Islam the religion of Salvation
Have you asked yourself a question; who you are?
Any one may sit and concentrate to ask him or her-self this question. Irrespective of how long and how deep you may concentrate you will not be able to reach an appropriate and satisfactory answer. In fact this may lead you into a chain of other questions such as; why you are here in this life; what will happen to you after death; do you know when you are going to die; what is the purpose of your life; what is the difference between you as a human-being and the other creatures as animals; and many other questions that may become endless without answers?! No one will be able to give you all the answers but one book. That book will certainly give you the whole and the most accurate answers and even beyond your expectations. That book is the Holy Quran. If you do not believe me just see for yourself and get a copy of the Holy Quran in your own language and read it. I only request one thing from you before such reading is to be neutral and read it as a free person with free will and mind without the chains and the restrictions of the others on you.
Back to the title of this article; why I chose the word Salvation?
Again the issue related to the same question raised above. To make the matter easy for you and after you ask yourself the first question you will need to know and come into a conclusion that everyone is formed from two aspects. The second aspect of each person is his or her own body. The body is formed from the same elements of the earth and after death it goes back to its origin the mother earth. The first and most important aspect of each person is the soul. This is something the medicine and the other sciences know nothing or very few about, not because it doesn’t exist but because it is not materialistic in nature. Our science knows very few things about the materialistic world and none or much less about non-materialistic world. We know that if our body get diseases or infections it deteriorate and may die if not treated. Infectious diseases may be contagious that transmitted from one person into another one. The same thing may happen to the soul. If your soul gets sick it will reflect this sickness on your mind, your body and general health and vice versa. This is where it comes about the forbidden and allowed issues including drinking, eating, and others that Allah advised us to do or not to do in the Holy Quran to keep ourselves clean and healthy. This cleanness is including both soul and body.
Back to the point of our question which is the salvation! Most of people in this world throughout the times concern about their bodies and their lusts, while they ignore their soul’s needs. If you ignore something such as your muscle in your body they will get disused and may get atrophied and may even die. The same thing happens to your soul. What are the differences between you and the animals if you are just living to eat, work, and pant behind your lusts, and then die? The rest of the animals including the ants, insects, frogs, cockroaches, and the others are working, eating, lusting, sleeping and then dying. One may say that there is one difference which is the mind and thinking! However animals also think and behave in a social respectful ways. It is then only if we use our mind in a correct way that leading us to discover the truth about life which makes the difference between us and the animals. The truth will lead us into the straight path that is the only bath leading into the aim of this life. At the end of that path rest the answers to all of your questions and the tranquillity that your soul needed. It is when you know your aim why you are here in this life? Allah in the Holy Quran is the only one who is able to give you all the answers and that will provide you with salvation for both your soul and your body to prevent your soul from death when you ignore it. You care for your body hundred times more than caring about your soul. You eat and drink to make your body satisfied or even beyond satisfaction while leaving your soul to die and suffer inside the darkness of your body. Your soul needs nourishment through its lord by prayers, fasting, good moral values, and other worships that you only find them in Islam and the Holy Quran.
The materialistic life may provide you with necessary things for your body but will never ever provide you with comfort, happiness, tranquillity, justice, and above that salvation in the Day of Judgment.
Get salvation in the Holy Quran and Islam before you find yourself accounted about this in front of Allah after which there will be no return to work good deeds and there will be only two destinations either Hellfire or Paradise. So chose for yourself what you want to do. To see if what I said is real or false and before you decide I advise you to read the Holy Quran first and see what Allah said.
Islam is peace, tranquillity, wisdom, moral values, respect to parents and neighbours, care for poor and needy, prayer to God regularly, witnessing that there is no God but Allah, and Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him is his messenger). Islam is how to become good to yourself, your children, your society, your parents, and other people. Islam regulates your life to make it better so as to be clean in your body and soul and get salvation in this life and the next. It will not ask you to abstain from pleasurable things but it will regulate them in the best possible way to protect you from the evil deeds which will lead you into getting astray just like other animals. I am sure you doesn’t want to get astray so come and open your heart neutrally so as may Allah guide you to the straight path which will lead you into paradise.
Those whom Allah (in His plan) willeth to guide,- He openeth their breast to Islam; those whom He willeth to leave straying,- He maketh their breast close and constricted, as if they had to climb up to the skies: thus doth Allah (heap) the penalty on those who refuse to believe. Holy Quran: 6: 125
But Allah doth call to the Home of Peace: He doth guide whom He pleaseth to a way that is straight. Holy Quran: 10: 25
Those who desire the life of the present and its glitter,- to them we shall pay (the price of) their deeds therein,- without diminution. They are those for whom there is nothing in the Hereafter but the Fire: vain are the designs they frame therein, and of no effect and the deeds that they do! Holy Quran: 11: 15 – 16