In order to talk about truth, we need to agree upon a platform that describes our reality. All major religions or -ism talk about our reality and our purpose in life from different perspectives including Islam. Islamic teachings give more realistic view with using logic and testable evidences. Islam provides persuasive message, certain and stimulating discourse with no contradiction in its teachings. Islam message gives guidance for inner peace, practical lifestyle, and being better human being. Islam message keeps us attached to the one god ( Allah ) with no partners or intermediaries. Here few things we should think about to evaluate our view of our reality:
- “Rather, they say, “Indeed, we found our fathers upon a religion, and we are in their footsteps [rightly] guided.” And similarly, We did not send before you any warner into a city except that its affluent said, “Indeed, we found our fathers upon a religion, and we are, in their footsteps, following. [Each warner] said, “Even if I brought you better guidance than that [religion] upon which you found your fathers?” They said, “Indeed we, in that with which you were sent, are disbelievers.”
- “Or were they created by nothing, or were they the creators [of themselves]?. Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Rather, they are not certain.” Quran (52:35-36)
- “Then did you think that We created you uselessly and that to Us you would not be returned?” Quran (23:115)
“There is no superiority of an Arab over a non-Arab, or of a non-Arab over an Arab, or of a white man over a black man, or of a black man over a white man, except in terms of Taqwa [cautiously aware of the one God Allah]. The people are from Adam, and Adam is from dust.” Prophet Muhammad narrated by al-Tirmidhi (3270).