﴾مَنْ أَسْلَمَ وَجْهَهُ﴿ “whoever submits his face”
– The face is mentioned because it is the most noble part of the human being. This is how the Holy Qur’an responds to their claims; whosoever submits his face to Allah U and he is accepted by Allah by the condition of excellence in worship and behaviour, as worship is not accepted without excellence (ihsan). In fact, it is compulsory to be one of excellent behaviour and not harmful behaviour. Hence it is not enough to have prayer and fasting while being disobedient to one’s parents, spreading corruption, lying, stealing, or killing those who differ in opinion with us. Hence it is not permissible to cause harm to anyone ever, regardless of whether or not they are Muslims or not. Hence whosoever establishes excellence in accordance to its conditions, he will get his reward with His Lord. Allah U will distinguish between people on the day of judgement, as He says:
﴿إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَالَّذِينَ هَادُوا وَالصَّابِئِينَ وَالنَّصَارَى وَالْمَجُوسَ وَالَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَفْصِلُ بَيْنَهُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ﴾
“Indeed, those who have believed and those who were Jews and the Sabeans and the Christians and the Magians and those who associated with Allah – Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed Allah is Witness , over all things.” [Surah Al-Hajj: 17].