There is one important fact about the beauties of this world which needs to be understood by man. As our Lord has revealed, “The life of this world is just the enjoyment of delusion” (Surah Al ‘Imran, 185).It is therefore a major error for any person to become disproportionately infatuated with the world’s transitory blessings during his brief existence in this life. In the Qur’an, Allah reveals that the benefits of this world are ultimately worthless, and promises that He will give “a good life” to those who seek the Hereafter. On the other hand, there is a “dark and narrow life” for those who are unaware of these truths.Believers are aware of these truths revealed in the Qur’an. They know that all they experience is part of a test set for them by Allah. They feel no great passion for the blessings of this world. They instead spend their whole lives in such a way as to attain the Hereafter promised to them. In this book, by using examples which may be encountered at any time and any place, the unnecessary sufferings and woes of those who are deceived by the false baubles of this world are considered. Ways in which these can be avoided, and the trouble-free lives of believers who spend all their energies on attaining the Hereafter are explored. Recalling Allah’s revelation in the Qur’an, “Anything you have been given is only the enjoyment of the life of this world and its finery. What is with Allah is better and longer lasting. So will you not use your intellect?” (Surat al-Qasas, 60), people are invited to lead lives better suited to the approval of Allah.
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What has occupied your time over the years: worries about getting into the university of your choice, finding a good job, acquiring a suitable husband or wife, making lots of money …? What have you struggled to achieve and acquire: fame, fortune, reputation …? While seeking to meet your goals, have you ever considered the following truth: All of these goals are only temporary and impermanent, for you can take none of them with you when you die. After you die, what will happen to you? How will you fare in the Hereafter, where the only thing that will benefit you is how hard you worked while living in this world to earn Allah’s good pleasure? The Qur’an states that this worldly life is a “testing ground” that will determine each person’s place in the eternal Hereafter. During these tests, we reveal to each other and to Allah, Who already knows our ultimate destiny, who we really are. Those who grasp this secret and live their lives knowing that they are being tested will gain an eternal and never-ending treasure: God’s good pleasure in His eternal Paradise.
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In this book, the ways in which some messengers have communicated the message of Allah to their people are related. The purpose is to make the reader aware of the unique sincerity and commitment displayed by these honourable messengers of Allah in their efforts to spread the religion of Allah and thus to inspire respect and love for them. Another purpose is to draw the reader’s attention to the significance of the messages they communicated. This book is a summons to believers to behold the wisdom in the stories of messengers, to ponder them, and to make them a part of his own life.
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We are living in an era in which the world is desperately in need of peace, friendship, and solidarity. Despite the urgent need for solidarity and cooperation, certain circles are inciting conflict, particularly conflict between the world's two greatest and deep-rooted civilizations. One of the best ways of preventing the disastrous war of civilizations is to strengthen the dialogue and cooperation between these civilizations. This is not a hard task, as there are no fundamental differences between Islam and the Judeo-Christian western world. This dialogue and alliance will be based on the sincere believers' quest for justice, peace, and support for all people. This alliance will be one of the main contributing factors to tranquility at a time when Prophet Jesus' (peace be upon him) second coming is expected.
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Throughout history, the most important thing in some societies has not been what Allah expects from people, but what people expect from one another. With no awareness of the Qur'an's decrees or of the way of life enjoined in that book, people have strived to fulfill the expectations of the societies and social environments in which they live. This cult encourages you to abandon Allah and worship people instead-which false religion is the theme of this book. This passionate attachment to other human beings we call "The Religion of Worshipping People."
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This book documents the tenderness that creatures have for their young and the conscious acts of self-sacrifice performed throughout the animal world. You will read about the great care taken by animal parents to build comfortable nests for their young. You will learn how they clean their offspring, how hard they work to feed them, protect them from cold, and even how they place their own lives in danger when an enemy is nearby.
Before you finish reading this sentence, approximately one hundred billion (100,000,000,000) operations will have been completed inside your eyes. The eye, the subject of this book, is one of those organs of the body that have kept evolutionists on the ropes ever since Darwin, who himself confessed, "I remember well the time when the thought of the eye made me cold all over." A close examination of the eye's structure and functions will make it clear why evolutionists have felt compelled to avoid it.
Whoever you may be, there is an enemy who is a devoted threat to you, who wishes for you eternal torment, having dedicated his whole existence to that end. That enemy is Satan. That is, Satan whom Allah cursed and expelled from His presence. He is your greatest foe. Nor is he a mere myth or legend, but a real being. He has been in existence throughout human history. Millions who lived and died have succumbed to his wiles and been thrown into the flames, and continue to do so. He makes no distinctions among his victims: young or old, male or female, a head of state or beggar... He is against all human beings.
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The notion of “loyalty,” which is addressed in this book, is one that those distanced from the moral teaching of the Qur’an completely fail to understand; or worse still, will never understand. The loyalty of those who adopt ignorance as a way of life has emptied it of its real meaning, misrepresenting it to disguise the true nature of their actions.On the contrary, believers employ the intelligence that Allah has given them to duly appreciate His power and infinite knowledge. They know that He alone is worthy of praise, and live their lives without compromise in their adherence to the moral teachings He has revealed in the Qur’an. They follow faithfully and without doubt the Way shown by the messengers. Even in times of extreme duress, they are never unfaithful to Him. On the contrary, their closeness to Allah only becomes greater. Our mighty Lord has promised the believers forgiveness and a great reward in His presence for their deeds.
The purpose of this book is to explore several examples of the kind of life and the type of character that the nations of ignorance have produced, and to show that every approach it has formulated has come to an impasse. Moreover, it will attempt to show that the typical character produced by the nations of ignorance can never attain the contentment and peace of mind they seek. In addition, this book will demonstrate that the character of a believer, as described in the Qu’ran, is superior to any other of the thousands of character types that emerge among ignorant nations, and show how excellent the life lived by a believer compared to the life of ignorance.
Consider the person who lives his entire life avoiding responsibility. One who thinks only of feeding himself, of only his own future, house, car and other property … That which unfolds around him, the tragedies and injustices that take place all over the world, the bloodshed, anguish and hunger suffered by others, does not concern him at all. He is indifferent to plight of those who have been unjustly attacked, or the child who can find not even a crumb to eat. There are many who think that if they can avoid thinking of these concerns, they themselves can be at peace. Though he finds himself in a cruel world, this does not trouble him or affect his conscience.Now, you may be thinking, “Yes, but what can I do?” But, think how the world would be if everyone thought that way … There would not be a single person to battle for good against the evils of the world. In fact, in every period of history, there have been those who fulfilled this duty. They came out fearlessly, trying to promote good in the world and keep it alive. The basic characteristics to be found among them were a fear of Allah, listening to their conscience, courage, outspokenness, and a willingness to accept responsibility.True courage, as outlined in the Qur’an, is showing determination in respecting all of Allah’s limits, without exception, and without hesitation, fearing none other than Allah, and not deviating from this course whatever the circumstances or the condition.
In present day life almost all people complain because they have been totally unable to achieve true peace and because despite their efforts and their attempts at happiness, they are not happy at all. The reason why people end up in such a predicament is because they try to find happiness in the wrong places and with the wrong people. For some, happiness is the material wealth they obtain, being able to spend their money as they like, buy whatever they want and consume more and more each day. For some, happiness is being known and admired, someone whose favor or company is sought by everyone. Such people want to be admired and imitated in everything they do. For others, happiness is escape even for a short time from the troublesome and monotonous life they lead and its problems. However, the happiness achieved by all these people is false and fleeting. Achieving everything they want and reaching targets still do not change the end result: a melancholy life filled with unhappiness and the troubles it brings with it... except for the true believers, who seek Allah's approval and are aware that their true abode is in the Hereafter.In this book we explain what the source of true happiness is and where and under what conditions it is possible to be truly happy and at peace in the light of the verses of the Qur’an.
The Qur’an refers to the phenomena and entities that are certain proofs of God’s existence, oneness, and names as “signs.” Just as these are written in the Qur’an, they also exist in the world and in a person’s soul, for: “There are certainly Signs in Earth for people with certainty, and in yourselves as well. Do you not then see?” (Qur’an, 51:20-21)Those who use their conscience encounter countless proofs of God’s existence, such as brightly colored, sweet-smelling flowers; delicious fruits and vegetables that spring from muddy soil; the sense organs, which enable us to enjoy each created item’s unique properties (e.g., smell and taste); the human body with its many complex systems, all of which work in harmony; the Sun, which illuminates and warms, and its ideal size and distance from our Earth; the rain, which brings bone-dry soil to life; and countless other proofs.Each of these is a “sign leading to faith.” In other words, they are miracles of creation and truths that guide people to faith and then increase that faith. Every person who thinks deeply about these proofs will come to faith by clearly seeing these reflections of God’s existence and greatness. Thanks to these signs, believers will come to know God better and increase their love for, and fear [and awareness] of Him.This book seeks to lift the curtain of indifference by dealing with the importance of these signs leading to faith. At the same time, it contains the views of several Islamic scholars of these signs and gives examples of them. Moreover, it also considers how these signs are the most effective way of disproving the superstitious teachings of the theory of evolution, the greatest deception of our time, and one that continues to lead people to atheism in the End Times.
So, how well do you know our Creator, Who planned you and the entire universe with a delicate equilibrium? Many people have mistaken ideas concerning Allah due to the effects of different cultures and information of dubious origins. However, Allah introduces Himself to humanity through the Qur’an He sent down 1,400 years ago and informs us of His beautiful names. This book, written to introduce you Allah, seeks to replace the vague, flawed, and insignificant information that you may have acquired over the years with the genuine faith described in the Qur’an so that you may come to know Allah, the All-Mighty, better and draw nearer to Him.
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The religion God chose for people, which best suits their temperament, is the religion of Islam. God has made His religion very easy for people to live by. Religion lifts all the burdens, and things that are limiting and restricting and that cause people hardship. It informs people that they should always seek God’s approval, lean towards Him, and resign themselves to the fate that He has determined for them, for He is infinitely compassionate, kind and forgiving; He creates everything with a purpose for righteous people; He is the possessor of all power. God, in the Qur’an, declares that religion is easy and that He will make things easier for those who follow their religion: … He has selected you and not placed any constraint upon you in the observance of your religion—the religion of your forefather Ibrahim… (Qur’an, 22:78) Our Prophet (saas) has always ordered Muslims around him to make religion “easier.” As a result, righteous Muslims should obey this command and should not suffer the consequences of representing easy things as hard. One of our Prophet's (saas) sayings on this matter is as follows: "Make things easy for the people, and do not make it difficult for them, and make them calm (with glad tidings) and do not repulse (them)." In this book, in accordance with the advice of our Prophet (saas), we are reminded of how easy it is to live God’s religion. Furthermore, it is explained that the religion of Islam encourages the lifestyle most suitable to a person’s temperament, comfort, and happiness: a life lead by the morals of the Qur’an is the best possible life a person can live.
Some bird species have a talent rarely found in any other creature except man. The best example of this are parrots, which can imitate, in addition to human speech, a wide range of sounds that even humans can’t duplicate convincingly—for example, as the creaking of a door, the cap being removed from a bottle, a ringing telephone, or a tune being whistled. This talent to imitate, observable in parrots and some other bird species, is not an ability that can be acquired by coincidence. All the wondrous characteristics of birds that can imitate sounds are just part of the evidence God shows to man so we may witness the magnificence of His creation. In this book you will discover that talking birds use a frequency modulation (FM) system, the working system of the AM radios found in nearly all homes, that birds’ sound recognition capacity is some 10 times greater than that of humans, that birds can distinguish 10 different notes and many other astonishing facts. You will see that the way these creatures are equipped with the ability to speak and imitate sounds is one of the countless miracles of creation, and at the same time witness how that ability completely undermines the theory of evolution.
The universe, the Milky Way galaxy that is home to our solar system, and our planet Earth are all governed by countless factors. All these laws and balances have been specifically designed and miraculously ordered to produce an environment suitable for human life. Examining our universe in detail reveals that everything—from the most fundamental cosmic laws to the most critical physical properties, from the smallest balances to the finest ratios therein—have been arranged to meet the highest level of exactness. We are astonished to realize that this precision is set at the ideal values for human existence to not only survive, but thrive.
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“… And he languished in prison for a number of years more.” (Surah Yusuf, 42). According to an exegesis of this verse, Joseph (Peace be upon him) is the patron of prisoners, and prison is a sort of School of Joseph. (Madrasa-i Yusufiya)1
This interpretation was offered by one of the greatest Islamic scholars of the 20th century, Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, who devoted much of his life to the teaching of the morality of the Qur’an, and because of that earned the animosity of certain circles. Ultimately, he spent 30 years of his life in prison and exile.
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.
The Qur'an and the related hadiths tell us that Jesus (pbuh) will come back to Earth again in the End Times, the times preceding the Day of Judgment. In addition, the signs of this event as revealed in the New Testament have parallels with those stated in the hadiths. Jesus’ return to Earth, a belief held by both Christians and Muslims, will end this world's all-pervasive cruelty and injustice and transform it into a place of peace, abundance, and justice.This book examines the signs of Prophet Jesus' (pbuh) second coming from the Islamic sources and how the signs that they provide have come true one by one. People witnessing these signs may, by God's Will, hope that his return is close. The world is also getting sociologically prepared for such a great event. The chain of events through which humanity has passed during the last two centuries has, both covertly and overtly, raised the expectation of a savior in the minds of people all over the world. People have increasingly seen that materialistic ideologies and lifestyles cannot save humanity; rather, they lead humanity closer to disaster and emptiness. This situation has caused many people to turn to the morality of religion. It is no coincidence that this sociological infrastructure has been established at a time when the signs of Prophet Jesus' (pbuh) second coming appear one after another.By God's Will, Prophet Jesus' (pbuh) return will cause religion's morality to pervade all over the world and all sincere believers to attain security. Along with all other believers, we hope that our Lord will honor us by letting us meet this blessed visitor and enable us to make the best preparations to meet him.
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