What is Islam?
Islam, the oldest religion on earth, is the final version of the same religion that God had sent to mankind repeatedly, through many of His Messengers.
Some of those Messengers were Adam, Noah, Abraham, Lot, Ishmael, Isaac, David, Solomon, Job, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (Peace be upon them). God sent the same Message to mankind through another Messenger after His previous Message was altered.
His last Messenger Muhammad (Peace be upon him) brought His last Message to mankind.
Islam literally means obedience to God, the Sole Creator and Sustainer of the universe.
The root words of Islam are Silm and Salam, both of which mean Peace.
Islam is a religion of peace that has no room for violence, and considers as one of the worst crimes.
Forcing or luring anyone into Islam is strictly forbidden (The Holy Qur-an 2:256).
Islam is free from discrimination based on color of skin, caste, creed, language or nationality. Islam introduced human rights and is the only religion to consider its followers equal.
Unlike other religions, Islam does not merely consist of a few rituals that are to be practiced occasionally; instead it offers a complete way of life.
Islam has simple guidelines to lead life in a manner that pleases God.
Islam is the simplest religion and it does not require any intermediary for carrying out any of its religious rituals; therefore there is no organized clergy in Islam.