WHAT IS ISLAM ?
Can we find an explanation of the great universe ? Is there any convincing interpretation of the secret of existence ? We realize that no family can function properly without a responsible head, that no city can prosperousy exist without sound administration, and that no state can survive without a leader of some kind. We also realize that nothing comes into being on its own. Moreover, we observe that the universe exists and functions in the most orderly manner, and that it has survived for hundreds of thousands of years. Can we,then, say that all this is accidental and haphazard? Can we attribute the existence of man and the whole world to meure chance ?
Man represents only a very small portion of the great universe. And if he can make plans and appreciate the merits of planning, then his own existence and the survival of the universe must also be based on a planned policy.
This means that there is a Designing Will behind our material existence, and that there is an extraordinary power to bring things in to being and keep them moving in order .
In the world there must be a Great Force in action to keep everything in order. In the beautiful nature there must be a Great Creator who creates the most charming pieces of art and produces everything for a special purpose in life. The deeply enlightened people recognize this creator and call him Allah 'God' . He is not a man because no man can create or make another man He is not an animal, nor is He a plant.
He is neither an idol nor is He a statue of any kind because none of these things can make itself or create anything else. He is different from all these things, because He is the maker and keeper of them all. The maker of anything must be different from and greater there the things which he makes.
There are various ways to know ' ALLAH ' God , and there are many things to tell about Him. The great wonders and impressive marvels of the world are like open books in which we can read about ALLAH Besides, Allah Himself comes to our aid through te many messengers and revelations He has sent down to man. These messengers and revelations tell us everything we need to know about ALLAH .
The complete acceptance of the teachings and guidance of 'ALLAH'
as revealed to His messenger Mohammad (PBUH)is the religion of Islam. Islam enjoins faith in the oneness and sovereignity of Allah , which makes man aware of the meaningfulness of the Universe and of his