The Islamic Garden
Islam - Between Myth and Reality
Basics of Islam
Islam is the most misunderstood religion in the world and this misunderstanding is being used to promote those who oppose it. In such a climate, it's necessary to portray the reality. The beauty, peace and strength of Islam knows no equal and is rarely seen in the world today.
All praise is due to Allah, the Creator of all. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is His last messenger to mankind. May Allah bless the Prophet, his family and companions and all those who strive in His way until the Day of Judgement.
The message of Islam is simple. It is the call to worship and obey Allah, the Al Mighty - to obey Him and follow His Guidance, which will ultimately lead mankind to peace, happiness and success.
It is the message to mankind which began in the beginning of time with Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) and was completed with the advent of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Islam coincides with the nature of man (fitra) ; it outlines the necessary factors and environment which will enable mankind to achieve their fullest potential in this life and the next. It marks the boundaries for human behavior while at the same time keeping back the tides of evil and confusion (fitna) that prevents man from exercising his freedom and developing himself.
May Allah bless and guide humanity to all that is right and good and make us wise enough to keep away from evil and to understand the best way of overcoming the problems which surround us.