All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, and may Allah exalt the mention of His Prophet, and keep him and his house- hold safe and secure from all evil.

Allah says: (Say O People of the Book(1)! Come to a word that is just be- tween us and you: that we shall worship none but Allh, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him, and that none of us shall take others as objects of worship besides Allah. Then, if they turn away, say: ‘Bear witness that we are Muslims.) [3:64]

Islam is the religion which agrees with the natural disposition of man. It urges Muslims and calls them to ask about things that are incomprehensible to them, through the consultation of competent and knowledgeable authorities. In Islam there are no obscure or mysterious things; it allows us to ask about everything. Allah says: (So ask the people of the knowledge if you know not.) [16:43]

Distinguishing Qualities Of Islam

Islam has abrogated all previous religions, and it is the last religion which Allah chose for humanity. Allah will not accept anything else from His slaves. Allah says: “(And We have sent down to you ( y) the Book (this Qur’an) in truth, confirming the Scriptures that came before it and a witness over them.)” [5:48]

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The Spiritual Aspect Of Islam

Allah is One and Unique in His Lordship: This means that one must attest that Allah exists, and that He is the Creator of this universe, its Owner and its Proprietor and the One Who disposes of all its affairs. He is the One Who causes all things in existence to occur; nothing comes into exis- tence except if He wills it. Allah says: "Surely, His is the Creation and Commandment. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of all that exists!" [7:54]

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The Principal Goals Of Islam

The most important goals which Islam calls to and utterly preserves are the preservation of religion, life, honor, wealth, mind, offspring, as well as the preservation of the rights of the weak and disabled.
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I ask the reader of this booklet to read it without preconceived no- tions about Islam, and that his goal should be to reach the truth, not to search for faults. Furthermore, do not be misled by your emotions.
Allah says: “(And when it is said unto them: follow that which Allah has revealed, they say: ‘We follow that wherein we found our fathers’. What! Even though their fathers did not understand anything nor did they have guidance?)” [2:170]

The reason for this is that a logical man would not accept anything un- less he has researched and scrutinized it, and he would only dissemi- nate it amongst people and rectify their errors once they have attested to its veracity.

Finally, I must admit that I have not covered every aspect about Is- lam in this booklet due to its vastness. Islam governs man’s life in this world in every aspect, and one would need to write several books in order to discuss all its aspects. In this booklet, I have highlighted some focal points concerning the basic morals of Islam. I mention each point, and then support it with proof from the Qur’an and Sunnah of the Prophet ( s).

Some may say, with the aim of implying that Islamic Law was adopted from present day law systems, that some of the Islamic laws can be found and seen implemented in modern society. This dubious point can be easily put to rest when we know that Islamic Law is over four- teen hundred years old. If anything, the laws implemented by these societies may be said to have been derived from Islamic Laws. Further- more, many Orientalists have studied Islamic Law for various nefarious reasons and objectives which seek not to clarify and explain it, but to downplay the true source by pointing at possible worldly sources.