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Was Islam a Revelation of Allah?

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Assalaamu ‘alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barkatahu to our Muslim Ummah and a Warm Welcome to all Seekers of True Knowledge.

This Article is in reply to the article in Anti Islamic website agniveer.com with title,

Was Islam a Revelation of Allah?

Article is available here: http://agniveer.com/2117/revelation-allah/

Refutation by Brother Kashif & Brother Md. Zeeshan Akhtar

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Agniveer states:

A logical analysis of the claim of Islam being final and only revelation of Allah by Vixter – an active member of Agniveer site:

We often hear the followers of Mian Zakir Naik claiming that Islam has not come into existence 1400 years ago, but it has been there since time memorial. They also say that Islam was not founded by Muhammad rather it is there from the day when Adam and Eve were sent down to earth. But when they are asked that if Islam has nothing to do with Muhammad, why is it necessary to believe in Muhammad and include him in the prayers alongside Allah, they run away saying Allah knows the best and Muhammad is his final messenger!

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Response:

In The Name Of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Brother Vixter (the author of the article on Agniveer), you seriously need to go through the definition and the basics of Islam.

This is not a claim of the followers of  Zakir Naik (HafizUllah) but of all the Muslims, that Islam has been there since time immemorial.

All the Muslims believe that Islam is not a new religion, and Prophet Muhammad (s) is the last messenger of God.

Lissan al-Arab, one of the most authoritative lexicons of the Arabic language, mentions that the word ‘Islam’ is derived from the root verb istaslama (استسلاما); which means ‘to submit’ or ‘give in’ or ‘surrender’

The word إسلام Islām is derived from Arabic triconsonantal root sīn-lām-mīm (SLM [ س ل م ])., meaning “submission” (i.e. entrusting one’s wholeness to the only one and True God). “One who submits” is signified by the participle مسلم, Muslim (fem. مسلمة, muslimah).

The Book of Faith (Kitab Al-Iman)  Muslim :: Book 1 : Hadith 6 

……In the meanwhile a man came there, and sat near his knees and said: Messenger of Allah, what al-lslam is? -to which he (the Holy Prophet) replied: You must not associate anything with Allah, and establish prayer, pay the poor-rate (Zakat) and observe (the fasts) of Ramadan. He said: You (have) told the truth.

Your claim is full of ignorance that Islam has nothing to do with Prophet Muhammad (s)  then why it is necessary to believe in him?

This verse of the Glorious Quran is a Proof for this : 

It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, and each and every act of obedience to Allâh, etc.) that you turn your faces towards east and (or) west (in prayers); but Al-Birr is (the quality of) the one who believes in Allâh, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, the Prophets and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to Al-Masâkin (the poor), and to the wayfarer, and to those who ask, and to set slaves free, performs As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), and gives the Zakât, and who fulfill their covenant when they make it, and who are patient in extreme poverty and ailment (disease) and at the time of fighting (during the battles). Such are the people of the truth and they are Al Muttaqûn (pious – see V.2:2) (Al Qur’an 2:177)

Moreover, see this Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The Book of Faith (Kitab Al-Iman)  Muslim :: Book 1 : Hadith 6 

…….He (again) said: Messenger of Allah, what al-Iman (the faith) is?

He (the Holy Prophet) said: That you affirm your faith in Allah, His angels, His Books, His meeting, His Apostles, and that you believe in Resurrection and that you believe in Qadr (Divine Decree) in all its entirety, He (the inquirer) said: You (have) told the truth.

Islam has everything to do with not only Muhammad (peace be upon him), but also Jesus (peace be upon him), Moses (peace be upon him), till Adam (peace be upon him) because it is one of the most important article of faith. The basic of Islam is to believe and worship only One and True God, without associating any partners with him. To establish prayer (though the complete  manner of praying may not have been the same all throughout from the time of Adam (peace be upon him), but the most important portion- the Prostration, remained there), To pay the poor Zakat (though the minimum amount (nisaab) which a person may have had in order to pay the zakat and the rate of zakat may have differed, but the basic principle of giving in order to help the poor remained the same all throughout), and to observe the Fasts.

It is necessary for us Muslims to believe in Muhammad (peace be upon him), because it is equally necessary for us Muslims, to believe in all the Prophets and messengers of Allah.

We, True Muslims, don’t pray to Muhammad (peace be upon him) like we do to Allah (swt). We don’t exaggerate in praising him. We never raised him to the rank of Almighty God.

Yes, we do pray For Muhammad (peace be upon him), but we don’t pray to him. We ask Allah (swt) to send peace and blessings on Muhammad (peace be upon him) as well as his families like Allah blessed Abraham (peace be upon him). And likewise, we do pray for our parents, families, etc.

See Similarities between Islam and Hinduism lecture by Br.Zakir Naik where he in the starting 20 minutes explained the faith of Muslims.

Here is an online link for it too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lFZSfSplsk

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Agniveer states:

The above claim of Islam to be the only religion from the time memorial could have only been true only if the condition to be a good Muslim would have never changed along the time, but it did. Back then, anyone who worshipped one formless God was a Muslim (Adam, Abraham, Moses, etc), but today, not only a person must worship one formless Allah (interestingly, formless Allah has two hands as per Quran [38:75]), but must also consider prophet Mohammad as the final messenger and must believe in angels, Quran, judgment day, heaven, and hell as well in order to reserve the seat in paradise.

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Response:

You are claiming this false assumption because you are ignorant about the basics of Islam.

Insha’allah from your logic only, We will be proving Islam to be the only religion since time immemorial.

We have already given, the basic conditions on which Islam is based and the conditions of faith, believing in which makes a person, a good Muslim.

In none of the conditions of Islam, nor faith, is there specifically mentioned about Prophet Muhammad. Instead, it is in general mentioned to believe in all the Apostles of Allah, which include all the apostles from the time of Adam (peace be upon him) till Muhammad (peace be upon him).

He says that previously the Muslims used to worship the formless God ? And later on it changed?.

And in the brackets he gave the example of (Adam, Abraham, Moses, etc).

So let us look to which God the first human being Worshipped ( Note : in the very same article this guy accepted that Adam was the first human being according to Muslims belief, but he made error that Muslims don’t consider him Prophet).

Let us look at the Proofs of it, and the ignorance of that person who wrote this article.

Surah Al-Baqarah Chapter 2 

130       And who turns away from the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham) (i.e. Islamic Monotheism) except him who befools himself? Truly, We chose him in this world and verily, in the Hereafter he will be among the righteous.

131       When his Lord said to him, “Submit (i.e. be a Muslim)!” He said, “I have submitted myself (as a Muslim) to the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists).”

132       And this (submission to Allah, Islam) was enjoined by Ibrahim (Abraham) upon his sons and by Ya’qub (Jacob) (saying), “O my sons! Allah has chosen for you the (true) religion, then die not except in the Faith of Islam (as Muslims – Islamic Monotheism).”

133       Or were you witnesses when death approached Ya’qub (Jacob)? When he said unto his sons, “What will you worship after me?” They said, “We shall worship your Ilah (God – Allah), the Ilah (God) of your fathers, Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), One Ilah (God), and to Him we submit (in Islam).”

134       That was a nation who has passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned and you of what you earn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do.

135       And they say, “Be Jews or Christians, then you will be guided.” Say (to them O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), “Nay, (we follow) only the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham), Hanifa [Islamic Monotheism, i.e. to worship none but Allah (Alone)], and he was not of Al-Mushrikun (those who worshipped others along with Allah – see V.2:105).”

136       Say (O Muslims), “We believe in Allah and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), Ya’qub (Jacob), and to Al-Asbat [the offspring of the twelve sons of Ya’qub (Jacob)], and that which has been given to Musa (Moses) and ‘Îsa (Jesus), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islam).”

Here Allah (swt) is clearly explaining that their Creed and Religion was same.

The condition for being a good Muslim remained the same all throughout and never changed at all, Alhamdolillah. These conditions were to affirm one’s faith in Allah (i.e, to worship Him alone without associating any partners with Him) , His angels, His Books, His meeting, His Apostles, and that you believe in Resurrection and that you believe in Qadr (Divine Decree) in all its entirety,

Everyone, from the time of Adam (peace be upon him) who fulfilled these conditions was a Good Muslim.

As far as the Jews are concerning, their faith meant believing in the Tawraat (original Torah) and following the way of Moses (peace be upon him) and believeing in Moses (peace be upon him) as the messenger of Allah and to testify to that fact until Jesus came, after which whoever continued to follow the Torah and the way of Moses, and did not leave this and follow Jesus, was doomed. Whoever denied, Moses (peace be upon him) at that time, are the ones entitled for the Hell fire.

As far as the Christians are concerned, their faith meant believing in the Injeel (original Gospel) and following the laws of Jesus, believeing in him to be the messenger of Allah and testifying to that fact; whoever did this was a believer whose faith was acceptable to Allah, until Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came, after which whoever did not follow Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and leave the way of Jesus and the Injeel that he had been following before, was doomed.

….. And had the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are Al-Fasiqoon (disobedient to Allah – and rebellious against Allahs Command). (Al-Qur’an 3:110

Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve . (Al-Qur’an 2:62)

Surely, those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah, in His Messenger Muhammad SAW and all that was revealed to him from Allah), those who are the Jews and the Sabians and the Christians, – whosoever believed in Allah and the Last Day, and worked righteousness, on them shall be no fear,nor shall they grieve. (Al-Qur’an 5:69)

It almost bursts up with fury. Every time a group is cast therein (in the Hell Fire), its keeper will ask: “Did no warner come to you?” They will say: “Yes indeed; a warner did come to us, but we belied him and said: Allah never sent down anything (of revelation), you are only in great error.” (Al-Qur’an 67:8-9)

This proves that those who belied the warners which came to them, they are the ones, who will be thrown into the Fire. Those who believed them, they are the one’s with Faith.

Every group which believed in Allah and the Last Day, which is the appointed Day of Reckoning, and did righteous deeds at the time of their respective prophets and messengers was a believer and a Muslim. But after the coming up of new revelations and Sharee’ah (Law), if they didn’t accept them, then they are eligible for hell.

Similarly after Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was sent to both mankind and the jinn, true belief can only be in accordance with the way of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Whoever follows his way will not fear the future or grieve for what they leave behind.

With the coming up of various Messengers, the Shariah (Islamic Law) kept on changing, not the basic message and the Aqeedah (creed) of all the messengers remained the same.

Regarding Allah having hands, then this is again your ignorance. For more on this Subject see the Refutation of the Article of the same Website Agniveer “Allah Shapeless or Limited”.

http://systemoflife.com/answering-anti-islamic-websites/agniveer/200-allah-shapeless-or-limited

Well We would like to know that what you people have to say about this Vedic verses. We are providing here only one example otherwise there are many verses which talk about hands.

Rig Veda – Mandal 1 sukt 24 mantra 4

Wealth, highly lauded ere reproach hath fallen on it, which is laid,

Free from all hatred, in thy hands

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