The most serious mistake a man makes is not pondering. It is not possible
to find the truth unless one thinks about basic questions such as
"How and why am I here?", "Who created me?", or
"Where am I going?". Failing to do so, one becomes trapped
in the vicious circle of daily life and turns into a selfish creature
caring only for himself. "Ever Thought About the Truth?"
summons people to think on such basic questions and to discover the
real meaning of life.
CRUDE UNDERSTANDING OF DISBELIEF
Allah, in the Qur'an, calls the culture of people who are not subject
to the religion of Allah "ignorance." Only a comparison
of this culture with the honorable thoughts and moral structure
of the Qur'an can reveal its primitive and corrupted nature. The
purpose of this book is to take this comparison further, displaying
the extent of the "crude understanding" of ignorant societies.
One of the principal deceptions that impel people into delinquency
is the fact that they constantly forget the basic facts of life.
This book summons man to remember facts that his soul prompts him
The purpose of this book is to warn people against the day on which
they will say "If only we did not rebel against Allah. If only
we listened to the messengers..." and therefore feel deep regret.
This is a summons to live for the cause of Allah when there is still
CHARACTERS IN THE SOCIETY OF IGNORANCE
Those who ignore the moral values of religion and lead a life apart
from it form the society of ignorance. From their lifestyle to their
characters, this deep-seated ignorance has extensive negative impacts
on the people of ignorance. This book reveals that this system is
at an impasse by examining some examples of the lifestyles and characters
of the ignorant society.
THE SOCIETY OF IGNORANCE
Saying "I believe" is just the beginning of the great
struggle that one will carry on against one's soul for a lifetime.
An important part of this struggle involves eliminating all the
principles of the society of ignorance that pervade the culture
we live in. This book examines these principles and the ways to
avoid them in details.
WHY DO YOU DECEIVE YOURSELF?
People use various defense mechanisms to disregard facts about life
and to comfort themselves while so doing. The most effective of
these defense mechanisms is one's "deceiving oneself".
Someone who deceives himself thinks that he can escape from all
realities and responsibilities in life, foremost among them being
death. However deceiving oneself is not a solution for the salvation
of man; on the contrary, it drives man into a blind alley that leads
SEEING GOOD IN ALL
" It may be that you hate something when it is good
for you and it may be that you love something when it is bad for
you. Allah knows and you do not know." (Surat al-Baqara: 216)
Allah creates every word one utters, every detail one encounters,
every event one experiences, from the moment one is born into this
world. Whenever someone who believes in Allah comes up against an
incident that seems to be a problem, he knows that it is actually
the best thing for him. In the 216th verse of Surat al-Baqara, Allah
says: "...It may be that you hate something when it is good
for you and it may be that you love something when it is bad for
you. Allah knows and you do not know". For a believer who understands
this fact, uninterrupted joy of faith becomes an unchanging quality
of life. The fate decreed by Allah is flawless. In this entity made
up of millions of events, there is only goodness, benevolence, and
wisdom for everyone who looks at them with an eye for goodness.
THE MATURE FAITH
"Mature" means, "fully considered and perfected."
The concept of "mature faith" referred to in this book
expresses the most advanced and perfect state of faith a believer
can attain. The purpose of this book is to define "mature faith"
and to guide every sincere believer in his efforts to exhibit Islam's
moral principles in the best possible way.
QUICK GRASP OF
OF FAITH I 64 pages
OF FAITH II
OF FAITH III
There are questions
about religion that people seek answers to and hope to be enlightened
in the best way. However in most cases, people base their opinions
on hearsay rather than acquiring them from the real source of
religion: the Qur'an. In these booklets, you will find the most
accurate answers to all the questions you seek answers for and
learn your responsibilities towards your Creator.
SECRETS OF THE HYPOCRITE
Hypocrites are a group that Allah calls our attention to in hundreds
of verses. In this book, the characteristics of hypocrites are examined
one by one with references from the Qur'an. The distinction between
hypocrites and disbelievers is also discussed.
MERCY OF BELIEVERS
The Qur'an draws our attention to one of the important attributes
of believers: mercy. A person having fear of Allah naturally shows
mercy for His servants and treats them kindly. Yet it is essential
to distinguish between the concept of mercy, as conceived by people
of ignorance, and the mercy described in the Qur'an. This book was
written for that purpose.
GREATEST SLANDER: IDOLATRY
Most people know somehow that idolatry is a great wrong and imagine
they have completely dissociated themselves from it. They suppose
that idolaters are only those people who worship totem poles or idols
made of stone or wood. However, idolatry is not limited to worshipping
"graven images" and it is much more prevalent in modern
society than most people realize. This book defines idolatry in the
true sense of the word as explained in the Qur'an and warns man against
this prevalent perversity.
INIQUITY CALLED MOCKERY
All through history, people who had no faith in Allah and the Day
of Judgment, tended to mock religion and its followers in order to
"prove" that they themselves are the ones who are on the
true path. These people are heading towards a bitter end since they
make fun of believers and spread slanders against them. This book
explains how they are caught by a plot while they waste time ridiculing
THE IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING THE GOOD WORD
A "good word" is always thought of as implying a compliment,
an expression of love, or hopeful speech. The good word that Allah
communicates to us in the Qur'an however has a much different and
more comprehensive meaning. Allah describes the good word to us
in the verse Who is better in speech than someone who summons to
Allah and acts rightly and says, 'I am of one of the Muslims'? (Surah
Fussilat: 33) This book describes the importance of following the
good word and the losses that will be suffered by those who fail
to do this in this world and in the hereafter.
MYSTERY OF THE TEST
During the time one spends in this world, man is tried and tested
by his Creator. Responding to evil with good, being patient, and conducting
oneself morally are the other obligations of a believer. Being aware
of the fact that everything befalling man is merely a trial from his
Creator, taking pleasure from them, and responding to them joyfully
and eagerly lie at the heart of the mystery of this test and this
is recognized only by believers.