The subject of discussion, as it arose out of my talk on the points of faith, is
whether Laillaha illalah is the basis of all religion or not. The point
of contention was whether Muslims existed before the advent of our last prophet
All Prophets were Muslim
Allah sent Adam from paradise to the earth he sent with following instructions:
We said: “ Get ye down
all from here, and if as is sure, there comes to you Guidance from Me,
whosoever follows My Guidance on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
those who will reject the message of faith brought by an messenger at any time,
before or after Mohammad (SaS) will go to hell. What is the faith Allah gives
the definition in 2:62 below.
Ayah 2:39 But those who
reject faith, belie our signs, they shall be companion of fire.
Those who believe in Quran and
those who follow Jewish (Scripture), and the Christians and the Sabiens, and who
believe in Allah and the Last Day and work righteousness, shall have their
reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
the translation of Abdullah Yusuf Ali he says in the foot note as follows:
“ The point
of verse is that Islam does not teach an exclusivity for one people. The Jews
claimed this for themselves and the Christians in their origin were a sect of
Jews. Some Christian Churches still cling to the idea of Vicarian Atonement,
which means that all who do not believe in it ( that Jesus Christ has atoned all
Christians) or who lived previously to the death of Jesus (SaS) are at
disadvantage spiritually before the throne of Allah. The attitude of Islam is
entirely different. Islam existed before the preaching of Mohammad (SaS) on this
earth. The Quran expressly calls Abraham a Muslim as can be seen from the ayat
3:65-67 below. It’s teaching (Submission to Allah’s Will) has been and will be
teaching of the Religion for all times and for all people.
People of the Book why dispute you about Abraham when the Torah and the Gospel
were not revealed till after him? Have you no understanding.
3:66 Ah! Ye
are those who fell to disputing (even) in matters of which you have some
knowledge. But why dispute ye in matters in which you have no knowledge? It is
Allah that knows and ye know not!
Abraham was not a
Jew nor yet a Christian; But he was upright and bowed his will to Allah (
Hanifun Muslimun- Upright Muslim) and he joined not gods with Allah.
Six Points of Faith
( there is no Deity but Allah)
All Books (Divine Scriptures)
Last day of Judgment (Qiyamah)
Destiny (record past, present and future in a Book from Allah)
Point 1;Lailha illallah
a messenger did We send before thee without this inspiration sent by Us to him:
that there is no god but I; therefore worship and serve Me.”
We gave Moses the Book and
made it a Guide to the Children of Israel (Commanding): Take not others than
Me as Disposer of (your) affairs.
38:65 Say: Truly am I
a Warner: no god is there but Allah, the One Supreme and Irresistible.
This is the Book in it is
Guidance sure with out doubt, to those who fear Allah.
Who believe in Unseen,
are steadfast in prayer and spend out in what we have provided for them.
And who believe in the
Revelation sent to thee (Mohammad SaS) and sent before thy time and
(in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter.
The Messenger believeth in
what hath been revealed to him from his Lord and do so the men of faith, Each
one (of them) believeth in Allah his Angels, his Books, and
35:11 And Allah did
create you from dust; then from a sperm-drop; Then He made you in pairs
and no female conceives or lay down (her load) but with His knowledge. Nor is a
man long-lived granted length of days, nor is a part cut off from his life
but is in a Book( ordained). All this is easy to Allah.
The above quotations
only from Quran are clear explanation of six points of faith and that if any
people at any time believed in Laillahailallah and followed the messenger of
Allah, be he Moses, Jesus amongst 24 listed in Quran or any other messenger out
of 124,000 mentioned in hadith, believed in the last day of judgment, and do
righteous works they shall have salvation as per Surah 2:62
Finally I also quote quran as
follows for every one to ponder on the unity of all religions:
verily this ummah of yours is
single ummah, and I am your Lord and cherisher: therefore serve Me (and no
other) But (later generations) cut off their affairs (of unity) one from
another. (yet) will they all return to Us.