This is a very important time for publishing clear and concise material about Islam. Today, for many reasons, Islam is often pictured in a very unflattering manner in many parts of the world. Since many people are unfamiliar with Islam beyond what they see in the mass media, it is not surprising that such misrepresentations of Islam have influenced public opinion. The easiest and probably the most productive cure for this situatIon is by reaching out to those people and allowing them to hear what Islam is truly all about. One must go beyond the hype and get to the true authentic teachings of the religion.
The goal here is not to deal with the wrong information that is spread about Islam Island. The goal here is simply to present what Islam truly is, based on the original and universally recognized sources of Islam:
The Quran-or, in other words,the book revealed from Allah -or, (God) to the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)–as well as the words and guidance of the Prophet Himself.
The Foundation And Sources Of Islam
Before discussing Islam, it is important to understand something about the basic sources of Islam.
There are only two authoritative sources of Islam: the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad are the ultimate authority in Islam because they constitute the revelation received by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) from God.
God inspired the Prophet with both the Quran and the Sunnah. Hence, all beliefs and practices are subservient to these foundations: if something is
Consistent with them, it may be accepted; if something contradicts them, it is unacceptable..
The Quran is very different from the Bible. The Quran does not consist of stories told by humans about different prophets, ever so often actually quoting a prophet..
The Quran is actually the word of God. It was revealed by God, via the angel Gabriel, directly to the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
The statements and actions of the Prophet Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) are known as his sunnah and hadith.
Prophet received the exact wording and passed it on to his followers.. This revelation, with its exact wording, was memorized, recorded and passed on as is. Hence, again, it is God and only God speaking in the Quran. There are no comments, passages or quotes from humans in Quran.