Islamic Studies

The Message of Islam

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord1 of the worlds, and may Allah send praises upon His Prophet, and keep him and his household safe and secure from all evil. Allah (S.W.T) says:
Say O People of the Book! Come to a word that is just between us and you: that we shall worship none but God, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him, and that none of us shall take others as objects of worship be- sides God. Then, if they turn away, say: ‘Bear witness that we are Muslims. [3:64]
Islam is the religion3 which agrees with the natural disposition of man. It urges Muslims and calls them to ask about things that are incomprehensible to them, through the consultation of competent and knowledgeable authorities. In Islam there are no obscure or mysterious things; it allows us to ask about everything. Allah (S.W.T)says:
So ask the followers of the scriptures if you know not. [16:43]
By nature, humans have many questions in their minds that require logical and clear answers, and the Qur’an provides such answers. Some of these basic queries are as follows:
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