Author: I.A. Ibrahim
Publisher: Goodword Books
Pages: 74 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This introductory book on Islam serves as a good da'wah tool, explaining some of the fundamentals of Islam, as well signifying verses of the Qur'an and how they relate to science and the world around us.It is produced in full-color high quality glossy paper finish.
The first chapter, Some Evidence for the Truthof Islam, answers some important questions which some people ask:
n Is theQuran truly the literal word of God, revealed by Him?
n Is Muhammad 1truly a prophet sent by God?
n Is Islamtruly a religion from God?
In this chapter, six kinds of evidence arementioned:
1) The Scientific Miracles in the HolyQuran: This section discusses (with illustrations) some recently discoveredscientific facts mentioned in the Holy Quran, which was revealed fourteencenturies ago.
2) The Great Challenge to Produce OneChapter Like the Chapters of the Holy Quran: In the Quran, God challengedall human beings to produce a single chapter like the chapters of the Quran.Ever since the Quran was revealed, fourteen centuries ago, until this day, noone has been able to meet this challenge, even though the smallest chapter inthe Quran (Chapter 108) is only ten words.
3) Biblical Prophecies on the Advent ofMuhammad ,the Prophet of Islam: In this section, some of the Biblical prophecies onthe advent of the Prophet Muhammad are discussed.
4) The Verses in the Quran That MentionFuture Events Which Later Came to Pass: The Quran mentioned future eventswhich later came to pass, for example, the victory of the Romans over thePersians.
5) Miracles Performed by the ProphetMuhammad :Many miracles were performed by the Prophet Muhammad . These miracles were witnessed by many people.
6) The Simple Life of Muhammad :This clearly indicates that Muhammad was not a false prophet who claimed prophethood to attain material gains,greatness, or power.
From these six kinds of evidence, we concludethat:
n The Quranmust be the literal word of God, revealed by Him.
n Muhammad is truly a prophet sent by God.
n Islam istruly a religion from God.
If we would like to know if a religion is true orfalse, we should not depend on our emotions, feelings, or traditions. Rather, weshould depend on our reason and intellect. When God sent the prophets, Hesupported them with miracles and evidence which proved that they were trulyprophets sent by God and hence that the religion they came with is true.
The second chapter, Some Benefits of Islam,mentions some of the benefits that Islam provides for the individual, such as:
1) The Door to Eternal Paradise
2) Salvation from Hellfire
3) Real Happiness and Inner Peace
4) Forgiveness for All Previous Sins.
The third chapter, General Information on Islam,provides general information on Islam, corrects some misconceptions about it,and answers some commonly asked questions, such as:
n What doesIslam say about terrorism?
n What is thestatus of women in Islam?
(1) These Arabic words mean, ?May God exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection.?