God's greatest gift to humanity is not merely the fact that God showed humanity the pathway to God, but also the fact that God Almighty ensured through Islam the right, the freedom and the liberty, for all human beings, both as individuals and as societies, that human beings require in order to choose God and follow the path shown by him.

Or not to do so, should they so choose, and follow a different path, which may be at variance with God's own chosen path.

I don't know who says what on this subject. But this is what the Qur'an has to say on the subject of choosing, or not choosing, God and his path:

Wa Hadayinaahun Najdayin.

Paraphrase:

"And we blazoned before him two different paths."

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“The usual Liars-Liars-Pants-on-Fires say Islam is all about forcing people to become Muslim. I checked and guess what I found? You will not believe this, but this is what I found: “Absolutely, positively, there is to be no coercion or compulsion in matters of faith or belief!” That is what I found – without ambiguity or prevarication of any kind.

And guess where I found it. In the Qur’an, that is where.

Can you find me 10 comparable so-called “religious” texts, or secular documents, going back 1400 years, that make the same proclamation of individual liberty that the Qur’an does? And that guarantee everyone everywhere the same right to freedom of belief and conscience as does the Qur’an?

I also wonder how many Muslims know this. Or, for that matter, how many non-Muslims do. And just to be curious how many Muslims and non-Muslims told each other this.” (Dr. Pasha)

“Before Islam, there was no such thing as the right to Freedom of Expression in the world. Islam gave people – all people – the right to free speech.

How I wish Muslims had known this fact.

And how I wish the world would know this fact even now.” (Dr. Pasha)

“Prior to the advent of Islam in this world, in the middle of the Seventh Century let us say, often Dissent Meant Death – often a very painful one – whether that dissent was against the King or the Church.

Islam came to give people – all people – the Right to Say “No!” without being punished for saying it. And doing so even to God Almighty himself.” (Dr. Pasha)

“You have the right to say “No!” to anyone and anything including God Almighty. That is a right given to you by God himself. That is what makes you a human being.

And, believe it or not, that is what Islam came into this world to teach – and to ensure that everyone everywhere had that right. Of course, what you do with that right and how you use it is a different matter.” (Dr. Pasha)