Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What Is Islam??

Assalamualaikum wbth..


Meaning Of Islam

We can divide to 3 groups of literally meaning of Islam:-
1) Salaam – Peace, harmony, tranquility, calm
2) Aslama – Willing submission, willing obedience, total surrender
3) Salima – Authentic, pure

As a faith, Islam means – Total or sincere surrender to God Almighty so that one can live in peace and tranquility
The name of “Islam” is universal in meaning and it’s not derived from human ideas.
Name of religions: Title @ Gelaran (eg Christianity from title Christ); Place (eg Hindu from the name of river Hindus); Nation (eg Judaism from the nation of Jews).

Quran 2:213 :
“Mankind was one single nation, and God sent Messengers with glad tidings and warnings; and with them He sent the Book in truth, to judge between people in matters wherein they differed…” – Islam started from Adam and not from Muhammad SAW era

Quran 2:136 :
"We believe in God, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them: And we bow to God – All prophets were the people who obey God, so they are all Islam in faith
Claimant by Ahli Kitab "

Quran 2:111
"And they say: “None shall enter Paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian” Those are their (vain) desires. Say: “Produce your proof if ye are truthful” "

Quran 2:112
“Nay, whoever submits His whole self to God and is a doer of good, He will get his reward with his Lord; on such shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve”

Now , Who Is Muslim?
God has given permission to human the free will to choose either to obey Him or to disobey Him.

Quran 10:99
“If it had been your Lord's will, they would all have believed, all who are on earth!”

Human beings are blessed with the Faculty of Intellect
If human choose to obey the True God = Muslim
How about a Muslim who does sin?
Isn’t it sounds he/she disobey God, hence he can’t be called as a Muslim anymore?

Quran 4:48 & 116
"Allah forgives all sin except put partner to Him. "

But are we sure that the true message about the One and Only True Almighty God reach all human being since Adam until hereafter?

If there are people that never heard clearl about Islam, where will they go in hereafter? Are they KAFIR???

Next, Who Is Kafir?

Quran 17:15
“Who receives guidance, receives it for his own benefit: who goes astray does so to his own loss: No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another: nor would We visit with Our Wrath until We had sent messengers (to give warning)”

Quran 2:159
“Those who conceal the clear (Signs) We have sent down, and the Guidance, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book, on them shall be God's curse, and the curse of those entitled to curse”

Literally, word kafir comes from word kafara in Arabic that means To Cover

Hence, the meaning of kafir is the one who Reject Faith after they got a clear and true message about Islam
So, can we simply claim that all non Muslim are kafir?
?? Of couse not.