What is the message of Islam?
In its simplest form, the message of Islam is to remind people of the approaching Day of Judgment and to inform them about the method of eternal success and salvation on that Day. According to Islam, all those people, who effectively utilize their time during the life of this world trying their utmost in cleansing and purifying themselves from all moral, intellectual and physical ills shall qualify for the life of eternal bliss and salvation. On the other hand, those who remain unmindful of their ultimate return and meeting with the Lord of the universe shall meet eternal doom and punishment.
All of the teachings of Islam are directed towards guiding man – whether at the individual level or at the collective level – towards this path of physical, mental and moral cleansing.
I hope this helps.
September 10, 2002