ISLAM >> Introduction>>
If one want to under stand the life history, teachings, mission, message
of HUZOOR GHARIB NAWAZ (R.A) which spreaded the message of universal
brother hood and peace in India it is very necessary to know something
about ISLAM and SUFISM which is the essence of ISLAM so the beginning of
this WEB SITE deals with the subject on ISLAM and SUFISM.
The Prophet (S.A.W):
Allah has sent Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.) (peace be upon him), the last
prophet of Islam, as Rahmatul-lil-Alamin (Mercy for the entire creation)
and not for any specific community.
Dr. Bhagwan Das rightly points out that the word Islam is indeed, by
itself, the very essence of religion. Derived from Salam (peace, shanti)
it means peaceful acceptance of God. Extolling the unity of man since
the beginning of creation, the Quran explains “Mankind” were one
community, then they differed among themselves, so Allah sent prophets
to announce good tidings and warn them (2: 213). Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)
does not claim to be the founder of Islam, but he holds that all
prophets preached and practised the truth and they prophessed only one
religion for which the Arabic word is Islam.
Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) preached the unity of God, which culminates
into the unity of man exploding all the myths of caste, creed, colour,
race, rank and region. The principle of human equality propounded by
prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) as revealed by the Holy Quran naturally
follows from the principle of the unity of human origin revolutionized
social relations. It contrasted sharply with the laws governing the
class-ridden and caste-stricken societies of the Roman, Byzantine,
Iranian and, later on, of the Indian empires.
The model world, according to Islam, is a world of peace. Islam in
itself means a religion of peace. The Quran says, "And God calls to the
home of peace". This is the message of Islam to mankind. It means that
'build a world of peace on earth so that you may be granted peace in
your eternal life in the hereafter'. According to Islam, the three basic
elements of building a peace culture are: Compassion, Forgiveness and
Respect for all.
Let's take compassion first. There are many verses in the holy Quran and
hadith, which emphasize on compassion. For instance, the Prophet said:
"O people, be compassionate to others so that you may be granted
compassion by God." Thus, Islam makes compassion a matter of
self-interest for every man and also motivates us to be compassionate in
our dealings with each other. One who wants to receive God's grace will
have to show compassion to others.
Regarding forgiveness, the Quran says, "When they are angered, they
forgive," Quran has number of verses that promote forgiveness. Once a
person came to the Prophet and asked him, "O Prophet, give me an advice
by which I may be able to manage all the affairs of my life." The
Prophet replied: "Don't be angry. Even if people provoke you, don't lose
temper and forgive those who make you angry. Adopt forgiveness as your