.. a reason for distinction..
“This day have I perfected your religion for you and completed My favour unto you, and have chosen for you as religion Al-Islam” 5:3
“Lo! Religion with Allah (is) Islam (the Surrender to His will and guidance)” 3:19
I am currently rereading the book written by my lecturer, years ago, Dr. Sadruddin Islahi, entitled, Islam at a glace. I highlighted, on Reason for distinction in Islam.
It mentioned, In comparison to others, it decidedly occupies a much elevated position.
Every religion, other than Islam, was such that its code of injunctions was brief and limited, was addresed, to a small group of people and the duration of its enforcement was also short.
Then it mentioned,
But in the case of Islam is quite different. Its code of injunction is comprehensive and universal, is addresed to the entire humanity and the period of its enforcement is unending.
It is meant for the whole world. Its inherent character is consonant with the natural conditions and instinct of humanity.
Its teachings constitute, an accomplished and perfect way of life.
In this religion, is perfected, the Divine gift and guidance which began from the times of Adam. a.s.
It was therefore, eminently fair that Islam should have been the name of the last and the most universal and highly accomplished religion.
“The seven heavens, and the earth and all that therein praise Him, and there is not a thing but hymneth His praise, but ye understand not their praise” 17:44
I’m just proud that I’m a Muslim. 🙂