Answers questions about the religious traditions of Islam and Muslims, arranged in such categories as Beginnings and Sources, History and Development, Beliefs and Practices, Law and Ethics, Cultural and Intellectual Themes, Women and the ...
Author: John Renard
Publisher: Paulist Press
Easy-to-read basic introduction to Catholic teaching on theological and social matters of general concern. For classroom and individual use. Includes bibliography and discussion questions.
This user-friendly book encourages readers to reflect on the current religious issues such as terrorism and Islamic extremism that affect the global community and endeavour towards living in harmony with people of different faiths.
Author: Shaik Kadir
Get an insight into the teachings of Islam and enlightens the readers (especially for the non-Muslim readers) about the lifestyle and practices of Muslims. In depth introduction to Islam including overview of its beliefs, practices etc Question and answer format. Organised in terms of subjects (for easy reference) More than 100 topics covered. Inside Islam is a guidebook that has been structured into a Q&A format. Written in chapters with specific headings, it enables readers to find the answers to their queries on different aspects of Islam. Muslims and non-Muslims alike can easily learn about and understand the origins of Islam, its fundamental philosophy and basic religious tenets. This user-friendly book encourages readers to reflect on the current religious issues such as terrorism and Islamic extremism that affect the global community and endeavour towards living in harmony with people of different faiths.
Shaik Kadir Shaik Maideen holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Sheffield, UK. He received training in teaching and journalism both locally and overseas, and has years of experience as an educator and journalist.
Author: Shaik Kadir
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Shaik Kadir Shaik Maideen holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Sheffield, UK. He received training in teaching and journalism both locally and overseas, and has years of experience as an educator and journalist. Formerly a senior lecturer at the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore, he has now retired from service. His numerous writings have been published in various periodicals and magazines in Singapore and in other countries, including local newspapers such as The Straits Times and Berita Harian. His other books on aspects of Islam include Read! The Islamic inspiration on guidance, wisdom and progress (1986), The Straight Way: Answers to questions put forward by non-Muslims (1993), The Haj: The annual pilgrimage of Islam (1995), Commanding a dynamic Islamic Personality (2000), Inside Islam: 101 questions and answers (2004), Islam Explained (2006) which has been translated into Malay, and Allah: Understanding God in Islam (2016).
This book, Allah: Understanding God in Islam, apart from describing what Islam is, explains that all prophets sent by God, including Prophet Abraham, Prophet Moses, and Prophet Jesus (Jesus Christ), were Islams prophets too and that Muslims ...
Author: Shaik Kadir
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
This book, Allah: Understanding God in Islam, apart from describing what Islam is, explains that all prophets sent by God, including Prophet Abraham, Prophet Moses, and Prophet Jesus (Jesus Christ), were Islams prophets too and that Muslims must believe in them. The book specifically informs readers that Allah is the same God of every human being of any race, culture, or religion. The book delves into the messages of the Quran, Islams Holy Book, to highlight the importance of knowing the true nature of God, called Allah in Islam. It points out that the proper knowledge of God would compel people to adhere to His commandments in having faith in Him and His practical guidance to acquire a close and rewarding relationship with Allah and His creations as well as with all human beings, who, though diversified in various nationalities and faiths, can be united in spirit and togetherness. The book also emphasises that following Allahs guidance with understanding would facilitate people to appreciate the natural gifts Allah has given to every person and so, instead of getting overwhelmed by ignorance and falling into the trap of hatred and hostility, enable them to live a happy, peaceful, and harmonious life.
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"What Would a Muslim Say is a series of books documenting my experiences as an interfaith volunteer.
Author: Ahmed Lotfy Rashed
With Dialogue Comes UNDERSTANDING There are many books that teach Islam, preach it, criticize it, or academically explain it. The focus of this book is different. This book is a compilation of actual conversation transcripts, showcasing everyday people asking real questions and getting real answers about Islam. Why This Book is SPECIAL What Would a Muslim Say is a series of books documenting my experiences as an interfaith volunteer. Ever since 2009, I have facilitated dialogue with many different people, answering questions about Islam and addressing misconceptions. This is the first book in the series. My hope is that this can be a small step towards better understanding and harmony. The conversations in these books are real. Some are curious, some are concerned, some are hostile, some are academic, and some are soul-searching. The purpose of this book is to share these kinds of conversations with people who might otherwise not have the opportunity to speak to a Muslim about Islam. Why These Books Matter NOW These are timely books. There are many questions, fears, and misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. These books can answer questions, build bridges, and promote understanding. You can find more samples of the author's work --plus free presentations, lecture notes, and resource guides-- at www.WhatWouldAMuslimSay.net
Islam Religion of Peace with One ExceptionThe Quran does not counsel turning the other cheek but teaches forgiveness and the return of good for evil when the circumstances warrant, but these are very different from not resisting evil.
Author: Farooq Mirza
In general, Muhammad's use of warfare was neither alien to Arab customs nor to that of the Hebrew prophets. Both believed that God had sanctioned battles with the enemies of the Lord. Biblical stories about the exploits of kings and prophets, such as Moses, Joshua, Elijah, Samuel, Jehu, Saul, and David recount the struggle of a community called by God and the permissibility, indeed a requirement, to take up arms when necessary against those considered enemies of God. There is, however, two major differences between the Biblical and Quranic concept of war. Biblical accounts of war clearly support the massacre of enemy noncombatants, including children, women, and even animals; in contrast, the Quran explicitly prohibits such crimes against humanity. Also, war, when under Quranic rules, is defensive in nature, without exception.Jesus first abrogated the law of genocide when he said: "love your enemies." The Quran, being a continuation of divine revelation, reiterated the message of Jesus and forbade the killing of innocents during the war. According to Islamic doctrine, the use of force is only allowed in self-defense, and the killing of noncombatants is strictly forbidden. The problem of violence lies with the Muslims and not the book itself. All the battles Muhammad fought resulted in the loss of less than a few thousand combatants on both sides. Women, children, and noncombatants were rarely harmed, and prisoners of war were protected. Arabia was chronically a violent society, and the Muslims had to fight its way to peace. Major social change of the type that Muhammad was attempting in the peninsula is rarely achieved without the use of some force. When Muhammad died in 632, almost all the tribes of Arabia had joined the ummah as either Confederates or converted Muslims. Since members of the Ummah could not attack one another, the ghastly cycle of tribal warfare, and of vendetta and counter-vendetta, had ended. Single-handedly, Muhammad had brought peace to war-torn Arabia with the use of a minimum force. Islam Religion of Peace with One ExceptionThe Quran does not counsel turning the other cheek but teaches forgiveness and the return of good for evil when the circumstances warrant, but these are very different from not resisting evil. Far from requiring the Muslim to turn himself into a doormat for the ruthless, the Quran allows punishment of wanton wrongdoers to the full extent of the injury they do. In the refusal to permit such punishments, morality evaporates into impractical idealism or sheer sentimentality. Islam is a religion of peace, with a notable exception: when aggression is committed against its adherents, it becomes mandatory for Muslims to fight in self-defense and that is the true meaning of jihad in the context of armed struggle. Any war of aggression is a mortal sin in Islam. All the campaigns of the Prophet were defensive, and so too were the wars undertaken by the Companions in the earliest period of Islam. Cure for TerrorismTo Quote from John Renard's book, 101 questions, and Answers on Islam, "Islamic criteria governing the call for jihad against an outward enemy are as stringent as Christianity's terms for waging a "just war." According to Muslim tradition, for example, no action can be justified as authentic jihad if any of the following actions occur: killing noncombatants, prisoners of war, or diplomatic personnel; use of poisonous weapons, or inhumane means to kill; atrocities in conquered lands, mutilation of persons and animals, and wanton despoliation of natural resources, and the sexual abuse of captive women. All of that, however, has not prevented horrors from being perpetrated in the very name of Islam, to the great sorrow of many millions of Muslims. Nothing can excuse those who engage in such atrocities, whatever their expressed motivation or avowed religious affiliation." The cure for terrorism is not less but more religion.
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"People have prayed since the beginnings of human culture. But what exactly is prayer? 101 Questions and Answers on Prayer introduces readers to the nature and experience of prayer.
Author: Joseph T. Kelley
Publisher: Paulist Press
"People have prayed since the beginnings of human culture. But what exactly is prayer? 101 Questions and Answers on Prayer introduces readers to the nature and experience of prayer. Using the ancient understanding of prayer as lifting heart and mind to God, the author answers questions about prayer and the difficulties people may encounter in praying." "101 Questions and Answers on Prayer offers clear and practical answers to these questions and many, many more, providing an excellent introduction to the theology and practice of prayer for all seekers, whatever their age or their level of spiritual development."--BOOK JACKET.
Recent research into the Inquisition and the Crusades has reversed many of the misconceptions the surround these events in history. This book helps to explain some of them.
Author: John Vidmar
Publisher: Paulist Press
Category: Church history
The Crusades and the Inquisition, two separate historical events, are more closely related than most people realize. It is no accident that the Inquisition followed quickly on the heels of the Crusades, just as it is no coincidence that the Crusades as well as the Inquisition have been greatly misunderstood over the centuries, with popular historians focusing on and, indeed, exaggerating the "atrocities" committed by Christian armies and Inquisitors. Recent research has reversed many of these misconceptions, and the results will be enlightening to anyone curious about this much-disputed period in Christian history. In this unique book, which combines discussion of both events and shows how they are related, Fr. John Vidmar, OP, offers a magisterial synthesis of the latest research and brings his own extensive knowledge as a historian of this era to provide an accessible, eminently readable book that will be indispensable to students and average readers alike.
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things / Joseph T . Kelley . ... 239 Defending the " people of truth " in the early Islamic period : the Christian apologies of Abu Raitah / by Sandra Toenies
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education courses in the history and art of the world's Buddhist , Hindu , and Muslim faith communities . Impressed early on with what seemed consistently ...
Author: John Renard
Presents answers to questions about Buddhism such as "Who was Buddha? "Is nirvana real?", and "Why is the Dali Lama so important to so many Buddhists?"
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Author: Youssef H. Aboul-EneinPublish On: 2019-05-15
This work answers 101 essential questions on the Middle East, Islam, the Arab Spring, al-Qa’ida, and ISIS.
Author: Youssef H. Aboul-Enein
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Category: Political Science
This work answers 101 essential questions on the Middle East, Islam, the Arab Spring, al-Qa’ida, and ISIS. It is for those wanting to begin an intellectual immersion into the complexities of the region from pre-biblical times to the post-Arab Spring. The authors have carefully focused on what the deploying soldier, sailor, Marine, coast guardsman or airman needs to know before arriving in the Middle East, including the nuances inherent in a region that is the crossroads of three continents (Europe, Asia, and Africa) and how previous global powers interacted and left their mark. While developed and written for Americans about to deploy to combat zones and areas of operation, it is also of use to a wider audience of Americans serious about the challenges of the region.
Author: Ibrahim Abdulla Al-MarzouqiPublish On: 2000
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Author: Ibrahim Abdulla Al-Marzouqi
Publisher: Morgan Pub
Category: Political Science
Although the term human rights, in the modern sense, is a conceptual innovation, it may be said that the human struggle, since early times, has been to determine certain rights and freedoms for man. This text includes sections on Islamic legislation, Islamic Family Law, the Rights of Children and Women, and Polygamy.
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