Research shows Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. We need to become more aware of Ramadan as well as the other practices and tenets of this religion. Here are some things you may don’t know about Islam.
Positive Outlook on Life
Islam gives a person a clear perspective on the events that happen in their life, both good and bad, as they are, in fact, tests from God. It encourages a person to understand events in the context of the overall purpose of life, which is to acknowledge God and obey Him.
He created humans with intellect and free will to test them as to who will choose to follow His guidance. This life is an ultimate testing ground and although we cannot control everything that happens to us, we can control how we react.
Islam encourages a person to focus on what is in their control, to be grateful to God for blessings, and to be patient during hardships. Patience or gratitude-this is the formula for a happy life.
Pure and Clear Concept of God
In fact, Islam is not named after its founder or the community of its birth. Islam is an attributive title that signifies obedience to God, the Creator of the Universe.
One of its main beauties is that it acknowledges the complete perfection, greatness, and uniqueness of God with absolutely no compromises. This is reflected in Islam’s pure teachings of the attributes of God.
Emphasizes Both Evidence and Faith
Islam is a religion in which faith is based on clear proof. It encourages people to use their God-given intelligence to think and ponder over their life and the universe.
Although this life is a test, God has provided sufficient signs and guidance to people who are open-minded and sincere to be able to acknowledge the truth.
Forgiveness of Sins
Islam encourages a balance between hope in God’s mercy and fear of His punishment-both of which are required to lead a positive and humble life.
We are born sinless but have the free will to commit sins. God created us and knows we are imperfect and commit sins, but the key is how we react to committing those mistakes.
Practical and Balanced Way of Life
Islam provides the right balance between faith and action, as both are required for a stable life. It provides guidance for all situations and circumstances. It is a practical religion with practical acts of worship that are designed to fulfill the spiritual, physical, psychological and social needs of people.
In short, we should respect personal belief and religion in our daily life.
No matter who we are, where we go, we should pursue these small pieces of happiness in life; about truth, we should never give up the courage to find evidence; about sins, we should be brave to commit mistakes. In doing so, one will improve a lot and become a better person.