In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful…
Allah has sent each and every one of us a book from Him. It is titled the Qur’an! He has preserved it for 1,400+ years in order to make it’s way to me, you, our friends and family, and the rest of humanity. In various parts throughout this book, God addresses every human being alive… The Muslims, the hypocrites, the Christians, the Jews, the non-believers.
It has become popular in this society to “not believe in God’… Most people do this simply because they are lazy to follow rules and regulations. What people fail to realize is that once you free yourself from your desires and all the media-driven desires, and enslave yourselves to God, you will find peace within yourself that you never had. And the fact of the matter is that we all have only 1 shot. We’re not going to get a redo or a second attempt.
“and We will gather them on the Day of Resurrection (fallen) on their faces — blind, dumb and deaf. Their refuge is Hell; every time it subsides We increase them in blazing fire.” (Quran 17:97)
“And brings an evil deed — such will be flung down on their faces into the Fire, (and it will be said), ‘Are you recompensed for anything but what you used to do?'” (Quran 27:90)
“The Fire will burn their faces and they will grin therein, their lips displaced.” (Quran 23:104)
“The Day their faces will be turned over in the Fire, they will say, ‘How we wish we had obeyed God and obeyed the Messenger.'” (Quran 33:66)
So my Muslim or non-Muslim friend… Don’t you think it’s important to AT LEAST give this book a chance?
Muslim and non-Muslim theologians alike affirm that it’s been unchanged since day 1… And that’s a miracle in itself. Millions of Muslims throughout the world remember it from cover-to-cover (known as “hafiz”). Please don’t be among those pleading with God for another chance when it’s too late.
Pick up a Qur’an and give this book a chance. After you read it (WITH AN OPEN HEART) if you still say NO to ISLAM, then at least you can say you gave it a chance… But don’t be among those who regret it when it’s too late.
As for us Muslims that have had it sit on our shelves for as long as we can remember, collecting dust, we should really change our ways. We often debate about topics that we have no clue about, while all of the answers are in the book. It tells us stories from the people of the past that we can relate to, it reminds us what is to come, and keeps us focused on what really matters in life.
The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “There was no Prophet but he was given signs (miracles) that would cause the people to believe in him. The one revealed to me was what Allah revealed to me (i.e. the Qur’an), so I hope that I may have more followers than them on the Day of Resurrection.” [Sahih Muslim]
This life is too important for us to base it on other people’s opinions. Please pick up the book and read it for yourself and decide whether it is the UNCHANGED word of God or not. In order for one to get the true message of Quran, it has to be read and understood in Arabic… But we have to work with what we have for now.
May Allah guide us all and our loved ones to the straight path.