Religion of Islam
It is the name of the divine religion sent by the Supreme Creator. It was lastly declared in the 7th century by the prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and was told be the last religion to be sent.
And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.Adh-Dhariyat – 56th Verse
Religion is the necessary rules for a human to live a life appropriate for the purpose of creation. Religion is not only a conformity between people, but also between people and Allah.
What is the Word’s Lexical and Term Meaning?
The definition of Islam in the dictionary is to “to connect, to obey, to surrender, to be in peace and tranquility”.
Many descriptions have been made for the term meaning of the word, for example, Mâtürîdî defines it as”the person surrendering the self totally to Allah and only to serve Allah and no one else. “(Kitab al-Tawheed, p. 394; cp. Nesefi, II, 817) Raghib al-Isfahani described Islam as “expressing the belief in the heart with the tongue and by fulfilling the needs with actions by showing submission towards every aspect that Allah values and possesses “(et-Ta’rîfât, Islam md)
The person who conforms to the religion of Islam is called a Muslim in English and Arabic, mussulman in Persian and moslem in Turkish.
What does Islam preach?
Since all divine religions are based on the solidarity of Allah, worshipping anything other than Allah is superstitious and it is of utmost importance to guide our behavior in accordance with this belief.
Those who adhere to Islam believe in the one of a kind, the unborn, the eternal, omnipresent and omnipotent Almighty creator, Allah. They acknowledge that Allah is the only power ruling in the universe, spare their wealth lovingly and willingly for Allah by expressing this with their heart, language and actions.
Being the same as other divine religions
All divine messages, texts and holy books starting from the first prophet Adam to the last prophet Mohammad meet at a fundamental point. Depending on daily routines, each religion has its own characteristics and different provisions special for each community.
The prophets have communicated the religion of the Almighty Allah to the people since the first human, and Allah the Almighty has commanded the Qur’an in the completion of religion.
In the Holy Qur’an, it is stated that the Bible confirms the Torah that preceded it (Surat al-Mu’ada: 46) Verse), whereas the Qur’an has been sent as the conformation of the preceding books. (Surat al-Baqara: 97. Verse). Assuredly, all divine religions have emerged from a single source, therefore they affirm and confirm each other.
Likewise, İsâ’nın “Allah yolunda yardımcılarım kim?” sorusuna havârilerinin “Biziz Allah yolunun yardımcıları. Allah’a iman ettik. Şahit ol, biz müslümanlarız” (Al-i İmran Suresi- 52. Ayet) This answer shows that previous communities have complied to Islam as well.
As a matter of fact, the Surah of Hajj verse 78 Emphasizes that all divine religions are fundamentally the same and that their common name is Islam. O, sizi seçti ve dinde üzerinize hiçbir güçlük yüklemedi. Babanız İbrahim’in dinine uyun. Allah, sizi hem daha önce, hem de bu Kur’an’da müslüman diye isimlendirdi ki, Peygamber size şahit (ve örnek) olsun, siz de insanlara şahit (ve örnek) olasınız. Artık namazı dosdoğru kılın, zekâtı verin ve Allah’a sarılın. O, sizin sahibinizdir. O, ne güzel sahip, ne güzel yardımcıdır!” (Hac Suresi – 78. Ayet)
In the divine books that were sent before this, the followers of the religion did not have a special name as in this verse, so considering that names like Judaism and Christianity were invented later, the verse in the Quran Şüphesiz Allah katında din İslam’dır…” can be better understood.