This book, the result of 30 years spent by the author in exhaustive research, attempts to present the basic teachings of religion in the light of modern knowledge and in a manner consistent with modern scientific method. After a thorough investigation of the subject, the writer has reached the conclusion that religious teachings are academically valid and as understandable and intellectually acceptable as any of the theories propounded by men of science
Dawah Made Simple
Dawah made simple is easy-to-understand pocket reference book on the introduction to Dawah. Most importantly, it explains the spirit of dawah, how to do dawah work, its responsibilities and reward; with its special focus on doing dawah work in India.
Tazkiya - The Purification of Soul
Tazkiyah literally means purification. In the extended sense it means growth. In this respect, tazkiyah means intellectual development. The mind is not something stagnant, it is ever-growing, like a tree. It is this process which is called ?adding faith to their faith? (48:4) in the Quran. Adding faith to faith means development in consciousness, which is another name for intellectual development. The real faith is one which does not stagnate, but grows continuously in its conviction about God.How does tazkiyah or intellectual development take place? The path to this is contemplation. Contemplation is in itself a continuous process ? contemplating the Quran and Hadith, the life of the Prophet, the lives of the Companions, the various human disciplines, the universe, the earth and the heavens. There is also the kind of contemplation which takes place during serious discussions. In this process of contemplation, new ideas emerge, deeper meanings come to light, new aspects hitherto unexplored of different events and realities are discovered, and every experience will bring him closer to God.
Call of the Qur'an
In addition to it?s being the duty of every Muslim man, woman and child to study the Quran and follow it, the communication of its message to non-Muslims is also obligatory. It is pre-eminently the responsibility to the Muslims to convey the Message of the Quran to other nations. So we must perform this task in all sincerity till the Last Day, therein lies our entire success both in this world and in the world to come
Quran: An Abiding Wonder
The perfect state of preservation singles out the Quran from its predecessors as a unique vehicle for divine guidance and salvation, one which will retain its validity until the Day of Judgment. Apart fro this fact, the author discusses the Quran in itself being a proof that it is the Book of God
Muhammad: A Prophet for All Humanity
In making the Prophet Muhammad the greatest figure, and consequently one of the most resplendent landmarks in human history, God has bestowed his greatest favour on mankind. Whoever seeks guidance cannot fail to see him, for he stands out like a tower, a mountain on the horizon, radiating light like a beacon, beckoning all to the true path. It is inevitable that the seekers of truth will be drawn up to the magnificent pinnacle on which he stands.
Islamic Treasury of Virtues
This book forms a collection of inspiring thoughts, stories, quotes, sayings, and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad and his companions, which have been presented in a simple and straightforward style. Besides being an aid to personal study and individual training, this book will be of great benefit when read out at gatherings, as it is valuable for congregational recitations
Prophet Muhammad: A Simple Guide to His Life
This book not only describes the life of the Prophet Muhammad but also analyses in depth the message conveyed to us by his life. The author lays enormous emphasis on the fact that the Prophet Muhammad went out of his way to follow a policy of peace throughout his life, contrary to the misconception that a significant part of his life was spent in warfare. The Prophet Muhammad was supremely successful at both the religious and secular levels. The exemplary life he lived can serve as an unfailing guide to right thinking and right living even in this modern age
Words of the Prophet Muhammad
This volume is an anthology compiled from Hadith literature, an Islamic source second only to the Quran in religious importance. Although brief, it covers, directly or indirectly, the more important aspects of the Hadith?s, teachings. This book teaches us some of the principles by which the Prophet of Islam sought to guide his followers. Eternal in essence, they are of value not only to Muslims, but to humanity at large. The words of the Prophet deeply touch our heart, inspiring us to lead a righteous life leading to salvation.
Leading A Spiritual Life
The book aims at developing a spiritual bent of mind in its reader. The author believes that to attain spirituality one does not need to retire to the jungles, rather one must live in the midst of all the activities of the world and develop the ability to convert material events into non-material or spiritual events. According to the author, “If you want to live as a spiritual person, learn the art of extraction. That is, you have to be able to extract spiritual content from material things. This will give you spiritual food, and thus you will be able to develop yourself as a spiritual person.”Spiritual living is the greatest need of the day and in the various chapters of the book, the author enlightens the reader on how to deal with day-to-day problems of failure, stress, unhappiness and conflict.
Non-violence and Peace-building in Islam
The approach to non-violence and peace-building outlined in this book is based on the Quran and the life of the Prophet Muhammad . It draws lessons from these sources that can be applied to efforts to negotiate differences and conflicts at all levels—from between individuals to between communities and entire countries. The central focus of the book is on conflict-prevention. After all, if conflicts are prevented at the very outset, violence can be done away with. Amicably negotiating differences before they degenerate into a conflict is, the author suggests, the most sensible way for us to handle conflicts
The Age of Peace
The purpose of this book is to re-engineer the minds of those who think in terms of violence. The book has a twofold target: first to help those who are engaged in violence realize that the present age is an age of peace. Second, the author expounds on the guiding principles that should govern the actions of those who want to establish peace in society.
The Vision of Islam
The greatest enigma of present history is how over the last two hundred years, in the entire Muslim world, innumerable great movements were set in motion which gave Muslims immense opportunities to do their work, yet the actual results of their efforts were almost negligible. This failure came about in spite of the Muslims having all kinds of resources for the execution of their programme. God promised divine succour on the condition that we help Him. Helping God means to engage ourselves in the divine mission of making people aware of the Creation Plan of God. Our movements should be aimed not at acquiring worldly rights through protest and demand, but rather should be Hereafter-oriented movements, in which our goal is to make man aware of what he will have to face in the next world. Thus, our movements should be dawah-oriented and not political or economic in nature. This is the only way of ensuring succour from God and unless we obtain God’s succour we will not be able to achieve success of any kind—either in this world or the Hereafter
Islam and World Peace
Lucidly written and expansive in scope, this work clears up the misunderstandings that abound on the subject of Islamic teachings about peace and war. It clearly states the authentic position on these matters, which is that Islam is a completely peaceful religion. In Islam, peace is the general rule or norm, and war is only an exception. Of the various names or attributes of God mentioned in the Quran, one is As-Salam, or ‘The Source of Peace’. That is to say, God is Peace. Islam’s mission centres on tawhid, the oneness of God. The Quran and the Prophet’s life clearly aim to transform people’s minds and hearts that they love just the one God, fear Him alone and make Him their greatest concern. This is the beginning of the Islamic mission as well as its finale. Ideal for students, scholars and the average reader, this brief and readable book provides keen insight into topics such as, the culture of peace, the ‘Islamisation’ of violence, terrorism, Islamic jihad, hijacking and hostage-taking, to name but a few
Political Interpretation of Islam
In the political interpretation of Islam, politics assumes the central place. Every aspect of religion acquires a political hue. The true believer’s mission in life, according to this interpretation, is to ensure that just as God’s natural laws are followed throughout the universe, His shariah laws, too, must be enforced in the human world. This is a major deviation. Under normal or ordinary conditions, believers are duty-bound to observe and follow only that portion of the religion of Islam that was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad before the acquisition of political power. People can be expected to abide by laws only to the extent that is practically possible for them
According to the Quran, a person’s life has been divided into two phases: the pre-death period and the post-death period. The present life is only temporary and is meant as a test. Depending upon our performance in this test, we shall be judged in the eternal life after death. The Quran aims to make one aware of this reality and help one lead one’s life in this world in such a way that one is rewarded with Paradise in the life Hereafter
Ideology of Peace
Peace, always desirable for its own sake, has been vital to human progress in every age. The difference now in this nuclear age is that it has literally become a matter of life and death for humanity. Peace means life: its absence leaves no hope of human survival. The writer?s aim, therefore, is to present peace in the form of a complete ideology?an ideology which awakens human consciousness; which provides the answer to all life?s problems in terms of peace; which describes the crucial importance of peace, right from the individual to the international level. In essence, peace is not an option: it is our destiny
In Search of God
Some thinker has said, ?A smattering of knowledge turns people away from God. Grater knowledge brings them back to Him?. The author concludes in this book by examining various theories that the choice humanity have is not between the universe with God and the universe without God. The real option is between the universe with God and no universe at all. Therefore humanity is compelled to opt for the proposition the universe with God. Hence it is logical to say I exist, therefore, God exist
?Introducing Islam? provides the general reader with an accurate and comprehensive picture of Islam--the true religion of submission to God. In the first section it is shown that the true path is the path that God has revealed to mankind through His prophets. The second section provides an introduction to various aspects of the Islamic life under forty-five separate headings. Qur?anic teachings have been summarized in the third section in words taken from the Quran itself. In the fourth section the life that makes man worthy of Paradise has been described and in the last section the life that will condemn him to Hell-fire.
Islam and Peace
In this world, for one reason or the other, peace remains elusive. Differences--political and apolitical--keep on arising between individuals and groups, Muslims and non-Muslims. Whenever people refuse to be tolerant of these differences, insisting that they be rooted out the moment they arise, there is bound to be strife. Peace, as a result, can never prevail in this world. The book highlights the role, which Islam can play in maintaining peace.
This book seeks, as its title suggests, to present Islam as it is, by drawing on original sources, rather than leaving it to be judged by latter-day interpretations and commentaries, or the practices of present-day Muslims in different parts of the world. This method of evaluation brings out the distinction between Islam as presented to the world by the Prophet Muhammad and his Companions (information about which is available to us in the Qur?an and the sunnah) and Islam as mirrored in the lives of later Muslim generations.
Islam: Creator of the Modern Age
Before reaching its present-day zenith, the modern, scientific age had to pass through three stages. The first was marked by the eradication of the superstitious mentality, the second saw the practical beginnings of scientific research, and the third is the spectacular culmination of the scientific process in the second half of the twentieth century. The book examines the contribution of Islam, throughout its first millennium, for completion of the first two stages
Islam: The Voice of Human Nature
Although a building is composed of many parts, what really hold up the entire structure is its pillars. If they are strong, the whole structure will be sound. If they are weak, the entire edifice will crumble. The book stresses that those which support the edifice of Islam are of immense strength, but they must first of all be raised up by its adherents if they are to support its structure
This book collects, in one immensely rich compendium, more than three hundred and fifty short articles, which have been arranged for easy reading on a daily basis. In Simple Wisdom, the author shares piety, modes of divine worship and such spiritual knowledge as will help the reader become acquainted with the wisdom, grace and power of God. As you turn over the pages day by day, your soul will touch new spiritual heights of wisdom, peace and understanding
True Face of Islam (Harper Collins)
Islam has become synonymous with global political jihad today and Islamic spirituality is often mistaken for orthodoxy. Then how do young Muslims hold on to their faith? How do they open the door for others to appreciate the true beauty of their religion?In his attempt to understand Islam in its true form, social activist and entrepreneur Raamish Siddiqui brings together the most thought-provoking works of eminent scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan. Through the Maulana’s writing, Raamish discovers that it was Prophet Muhammad who first lay the foundations of universal secular education, that Islam believes in gender equality and allegiance to the nation one is born in and that the Quran makes it obligatory for its adherents to not engage in violence except in self-defense.In a deeply introspective introduction, Raamish talks about his own dilemmas after 9/11 and how he transformed as a person when he learnt to differentiate between the true spirit of Islam and its misappropriation by those who have politicized it.Deeply insightful and in some ways, provocative, this is a vitally important guide to the most misunderstood religion of modern times
True Jihad (HB)
All the teachings of Islam are based on the principle of peace.... It is no exaggeration to say that Islam and violence are contradictory to each other. The concept of Islamic violence is so obviously unfounded that prima facie it stands rejected. The fact that violence is not sustainable in the present world is sufficient indication that violence as a principle is quite alien to the scheme of things in Islam. Islam claims to be an eternal religion and, as such, could never afford to uphold any principle which could not stand up to the test of time. Any attempt to bracket violence with Islam amounts therefore, to casting doubt upon the very eternity of the Islamic religion. Islamic terrorism is a contradiction in terms, much like ?pacifist? terrorism. And the truth of the matter is that, all the teachings of Islam are based directly or indirectly on the principle of peace
The Dawn Over Kashmir
The Dawn Over Kashmir
The author, through his study of science, religion, psychology and the experiences of his own life, enlightens about the path to discovery of God through one’s journey of life. A discovery of this kind involves pondering on the word of God, converting one’s material experiences into spiritual insights, constant introspection, and contemplating on the numerous phenomena of the universe. This kind of spiritual and intellectual endeavour of remembering God and recognizing His majesty and glory in everything around provides nourishment to the soul. Such a person develops strong affection for His Creator, Sustainer and Benefactor, a feeling which reflects in his character and behaviour. Discovery of the noble and merciful God makes a person rise above negative thinking; his heart becomes free of hatred, anger, and vengefulness. He develops the ability to engage in positive thinking even in unpleasant situations. The personality that undergoes this spiritual process is deserving of being settled in Paradise in the Hereafter