As salam alaikum Everyone,
I hope that you had a blessed Eid ul Adha and Muharram. I have been so busy travelling and visiting family this summer. Here’s my latest article:
(This article I wrote was originally published on the Quran Academy Blog, Quranacademy.io)
Alhamdulillah, even though I was born into a Muslim family, my belief in Islam is due to many reasons. Here are just a few:
- The focus on Allah (swt)
The main focus of Islam is to praise, honor, serve and love Allah (swt). Islam is all about gratitude to Allah (swt). The fact that Islam is all about Allah/God strengthens my belief in its truth.
O Believers! Remember Allah much, and glorify Him morning and evening.
(Holy Quran 33:41-43)
The Prophet (pbuh) asked: “Shall I tell you something that is the best of all deeds,
constitutes the best act of piety in the eyes of your Lord, elevates your rank
in the hereafter, and carries more virtue than the spending of gold and silver
in the service of God, or taking part in struggle and slaying or being slain in
the path of God?” His companions said: “Yes!” He said: “Remembrance of
(Recorded in Ahmad, Tirmidhi, and Ibn Majah)
- Ethics and how Islam makes things clear and simple
Islam teaches that ethics and good character are the most important qualities of a believer. Doing good deeds is part of being a true Muslim. Islam gives us guidance in all areas of life, such as marriage and work. Islam gives us a clear purpose in life–to please God.
“…So whoever hopes for the meeting with their Lord, let them do good deeds and associate none in the worship of their Lord.” (Quran 18:110)
“Verily, the most complete of believers in faith are those with the best character and who are most kind to their families.” (Hadith in Sahih Tirmidhi)
“Verily, Allah does not look at your appearance or wealth, but rather He looks at your hearts and actions.” (Hadith in Sahih Muslim)
- Prophet Muhammad (saw) mentioned in the Bible
I think it’s amazing that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned in the Bible in multiple places. In one place, in the Hebrew translation, it actually says “Muhammadim” (Song of Soloman, 5:16). How obvious can you get?
Here is a Biblical verse in which Jesus (pbuh) speaks of another Prophet coming after him:
“I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth; for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me.” (John 16:12-14)
This verse describes Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in that he (s) was known for his truthfulness, he spoke the words of Allah in the form of the Quran, and he honored Prophet Jesus (pbuh).
For more details, you can do an internet search about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) mentioned in the Bible.
- Hajj mentioned in the Bible
Amazingly, the Kaaba and the Hajj are also mentioned in the Bible. The Book of Psalms, Chapter 84 verses 4-6 state:
“Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; they are ever praising You…whose hearts are set on pilgrimage, as they pass through the Valley of Bakka.”
Bakka is another name for Makkah, mentioned in the Holy Quran:
“The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka: Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings.” (3:96)
- Scientific miracles in the Quran
The fact that the Holy Quran mentions scientific facts that were unknown 1400 years ago is mindblowing. For example, the Quran mentions the Big Bang Theory about the universe:
Do not the disbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were a closed-up mass (ratqan), then We opened them out? And We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?
(Holy Quran 21:31)
The Holy Quran also mentions that the universe is expanding, a scientific fact only discovered in recent times:
And We have built the heaven with might and We continue to expand it indeed.
(Holy Quran 51:48)
It also mentions the stages of the embryo’s development in the womb:
“Verily, We created man from an extract of clay; Then We placed him as a drop of sperm in a safe depository. Then we fashioned the sperm into a clot; then We fashioned the clot into a shapeless lump; then We fashioned bones out of this shapeless lump; then We clothed the bones with flesh; then We developed it into another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators.”
Holy Quran, 23:13-15
The description of the embryo’s development in this verse is exactly in line with scientific facts. For more information, just research “embryo development in the Holy Quran.”
This is just the first article about reasons I am a Muslim from my heart. I will share more reasons in Part 2 insha’Allah. I encourage you to reflect on reasons that you are a Muslim from your heart.