The Way to Almighty Creator

What is the Correct Path? What is the Correct Religion?

Way of Salvation from sin so that mankind can make them holy and can be obedient to their Creator and can get rid of their sins and the suffering of these sins, and finally can get the eternal, peaceful and plentiful life from their Almighty Creator. But, people day by day became worst. But still the Almighty Creator showed this Way of Salvation by His men from era to era. This is explained on Quran thus:

And (remember) when your LORD said to the angels: “Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth.”

(Quran, Al Baqarah 2:30)

… I said: “O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in the Paradise and eat both of you freely with pleasure and delight, of things therein as wherever you will, but (it is a commandment for you that) come not near this tree or you both will be of the Wrong-Doers”. Then the Shaitan (misled them and) made them slip from there (Paradise), and got them out from that in which they were. I (the Creator) said: “Get you down, all, with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be a dwelling place for you and an enjoyment for a time.”

(Quran, Al Baqarah 2:35-36)

I said: “Get down all of you from this place (the Paradise), then whenever there comes to you Guidance from Me, and whoever follows My Guidance, there shall be no fear on them, nor shall they grieve. But those who disbelieve and belie My Verses (of Revelations) – such are the dwellers of the Fire. They shall abide therein forever.”

(Quran, Al Baqarah 2:38-39)

  At the beginning, the population of this earth was so limited, people was not much civilized. The Almighty Creator gave them a set of Laws, which was the Way of Salvation for the people of that era. Later, day by day, with the increase of people and races on earth the Way of Salvation was developed by the Almighty Creator. According to the improvement and tolerance of human being the Almighty revealed Holy Scriptures one after another so that people can understand and accept everything accurately. This is because; Firstly, if we admit a boy into class Ten without passing the classes from One to Nine, then he will understand nothing. But if the boy passes all the classes from One to Nine, then he will be able to understand all the lessons of class Ten easily because he has already got all the basic supporting knowledge of class Ten. Secondly, if we try to teach a boy all the lessons from class One to Ten together, then it will be impossible for him to understand and tolerate. In the similar way, the Almighty taught His mankind according to their tolerance and improvement from era to era. To spread the Way of Salvation among mankind the Creator decided to make a Race so that He can send His Word (Laws) through His Prophets sequentially into the same place and among the same people. If the Almighty would send His Prophets different times in different places (like once in America, next in Australia, then in Africa) then it would be hard for people to understand and believe the sequential Word; because, the people of one place would not be aware of the Word given to the people of another place. And, the sequence was necessary; because, if the Almighty would send all the Word together, then it was impossible for people to accept all of them together. For this reason, the Almighty chose Îbrahîm, a pious man, and decided to make the Race from his family so that He can send His Word among them. As it is written in the Holy Books:

Then GOD said, “Yes (Îbrahîm), but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Ishaķ. I will establish my Covenant with him (Ishaķ) as an everlasting Covenant for his descendants after him. And as for Ishmaîl, I have heard you: I will surely bless him (Ishmaîl); I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He (Ishmaîl) will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.

(Bible, Genesis 17:19-20)

Thus from Ishmaîl and Ishaķ, the two sons of Îbrahîm, the Almighty made two large Races and gave His Word through His Prophets in this two Races.   At first the Almighty revealed Tâẃrah (Pentateuch) by Prophet Mûsâ and supporting it He revealed Zabur (Psalm) by Prophet Daẅíd and Kitabul Anbiya (Writing of the Prophets) by different Prophets. This era is called the Era of First Testament. It was revealed according to the tolerance of the people of that era. After this, the Almighty revealed Injeel (Gospel) by Prophet Isa as the Second Testamentaccording to the tolerance of mankind so that it can fulfill the First Testament. Finally, the Almighty revealed His Final Testament, the Quran by Prophet Muhammad to confirm and establish all the previous Testaments into Truth. In this way, the Almighty Creator showed the one and only Way of Salvation for His mankind. But later, people divided this Way of Salvation into thousands of divisions. They built up their beliefs and doctrines from their personal thought and understanding, and thus they made their own denominations.   Now we will look at the summery of world religions: Jewish: There are approximately 15 million people who believe and follow Tâẃrah, Zabur and Kitabul Anbiya, but reject Injeel and Quran. [1] These people are known as JewishChristian:More than 2.2 billion people are living around us who just believe on Tâẃrah, Zabur and Kitabul Anbiya, but reject the Laws of Tâẃrah thinking it as only for the ancient era and only follow the Injeel including the writing of the Disciples of Isa. [2] These people are known as Christian. But the total Christianity is again divided into two major parts. They are:

  1. Catholic Christian.
  2. Protestant Christian.

Again, between these two major parts there are 40,000 denominations where there are differences among their beliefs and doctrines. Let us check the record of the denominations from various sources: From the report of Status of Global Mission 2009 we get that there are 40,000 denominations among Christianity as shown below:[3]

Year180019001970Mid-2000Mid-2009
Christian Denominations5001,90018,70033,80040,000

From WikiPedia Online Encyclopedia we see the similar report about Christian denominations as shown below: [4]

“This is not a complete list, but aims to provide a comprehensible overview of the diversity among denominations of Christianity. As there are reported to be over 38,000 Christian denominations, many of which cannot be verified to be significant, only those denominations with WikiPedia articles will be listed in order to ensure that all entries on this list are notable and verifiable.

Figure: Branches in Christianity

Figure: Branches in Protestant

Thus, people adopted their beliefs and doctrines according to their own view of understanding and divided the Way of Salvation into thousands of parts.

The Almighty Creator is surely concern of future and all the unknowns. For this reason, He revealed Quran through His messenger Prophet Muhammad so that it may bring the whole mankind together in one and only true Way of Salvation. Let us see, how Quran taught the mankind about the Oneness of the Way of Salvation:

The Jews said, ”The Christian have no basis,” while the Christians said, “The Jews have no basis.” Yet, both of them read the Scripture.

(Quran, Al Ahqaf 46:10)

They said, “You have to be Jewish or Christian, to be guided (in the truth).” Say, “We follow the religion of Îbrahîm, To Worship None But Allah; he was not of Those Who Worshipped Others Along With Allah”

(Quran, Al Baqarah 2:135)

”Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you till you follow their religion. Say: “Verily, the Guidance of Allah – that is the (only) Guidance”

(Quran, Al Baqarah 2:120)

“Do you say that Îbrahîm, Ishmaîl, Ishaķ, Yaqûb, and the Patriarchs were Jewish or Christian?”

(Quran, Al Baqarah 2:140)

“Îbrahîm was neither Jewish, nor Christian; he was a submitter to Allah (only)”

(Quran, Al Imran 3:67)

“(O Muhammad,) I (Allah) inspired you to follow the religion (Islam) of Îbrahîm. He never was a disbeliever.”

(Quran, An Nahl 16:123)

“I sent (all) my Prophets supported by clear proofs, and I sent down to them the Scripture and the Law (as Tâẃrah, Zabur, Kitabul Anbiya, Injeel & Quran), that the people may uphold justice.”

(Quran, Al Hadeed 57:25)

“Allah chose Adam, Nûáh, the family of Îbrahîm and the family of Imran (Maryam’s Father) above the creation”

(Quran, Al Imran 2:33)

“I have given Bani Israîl the Scriptures (Tâẃrah, Zabur & Kitabul Anbiya & Injeel), wisdom, and prophethood, and provided them with good provisions; I bestowed upon them more blessings than any other people; and gave them clear proofs in matters (through Tâẃrah).”

(Quran Al Jathiyah 45:16-17)

“Before it (Quran), came the Book (Tâẃrah) of Mûsâ, a guidance and a mercy”

(Quran, Hud 11:17 & Al Ahqaf 46:12)

“I gave Daẅíd the Zabur”

(Quran, Bani Israîl 17:55)

“I (Allah) sent Isa, the son of Maryam, confirming the Tâẃrah, that had come before him, and I gave him the Injeel, in which was guidance and light and confirmation of the Tâẃrah that had come before it, a guidance and an admonition for the Pious.”

(Quran, Al Maedah 5:46)

“I sent him (Isa) as an Example for the Bani Israîl”

(QuranAz Zukhruf 43:59)

“I placed in the hearts of his (Isa’s) followers kindness and mercy.”

(Quran, Al Hadeed 57:27)

“Verily I have sent the revelation (Quran) to you (O Muhammad) as I sent the revelation to Nûáh and the Prophets after him; I sent the revelation to Îbrahîm, Ishmaîl, Ishaķ, Yaqûb, and Yaqûb’s children, Isa, Âyyoúb, Yûna,  Harûn, and Sulâýmân; and to Daẅíd we gave the Zabur.”

(Quran, An Nisa 4:163)

“When I abrogate any revelation, or cause it to be forgotten, I produce a better or similar revelation; (As, after Tâẃrah the Injeel, and after Injeel the Quran has come).”

(Quran, Al Baqarah 2:106)

“Allah erases whatever He wills, and fixes (whatever He wills).”

(Quran, Al Ra’ad 13:39)

(O Muhammad,) I have sent down to you the Book (Quran) in truth, confirming the Scriptures (Tâẃrah, Zabur, Kitabul Anbiya & Injeel) that came before it and witness over it. So, judge among them (Tâẃrah, Zabur, Kitabul Anbiya, Injeel & Quran) by what Allah has revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging away from the truth that has come to you. To each among you (the followers of Tâẃrah, Injeel & Quran) I have prescribed a law and a clear way“

(Quran, Al Maedah 5:48)

And, (O Muhammad), “I (Allah) sent not before you any but men, whom I sent revelation (Tâẃrah, Zabur, Kitabul Anbiya & Injeel). So ask those who know the scriptures (followers of Tâẃrah & Injeel), if you don’t know.”

(Quran, An Nahl 16:43 & Al Anbya 21:7)

“Believe in it (Quran) or do not believe (on it). Verily, those (Jews & Christian) who were given knowledge before it (by the Earlier Revelations), when it (Quran) is recited to them, they fall down on their faces in humble prostration.”

(Quran, Bani Israîl 17:107)

Those who disbelieve say, “We will not believe in this Quran, nor in the previous scriptures (Tâẃrah, Zabur, Kitabul Anbiya & Injeel).”

(Quran, Saba 34:31)

“O people of the Scripture (followers of Tâẃrah, Zabur, Kitabul Anbiya & Injeel), you have no basis till you act according to the Tâẃrah, and the Injeel, and what is sent down to you herein (Quran) from your Lord.”

(Quran, Al Maedah 5:68)

“O follower of the Scriptures (followers of Tâẃrah & Injeel), let us come to the common terms as between us and you”

(Quran, Ali Imran 3:64)

“Compete in righteousness. The return of you (followers of Tâẃrah, Injeel and Quran) is to Allah”

(Quran, Al Maedah 5:48)

“He (Allah) has ordained for you the same religion (Islam) which He ordained for Nûáh, and what He ordained to you, and what we ordained for Îbrahîm, Mûsâ and Isa saying: You should establish this religion and should not make any division.”

(Quran, Ash Shura 42:13)

“Your (Jews, Christians and Muslims) religion is one religion (Islam), and I alone am (all of) your Lord”

(Quran, Al Anbya 21:92)

“Surely, (1) those who believe (on Quran), (2) those who are Jewish (followers of Tâẃrah), (3) the Converts, (4) the Christians (followers of Injeel); any of them who (i) believes in Allah, and (ii) Believe in the Last Day, and (iii) Lead a Righteous Life (according to Allah’s will), has nothing to fear (about the eternal suffering of Hell), nor will they grieve.”

(Quran, Al Maedah 5:69)

“You will certainly be tested, through your money and your life, and you will hear (bad comments) from those (misguided) who received the (Old) Scripture, and from the idol worshipers, a lot of insult”

(Quran, Ali Imran 3:186)

There is no doubt to say that, the Final Revelation Quran was revealed to establish the One Way of Almighty Creator, not to divide this Way into thousands of Parts. So, we can surely say that, the Way of Salvation from the Almighty Creator is only one which was established by Holy Quran through Prophet Muhammad.   Now, let’s think about some questions:

  • Does Quran teach that, Tâẃrah, Zabur, Kitabul Anbiya & Injeel are false?
  • Does Quran teach not to believe the Earlier Revelations?
  • Does Quran teach that, there are thousand ways to get one Almighty Creator?
  • Does Quran teach to divide the path of Almighty Creator into parts?

It is sure that the answer of all these questions are, NO.  


Remember Some Facts

 

QURAN has come not to divide the mankind but to gather all into the only true Way of Salvation from their Creator

QURAN has come not to make people confused but to confirm that: As there is only one Almighty Creator, then surely there is only one Way to Him

QURAN has come to establish the path of Almighty Creator

– By Preacher N. A. Abdullah

References:

  1. Holy Quran
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_religious_groups
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_religious_groups
  4. http://www.gordonconwell.edu/sites/default/files/IBMR2009.pdf (We have kept the backup, because it is currently erased from the original source)
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christian_denominations
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_denomination