All is religion

Religion sayings


A religion without the element of mystery would not be a religion at all.

If God doesn’t like the way I live, let him tell me, not you.

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.

Islamic views on Abraham

Abraham (Arabic: ---- ?Ibrahim, pronounced [?ibra??hi?m]) is recognized in Islam as a prophet and apostle[1] of God and patriarch of many peoples.[2] In Muslim belief, Abraham fulfilled all the commandments and trials which God tried him with over his lifetime. As a result of his unwavering faith in God, Abraham was promised by God to be a leader to all the nations of the world.[3] Abraham embodies the type of the perfect Muslim and the Quran mentions Abraham as a model for mankind.[4] In this sense, Abraham has been described as representing "primordial man in universal surrender to the Divine Reality before its fragmentation into religions separated from each other by differences in form".[5] The Islamic holy day Eid al-Adha is celebrated in memory of the bravery of Abraham, and Muslims perform the pilgrimage to pay homage at the Kaaba which Abraham had set up and reformed.[6] Muslims believe that the prophet Abraham became the leader of the righteous in his time and it was through him that the people of both Arabia and Israel came. Abraham, in the belief of Islam, was instrumental in cleansing the world of idolatry at the time. Paganism was cleared out by Abraham in both Arabia and Canaan. He spiritually purifi d both places as well as physically sanctifying the houses of worship. Abraham and Ishmael (Isma'il) further established the rites of pilgrimage,[7] or Hajj, which are still followed by Muslims today. Muslims maintain that Abraham further asked God to bless both the lines of his progeny, of Ishmael and Isaac, and to keep all of his descendants in the protection of God. Family Muslims maintain that Abraham's father was Azar, who is known in the Hebrew Bible as Terah. Commentators and scholars believed that Abraham himself had many children, but Ishmael and Isaac were the only two who became prophets. Abraham's two wives are believed to have been Sarah and Hagar (Hajar), the latter of whom was originally Sarah's handmaiden.[8] Abraham's nephew is said to have been the prophet Lot (Lut), who was one of the other people who migrated with Abraham out of their community. Abraham himself is said to have been of semitic lineage, being a descendant of Noah (Nuh) through his son Shem. Abraham was appointed by God to eliminate all idolatry at the time, and to convey the pure message of Islam to the people. God granted Abraham wisdom in his childhood and Abraham remained in a high spiritual position till the day of his death.