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The Testimony of Faith: Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah

The Testimony of Faith: Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah

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It is important to understand the meaning and the implications of the second part of the testimony of faith as well. Indeed, sometimes one strays from the Straight Path and from Islam itself because he is not implementing the second part of the declaration of faith properly.

The Proper Honoring of Humankind

The Proper Honoring of Humankind

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There is no question that in God’s scheme for this creation, humans have been given many special talents and skills, making them distinct from other creatures. 

Ordering Good and Eradicating Evil.

Ordering Good and Eradicating Evil.

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Islam is not a religion in which one purifies one’s own soul while ignoring or not helping others as well along the path of purification. As discussed later in this work, Islam stresses the proper relationship between different individuals of society. 

A Strong Relationship between the Creator and the Created

A Strong Relationship between the Creator and the Created

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The goals and the teachings of Islam go well beyond any legal issues in this world. Islam seeks to create a certain type of individual, an individual who has a strong and proper relationship with Allah. There are a number of important points related to this feature.

Ease and Absence of Hardship in the Law

Ease and Absence of Hardship in the Law

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One of the clearest aspects of Islamic Law is the goal of bringing about ease upon the humans and avoiding hardship for them while maintaining positive results for all. Hence, this is not a goal independent of all other goals. In other words, there are a myriad of goals, such as mercy, justice, equity, balance and so forth. 

Comprehensiveness

Comprehensiveness

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Islam is comprehensive in many ways. It is comprehensive in the sense that it applies to all human beings and is applicable by all regardless of where or what time they may be living. 

The Religion of Allah

The Religion of Allah

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Islam is not a man-made philosophy or religion. Its teachings come directly from the Creator. It is the guidance that the Creator, via His Mercy, has bestowed upon humankind. 

The Excellent Features of Islam

The Excellent Features of Islam

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 This is the main goal of Islam. It is also one of its excellent features. Islam frees the human from trying to serve varied objects of worship. His life becomes clear and easy to follow. He has one Lord and one path to follow. He does not associate anyone or anything with God. 

A Final Point on Some of the Goals of Islam

A Final Point on Some of the Goals of Islam

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One will readily note that all of the goals of Islam are highly interconnected. This is quite logical. Actually, they all flow from the foundation of true monotheism. When a person embodies the teachings of Islamic monotheism, he then frees himself from worshipping anybody else or anything else. 

True Peace

True Peace

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True and complete peace can only be had when the individuals themselves achieve internal peace. This results from Islam or the true submission to Allah alone.

Justice and the Prohibition of Wronging Others

Justice and the Prohibition of Wronging Others

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Life on Earth cannot be truly flourishing and sound without justice. Thus, the call to and the implementation of justice is one of the most prominent features of Islam. In numerous places in the Quran, Allah orders the Muslims to fulfill the demands of justice, even if these should go against their own interests or needs. 

Making Life on Earth Flourishing and Sound

Making Life on Earth Flourishing and Sound

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Islam is a beautiful religion that fulfills the needs of both body and soul. A human is made up of both a spiritual as well as a material side. Both sides of a human have to be recognized as “true,” with neither of them being ignored or denied. 

The Worship of Allah Alone

The Worship of Allah Alone

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Pure monotheism is the only belief system that provides the true answers to the questions that perplex virtually every human: “Where have I come from? Where am I headed? For what purpose do I exist?” 

The Sources of Islamic Law and Guidance

The Sources of Islamic Law and Guidance

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The goal of Islam is for the human to become a true servant of Allah. Therefore, his source of guidance and the foundations for his actions must be rooted in the revelation from God. It is from this vantage point that the scholars speak about the sources of law in Islam. The two ultimate authorities in Islamic Law are the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet. 

The Final Message

The Final Message

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Allah had sent numerous prophets throughout the centuries. However, He had determined that He should send a final messenger with a final message. This final messenger would be the messenger for all of humankind from his time until the Day of Reckoning.