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.
"And we blazoned before him two different paths."
Before Islam, 1400 years ago, the world was in bondage.
The people of the world were owned, controlled and dominated by kings, landlords, priests and all kinds of people of power and privilege.
Islam came, 1400 years ago, and liberated them.
Islam, 1400 years ago, broke the chains that bound humanity and set humanity free.
Can we all -- can the world today -- say a collective "Thank You, Islam!" to Islam?
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Islam is a movement because it begins with one person – an individual – and seeks out the many: all of humanity.
And it does not rest or take a break till its message of love, peace, joy, mercy, happiness, success and goodness, and universal service to all of God’s creation, has reached everyone everywhere, in every part of the world.
Islam is a movement because it is dynamic and revolutionary. And the revolution that Islam as a movement unleashes on the world is as total and sweeping as it is the very soul and spirit of tranquility and security and beauty and decency for all.
Slaves submissively take whatever is given to them by their masters -- and stay quiet.
Slaves have no rights.
Free people, on the other hand, stand up for their rights; demand their rights; and fight for their rights.
Free people have rights.
Islam came into this world to give people -- all people -- rights and set them free!
“Islamist” is just another racial, ideological and political slur that the enemies of God use to insult Islam and Muslims.
They must make sure their official websites respect the integrity of the term “Muslim” and abstain from referring to themselves and other Islam-loving Muslims as “Islamists.” [...]
This A’ashura 2011, this month of Muharram 1433, this time thinking of the land of Karbala, I have a question.
What did American Revolutionary Patrick Henry and Islamic Revolutionary Husain have in common?
Love of Liberty! That is what!
And then I have another question.
What did America of the 18th Century and Karbala-Iraq of 7th Century have in common?
A shared struggle for Liberty and a determined revolt against Tyranny.
Henry cried: “Give me liberty or give me death!”
Husain embodied that message and paid the ultimate price for it – his life.
Henry said: “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!”
I just cannot shake off those words: “Forbid it, Almighty God!”
They haunt me wherever I go.
Henry went on: “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
Husain chose death over slavery and bondage.
“Live free or die!” is the official motto of the American state of New Hampshire.
Husain decided to die free. [...]