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Islam and Christianity

ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY This book is written in the nature of a “key” for those Muslim brothers of ours who have just a smattering of knowledge on how the Islamic religion has developed, and it has been written for those non-Muslims willing to know the fundamentals of Islam. Islam, the most up-to-date and the most immaculate of the world’s existing religions, is based upon very humane and very logical principles. Without going into details, this book touches upon the fundamentals of Islam and makes a comparison of Islam with other religions. It answers criticisms raised against Islam by its adversaries and explains as compendiously as possible the qualifications essential for being a good Muslim. For those who would like to read valuable books on Islam written by Islamic scholars (rahimahumullâhu ta’âlâ) after learning the facts contained in this book, we advise that they read books published in different languages by the Hakîkat Kitabevi (Bookstore) in Istanbul. The names of these books are appended to our books. Read this book slowly and with reflection! Encourage others to read it, too! An ignorant person cannot be a good Muslim. Indeed, it is impossible for a person not to attach all his heart to Islam after learning its fundamentals. After reading this book, you will also realize what a lofty, sacred, logical, and perfect religion Islam is, and you will attach all your heart and soul to it in order to attain salvation and repose in this world and in the hereafter. Islam that abrogated celestial religions of Judaism and Christianity along with their validity is explained first. That Qur’an-ı Karîm is word of Allah; miracles of Muhammad ׳alayhissalâm, his virtues, moral practices and habits; how to be a true Muslim; a comparison of Islam and Christianity; that Muslims are scientifically powerful; are explained next.

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their readers? Men who are tempted to commit fornication with their brothers’ wives, fathers-in-law who make their daughters-inlaw pregnant, fathers who commit incest with their daughters, men who seduce their inferiors’ wives and who send them to death. How appalling! These abominable stories are rejected even by some Christians. A 1977 issue of the magazine Plain Truth contained an article purporting the following warning: “Be extra careful as you teach the Holy Bible to your children! For there are indecent stories of fornication in the Holy Bible. Children that read these stories may develop some abnormalities concerning relations between family members. These indecent stories, which mostly appear in the Old Testament, must be discarded entirely and children must be given a Holy Bible purged from such impurities.” The magazine also adds that “The Holy Bible should definitely be subjected to an analysis. Presently, it encourages young people to immoral indulgences, rather than imbuing them with high moral qualities.” Bernard Shaw, the well-known man of literature, goes to an extreme in this subject. He is of the opinion that “The Torah and the Bible are the most dangerous books of the world. They must be locked in a strong safe lest they should appear again.” Dr. Stroggie, in his book about the Holy Book, paraphrases from Dr. Parker: “When you read the Holy Bible, you lose your whereabouts among a paraphernalia of inconsistent stories. The Holy Bible embodies a myriad of strange names. Genesis, especially, is more of a genealogical registration book. Who is begotten from who, and how? And nothing else. Why should these things interest me? What do they have to do with worship or with loving Allâhu ta’âlâ? How can one be a good individual? What is the Judgement Day? Who will call us to account, and how? What should be done to be a pious person? There is very little reference to these things. There are mostly legends of various sorts. Before day is defined, night is being described.” Prof. F.C. Burkitt’s views can be paraphrased as follows from his book ‘Canon of the New Testament’: “There are four different descriptions of Îsâ (Jesus) ‘alaihis-salâm’, one in each of the four Gospels. They are quite different from one another. Those who wrote them did not intend to bring the four Gospels together. Therefore, each of them gives different information without any relation with the others. Some of the writings are like unfinished stories, and others are like passages taken from a well-known book.” – 112 –

As is pointed out on the five hundred and eighty-second page of the second volume of Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, “Îsâ (Jesus) ‘alaihis-salâm’ did not leave behind him a written work, nor did he command any of his disciples to write literature.” As it is seen, this great encyclopaedia confirms the fact that the four Gospels do not have any religious value, and that they consist of contradictory stories with anonymous authors. As the European scientists and historians, and even Christian theologians announce that today’s Torahs and Bibles are corrupt books, enemies of religion, who reject spiritual forces and who have been dizzied by the pace of technological change and therefore are quite unconscious of the existence of spiritual knowledge, attack religions on account of the foolish passages in the Torahs and Bibles. Thereby they are trying to find justification for their denying miracles. However, for a Christian and a Muslim alike, the first requirement of piety is believing in miracles. If a person uses his mind as the only gauge to prove matters of îmân (belief), which are beyond mind’s grasp, he may be dragged towards disbelief. A person feels hostility towards something he does not know or cannot understand. One of those wretched people who have fallen into the disastrous state of denying the existence of miracles is Ernest O. Hauser, an American writer of religious books. In an article of his, which was published in 1979, he attacks pious people and even tries to interpret miracles. In order to seduce young brains, he puts forward a few articles written by atheists as corroborative evidence to prove his argument, which can be paraphrased as follows: “It is written as follows in the Gospel of Matthew: ‘And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.’ ‘And they did all eat, were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.” ‘And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.’ [Matt: 14-19, 20, 21] “This is Matthew’s account of the most disputed miracle of Îsâ ‘alaihis-salâm’. “A miracle is a preternatural, wonderful event performed by a prophet for the purpose of displaying his capacity and power. How can we suggest these miracles as a credal tenet to today’s Christians, who have learned the most up-to-date scientific – 113 –

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