Essentials of The Islamic Faith

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Essentials of the Islamic Faith is a selection from some of the speeches M. Fethullah Gülen has given to large audiences over a life-time of dedicated service. In these speeches, he explains the principal elements of Islamic belief - belief in the existence and Unity of God; in Resurrection and the Day of Judgment; in Divine Scriptures and other familiar themes of Islamic discourse. What is special and unique about the presentation of them in this book is that the author is constantly aware of the encroachment ...

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Overview

Essentials of the Islamic Faith is a selection from some of the speeches M. Fethullah Gülen has given to large audiences over a life-time of dedicated service. In these speeches, he explains the principal elements of Islamic belief - belief in the existence and Unity of God; in Resurrection and the Day of Judgment; in Divine Scriptures and other familiar themes of Islamic discourse. What is special and unique about the presentation of them in this book is that the author is constantly aware of the encroachment (and the seductive appeal) of cultural attitudes which are hostile not to Islam only but to any religious and contemplative way of life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597840637
  • Publisher: Tughra Books
  • Publication date: 6/16/2011
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 4 The Resurrection and the Afterlife 129

The benefits of belief in the Resurrection 131

Qur'anic arguments 137

General arguments 142

The Resurrection in Revealed Scriptures 158

Chapter 5 Prophethood and Muhammad's Prophethood 163

Prophet Muhammad in the Bible 166

His life 170

His character and high morality 175

His achievements 179

His knowledge of the past 186

His predictions 187

His miracles 193

Miracles cannot be denied 206

His marriages 209

Chapter 6 The Holy Qur'an 219

Arguments for the Divine authorship of the Qur'an 222

Science and religion 228

The concept of science and technology 233

Does the Qur'an allude to scientific developments? 236

Why we refer to science and scientific facts 246

Notes 255

Index 261

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2002

    Magnificant!!

    Beautiful use of language in explaining and teaching one of the most misunderstood religeon, Islam..Congratulations..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2002

    all the questions that I had in my mind were answered

    It is an amazing book. It has a different style. I had many questions which I could not find any answers before, but my thirst quenched with the explanations in this book. I liked the examples to prove the sophisticated issues. I will look for different books from this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2002

    A reader from MN

    It is a great pleasure to tell about this book. It's just wonderful. The author perfectly explains the meaning of our life on the Earth, what are we doing here, and also what exactly Islamic Faith is. I must express that this and some other books of the author have changed my and my family's understanding about the God and life and also our intellectual thinking. Betul Celenli Twin Cities, Minnesota

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2002

    Outstanding

    Outstanding

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2001

    An excellent book about islam

    To learn the Islam from Quran and Muhammed this is an excellent book Author written down the book so that everyone can get something.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2002

    really 'The Essentials !'

    Through this book, we learn to question and think our way through the ideas and attitudes we take for granted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2001

    Wonderfull, Two thumps up!

    If one wants to read real Islam, s/he must read this book. It depends on Qur`an and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad. This book is really wonderfull and usefull.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2001

    Good understanding of Islam

    I have read this book and many of the other books written by Fethullah Gulen ,he is a really great authority on Islam. In this book , he gives the summary of the Islam religions essentials with giving examples from the holy book of Islam ,Quran. I can suggest everybody (including muslims too) to read this book if he or she wants to learn about Islam...

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