The religion that I follow is Islam. The basic tenets of Islam include believing in the All Mighty, and following those instructions that were set forth by the beloved Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (S.A.W). At present Islam is amongst the top religion that is being followed and it finds its followers in every part of the world.
Islam originated from the land of Arabia in the 7th century A.D. the prominent places of initiation were Medina and Mecca. It originated in the backdrop of a society that was marred by all kinds of social, moral evils. It came as a defiant force against idolatry.
Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) spread the message far and wide and he organized integrated network of individuals and systems for this purpose. Prophet Muhammad (.S.A.W) known as the relief given and trustworthy in the society and thus formed a welfare state. That welfare state was world’s first ever welfare state. It was Hazrat Mohammad (S.A.W) who gave equal rights to women, who said that there will be no slaves bought on money, all communities were allowed to worship and follow their religion according to their will and belief. No one was forced to change the religion. The beloved prophet was followed by the able Caliphs who further, consolidated upon the preaching of Islam. The Caliphs also followed the footsteps of Hazrat Mohammad (S.A.W) and continued the same welfare stare functioning as was formed by Hazrat Mohammad 9S.A.W). Based on the preaching of Islam, different parts of the world were enrolled into the Islamic political and social system
Islam was spread across the board through the political system, that was accommodative, and through the pillar of preaching which makes up the important part of religion Islam. Different Muslim Empires were established afterwards and the last major Empire that was seen was in a form of the Ottoman Empire that lasted till the days of First World War.
I have been gifted this religion as a hereditary and ancestral religion. My forefathers were the follower of this religion Islam. I belong to a country that is religious in its outlook and the large population of it entails Muslim population. The traces of religion Islam can be traced all the way to the seven previous generations within my family.
What takes religion’s place in your life?
My religion is my way of life. This religion not only a religion, in fact, it is a complete mode of life, presenting solutions to each and every day to day problems. If one is born in a Muslim family it does not mean that they are strictly do whatever advised but Islam teaches us to understand and then act accordingly. In my life,Islam is not meant just for fulfilling the five pillars of Islam, not just paying Salah, zakat, fasting but it is more than that and it is the will. The inner satisfaction I get after obeying and fulfilling these pillars. Islam also tells us how to deal with the people. My religion tells me to treat every single person equal, create harmony. For me, my religion is the essence of my life.
Allah does not need our prayers but yet HE emphasis on us to pray five times, HE does not need our money which we give as a Zakat, but why HE is stressing us to give it. The reason behind these is one and only, Allah wants our betterment and through one individual we can help others. My religion in my life gives me a goal and the reason to live and the reason to survive.
There can be more answers to the question that what provides us meaning in our life. The happiness, the difference between good and bad, these all are the true meaning of any religion.
My religion provides a straight and unconventional meaning to my life. There are many people who ask the same question. My answer to them is my whole life will be meaningless if I strive for only one goal and that goal is just confined to me or my family. On the other hand, my religion gives me the exact meaning of life where only one goal is not set. Let’s clear this point from one small example, usually one set a goal to be rich in their life they struggle hard to be rich, once they get rich, now what another aim is to be perceived in their life? Or if a student set a goal to achieve good marks, after achieving what will be then the next?. But when we say that a religion is the true meaning of my life it covers all these aspects, working hard to get money and fame, working hard to get scores, but along with these efforts we are bound to be humble, to be responsible for the wellbeing of others. We just can’t set our life in such a way that we just focus on our goals do nothing for the betterment of others. It is the religion that makes the goals of my life to be achieved, but not taking these achievements as my utmost right. These achievements are only due to the right path and right values which I follow and then get the result. My religion also makes me think about the society welfare.