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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.

Preposterous rules were

Preposterous rules were inserted into Christianity, such as no marriage for clergymen, no divorce for married couples, confession, and redemption. In fact, it was deemed a sin to live on earth. The religion of Islam, whose advent had taken place in the seventh century, began to shine like a halo in that darkness. As we will see in the following discourse on Islam, this exalted religion, which is totally based on the most normal, most logical, and most humane principles, easily and immediately gained recognition against reprobated Christianity. It was welcomed with enthusiasm by the wise. Muslims who were deeply and reverently interested in knowledge and science, studied very hard, as a result of following the orders of Allâhu ta’âlâ and His Messenger (sall- Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam). They added many new findings to every branch of science and educated many geniuses in every field. Today, the words CHEMISTRY and ALGEBRA (Kimyâ and Jebr) are Arabic in origin. And this itself with many other examples clearly indicates how Arab Muslims served scientific knowledge. In a short time, Muslims founded great knowledge centers and madrasas (schools). They brought knowledge, science, reason, cleanliness and civilization to the entire world. They found the books of ancient Greek philosophers and translated them into Arabic. They proved that their views were corrupt. Hirschfeld, a thinker of world-wide fame said, “No other nation has become so civilized so rapidly as the Arabs did by accepting Islam.” While the Christian world represented the pitch darkness of a dungeon and made life a bitter torment for people during the Middle Ages, Islam presented facilities for living in comfort, joy and peace to the human race. Consequently, in order to obtain wealth by usurping the property and money in Muslim countries, Christians attacked Muslims and organized crusade expeditions with a pretext to recover Jerusalem, which they deemed sacred (1096-1270). In those crusade expeditions, they shed much Muslim blood unjustly. When they invaded Jerusalem, the stream of blood from the Muslims they massacred in mosques, as they themselves confess, reached the abdomens of their horses. On the other hand, Salâhaddîn [1] (Saladin) Eyyûbî showed great magnanimity towards the Christians, when he recaptured Jerusalem from them. His largeheartedness was so great that he set free the King [1] Salahaddîn Eyyûbî, passed away in 585 (1091 A.D.) – 26 –

of England, Richard the Lion-Hearted (Richard, Coeur de Lion), whom he had taken captive. Also, the expeditions carried out against the Ottoman Empire were considered crusades against the Muslims by some furious, fanatical Christians. A French historian was so insolent as to describe the Balkan War, 1912- 1913, as “the greatest crusade expedition.” When the Andalusia Muslim State (Endulus State) was invaded by the Spanish in 897 (1492), the Spanish either massacred the Muslims or converted them to Christianity by force. They applied the same cruelty to the Inkas, the aborigines of America. The Spanish completely annihilated that kind and unlucky nation. The terrible slanders and lies which the Christians perpetrated against the Islamic religion and its great Prophet (sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallâm) continues even today with all its vileness. Indian Rahmatullah Effendi (rahima-hullâhu ta’âlâ) silenced the British Protestant priests in various debates held in Delhi in 1270 (1854) and again in Istanbul. He wrote a book containing this great victory, which he won against the priests, and his answers to them in Istanbul. It was published in two Arabic volumes under the name Izhâr-ul-haq in 1280 (1864). It has recently been reproduced in Egypt. The Turkish translation of its first volume was published with the same title in Istanbul, and the Turkish translation of its second volume, under the name Ibrâz-ul-haq, was published in Bosna in 1293 (1877). English, French, Gujratî, Urdu and Persian translations of it were also published. [1] The Arabic book Tuhfatul-arîb by Abdullah-i Tarjumân, the Persian book Mîzân-ulmevâzîn written by Najaf Alî in Istanbul in 1288 (1871), the book Ar-radd-ul-jamîl by Imâm-› Ghazâlî (rahmatullâhi ’alaih), and the book As-sirât-ul-mustakîm by Ibrâhîm Fasîh Haydarî, [2] are valuable Islamic books which refute the slanders and lies in the so-called Torah and Bible with many proofs. These books have been published by offset process by HAKÎKAT K‹TÂBEV‹, Istanbul, Turkey. It is a fact, as obvious as the sun, that before and after the beginning of his prophethood, Hadrat Muhammad (sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam) never told lies and that even among his enemies he was well known as Muhammad-ul-amîn (Muhammad the Trustworthy). The excessive enmity that his adversaries have [1] Please see our English publications Could Not Andswer and Why Did They Become Muslims. [2] Ibrâhim Haydarî, passed away in 1299 (1881 A.D.). – 27 –

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    the author of the long letter above

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    Istanbul, proves with sound documen

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    All worldly existence is transient,

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    Qur’ân al-kerîm, is the true Bo

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    some people, some of them are narra

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    sallam’, will come after me, and

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    interpolations today’s books of t

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    e the ‘Word of Allah’ from 1020

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    Bible’ in London in 1970, makes t

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    the latter. The forty thousand hors

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    esurrection, and went into the holy

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    such as Âdam, Nûh, and Ibrâhîm

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    words. According to the Bible, when

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    miracle. Jesus did not answer. He l

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    The advent of Muhammad ‘alaihis-s

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    9) The discourse of the Holy Bible

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    For Muslims are strongly adherent t

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    an educational system, Muslims perf

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    the decorated cart on which it rode

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    learned from the Qur’ân al-kerî

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    THE QUR’ÂN AL-KERÎM It is writt

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    part of our book. On the other hand

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    something wrong.” This hadîth-i-

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    Allâhu ’anhâ’ to make him lie

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    And doing all those experimentation

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    “Muhammad’s ‘alaihis-salâm

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    “The Islamic religion allows men

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    People of the Book and the Believer

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    themselves first. Then they relieve

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    called Hawâriyyûn (Apostles, or d

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    Qur’ân [which is the Guidance] a

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    MIRACLES of MUHAMMAD ‘alaihis-sal

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    contained in the Torah, in the Bibl

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    children ate the honey for months.

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    father ’Umar ‘radiy-Allâhu ’

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    ’anh’, (who was the Khalîfa at

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    knowledge of the Qur’ân al-kerim

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    unfortunate man had recourse to lyi

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    clouds and Erbed and his camel ware

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    caught the devil with his blessed h

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    seventy thousand angels attended th

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    VIRTUES of MUHAMMAD ‘alaihis-sal

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    said) at times of trouble or melanc

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    other words, it is one of the basic

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    Rising Day.” The two blessed citi

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    79- Angels hear the people reciting

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    shall enter Paradise. Sixth, he sha

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    Rasûlullah said he would supply th

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    easily go in and talk with him. 21-

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    sheep without keeping a single head

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    ig nor too small; it was three and

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    handful long. And it is wâjib to d

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    Turkish liras according to today’

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    protects him against the fire of He

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    conquered Iran, Syria, a part of An

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    not to do after all their abominati

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    efore thee, and bring thee in unto

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    Gratianus, after a consultation wit

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    their co-religionists, the Byzantin

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    Târiq bin Ziyâd ‘rahima-hullâh

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    all of them were lit in the nights

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    cruelty. The name of the mosque in

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    Allâma Fadl-i-Haqq was martyred in

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    [Misguiding Muslims’ children wit

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    preserve their debts on sea or land

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    saw the justice and mercy in Muslim

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    nothing to do with civilization.

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    explanation of the Qur’ân but in

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    men’s feet so that they should re

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    people. People who flout these comm

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    Revolution in 1917, all over the wo

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    forfeit the industry and the trade

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    first experience with figures was i

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    In the religion of Brahma, killing

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    BUDDHISM Buddha was born approximat

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    eligion, it spread quickly among th

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    himself to be God and wanted people

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    who would be born in that year woul

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    3. Thou shalt not take the name of

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    ‘Amâlika.’ That is why they we

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    1. Genesis 2. Exodus 3. Leviticus 4

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    cover their heads after they get ma

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    prostrated himself before Allâhu t

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    efore him. Sulaymân said: “My lo

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    French into Arabic, this fact is su

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    Satan deceived Eve. And she, in her

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    entered that room except Zacharias

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    letters of the disciples called apo

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    This is revealed in the Qur’ân a

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    of Israel! I am the Prophet of Alla

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    ‘Religion founded by the devil’

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    lessons of humanism and hospitality

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    observed a cloud, which was gliding

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    in the most logical and reliable wa

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    scholars (rahimahumullâhu ta’âl

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    nuisance for the “Ahl-i Sunnat”

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    worship in one’s spare time.” P

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    Arûs” (the nuptial night). There

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    proofs. One of these great Islamic

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    (rahima humullâhu ta’âlâ) ment

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    But the provision of thy Lord is be

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    Sûra Mujâdila 9-10: “Ye who bel

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    not have any thought or faith simil

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    Prophet, and whatever he reported i

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    imagine when, where, how and who he

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    have come from Asia and to be relat

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    It is an obligation for us to obey

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    GLOSSARY Entries related to Tasawwu

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    endeavouring to understand the hidd

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    omitted and disbelief if disliked.

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