Why do Muslims think that Islam is the true religion?. This is a reasonable enough question for one who has not entered Islam, but one who believes in and practices this religion already knows the blessings which are his because of this religion. There are many reasons for this, which include the following :
(1) Simplicity of the Concept of God
Tawheed in Islam focuses on the oneness of Allah, with no intermediaries to repent to unlike in Catholicism where you confess your sins to a priest, or ask Jesus to forgive you for your sins
《Say, “Who is Lord of the heavens and earth?” Say, “Allah.” Say, “Have you then taken besides Him allies not possessing [even] for themselves any benefit or any harm?》
( Quran 13:16)
Allah is not born, nor does He have offspring, nor needs to fulfill any human desires such as eating, drinking … etc. Allah is the personal name of the One True God. Nothing else can be called Allah. “Allah” cannot be made plural. He is ONE and is All-Hearing, and All-Knowing of all things.. Allah tells us about Himself so that we are not left to question Him :
《Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One, Allah, the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, Nor is there to Him any equivalent》(Quran 112)
(2) Clear Concept of Worship
Islam is a complete way of life, and thus requires believers to follow the Quranic and Sunnah teachings in all matters, including how to worship. Islam regulates human life on all levels including but not limited to: the individual, social, political, economical, and spiritual aspects of life. All activities are forms of worship, as long as they are done according to his guidance and instruction.
Allah has told us how to worship Him, and gave Prophet Muhammad the revelation, and made him the perfect teacher for us. Our ways of worship are clearly defined in the Quran and Sunnah.
We are not left wondering which way we should worship, because anything that is added to the religion in matters of worship is rejected as an innovation. If we worshiped however we please, we would find people making statues, and believing that only imams are qualified to “talk to Allah”.
Worship is an all encompassing term for everything that Allah loves of our sayings and actions that are following His guidance
(3) Personal Relationship with Allah
Each and every individual has a personal relationship with Allah. No mediators to speak on our behalf, and if we are in need of something, we ask Allah directly. It is a personal matter, and no one else has the ability to interfere with your life, and your relationship with your Creator. Allah is most merciful and is more loving and kind than a mother to her child. His love cannot be compared to another for His creation.
Muslims do not require a hierarchy of priests, bishops, cardinals, and popes to converse with Allah. We speak as individuals, directly to Him!
Allah is so close with each of us, that He knows what we are thinking. This means He knows when we are thinking of Him, and He responds to us directly, although we may not recognize His response to us. He tells us:
《And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein》(Quran 50:16)
(4) The Quran – A Guide for Mankind to Live by
The Quran is divine revelation given to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as an instruction manual for us that tells us how to live our lives. Islam is a way of life, and none is worthy to tell us what is good or harmful to us other than Allah, after all He did create us, and He knows best, and even tell us so:
《And We have sent down to you the Book as clarification for all things and as guidance and mercy and good tidings》 ( Quran 16:89)
(5) Agreement with Human Logic
Islam is often referred to as the deen al-fitrah, the religion of human nature because its laws and teachings are in complete harmony with the natural inclination of humans to believe in and submit to the Creator.
All humans are born in a natural state of submission to Allah, but become misguided to believe and worship as believers of another religion. If we resort back to that natural state, then we are in a state of Islam.
I have created My servants as one having a natural inclination to the worship of Allah but it is Satan who turns them away from the right religion… (Muslim, 2865)
(6) Purification of the Heart and Soul (Tazkiyah)
Islam nourishes the heart and the soul. Purifying ourselves is easily accomplished by reading and contemplating the meanings found in the Quran and Sunnah, and holding to the five pillars. Prayers wash away our sins.
(7) Equality and Respect
Islam teaches mankind to be respectful of all people on Earth, regardless of their skin color, social status, etc. Allah tells us that no one is greater than the other except in piety
Allah makes it clear in the Quran when He told past nations to avoid extremes because it results in changing the religion