On The Unchanging Religion
accoring to the Islamic Tradition
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
I am only a mortal like you; it is revealed to me that your
god is one God, therefore whoever hopes to meet his Lord,
he should do good deeds, and not join anyone in the service
of his Lord." (Sura al-Kahf, verse 110)
he who has done an atom's weight of good shall see it And
he who has done an atom's weight of evil shall see it."
(Sura al-Zalzalah, verses 7 & 8)
Islamic Tradition, may Allah send His Grace and Peace unto
the Messenger Mohammad
defines the most essential aspects of the Islamic religion
in the following terms:
- "The religion which Allah appreciates most is sincere
and tolerant monotheism."
- "Act in such a way that your deeds are solely for
the Divine Countenance, for Allah only accepts what has
been done for His Face."
- "The best and most worthwhile act of worship (`ibâdah)
is the one which is the lightest (and most natural of the
- "Act as someone who never thinks of death but is
aware of his mortality."
- "The most excellent action: the right intention."
- "The best of muslim believers is the one from whose
tongue and hand muslims are secure; the best of believers
is the one with the best character; the best of the emigrants
is the one who leaves what Allah has forbidden; finally
the best jihad is the one conducted against one ' s lower
self for sake of the Divine Essence."
- "Truly, Allah has accepted for this community informality
and rejected difficulty."