"ISLAM?" or "His-Slam?"
Question: “Can I choose what I want from Islam and just ignore what I don’t agree with it, like parts of Quran and hadith of Muhammad?”
Answer from Yusuf Estes: Bismillah, Al Hamdulillah. Thank you for your question. Allahu 'Alim, Allah is the All-Knower.
The Quran is the actual “Speech of Allah”. So, let’s read:
* Chapter 2 Al Baqarah (The Heifer):
"O you who believe! Enter into Islam wholeheartedly, and do not follow the footsteps of Satan; for he is your sworn enemy." [ReciteQuran.com/2:208]
* Chapter 3 Al Imran (Family of Imran):
"The only Deen (way of life in religion) for Allah is the Deen of Islam."[ReciteQuran.com/3:19]
“Whoever wants a religion other than Islam, Allah will never accept it and in the Hereafter, they are among the losers.” [ReciteQuran.com/3:85]
* Chapter 4 An-Nisa’ (The Women):
“But no. By your Lord, they can have no faith, until they make you judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance against your decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction.” [ReciteQuran.com/4:65]
* Chapter 5 Surah Al Ma’idah (The Table Spread):
"Whoever seeks a deen [way of life] other than Islam [submission to Allah in peace], it will never be accepted from them and in the Hereafter, they will be among the losers.”
*And in Chapter 33 Al-Ahzab (The Combined Forces), we find clear proof from Allah to follow Muhammad, peace be upon him:
“It is not fit for a believing man nor a believing woman, when any matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision” [ReciteQuran.com/33:36]