YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUDGE A RELIGION (ISLAM) IF YOU HAVENT READ ITS BOOK (QURAN). ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO MAKE A CLAIM ABOUT ISLAM, LIKE MUSLIMS ARE TERRORISTS OR MUSLIMS ARE SAVAGES YOU NEED TO SUPPORT YOUR CLAIM WITH TEXTUAL EVIDENCE FROM THE QURAN AND HADITH, WITH THE FULL UNDERSTANDING OF ARABIC GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX AND THE TIME IN WHICH EACH VERSE WAS REVEALED. 

Thunder 

أَوْ كَصَيِّبٍ مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ فِيهِ ظُلُمَاتٌ وَرَعْدٌ وَبَرْقٌ يَجْعَلُونَ أَصَابِعَهُمْ فِي آذَانِهِم مِّنَ الصَّوَاعِقِ حَذَرَ الْمَوْتِ وَاللَّهُ مُحِيطٌ بِالْكَافِرِينَ

Or like abundant rain from the cloud in which is utter darkness and thunder and lightning; they put their fingers into their ears because of the thunder peal, for fear of death, and Allah encompasses the unbelievers.

يَكَادُ الْبَرْقُ يَخْطَفُ أَبْصَارَهُمْ كُلَّمَا أَضَاءَ لَهُم مَّشَوْا فِيهِ وَإِذَا أَظْلَمَ عَلَيْهِمْ قَامُوا وَلَوْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَذَهَبَ بِسَمْعِهِمْ وَأَبْصَارِهِمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

The lightning almost takes away their sight; whenever it shines on them they walk in it, and when it becomes dark to them they stand still; and if Allah had pleased He would certainly have taken away their hearing and their sight; surely Allah has power over all things.

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وَيُسَبِّحُ الرَّعْدُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ مِنْ خِيفَتِهِ وَيُرْسِلُ الصَّوَاعِقَ فَيُصِيبُ بِهَا مَن يَشَاءُ وَهُمْ يُجَادِلُونَ فِي اللَّهِ وَهُوَ شَدِيدُ الْمِحَالِ

And the thunder declares His glory with His praise, and the angels too for awe of Him; and He sends the thunderbolts and smites with them whom He pleases, yet they dispute concerning Allah, and He is mighty in prowess.

Sinful humans 

بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم

As humans who believe in sin and good deeds. Who believe in heaven and hell. We are often surrounded by our mistakes, we lie, backbite, steal, curse, hate, commit adultery and much more. Through our path to reach perfection we realize our imperfection . So how do we cope with our imperfection? 

We are not Angels, it’s nice to think that we are sometimes. We are not robots who are programmed to do a set of tasks. We are humans, and as humans we are born with free will. Free will enables us get something completely right or all the way wrong. If it wasn’t for free will, life would be colorless, emotionless, and distasteful. But, with free will comes consequences. And we have to learn from those consequences that we like to call mistakes and sins. If someone goes hiking, and then suddenly falls in a hole, he will pull himself out and learn that next time he should be careful. But if he goes hiking on the same trail 4 times and falls in the same hole 4 times then something is wrong. And samething applies to sins. If you commit a sin once, you will learn not to commit it again. But if you commit it multiple times then that sin becomes a habit. 

Some of us have managed to pull ourselves out of the hole, but many of us are stuck with habits. So what’s the solution? God has created us, and God knows that we are going to sin throughout our lives so therefore God made himself the all-forgiving. God is the most merciful and there is no one kinder than God. Any one with any sin can simply take a couple of minutes and ask God to simply forgive them. God has even stated that if anybody’s sins would reach the sky, he would still forgive them. 

So live life, hiking the trail careful of the holes. But if you do fall in one try your best to pull yourself out, and if you are unable to, don’t worry. Just simply ask God for forgiveness. 

Islam: A basic introduction

Islam is one of the largest religions in the world with more than 2 billion followers and growing. People who believe in Islam are called Muslims/Moslems and they believe in the one and only God, Allah. They also,  believe in messengers and prophets, such as David, Moses, Abraham, Jesus, Muhammad and many more. 

Islam is an arabic word that means submission and it goes back to the fact that Muslims submit to Allah. Islam is also described as an abrahamic religion, abrahamic religions are those who believe in Abraham as a prophet and messenger, and those religions also include Christianity and Judaism. The main book of Islam is the holy Quran, and till this day it remains unchanged and original. 

Islam began 1400 years ago, when Muhammad (peace be upon him) became a prophet. Muhammad (pbuh) grew up as an orphan, but throughout his life people referred to him as the trustworthy one and the honest one. He never told a lie, and people who lived near him trusted him so much, they kept money and valuables at his house whenever they travelled. And then Islam came, and Muhammad (pbuh) invited many people to join in, some joined knowing that he will not lie to them, and some objected and kept worshipping man-made statues. And it grew from there, 1 believer became 2, then 4, then 8 and so on. 

Note: If I have made any errors feel free to point them out. If you have any question I will be glad to answer.