The people of the world are getting to know about Islam.
It is one thing to know, have knowledge and be informed about Islam, BUT, it is a totally different thing to actually embrace Islam. In the time of Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) the Jews knew full well that our beloved Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was a Prophet. They were also very well informed of the fact that Nabi ((Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was indeed the final Nabi in the line of the Prophets. Their scholars had also informed them (the Jews) that Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) possessed intensive, comprehensive and an unparalleled knowledge of All Divine Revelations.
Despite all the convincing and overwhelming knowledge, they still refused to accept the Master (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Similar was the case of Abu Talib who was convinced of the truth that his nephew, Nabi ((Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was indeed the Nabi, but yet did not accept the message of haq.
Therefore in Islam, the first condition is to know and thereafter to accept. It is thus logical that accepting the truth is followed by acting on it … i.e. … making Amal.
The noble Deen of Islam demands that a person should unconditionally, accept: the "Oneness of Allah Ta’ala” (Wahdaaniyyat); the finality of Nabi Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam); and unwaveringly, that no other Nabi of Allah Ta’ala … messenger of Allah Ta’ala … will ever be sent for the guidance of, all and every one of His creation.
An upright Muslim resolutely believes that whatever Allah Ta’ala and His Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam):
declared as obligatory and necessary, has to be faithfully obeyed; and
prohibited, has to be diligently abstained from.
Without any doubt, this is the ONLY way of life for a Muslim. As a matter of fact, this is the quintessence (heart) of the Noble Quran and the Ahaadith of our Nabi ((Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Hence, a Muslim is one who brings Imaan (belief) in the Noble Quran and the Ahaadith of Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
Darul Ihsan Centre