worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous." (Al Qur'an, 02: 21)
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What is Islam?

Islam is to believe in and to worship The One True God (“Allah” in Arabic) alone, and to accept Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as His final Messenger.

  1. Approximately 1 in 4 people (23%) are Muslim – over 1.5 billion Muslims.

  2. Followers of Islam are known as Muslims who can be from any racial or ethnic background.

Faith & Attitude

God calls on us to acknowledge Him through His signs. God has made it our responsibility to recognize Him. This is part of the test of this life. Without the right attitude, no amount of information can make someone believe.

✔ Objectivity & an open mind

✖ Preconceived barriers/misconceptions to not believing

✔Humbleness & sincerity

✖ Pride & arrogance

✔ Contemplation about our purpose

✖ Focus only on the material world

✔ Receptive to God’s signs

✖ Dismiss everything as meaningless

Reason 1: Beginning of the Universe

The first reason for believing in God relates to reflecting on the origin of the universe.

How did the universe come to exist?

✖ Did it come from nothing? From nothing, comes nothing. So, obviously not.
✖ Did it create itself? No, this is irrational. It is like saying a mother gave birth to herself.
✖ Has it always existed? No, modern science concludes that the universe is not eternal and had a beginning.
✔ Was it created? Yes. Muslims believe something beyond the universe created it – The Creator.

But who created God?

God was not created. Unlike the universe and the rest of creation, God is eternal, has always existed, and has no beginning.

Reason 2: Order of the Universe

Another simple reason for believing in God is by pondering over the order of the universe using the following logic:

  1. Anything that is ordered indicates intelligence

  2. Our solar system is highly ordered with intricate systems, laws & patterns

  3. The order in our universe indicates the intelligence of the Creator!

Many features in the universe clearly indicate it to be specially designed to support life. If these measurements were slightly different to what they currently are, life could not exist. Examples below.

  • Ozone Layer

  • Thickness of earth’s crust

  • Oxygen % in the air

  • Distance from sun

  • The relative size of the sun, earth & moon

Could a large complex universe form by coincidence, without supervision? It should be noted that Islam encourages scientific research and reflection. The role of science helps us describe the many observed patterns that God places in His creation and appreciate the extent of His power and wisdom.

Reason 3: Revelation – Quran

The Quran provides a strong argument for the existence of God and it is unmatched in its style, wisdom, guidance, eloquence as well as its uniqueness in how it addresses the reader.

  • No errors or contradictions

  • Pure & clear descriptions of God

  • Pinnacle of arabic linguistic beauty

  • Revealed via Prophet Muhammad who was illiterate

  • Preserved – no alterations in 1400 years

  • Deep insights into human behavior

  • Memorized by millions of people

  • Contains scientific facts not known at that time

“On earth, there are signs for those with sure faith; and in yourselves too, do you not see?”Quran 51:20-21

A Muslim’s Outlook on Life:

  • Balance of hope in God’s Mercy and fear of His punishment

  • I have a noble purpose

  • If good happens, be grateful. If bad happens, have patience

  • This life is a test and God sees everything I do

  • Put my trust in God – nothing happens except by His permission

  • Everything I have is from God

  • Genuine hope & concern for non-Muslims to be guided

  • Focus on what is in my control & try my best

  • I will return to God and be accountable


In Halifax, especially and Bedford and Clayton Park are, the Muslim population has grown rapidly during the last decade and is expected to grow even faster in the coming years. The Muslim community in these areas were always concerned about performing their religious duties.




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