The Same Religion

Khalil-ChampsiThe writer, Al-Hajj Khalil Champsi (Toronto, Canada) is a professional engineer, PMP certified, and a community volunteer.


Islam, as taught by our Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw), is the same as Nabih Ibrahim ( a) Surah ‘Ali-Imran, Verse 95:95.

“Say: Allah has spoken the Truth, therefore follow the creed of Abraham, the upright (in faith) and he was not (one) of the polytheists.”

The address, in this verse, is to the Prophet (S), denoting that, Allah (SWT) is true and those false things had never been in the pure religion of Abraham (as). Therefore, follow the religion of Abraham (as) who was upright in faith and was not one of those who associated partners to Allah. It says:

“Say: Allah has spoken the Truth, therefore follow the creed of Abraham, the upright (in faith) and he was not (one) of the polytheists.” That is, now that you see I am truthful in my invitation, and then follow my religion which is the same as the pure religion of Abraham, the upright.

And Those who believe in Allah and His Messengers, they are the sincere believers and the witnesses with their Lord; they shall have their reward and their light. But those who disbelieve and deny Our Signs, they shall be the dwellers of the Fire.

Surah al-Hadid – Verse 19

The blessed Verse makes mention of sincere believers as those who believe in God Almighty and Prophetic calls.

The Arabic intensified form Siddiq (“sincere”) denotes one acting upon sincerity and truth in all his deeds, words, and beliefs and his outward reflects his inward and his inward is absorbed in the sea of spiritual and intuitive knowledge and sincerity.

Such people live according to truth and they will be rewarded for their righteous deeds and their light is the reward of their sincere belief. Au contraire, those who denied Divine Signs and Verses and belied the Prophets shall be friends of the people of Hell.

According to Tabarsi, the eminent Shi‘i scholar, Harith ibn Mughayra narrates from Imam Baqir (as) who in turn narrated traditions from the Noble Prophet (S), saying:

“Whoever of you knows the Imam of his time and awaits his authority resembles one who awaiting the rise of the riser (may Allah hastens his arrival) from the Noble Prophet’s (S) descendants wages war in Allah’s cause or he is likened to one martyred in the Noble Prophet’s pavilion.”

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