What is Religion?
Religion is a something laid down by Allah for human beings. It informs humans about the aim of their creation and the reason of existence. It teaches them how to worship their Creator. It encourages them to do good deeds and prevents them from doing bad deeds.
Religion is the only source to give satisfactory answers to the questions “Who am I? Where am I coming from and where am I going?” that man always asks himself.
Humans learned their religion from prophets.
Prophets conveyed people the religious decrees that they received from Allah through revelation in the form that they received them. Therefore, the real owner of the religions is Allah, the Exalted. Prophets are messengers that convey the decrees of the religion to people.