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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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he (Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm) say (aught) of (his own) desire. [For he has been commanded to announce tawhîd (the unity of Allah), to annihilate polytheism, and to spread the Sharî’at].” “It is no less than revelation sent down to him.” (53-3, 4) The hundred and tenth âyat of Kahf Sûra purported, “Say (to them): I am but a man like yourselves, (but) the revelation has come to me, that your Allah is one Allah; [His Person hath not a likeness, nor art there any partners for His Attributes.] Whoever expects to attain his Lord (Allah), let him work with righteousness, and, in the worship of his Lord (Allah), admit no one as partner.” (18-110) Eventually, the Muddaththir Sûra was sent down to reassure those who still harboured doubts as to the fact that the Qur’ân alkerîm was the Word of Allah. The initial ten âyats of that Sûra purported: “O thou, (Muhammad), wrapped up (in a mantle)!” “Arise and deliver thy warning [about the imminent torment of Allâhu ta’âlâ to those who will not believe]!” “And thy Lord do thou magnify!” “And thy garments keep free from stain!” “And all abomination shun = (Keep away from what I am going to prohibit)!” “Nor expect, in giving, any increase (for thyself) = (Never embarrass others by reminding them of the favours you have done for them)!” “But for thy Lord’s (Cause), be patient and constant!” “Finally, when the trumpet is sounded,” “That will be – that Day – a Day of Distress, – ” “Far from easy for those without Faith.” (74–1 to 10) And its âyats from the twenty-fourth onwards purported, “Then said he: This is nothing but magic, derived from of old;” “This is nothing but the word of a mortal!” “Soon will I cast him into Hell-fire!” “And what will explain to thee what Hellfire is!” “Naught doth it permit to endure, and naught doth it leave alone [those who enter it]!” “Darkening and changing the colour of man!” “Over it are nineteen [angels inflicting torment]!” “And We have set none but angels as guardians of the Fire (so that they shall torment who deserved the Fire). And We have fixed their number only as a trial for unbelievers, – in order that the People of the Book [Jews and Christians will see that the number given here is the same as the number given in their Book (the Torah and the Bible) and consequently they will] arrive at certainty [about the prophethood of Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’ and] about the Qur’ân. And the Believers may increase in Faith, – and that no doubts [as to the verity of this number] may be left for the – 148 –

People of the Book and the Believers, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the Unbelievers may say, What symbol doth Allah intend by this [number nineteen]?” “Thus doth Allah leave to stray whom He pleaseth, [i.e. the evil people], and guide whom He pleaseth, [i.e. the good]: and none can know the forces of thy Lord, [i.e. the number of the angels that He created to inflict punishments on the people of Hell,] except He. [These nineteen angels are the chiefs of the other angels]...” (74–24 to 31) Number nineteen in this Sûra, which is an answer to those who are skeptical of the fact that the Qur’ân al-kerîm is the Word of Allah, was stated in the Torah, too. In the Islamic religion, sacrosanctity of something requires its having stated to be so in one of the four basic sources of Islam called Edilla-i-shar’iyya. The numbers ‘nineteen’ and ‘seven hundred eighty-six’ have never been stated to be sacrosanct. Accordingly, these numbers are not sacred. In Bahâîsm, a heresy that appeared in the name of religion in the late nineteenth century and which spread over the world in a short time, number nineteen has been sanctified. Their fasting period is nineteen days a year. Each Bahâî has to invite nineteen other Bahâîs to his home every nineteen days. The assembly in charge of their religious matters consists of nineteen members. They have all but replaced this number nineteen for the six essential tenets of Islamic belief. They call themselves Muslims, and they mention the Islamic names such as Allah and the Qur’ân, yet they have nothing to do with Islam. They are clandestine enemies of Islam. Another group of heresy lurking behind the name Muslim are the votaries of Qâdiyânî, or Ahmadiyya, which was founded by the British in India in 1298 [1880 C.E.]. These people claim that Ahmad Qâdiyânî (d. 1326 [1908 C.E.]), the puppet founder of the heresy, is a prophet, so much so that they even hold him superior to our Prophet. They belittle Îsâ ‘alaihis-salâm’, too. All the Islamic states decided unanimously that Qâdiyânîs were not Muslims. They wrote this decision in their books and announced it worldwide. A Qâdiyânî of Pakistan named ’Abd-us-salâm won the Nobel Prize in Physics. Some people rejoiced at the event, thinking that it was a Muslim’s success. On the contrary, this success is identical with the Russians being rewarded for a lunar mission. Because these disbelievers, consciously or inadvertently, follow the working principles prescribed in the Qur’ân al-kerîm in their worldly activities, Allâhu ta’âlâ makes them attain their – 149 –

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