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Yahya Delair

Quran-A short journey In the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful. praise belongs to God, lord of all the worlds, the compassionate, the merciful. Master of the day of Judgement. It is you who we worship; it is you who we ask for help.

Guide us to the straigh path, the path of thouse you have blessed, those who incure no anger and who have not gone astray. [chapter 2, verse 2-5]

Science in the Quran And it is we who have built the universe with [our ctreative] power and keep expanding it. [51:47]

Muhammed “He always joined in household chores and would at times mend his clothes, repair his shoes ans sweep the floor. He would milk, tether and feed his animals.� [bukhari]

A Gift from your neighbour Did you think that we created you without any purpose, and that you will not be brough back to us? 23:115 Bear in mindd that the present life is just a game, a diversion, an attraction, a cause of boasting among you,

of rivealry in wealth and children. is it like plants that spring up after the rain: their growth at first delights sowers, but then you se them wither away, turn yellow and become stubble.... the life of this wolrd is only an illusory pleasure.

Who is Allah? “There is nothing like into Him and He is the one that hears and sees (all things).”

In islam Allah is regarded as ‘Ever living’ and ‘Eternal’. He was ‘The first, ever before time was created, nothing was before Him.

After everything in the creation is destroyed, Allah will be there as ‘The last’ and He wll remain Ever Eistent and will never die, even after the end.

Islam the Journey The Quran is no ordinary book of face or fiction. it is a living communication to humankind by our Creator, intended as a guidance for life, akin to an instruction manual or a traval guide. It helps us find our way but it does not do the travelling for us.

There were numerous revelations prior to the quran, and fragments of those scriptours are still available today like the psalms of David (the zabur of Dawud), the torah (tuwrah, the book given to musa/moses) or the orignal gospel of jesus (the injil of isa).

Shahada, confession of a Muslim It has been noticed that most and Muhammed (peace be people who embrace islam, upon him) is the final messendo not understand the realiger of Allah� ty of the meaning of the first fundamental principle of islam i.e. the Kalima “Non has the right to be worshipped but Allah,

Sahabah:The Unique Qur’anic generation ‘aisha-may Allah be pleased The spring from which Comwith her- about the characpanions of the Prophet- peace ter of the Prophet- peace be be upon him- drank was the upon him- she answered, “his holy Quran; only the Quran, character was the Quran” as the Hadith of the Prophet and his teaching were an offspring of this fountainhead. when someone asked the mother of the faithful,

The Hijab Wearing the hijab has given me freedom from constat attention to my physical self. Because my appearnce is not subjected to pulbic scrunity, my beauty, or perhaps lack of it, has been removed from the realm of what can legitmately be discussed.

What does Islam say about Marriage? “Do not marry only for the as perhaps the wealth will sake of beaut, as perhaps become the reason for disthe beauty will become the obediance. Marry rather on cause of moral decline. Do the ground of devotion.� [Ibn Majah] not marry for the sake of wealth,

The Purpose of Creation “Say: ‘surely my prayer, my sacrefise, my living, and my dying are for the sake of Allah, the Lord of all the worlds’” [Al-Quran, 6:162]

The Big Questions At some point in our lives, everbody asks the big question “who made us,” and “why are we here?”

About Islam “Greeting a person is charity. Acting justly is charity. Helping a man with his horse is charity. A good word is charity. Every step taken on the way to performing prayers is charity. Removing an obstscle from the road is charity.�

Misconceptions about Islam “And from among Allah’s signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostrate to Allah who created them, if you really worship Him.” [Quran 41:37]

Understanding the Quran “Our Lord! let not our hearts swerve (from the truth) after you have guided us; and bestow upon us your grace indeed you alone are the bestower.�

Concept of God in Islam “Say he is Allah, the one and only; Allah, the Eternal, absolute; he begets not, nor is he begotten; and there is none like unto Him.� [Al-Quran 112:1-4]

Value of T When we reflect upon the nature of our world, we see order everywhere from the water cycle to the movement of the earth around the sun. Commenting on the order found in the universe,

wking explains that the overwhelming impression ‘’is one of order, the more we discover about the universe, the more we find that it is governed by rational laws.’’[1]. This observation is shared by the vast majority of scientists

A Gift from your neighbour “...if anyone slew a personunless it be for muder or for spreading mischief in the land- it would be as if he slew all mandkind...� [Al-Quran 5:32]

Embryology in the Quran “Then (thumma) we made the drop into a leech-like structure (alaqah)� [quran, The Belivers 23:14]

The Quran an Everlasting Miracle ‘Verily we have revealed the Book (the quran) to you (O muhammed) in the truth for mandkind. So whosoever receives the guidance, benefits his own soul, and whosoever goes astray, injures his own soul� Quran the troops 39:41

Scientific achievments under Islam Chemistry It is thus, time to give Muslim chemistry its due place in history, as it laid down very firm principles and methodology upon which not only modern chemistry, but also pharmacology and pharmacy are based.

The Quran an Everlasting Miracle The Qur’an’s confirmayion of an amazing undersea discovery leads French oceansographer to Islam

Westerners’ view about islam “islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, a guide and pillar of subility for many of our people” Hillary Rodman Clinton, Los Angeeles times, May 31,1996,p.3

Scientific achievments under Islam “And we brought forth iron wherin is mighty power, as well as many benefits for mandkind, that Allah may test who it is that will help (his religion) and his Messengers in the unseen. Verily, Allah is Powerful, Almighty.� [Quran, Iron 57:25]

Concept of God in Major Religions One of the distinguishing features of our civilisation is the presence of a large number of religions and ethical systems. Mandkind has always sought to understand the reason for creation and his own place in the scheme of things.

Muhammed in the Bible i will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in his mouth, and He shall speak to them all that i command him.

And it shall be that whoever will not hear my words, which he speaks in my name, i will requite it of him. [Deuteronomy 18:18-19]

Islam: A Brief Guide There is only one origin to Whom, equally, all must return. Life thus becomes a journey, and its measure of happiness and success is the closeness or distance to our Creator.

Rather than a religion, Islam is a way of life with its guidance charting the coordinates of the map by which the return journey to where we came from can successfully be accomplished.

The Quran and Modern Science We (Allah) fashioned the thing which clings into a chewed lump of flesh and we fashioned the chewed flesh into bones and

We clothed the bones with intact flesh. Then we developed out of it another creature. So bless be Allah, the perfect creator.

Darwin’s Black box Evolution claims that spiecies graduaally evolved over millions of years step by step from ‘primitive’, into highly complex organisms by mutation & natural selcetion. To the ordinary man evolution is portrayed as if it were proven facts just like the law of Gravity.

The thoery is omposed on the whole world by two important means, the science and the media, who present their views as absolute truth. We are evolutionary chain has been confirmed ‘yet again’ by another discovery of the missing link, so proving our ancestry from apes.

This is imposed on the measses who accept the theory blindly.

The man in the red underpants None of these questions are dealt with in this book! Rather this book asks you to think about how you would deal with the man in the red underpants. It will take you on a journey in which you will encounter some startling conclusions.

If you believe in unbelievable things without proof, then put this book down now, and if you think that you’re a thinker, think again!

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