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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.

No wonder if Allâhu

No wonder if Allâhu ta’âlâ should inflict in the next world the severest torment on those who insist on their denial despite all the so palpable proofs testifying to the fact that the Qur’ân al-kerîm is the true Book of Allâhu ta’âlâ. Christians’ arguments that “the Qur’ân al-kerîm contains utterly cruel principles,” should be answered as follows: “No. There are many passages in the Qur’ân al-kerîm stating that Allâhu ta’âlâ is extremely compassionate and forgiving. If a sinful person repents for his wrongdoings, Allâhu ta’âlâ will forgive him. Yet it would by no means be cruelty to employ eternal torture on those who will not believe in the Qur’ân al-kerîm in the face of so many obvious proofs. Being a true Muslim means not only performing the acts of worship in the superficiality of practising a custom, but also acquiring beautiful moral habits, observing one’s social duties, and being exteremely pure spiritually. If a person does his worships regularly but at the same time associates deceitfulness with intelligence, cheats people, sometimes even succumbs to vicious propaganda and commits homicide, burns and destroys places, and lies, he is not a true Muslim, even though he may claim to be one. Allâhu ta’âlâ dictates how a Muslim should be in the Furqân Sûra of the Qur’ân al-kerîm. The true Islamic scholars called Ahl-assunna ‘rahima-humullâhu ta’âlâ’ wrote an exceeding number of books to explain it. But we still cannot purge ourselves of bad habits, do not work as hard as the Qur’ân al-kerîm commands us to, do not obey the commandments of Allâhu ta’âlâ, cannot abide by our promises, make our streets piles of dirt and ruins, and cannot purify ourselves physically and spiritually. This is the case in the face of the fact that we have the Word of Allah, the Qur’ân al-kerîm, with all its clear commandments, instructions and prescriptions, the commandments of our Prophet ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam’, and the so many books written by the scholars of Ahl-as-sunnat. Allâhu ta’âlâ declares as follows, as is purported in the twentyeighth âyat of the Fat-h Sûra of the Qur’ân al-kerîm: “It is Allâhu ta’âlâ Who has sent His Prophet Islam the Guidance and the religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religions: and enough is Allâhu ta’âlâ for a Witness (to testify to the fact that) [Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’ is] (the true Prophet)” (48-28) The ninth âyat of Saff Sûra purports, “It is Allâhu ta’âlâ Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’) with the – 154 –

Qur’ân [which is the Guidance] and Islam (which is the Religion of Truth), that He may proclaim it over all religions, even though the pagans may detest (it).” (61-9) And Allâhu ta’âlâ promises: “ALLÂHU TA’ÂLÂ SHALL REWARD THE PEOPLE OF GRATITUDE.” The word ‘gratitude’ in the context means ‘being a Muslim in the full sense of the word specified in the Qur’ân al-kerîm, and using the blessings He has given us in compliance with His instructions.’ We have stated earlier in the text that there are more than a billion Muslims on the earth today. Which means to say that every forth person is a Muslim. If these Muslims obey the command of Allâhu ta’âlâ and become entirely clean people both spiritually and physically, establish brotherly ties with one another, work and make progress in all areas, Allâhu ta’âlâ will reward them, and then Muslims will regain the same leadership of civilization as they enjoyed in the Middle Ages. Thy love has infatuated me; O my Allah, I love Thee! Thy love is so sweet, really; O my Allah, I love Thee! Neither wealth pleaseth me, Nor do I worry about poverty. Thy love, alone, makes me happy; O my Allah, I love Thee! Thou hast commanded us to pray, And advised to keep in the right way; Thine blessings to enjoy in endless way. O my Allah, I love Thee! The nafs [1] I have is so treacherous; Poor me, with this being so lecherous! I’ve found the real delight, so gorgeous: O my Allah, I love Thee! [1] Nafs is a malignant force in human nature. It always urges man to turn away from Allâhu ta’âlâ. It is the most stupid being, for all its wishes are harmful to it. It is, again, this malignant force that causes a Muslim who overcomes it to attain a degree higher than that of some angels. – 155 –

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