Monday, March 12, 2012

Why So Many Religions?

What of I told you that all the religions in the world originated from a single way of life sent by God to humanity over and over throughout the ages? What if I told you that, over time, people altered and changed what they had been originally taught by the prophets, creating new religions that were partly from God and partly from man.  What if I told you that that original way of life was Islam? See, Islam is not a new religion by any means. God has been sending prophets to teach it to us for as long as there have been people. However, just because God sends a prophet doesn't mean everything is guaranteed to go perfectly. For one, not all people accepted the prophets that were sent to them. Other times, prophets were accepted by their people, but after time went by, changes crept into the religion. Whether by a deliberate attempt to alter the teachings or through a sincere but misguided effort to do good, or even by knowledge simply being lost or forgotten or confused over time, parts of the religion were discarded and new foreign practices were added in, to the point that this was no longer the same religion. Even if new prophets were sent to correct these deviations, they may not have been believed by their people. Most of the major religions in the world today probably originated, at least in part, from a true prophet of God teaching this simple message of submission to God, the message of Islam. However, as changes and deviations occurred, and outside influences became dominant, over time it became so different, so removed from the original that new religions were formed. So when we look at the religions of the world today, we don't say all religions are all wrong except for Islam. Rather, we recognize the truth that exists in all religions from their origins, but see that Islam is the full truth, the universal message of God, and the only way to truly and completely live for God on His terms.

14 comments:

  1. Mashaa Allah, I certainly agree with you about most religions. If people explored religion more with an open mind, they would be able to recognize this is true. Islam basically accounts for every missing and confusing aspect associated with other religions. May God guide the ummah to Islam. Keep it up brother :)

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    1. Then you clearly haven't studied religion if you think that this is even remotely true. What he is referring to in his article is just an Islamic equivalent of the theory of a perennial philosophy (the idea of an underlying truth or inspiration to all religions and philosophies/views). You are demonstrating, to me, and to everyone else, that you are in fact supremely gullible in that you would believe (with absolutely no stated facts or proof, or even referring to what religions seem similar to Islam and how they are similar) just because this individual says so. The statement made by the article is ignorant, self-serving, and comes off to other religious members as an insult and grievance of the most offensive variety (whether this offense was intended or not). It seems in your devotion to your religion (which is good within reason), your clear lack of an in-depth education of other world religions and spiritual paths is either completely lacking, or perverted to ignore the obvious reality (that many religions are nothing like Islam, and want/have nothing to do with it). Islam is fine-and-dandy to me personally, a humble Buddhist, but when religious members such as yourselves begin telling people audacious lies and assumptions you make about other spiritual establishments, that's when you cross the line! You only increase my distaste for members of Abrahamic religion by your clearly deceitful words.

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    2. Saya ingin berbagi cerita kepada anda bahwa saya ini IBU PUSPITA seorang TKI dari malaysia dan secara tidak sengaja saya buka internet dan saya melihat komentar ibu hayati yg dari honkong tentan MBAH KABOIREN yg telah membantu dia menjadi sukses dan akhirnya juga saya mencoba menghubungi beliau dan alhamdulillah beliau mau membantu saya untuk memberikan nomor toto 6D dan alhamdulillah itu betul-betul terbukti tembus,kini saya sangat berterimakasih banyak kepada MBAH KABOIREN dan jika anda ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi MBAH KABOIREN di 085-260-482-111,saya juga tidak lupa mengucap syukur kepada ALLAH karna melalui MBAH KABOIREN saya juga sudah bisa sesukses ini dan jangan mudah percaya kepada MBAH yg lain selain MBAH KABOIREN karna saya juga pernah mengalami yg namanya dibohongin sama para normal yg lain,ini bukan rekayasa dari saya melainkan ini kisah nyata dari seorang TKI....Untuk yg punya rum erimakasih atas tumpangannya. KLIK _ GHOB _ 2D 3D _ 4D _ 6D _ DISINI












      Saya ingin berbagi cerita kepada anda bahwa saya ini IBU PUSPITA seorang TKI dari malaysia dan secara tidak sengaja saya buka internet dan saya melihat komentar ibu hayati yg dari honkong tentan MBAH KABOIREN yg telah membantu dia menjadi sukses dan akhirnya juga saya mencoba menghubungi beliau dan alhamdulillah beliau mau membantu saya untuk memberikan nomor toto 6D dan alhamdulillah itu betul-betul terbukti tembus,kini saya sangat berterimakasih banyak kepada MBAH KABOIREN dan jika anda ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi MBAH KABOIREN di 085-260-482-111,saya juga tidak lupa mengucap syukur kepada ALLAH karna melalui MBAH KABOIREN saya juga sudah bisa sesukses ini dan jangan mudah percaya kepada MBAH yg lain selain MBAH KABOIREN karna saya juga pernah mengalami yg namanya dibohongin sama para normal yg lain,ini bukan rekayasa dari saya melainkan ini kisah nyata dari seorang TKI....Untuk yg punya rum erimakasih atas tumpangannya. KLIK _ GHOB _ 2D 3D _ 4D _ 6D _ DISINI

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  2. nicely put..I completely agree and like how you put it into a simple enough explanation so that we can use it to better the way we speak to our friends about religion...jazakallahu kharan.

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  3. im a christian and see you have powerful views. Thank you for your views. Mashaa Allah

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  4. Kunci keberhasilan adalah menanamkan kebiasaan sepanjang hidup Anda untuk melakukan hal - hal yang Anda takuti.
    tetap semangat tinggi untuk jalani hari ini ya gan ! ditunggu kunjungannya :D

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  5. This is really interesting to think about. Did you know that even in Hinduism there are traces of monotheism?

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  6. Alhamdullilah. You have the thruth soul of islam, and you you have all the chances to tell people about islam from the original root. May Allah bless you all the time and you be the one under His protection. Ameen.

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  7. I respect your belief and views. But isn't it a stretch to say Islam is the original religion? After all, hard to believe Hinduism has any roots in it. Their beliefs are pretty contrary to most Islamic beliefs!

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    1. Not to mention, the formal establishment of "Islam" as its own religious tradition is one of the youngest, most modern establishments of religion in the world. Younger than Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Shinto, Taoism, Shenism, Zoroastrianism, various pagan beliefs, and myriad other religions I cannot think off the top of my head. Many of these religions are nothing like Islam, and it seems arrogant of anyone to say that their religion is the basis for all of them. Especially when you do not have any proof of such an offensive and undermining claim. It seems you are confusing the concept behind the perennial philosophy with your own religion. Being incapable of defending your monotheistic religious views from modern science, what makes you think you can just assert that "hey, other religions, you're just perversions of my own". Seems a little self-serving to me. Your post seems to be intended to be construed as benevolent to other religious beliefs, but in the end, it just seems to be a recurring demonstration of the unflinching arrogance of many followers of Islam.

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  8. No, not really. Our beliefs are not even a bit similar because they believe in so many different gods howvere we believe in only one god who is ALLAH. So please do not even make the mistake of saying that

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    1. Tasneem..i think u need to read more about history of our prophets and their hardship in conveying Islam to their people, some history stated of what happen to their followers belief after the death of their prophets and this is where you might find your answer. In quran also stated some cases of what happen, so u might need that too..

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  9. TASNEEM: You don't want anyone to make mistake about what you believe in, while you're just free saying anything malicious, biased if not shortsighted and offensive to other beliefs. Is this what Allah has taught you to treat other people and other people's thoughts? If you answer YES, you are discouraging me and millions of other people to believe what you believe in.

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    1. Most probably short-sighted and if that offended you, then i apologise on her/his behalf. The article has no malicious intentions to it nor does it intend to offend any religions. In quran had stated few religions, the beginning and the end of it like christianity and judaism and we belive in their prophets. In fact, in quran we have an exclusive chapter about jesus, his mother mary and Jesus's miraculous birth. We muslims believe mary as a woman so high in status, she was chosen by Allah as a woman above all women in all nation at that time..we love our prophets, Jesus, Moses, Abraham, Solomon and few others. Only what we believe in are quite different.

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