Why Did You Become a Muslim?

Because Islam is the truth.

Islam

In The Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.

All praise belongs to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family, companions and whoever follows them,

To proceed,

A Muslim is someone who has submitted to God alone, worshipping Him alone and noone else.

Islam is the religion of all the Prophets and Messengers, like Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace.

They were all submitted to God, worshipping him alone.

This is what they called their people to and what they all lived their lives upon.

Just as God is The Only Creator, Owner, One Disposing of and Controlling the affairs – so is He the only one deserving of being worshipped.

Everything besides God is a created being, which before God created it – didn’t exist!

How can someone worship other than God, when He created you and everything you see around you, controls all of that and has nurtured you with His various favours –

From a drop of sperm to how you are now!

How can someone worship besides God, something which needs God to support it, to sustain it and without His Permission cannot do anything!

God

God, The Most High, hasn’t left us without guidance,

He has sent to every nation a messenger calling them to worship Him alone and avoid the false objects of worship.

God, The Perfect, has said,

وَلَقَدْ بَعَثْنَا فِى كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ رَّسُولًا أَنِ ٱعْبُدُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَٱجْتَنِبُوا۟ ٱلطَّٰغُوتَ فَمِنْهُم مَّنْ هَدَى ٱللَّهُ وَمِنْهُم مَّنْ حَقَّتْ عَلَيْهِ ٱلضَّلَٰلَةُ فَسِيرُوا۟ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ فَٱنظُرُوا۟ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَٰقِبَةُ ٱلْمُكَذِّبِينَ

And We certainly sent into every nation a messenger, [saying], “Worship God (alone) and avoid the false deities.”

The Noble Qur’an 16:36

Each messenger was sent to their respective nation, and our nation is the nation of the Prophet Muhammad, may God extol him in the highest company of angels and grant him peace.

God, The Mighty and Majestic, has said,

قُلْ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنِّى رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ إِلَيْكُمْ جَمِيعًا ٱلَّذِى لَهُۥ مُلْكُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ يُحْىِۦ وَيُمِيتُ فَـَٔامِنُوا۟ بِٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ ٱلنَّبِىِّ ٱلْأُمِّىِّ ٱلَّذِى يُؤْمِنُ بِٱللَّهِ وَكَلِمَٰتِهِۦ وَٱتَّبِعُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ

Say, [O Muhammad], “O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of God to you all – to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. There is none worthy of worship except Him; He gives life and causes death.” So believe in God and His Messenger, the unlettered prophet, who believes in God and His Words, and follow him that you may be guided.

The Noble Qur’an 7:158

He was from the offspring of Abraham, living in Mecca, Arabia. Mecca is home of the Kaabah, the house that Abraham, the father of all the Prophets after him, and his son Ishmael built for the worship of God alone.

Many generations after them passed until almost all of the people of Mecca had left the religion of Abraham and fallen into polytheism prior to God’s sending Muhammad, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, as a messenger.

They used to worship idols, believe in superstitions, listen to soothsayers and other harmful things which God has prohibited.

The original followers of Jesus had long since passed away, and people had since lied about him and changed the religion – taking him as a god besides God, The Perfect and Most High.

The people to whom Moses was sent committed polytheism time and again and invented a new made-up religion named Judaism, lying, saying about God other than the truth and changing His Book, The Torah.

The Prophet Muhammad, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, was born in the midst of all this.

Then, when he was 40 years of age God made him a prophet, sending to him the first of the revealed verses of The Qur’an,

ٱقْرَأْ بِٱسْمِ رَبِّكَ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ

“Read! In the Name of your Lord Who has created,

خَلَقَ ٱلْإِنسَٰنَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ

Has created man from a clot.

ٱقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ ٱلْأَكْرَمُ

Read! And your Lord is Most Generous,

ٱلَّذِى عَلَّمَ بِٱلْقَلَمِ

Who has taught (the writing) by the pen

عَلَّمَ ٱلْإِنسَٰنَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ

He taught man that which he knew not”

The Noble Qur’an 96:1-5

He spent 10 years in Mecca calling his people to worship God alone and leave polytheism – leave worshipping that which does not help them and only harms them.

However, the Prophet’s people mostly – like in many times – didn’t respond well to his messengership.

Despite knowing that it was the truth, many of them rejected him and his group of followers – even to the point of boycotting them from trade till they had to eat the leaves of trees and shrubs to stay alive.

They plotted to assassinate the Prophet, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, though God protected him and ordered him to migrate from Mecca to the city of Medina to the north.

After the migration, God revealed the rest of the commandments and prohibitions completing the religion of the final nation.

God’s Religion

The creed and belief and fundamentals of the religion of the messengers has remained unchanged, however, from God’s Wisdom He prescribes different details for each nation, teaching them what they need to protect themselves from harm and seek benefit in this life, and what comes after.

All the Prophets and Messengers informed their people about the Hereafter.

It is a matter of the unseen – the only way we can know of it is by genuine revelation.

God, The Blessed and Most High, has preserved The Qur’an which He sent to His Messenger – not a single letter has changed.

He also preserved the explanation of The Qur’an, which is the life and teachings of the Prophet, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace.

God protected all this, including the language of the Arabs, up until this time of ours.

What God Has Prepared for Those Who Have Submitted To Him

The Companion of God’s Messenger, Sahl b. Sa’d as-Sa’idi, said,

“God said, ‘I have prepared for My pious worshippers such things as no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard of, and nobody has ever thought of.”

Authenticated by Bukhari

God, The Most High, has said,

وَبَشِّرِ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ جَنَّٰتٍ تَجْرِى مِن تَحْتِهَا ٱلْأَنْهَٰرُ كُلَّمَا رُزِقُوا۟ مِنْهَا مِن ثَمَرَةٍ رِّزْقًا قَالُوا۟ هَٰذَا ٱلَّذِى رُزِقْنَا مِن قَبْلُ وَأُتُوا۟ بِهِۦ مُتَشَٰبِهًا وَلَهُمْ فِيهَآ أَزْوَٰجٌ مُّطَهَّرَةٌ وَهُمْ فِيهَا خَٰلِدُونَ

“And give glad tidings to those who believe and do righteous good deeds that for them will be gardens beneath which rivers flow. Every time they will be provided with a fruit therefrom, they will say, “This is what we were provided with before”, and they will be given things in resemblance, and they will have therein purified spouses and they will abide therein forever”

The Noble Qur’an 2:25

Concerning God’s Statement, “…they will be given things in resembelance”, the companion of God’s Messenger and cousin, Ibn (meaning, son of) ‘Abbas, the great scholar of The Qur’an said,

“..Nothing from the things of this world that are in Paradise are the same, except in Name”

Collected in Tafseer At-Tabari

Those who God chooses to place in there will be in constant bliss.

They will never age, or become sick –

Forever.

God’s Messenger, may God extol him in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace, said,

“When the dwellers of Paradise enter Paradise an announcer will call, ‘(You have a promise from God that) you will live therein and you will never die; you will stay healthy therein and you will never fall ill; you will stay young and you will never become old; you will be under constant bliss and you will never feel miserable.'”

Authenticated by Muslim

Who will God place in Paradise?

Everyone who submits to God, upon monotheism, the religion of Abraham and Moses and Jesus and Muhammad – will enter Paradise.

This is the only way to enter.

Is the one who God created and yet he worships created things, like the one who God has guided to worship none but Him?

Are they equal in this life or the next?

Submit

Submit to God while you still have the ability.

How many reach death with regrets, wishing they had acted upon the truth?

Prove to me that you will wake up tomorrow.


As for how to submit to The Lord and Creator of all things, then you must bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah (God) alone with no partners, and that Muhammad is His slave and messenger.

Whoever does this, knowing that God is One with no son, believing in everything God has revealed upon His Prophet, he is one who has submitted to Him upon monotheism (a Muslim!)

Closing

I sincerely hope you will choose to be guided.

All that is upon me is to call you, I won’t be asked about what you choose; though I hope you choose The Truth.

May God extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.

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