Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on the origin of islam. But, after the death of Muhammed, Allah’s peace be upon him, every revelation were inscribed by the believers on barks, stones, and the modern times writing paper in the hope of passing the teachings on to the subsequent generations. In 1935, the first English translation was attempted bringing more people into the faith.
Based on the revelation of Allah, praise and glory is only due to Him, in the Qur’an, Islam as the religion of mankind was first taught by Allah, praise and glory is only due to Him, to Adam and Eve, Allah’s peace upon them, with the following words:
“And if as is sure there comes to you guidance from Me, whosoever follows My guidance, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve” Sii: 38 (Ali, 1935).
“But those who reject Faith and belie Our Signs, they shall be companions of the fire. they shall abide therein” Sii: 39 (Ali, 1935).
This marked the beginning of Islam for mankind when men and women were sent down on the surface of the earth. This was after Adam and Eve fell for disobedience. Along the way, generations after generations, not the whole of mankind remembered to pass on the faith to their progenies.
Then Abraham, Allah’s peace upon him, was born to a family in Ur, Karbala, Iraq. “We gave him Isaac and Jacob: All (three) We guided: and before him, We guided Noah, and among his progeny, David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, and Aaron: Thus do we reward those who do good: And Zachariya and John, and Jesus and Elias: All in the ranks of the righteous: And Ismail and Elisha, and Jonas and Lot. and to all we gave favour above the nations” Sii: 84-86 (Ali, 1935).
At about the age of maturity, after a long search for whom to worship, Abraham, Allah’s peace upon him, received a revelation from Allah, glory to Him: “And who turns away from the religion of Abraham but such as debase their souls with folly Him We chose and rendered pure in this world: and he will be in the hereafter in the ranks of the righteous” Sii: 130 (Ali, 1935).
“Behold! His Lord said to him: ‘Bow (thy will to me):’ He said: I bow (my will) to the Lord and Cherisher of the Universe” Sii: 131(Ali, 1935).
“And this was the legacy that Abraham left to his sons, and so did Jacob. ‘Oh my sons! God hath chosen the faith for you. then die not except in the Faith of Islam” Sii: 132 (Ali, 1935).
The above quotations are the faithful English translation in 1935 of the Arabic Qur’an. The Arabic version was revealed during the time when people were left groping in the dark after about 500 years when Jesus the son of Mary left earth. This exact revelation marked the reappearance of Islam. This was revealed to the prophet Muhammed s.a.w. in 500 A.D.
Subsequently, the following revelations confirmed Abraham’s leadership of Islam as the religion reappeared guided by Allah s.w.a.: “He said: ‘I will make thee an Imam to the nations.’ He pleaded: ‘And also (Imams) from my offspring!’ He answered: ‘but My promise is not within the reach of evil-doers.’ Sii: 124 (Ali, 1935).
Islam as a religion of Muslims dates back to the time of the prophets Adam and Eve, Allah’s peace upon them, which prominently reappeared during Abraham’s civilization unto his progeny.
Ali, Abdullah Yusuf. 1935. Qur’an. Beirut, Lebanon: Dar Al Arabia.