Author: Harun Yahya
Publisher: Global Publishing
Pages: 633 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Contains five books and one bonus DVD on learning Islam from the well-travelled Turkish author – Harun Yahya
1) Passivity in Religion
2) The Courage of the Faithful
3) The Muslim Way of Speaking
Who speaks anything better than the one who summons to Allah, acts righteously, and says, "I am among those who submit to Allah"?(Surah Fussilat: 33)
From the introduction to the book --
Just think how many years have we possessed a faculty as important as speech. How many years have you been able easily to say a word without effort, or to form any sentence you wanted to? Without a doubt, you will answer, "It has been many years." However, it probably will not have occurred to most people to ask themselves such a question, because speech is a faculty most of us are born with, and therefore, often merely taken for granted.
Most are able to speak as much or as little as they want, thanks to this God-given ability, and, it would seem, in general, people have become so accustomed to it that they fail to take into account the importance of speech.
Rather, it is of an importance that everyone should recognize; that is, that being able to speak is a blessing, and that Allah granted such an ability for a specific purpose. On the Day of Judgment everyone will be held responsible for every word they have uttered.
Allah created humanity to serve Him. He gifted human beings with intelligence in order that they might grasp and believe in His greatness; as also eyes for them to see and appreciate the sublimity of that which He created; ears that they would listen to His verses being recited, and tongues for them to exalt His glory and communicate His message. As stated in the following verse of the Qur'an, "No indeed! We will write down what he says and prolong the punishment for him. We will inherit from him the things he is talking about and he will come to Us all alone," (Surah Maryam: 79-80) every word a person utters is kept in a record in Allah's sight. Therefore, just as all are responsible for that which they choose to believe, and for every act they do, so, too, will they be held responsible for every word they speak, and receive their due recompense on the Day of Judgment.
4) Names of Allah
HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ALLAH, OUR CREATOR?
Who created you? Who granted you your body, your eyes, or the color of your hair? Who determined the shape of your body or the color of your eyes? Who created all other people, the heavens, Earth, and every living being in between? Who determined the order of the planets, the Sun, and the stars in the depths of space?
Your answers to all these questions will be the same: “Allah.” When asked to other people, they will also answer: “Allah.” Indeed, Allah informs us in the Qur'an that people will confess this fact, as follows:
If you ask them: “Who created the heavens and Earth and made the Sun and Moon subservient?” They will say: “Allah.” So how have they been deluded [away from the truth]? ( Surat al-‘Ankabut, 29:61)
So, how well do you know our Creator, Who planned you and the entire universe with a delicate equilibrium? Are you aware that He sees and hears you every moment and knows your every act? Where do you think Allah is? Did He create you and then leave you to your own devices? Does He tell you how to live? Can you see Him? Has anyone talked with Him? What other creatures did He create? What kind of a life does He promise after death?
No doubt, many similar questions may be raised and you may answer them in your own way. While doing so, you will rely on what you have learned from your family or relatives, the people surrounding you, or the books you have read. Well, have you ever wondered if their answers are correct?
5) Faith: The Way to Happiness
Bonus DVD – Love and Cooperation in Living Things