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This section features articles and publications on Islam by some of the most popular Islamic scholars. The following Islamic literature is available absolutely free of charge and we request you to read and distribute it freely. However, we would like you to request permission from us before you decide to distribute a copy.

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  • Islam and
  • Comparative Religion

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Responsibilities of a Muslim by Dr. Israr Ahmad
The long standing political and moral decline of the Muslim Ummah has resulted, among other things, in a serious distortion of our very concept of Islam itself. Can we as Muslims fulfill our responsibilities today? Do we know what they are?

The Obligations the Muslims owe to the Quran by Dr. Israr Ahmad
The pathetic and disastrous condition of the Muslim Ummah throughout the world is due to the abandoning of the Holy Quran by the Muslims. The attitude of indifference that we constantly show towards the last of the Allah's Revelations, along with our hypocritical lip-service, is tantamount to ridiculing it.

Islamic Renaissance - The Real Task Ahead by Dr. Israr Ahmad
The present age can rightly be described as the age of the predominance of Western philosophical thought and learning. Having taken shape roughly two hundred years ago, these ideas are continuously affirmed and reinforced by theorists and philosophers. Though politically the present-day world may be divided into number of blocs, one single philosophical point of view prevails throughout.

The 100 - A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History - Muhammad (*PBUH) No 1
by Sheikh Ahmad Deedat
In his landmark work
"The 100" Michael Hart rates Muhammad (*PBUH) as number one. He concludes the biography with the words "It is this unparalleled combination of secular and religious influence which I feel entitles Muhammad to be considered the most influential single figure in human history."

The Objective and Goal of Muhammad's Prophethood (*PBUH)  by Dr. Israr Ahmad
We Muslims believe that the best of all human beings — Muhammad, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him — was much more than just one of the many prophets, as he was Khatam al-nabiyyeen (seal of the prophets).

The Quran and World Peace by Dr. Israr Ahmad
Many of the best minds devoted to burning questions such as ecological problems, pollution, feeding of mankind, conquest of disease, bridging the gap between rich and poor and, in particular, world peace, have been inspired by the faith and tenets of Islam. The Quran provides us with a common platform to work together in Islam (peace).

Understanding Jihad - "Striving in the Cause of Allah" by Dr. Israr Ahmad
Only those are Believers who have believed in Allah and His Apostle and have never since doubted but have striven with their belongings and their persons in the Cause of Allah: Such are the sincere ones.
(Holy Quran; Surah 49; Verse 15)

The Status of Woman in Islam by Dr. Jamal A. Badawi
In the midst of the darkness that engulfed the world, the divine revelation echoed in the wide desert of Arabia with a fresh, noble, and universal message to humanity: "O Mankind, keep your duty to your Lord who created you from a single soul and from it created its mate (of same kind) and from them twain has spread a multitude of men and women" (Holy Quran; Surah 04: Verse 1).


The Muslim Woman's Dress
by Dr. Jamal A. Badawi
This essay provides adequate Quranic references on the topic of Hijab, Purdah and the Muslim Woman's dress code as appointed by Allah Almighty and Prophet Muhammad (*PBUH)

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Islam and Comparative Religion
Is it Important for me to read articles on Islam and Christianity?

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Bridge Building between Christians and Muslims by Dr. Jamal A. Badawi
"The People of the Book" is a special term accorded to Jews and Christians in the Quran. Why "People of the Book"? Because the Muslim makes a clear distinction between a polytheist or an atheist and those who follow the prophets who originally received revelations from Allah.

Christ In Islam by Sheikh Ahmad Deedat
A detailed description of Prophet Eesa; Jesus Christ (*PBUH) in Islam. This article discusses Jesus Christ's (*PBUH) life, his miraculous birth and his status in Islam.

Jesus in the Quran and Bible - Quick Reference
by Dr. Jamal A. Badawi
Comparison of Jesus' (PBUH) representation as in the Quran and the Bible. References are provided both from the Quran and Bible to discuss major conflicts and beliefs.

'Atnatu' - A Novel Concept of God also titled 'What is His Name?' by Sheikh Ahmad Deedat
The aborigine of South Australia calls his God "Atnatu" because some philosopher, poet or prophet had programmed him, that the Father in Heaven is absolutely free from all needs; He is independent; He needs no food nor drink.


What Does the Bible Say about Muhammad? (*PBUH)
by Sheikh Ahmad Deedat
The Bible is a book of prophecies. The Old Testament has hundreds of prophecies of the coming of Jesus Christ. But do you think the Bible is silent about one of the biggest benefactor of humanity, Prophet Muhammad (*PBUH)!

Muhammad in the Bible!
by Dr. Jamal A. Badawi
Habakkuk 3:3 speaks of God (God's help) coming from Te'man (an Oasis North of Medina according to J. Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible), and the holy one (coming) from Paran. That holy one who under persecution migrated from Paran (Mecca) to be received enthusiastically in Medina was none but prophet Muhammad.

The God That Never Was by Sheikh Ahmad Deedat
Deals with the idea of 'Jesus is God' as in Christian theology. Various quotations from the Authorized KJV Bible that prove Jesus was only a messenger of God and not God or Son of God himself.

What was the Sign of Jonah?
by Sheikh Ahmad Deedat
Is it possible that for the past two thousand years the whole Christian world celebrated 'Good Friday' instead of 'Good Wednesday'?. Are 1,200,000,000 Christians of the world ignorant of the correct day of the so called crucifixion of Jesus Christ(*PBUH)?

Who moved the Stone? 
by Sheikh Ahmad Deedat
or who ROLLED away the stone? (Mark 16.3) is a question which has worried theologians for the past two thousand years. Mr. Frank Morison, a prominent Bible scholar, tried to nail down this ghost(s) in a book bearing the same title as this tract. Through all his 192 pages of conjectures he failed to answer ,"WHO MOVED THE STONE?" (Faber and Faber, London).

Resurrection or Resuscitation?
by Sheikh Ahmad Deedat
Clears the misconception about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus (*PBUH) was not resurrected or spiritualized. Jesus himself acclaims 'Handle me and see, for a spirit has no flesh and bones as you see me have.' (Luke 24:39)

The Satanic Verses Unexpurgated!
by Sheikh Ahmad Deedat
A reply to 'The Satanic Verses' a book written by Salman Rushdie. In his bitterness with the Muslim, Salman has fired many guns off target!
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Learn more about these eminent scholars of Islam:

     
Sheikh Ahmad Deedat
     
Dr. Jamal Badawi
      Dr. Zakir Naik
      Dr. Israr Ahmad

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* PBUH: Stands for 'Peace be upon Him'. May Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon All of His Prophets. Ameen
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