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Whoever Works righteousness

Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has faith, verily, to them will We give a new Life, a life that is good and pure, and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions [Quran: 16:97]

Those Who Rejects Faith ..

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ سَوَاءٌ عَلَيْهِمْ أَأَنذَرْتَهُمْ أَمْ لَمْ تُنذِرْهُمْ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ 2:6

As to those who reject Faith, it is the same to them whether thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not believe.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Ki مُحَمَّدٌ Se Wafa Tu Ne, To Hum Tere Hain
Yeh Jahan Cheez Hai Kiya Lo-o-Qalam Tere Hain

Muslims are taught that prophets are humans who have been selected by Allahfor a special purpose. They are given miracles to assist them in their message but these miracles are not performed through their own power, but through the power of Allah. The prophets of Allah have no divine powers of their own, nor even the power to decide who will go to heaven or to hell. They are merely there to convey the message entrusted to them by Allah to the best of their ability.

In a similar manner, Muhammad (pbuh) was assisted by Allah with a number of miracles and entrusted to convey His message to mankind. Muhammad (pbuh) himself, however, was just a regular human being. He could not issue passes to heaven. He could not condemn people to hell. He could not change what was in people's hearts. He could only convey the message and hope that they would believe.

Muhammad (pbuh) lived like any other man or woman of his people. He dressed like they dressed. He ate the same food they ate. He lived in the same manner and in the same sort of houses they did. It would be impossible for someone who did not know him to pick him out of a crowd.

Muhammad (pbuh) taught his followers through example. If he commanded his followers to do something, he would be the first to abide by this command. He never broke his word, he was by far the most charitable man among his people. He was the most Allah-fearing and the least attached to this life.

He never in his life accepted charity, but worked for a living. He never lied. It was not at all uncommon for him to spend months on end enduring severe hunger never seeing a single cooked meal. He taught his followers to be merciful to their children and respectful to their elders. He commanded them to never taste alcohol, gamble, engage in usury (interest), fornication, envy, deceit, or back-biting.

Muhammad (pbuh) taught that no human being needs any other human being to intercede for him with Allah. He showed them that Allah is within the reach of all his creation. He hears and sees all and answers His servant's prayers.

Muhammad (pbuh) further severely cautioned against promoting any of Allah's creation or groups thereof to higher levels of divine authority and closeness to Allah than others, or the excessive glorification of any human being. This includes the prophets of Allah themselves. He taught that the very best of Allah's servants are those who continuously seek out knowledge and that Allah sees all that they do.

Muhammad (pbuh) taught his followers to be industrious and to earn an honest living. He taught them that the best Muslims are those who are not overly obsessed with earthly wealth since excessive wealth usually leads to corruption.

However, he also taught that a wealthy person who is not blinded by his wealth is not condemned by Allah and may even be able to utilize his wealth in acts of worship not available to the poor. In other words, Muhammad (pbuh) taught moderation in all things.

There is much more that could be said about the teachings of Muhammad (pbuh), however, probably one of the most general summaries made by Muhammad (pbuh) in this regard was:

"Righteousness is good conduct, and sin is that which weaves inside your chest and you hate for it to be revealed to mankind."

What Are The Pillars of Islam?

Islam is built upon five major pillars. A
Muslim is taught that anyone who dies observing these five basic pillars will
enter heaven. As mentioned, they are:

(1) To bear witness that there is no entity
worthy of worship except Allah(God) alone, and that Muhammad (pbuh) was His messenger. This establishes obedience to God Almighty alone.

(2) To perform five prescribed prayers to God every day according to a specific prescribed method and at specific prescribed times. This continually reminds us to bear God in mind in all actions, either before or after any given prayer.

(3) To pay two and a half percent (2.5%) of ones wealth to charity every year if their savings exceed a certain minimum level which is considered above the poverty level. (This is the basic concept, the actual calculation is a little more complex).

(4) To fast the month of Ramadhan (from the Islamic Lunar calendar) every year from sun rise until sunset. This involves not eating, drinking, or having marital relations, from sun rise until sun set.

(5) To perform a pilgrimage to Makkah (in the Arabian Peninsula) once in a Muslim's lifetime if it is financially possible and their health permits. During this period, Muslims come from all over the world to join together for six days in a prescribed set of acts of worship. All Muslim men are mandated to wear the same garment which was designed to be very plain, simple, and cheap to obtain.

Mu'ad ibn Jabal said: I said to Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him): Inform me about an act which would entitle me to enter into Paradise, and distance me from the Hell-Fire. He (the Prophet) said:

"You have asked me about a matter [which ostensibly appears to be] difficult but it is easy for those for whom Allah, the Exalted, has made it easy. Worship Allah and do not associate anything with him, establish prayer, pay the Zakat, observe the fast of Ramadhan and perform Hajj to the House (Ka'aba)." (Narrated by Ahmed, al-Tirmathy, and ibn Majah)

What Is Islam

The literal meaning of Islam is peace;
surrender of one’s will i.e. losing oneself for the sake of Allah and
surrendering one’s own pleasure for the pleasure of Allah. The message of Islam
was revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings on him) 1, 400
years ago. It was revealed through angel Gabriel (on whom be peace) and was thus
preserved in the Holy Quran. The Holy Quran carries a Divine guarantee of
safeguard from interpolation and it claims that it combines the best features of
the earlier scriptures.

The prime message of Islam is the Unity of Allah, that the Creator of the world
is One and He alone is worthy of worship and that Muhammad (peace and blessings
on him) is His Messenger and Servant. The follower of this belief is thus a
Muslim - a Muslim’s other beliefs are: Allah’s angels, previously revealed Books
of Allah, all the prophets, from Adam to Jesus (peace be on them both), the Day
of Judgement and indeed the Decree of Allah. A Muslim has five main duties to perform, namely; bearing witness to the Unity of Allah and Muhammad (peace and blessings on him) as His Messenger, observing the prescribed prayer, payment of Zakat, keeping the fasts of Ramadhan and performing the pilgrimage to Makkah.

Islam believes that each person is born pure. The Holy Quran tells us that Allah has given human beings a choice between good and evil and to seek Allah’s pleasure through faith, prayer and charity. Islam believes that Allah created mankind in His image and by imbuing the attributes of Allah on a human level mankind can attain His nearness. Islam’s main message is to worship Allah and to treat all Allah’s creation with kindness and compassion. Rights of parents in old age, orphans and the needy are clearly stated. Women’s rights were safeguarded 1,400 years ago when the rest of the world was in total darkness about emancipation. Islamic teachings encompass every imaginable situation and its rules and principles are truly universal and have stood the test of time.

In Islam virtue does not connote forsaking the bounties of nature that are lawful. On the contrary one is encouraged to lead a healthy, active life with the qualities of kindness, chastity, honesty, mercy, courage patience and
politeness. In short, Islam has a perfect and complete code for the guidance of individuals and communities alike. As the entire message of Islam is derived from the Holy Quran and indeed the Sunnah and Hadith (the traditions and practices of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings on him) it is immutable in the face of change in time and place. It may appear rigid to the casual eye, in actual fact it is most certainly an adaptable way of life regardless of human changes.

Islam teaches that the path to spiritual development is open to all. Any individual who searches the One Creator can seek nearness to Allah through sincere and earnest worship; it is central to establishing a relationship with
the Almighty. This positive message for humanity fills hearts with hope and courage.

At present there are 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide and they form the majority in more than 50 countries of the world. Today Islam is the fastest growing faith in the world - its beautiful message is reaching millions in the far corner of the earth.

"O humankind! Verily! We have created you from a male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that you may know one another. Verily! the noblest among you in the sight of Allah is the most God-fearing. Verily! Allah is The Knower, The Aware." The noble Qur'an, Al-Hujrat(49):13.

The Holy Quran : Chapter 1: Al-Fatihah

  بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ رَبِّ الْعٰلَمِيْنَۙ‏ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِۙ‏ مٰلِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّيْنِؕ‏ اِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَاِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِيْنُؕ‏ اِهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيْمَۙ‏] صِرَاطَ الَّذِيْنَ اَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ ۙ‏ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوْبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّآلِّيْنَ

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.  All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds,  The Gracious, the Merciful,  Master of the Day of Judgment.  Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help. Guide us in the right path — The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.

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