Harun Yahya - Catalog Books on Islamic Morals -II-
on Islamic Morals -II-
HOW A MUSLIM SPEAKS
In this book, everyone is encouraged to speak in a manner that is
pleasing to Allah as emphasized in the Qur'an. All people are called
to speak in a manner compatible with Qur'anic values by revealing
the sharp differences between the perfection of the speech of Muslims
and the style employed by people who live in a state of mind far removed
THE HAPPINESS OF BELIEVERS
Finding true happiness, which is something all people seek, is actually
very simple. Yet some people ignore the path that will lead them
to true happiness. The source of true happiness is having faith
in Allah and living by the morality of the Qur'an. This book explains
what true happiness is, and where and under what circumstances it
is possible to be truly happy.
THE STRUGGLE AGAINST "THE RELIGION OF IRRELIGION"
In this book such ideologies as materialism, communism, Darwinism
(the so-called scientific basis of those ideologies) and other systems
based on disbelief are referred to as "religions of irreligion."
Throughout the 20th century until today the religion of irreligion
has, perhaps for the first time in history, spread extensively. That
is why, especially in our age, it is of great importance for believers
to take part in the noble intellectual struggle mentioned in the Qur'an
and save the world from the evils of irreligion.
THE ALLIANCE OF THE GOOD
While watching television or reading the paper, you see many items
which you do would not like to see or hear: destitute people, murders,
quarrels, ill-treatment, and much more... Certainly, you, too, would
like to live in a peaceful and secure society where no one causes
anyone else harm or distress; where people live in harmony and friendship;
where they hear kind, praising, loving, and caring words from each
other. However just waiting for such a world to come about by itself
one day is of no use. This book is a summons to those who want goodness
to prevail: it calls on them to do goodness and to form an alliance
with other good people like themselves.
DOES THE UNWISE INTERPRET THE QUR'AN?
We have made things clear in this Qur'an so that they might pay heed,
but it only makes them run away the more! (Surat al-Isra': 41)
The Qur'an has been sent down as a book easily understandable by
everyone. Everyone who believes in Allah and follows his conscience
can take counsel from the verses of the Qur'an and obey the commands
in the verses. However, those who follow their lower self fail to
measure Allah with His true scale, entertain doubts about the hereafter,
interpret the verses of the Qur'an wrongly in their own crooked
reasoning. In this book, the reasons why those who do not use their
intellect misinterpret the Qur'an are examined and some examples
of the unwise interpretations and objections they make concerning
the verses are reviewed and answered.
Those to whom people said, 'The people have gathered against you,
so fear them.' But that merely increased their faith, and they said,
'Allah is enough for us and the Best of Guardians.' (Surat al-Imran:
Replacing the violence and injustice pervading the world with goodness,
beauty and justice is possible through taking "courageous"
steps on Allah's way of righteousness. The true concept of courage
based on the Qur'an is to persevere in keeping to the limits set
by Allah in the Qur'an. To this end, harboring no fear except of
Allah and making no concessions on Qur'anic morality under any circumstances
is essential. This book has been prepared to explain believers'
love and fear of Allah and their courage based on a sincere will
to attain His good pleasure.
RELIGION OF THE IGNORANT
There is a secret religion prevailing in many people, with no written
rules and no name either. Yet people unconsciously follow the rules
of this religion all through their lives. In order to "become
a man", one has to adopt the values and judgments of this religion.
In order to be free of this false religion by which we are surrounded,
we firstly need to identify and define it. And that is the purpose
of this book.
Some of them listen to you but We have placed covers on their hearts,
preventing them from understanding it, and heaviness in their ears.
(Surat al-Anam: 26)
Some people, even without having any idea about its contents,
resist reading, learning about, and listening to the Qur'an. They
simply turn a deaf ear to the Qur'an.
The purpose of this book is to warn people against this biased
stance which will lead to grave misfortunes, both in this world
and in the hereafter. Our purpose is to invite people to read
the Qur'an and ponder deeply upon the verses of Allah, putting
aside all forms of prejudice, blindly-acquired knowledge and fixed
ideas, as all true believers who have ever lived have done. This
reminder and warning is valid not only for those who deny Allah
and the Qur'an but also for those who live far from the morals
of Qur'an, despite having faith. Hopefully, complying with this
call, which has been constantly repeated throughout history by
true believers, will be a way for the salvation of those who seek
to win the good pleasure of Allah and lead a beautiful life in