The following items are some of the
benefits to be earned and enjoyed by those who wish to become Muslim:
1. As far as the Creator (whose proper name is Allah) is concerned, you will be
able to identify Him and get to know Him, His role and your relationship to His
names, you will be able to communicate with Him any time, 24 hours a day,
throughout the whole year. As a result of this category, you will be able to
know your origin, your roots and the wisdom as to why you are on this planet.
You will be able to have good answers to the questions why, how, when, where,
what and other philisophical questions.
2. As a result of the first benefit, your loyalty, allegiance, and obedience
will be to the Creator himself. You will transcend yourself from all types of
allegiance for this world. This means that if there is a conflict of interest
between your boss, your job, your government, your system or any worldly
relationship with the Creator, you will undoubtedly put your trust in Allah, the
Creator of the universe. You will follow Him before you follow anyone else.
3. As a result of the second benefit, you will be able to acquire peace,
harmony, tranquillity and happiness within yourself, with your family, with
people of the world, with the environment and with the universe. One has to
remember that the source of peace is Allah, and one of his beautiful names is
that He is The Peace.
4. As an endorsement to the third benefit, you will get rid of the extra
electrostatic charges from your brain and the central nervous system by
performing the daily Salah. Through Salah, you are to prostrate by putting your
forehead to the floor; and as such are grounding yourself, and you are
discharging these extra charges into the ground. As a result of this act, you
will get rid of many of the neurological diseases from your body.
5. As a result of the fourth benefit, you will acquire a pleasant personality.
You will be friendly and amicable. You would not need to drink alcohol, to use
drugs or to get involved in vulgarity or immorality.
6. Through the experience of fasting in Islam, you will be able to have
self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline, self-education, self-evaluation,
and self-obedience to Allah the Creator. You undoubtedly will be able to improve
health, personality, character, and behavior.
7. As a result of the sixth benefit, you will be able to control your lusts,
selfishness, desires, greed, ego, and conceitedness.
8. Another side reaction of the sixth and seventh benefits is that you will be
generous and hospitable; you will try to purify yourself and your mistakes by
sharing your happiness and your wealth with those who are less fortunate than
you. Your rewards will manifold, compounded daily until the Day of Judgement.
9. By performing pilgrimage to Makkah, you will transcend yourself from being
nationalistic, sectarian, or denominational into being universal. You will be
part and an essential constituent of the rainbow of Islam. You will be also part
of the brotherhood of Islam with those who already submitted themselves to the
Creator. At the same time, you will get rid of any inferiority or superiority
complexes. You will also find yourself in synchrony and harmony with all the
prophets and messengers of Allah since the creation of Adam and Eve until the
last final messenger to mankind, prophet Muhammad (pbuh). While in makkah, you
will be able to visit the places of revelation of the Qu`ran as well as the
places visited by prophet Abraham and members of his family such as Hagar and
Ishmael. You will visit the place where the first astronauts, Adam and Eve
landed on earth.
10. In becoming a Muslim, you will do your best to stop all types of
exploitations in all their forms: economic, biological, mental, spiritual,
psychological, political, etc.. You will also work to liberate people and give
them freedom of worship, freedom of speech, and freedom of expresssion. You will
be a leader and help lead people to peace, tranquillity and happiness.
11. In accepting Islam, you will help to reduce all types of social ills in the
society: juvenile delinquency, child abuse, domestic abuse, incest,
homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, premarital relationships, extramarital
relationships, and other vices.
12. As a result of the eleventh benefit, you will reduce and eliminate venereal
diseases, AIDS, and other diseases of similar nature in the society.
13. Finally, when you die, you will die at peace. You will have a happy life in
the grave and later, eternal happiness. Angels at the time of death will comfort
you. They will also show you your place in paradise. On the Day of Judgment, you
will be able to see and meet all the prophets and messengers of God to mankind
including Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad. You will be able to see and
meet any and all of your friends and relatives. You will live an eternal life of
bliss in paradise.
The benefits mentioned above and many more cannot be purchased with money
anywhere in the world. No one is to sell them to you or to advertise them on TV.
You have to take the initiative yourself and try to acquire them by accepting
Islam first and then by practicing its teachings. You should be honest with
yourself, sincere, and truthful to the Creator. You should try wholeheartedly to
practice what you believe, regardless of whether someone else is good or not
While seeking happiness is a must, it should not be measured with other people's
standards or with material gains. Happiness is from its potential to its kinetic
forms. People around you should feel your happiness as well as benefit from you.
Are you ready to accept this challenge today? Remember, tomorrow may not come,
and it will be too late.