Why Islam is the only true religion

Why Islam is the only true religion

Fatwa No : 160221

Why Islam is the only true religion

  Fatwa Date : Sha’baan 3, 1432 / 4-7-2011

Question

Asak Dear Brother how we can say islam is the only religion which is right, when other religions are also talking about the do good things leave bad things

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad   is His slave and Messenger.

What is meant by Islam being the true religion is that it abrogated all previous religions. After the advent of Islam, Allaah will not accept a religion other than Islam as we have already issued Fatwa 85577 clarifying in details the evidence for this.

However, this does not mean that other religions do not include some truth as the Quran confirmed the previous heavenly revealed books because all the revelations were from Allaah, it is for this reason that the religion of all the Prophets is one, which is Islam. For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 88906.

Hence, there are some matters upon which all the heavenly religions agreed upon, like Tawheed [the Oneness of Allaah], the prophecies and other matters of Faith. Also, all religions agreed upon encouraging the moral principles, like truthfulness, honesty and the like, and warned people against the worst evil matters, like lying, cheating and the like. Rather, enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil is something upon which the rational people from various heavenly religions or other (man-made) religions agreed upon.

Hence, if we find a religion among these religions that enjoins good or forbids evil, then this does not mean that it is a true religion or that it is upon the truth.

Allaah Knows best.

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