Many have erred with regards to this question giving in-comprehensive or inaccurate answers. The Qur’an in less than a Verse eloquently and comprehensively answers such that it can also be verified from the Bible.[See full post]
This book is the work of a revert Muslim, searching for the inner truth within his then new faith of Islam.
The author says in the introduction, “The book does not look at individual sects but rathergives a view of the path that was indeed intended for all ofmankind to follow”. He further says, “Faith is notblind, unless the believer chooses to follow the hypocrites.”
This book surely gives a good insight in few of the topics which forms the heart of Islam. A few topics covered in this book are:-
– Tawhid (Islamic Monotheism)
– Fear of Shirk
– Seeking help of other than Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala)
– Unbelief is Exaggeration
– Protection of Tawhid
– Sharia Law
– False Prophets
– Kafr – Kufr
– Image Makers
– Glorious Quran and much more.
Tawheed, or Oneness of God, is the core of Islamic faith. It is common knowledge that is the pillar of Islam that is most precisely expressed in the formula “La Ilaha Illallah” (There is no god but Allah) which states that there is only one true God and he alone deserves to be worshiped. This seemingly simple formula forms the dividing line between Eeman (true belief in God) and Kufr (disbelief) according to the tenents of Islam. Because of this belief the Islamic concept of God is considered to be unitarian and Islam is counted among world’s monotheistic religions along with Judaism and Christianity. Yet according to the Islamic unitarian concept Christianity is classified as polytheism and Judaism is considered a subtle form of idolatry. Thus the principle of tawhid is profound and needs clarification even among Muslims.[See full post]
This book is a brief guide to understanding Islam. It consists
of three chapters.
The first chapter, “Some Evidence for the Truth of Islam,” answers some important questions which some people ask:
-Is the Qur’an truly the literal word of God, revealed by Him?
– Is Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) truly a prophet sent by God?
– Is Islam truly a religion from God?
In this chapter, six kinds of evidence are mentioned:
1) The Scientific Miracles in the Holy Qur’an: This section discusses (with illustrations) some recently discovered scientific facts mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, which was revealed fourteen centuries ago.
2) The Great Challenge to Produce One Chapter Like the Chapters of the Holy Qur’an: In the Qur’an, God challenged all human beings to produce a single chapter like the chapters of the Qur’an. Ever since the Qur’an was revealed, fourteen centuries ago, until this day, no one has been able to meet this challenge, even though the smallest chapter in the Qur’an (Chapter 108) is only ten words.
3) Biblical Prophecies on the Advent of Muhammad , theProphet of Islam: In this section, some of the Biblical prophecieson the advent of the Prophet Muhammad are discussed.
4) The Verses in the Qur’an That Mention Future Events Which Later Came to Pass: The Qur’an mentioned future events which later came to pass, for example, the victory ofthe Romans over the Persians.
5) Miracles Performed by the Prophet Muhammad: Many miracles were performed by the Prophet Muhammad. Thesemiracles were witnessed by many people.
6) The Simple Life of Muhammad (sas): This clearly indicates that Muhammad was not a false prophet who claimed prophethood to attain material gains, greatness, or power.
From these six kinds of evidence, we conclude that:
-The Qur’an must be the literal word of God, revealed by Him.
-Muhammad is truly a prophet sent by God.
-Islam is truly a religion from God.
If we would like to know if a religion is true or false,we should not depend on our emotions, feelings, or traditions. Rather, we should depend on our reason and intellect. When God sent the prophets, He supported them with miracles and evidence whichproved that they were truly prophets sent by God and hence thatthe religion they came with is true.
The second chapter, “Some Benefits of Islam”, mentions some of the benefits that Islam provides for the individual, such as:
1) The Door to Eternal Paradise
2) Salvation from Hellfire
3) Real Happiness and Inner Peace
4) Forgiveness for All Previous Sins.
The third chapter, “General Information on Islam”, provides general information on Islam, corrects some misconceptions about it, and answers some commonly asked questions, such as:
-What does Islam say about terrorism?
-What is the status of women in Islam?
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Ever wondered why your money buys less day by day? Is someone stealing your money? Or is it you yourself who is losing it? Where is your hard earned money going?
Ever wondered why our inflation rate never goes below two digits? Why food prices go high day by day? Why the auto rickshaw and taxi fares never go down? And why Governments fail to keep promises regarding price levels?
Ever wondered why poor are getting poorer while the rich get richer? Why Garlic which was Rs 40/kg last year, now costs Rs 240/kg?
They have blamed it on all, from bad climate to bad government, from improper distribution system to improper markets; Yes, these are the problems. But are these the root problems or is there something more fishy going behind the scene?
This book goes into deep analysis of the widely accepted but “unquestioned” claims. It questions the very fundamentals taught by our economic institutions and shows how they lead to MONETARY INJUSTICE. And its all based on statistics, facts and evidences. Its a no-nonsense-book.
And the book doesn’t leave the mystery unsolved. It provides the solution under the title which I feel would invite most grudges against this book – “Islamics Economics And Commerce”.
I invite everyone to read the book with an open hart and an unprejudiced mind.
All intellectual discussions related to this book are most welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rahil Ahmed Khan, Author.[See full post]
There are two main fundamental sources of knowledge in Islam – The Qur’an and the Hadeeth. Often people associate Islam with teachings and commandments of only Qur’an; this is true for both Muslims and non-Muslims. However this attitude of ignoring the Hadeeth or Sunnah has lead to many misunderstandings about the already misunderstood way of life, Islam. Best example being that of the perception of Islam promoting hatred. Such doubts and baseless allegations arise mostly due to partial study of Islamic literature.[See full post]
There are many religions and spiritual institutions that say they believe in One God. Even many polytheistic religions do not entirely claim to believe in multiple gods. Amidst these claims of Monotheism by one and all, people usually misinterpret Islam as ‘just another’ religion that believes in ‘One God’.
However, a real look into Islamic concept of God makes one realize the degree to which a Islam believes in this Oneness of God, and how it is so very different and distinctly pure from all others that claim to believe in one God.[See full post]
The Arabic word hadeeth basically means ‘an item of news, conversation, a tale, a story or a report,’ whether historical or legendary, true or false, relating to the present or the past. However with respect to Islam, it is synonymous to whatever statements, acts, approvals, physical or character descriptions that are attributable to the Prophet (PBUH) along with his biography before or after the beginning of his prophethood.[See full post]