Islam “the Deen” overthrows oppression, and allows people to live in security and with peace of mind in the here and now. Whereas Islam “the religion”, requires the practice of rites and rituals to achieve individual peace and salvation in the after world. Authentic Islam is not a religion, but is in fact a challenge to religion.
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Religion of Peace
Today, I have perfected your religion for you; I have completed My blessing upon you; I have approved islām for your religion.
“Whomsoever God desires to guide, He opens his heart to islām .”
Revelation From God:
Places of Worship
Any house or open area of Prayer
The first mosques were modeled on the place of worship of the Prophet Muhammad—the courtyard of his house at Medina—and were simply plots of ground marked out as sacred. Though the mosque as such has undergone many architectural changes, the building remains essentially an open space, generally roofed over, containing a mihrāb (ornately decorated wall facing Mecca) and a minbar (domed box pulpit at the top of stairs). Outside the mosque stands the minaret (maʾdhanah), which was originally any elevated place but now usually a tower. It is used by the muezzin “crier” to proclaim the call to worship (adhān) five times each day.
Five Pillars of Islam
The Five Pillars of Islam are the five obligations that every Muslim must satisfy in order to live a good and responsible life according to tradition. True Islam is derived from the Words of Allah and not from the traditions or cultures of people
And there is no end to my works, neither my words.
For behold, this is my work and my glory: to bring to pass the immortality and the eternal life of man.
قُل لَّوْ كَانَ الْبَحْرُ مِدَادًا لِّكَلِمَاتِ رَبِّي لَنَفِدَ الْبَحْرُ قَبْلَ أَن تَنفَدَ كَلِمَاتُ رَبِّي وَلَوْ جِئْنَا بِمِثْلِهِ مَدَدً
Four Unbreakable Promises from Allah
Pilgrimage to Find God
Return of Isa(as)
Islam looks at every individual as a human being first, who needs to satisfy all of their basic needs completely. Then it looks to them in their capacity as a particular individual, to enable them to satisfy their luxuries as much as possible.