In the world there are many sects, cults, religions, philosophies, movements, each of which presents itself as the only true path to God. Which of them is right? Maybe all are right? One way is to remove all superficial differences in the teachings of religions and to study only the main object of worship; to which they call directly or indirectly. False religions have a common main idea about God: they either declare the divinity of all people or one particular person, the divinity of nature, or even consider God a human fiction.
Thus, the main message of the false religion: you can worship God, supposedly present in the creation. False religions call for honoring creations, calling them part of God. For example, the prophet Jesus taught to worship God, but today those who consider themselves to be followers speak of Jesus’ deity and are called to worship him.
Buddha was a reformer who brought a number of humanistic principles to the religion of India. He did not call himself God or the object of worship. But look at the current Buddhists outside of India: most of them give the Buddha a divine status and worship idols made, as it seems, in his image. On the object of worship, one can distinguish false religion from the true one. The Most High says in the Quran:
“Besides Him, you worship only the names that you and your fathers came up with. Allah has not revealed anything about them. Only Allah makes a decision. He commanded that you not worship anyone except Him. This is right-wing faith, but most people do not know this “(Qoran 12:40).
One can argue that all religions teach good, so is there a difference, which one to follow? The answer: false religions call for the greatest sin – the worship of creations, because it contradicts the very essence of man’s creation. We are created for the worship of God alone:
‘I created the jinn and people only so that they worshiped Me’ (Qoran 51:56).
Accordingly, the worship of creations (which is the essence of idolatry) is the greatest, unforgivable sin. If a person leaves the world, adhering to such a belief (ie, an idolater), he will doom himself to suffer in eternal life. This is not one of the versions, but the fact sent down by God in the last Revelation:
“Verily, Allah does not forgive, when they associate with Him to associate with Him, but forgive all other (or less serious) sins, to whom He wills …” (Quran 4:48, 4: 116).
One Of The Criteria That True Religion Must Meet, If it is genuine, is universality.
Since the confession of false religion, as has been said, leads to very serious consequences, the true religion of God has an important criterion – universality, that is, it must carry the same message both in past times and in our time, And also be accessible to any person as many centuries ago, and in subsequent centuries on the whole earth. In other words, if this is a true religion from God, then it can not be limited, say, to some one people, or place on earth, or a historical epoch. In addition, there can be no such that it, this sought-after religion, does not require a person to act against God (like Baptism), or taught that a particular person can become the savior of all mankind, or preached “mediation” (that A person, allegedly, can not himself turn to God directly, but needs an intermediary). It is in the main principle of Islam, including in its very name, which translates as “self-giving to God,” and the principle of the universality of Islam is laid down. As soon as a person comes to the belief that God is one and He is not something created, from the very moment that this person submits to God, he becomes a Muslim and body and soul, and it is such a person who can count on getting into Paradise.
As we can see, any person at all times and practically in every place of the earth can become a true Muslim, a follower of the religion of God, provided he refuses to worship the created things, but will worship only God. Let us explain that obedience to God also means that a person must constantly choose between good and evil. Indeed, the Lord, having created man, endowed him with the ability not only to distinguish between good and bad, but also to choose between them. This ability carries with it a great responsibility, namely, that a person will answer before God for all his perfect deeds. Knowing about the forthcoming report before the Almighty, a person should strive to accomplish as many good deeds as possible and with all his might should avoid evil deeds. All these are eternal truths for all mankind, and in the last Revelation of God – the Qur’an – this is stated as follows:
“Verily, believers, as well as Jews, Christians and Sabies who believe in God and on the Last Day and do righteous deeds, have a reward from their Lord. They will not know fear and will not be grieved “(Quran 2:62).
People put themselves in great danger knowing about the true essence of the true religion of God, but rejecting it for any reason! The last messenger of God said:
“Any Jew or Christian who heard about me but did not believe in what I was sent to, and who died in this state, will become nothing but one of the inhabitants of Hell” (Muslim, vol. 1, p. 91, No. 284).
“The Conciousness Of God”: An instinctive belief in God is the quality that is present from birth in every person.
The question that often arises is: “How can all people equally believe in the same true God, because they differ so much in terms of knowledge, and in their habitat, and in many other ways? After all, in order to be equally responsible for the worship of God, people should have equal opportunities to learn about Him. ” The last Revelation teaches that the recognition of God has already been laid in the soul of every person since birth, for it is the natural human quality that all people possess.
In the seventh chapter of the Qur’an (Surah Al-A’raf, verses 172-173), the Lord explained that when the first man on earth, Adam, was created, all his offspring were taken out, after which the Most High took a covenant from him, saying the following :
“Am I not your Lord?”
In response, they said:
“Yes, we testify.”
After that, the Almighty explained that the reason why he brought forth the offspring of Adam and took from him a covenant is that they all recognize His dominion:
“This is so that on the Day of Resurrection you will not be told:” We did not know this “(Quran, 7: 172).
Thus, none of the people will be able to say that he, allegedly, did not know about God and did not know anything about Him. Then the Most High says:
“Or they did not say,” Our fathers were polytheists before us, and we were but the descendants who came after them, would you destroy us for what the adherents of the lie committed? “(Qur’an, 7: 173).
Thus, every child comes into our world, having faith in God and an inner predisposition to worship only one God. In Arabic, this innate quality and predisposition are called “fitra”.
The Prophet Muhammad reported that the Lord said these words:
“I created my slaves in a true religion. Devils induce them to go in false ways “(Saheeh Muslim).
Also the Prophet Muhammad said:
“Every child is born with a” fitra, “but then the parents make him a Jew, a Christian or a fire-worshiper” (Saheeh al-Bukhari).
If the child is left to himself, he will inevitably worship God on his way, but many of his children are distracted by their surroundings. Thus, just as a child grows, obeying the laws of physics established by the Creator in nature, his soul recognizes that everything has a Creator and a Lord. But when parents force him to go the wrong way, the child does not yet have enough strength to resist their influence or go their own way. Therefore, the religion followed by the child at this stage is part of the tradition and parental upbringing, and the Almighty does not demand an answer for her, and this will continue until the child becomes old enough to take responsibility for her personal actions.