Islam: The Religion of Mercy

People and jinn have been commanded to worship Allah alone.

This Article is about Islam as a religion of mercy.

  • Allah ﷻ created people and jinn and commanded them to worship Him alone. However, Allah ﷻ did not leave the people to discover Tawheed by themselves. Therefore, as a mercy to them of Allah ﷻ sent people to remind everyone about Tawheed. These people were His Messengers and Prophets. They invited people to Islam and showed them the correct way to worship Allah ﷻ . Allah ﷻ sent either a Messenger or Prophet to every nation. However, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was sent to teach everyone about Islam. Regarding this,
    Allah ﷻ says in the Qur’aan:
  • The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was sent to everyone. There is no difference made between people of different colors, backgrounds, or countries. Allah  sent him to guide the people and teach them how to worship Allah  alone in the correct way. All this is of the Mercy of Allah  and it is mentioned in the Qur’aan:
  • Islam is so merciful that the Prophet ﷺ even taught the people to show kindness to animals. The following hadeeth is reported by ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said, “A woman was tortured and was put in Hell because of a cat which she had kept locked till it died of hunger. (Reported by Al-Bukhaari) The moral of this hadeeth is the consequence of harming animals. If this is the result of hurting an animal, then the outcome of harming a human being is much worse.Islam is so merciful that it encourages moderation in everything. Islam is against going to extremes and instead insists on following the middle course in worship and every other matter. Muslims should not overburden themselves with anything that they do.
  • Allah also mentioned in the Qur’aan:
  • These are a few examples from the Qur’aan and the Sunnah about the mercy of Islam.
  1. People and jinn have been commanded to worship Allah alone.
  2. Islam is a religion of mercy.
  3. Islam is not oppressive in any way.

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