Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha il-lAllaah, Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar, Wa Lil-laahil-hamd

(Allaah is the Greatest, Allaah is the Greatest, Allaah is the Greatest,there is no god but Allaah; Allaah is the Greatest and to Allaah be all praise)

Story of religion

the Kaaba... 19th century

Deep in history lies the story of humankind which proceeded along with the story of religion!

This is where we came from....

Allah created Adam, father of all mankind, and taught him every knowledge he needed to live on earth. Adam taught that to his sons, he taught them how to worship Allah in the right way.
But many years to follow, people forgot directions of Adam, and began to deviate from the right path. So, it was necessary to send prophets that would carry the message of Allah to people, to remind them with Allah and the right path they should follow.

[42:13] He hath ordained for you that religion which He commended unto Noah, and that

which We inspire in thee (Muhammad), and that which We commended unto Abraham and Moses and Jesus, saying: Establish the religion,
and be not divided therein. Dreadful for the idolaters is that unto which thou callest them. Allah chooseth for Himself whom He will, and guideth unto Himself him who turneth (toward Him).The 1st of prophets was Noah, he stayed among his people for 950 years calling for Allah, but very few followed him, so he demanded from Allah to separate believers from the nonbelievers.

So, Allah ordered Noah to build a great ship, within, he would gather a couple of each type of creatures. While building this ship, nonbelievers used to pass by and mock, why a man builds a ship in a region that has no seas? Noah said: if you mock at us, we too mock at you.
After Noah saw the sign, he carried on his ship all the believers and creatures, then heavy rain fell, and earth burst with water, it was the Great Tsunami.

All those on earth except those on the ship drowned. Then Allah ordered earth to swallow its water, and sky to stop raining, water soon dried out, cleaning earth from all evil and dirt of nonbelievers, who brought suffer to earth for long decades.
Believers spread allover earth, many centuries passed, again people began to forget their Lord and the directions of Noah, and sink in the pool of disbelief.

Allah sent many prophets since then, in every nation there was a prophet who carries the burden of delivering Allah’s message and guiding people to the right path.
In many cases, Allah would send two prophets at a time, for two different nations, coz there no real connection among these nations, and every nation had its own diseases that needed to be treated in different ways.e.g. prophet Lot, and prophet Abraham (or Ibrahim in Arabic), they knew each other, but each was sent to a totally different nation. People of Lot committed homosexuality, they insisted on having affairs with men rather than women, Lot had daughters, he always offered he would marry his daughters to men who repent, but none listened. So Allah sent them birds carrying stones, threw on them, they all died.
People of Abraham were different, they worshiped stones they made by their own hands, and their king claimed he is the god who can give life and death, apart from Allah. Abraham was the forefather of a line of prophets through his two sons Ishmael and Isaac, including Prophet Moses and Prophet Jesus. It was Abraham who began the construction of the Ka`bah, the Holy Masjid in Makkah, with the help of Ishmael.
Moses was sent to Sons of Israel (Israel is Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham), to guide them to the right path. Those who followed them were called “Jews”.
Jesus was afterwards sent to Sons of Israel, Allah taught him the Wisdom and Book, the Torah and the Gospel.

Both Messengers, Moses and Jesus told their nations that Allah will send one last prophet, long period after them, and advised their nations to follow him when he appears, and gave them his characters so they would know him when they see him, they actually knew him better than their own sons.
But to the astonishment, when Prophet Muhammad appeared, they were the 1st to fight his message, but when you know why, no wonder.

Islam called for justice and equalization, this was against their political and economic place in society.

The sequence of prophets Allah sent to his people was well organized:

1- the message of prophets developed as people’s lives and minds developed.
At 1st, messages emphasized on worshiping Allah, without demanding any physical duties from people, like fasting as e.g.
As people’s experiences and knowledge developed, their moralities became softer; minds became more open & ready for more understanding.

2- Judaism was nearly the 1st message that demanded some duties from its followers, like fasting and prayer, but still many issues concerning daily life didn’t show up, as their minds were not yet ready for the change.
Christianity came to make some other developments.
Then Islam came to fulfill all the needs of mankind, to seal the religion, the Deen (the Arabic word of religion, the word is also singular, with no plural), and to make the right clear for the next coming nations until Allah inherits earth.

3- In each religion, there were unlawful people, who were not sincere in transferring the message, they added and deleted in their books, fro their own benefits, to assure they will have power over their nations, something Allah was not satisfied with; those people were the 1st to fight Islam from its beginning till now.

But, in Islam, Allah said: “We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).”

Islam is the religion of Allah, not my religion, not anybody’s religion, and all the former messages were actually parts of this one Deen, parts that would fall according to nations’ needs.

Islam means “submission” to the Lord who created that world in this amazing harmony, the Lord who created mankind, with all their characters, feelings, and amazing miracle in their own bodies, which are made of nothing but mud, that mud which turned alive with Allah’s touch.

This is why every tiny thing will have reference in the Quran, or in Sunnah (all what Prophet Muhammad said, did, or agreed on). Every thing that guarantees a life of satisfaction to mankind (I wouldn't say happiness, as it is difficult to find in that world, as man must face happiness together with sorrow as long as he lives).

If you look at Islam, Christianity and Judaism, you will find many things in common, though details may vary (due to corruption sometimes), but all them believe in The Day of Judgment, where man is to be questioned about his deeds in his lifetime, depending on them, man shall dwell to eternal Paradise, or eternal Hell.

Islam= Submission

This concept is the axis around which religion rotated.
Religion is one, and was linked like a chain, to lead to The Creator!

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