other religions, Islam offers a complete code for living and is not merely
a combination of a few rituals.
Muslims have only two sources for all
Islamic knowledge. Their primary source of guidance is the Qur-an, the
last Message of God that He sent to mankind through Muhammad (Peace
be upon him).
traditions of Muhammad (Peace be upon him) provide
the secondary source of guidance for Muslims. Muhammad (Peace
be upon him) lived his life strictly in accordance with the Commands of
Muhammad (Peace be upon him) did, said or silently
approved of, are calledis among the traditions of Muhammad (Sunnah).
of Muhammad (Peace be upon him) were carefully and
faithfully recorded by scores of his companions and preserved for ever. Those
meticulously kept records made the life of Muhammad (Peace
be upon him) an open book for generations to follow. Following the traditions
of Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is obligatory upon
Islam is the only religion where historically correct details from
the life of its Messenger are available like an open book.
guidance of the Qur-an and the traditions of Muhammad (Peace
be upon him) are extremely logical and easy to follow. Since Islam
is the last religion sent by God, its principles are ageless. They are still relevant
and are being followed with the same spirit and zeal as they were 1,400 years
ago and will remain relevant in ages to come.