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Friday, 12 December 2014


The Right Book!

The Right Way!

For a society plagued by
Social, cultural, financial,
Religious and political evils,
Islam Is The Solution!

(Part 2 of 2)

(M. Javed Naseem)

هُوَ ٱلَّذِيۤ أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِٱلْهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ ٱلْحَقِّ
لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى ٱلدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ ٱلْمُشْرِكُونَ
“It is He Who has sent His Messenger with guidance
and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religions,
even though the Pagans may detest (it).”
(al-Quran 9:33)

Islam is a ‘Deen’ (system or way of life) and to call it simply a religion does not do any justice with it. There is no doubt that religion, as we know it, is a part of it, not the whole of it. ‘Deen’ is a lot more comprehensive term than ‘religion’. Islam was prescribed by the Creator for the entire mankind. It was introduced through a Book which was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) in parts over many years.

Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) and his followers lived in accordance with the rules and instructions contained in that Book, hence they became great role-models for the generations to come. That Book (al-Quran) is the Word of God and God tells us that it contains guidance and mercy for mankind. And a billion-head strong community of Muslims on this earth are a proof of it.
“I did not come into contact with any Muslim before I embraced Islam. I read the Quran first and realized no person is perfect, Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet... we will be successful.”
“It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice.”
-- Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)

The Divine Message keeps attracting people from all walks of life and from all regions of the globe. It has a universal appeal.

"The essential and definite element of my conversion to
Islam was the Quran. I began to study it before my
conversion with the critical spirit of a Western intellectual ....
There are certain verses of this book, the Quran, revealed
more than thirteen centuries ago, which teach exactly the
same notions as the most modern scientific researches do.
This definitely converted me."
-- Ali Selman Benoist
(Doctor of Medicine, France)

"I have read the sacred Scriptures of every religion;
nowhere have I found what I encountered in Islam: Perfection.
The Holy Quran, compared to any other scripture I have read,
is like the Sun compared to that of a match. I firmly believe
that anybody who reads the Word of Allah with a mind that
is not completely closed to Truth, will become a Muslim…..
May Allah grant His Guidance to all the sincere seekers of
Truth. The arms of Islam are open to receive them in the heart
of a community called by Allah Himself: "The best people that
were ever raised for the benefit of mankind."
-- Dirk (Saifuddin) Walter Mosig,

"The universal brotherhood of Islam, regardless of race,
politics, color or country, has been brought home to me
most keenly many times in my life -- and this is another
feature which drew me towards the Faith."
-- Col. Donald S. Rockwell
(Poet, Critic and Author, USA)

"Medieval Islam was technologically advanced and
open to innovation. It achieved far higher literacy rates
than in contemporary Europe. It assimilated the legacy
of classical Greek civilization to such a degree that
many classical books are now known to us o­nly through
Arabic copies. It invented windmills, trigonometry,
lateen sails and made major advances in metallurgy,
mechanical and chemical engineering and irrigation
methods. In the middle-ages the flow of technology
was overwhelmingly from Islam to Europe rather
from Europe to Islam. O­nly after the 1500's did the
net direction of flow begin to reverse."
-- Jared Diamond
(World renowned UCLA sociologist and physiologist, winner
of the Pulitzer Prize for his book: "Guns, Germs, and Steel."

Since the message of Truth is spreading and more and more people are embracing Islam in all parts of the world, the forces of evil are worried. They are trying to destroy Muslim countries to stop the ‘Tsunami of Islam’. All those wars in Muslim countries and the bloodshed in other part of the world, cannot deter the Truth-seekers. They’ll come and join the community no matter what the stakes. Islam is the flame of guidance and the Devil’s followers or friends cannot extinguish it. It’s the promise of Allah and His promise is always true. Islam is going to spread all over and is going to stay.

يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِئُواْ نُورَ ٱللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ
وَيَأْبَىٰ ٱللَّهُ إِلاَّ أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ ٱلْكَافِرُونَ
“Fain would they extinguish Allah's light with
their mouths, but Allah will not allow but that
His light should be perfected, even though the
Unbelievers may detest (it).”
(al-Quran 9:32)

يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِئُواْ نُورَ ٱللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ
وَٱللَّهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ ٱلْكَافِرُونَ
“Their intention is to extinguish Allah's Light
(by blowing) with their mouths. But Allah will
complete (the revelation of) His Light, even
though the Unbelievers may detest (it).”
(al-Quran 61:8)

Despite the all-out efforts and big plans by the forces of evil to eliminate Islam (or Muslims), Islam is spreading leaps and bounds, because Allah is the Best of Planners. In the war between Good and Evil, Good will enjoy the victory. In the clash between the Truth and Falsehood, the Truth is going to prevail and Falsehood will vanish.

“Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America,
a guide and pillar of stability for many of our people..."
-- Hillary R. Clinton
Los Angeles Times, May 31, 1996, p.3

“Already more than a billion-people strong, Islam is
the world’s fastest-growing religion.”
-- ABC News, (

"Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the country."
-- NEWSDAY, March 7, 1989, p.4

"Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the United States..."
-- NEW YORK TIMES, Feb 21, 1989, p.1

“Moslems are the world's fastest-growing group..."
-- USA TODAY, Feb. 17, 1989. p.4A
(The Population Reference Bureau)

"There are more Muslims in North America than Jews now.”
-- Dan Rather, CBS NEWS

"Islam is the fastest growing religion in North America."
-- TIME Magazine

"Islam continues to grow in America, and no o­ne can doubt that!"
-- CNN, December 15, 1995

"In fact, religion experts say Islam is the second-largest
religion in the United States... Islam has 5 million to 6
million members, followed by Judaism, with approximately
4.5 million..... And Islam is believed to be fastest-growing
religion in the country, with half its expansion coming from
new immigrants and the other half from conversions."
-- Elsa C. Arnett,
Knight-Ridder News Service

Here’s the positive approach of an educated and civilized person who happens to be a scientist, and who is in a position to do some research on the Quranic statements. His findings are very beneficial for humanity:

“It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify statements
in the Quran about human development. It is clear to me that
these statements must have come to Muhammad from God,
or 'Allah', because almost all of this knowledge was not
discovered until many centuries later. This proves to me
that Muhammad must have been a messenger of Allah.”
-- Prof. Keith Moore,
World-famous scientist of anatomy & embryology,
University of Toronto, Canada.

And those educated people all over the world (Muslims and non-Muslims alike) who studied the Quran and understood its verses, realizing that these are from the Creator of the universe, know it well that it can bring peace, happiness, understanding and harmony among the people of different regions of the planet Earth. Since Islam stands for peace and social justice, they expect more from it.

"But Islam has a still further service to render to the cause
of humanity. It stands after all nearer to the real East than
Europe does, and it possesses a magnificent tradition of
inter-racial understanding and cooperation. No other society
has such a record of success uniting in an equality of status,
of opportunity, and of endeavors so many and so various races
of mankind . . . Islam has still the power to reconcile apparently
irreconcilable elements of race and tradition. If ever the
opposition of the great societies of East and West is to be
replaced by cooperation, the mediation of Islam is an
indispensable condition. In its hands lies very largely the
solution of the problem with which Europe is faced in its
relation with East. If they unite, the hope of a peaceful issue
is immeasurably enhanced. But if Europe, by rejecting the
cooperation of Islam, throws it into the arms of its rivals,
the issue can o­nly be disastrous for both."
-- H.A.R. Gibb,
(‘Whither Islam’, London, 1932, p. 379)

"It (Islam) replaced monkishness by manliness. It gives
hope to the slave, brotherhood to mankind, and recognition
of the fundamental facts of human nature."
-- Canon Taylor,
(Paper read before the Church Congress at Wolverhampton, Oct. 7, 1887;
Quoted by Arnoud in ‘The Preaching of Islam’, pp. 71-72)

"How, for instance, can any other appeal stand against
that of the Moslem who, in approaching the pagan, says
to him, however obscure or degraded he may be, “Embrace
the faith, and you are at o­nce equal and a brother”.
Islam knows no color line."
-- S.S. Leeder,
(‘Veiled Mysteries of Egypt’)

“I can say, I am very much impressed by finding
true astronomical facts in the Quran.”
-- Prof. Yushudi Kusan,
Director, The Tokyo Observatory.

“It follows, I think, that not o­nly is there no conflict between
genetics and religion, but in fact religion can guide science
by adding revelation to some traditional scientific approaches.
That there exists statements in the Quran shown by science
to be valid, which supports knowledge in the Quran having
been derived from Allah.”
-- Joe Leigh Simpson,
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
North Western University, Chicago, USA.

“We need research into the history of early Middle Eastern
oral traditions to know whether in fact such historical
events have been reported. If there is no such record,
it strengthens the belief that Allah transmitted through
Muhammad bits of his knowledge that we have o­nly
discovered for ourselves in recent times. We look
forward to a continuing dialogue o­n the topic of
science in the Quran in the context of geology.”
-- Prof. Palmer,
American scientist.

“From my studies and from what I have learned throughout
this conference, I believe that everything that has been
recorded in the Quran 1400 years ago must be the truth,
that can be proved by the scientific means. Since Prophet
Muhammad could neither read nor write, Muhammad must
be a messenger who relayed this truth which was revealed
to him as an enlightenment by the o­ne Who is an eligible
Creator. This Creator must be God, or Allah. Therefore, I
think this is the time to say ‘La ilaha illallaha’, (there is no
God to worship except Allah, ‘Muhammad Rasool-Allaha’,
(Muhammad is messenger of Allah).
-- Prof. Tagata Tagasone,
Ex-Head of the Dept. of Anatomy & Embryology,
University of Shiang Mai, Thailand.
Current Dean, College of Medicine at the same University.

“No other society has such a record of success in uniting
in an equality of status, of opportunity and endeavor so
many and so varied races of mankind. The great Muslim
communities of Africa, India and Indonesia, perhaps also
the small community in Japan, show that Islam has still the
power to reconcile apparently irreconcilable elements of race
and tradition. If ever the opposition of the great societies of
the East and West is to be replaced by cooperation, the
mediation of Islam is an indispensable condition."
-- H.A.R. Gibb,
(‘Whither Islam’, p. 379)

Christian Priest Turned Muslim Preacher:

“I could perhaps begin by saying, that I have personally witnessed
many “converts” coming into Islam in this country (and Mexico as well).
But many people consider my own personal experience to be rather unique
in that it was not simple one person changing their religion, but rather
an entire household of very religious Christians of three different
denominations (Catholic, "Born Again" and Protestant)
all "converting" to Islam.”

(Yusuf Estes)
“While we would all agree that there are always going to be a certain number of people who, for whatever reason, will change from one religion to another, we must also quickly agree that it is highly unusual to find a number of priests, preachers, reverends and holy men (and women) from various faith groups, simultaneously entering the same faith around the world.”
-- Yusuf Estes,
Ex-Christian Priest

If you are not worshiping Him, you are wasting your time, actually wasting your life!
Do some homework if you are seeking guidance. All guidance comes From Allah but it surely comes to those who strive for it. In the Quran, Allah is talking to you, me, them and everybody else. Are you not curious to know what He says? He is definitely showing you the right path.

مَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِهِ إِلاَّ أَسْمَآءً سَمَّيْتُمُوهَآ أَنتُمْ وَآبَآؤُكُمْ
مَّآ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ بِهَا مِن سُلْطَانٍ إِنِ ٱلْحُكْمُ إِلاَّ لِلَّهِ
أَمَرَ أَلاَّ تَعْبُدُوۤاْ إِلاَّ إِيَّاهُ ذٰلِكَ ٱلدِّينُ ٱلْقَيِّمُ
وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ ٱلنَّاسِ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ
"If not Him, you worship nothing but names
which you have named – you and your fathers –
for which Allah has sent down no authority.
The command is for none but Allah. He has
commanded that you worship none but Him.
That is the right religion, but most men
understand not.”
(al-Quran 12:40)

وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنِ ٱفْتَرَىٰ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ٱلْكَذِبَ وَهُوَ
يُدْعَىٰ إِلَى ٱلإِسْلاَمِ وَٱللَّهُ لاَ يَهْدِى ٱلْقَوْمَ ٱلظَّالِمِينَ
“Who does greater wrong than one who invents
falsehood against Allah, even as he is being invited
to Islam? And Allah guides not those who do wrong.”
(al-Quran 61:7)


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