99 reasons why I really LOVE Islam (with sources)

1 Islam is our direct connection to the Creator of the universe (1:1)

2 Islam is the religion of all the prophets (peace be upon them) (2:136)

3 Islam is the religion of human nature (30:30)

4 Islam conforms to sound reason and rationality (2:164)

5 Islam guides us to “ways of peace” (5:16)

6 Allah is “the Most Merciful of the merciful” (12:64)

7 Allah is “the Forgiving, the Loving” (85:14)

8 Allah is “most kind to His servants” (2:206)

9 Allah “pardons much sin” (42:34)

10 Allah will give believers a “good life” in the world (16:97)

11 Allah orders “justice and good conduct” (16:90)

12 Allah orders “good treatment” to all members of society, especially parents (4:36)

13 Allah promises believers will go to Paradise “forever” (2:25)

14 Allah gives believers “a light by which to walk” (57:28)

15 Allah is the “source of peace” (59:23)

16 Hearts are at peace by remembering Allah (13:28)

17 The Quran is “full of wisdom” (36:2)

18 The Quran is “guidance, mercy, and glad tidings” (16:89)

19 The Quran is “healing” for believers (17:82)

20 The Quran is a complete explanation of Reality (12:111)

21 The Quran makes clear the “signs” of Allah (57:17)

22 The Quran is “clear insight for people” (45:20)

‎23 The Quran contains “lessons for those in awe of Allah” (79:26)

‎24 The Quran is a miracle that cannot be recreated (2:23)

‎24 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ has “great moral character” (68:4)

‎25 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is an “excellent example” (33:21)

‎26 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is the worthy successor of Abraham (3:68)

‎27 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is closest to Jesus (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3258)

‎28 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ did not sell his religion (23:72)

‎29 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ renewed the religion of all previous prophets (46:9)

‎30 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was never obscene or used profanity (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3366)

‎31 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was sent as “mercy to the worlds” (21:107)

‎32 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ never took revenge for himself (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3367)

‎33 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ never hit a woman, servant, or animal (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2328)

‎34 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ would not repay evil with evil (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2016)

‎35 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ lived humbly and simply (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1479)

‎36 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ would not publicly shame people (Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4788)

‎37 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was a “gentle teacher” (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1478)

‎38 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ refused to curse his enemies (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2599)

‎39 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ prayed for his enemies to be forgiven after they slashed his face (Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 985)

‎40 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ forgave his enemies after Mecca was liberated (al-Sunan al-Kubrá 17714)

‎41 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ supported universal justice for non-Muslims (al-Sunan al-Kubrá 12114)

‎42 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ obligated seeking knowledge (Sunan Ibn Mājah 224)

‎43 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ forbade cruelty to animals (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1480)

‎44 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ forbade killing civilians and non-combatants (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2851)

‎45 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ forbade oppressing non-Muslims (Sunan Abī Dāwūd 3052)

‎46 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ ordered good treatment of prisoners (al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 18444)

‎47 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ invoked peace in his prayers (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 592)

‎48 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ encouraged ease in religion and moderation (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 39)

‎49 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “The religion is good will” (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 55)

‎50 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ taught us to love good for others as ourselves (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 13)

‎51 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “Speak good words or be silent” (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5672)

‎52 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “Do not cause harm or return harm” (Sunan Ibn Mājah 2340)

‎53 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “Do not be angry” (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5765)

‎54 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “Show mercy to those on earth” (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1924)

‎55 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “Every good deed is charity” (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1005)

‎56 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said smiling is charity (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1970)

‎57 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ ensured education for women (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6880)

‎58 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ encouraged freeing slaves and marrying them (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3262)

‎59 The first thing Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said in Medina was “spread peace” (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2485)

‎60 The best Muslim men are best to women (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1162)

‎61 The best Muslims are best to their families (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3895)

‎62 Believers suppress their rage and pardon people (3:134)

‎63 Believers are humble and wish peace for the ignorant (25:63)

‎64 Believers incline to peace and reconciliation (8:61)

‎65 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said “Hatred is a razor” (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2510)

‎66 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ condemned racism (Shu’ab al-Imān 4760)

‎67 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ condemned tribalism and blind following (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1850)

‎68 Believers support justice even against themselves (4:135)

‎69 Believers repel evil with good and win the hearts of enemies (41:34)

‎70 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ emptied his heart of rancor every morning and evening (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2678)

‎71 True jihad is jihad against the ego (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1621)

72 Believers do not look down on others or boast (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2865)

73 Allah is gentle and loves gentleness (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2593)

74 Seven types of martyrdom without fighting (Sunan Abī Dāwūd 3111)

75 Believers do not seek out each other’s faults (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2590)

76 Allah helps a Muslim as long as he helps his brothers and sisters (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2699)

77 Most beloved believers to Allah are most beneficial to people (al-Muʻjam al-Awsaṭ 6192)

78 Most beloved of hearts to Allah are the softest (Musnad al-Shāmiyyīn 840)

‎79 True righteousness is in the heart (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2564a)

‎80 Allah only looks at your heart and deeds, not appearance or status (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2564c)

‎81 Prophet Muhammad ﷺ encouraged hard work and personal responsibility (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1401)

82 “One has not thanked Allah who has not thanked people” (Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4811)

83 Repentance is accepted until the end of the world or death (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2703)

84 Believers mind their own business (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2318)

85 Best neighbor of Allah is best to his neighbors (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1944)

86 “Modesty is part of faith and faith is in Paradise” (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2009)

87 Greeting of Islam is “peace be upon you” (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5873)

88 Every recited letter of the Quran is rewarded as ten good deeds (Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2910)

89 Good deeds are multiplied, sins are not (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6126)

90 Allah has prescribed excellence in all things (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1955)

91 Believers do not blame other people for their problems (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2577)

92 Believers do not backbite or slander people (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2589)

93 Mothers honored three times more than fathers (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5626)

94 Paradise is under the feet of our mothers (Sunan al-Nasā’ī 3104)

95 Islamic marriage is based on “love and mercy” (30:21)

96 Most noble in the sight of Allah is the most righteous (49:13)

97 No superiority of Arabs over non-Arabs, or white over black (Musnad Aḥmad 22978)

98 Five pillars of Islam (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 8)

99 Six articles of Faith (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 8)

BONUS 100: Objectives of Islamic law are “justice, mercy, benefit, and wisdom” (I’lām al-Muwaqqi’īn 3/11)

This is what I love about Islam. What do you love about it?

Abu Amina Elias @AbuAminaElias

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2 replies

  1. Beautiful.

  2. Reblogged this on The Quran and Bible Blog and commented:

    Thank God for Islam!

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