No religion says if you do not follow God you will be punished…
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from other Russian from Kashmir, India.
I am a student of class 12th. Sir, I have a friend who's a non Muslim, and I'm trying to explain to him Islam since the 25th of May 2020. Yesterday, he asked a question, but I could not give him the answer. The question is that, no religion says that if you do not follow God, then you will be punished. But in Islam, Allah says, if you do not obey me, and Allah will give you a strong punishment. Isn't Allah egoistic? Sir, my friend is very close to saying the Shahada. If you reply, then he may accept Islam soon inshallah.
The question posed by others, he's doing out one of his non Muslim friends and very close to accepting Islam. He has a question that why Islam? Allah, so egocentric nose Biller, and he said that if you don't obey me, I will punish you. Whereas in other religions, God does not say that if you don't obey Him, you will be punished. I disagree with a non Muslim friend. In fact, most of the religions say that if you don't obey God, you will go to hell. Hinduism save that Christianity says that and most of the religions, but I do agree with you that Islam is more strong,
Allah Samana than the Quran is very firm. And he says that, if you do not obey the commandments, if you associate partners with anyone else besides him, it is shirk. It is the biggest thing you will go to hellfire. Islam is more firm is more staunch, I adore him.
Let me give you an example and ask a question so that you understand better
if there's a family who stay in a tall building on the 20th floor,
and the family has a son was about five years old, six years old.
He wants to jump from the balcony of the 20th floor very stained. And he tells his father, I want to be Superman, and he wants to jump.
There's one father who says and tries to explain to son logically, you will not be able to fly you're not a Superman, please don't jump.
The second father is same example.
Another father whose son says he wants to jump from the 20th floor. He says don't jump from the 20th floor. Other than punish you I will not allow you to go down to play.
You have a third type of father, same situation. Some more freedom from the 20th floor wants to fly like a Superman. But this father, he is more firm. He says you dare even think of jumping as a slap you.
I will tell you and close you in a room.
If you think of even jumping, and if you try jumping also I will lock you up in a room.
I must mean the question.
A normal child of the age of five and six
who really listened to more the chances of him listening to the first father is more or chancy listening to the second father is more are chances listening to the third fathers. But natural dancer is that listening to the third father, the chances that the son would not jump from the 20th floor is in the case of the third father, because the third father is cruel to be kind. He's very firm. I will tie you up I will slap you I will lock you in the room. The chair will get scared
you cannot say no I'll try to explain to him logically no he may not understand.
The second one this is okay. I will not allow you to go down to play. So what as long as I fly like a superman who wants to play
but I will lock you in a room I will slap you I will tie you up. It will scare the child.
Now the third father loves this child bow. He is willing to go to any extreme to see to it that he doesn't jump and kill himself. Similarly, Allah subhanho wa Taala Almighty God Islam he is very clear cut ensure that if the person does shake, if he associate partners with Almighty God, it is the biggest thing he will go to hellfire.
So he's telling you do not have alcohol, do not have poke, do not gamble. Do not do adultery, all this beneficial. If you do, you will go to hell. So in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala uses three types of strategies in convincing the human beings number one is with reasoning and logic. The fifth read the Quran there are many verses saying that Will you not then understand this book is for people of understanding that we talking to them logically, some people will agree logical
some verses of the Quran Allah says, if you do this, I will reward you, I will give you Jannah in which rivers will flow beneath your feet, in which you will have a lot of foods to eat, you will have the best of life, giving you rewards sometimes. The third strategy Allah uses, if you don't obey me, I put you in hellfire, I will punish you.
So there are three types of strategies used by Allah subhanho wa taala, Almighty God in Quran and in Islam, to convince the followers to follow the straight path. Whether a human being follow the straight path or not. It makes no difference from last one oh Tala. It will not make him good. He's already the greatest but if you follow the commandment, it will benefit the human being. If he doesn't have our call. He'll have good health. If he doesn't gamble. It will save him a lot of trouble. You don't do adultry it will prevent them from several diseases. It let them lead a good happy family life. So all these things what Allah commands in the Quran. And in Islam, what a
beloved Prophet says in the Sharia, it is benefiting the human being, not almighty God. But Almighty God loves this creature. Allah in Islam is the most loving, most kind, most merciful, therefore, he wants
his creation, the human beings to follow Him, that the reason Allah is very firm, also trying to give you a warning that don't do all these wrong things, otherwise it will be lost for you. And He even tells them that you get punishment. So this is for the benefit of the human beings that there is in today in the world. The religion that is followed most is Islam. In number then senses you may have more number of claiming that Christians may be close to 2.7 billion or a little bit more. Muslims are more than 2 billion in the world was a great 6% But the percentage the number of human beings following your religion, number one in Islam, most of the Christian don't follow the
religion, the only namesake Christian. So amongst the human beings, the people that follow maximum the religion or the Muslims, it is Islamic religion. Why? Because the way our last one out Allah uses the strategy of reason and logic. Islam is the most logical religion gives the strategy of giving reward, the reward that is mentioned in the Quran about Jana, the description of Jana is the best as compared to any other scripture. At the same time warning them you will get punishment you get hellfire. The description of hellfire in the Quran is the worst as compared to other scriptures. So the strategy used by Allah subhanaw taala is the most logical, most rewarding, most punishing,
that the reason the people that follow the maximum any religion in Islam, and according to a survey which was done in Germany, just about one year back, the people that are the most satisfied and the most happy are the Muslims because of this strategy. Hope this answer will convince your friend and pay to Allah subhanaw taala that May He give Daya to your friend and may accept Islam