What does Allah say about Islam being the only religion?
Below are related verses from Qur’an:
“Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam. The People of Book drew apart since they committed excesses against one another after this knowledge had come to them. And whoever ignores the signs of Allah and becomes a concealer, Allah is swift in reckoning him.
So if they argue with you, say, “I have submitted myself to Allah, and [so have] those who follow me.” And ask the People of the Book as well as those who follow no heavenly Scripture: “Have you also submitted yourselves?” And if they submit, they are rightly guided; but if they turn away – then your duty is merely to deliver the message. Allah is The All Seeing of his servants.
Give those concealers who ignore the signs of Allah, who kill the prophets without right and kill those who enjoin justice from among the people, give them tidings of a grievous chastisement.
They are those whose deeds will go to waste in this world and in the Hereafter, and for them there will be no helpers.“ (Al-e-Imran/ Family of Imran 3:19-22)
“O People of the Book! Why do you argue about Abraham while the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed until after him? Do you not understand?
Here you are – say, you have argued about that of which you have knowledge, but why do you argue about that of which you have no knowledge? And Allah knows, while you know not.
Ibrahim was not a Jew nor a Christian but he was (an) upright (man), without , and he was not one of the polytheists.
Indeed; among mankind who have the best claim to Ibrahim (Abraham) are those who followed him. This Prophet and the ones who follow him are among them. Allah is the wali (Protector and Friend) of the believers.“ (Al-e-Imran/ Family of Imran 3:65-68)
“Do they seek other than the religion of Allah even though to Him submitted all creatures in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly? And to Him shall they all be returned.
Say, “We have believed in Allah and in what was revealed to us. we have believed in what was revealed to Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya’qub (Jacob) and the Descendants, and in what was given to Moses and Jesus and in what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them. We have submitted to Allah.” “
And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him. In the Hereafter he will be among the losers. “ (Al-e-Imran/ Family of Imran 3:83-85)
“And strive in Allah’s Cause as you ought to strive. He has chosen you, and He has not laid upon you any difficulty in religion. Keep the way of your father Ibrahim (Abraham). It is He (Allah) Who has named you Muslims both before and in this (the Quran), that the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) may be a model to you and you be models to others! So perform the prayer (salat), give zakah and hold fast to Allah. He is your protector. What an excellent protector, and excellent helper He is.” (Al-Hajj/ The Pilgrimage 22:78)
“They say, ʺBe Jews or Christians so you will be rightly guided.ʺ Say: ʺNay, we should follow only the right way of Ibrahim (Abraham). He was not of the polytheists (mushrikun) “.
Say, “We have believed in Allah and in what was revealed to us. We have believed in what was revealed to Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya’qub (Jacob) and the Descendants, and in what was given to Moses and Jesus and in what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them. We have submitted to Allah.”
Then if they believe the way you have believed, they have the right guidance. If they turn away from this, they will only be in dissension. So Allah will suffice you against them. And He is The All Hearing, The All Knowing.” (Al-Baqarah/ The Cow 2:135-137)