we must follow only authenticated teachings of our Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم to fulfill the commandants of Allah and safe ourselves from becoming hypocrites. Allah calls those who do not want to hear the Words or submit to commands of Allah as hypocrites, yet The Merciful Rab, orders not to punish them but instigate their intellect with reasoning to come to the Truth. Allah wants us to follow the Truth using our Free Will, He loves us the best of His Creations. Do we love Him the most? Are we trying to learn and implement Real Constitution on ourselves? Is it not the right of Allah to follow His Heavenly commands and Constitution (Islam) sent upon Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم from the Heavens?