When one talks about religion, one often hears that no one has the right to judge anyone else’s belief or that religion is a person’s private affair, and we cannot say what is right and what is wrong. Throughout history, societies have based their laws and values on „absolute truths“ that they believed to be „correct“ based on an outside text that was considered superior or a trait that was inherent in the innate Nature of man, and who makes certain things good and others bad. To a certain extent, people can distinguish between good and bad. For example, all people consider that are left to their natural disposition, without affecting their minds, feces and urine as dirty. Certain deeds, such as stealing, killing and lying, are generally recognized as bad, while truth, sincerity and honor are considered noble. This is due to a character trait with which all humans were created, but as mentioned above, this sense is only limited.
If someone says that you do not have the right to judge other people’s beliefs or deeds, they are actually contradicting themselves. If you would ask someone from these people whether killing children or suicide is correct and acceptable, then he will of course answer that it is not. But if we look at certain societies and some religions in Central America, child murder was a way for them to approach their gods. And even today, Hindus consider it commendable that a woman kills herself after her husband’s death. So if someone really believes that religion is something that must be left to the individual and that no one has the right to intervene or judge it, it would mean killing babies, those who If we looked at these things at the level of the individual, we would find that each person has their own idea of good and bad, whether that idea is based on religion, laws, culture, or individual views. One may believe that adultery is perfectly acceptable while another thinks it is wrong. One might think that it is allowed to use drugs, since it is his own body, after all, and others consider it a crime. Nobody would be able to say what was right or wrong, and everyone would be left to do what they think was „right“.
If we were to apply this belief in society, we would have a community based on anarchy where no laws are passed or applied because law is based on the principle that certain things are good and others are bad. If one says that there are certain truths in which all people agree and that can be applied as laws, this statement applies only to a certain limit, because as we have found, all people have an innate character trait that they Make a difference between right and wrong. But as we have seen, this trait is changed by external factors such as the environment, psyche or religion, whereby certain actions that are actually generally classified as bad and immoral suddenly appear appropriate and acceptable and some things that do not really harmonize with human nature are seen as the key to salvation. This can be seen in democratic societies whose laws determine the majority. We see that many things that are considered illegal or immoral are now suddenly recognized by society, to the extent that if someone has a different opinion on the subject, they will be considered outsiders.
For this reason, it cannot be left to people to decide what is right and what is wrong. Even in societies with the same religion that have established a separation of religion and state, their views differ somewhat in what is right and what is wrong in their society, even though they agree in the things that their religion prescribes. What is considered a reasonable age for consent to sex in France is classified as a seduction of minors in America. While abortion is legal in one country, it is a crime in another; and if homosexuality is recognized as a valid way of life in one country, it is considered a great sin in another.
So if we now say that the truth is absolute and one, and not relative to every individual and every society, then the next question is: what are the customs by which one recognizes the truth and who is it that determines it? What are the laws that should be applied in society? Should they be decided by legislators and judges who have reached a level of „legal enlightenment“; from politicians who normally make decisions for their own benefit or for the benefit of their own countries, or from philosophers who have come up with the universal truths through their own contemplation? As we have seen before, it is not up to the people to decide these things, otherwise catastrophic results will result, as can be seen in many societies today that are afflicted with numerous diseases. The only one who has the right to choose right and wrong is the one who created us and knows what is best for us, and that is God Almighty. It was God who created the world, and it was God who set the scales of justice. God is the perfect, and God is never wrong in anything.
Most of our discussion was about beliefs related to morals and deeds, but far more important are beliefs related to God; and that’s the subject of the following article.
Those who believe that the truth is relative and believe all beliefs to be correct claim that it is not possible to say that a person’s belief is wrong, because for them religion is a purely individual belief. The falsity of this claim is pretty obvious and we don’t need to go into details here to prove it. If one religion believes that Jesus was a false prophet, another maintains that he is the son of God, and yet another says he was a human being chosen to be a prophet – how can they all to be right? Jesus, God’s peace be upon him, must undoubtedly be one of these three things mentioned above, and all three claims at once cannot be correct. For this reason, because only one of these claims can be correct However, this does not mean that a person does not have the right to believe what he wants, because this is a right that God has granted to all people. But at the same time, it doesn’t mean that you can take the other extreme and say that everyone is right and that you don’t have the right to judge them. But giving a person the right to believe what they want does not mean that they have the right to openly practice or publish that belief; for laws in society each aim at the effects of actions at a larger social level and whether these actions are beneficial or harmful to society as a whole.
From what we have explained, one can clearly conclude that all of the religions found today are either all wrong, or there is one among them that contains the intellectual truth; for although the different religions have similarities, they also have fundamental differences.
If we were to say that no religion in this world is right today, it would lead to the belief that God is unjust, because He would have made us wander around the world in sin and transgression without showing us the right way what we should do; and this is impossible for a just God. Therefore, the only logical conclusion is that there is a true religion that provides guidance for all areas of life, religion, morality, society, and for the individual.
How do we know which of these is a true religion? It is up to each individual to look into this question. Humans were created to serve a great purpose, not just to eat, sleep, and run around so that they could find daily maintenance and meet their needs. In order to accomplish this purpose, one must try to find out what the purpose is, and that can only be done through careful study. If someone believes that there is a God and that God has not left people to go astray, then he must look for the religion and way of life that God has revealed. In addition, this religion will not be hidden or difficult for people to find or understand because it would be against the purpose of guidance. Religion must also contain the same message all the time, because, as we mentioned, everything comes back to one absolute truth. This religion cannot contain wrong things or contradictions, because these would prove the wrongness of the religion as a whole, because we would then doubt the correctness of its texts.
There is no other religion that meets these conditions except the religion of Islam; religion that is in harmony with human nature; the religion that has been preached by all prophets since the dawn of mankind. Other religions found today, such as Christianity and Judaism, are the remains of the religion brought by the prophets of their time, which was also Islam. However, they have changed over time and have been partially lost, and what is left of this religion is a mixture of truth and falsehood. The only religion that has been preserved and still preaches the same message that all prophets have delivered is the religion of Islam; the one, true religion that regulates all areas of human life: religion, politics, Society and individual life; and it is human beings to study this religion in order to assure itself of its truth and to follow it.