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We want to remind you to the fact that there is no compulsion for man to accept the TRUTH. But it is certainly a shame upon the human intellect when man is not even interested in finding out as to what is the TRUTH!.
Islam teaches that God has given man the faculty of reason and therefore expects man to reason things out objectively and systematically for himself. To reflect and to question and to reflect.
Nobody should press you to make a hasty decision to accept any of the teachings of Islam, for Islam teaches that man should be given the freedom to choose. Even when man is faced with the TRUTH, there is no compulsion upon man to embrace it. But before you begin to form an opinion about Islam, ask yourself whether your existing knowledge of Islam is thorough enough. Ask yourself whether that knowledge has been obtained through non-Muslim third party sources who themselves have probably been exposed to only random glimpses of Islamic writings and have yet to reason on Islam objectively and systematically themselves.
Is it fair that one should form an opinion about the taste of a particular dish just by heresay from others who may themselves not necessarily have tasted the dish yet?. Similarly you should find out for yourself about Islam from reliable sources and not only taste it, but digest it well before you form an opinion. That would be an intellectual approach to Islam. It is up to you to make the next move.
In making your move, Islam continuously reassures you that your rights to freedom of choice and freedom to use that God-given faculty of thought and reason will be respected. Every man has that individual will. No one else can take that away that will and force you to surrender to the will of God. You have to find out and make that decision yourself. May your intellectual journey towards the TRUTH be a pleasant one.
The Quran says:
" Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects Taghut (evil) and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trust worthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things. " (Qur'an 2:256)
'When you have understood what is Right and what is Wrong (Evil), it is Forbidden for you to do Wrong.' 'Right and Wrong is defined by Allah swt the Creator the Sustainer. Right is to follow the Qur'an and Sunnah (Purpose of life) in all walks of life. Wrong ((bad) evil) is to do the opposite. The Punishment for Not following the Qur'an and Sunnah (working against Islam) is Clearly Stated and Warned by Allah swt.
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Say: "Truly am I A warner: no God Is there but Allah, The One, Supreme and Irresistible,-
"The Lord of the heavens And the earth, and all Between, -Exalted in Might, Ever-forgiving." (TMQ38:65-66.)
"Praise be to Allah, who has sent to his servant the Book, and has allowed therein no crookedness:
(He has made it) Straight (and Clear) in order that He may warn (the godless) of a Terrible punishment from Him, and that He may give glad Tidings to the Believers who work Righteous deeds, that they shall have a goodly Reward,
Wherein they shall remain for ever,
Further, that He may warn those (also) who say, "God hath begotten a son". (TMQ18:1-4.)
"Say: "O my Servants who have excessively wronged their own souls, despair not of God's Mercy: for God forgives all sins for He is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Turn to your Lord (for forgiveness) and bow to His (Will), before the Penalty comes on you: after that you shall not be helped." (TMQ39:53-54.)
"It is He who has created for you (the faculties of) Hearing, sight, feeling And understanding: Little thanks It is ye give!.
And He Has multiplied you Through the earth, and to Him Shall ye be gathered back.
it is He who gives life and death, and to Him (Is due) the alternation of Night and Day: Will ye not then understand?." (TMQ23:78-80.)
"How can ye reject the faith in Allah? Seeing that ye were without life and He gave you life; then will He cause you to die and will again bring you to life; and again to Him will ye return." (Qur'an 2:28)
"Have We not made for him (mankind) a pair of eyes? And a tongue and a pair of lips? And shown him the two ways (good and evil)?" (TMQ90:8-10)
"And I Created not the Jinns and Mankind except they should Worship Me (alone)." (TMQ50:56)
"Verily! We have made that which is on earth as an adoration for it (the earth) in order that We may test them (mankind) as to which of them is better in deeds." (TMQ18:7)
"This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion (way of life)". (TMQ Al-Ma'idah:3)
"But those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism) and do deeds of righteousness, We shall soon admit them to Gardens, under which rivers flow (Paradise), abiding therein forever (eternal home). Therein they shall have companions pure and holy: We shall admit them to shades, cool and ever deepening (Paradise)." (Qur'an 4:57)
"And seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer) and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for Al-Khashi'un [i.e. the true believers in Allah - those who obey Allah with full submission, fear much from His Punishment, and believe in His Promise (Paradise, etc.) and in His Warnings (Hell, etc.)" (Qur'an 2:45)
"(They are those) who are certain that they are going to meet their Lord, and that unto Him they are going to return." (Qur'an 2:46)
"Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception." (Quran3:185)
"O ye who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah. that ye may prosper." (Quran3:200)
"O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam." (Quran3:102)
"..Our Lord! You have not Created (all) this without purpose, Glory to You!...". (TMQ3:191)
"O ye who believe! enter into Islam whole-heartedly (by obeying all the rules and regulations of the Islamic way of life); and follow not the footsteps of the Satan (Evil One); for he is to you an avowed enemy." (Qur'an 2:208)