The Essentials of the Islamic Faith

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Tughra Books, 2005 - Religion - 270 pages
"What is it about Islam that continues to attract people at a time when many other religions are either stagnating or actually losing adherents? What does Islam say about God, Heaven and Hell, the life of this world and of the next, sin and forgiveness? What are the arguments for the existence of invisible beings and supernormal phenomena? M Fethullah Gülen answers these questions and many others from the viewpoints of rationality, reason, and logic. There is no demand to “believe, or else.” Rather, he invites the readers to use their God-given intelligence to understand what they are doing here, why they are here, and where they are going. Gülen's sincerity, altruism, and love have captured millions of hearts. His followers preach, teach, and establish private schools all over the world; publish books and magazines, dailies and weeklies; broadcast television and radio programs; fund scholarships for students; and avoid politics and political ambition." -- BOOK JACKET.
 

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One of the best and accurate Islam 101 book in the market. Easy to understand with Modern English words.

Contents

Traditional arguments for Gods existence
4
False arguments about the origin of existence
16
Arguments for the existence of invisible beings
38
Death and the spirit after death
49
Supernormal phenomena
56
Angels and Their Functions
63
Angels and jinn in this world
70
Spells and sorcery
80
The Resurrection in Revealed Scriptures
158
Prophet Muhammad in the Bible
166
His character and high morality
175
His knowledge of the past
186
His miracles
195
Miracles cannot be denied
206
Arguments for the Divine authorship of the Quran
222
Science and religion
228

Introduction
91
Divine Destiny and Decree and Divine Grace
109
Questions on Destiny and human free will
116
The benefits of belief in the Resurrection
131
Quranic arguments
138
Does the Quran allude to scientific developments?
236
Why we refer to science and scientific facts
246
Notes
255
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M. Fethullah Gulen is an authoritative and popular Turkish Muslim scholar, imam, preacher and civil society activist. He has extensive knowledge and teaching experience in Islamic scholarship, and is a prolific author with more than sixty books translated into many languages.

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