Atheists and Islam

on Saturday, August 17, 2013

Islam is gained from the Arabic root “Salema” which means peace and submission. It’s a monotheistic religion that is revealed through Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and is taught by the Holy Quran, which is the Muslims’ religious book. Its central principle is of utter submission to the One and Only Allah.

Islam teaches that Allah is the Creator of the Universe and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is His Last Messenger. Muslims also believe in Allah, His Prophets, His Angels, His scriptures, the Judgment day and Al-Qadar (destiny). Moreover, Islam encourages Muslims to perform the Five Pillars of Islam which are Shahadah, that is the daily confession of faith, Salat which is prayers, paying Zakat, fasting during Ramadan (Sawm) and doing pilgrimage (Hajj). This religion of peace believes that the ultimate purpose for Muslims is to serve Allah and be on the right Path to be destined with Jannat (Heaven) after death. In addition to that, Islam definitely wants the people to be ‘Practicing Muslims’ who are religiously committed and chasers of moral Islamic principles.

There are believers of Islam as well as of other religions, but there are people out there who do not at all believe in God or reject the existence of deity or of a supreme being. Such people are known as Atheists.

Atheists are like the opponents of any religious person. Atheism is mentioned in Islam as well as in other religions like Christianity or Judaism. Atheists are largely known as Kafir in Islam that carries implications of profanity and detachment from the Islamic community.

The Quran speaks continually of people going back to atheism after believing, and it shows guidance on handling ‘hypocrites”.

The Holy Quran says that atheists’ residence is only Hell and also encourages people to be firm against them. It is written there that atheists swear by God that they said nothing immoral but certainly they uttered blasphemy and they did after accepting Islam; and they considered a scheme which they were incapable to carry out. This payback of theirs was their only return for the reward of which God and His Apostle had enriched them! If they regret, that’s good, but if they linger in the wrong path, God will punish them with heinous penalty in this life and in the Hereafter. In this earth, there will be no one to help or protect them.

There’s only our life of this world, we depart this life, and we live and nothing damages us but Time. The believers have no knowledge about it, but they only assume- This is the common belief of Atheists.

Islam considers Atheism to be a bigger sin than shirk.

Allah states that atheists who decline Allah’s existence, His Messengers and the Judgment Day are in a greater Kufr and his beliefs are more blameworthy than someone who beliefs in Allah but associates something else with Allah.

Atheists will linger to their belief of no God and so will Muslims walk on the path of Islam and Allah.

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