Before I start… I hope you, as a reader, is a little open minded and less Islamophobic when reading this.
Anyone is free to choose what they believe in, that is your own right.
But, if you would like to have little insight, feel free to to read on. 🙂
This video deals with the obvious criticisms of Islam and brings light to their reality.
1) The Marriage of Aisha with Muhammad (pbuh)
2) The issue of polygamy and multiple wives in Islam
3) The punishment of adultery in Islam
4) The concept of Jihad and fighting
5) The final words and death of Muhammad (pbuh) the best man to walk this Earth.
***Please note that Mary did not get married in Islam. This is the Christian’s view, but, regardless, it would have still been seen as a normal marriage***
“They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.”
And a few more:
The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers.
All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers, [saying],
“We make no distinction between any of His messengers.”…”
Muslims believe in those prophets mentioned by name in Islamic sources:
There are 25 prophets in Islam.
– Important figure in Judaism and Christianity as well and is best known for the story of Adam and Eve.
– Identified with Enoch found in the Old Testament. Known to be the first prophet to wage a jihad war.
– Selected to build the Ark, which enabled him and his family to survive the Great Flood. His name is given to the 71st sura of the Quran, Nuh.
– Was sent by God some time after the deluge to remind the people of his nation about God. He was sent to the people of ʿĀd.
– Was ordered by God to leave behind his people after they disobeyed God’s orders. They were the nation of Thamud.
– One of the significant prophets as he is credited with building the Kaaba in Mecca. His family included his sons Ishmael and Isaac as well as his grandson Jacob, all three are seen as prophets, and the women considered as holy in Islam, Sarah and Hagar.
– Known in Islam for preaching against homosexuality in Sodom and Gomorrah, only to be mocked and ignored by the people who lived there. This nation was destroyed by God’s command.
– Ishmael (Ismail, اسماعيل) and his mother Hagar’s (Hajra) search for water in the region around Mecca led God to reveal the Zamzam Well.
– Second-born son of Abraham with Sarah, became a prophet in Canaan. He, along with his brother Ishmael, carried on the legacy of Abraham as prophets of Islam.
– He continued the legacy of both his father, Isaac, and his grandfather, Abraham.
– Son of Jacob and great-grandson of Abraham, became a prominent advisor to the Pharaoh of Egypt since he was believed to have been able to predict the future through dream interpretation
– (Ayyub, أيوب) was rewarded by a Fountain of Youth, which removed all illnesses except death, for his service to God in his hometown outside Al Majdal.
– He was appointed by God to guide the people of Midian and Aykah, who lived near Mount Sinai. When the people of the region failed to listen to his warnings, their villages were destroyed by God. He is associated with Jethro in the Bible
– Is referred to in the Quran more than any other prophet, is significant for revealing the Tawrat (Torah) one of the Islamic holy books as well as compiling the other revelations in the Scrolls of Moses. The Quran says Moses realized his connection with God after receiving commands from him during a stop at Mount Sinai.
– Served as an assistant to his elder brother Moses. In Islam, he, like Moses, was given the task of saving the Israelites from the Egyptian pharaoh. He would often speak for Moses when his speech impediment prevented him from doing so himself
– He is mentioned twice in the Quran (sura Al-Anbiya ayah 85 and sura Sad ayah 48). Both references describe that Dhul-Kifl was amongst the most patient and righteous of men. He is most often identified with the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel because Ezekiel in his journey to Nineveh went to a little town called Al Kifl and his shrine is there. So, people believe Ezekiel as Dhul-Kifl.
– He is also significant as the one who conquered Goliath.
– Learned a significant amount from his father David before being made a prophet by God. According to Islamic tradition, Solomon was given power over all things, including the jinns. Known for his honesty and fairness, he also led a kingdom that extended into southern Arabia. He inherited his father’s throne because he made fair decisions.
– A descendant of Aaron, took over control of the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula after Solomon’s kingdom collapsed. Islamic tradition says he attempted to convince the people of the Peninsula of the existence of only one god, but when the people refused to listen they were smitten with a drought and famine.
– Took over the job of leading the Israelites after the death of Elijah. He attempted to show the king and queen of the Kingdom of Israel the powers of God, but was dismissed as a magician. Subsequently, the Assyrians were able to conquer the Israelites and inflict significant damage on them.
– Was commanded by God to help the people of Nineveh towards righteousness. However, after Nineveh’s people refused to listen to him, he became disgruntled and started to ignore him. After an incident where Jonah was spared death, he decided to re-commit himself to striving for God, attempting to lead the people of Nineveh to righteousness. But after returning to evil, illicit ways, the Scythians conquered them.
– A descendant of Solomon, Zechariah, was a patron of Mary, the mother of Jesus. According to Islamic tradition, he prayed to God asking for a son, since his sterile wife Elizabeth (al-Yashbi) could not provide one. God granted his wishes, temporarily lifting his wife’s sterility and allowing her to give birth to John the Baptist. His death was considered tragic as several Israelites severed his body in half.
– Like his father Zechariah, John the Baptist, prayed to God to bless him with a son who could continue his legacy of guiding people towards Islam. Throughout his lifetime, John the Baptist captivated audiences with his powerful sermons that preached monotheism.
– One of the highest ranked prophets in Islam, Jesus (`Isa, عيسى) was sent to guide the Children of Isra’el. The Quran makes it very clear that Jesus is not the son of God as Christianity teaches, but rather a prophet, and messenger of God. He was able to perform many miracles but only by the will of God. It also states that he received the Gospel (Injil) that form part of the New Testament, although the version seen today is different from the one revealed at the time. The Islamic view of Jesus’ death is that Jesus was not crucified on the cross but instead is in heaven, waiting to return to defeat the Masih ad-Dajjal (false messiah). Nevertheless, it is to Jesus, alone of all the prophets, that the Quran gives the title Masih – Messiah meaning “annointed one”.
- Muhammad. May the mercy and blessings of God be upon him.
– Is the last prophet and also is considered the Imam of all the prophets. According to Islamic tradition, Muhammad never claimed that Islam was a new religion but in fact preached the unity of the religion since Adam, the first person and prophet of God. The strongest Islamic belief is that Islam is the only religion which all prophets preached. Also, the Quran refers to all prophets as Muslims. He was a lawgiver, trust worthy, humble, and merciful. He continued to lead the Muslims, spreading Islam across the Arabian Peninsula. He performed the first hajj in 629 and established the form of Islam, with its five pillars still practised by Muslims today.
“And We have already sent messengers before you.
Among them are those [whose stories] We have related to you, and among them are those [whose stories] We have not related to you.
And it was not for any messenger to bring a sign [or verse] except by permission of Allah…”
Muslims firmly believe the final prophet was the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, and there will be no prophet or messenger after him.