In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
THE STRANGE TRUTH
Bringing the message of Islam to Austin
Islam began as something strange, and it will return as something strange, so give glad tidings to the strangers.
— The Prophet Muhammad (SAWS)
Welcome to The Strange Truth!
Our goal is to educate and inform the people about the message of Islam, the true religion of God. While we are based in Austin Texas, the message of Islam is for the whole of mankind, worldwide. We hope that you will seek the truth with an open heart and an open mind.
As Muslims, we believe that all beliefs, opinions, and statements should be backed up with proof and evidence, using logical, rational thinking. As such, we testify with certainty that there is none worthy of worship except God alone (“Allah” in Arabic), the Mighty and Exalted, and that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.
You may be unsure if God exists. You may already claim to believe in God and perhaps even follow a religion. You may even deny the existence of God and deny all religions. But do you know, with certainty, that you are upon the truth? Can you provide proof for your beliefs, or lack thereof? Can you provide solid, concrete evidence to support your claims?
We Muslims can.
Don’t believe us? Or perhaps you’re intrigued and want to know more? Keep reading, and may Allah open your heart and guide you to the truth.
“Or were they created by nothing, or were they the creators [of themselves]? Or did they create the heavens and earth? Rather, they are not certain. Or have they the depositories [containing the provision] of your Lord? Or are they the controllers [of them]? Or have they a stairway [into the heaven] upon which they listed? Then let their listener produce a clear authority.”
WHAT IS ISLAM?
Islam is the worship of and submission to the Creator of the Universe and everything that exists, without partners or intermediaries. In English, we call Him God. In Arabic, the language of the Qur’an, He is called Allah.
WHAT IS THE QUR’AN?
The Qur’an is the Word of God, revealed to the Prophet Muhammad via the angel Gabriel (may God’s peace and blessings be upon them both) in the Arabic language. The Qur’an is memorized and recited by Muslims on a daily basis.