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Guide to Understanding Islam

By Ender TOSUN

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Book Id: WPLBN0002118347
Format Type: PDF (eBook)
File Size: 292.10 kb
Reproduction Date: 1.8.2012

Title: Guide to Understanding Islam  
Author: Ender TOSUN
Volume: 1
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Religion, Reference
Collections: Islam, Islamic Sociology, Religion, Authors Community, Logic, Astronomy, Favorites from the National Library of China, Most Popular Books in China, Literature, Economy, Law, Government, Political Science, History
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2012
Publisher: Ender Tosun

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Tosun, E. (2012). Guide to Understanding Islam. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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This book may be downloaded from: http://www.islamicinformationcenter.info/understandingislam.pdf . This book enables its reader to thoroughly understand what Islam is. It makes strong analysis along with relevant knowledge and hundreds of quotations from the Quran, the main source of Islam. It gives answers to FAQ such as those about Islam and violence, men and women in Islam.

Table of Contents
1 Introduction 19 2 The General Features of Islam 20 2.1 Islam Is Based on Logic 20 2.2 Islam Is Based on Loving Allah and Being Careful of Him 22 2.3 Islam Is Comprehensive 25 2.4 Islam Is Universal 26 2.5 Islam Is Based on Peace 28 3 Belief Essentials of Islam 29 3.1 Allah -The One Real God- 30 3.1.1 Belief in God as a General Concept 30 3.1.1.1 The Concept of Belief in General 30 3.1.1.2 Islam and the Other Main Approaches Regarding God 33 3.1.1.2.1 Islam and the Atheist Approach 34 3.1.1.2.2 Islam and the Agnostic Approach 40 3.1.1.2.3 Islam and Beliefs Largely Based on Communication 41 3.1.1.3 Everyone Believes in One or More Gods, Or in Things That Correspond to the Concept of God 44 3.1.2 There Is No God But Allah: This Universe and Its Parts Are Not Absolute, There Is Only One Absolute Power 45 3.1.3 The Methodology to Understand Who Allah Is and Some Key Facts Relating to Him That We Observe in Our Universe 48 3.1.3.1 General Methodology 48 3.1.3.2 Examples 49 3.1.3.2.1 Many Similar Things 49 3.1.3.2.2 Things -Including Causality- Are Parts of Systems 50 3.1.3.2.3 The Sequential Unity 53 3.1.3.3 Things Are Subject to Change 54 3.1.3.4 Things Are Passive -in Relation to the Creating Power of Allah- 57 3.1.3.5 Some Other Facts That Show Us the Unity of Allah Above All 59 3.1.4 The Names of Allah 60 3.2 The Hereafter 62 3.2.1 Description 63 3.2.2 Signs of the Hereafter 67 3.2.2.1 Allah Is Able to Recreate 69 3.2.2.2 Allah Has the Reasons and the Will to Recreate 70 3.2.2.2.1 Allah Is Wise: He Acts Based on Reasons 71 3.2.2.2.2 There Are Reasons for This Universe 73 3.2.2.2.2.1 The Implementation of the Favors of Allah 75 3.2.2.2.2.2 The Implementation of the Truth 79 3.2.2.2.2.3 The Establishment of Balance 81 3.2.2.3 Communication and Promise From Allah 83 3.2.3 Practical Consequences of the Hereafter 85 3.2.3.1 Knowing That There Is a Stable Life 86 3.2.3.2 Accountability 88 3.2.3.3 Happiness of The Divine Justice 89 3.2.3.4 Incentive for Improvement 90 3.2.3.5 Incentive for Thinking and Choosing 91 3.3 The Angels 95 3.4 The Messengers of Allah 96 3.4.1 The Messengers as Role Models 96 3.4.2 Some Messengers Are Predicted and Confirmed 99 3.4.3 Some Other Attributes of the Messengers 103 3.5 The Books of Allah 105 3.5.1 The Holy Books in General 105 3.5.2 The Quran 108 3.5.2.1 The Quran Is a Complete Guidance 108 3.5.2.2 The Quran Was Protected 111 3.5.2.3 The Style of The Quran 112 3.5.2.4 The Quran Is Inimitable 114 3.6 The Destiny 116 3.6.1 Description 117 3.6.2 Consequences of Destiny for Human Beings 120 4 The Goals Given By Islam to a Human Being 122 4.1 To Get the Pleasure of Allah 123 4.1.1 The Way to the Pleasure of Allah 123 4.1.1.1 Compliance with the Divine Values 124 4.1.1.2 Objective Measures Should Be Fulfilled to Get the Pleasure of Allah 126 4.2 To Reach Allah’s Permanent Favors Made for His Righteous Servants 130 4.3 To Be in Harmony with the Truth 131 4.3.1 To Be in Harmony with the Truth in What We Believe In 131 4.3.2 To Be in Harmony with the Truth in What We Say and What We Do 132 5 Essentials of Action & Five Pillars 134 5.1 Essentials of Action 134 5.2 The Five Pillars of Islam 139 5.2.1 Statement of Bearing Witness to the Unity of Allah 141 5.2.2 Daily Prayers 143 5.2.3 Regular Charity 150 5.2.4 Fasting 154 5.2.5 Pilgrimage 157 6 The Means toward Success 164 6.1 Logic 166 6.2 Sound Character 168 6.3 The Help of Allah 171 6.4 Our Efforts & Perseverance 176 6.5 Other Faculties 178 6.6 Obvious Facts 178 6.7 The Messages from The Creator 180 6.8 Our Initial Codes 180 7 Conclusion 181 8 Questions & Answers 187 8.1 Are Men and Women Equal in Islam? 187 8.1.1 Covering Some Parts of the Body 193 8.1.2 Permission for Men to Marry up to Four Women under Certain Conditions 196 8.1.3 The Inheritance of More Wealth for Sons and Husbands When Compared With Daughters and Wives under Certain Conditions 199 8.1.4 The Substitution of One Man Witness With Two Women Witnesses in Certain Legal Cases 201 8.1.5 Some Other Issues About the Question “Are Men and Women Equal in Islam?” 203 8.2 Why Do We See on the Media Many Violent Actions Performed in the Name of Islam or Allah? 206 8.3 If There Is Destiny, If Allah Knows All, How Can We Have Free Will and How Can We Be Responsible? 209 8.3.1 We Have Free Will to a Certain Extent 210 8.3.1.1 The Reasons for the Existence of Our Wills 216 8.3.1.2 Sins and Their Consequences Are Deliberate Choices. 218 8.3.1.3 Allah Does Not Need to Force Anything upon Us 221 8.3.1.4 Allah Does Not Force Anyone to Believe or to Do Good Works and He Does Not Force Anyone to Disbelieve or to Be Unjust. 222 8.3.1.5 Nobody Will Bear Witness That Allah Has Forced Us to Evil 222 8.3.1.6 Allah Does Not Have any Prejudice against any of Us 223 8.3.1.7 The Causality Relationships That Are the Basis of Our Wills Govern the Destiny 224 8.3.1.8 If We Knew the Destiny, We Would Want to Change It for Better. 225 8.3.1.9 If Our Wills Were under the Full Influence of Determinism, It Would Cause Us to Believe. 225 8.3.2 The Knowledge of Allah Reflected in the Destiny Is in one Way Like a Historical Knowledge in Human Concepts. 226 8.3.3 We Are Responsible Based on Our Capacity 227 8.3.3.1 Obvious Facts Prevail 227 8.3.3.2 We Fail Because of Our Own Weaknesses. 229 8.3.3.3 The Destiny Is Not a Barrier Between Us and Allah -Allah Is Nearer to Us than the Destiny- 230 8.3.4 Our Choice Process Must Be Consistent 232 8.3.4.1 The Agreement Is Not Changed after It Has Been Executed 233 8.3.4.2 If One Blames Allah on the Grounds of Justice, This Means That Allah Has Already Offered Him the Guidance But He Knowingly Rejected It 234 8.3.4.3 The End Result Prevails 235 8.4 If Allah Is All-Powerful and Good Why Is There Suffering and Evil? 236 8.5 What Are the Main Differences Between Islam and Christianity? 242 8.5.1 God 243 8.5.1.1 The Attributes of God 243 8.5.1.2 Relationship with God 244 8.5.2 Prophet 245 8.5.3 Methodology 248 8.5.4 Holy Books 250 8.5.5 Tolerance 252 8.5.6 Lifestyle 253 8.5.7 Original Sin 255 8.6 Is There any Prophesy in the Previous Holy Books about Prophet Muhammad? If There Is What Is It? 256 8.6.1 Relevant Information about Prophet Muhammad and The Quran in Deuteronomy/33 257 8.6.2 Relevant Information About Prophet Muhammad in Genesis 21/9-21 and Genesis 17/19-20 260 8.6.3 Relevant Information about Final Prophet as Explained in Isaiah 42/1-12 262 8.6.4 A Big Development Will Happen and the Kingdom of Allah Will Be Taken from the Jews and Given to Another Nation As Said in Matthew 21/42-44 264 8.6.5 The Reference to Mecca (Bacca), the Pilgrims, the Well of Zamzam, the Quick and Strong Growth of Muslims in Psalms 84/4-7 265 8.6.6 The Widely Known Special Prophet Who Will Come after Jesus in John 1/20-21, 29 265 8.7 What Are the Points to Bear in Mind While Reading The Quran? 266

 

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