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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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83– Someone named Jehjâh-i-Ghaffârî rose against the Khalîfa, ’Uthmân ‘radiy-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’anh’. He broke the rod which Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam’ used to carry in his hand, with his knee. A year later his knee caught a disease called anthrax, which caused him to die. 84– Mu’âwiya ‘radiy-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’anh’ left Damascus for Mekka for the purpose of hajj (pilgrimage of a Muslim). En route, he went to Medina and attempted to take Rasûlullah’s ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam’ minbar with him to Damascus, for the purpose of benefiting from its spiritual blessings. As soon as they moved the minbar only a little, a solar eclipse took place. It was dark everywhere, so much so that the stars appeared in the sky. 85– In the Holy War of Uhud one of Abû Qatâda’s ‘radiy- Allâhu ta’âlâ ’anh’ eyes came out of its socket and fell on his cheek. They took him to Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam’. With his own blessed hand the Messenger put the eye back into its socket and invoked, “Yâ Rabbî! Make his eye beautiful!” So this eye of Abû Qatâda’s was more beautiful than his other eye, and its sight was more powerful than the other one’s. (Years later,) one day one of Abû Qatâda’s grandsons was in the presence of ’Umar bin Abd-ul-’Azîz, the time’s Khalîfa. When the Khalîfa asked him who he was, he recited a couplet saying that he was the grandson of the person whose eye the Messenger of Allah had replaced with his blessed hand. When the Khalîfa heard the couplet, he treated him with utter respect and generous kindness. 86– Iyâs bin Salama relates: During the Holy War of Hayber, the Messenger of Allah sent me for Alî ‘radiy-Allâhu ’anhumâ’. Alî had a sore eye and walked with difficulty. So I helped him, holding him by the hand. The Messenger spat on his own blessed fingers and rubbed them gently on Alî’s eyes. He handed him the banner (of Islam), and sent him off to fight before the gate of Hayber. The gate was so huge that they had not been able to open it for a long time. Alî ‘radiy-Allâhu ’anh’ pulled the door off its hinges, and the As-hâb-i-kirâm’ entered the fortress. He had many other miracles written in various books, particularly in Shewâhid-un-nubuwwa, by Molla Abd-ur-Rahmân Jâmî ‘rahima-hullâhu ta’âlâ’, and in Hujjatullâhi ’ala-l-’âlemîn, by Yûsuf Nebhânî. Shawâhid-un-nubuwwa is originally in Persian and has a Turkish version as well. – 180 –

VIRTUES of MUHAMMAD ‘alaihis-salâm’ There are hundreds of books telling about the virtues of Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’. Virtue means superior quality. The following are eighty-six of his superior qualities. 1– Of all the creatures, Muhammad’s ‘alaihis-salâm’ soul was the first to be created. 2– Allâhu ta’âlâ wrote his name on the ’Arsh, on the Gardens of Paradise, and on the seven skies. 3– The expression, “Lâ ilâha il-l-Allah Muhammadun Rasûlullah (There is no god but Allahu ta’âlâ, and Muhammad ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam’ is His Messenger),” is written on the leaves of a rose growing in India. 4– A fish that had been caught in a river in the vicinity of Basra had the name of Allah on its right flank and the name Muhammad ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam’ on the left. There are many other similar events. The hundredth page of A History of Fish, which was printed in London in 1975, contains the picture of a fish with the writing that says, “Shânullah”, on its tail. It is stated there also that the phrase ‘Lâ ilâha il-l-Allah’ is written on the other side of the tail. There are many other examples to this effect. 5– There are angels whose sole duty is to say the name of Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’. 6– The reason why angels were commanded to prostrate themselves before Âdam ‘alaihis-salâm’ was that he had the nûr (light, halo) of Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’ on his forehead. 7– The azân (or adhân) [1] that was called in the time of Âdam ‘alaihis-salâm’ contained the name of Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’, too. 8– Allâhu ta’âlâ commanded each and every one of His Prophets: “If Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’ should be the Prophet in your time tell your people to believe in him.” 9– The Torah, the Injîl (Bible) and the Zebûr contained [1] The prescribed call to prayer. – 181 –

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