The identity, uniqueness, transcendence, and total otherness of God are stressed in Islamic doctrine. God is distinct from anything that the human senses and mind are capable of seeing. Islam’s version of God embraces all creation, but no mind can genuinely comprehend or truly understand him. Islam guides all aspects and pursuits of life. It is not named after a specific individual, tribe, place, or culture that further distinguishes it from other objects. Islam is named after the conviction that there is only one God, Allah, and devotion to His will. Muslims prioritize Allah’s Will over their own, in other words.
Muhammad’s message is not a novel one. His message of unwavering monotheism serves as a confirmation of what came before. If there is no divine reminder, we humans would constantly deviate from the path. As a result, Allah the Merciful sent prophets to serve as a reminder. The message of all previous prophets is the same in Islam. Islam calls us to do what is good for us and all of humanity. It forbids favoritism for any group, whether believers or not, and encourages goodness toward all people. In Islam, everyone is subject to Allah’s directives and regulations.
Islam must be more than what the general population thinks it is on the surface. So, let’s move on to some fascinating and unique facts about this religion that you should be aware of before making snap judgments.
10 Unique Facts
There are 10 unique facts about Islamic culture that everyone should know.
1. Islam’s literal meaning of “peace” and “submission” is “peace with humanity” and “submission to God’s laws.” Here, there are two ideas: a responsibility to God and rights owed to all people, regardless of their race, religion, or skin color. Muslims must treat others well and put aside their interests to advance the well-being of others.
2. The word “Allah” is the Arabic word used to denote God, similar to Deus, Theos, and Dieu in Latin, Greek, and French. Islam holds God as One and Unique, without spouses, children, or other close friends. Islam adheres firmly to monotheism. Muslims believe that this God is the same one who previously revealed Himself via other religions and other prophets. The Arab Christians also refer to God as Allah in the Bible’s Arabic translation.
3. According to the Islamic belief, only one God, is worthy of worship, and Muhammad is His messenger. Actually, the only significant process involved in becoming a Muslim is accepting this religion and reciting this profession of faith. All Muslims hold this as their fundamental religious principle, and it is frequently written in mosques and displayed in Muslim houses in the form of exquisite calligraphic art.
4. Finding God is the true goal of life for a Muslim. This is the actual recompense Islam assures a believer will receive. As a result, all of our acts of worship serve a purpose rather than being performed for their own sake. Those who choose this road might succeed in this life rather than merely in the next. In other words, Islam presents us with a personal God who loves His creation and with whom we can establish a close personal bond.
5. Islam does promote simplicity and the avoidance of luxury, but it does not mandate celibacy or the presence of monks or nuns for the rest of one’s life. A devout person is no need to live an unmarried existence their entire lives. All Muslims are urged to get married and integrate into society.
6. The Prophet Muhammad is a descendant of the Prophet Abraham through his son Ishmael. As a result, Jesus and the Prophet Muhammad are spiritual and literal cousins, respectively. All of the other Semitic prophets listed in the Bible, including Moses. The Prophet Muhammad is not regarded as God but rather as a messenger. Despite the Muslims’ high regard for the Prophet, he is offered neither worship nor intercession. It is forbidden to create physical representations of the Prophet Muhammad, such as sculptures or paintings.
7. Only one religious figure has a well-known life: the Prophet Muhammad. Since he was an orphan at birth, he was not capable of writing and reading. In his personal life, he held roles as a businessman, friend, neighbor, and husband. At the same time, he was a prophet, a leader, a lawmaker, a judge, a statesman, and a general in the public eye. He is a lawgiver and reformer because he is the Messenger of God. He underwent every stage of human development imaginable and left behind a model of impeccable behavior that could be followed. History does not include such a combo.
8. The precepts found in the previously revealed sacred texts, such as the Scriptures of Abraham, the Torah of Moses, the Psalms of David, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, must be honored and respected by Muslims. All earlier prophets, including those of the Judeo-Christian faiths such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, Aaron, Solomon, David, and Jesus, as well as those of other religions like as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism, must also be honored, revered, and believed in by Muslims. Islam holds that more than 124,000 prophets have manifested throughout history to lead humanity.
9. Every religion relies on individual faith to establish clarity of belief. Islam goes beyond this strategy and encourages the adherent to rely on reason and experience instead of mystery, myths, and tales. It is a particular religion that appeals to both your mind and the core of your being. Islam claims there is no such thing as inherited sin. Every child is innocent and pure when they are born. Our personal decisions and actions in life have the power to either be immoral or good. In Islam, salvation is attained by abiding by God’s commandments. However, God alone has the authority to determine who goes to Heaven and Hell and does so after someone dies. The Holy Qur’an places a high value on taking responsibility for oneself and working to develop constantly.
10. Islam states unequivocally that “faith is not compelled.” Any religion may be practiced or disapproved of by anyone. Islamic beliefs forbid forcing someone to convert to Islam or killing them if they decide to follow a different religion. Apostasy, or abandoning Islam, is also not a crime. Islam encourages complete accountability for one’s conduct and total religious freedom. Furthermore, it taught us that whether a country is Muslim or not, Islam encourages allegiance to one’s country or nation as a fundamental component of one’s faith. This is evident everywhere since there are hordes of proud and devoted Muslims from many countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ghana, France, Pakistan, India, China, Iran, and many more.
The religion of truth is Islam. It represents the moral code that Allah, the universe’s Creator and Lord, has made known for the benefit of humankind. The fundamental idea of Islam is that Allah is the Creator of the Whole Universe.