WHO ARE WE?
During the past fourteen centuries, traditions, customs,
superstitions And innovations have crept into Islam. Gradually,
these innovations came to be vested with religious solemnity to such an
extent that anyone who questions them find HIMSELF regarded
as the dangerous innovator and heretic.
"Anyone who disobeys GOD and His messenger has deserved the retribution of Hell, wherein they abide forever." (72:23)
Despite severe differences that plague the Muslim Ummah – Sectarian, tribal, political and economic differences – even military conflicts and vicious wars – there is one thing that the Muslims unanimously agree upon: That the Qur’an is the word of God that was uttered by the final Prophet Muhammad.
Every Muslim on earth regardless of sect, race, color, and language believes that Qur’an was uttered by the honorable messenger, upon inspiration from God, and that God has guaranteed its preservation and protection from the slightest distortion, addition or loss.
"Surely, we have sent down this message, and surely, we will preserve it" (15:9).
This fact – that the glorious Qur’an is God’s message to the world which was uttered by the Prophet Muhammad – is affirmed in Qur’an by the strongest oath:
"I swear by everything you see, and everything you do not see, this is the utterance of an honorable messenger.
It is not the utterance of a poet, rarely do you believe.
Nor is it the utterance of a soothsayer, rarely do you take heed.
A revelation from the Lord of the universe.
For whom the Lord loves, He chastises, even as a father does to the son he loves.
And, if he ever uttered any other words
(i.e. Religious instructions
other than the qur’an), We would have punished him severely
… We would have stopped the revelation to him. None of you could
have protected him from retribution." (69:38-47)
The Qur’an affirms that disobeying God and His messenger incurs humiliation, defeat, misery, and shame both in this life and in the Hereafter.
"Anyone who disregards My message shall suffer. A miserable life. Then, on the Day of Resurrection, we resurrect him blind. He will say, ‘My Lord, why did you resurrect me blind, when I used to be a seer?’ He will be told, ‘When our revelations came to you
GOD made the service of Him obligatory on you, which is to say that He made perfect happiness obligatory for you.
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