My prayers to Almighty and my sympathy, from all my heart and soul, are with the victims, their families and everyone who was hurt by violent acts of Muslims and non-Muslims in Nevada, New York, Texas and everywhere on earth.
Since the creation of Adam, the Creator has endowed us with a brain that is different from every other species. Almighty provided Adam and his offspring with the software to correctly run this brain. God did that to enlighten our brains (minds), soften our hearts, strengthen our souls and guide our morality.
The Quran, Muslims’ holy book, states that initially God taught Adam various names for Almighty to distinguish Adam from the angels.
Almighty, then, sent to Adam’s offspring several successive updated versions of human software in the form of scriptures. Religion is the software programs for the complex human brain, body, heart, soul, spirit.
The word “Islam” is an Arabic noun derived from the root word “salam” — in English, “peace.”
The word “Islam” is in English “submission.”
In a religious context it describes everyone who is in submission to the Creator.
The core values in God’s revelations don’t change among various scriptures. Similarly, all known software updates have the same core values of preceding ones, with modifications for the updates.
Islam is the latest update of previous versions of the God’s human software. Thus, the core of Islam is similar to that of earlier revelations.
In the Quran, The Lord has commanded Mohamed, the messenger of Islam: “We (The Almighty) have sent you (Mohamed) as Mercy for Humanity.”
Almighty didn’t tell him this and then left him alone. He provided him and the followers with two software manuals.
The first is The Quran, which is divided into three educational concepts:
1. Directives aimed to guide people with instructions and regulations for countless social, economical and biological aspects of life.
2. Stories of prior prophets and messengers and of successful and unsuccessful former communities. All stories are aimed to teach Mohamed and the readers the practical lessons gained from history.
3. Numerous social, moral, scientific and futuristic challenges. Some of these challenges have been realized and others are yet to be comprehended.
The second software manual is embedded in the well-documented behaviors of the Prophet of Islam.
Almighty has endowed Mohamed with the greatest character and behavior in his community.
Muslims follow Mohamed’s behaviors.
Mohamed is the first one to use the Arabic phrase “Allah Akbar (God is the Greatest)” to call his followers for prayers and recite it several times during prayers.
After more than 1,400 years, Muslims still use it to call for prayers and recite it more than 100 times during their five daily prayers.
Muslims’ prayers are the most sacred ritual and form of submission in their faith. During prayers, Muslims not only are in complete submission to Almighty but also listening to him through reciting Quranic verses and talking to Him via asking for His forgiveness and blessings.
Therefore, in Islam the phrase “Allah Akbar” is meant to glorify Almighty, not to disobey his commands, nor to scare people, as depicted nowadays, by some so-called Muslims.
In Islam “Allah Akbar” is a phrase meant to be the start of submission, not aggression.