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I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with the sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Now for the first time, here is an exposition that really is different. The values and concepts, however, are entirely as originally expounded, but now with the added clarity and accuracy of an improved translation, this exegesis is certainly far easier to understand than any of its predecessors, or indeed any edition available today. This genuinely makes it a practical book of guidance; a book fit for the purpose for which it was intended.
A way of life that you can relate to and a guidance you can truly understand.
If the word ‘Islam’ conjures up a medieval image frequently projected by the media, and in no small way substantiated by the self appointed guardians of faith, then prepare yourself to be enlightened.
The Quran champions the cause of not only against religion, but also the erroneous innovations and banal traditions appended to it. This may seem paradoxical until you understand the comparative difference between ‘religion’ and ‘deen’: a word with no English equivalent but in the Quranic context can be translated as the living Social Order: the System of God.
Religion is a subjective experience shaped by the susceptibilities and prejudices of individuals, while deen is an objective reality concerned with the progress and welfare of mankind.
This book is a first in presenting Islam, the Deen – not the religion, in such a forthright, refreshing and objective manner. Issues that are usually swept under the carpet are now brought to the forefront, opening up topics, often considered undebatable, in a daring, challenging and thought provoking manner.
Religion and Deen-Islam.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Why the Quran is a compelling read?
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born ans the day you find out why.
What is the Challenge of the Quran?
The Quran, literally The Recitation, muslims believe was revealed to a man called Muhammad whom God chose as His final messenger. It was revealed in Arabic because the original recipients were Arabs.
What of this life so full of care, yet to make a sacrifice we do not dare.
The truth we have no time to seek, to fight for justice we are too weak.
A poor life this, if before we die, we do not probe to question why.
If Islam is true, why then are Muslims in such a despicable state?
In the Quran, to those who follow His guidance, God promises peace, security, health, wealth and happiness. Indeed, Muslims are not too shy in telling the world they have the best religion – but do we not witness something that is totally different?