Islam is the moderation of life. Islam gives you rights & with that comes responsibilities.
In life we get attached to all sorts of things, people, objects, desires, celebrities… The Dunya (world) has become obsessed with appearance, materials and fame. Do these pleasures really bring true happiness? Is happiness achievable? My view is yes. I have found the key to life is balance and I have found balance in Islam. Let me explain and clear up another misconception…
The Islamic view of Jesus Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam/ May God honor him and grant him peace is one between two extremes. The Jews rejected his prophethood and called him an impostor, while many Christians regard him as the son of God and worship him as such.
Islam considers Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, as one of the great prophets of God, worthy of respect and honor but not worship. He was sent to confirm and renew the basic doctrine of belief in God alone and obedience to Him.
“(Remember) when the Angels said, ‘O Maryam (Mary)! Verily, Allah gives you the glad tidings of a Word [“Be!” – and he was! i.e Isa (Jesus) the son of Maryam (Mary)] from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Isa (Jesus) the son of Mary – held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and will be one of those who are near to Allah.” – Surah 3 Verse 45; Holy Qur’an.
You might be reading this as a Christian and feel surprised that Muslims believe in Jesus Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam, in fact there is a whole Surah (Chapter) in the Qur’an dedicated to Mary, Mother of Jesus and she is the only woman mentioned by name in the Qur’an too.
If you’re reading this and you are a revert/convert, Alhamdulillah (All praise to God) you are Muslim, slowly you can stop calling yourself a revert and acknowledge that you are Muslim. You don’t have to look down on others who are not yet practising as well as you. Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air and thinking you’re better than everyone else. It’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place.
Stay away from extremism. If you must be extreme, be extreme in kindness, love and humility.
Lastly, more than 1 billion Muslims don’t own a Qur’an. 785 million people around the world are illiterate. How can we expect our future to evolve if education is only for the rich? There should be no 1st world or 3rd world, we are ONE WORLD and should take care of each other as one human race.