There is no difference for God that you pray or not … or what religion you have… but it has differences for us … and it started from when we had started arguing about our Gods … I said: “I’m more faithful”, and you said: “I am… and we forgot our God is One … And just our way of connection is different, so let’s continue our own way… anyone has the specific way of connecting to God, why all people have to do it in one way? Why in Islam’s way?
Then why God sent many messengers? Anyone could live in jungle and behave anyway he likes … but in the “social life” matter, “Everyone can do whatever s/he wants” doesn’t have any meaning.
It is right that people’s faith doesn’t add anything to God also atheism doesn’t cut anything from God, but that doesn’t mean faith and unfaith is the same for God … God says: “I created anything in order to show who is better and act in a better way and one of the resurrection’s name is “Yamol-Fasl”, that means “the day of separating”, that is based on these things.
God sent messengers and prophets and end them to Muhammad (peace on him) and gave him Quran, in that book he said: “the religion that is accepted is Islam and others are not accepted”, because of it people cannot make a new false religion and attribute it to God …
«إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللّهِ الإِسْلاَمُ / آلعمران، 19»
And also he said:
«وَمَن يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ الإِسْلاَمِ دِينًا فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ» (آلعمران، 85)
It means: “anyone who accepts any religion but not Islam, it is not acceptable and he is one of the losers in the hereafter.”
God made “Namaz” for connection between him and people, and says: “Salat means Namaz” can make this connection.”
That is God who introduce him to his servants and tell them the way of connecting, if it was not so, all polytheist had the claim of connecting him, so he said to his messenger Mosa (pbuh):
«إِنَّنِي أَنَا اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنَا فَاعْبُدْنِي وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ لِذِكْرِي» (طه، 14)
“Certainly, there is no God but me, so worship me and do Salat to remind me.”
You have social life, so all you do and say have a direct impact on each other’s life and destiny in this world and hereafter …, so God wants you to help each other in goodness and do not help anyone in bad works …, so this motto “do not involve in other’s way of connection” is a trick to disconnect people’s connection to God.
«… وَتَعَاوَنُواْ عَلَى الْبرِّ وَالتَّقْوَى وَلاَ تَعَاوَنُواْ عَلَى الإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ إِنَّ اللّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ …» (المائده، 2)
Translation: “help each other in goodness and do not help anyone in badness, fear God, He is severe in punishment.”
«التَّائِبُونَالْعَابِدُونَالْحَامِدُونَالسَّائِحُونَ الرَّاكِعُونَ السَّاجِدونَ الآمِرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَالنَّاهُونَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَالْحَافِظُونَ لِحُدُودِ اللّهِ وَبَشِّرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ» (التوبة، 112)
Translation: “[It is a triumph of] those who turn [unto God] in repentance [whenever they have sinned], and who worship and praise [Him], and go on and on [seeking His goodly acceptance], and bow down [before Him] and prostrate themselves in adoration, and enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong, and keep to the bounds set by God. And give thou [O Prophet] the glad tiding [of God’s promise] to all believers.”
Human has target by his nature–because he has goal, he chooses a way- so in this way he needs teacher, coach and guide, so he needs messenger, revelation and Imam.
Bad people want to find someone who have lost their way and then make them their servant, they want people to lose their true guide and kind teacher, they want people not to know their real teachers in order to follow their own perverted patterns, but God made perfection indexes and best way of connection and introduced the best guide and patterns and said: “Follow their way and anyone who is in their way.”
«لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا» (الأحزاب، 21)
Translation: “VERILY, in the Apostle of God you have a good example for everyone who looks forward [with hope and awe] to God and the Last Day, and remembers God unceasingly.”
God said all the features of good, virtuous and faithful people, also he told us the features of unfaithful, hypocrite, atheist and bad people. And talked about some people who are worse than animals because of their bad features, he made the way clear so that people cannot say: “Do not change our way maybe ours is better than yours.”
«كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ وَلَوْ آمَنَ أَهْلُ الْكِتَابِ لَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَّهُم مِّنْهُمُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَأَكْثَرُهُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ» (آلعمران، 110)
YOU ARE indeed the best community that has ever been brought forth for [the good of] mankind: “you enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong, and you believe in God. Now if the followers of earlier revelation had attained to [this kind of] faith, it would have been for their own good; [but only few] among them are believers, while most of them are iniquitous.