Our existence on this earth represents our
last chance to recognize with our free will that God is our Lord and Master,
and that He has no partner in His Kingdom (6:163). There is none that
equals Him (112:4). We are here to be tested under different circumstances
to redeem ourselves with our righteous works (3:186). Even though God
put in each of us the instinct to worship Him alone (30:30), He sent further
instructions on what He expects us to do, as a mercy from Him. Thus, God
sent messengers and prophets that communicated to us His revelations.
Same message for all
All messengers and prophets of God brought the same message: There is
no god but God, and He is the only one worthy of worship. Therefore, whoever
believes in this message, believes in the Hereafter and leads a righteous
life, God gives them their recompense (2:62, 5:69). They are all submitters
to the will of God. There is no social, racial or religious exclusivity
in being a submitter. All submitters, men or women, are equal in the sight
of God. What distinguishes them is
their degree of righteousness which is judged
only by God (49:13). Therefore, one of the traits of the submitters is
that they compete towards righteousness while respecting others (2:148).
The Quran is the Final Testament from God. It has been perfectly preserved
in its original language, Arabic. It contains the most resourceful methods
and exemplary stories for our salvation to Heaven; it is therefore a tool
or recipe containing guidance.
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