After the departure of Mohammed (last messenger), there is believed to be no direct channel of communication between almighty and human beings.
Hence, it may not be wise to listen to capsules of wisdom prepared by others… instead we have the resposnibility to get it from messages given to various civilisations are around us (Vedas .. Gita .. Torah .. Bible .. Sutras .. Quran .. and other texts not known to us). If we are serious and genuine, our duty is not to find differences, but is to find oneness of the messages…
Most of the messengers tried to discard the dynasty of then powerful priests/establishments and tried to abolish related bogus layers, rituals and formalities. As most of the messages are available in written now, we actually do not need the help of a formal religion or priest to experiment with truth (as Gandhiji did). All such things may prevent us from experiencing our own way…
There is no validity for “rulings of priests/fatwas” and organizations like ISIS, Al-Queda etc. If one is loyal to them, they are not loyal to god and they are just loyal to mere ignorance/lust.
Some of below quotes may make it clear that there is no relationship between their shame acts and message from almighty… and be aware that Quran is not bringing a new religion, it is just endorsing previous messages/commands from same source…
Some verses from Quran (message from almighty revealed to Mohammed via the angel Gabriel/Jibreel)
Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in almighty and the last day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve .
There is no compulsion where the religion is concerned.
.. And whoever earns sin, he earns it only against himself. And Allah is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.
… And whoever earns a fault or a sin and then throws it on to someone innocent, he has indeed burdened himself with falsehood and a manifest sin.
When angels take the souls of those who die in sin against their souls, they say: “In what (plight) Were ye?” They reply: “Weak and oppressed Were we in the earth.” They say: “Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to move yourselves away (From evil)?” Such men will find their abode in Hell,- What an evil refuge! –
… whosoever kills an innocent, it shall be as if he killed the whole mankind; and whosoever saves the life of one, saved the life of all mankind …
… Those to whom We have given the Book (includes all messengers/apostles/avatars before Mohammed as well) , rejoice at what has been revealed unto you (i.e. the Qur’an) , but there are among the Confederates (from the Jews and pagans) those who reject a part thereof. Say (O Muhammad ): “I am commanded only to worship almighty (Alone) and not to join partners with Him. To Him (Alone) I call and to Him is my return.”
… And thus have We sent it (the Qur’an) down to be a judgement of authority in Arabic. Were you (O Muhammad ) to follow their (vain) desires after the knowledge which has come to you, then you will not have any protector or defender against Allah.
… And indeed We sent Messengers before you (O Muhammad ), and made for them wives and offspring. And it was not for a Messenger to bring a sign except by Allah’s Leave. (For) each and every matter there is a Decree (from Allah).
… Allah blots out what He wills and confirms (what He wills). And with Him is the Mother of the Book (i.e., source of all revelations/messages)
For We assuredly sent amongst every People an apostle (with the Command) “Serve almighty and eschew Evil”: of the people were some whom Allah guided and some on whom Error became inevitably (established). So travel through the earth and see what was the end of those who denied (the Truth).
Following the method (of way of worship) formulated/laid out by Mohammed is one of the easiest to be in gods remembrance in all what we do (as it is largely integrated with daily routines than formal rituals).
The following understanding from messages to Indian sub continent also justified this intention.
Increasingly degraded generations, conceived accidentally in lust and growing up wild, swarm all over the world. Political leadership falls into the hands of unprincipled rogues, criminals and terrorists, who use their power to exploit the people. Entire populations are enslaved and put to death. The world teems with fanatics, extremists and spiritual artists, who win huge followings among a people completely dazed by hedonism, as well as by cultural and moral relativism. “Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, physical strength and memory diminish with each passing day.” (Srimad- Bhagavatam 12.2.1)
“In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform chanting to worship almighty in his full abundance, ignoring the complexion of his appearance.”
This sankirtana-yajña is more relevant to Kali Youga than other yajñas prescribed for other yugas — derived from Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.5.32)
Always singing my divine glories, striving with great determination, and humbly bowing down before me, they constantly worship me in loving devotion.
Some reference to wander between various “beliefs”, some may contain prejudice content, the game before us is to tap the good/right form them: