In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most
The Light of Truth
WHAT IS LIFE ? Man's existence in
this world and the creation of this entire universe are not mere accidents or
products of a fortuitous nature. This
universe, every single atom of it, manifests and leads us to the realization of
Loving, Merciful and All-Powerful
Creator. Without a Creator, nothing can exist. Every single soul knows that he
existing and that his existence is
dependent upon a Creator he knows for sure that he cannot create him self.
Therefore it is his duty to know his
Master, the Creator.
MANKIND: Man is a unique creature.
God established man to govern over all other creatures in this world. He is
endowed with the faculty of REASON
which sets him apart from all other animals. Together with this faculty to
discriminate and discern, man is
given the freedom (free-will) to choose for himself a way of life worthy of his
to fall lower than the lowest of all animals or creations. Man is born pure and
sinless and is given the choice to do
righteous deeds or indulge in sins.
DIVINE GUIDANCE: The Creator, out of
His abundant Love and Mercy for mankind has not left us in darkness to
discover the right path by trial and
error alone. Coupled with our intellectual capability to reason, our Creator
upon us DIVINE GUIDANCE that outlines
the Criterion for TRUTH, knowledge, as well as the reality of our existence
in this world and the Hereafter.
REVELATIONS: From the beginning of
mankind, our Creator sent prophets to convey His REVELATION and to
human beings to the path of true
PEACE and OBEDIENCE to the ONE TRUE GOD. This is ISLAM. This message is
conveyed towards successive
generations of man through the different prophets, all inviting mankind to the
path. However all the earlier
messages or revelations from God were distorted by people of later generations.
As a result, pure Revelation from our
Creator was adulterated and polluted with myths, superstitions, idol worship and
irrational philosophical ideologies.
The religion of God in a sense was lost in a plethora of religions. Human
a testament of man's drift between
light and darkness, but God out of His Abundant Love for mankind has not
FINAL REVELATIONS: When mankind was
in the depths of the Dark Ages, our Creator sent His final Messenger,
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
to redeem humanity with the final revelation which represents the ultimate
and permanent source of guidance for
the whole world.
CRITERIA FOR TRUTH: The following
criteria can best serve as a gauge to find out the authenticity of the last
revelation (the Qur’an) as words of
Rational Teachings: Since our Creator bestowed reason and intellect upon us, it
is our duty to use it to
the TRUTH from falsehood. True, undistorted revelation from God must be rational
and can be
out by all unbiased minds.
Perfection: Since our Creator is all perfect, His revelation must be perfect and
accurate, free from
omissions, interpolations and multiplicity of versions. It should be free from
contradictions in its
Myths or Superstitions: True revelation is free from myths or superstitions that
degrade the dignity of
Creator or man himself.
Scientific: Since our Creator is the Creator of all knowledge, true revelation
is scientific and can withstand
challenge of science at all times.
Factual Prophecy: Our Creator is the Knower of the past, present and future.
Thus His prophecies in His
will be fulfilled as prophesied.
Inimitable By Man: True revelation is infallible and cannot be imitated by man.
God's true revelation is a
miracle, an open book challenging all mankind to see and prove for themselves
its authenticity or
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