Friday, January 28, 2011

Q- Why ISLAM is different?

Someone may ask: why Islam is different religion than any other religions in the world?!!
WHY, we see and hear more about Islam everywhere…
We see it in the media almost every day, there must be something about Islam, or Muslims or something related to Muslims work or actions …
We see it in their men walking on the streets and surely in their women (Hijab) …
And when we saw someone standing on the street, or in office, or in airport standing and praying, he will be definitely a Muslim…
And of course, if something bad happen, absolutely they will say: there must be some Muslims behind it ...

Why all that controversy about Islam, why it’s not like any other religion on Earth?

The Answer is very easy:
Because Islam is not a religion like any other religion on Earth. Islam can’t be compared with Christianity, or Hinduism, or Buddhism, or Sikhism, or Judaism or Zoroastrianism, or any other religion ever.

Mr. (X): REALLY and WHY’s that?.
For one reason: because it’s the religion of GOD “ALLAH” .

Mr. (X): I am expecting such answer for sure, but prove it first …

“The Old Revenge”

OK, let’s go to the first story about Mankind ever, when Adam was just been created by God, who asked all Angels to prostrate to him, but Satan refused to do so,  and because of that God had cursed him and threw him out of Heaven, do you remember what Satan had replied? 

(Remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Truly, I am going to create man from clay" (71)
So when I have fashioned him and breathed into him (his) soul created by Me, then you fall down prostrate to him." (72)
So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them: (73)
Except Iblîs (Satan) he was proud [arrogant] and was one of the disbelievers. (74)
(Allâh) said: "O Iblîs! What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands. Are you too proud (to fall prostrate to Adam) or are you one of the high exalted?" (75)
 [Iblîs] said: "I am better than he, You created me from fire, and You created him from clay." (76)
(Allâh) said: "Then get out from here, for verily, you are outcast. (77) "And verily!, My Curse is on you till the Day of Recompense." (78)
[Iblîs] said: "My Lord! Give me then respite till the Day the (dead) are resurrected." (79)
(Allâh) said: "Verily! You are of those allowed respite (80) "Till the Day of the time appointed." (81)
[Iblîs] said: "By Your Might, then I will surely mislead them all, (82)
"Except Your chosen slaves amongst them (faithful, obedient)." (83)
(Allâh) said: "The Truth is, and the Truth I say, (84) That I will fill Hell with you [Iblîs] and those of them (mankind) that follow you, together." (85) (Saad)

Most of mankind forgot this challenge or “Satan promise” or maybe they don’t know it even, that he will mislead Adam’s Children to revenge from their father “Adam” and let him see his children been thrown in Hell with Satan himself.

But, how Satan will take his revenge from mankind?

Simply, deceive them and force them to do against God’s will, and what is the easiest way to make God angry from any human being?

It is the same way which Satan was cursed for, by refusing God’s commands and work against them, such as:
  • If God asks you to pray, Satan will ask you NOT to pray…
  • If God asks you to fast, Satan will ask you NOT to fast …
  • If God asks you to be kind to others, Satan will ask you to be mean to others …
  • If God asks you to feed the poor, Satan will tell you DON’T throw your money on the streets, if they were good people, they would at least work and feed themselves 

Mr. (X) – The Idea is clear and I know this story (Adam – Satan), but what shall this to do with Islam being the right way?

Great, you’ve said “the Right WAY”.

If God wants to lead his slaves (Mankind) who created their father by his own hands, so shall he show them one right way or many right ways?

You’ll agree with me for sure, that there must be ONE way and NOT many ways, otherwise, instead of God helps us to avoid Satan, he will help him to deceive us and to fight among us and to kill each others, which is not possible of course …

“ALLAH” is the most merciful and the most wise, he will not create all this universe and what is inside it to serve us, he will not leave us alone for sure …

Mr. (X) – Then, what?

If you agree with me that there must be one way, then what do you think the other ways and who are walking on them will be from?

Mr. (X) – Logically, they will be from “Satan”?

That’s true, and what is the first thing they will do for those on the right “path”?

Mr. (X) – They will fight them, for sure …

Good my friend, you’ve answered by yourself on all your questions above, why Islam is different than others.

And it’s the first evidence: (Because they all fight Islam), but let’s check the rest.

Mr. (x) – ok..

The Proof

If God wants to send Adam to Earth, what he shall say to him before descending? What kind of commandments that he may ask him to follow?

Mr. (x) – pray, give to the poor, etc.. ?

Let me give you an example: if parents will send their son to another city or another country to study in the university, what they will ask him to do? What they will recommend him to do before he leaves?

Mainly 3 things:

Watch over yourself, Be kind to the others, and don’t forget us, call us frequently..

Mr. (x) – True !!

God “Allah” is the most wise and much more merciful than any other parents on their son or daughter. He is our creator who created our father by his own hands, and he won’t send us to hell before he warns us, and truly that he asked us the same three things:

-          Not to forget that he is the ONLY God, who created the whole universe and have to call (worship) him alone.
-          To watch for our own selves …
-          To be kind to other humans too …

That’s all, and what Satan will do in such case? He will try to deceive us to do the inverse:

-         He will deceive us to forget God and worship anything else, whether alone or with God himself.
-          He will push us to harm ourselves
-          He will force us to harm each other’s

So let’s compare all religions according to the above objectives:

A-   NOT to forget GOD “The ONLY Creator”

-          Who is the religion that says it comes from God “Creator” of whole Universe?

Islam: is the only religion that says: God “ALLAH” is the supreme power and he is the ONE who created the universe.

Other Religions:
Did you ever hear someone said that Jesus is the one who created the universe? No..
Or, Krishna? No. Buddha? No. Others? No.

-          Did anyone of other Gods say how he had created the Universe?

Islam: YES, and in many verses in Quran, “ALLAH” describes in some details how he created the universe, Earth, Sun, Human, and others, and in which order, and for how long each (see the Story of Universe)..

Is there any single verse in all Gospels that describe how Jesus had created the Universe?
NO, NOT even a single verse !!..
Or, Krishna? No. Buddha? No. Others? No.

-          Why we pray to GOD, ask him, thank him, and seek his forgiveness?

If God created the whole great and enormous universe, won’t he be able to hear us and help us? Yes, Of course …

Is he the one who must seek his forgiveness if we acted against his commands whether by mistake or by intention? Yes, Of course …

So, which God that asks all mankind to pray to him only, to seek his forgiveness only,  and to thank him only?

Islam: Only ALLAH, who says in Quran:

And that you should worship Me [Alone, and set up not rivals, associate-gods with Me]. That is the Straight Path. (61) [Yasin]

And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad SAW) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.(186) [Al-Baqra]

And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: "If you give thanks I will give you more (of My Blessings), but if you are thankless (i.e. disbelievers), verily! My Punishment is indeed severe." (7) [Ibrahim]
So invoke not with Allâh another god lest you be among those who receive punishment. (213) [Alshouaraa]


Did Jesus say ever: WORSHOP ME!!  Or ask me for help so I help you, Or ask me for forgiveness and I will forgive you, NO never …

Did others say that: of course No..

-          How GOD will looks like?

If God is the creator, will be like his creation?

To simplify the question:

When you see a chair, does it look like the carpenter !!
If you see a building, does it look like the Architecture !!
If you see a plantation, does it look like the farmer !!      

You may say a robot looks like the human..
I will say to you: No, Not even in one human CELL.

So, why do you want God to be like a human, or some creatures in Earth, he is nothing like what we think, and we can’t guess what he would looks like, if we are not able to see his creations all, so how we can see him or imagine him …

Mr. (x) - But Idols are not God by themselves, they are examples of God to concentrate on during prayer?

Let’s see ….

If you were an employee and you want to put a picture on your room’s wall for your manager, but you don’t have one, will you then take a photo of a blue elephant or rat or cow and put it on the wall and write below it: your manager name !!

And if someone tells your manager, that you put a picture of a Rat saying that this is an example of my manager ! What do you expect he will do to you when he knows that …

Of course, immediately he’ll punish you or even fire you.

So, how come that some people worship an animal or dead body or man or woman as their god, and Almighty God never looks like anything we might think about in our small minds.

So, which one of all religions that insists on "God doesn’t and must not look like any of his creatures"?
It’s only Islam.

Others: Christianity: Jesus (human), Hinduism (all kind of animals), Buddhism (status of Buddha) etc..

-          Does God need to eat? Did he die ever?

The most stupid thing that some people worship simple creatures like humans or animals, and they see them eating and drinking as other creatures and sometimes they feed them by themselves !!

So, how it’s possible that God needs to eat to survive? If he is the one who created the whole universe in 14 billions years, what did he eat before creating the animals and plants few millions  years ago? if he didn’t eat or doesn’t need to, so why all other Gods need to eat?

Also, how is it possible that God may die? If he had created everything including life and death, how he can kill himself or “die” himself, and why he have to do that for?

Islam is the only religion that says that God doesn’t eat, doesn’t look like anyone else ever, and doesn’t die ever, ALLAH says:

Say: He is Allah, the One! (1) Allah, the eternally Besought of all! (2) He begetteth not nor was begotten. (3) And there is none comparable unto Him. (4) [Al-Akhalas]

It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have We made them subject to you that you may magnify Allah for His Guidance to you. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad SAW) to the Muhsinûn (doers of good). (37) [Al-Hajj]

I seek not any provision from them nor do I ask that they should feed Me (i.e. feed themselves or My creatures). (57) Verily, Allâh is the All-Provider, Owner of Power, the Most Strong. (58) [Al-Dhariyat]

Other Religions:

Jesus, for sure he eats even after he was resurrected which supposed that he returned to his state as GOD, but as written in the bible, the first thing he asked for was a meat to eat, so they give him fish and honey as he was very hungry !! 

39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
43 And he took it, and did eat before them. [Luke 24:39-43]

For other religions: check the below photos how they are feeding their cows, rats, etc..

Question - How Satan would deceive people to forget their God?

·         Forget that God is the creator who created everything, and worship other images who never said that they are the creators.
·         Forget that we must ask him only, ask his forgiveness only, thanks him only.
·        Forget that he must not be like anything in whole universe, as Creator never looks like his creatures, as we see in front of our eyes every day.

And Islam is the only religion who remind us about all the above, so we never be deceived by Satan.

B-   NOT to harm ourselves?

How can someone harm himself? 

By many things:
Whether to harm his body physically (cut himself, injure himself, commit suicide, diseases, etc..)
Whether to harm his mind (drugs, alcohol, Hallucination pills, etc..)
Whether to harm his offspring (doesn’t know his own children, or abandon them, not protecting them, not educating them, etc..)
Whether to harm his money (gambling, betting, stealing, usury, etc..)
And not to forget his own religion? And eventually, to harm himself in hell for ever in the hereafter.

And what is the only religion that insists on protecting ourselves and not to harm it as per the 5 criteria above?

Islam: is the only religion and the above are the 5 aims of Islamic Shariah (Law, read Islamic Belief as short summary)

And kill not your children for fear of poverty. We shall provide for them as well as for you. Surely, the killing of them is a great sin. (31) [Isra’a]
And do not kill yourselves (nor kill one another). Surely, Allâh is Most Merciful to you.(29) [An-nisa’a]

Other Religions:

-          To protect your own body: who cares!!

All other religions: have rituals that harm the body and transfer diseases, such torturing their own bodies by cutting themselves, or drinking poisoned drinks, or being dirty always, or washing all in same river which has very contaminated water. 

Or not to marry and keep living as monks whether men or women without marriage and without having children that are the gift and enjoyment of life.

But, God who created us will never ask us to harm ourselves and he doesn’t need such thing for him ever, but in contrary he wants us to protect ourselves. And because of that there is nothing in whole Islam religion that can cause harm to a human body ever, even if  someone sick and can't pray while standing, then it allows him to pray sitting, and if he can’t then laying, then just reading in your heart is enough.   

-          To protect our own minds: actually Islam is the only religion who forbidden Alcohol because its bad effect on mind, and it’s allowed elsewhere (except Judaism theoretically too, maybe by religious groups only).

-          To protect our offspring: there are sperms banks all over the world, and nobody knows where they are going, and someone may meet his own daughter or son and he doesn’t know that, or a brother may marry his own sister and he doesn’t know that !! which is so disgusting that even animals don’t do it.

-          To protect our money: all bars and gambling centers are all over the globe except in most of Muslim countries.

-          To protect our own religion for that last day, nobody cares if you change your religionexcept Islam.

In conclusion: 

What Satan will force you to do to work against God’s will, is to harm ourselves, to drink, take drug, sleep with anyone, whether you know or don’t know, lose your money, torturing  our bodies and souls saying that God will forgive us for doing this, but in fact Satan is the one who is revenging from us by harming ourselves by our own hands.

And Islam is the only religion that focuses firstly on the human being, and its commandments are for preventing us from harming our own bodies and souls.

O you who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves unjustly except it be a trade amongst you, by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves (nor kill one another). Surely, Allâh is Most Merciful to you. (29) [An-Nisaa]

C-   NOT to harm the others?

Which entitles all kind of insulting or abusing, and Islam detailed that till even the finest actions, like talking in a language between 2 which a third one sitting next to them but can’t understand it, or even blinking eyes as a sign of mocking on other person, not even to harm animal with no need like hunting for pleasure, or taking the eggs of a bird not to eat them, or sitting on a cow because it is not being created for riding.

Islam: is the only religion that impose penalties on bad deeds like killing or stealing or adultery or talking on honest woman or girl badly, and this what is called “Sharia’a” and for this reason they are all fighting us.

Other religions: Whatever you do, if there is no law or nobody can see you, then nobody will judge you.

The following images show how people, by extreme stupidity, take images like a cow or elephant or rats, baby or dead man, and say it’s for God, and how they feed them by their own hands, treating rats as their Gods and eating with them rice in the same plate and let their babies drink milk with them, in a very disgusting and horrible way, and very dangerous on health. And how people, insanely, torture their bodies by cutting their skins or crucifying themselves !! 

Don’t they ever think, Don’t they have minds !!

What are the aspects of such religion if it’s from GOD?

1.    Confirmation: 

Islam is the only religion mentioned in its book as the path of God and the only accepted way to him:

This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islâm as your religion (3) [Al-Ma’aeda]
Truly, the religion with Allâh is Islâm. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayât (signs) of Allâh, then surely, Allâh is Swift in calling to account.(19) [Al-Emran]
And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers. (85) [Al-Emran]

2.    Universality:

It must be universal and not related to a certain nation or country, and Islam is the only universal religion where it’s source people “The Arabs” are less than 13% of all Muslims 1.6 billions 2009. Where Hinduism is concentrated in India, Buddhism is China and East Asia, Christianity mainly in Europe and Western World.

3.    Adaptability:

Must fit any human being anywhere anytime, and Islam fits that exactly, but this doesn’t mean for all his commands, only those basic ones like the beliefs, prayers, fasting and treating people, kindly, but for Hajj (pilgrimage) is only in Makkah and for those who can afford it.

Other religions, you need status, Incense, special Music, etc..
In Islam, just wash yourself and pray on any clean place, and for other commands, you do them if you can only and within your capacity, whether physically or financially.

4.    Promoting:

If you know that you are holding the real God’s religion then what is your first duty  to other humans? 
Surely, is to deliver God's message to them and save them from Devil deception.
And Islam is the most religion that insists on promoting its message to whatever you can and whenever you are and anytime possible, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): “Deliver from me even a one verse”  

5.    Insisting:

And this we hear it a lot, why Muslims insist a lot about showing their religion?
Because, if you know that you know the right path and all others humans following the path of Satan, what shall you do? You will try the most that you can to save your brothers and sisters, from following the Satan and eventually falling in hell, even if they insult you or fight you, you will keep trying tell they open their eyes. 
Because of that you find thousands of muslims, or maybe 100 of thousands dedicate their lives to deliver the message of ALLAH to all human kind.

While in other religions, nobody is promoting their religion that much even for Christianity, and for other religions they may be interesting to know more and read about your religion than theirs.

6.    Assertiveness for Success:

The only religion that is totally sure, it will succeed eventually on all religions is Islam as promised in Quran:

They intend to put out the Light of Allâh (Islâm) with their mouths. But Allâh will bring His Light to perfection even though the disbelievers hate (it). (8) 
He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) with guidance and the religion of truth to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikûn (pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers) hate (it) (9) [As-Saaf]

Other Religions:

They never said that: it’s the only path to God, even the word “Christianity” is not mentioned in all Gospels, nor the word of “Judaism” is mentioned in the Old testament, where “Islam” is mentioned many times in Quran as the only right way to worship God.

So, what Satan will do if he knows that you are following the right path?

He will force all other religions (following his ways) to fight the right path, and this is the answer that you mention it above, and you notice how all debates are between Islam and Christianity, or Islam and Hinduism, etc...

Finally, warning to those who leave the Right Path

It’s the only religion that warns against following other paths and with a very painful and dreadful punishment that is: to reside forever in Hell fire.

And they will never cease fighting you until they turn you back from your religion if they can. And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide therein forever." (217) [Al-Baqra]

Other Religions:
There is not even a single warning mentioned about following other religions.

The following table: is the summary for why Islam is different than other religions and this is sure because it’s the only right path to God.

Thanks to ALLAH, Lord of the Worlds.


  1. please study about hinduism, a peaceful,tolerant religion which made Mahatma ghandhi-

  2. Thanks my friend for the reference, I will look on it more in future..

    About Ghandi, I like him a lot as a wise man, and I watched the movie about his life many times, I still remember when he answered an angry man who lost his boy: “if you want to cool your anger, search for a boy who lost his parents and raise him as your son !” – really very intelligent answer..

    But MY friend, being a kind and decent person is not enough to pass to heaven, there are 3 conditions:

    Being kind to your own self, Kind to others, and firstly to obey your God.

    If you were the kindest student to his classmates, but you are not studying or not replying on your teacher, will you pass?

    If you were the most decent employee to your colleagues at work, but not doing your work and not responding to your manger, will you keep your job?

    Similarly, if you are harming yourself, by washing yourself in very dirty water or eating with rats in the same plate, or not washing your body for years..

    And, if you are not asking your God for his mercy or forgiveness or help and not thanking him and he is the one who created the whole universe, and you are asking a cow or a rat and 3 other millions creatures..

    So, what do you expect God will do to you on the Day of Judgment?

    Allah says in Qura:

    He (Allâh) said:"Get you down (Adam and Eve from the Paradise to the earth), both of you, together, some of you are an enemy to some others. Then if there comes to you guidance from Me, then whoever follows My Guidance he shall neither go astray, nor shall be distressed. (123)

    "But whosoever turns away from My Reminder (i.e. neither believes in this Qur'ân nor acts on its teachings) verily, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection." (124)

    He will say:"O my Lord! Why have you raised me up blind, while I had sight (before)." (125)

    (Allâh) will say: "Like this, Our Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) came unto you, but you disregarded them (i.e. you left them, did not think deeply in them, and you turned away from them), and so this Day, you will be neglected (in the Hell-fire, away from Allâh's Mercy)." (126)

    And thus do We requite him who transgresses beyond bounds [i.e. commits the great sins and disobeys his Lord (Allâh) and believes not in His Messengers, and His revealed Books, like this Qur'ân, etc.], and believes not in the Ayât (proofs, evidences, revelations) of his Lord, and the torment of the Hereafter is far more severe and more lasting. (127) [Ta-Ha]