To our non-Muslim brothers and sisters in humanity – whether you be an atheist, polytheist, Christian, Jew, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, perennialist, or anything else – the following is a short message that we hope will lead you to contemplation and investigation with respect to the truthfulness of Islam and falseness of your own existing religion or beliefs. A list of books is provided thereafter to assist in such an investigation.
- A Muslim believes and testifies to the reality that there is no god but Allah subhanu wa ta’ala and that Muhammad is his last and final prophet and messenger, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam.
- We believe with complete certainty based on sound logic.
- Our belief is not based on blind faith, or a personal opinion, where we feel it’s the truth because it makes us feel good, or because this is what our parents and forefathers believed; as such, it’s not a belief subject to doubt, where we think it’s only possibly true.
- To understand how we know and conclude Islam is true, you must understand:
- The types of conclusions one can make.
- And of those types, which ones result in certainty.
- There are three types of conclusions one can make: logical, empirical/observational and legal.
- The truthfulness of Islam is a logical conclusion.
- It is logically necessary that God exists and that Muhammad sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam is a Prophet and Messenger of God.
- The falseness of any other religion or belief system – whether an organized religion or an individual’s personal beliefs – is also a logical conclusion.
- It is logically impossible that this world came into existence on it’s own without a Creator, or God.
- It is logically impossible that there be more than one God.
- It is logically impossible that a human or idol be God or that God dwells in them.
- It is logically impossible that all belief systems are truthful.
- And so on.
- So if you conclude that there is no God, all religions are man-made, or that Jesus is God, etc. – ask yourself:
- What type of conclusion is this?
- And do you conclude with complete certainty or not?
And then think of the validity of your so-called proofs that support your conclusions. What you will find is, your conclusions are based on fanciful whims and desires.
- A Muslim has complete certainty in Islam as Islamic beliefs are all in accordance with sound logic – the existence of God and His transcendence, prophets and messengers, divine revelation, the existence of angels, life in the grave, resurrection, heaven and hell, etc.
- All other religions or belief systems are illogical or have illogical aspects that render it false.
- A Muslim has complete certainty as to the superiority and correctness of our morals, values and practices – such as praying, fasting, gender roles, economics, etc. – as they are based on a divine source. Yours are man-made and constantly changing over time. As such, we don’t care if you find our values and practices offensive or “backwards” or lacking perceived benefits.
- A Muslim has complete certainty as to the accurate transmission of these beliefs and practices from its original source to our times today – something no other religion can claim.
- As such, we ask that you assess the veracity of your existing religion or beliefs; and we invite you to discover and testify to the truthfulness of Islam.
وَّ عَلَىٰ اٰلِهۦ وَ صَحۡبِهۦ وَ سَلَّمَ تَسۡلِيۡمًا
RELATED BOOKS FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THE ABOVE:
Epistemology – knowledge, judgements/conclusions
|Islam Answers Atheism|
Superiority of Islam
|The Approach to Human Civilization in the Qur'an|