Here is a short summary of the answer:
Islam is not significantly different from the previous Abrahamic religions in their original forms. However there are important differences between Islam and the current practices of these religions (Judaism/Christianity). The objections made against the followers of Judaism/Christianity are mainly because of them not ...
The primary difference is the shahada, or testification of faith: "Laa ilaaha illa Allah, Muhammadun rasulullah." This translates (coarsely) to "there is no ilaah except Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger."
TLDR: The great companion, Rib'ee ibn Amir, enshrined our mission statement quite well:
Allah has sent us to deliver whomsoever chooses:
This view wouldn't be compatible with Islam because we believe Allah created these things, he isn't these things.
Praise be to Allah, who created (out of nothing) (Arabic: fatara) the heavens and the earth,
Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece, then We parted ...
According to Jafari Fiqh, there are three different types of unity of existence (wahdat al‑wujud), of which two are not Islamic and are considered as apostasy, but the third of which is acceptable.
In brief, the two types that are unacceptable briefly are those which claim that God is exactly same as physical creatures of world.
The acceptable form claims ...
Unfortunately the word 'Deen' in Arabic which Islam says it is, doesn't have a direct translation in English. Therefore it roughly translates to 'Religion' in English. Although Islam rests on 5 pillars(You can read more about this anywhere, but since you question is in a different scope I will try to address that).
Islam isn't just a religion (A set of ...
The Qur'an refers explicitly to some concept of a trinity at least twice:
They have certainly disbelieved who say, " Allah is the third of three." And there is no god except one God. And if they do not desist from what they are saying, there will surely afflict the disbelievers among them a painful punishment. Al-Ma'idah:73
O People of the Scripture, ...
Three assets is a book he wrote. It's also called "The Three Fundamentals" =
Knowledge of Allah
Existence, oneness and worshiping Allah alone
Knowledge of Islam with evidences
Iman, Islam and Ihsan
Knowledge of Rasulullah (Prophet)
The seal of the Prophets, did not speak from his desires and everything he said was truth.
Obviously the importance of ...
The Kaabah is a building and not an image or representation of Allah, not a false deity, and not the intended object of worship, hence it is not an idol.
It does mark the qiblah: the direction faced when worshiping Allah on earth. And this has been ordained by Allah before the conquest of Makkah and even before the advent of the arabs:
وعهدنا إلى ...
No. Why would it be Shirk? - The perfect words of Allah (ﷻ) are not a creation; they are His uncreated word and they are of Him. Therefore, seeking refuge in His Word is fine.
Khaula bint Hakim Sulamiyya reported:
I heard Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: When anyone lands at a place, and then says:" I seek refuge in the Perfect Word of Allah from the ...
Islam is the final religion and the most complete religion.
There is no prophet after Muhammad PBUH
Each religion was usable only for its own time. But Islam is for all times.
Islam did not left anything about life of human talks about every aspect of human life including very detailed aspects as well as politics, education, sleep, eating, food, ...
NO, not at all. Quran clearly says:
لَّا تُدْرِكُهُ الْأَبْصَارُ وَهُوَ يُدْرِكُ الْأَبْصَارَ وَهُوَ
اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ 60:103
Vision perceives Him not, but He perceives [all]
vision; and He is the Subtle, the Acquainted.
We can vision the nature, we can meature the energy and time, so they are not God or piece of God according to Quran's ...
No, Pantheism is in no way compatible with Islam. The belief that God is every single thing, is illogical, as well as it is not compatible with the Quran and Sunnah. If God is everything, then He is also weakness and can take on the weaknesses of everything, and this is illogical because God is all powerful and weak in no way like His creation. ...
Quran is among the most important things in Islam that makes it unique compared to the previous versions of the God's religion. In a Hadeeth the only verse that Solomon --peace be upon him-- knew from Quran was the verse [1:1] which he used in his letter to Belqeys, [27:30]:
في عيون الاخبار باسناده الى الرضا عن آبائه عن على عليهم السلام انه
قال: سمعت ...
While there are some decent answers here, I feel most of them are verbose and stray from the question. And it is an important question.
Islam is distinguished by the following principles.
There is a Creator: Allah.
That the Creator is unique, and that there are no other entity to be worshipped other than Allah.
While Allah has sent other prophets down in ...
Tawheed means to believe in the uniqueness of God. It comes from the word Wahdat which means Unity. The one who believes in the uniqueness of God, is called Mowahhid ("موحد") .
Shirk means to believe that God has one or more partners. The one who believes that God has partners, is called Moshrik ("مشرک"). For example the ones who believe in the God of ...
Belief in Allah is not sufficient to bring you into the fold of Islam. It must also be accompanied by the worship of Allah alone.
The disbelievers from the Quraish believed in Allah, but they were still coined disbelievers because they used to worship idols along with Allah:
قُلْ مَن يَرْزُقُكُم مِّنَ السَّمَاء وَالأَرْضِ أَمَّن يَمْلِكُ السَّمْعَ ...
Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab Is the remand of the Da'wa of Tawhid have written many books in this topic like The Three Assets or The Three Fundamental Principes of Islam. In this book he about different topics:
1. Four Points (Issues) that every Muslim should learn
He (may Allah have mercy on him)says:
You should know, may Allah have mercy on you, that we ...
No, I would not say so. The issue here isn't the three categories of Tawheed as a teaching model. Ultimately, the three category system is the derived from the Qur'an itself [nothing new added or subtracted] so there is nothing innovated or wrong as far as this categorization is concerned.
The only issue here is the response of some people who you imply ...
TL;DR: It seems awfully strict to consider it disbelief. For it to be disbelief, one would need to be convinced that God's ruling is incorrect, and have an intention of disbelief.
1. Al-Azhar University prepared The Response (pdf, URL), which discusses a fatwa in relation to this topic:
A question was asked about the rulings that contradict [the
The negation of
All praise is due to Allah
Not all praise is due to Allah
which is logically equivalent to
Some praise is due to something other than Allah
This is the latter statement in the question.
Its negation is not equivalent to
Some praise is due to Allah
which is logically equivalent to
"No praise is due to Allah" is false
You've asked some very fundamental questions and I would try and answer in brief, hoping that that wouldn't be the end of your quest for the meaning of life.
Nature of human
You probably meant "nature of man" here. In the Qur'an, man is described as the 'noblest' of God's creation. Man can ascend to the heights of the angels, and he can descend below the ...
This depends on the culture.
For example, If you live in Beverly hills. Riding a Ferrari is normal there. So you don't have to hide your Mercedes.
But if you live in a poor country. I would suggest you to hide your coke.
In other words, Be wise !!!
As for me, I don't like to go and tell people about what I am doing unless I am dont with it. Example ...
This is not so much 'discussed' in great detail, as warned of in the following verses:
O people of the Scripture (Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allah aught but the truth. The Messiah 'Îsa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah and His Word, ("Be!" - and he was) which He bestowed on ...
I think the question presumes religions are trying to sell themselves with some sort of get rich quick scheme. As an important aside, it should be mentioned that "religion" as a category or concept is completely modern; prior to probably the 17-18th centuries, there was no way to conceptually isolate what we now categorize as "religion" or the "religious". ...
The almost unique feature of Islam is "Tawhid" or "strict monotheism". This is also the most important concept of Islamic faith. I said "almost" because comparable level of strictness on monotheism can be found in Judaism also. Because both of the religions are from same God or Allah. Though Christianity is also from same God, this "Tawhid" is not preserved ...
There's nothing to say after the previous answer of Kamaal :)
But I wanted to add this aya:
إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّـهِ الْإِسْلَامُ ۗ وَمَا اخْتَلَفَ الَّذِينَ
أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ إِلَّا مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَهُمُ الْعِلْمُ بَغْيًا
بَيْنَهُمْ ۗ وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِآيَاتِ اللَّـهِ فَإِنَّ اللَّـهَ سَرِيعُ
The true way with God is peace; ...
@Ahmadi's answer was good enough, only let stress again that the only phrase that volunteers a partly yes answer to your question is the term "manifestation", this whole world is only one manifestation of Allah (according to a Hadeeth by Imam Sadiq peace be upon him that you can find it in the book "مغز متفکر شیعه", sorry found only its [Persian version](...