Islam is a divinely inspired way of life. It is a way of life that is a continuation and confirmation of the same way of life taught by prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon all of them). Muslims worship the same God that Jews and Christians worship and the same angel (Gabriel) that brought revelation to Moses and Jesus, brought revelation to Muhammad (peace be upon all of them).
Islam is not a religion in the way most people follow religion, but a way of life with spiritual, moral, social, political, economic and intellectual guidance. It invites and encourages people to examine and scrutinize its teachings. Only if it appeals to their reasoning and intellect they may choose to follow it. Islam teaches there is compulsion in religion.
The word Islam means peace, submission, and obedience. In the religious sense, Islam means - the way to peace and salvation through submission to the will and laws of God. A person who chooses this path is called a Muslim.
A common mistake is to refer to Muslims as Moslems. To call a Muslim a Moslem is to insult that person, as the two words mean different things in the Arabic language.
The word “Moslem” has its origin in the Arabic word Zulm. The word Zulm means to be unfair or unjust. To call someone a Moslem would therefore mean that person is unfair or unjust. The correct pronunciation is Muslim.
Anyone can become a Muslim, despite their religious background and does not have to be born a Muslim. When one decides to become a Muslim all his past sins are forgiven and he makes a fresh start. Islam gives no importance to a person’s color, nationality, culture or race. Rather the emphasis is on a person’s character and piety.
Islam holds answers to life's important questions. What is the purpose of life? How should life be lived? Who is God? Who are the prophets and what are their roles? What should one look for in a spouse? How should one raise children? What happens after death? These are all questions addressed in the Quran and Hadith (the sayings and practices of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him). When practiced as a total way of life it develops well-balanced individuals, and families. This then leads to peace and stability in society. Today it is challenged within and without. Yet, it is still the fastest growing way of life!
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