Upon reading some news articles, I found that many people think of Islam as a cult! Some even commented that Muslims worship the devil because we do not worship Jesus. May God forgive these misconceptions and help us to understand each other.
Islam is one of the three monotheistic religions, which means that its principle belief is in the ONE true God, who sent prophets such as Noah, Moses, Abraham, Jesus, who IS the Messiah, and finally Mohammed who was the last of the Prophets. Muslims know that the Torah and Gospels were sent before but due to the mishandling and changing of the scripts by humans, a third scripture, the Quran was sent down to redirect the believers back to the pure monotheistic belief that God (or Allah in the Arabic language) was not created, NOR did He beget children including a son, but that He is the Almighty, far above that which we humans attribute to Him.
As previous posts have stated, the Quran is protected not only because Allah Himself promised to preserve it,
“Nay this is a glorious Quran, (inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved.” 85: 21-22
but also so many men and women memorize the Quran by heart in its entirety, and others by sections. Each printing of the Quran is checked precisely before going to print for any mistakes and signed and stamped by scholars. Additionally and very importantly. all translations are not considered as “the Quran” because as soon as translation occurs the true meaning is changed, no matter how good the translation can be. It cannot be considered pure text. In this way the integrity and purity of the Quran is kept so that no changes by human kind are made. This is unique to the Quran as a scripture.
Therefore, those who don’t know about Islam at all and think of it as a cult, must then think of Christianity and Judaism as cults as well… and I doubt that the majority of them would accept that, just as Muslims do not accept it.