Why Should You Be a Muslim?

One of several reasons why you should be a Muslim is simply because the Creator commanded you and us to do so, as is revealed in the Quraan “Truly! Allaah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him (Alone). This is the Straight Path”(3:51).

Allaah has commanded us all to be Muslims, then why are there still many who deny this Truth? Allaah answers in the Quraan “They have hearts wherewith they understand not, they have eyes wherewith they see not, and they have ears wherewith they hear not (the truth). They are like cattle, nay even more astray; those! They are the heedless o­nes”(7:179).

Being a Muslim means you submit yourself fully to the Creator and accept the fact that you were o­nly created to worship Allaah Alone. You free yourself from the worst conceivable sin which is associating a partner with your Creator, Allaah. You therefore acknowledge that you are a slave of the Creator and to Him is your return when you die, as is revealed in the Quraan “And that to your Lord (Allaah) is the End (Return of everything)”(53:42).

O reader, think seriously, why do you worship the creations of Allaah when it is clear that the o­nly o­ne worthy of worship is Allaah? As He (Allaah) revealed in the Quraan “Say (to the disbelievers): “Tell me, if Allaah took away your hearing and your sight, and sealed up your hearts, who is there – an ilah (a god) other than Allaah who could restore them to you?” See how variously We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), yet they turn aside”(6:46). Lastly, but not finally, being a Muslim also guarantees you salvation and deliverance by making a barrier between yourself and the eternal Hellfire. As Allaah revealed in the Quraan “The sovereignty o­n that Day will be that of Allaah (the o­ne Who has no partners). He will judge between them. So those who believed (in the o­neness of Allaah – Islaamic Monotheism) and did righteous good deeds will be in Gardens of delight (Paradise)”(22:56) and in chapter 2, verse 39 of the Quraan, Allaah revealed, pertaining to those who disbelieve, “But those who disbelieve and belie Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) such are the dwellers of the Fire, they shall abide therein forever”(2:39). Now, after knowing that you are commanded by your Creator to be a Muslim, what prevents you from being o­ne?