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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.

of Sûra Zumar is:

of Sûra Zumar is: “Verily We have revealed the Book to thee in truth, for (instructing) mankind. He, then, that receives guidance, benefits his own soul. But he that strays, injures his own soul.” Allâhu ta’âlâ sent His most beloved slave (Muhammad [’alaihi ’ssalâm]) as a prophet and his greatest book (the Qur’ân al-kerîm) as a guide to mankind. Those who do not follow the way clearly shown by the Qur’ân al-kerîm and the final Prophet Muhammad (’alaihi ’s-salâm) because they do not like it will be subjected to a great punishment. Let us pay attention to the âyats below, (Sûra Sâd 87): “This (Qur’ân) is no less than an admonition to mankind.” Sûra al-Isrâ 15: “Who receiveth guidance, receiveth it for his own benefit. Who goeth astray, doth so to his own loss. No soul shall bear another’s burden. Nor do We punish a nation until We have sent forth a Messenger to warn them.” Then, we must invoke Allâhu ta’âlâ and beg Him to guide us to the true faith. For this to happen, it is necessary for us to grasp wholeheartedly to the Islamic religion, which is the truest and the final religion, and to read the books written by Ahl as-Sunna scholars (rahima humullâhu ta’âlâ), who have correctly described Islamic sciences. Allâhu ta’âlâ does not have to make human beings Muslims or Believers. Both His mercy and His penalty are eternal. His justice is eternal too. If Allâhu ta’âlâ wills, He bestows on any of His slaves the true faith, without any reason or any demand on the part of that person. It has been reported above that He will grant the true and valid faith to those whose deeds and morality are good by following their common sense. It will be understood at his last breath if a man has past away with faith. A man who has faith during his lifetime but loses his faith during his final days dies without faith and will be among the faithless on the Rising Day. We must implore Allâhu ta’âlâ, every day to grant us death with faith. Since Allâhu ta’âlâ has eternal mercy, He sent prophets to His slaves to inform mankind about His existence and oneness, and the things that He wanted His slaves to believe in. Faith means to accept what the Prophet (sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam) has conveyed. Anyone who does not believe in the Prophet or does not accept the things that the Prophet reported will be a disbeliever. Disbelievers will be burned eternally in Hell-Fire. A man who never heard of the Prophet (’alaihissalawâtu wattaslîmât) but thought and believed to himself that “Allah exists and is One” and died having only this faith, will go to Paradise, too. If he did – 318 –

not have any thought or faith similar to this, he will go neither to Paradise nor to Hell since he had not denied the Prophet (’alaihissalawâtu wattaslîmât). He will become non-existent after being judged on the Rising Day. Burning in Hell eternally is the consequence of denying the Prophet (’alaihissalawâtu wattaslîmât) although one has heard about him. However, there are some great Islamic scholars (rahimahumullâhu ta’âlâ) who argue that “Anyone who does not think and believe in the existence of Allâhu ta’âlâ, will go to Hell,” but their words mean the one who does not think after hearing about the Prophet (sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam). Anyone who is clever enough will not deny the Prophet (’alaihissalawâtu wattaslîmât). He will immediately believe without hesitation. If he is deceived by others, follows his sensual passions, not his intellect, he will deny. Abû Tâlib, a paternal uncle of Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’, said on every occasion that his affection for that nephew of his was stronger than that he felt for his own children, so much so that he delivered eulogies for him. It is a historical fact, however, that his excessive attachment to the deep-rooted social traditions deprived him of attaining the Islamic faith despite all the earnest entreaties of Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’, who would not leave him alone in his death-bed. Inordinate attachment to conventions and styles is a fatal trap to which the human nafs [1] is most vulnerable. Many people have fallen into this trap because of their own nafs, which in turn deprived them of great happinesses and earnings. Allâhu ta’âlâ declares in a hadîth-iqudsî, “Know your nafs as your enemy, for it is My enemy!” This inveterate wont is not something easy to get over, especially for a person who was born to Christian parents and raised under Christian education, [i.e. brainwashed and imbued with intense dislike for Islam]. His friends may look at him with contempt or his family may ostracize him if he changes his religion. Maybe he will lose his job or post if he becomes a Muslim. Of course, each example above is a reason, but the most important reason is: Today’s Muslims are not aware of their own pure and logical religion. Moreover, misinformation about Islam; corrupt interpretations; myths and fables by religious fanatics; [1] A wicked being which Allâhu ta’âlâ created in the human nature. It always tries to induce man to disobey Allâhu ta’âlâ’s commandments. It is the only creature all whose wishes are against itself. Islamic scholars say that it is the most stupid creature. Please see Endless Bliss, I-36. – 319 –

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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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    Târiq bin Ziyâd ‘rahima-hullâh

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    himself to be God and wanted people

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