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 Your family suggest that you just take the “best bits” out of all the religions.    • We are always very suprised at the suggestion to just take the 'best bits' out of all the religions. To start with who is so arrogant that they believe they are sufficiently qualified to judge all religions and select the 'best bits'. Is the suggestion here that the way God wanted us to live is not contained within one set of teachings? Are we able to get a complete understanding of all the doctrines from Islam to Hinduism to fire worshipping and then rule between them on each individual issue? Who are we to assume that we have the capacity to 'work out' the life God wants us to lead? How indeed would we pick the 'best bits'? Would we select those aspects that we found easy to do, so that our lives became more fun? Surely any decisions we made would be based on our upbringing, culture, environment and knowledge to date. The outcome would be that different individuals would have differing opinions on what the 'best bits' even were. Quran( 47:14) “So is he who is on clear evidence from his Lord like him to whom the evil of his work has been made attractive by their own desires.”  Allah (swt) has already given us a code for life,  how could an individual human being decide his own code for life when only Allah (swt) is All-Knowing?  Mankind is not aware of what the future holds, we cannot even say with certainty what we will be doing in the next 5 minutes. How then can we compile our own set of teachings that we will live by until we die?  Just to note finally that this way of thinking can be dangerous, individuals that pick the 'best bits' from all religions are in effect creating a new set of teachings, a new religion. This religion would of course be a personalised religion and therefore is not from God, and it is serving nothing more than the self. This self and egotism was exactly what destroyed Iblis from a previously worthy position when he was obeying Allah (swt). The people of Thamud are one of the examples in the Quran when a Messenger from Allah (swt) came to them with clear proofs and sound arguments. They rejected the  Messenger preferring their own opinions and desires. Any person to whom Allah (swt) has made obedience obligatory must be followed by the general population as that obedience to that Messenger is in fact obedience to Allah (swt).  In the Holy Quran (54.22-26): "And certainly we made the Quran easy for rememberance, but is there anyone who will mind?  Thamood rejected the warning.  So they said: What! a single mortal from among us! Shall we follow him? Most surely we shall in that case be in sure error and distress:  Has the reminder been made to light upon him from among us? Nay! he is an insolent liar! They will know tomorrow who is the insolent liar." In the Holy Quran (4.80):  “He who obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah (swt); but those who turn away - We have not sent you over them as a guardian.”
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