وَمَنْ يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ الْاِسْلَامِ دِيناً فَلَنْ يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُۚ وَهُوَ فِي الْاٰخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِين


“Whoever seeks a way other than Islam, it will never be accepted from them, and in the Hereafter they will be among the losers.”


(Al-i ‘Imran, 3:85)


From the time of the first human being, Prophet Adam (as), Allah the Almighty (swt) has been sending prophets and books to guide humanity. The foundation of all divine religions is the belief in “tawhid,” which can be described as the exclusive worship of Allah (swt). In this context, Islam represents the overarching divine faith based on tawhid, signifying the act of surrender to Allah. Additionally, Islam is the specific name of the final religion conveyed through the Prophet Muhammad (saw).


The divine truths sent throughout human history have gradually been forgotten or altered as time passed. Yet, Allah the Almighty has consistently reminded us of these forgotten or distorted truths through the prophets and books He has sent. “Islam, which is the last link in the tradition of revelation that began with the Prophet Adam, is the name of the restatement of the divine message that was conveyed by the prophets but was forgotten in time or was subjected to some distortions by human beings, to be permanent until the Day of Judgment.” (Omer Faruk Harman, Encyclopedia of Islam, art. Islam)