"If there is only one God, then why are there so many religions?"
Allah does not force anyone to submit to Him. He has layed out a clear path and then
made it known to them the two ways (Heaven or Hell). The person is always free to make
his or her own choice. There is not complusion in the way of "Islam." Whoever choses to
worship Allah without partners and is devoted to Him and is obeying His commands as
much as possible, has grasped the firm handhold that will never break. Whoever denies
God and choses some other way to worship or not to believe at all, for them there is an
eternal punishment that is most horrible (Hell).
All religions originated with Allah and then people began to add or take away from the
teachings so as to take control over each other. Man made religions are an abomination
before the Lord and will never be accepted. He will only accept true submission,
obedience and in purity and peace to His commandments.
"How do you know that the Quran is really from God?"
Muslims have something that offers the clearest proof of all - The Holy. There is no other
book like it anywhere on earth. It is absolutely perfect in the Arabic language. It has no
mistakes in grammar, meanings or context. The scientific evidences are well known
around the entire world, even amongst non-Muslim scholars. Predictions in the Quran
have come true; and its teachings are clearly for all people, all places and all times. No one
has been able to produce a book like it, nor ten chapters like it, nor even one chapter like
it. It was memorized by thousands of people during the lifetime of Muhammad, peace be
upon him, and then this memorization was passed down from teacher to student for
generation after generation, from mouth to ear and from one nation to another. Today
every single Muslim has memorized some part of the Quran in the original Arabic
language that it was revealed in over 1,400 years ago, even though most of them are not
Arabs. There are over nine million (9,000,000) Muslims living on the earth today who
have totally memorized the entire Quran, word for word, and can recite the entire Quran,
in Arabic just as Muhammad, peace be upon him, did 14 centuries ago.
"Can you prove there is a God?"
Can you prove that you exist? Yes, of course you can. You merely use your senses to determine that you can see,
hear, feel, smell, taste and you have emotions as well. All of this is a part of your existence. But this is not how
we perceive God in Islam. We can look to the things that He has created and the way that He cares for things
and sustains us, to know that there is no doubt of His existence.
Think about this the next time that you are looking up at the moon or the stars on a clear night; could you drop
a drinking glass on the sidewalk and expect that it would hit the ground and on impact it would not shatter, but
it would divide up into little small drinking glasses, with iced tea in them? Of course not.
And then consider if a tornado came through a junkyard and tore through the old cars; would it leave behind a
nice new Mercedes with the engine running and no parts left around? Naturally not.
Can a fast food restaurant operate itself without any people there? That's crazy for anyone to even think about.
After considering all of the above, how could we look to the universe above us through a telescope or observe