The Message April 7, 2014Posted by Enterlight in Uncategorized.
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The message of Islam is not new. It did NOT begin with Mohammad (peace be upon him). In fact throughout time, from ‘primitive’ bush-people to rulers and kings, whatever their race or background, all those who worshipped the Creator alone are held amongst the honoured servants of God in Islam. This is why true Christian and Jewish saints, amongst others, are also considered saints in Islam.
The message taught to people throughout the ages by all prophets was to worship the one true God alone, and prepare for a day when they will be judged by this Creator.
The most important point made by the messengers was that God – the one, unseen, imageless, all-powerful Creator – is to be worshipped alone without any partners or associates whatsoever. Worship in Islam means to first recognise that He alone is the Creator and Sustainer, but then also to reform our lives, directing acts of worship such as prayers, devotions, sacrifices, good deeds etc, to Him alone. This pure worship of God is what is acceptable to the Creator and this, Islam teaches, is the very purpose of the human being.
This original message of worshipping the one true God alone is still present in the scriptures of other religions. Muslims believe followers of these religions have largely left the most basic and most important teaching of their religion, and are instead following ideas which go against this pure original message.
Islam – “Say, He is God, One, God the eternal,
He does not beget nor was He begotten,
and there is none like unto Him.”
Hinduism – “God is one only, there is not a second.”
(Changodia Upanishad 6:2:1)
“ Of Him, there are no parents, no lord.”
(Svetasvatara Upanishad 6:9)
“There is no likeness of Him.”
(Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:19)
“They are entering darkness who worship assambuthi (the elements), They are sinking more in darkness who worship the sambuthi (created things).”
(Yajruveyd 40: 9)
Judaism – “Here O Israel, the Lord our God is One Lord.”
“I, even I, am Lord, and besides me there is no saviour.”
“I am Lord and there is none else. I am God, and there is nothing like me.”
“Thou shall have no other God besides me. Thou shall make unto thee no graven image of any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, that is in the earth beneath, and that is in the water under the earth. Thou shall not bow down to them, nor serve them, for I, the Lord God is a jealous God.”
Christianity – “This is eternal life, so that you may know
there is one true god, and Jesus Christ who thou have sent.”
“O Men of Israel, Hear this! Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved by God amongst you, by miracles and wonders and signs which God did by him in your presence and you were witnesses”.
“Here O Israel, the Lord our God is One Lord.”
“I ascend and to my Father and to your Father, to my God and to your God.”
“My father is greater than I.”
“I can of my own self do nothing. As I hear I judge, and my judgement is just, for I seek not my will but the will of thy father who has sent me.”
“Think not that I have come to destroy the Law and the prophets…therefore, whosoever shall break the least of the commandments and teach men to do so shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven…”