Light Of Truth
What is life? Man's existence in this world and the creation of this
entire universe are not mere accidents or products of a fortuitous nature. This universe,
every single atom of it, manifests and leads us to the realization of a Loving, Merciful
and All-powerful Creator. Without a Creator, nothing can exist. Every single soul
knows that he is existing and that his existence is dependent upon a Creator he knows for
sure that he cannot create himself. Therefore it is his duty to know his master, the
Mankind: Man is a unique creature. God
gave man the ability to govern over all other creatures in this world. He is endowed with
the faculty of reason which sets him apart from all other animals. Together with this
faculty to discriminate and discern, man is given the freedom (free-will) to choose
for himself a way of life worthy of his position or to fall lower than the lowest of all
animals or creations. Man is born pure and sinless and is given the choice to do
righteous deeds or indulge in sins.
Divine Guidance: The Creator, out of His
abundant Love and Mercy for mankind has not left us in darkness to discover the right
path by trial and error alone. Coupled with our intellectual capability to reason, our
Creator bestowed upon us Divine Guidance that outlines the criterion for truth,
knowledge, as well as the reality of our existence in this world and the Hereafter.
Revelations: From the beginning of
mankind, our Creator sent Prophets to convey His revelation and to invite human
beings to the path of true peace and obedience to the One True God. This is Islam. This
message is conveyed towards successive generations of man through the different prophets,
all inviting mankind to the same path. However all the earlier messages or revelations
from God were distorted by people of later generations.
As a result of this distortion, pure
Revelation from our Creator was adulterated and polluted with myths, superstitions,
idol worship and irrational philosophical ideologies. The religion of God in a sense
was lost in a plethora of religions. Human history is a testament of man's drift between
light and darkness, but God out of His abundant love for mankind has not forsaken us.
Final Revelation: When mankind was in
the depths of the Dark Ages, our Creator sent His final Messenger, Prophet Muhammad
peace be upon him (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) to redeem humanity with
the final revelation which represents the ultimate and permanent source of guidance for
the whole world.
Criteria For Truth: The following
criteria can best serve as a gauge to find out the authenticity of the last revelation
(the Qur'aan) as the Word of God:
Since our Creator bestowed reason and intellect upon us, it is our duty to use it to
distinguish the truth from falsehood. True, undistorted revelation from God must be
rational and can be reasoned out by all unbiased minds.
Since our Creator is all perfect, His revelation must be perfect and accurate, free from
mistakes, omissions, interpolations and multiplicity of versions. It should be free from
contradictions in its narration.
No Myths or Superstitions:
True revelation is free from myths or superstitions that degrade the dignity of our
Creator or man himself.
Since our Creator is the Creator of all knowledge, true revelation is scientific and can
withstand the challenge of science at all times.
Our Creator is the Knower of the past, present and future. Thus His prophecies in His
revelation will be fulfilled as prophesied.
Inimitable By Man:
True revelation is infallible and cannot be imitated by man. God's true revelation is a
Living miracle, an open book challenging all mankind to see and prove for themselves its
authenticity or veracity.