Asalamu alaykom i post here something i found what mashallah knowledgeable brother of Islam has posted on his website the link is Chttp://madinahstore/challenge.htm
IN DEFENSE OF Islam
As-salamu alaikum warahmatullah
A letter entitled "$5,000 Reward, to any Muslim who can disprove in a public debate that Islam does not advocate violence against the Christians and Jews" that was sent to various Islamic Institutions in Orlando, Florida by a Christian evangelist.
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Brother Jalal Abu Alrub from Orlando replied to the evangelist, and accepted his challenge to publically debate with him.
Both sides exchanged letters about the challenge, and finally agreed to have the debate held by the 10th of April in Orlando. Please read on for the full story, and do your best to help and support defending Islam.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Proposed Date: Saturday, April 24th, 2004.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Duration: A seven-hour event starting at 09:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Location: Two adjacent rented halls, separate for men and women, at the Marriot, near Orlando International Airport, which is centrally located.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Advertisement: Appropriate ads will be placed in the Orlando Sentinel and, if possible, local TV stations.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Title: "Ask Muslims about Islam" (better suggested titles welcome).
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Three main lectures will be given, as follows:
"Islamic Concepts"? (Based on my book: Holy Wars, Crusades, Jihad).
"The Culture of Suicide: A Historical Perspective"?, by University of Central Florida Professor Saiful-Islam Abdul Ahad.
"Extremism: An Islamic Perspective"?; (Based on my book: Biography of Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab).
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Free pamphlets, booklets, CDs and books will be given out to those, who request them.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· The audience will be able to ask any question they wish and get an honest answer from qualified and learned Muslims.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Your help and support is requested and needed, as follows:
Donate flyers, booklets, pamphlets and CDs on Islam and any other free material you wish to give for free in the Sake of Allah and in defense of your religion.
Estimated Cost: US $5000: adds ($1000) rental costs ($1600), light drinks for guests ($350), airplane ticket for a guest-Imam ($250), emergency needs ($300), as well as, giving away at least 100 each of these two books: Holy Wars, Crusades, jihad (300 pages; $5.00 a copy), and, Biography of Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab ($10.00 per copy; a 700 page of extensive defense of Islam and its tenets, which is the real reason behind authoring this book).
A local brother, not Jalal Abualrub, will serve as the Treasurer for this entire event.
Any remaining funds and any funds raised beyond and above the estimated cost will strictly be spent on giving away more free Islamic literature.
Send your donated literature and any other material to:
Madinah Publishers and Distributors
7600 Bent Bow Trail
Winter Park, FL 32792
Funds: Send your monetary donations to above beneficiary and address, or, deposit it in this account:
Madinah Publishers and Distributors (EIN 593651339)
Bank of America Account Number (003446583573)
Route Number (063000047)
If you deposit any money into this account, please inform me of its amount and purpose.
jmabualrub[at]AOL & jmabualrub[at]Hotmail
Several brothers and sisters asked me, Jalal Abualrub, to give information about my own qualifications. This is the only reason why I am enclosing a brief bio here. My friends and students know how much I dislike fame, and I ask Allah to make all of our deeds for His Sake Alone. Since this event is for Allah and in defense of Islam, then those who wish to help and support it need to know who is organizing it on their behalf.
I will donate my time and effort in giving speeches, answering questions and organizing this event. I will also give away ten free sets of volumes 1-4 of my translation on Ibn al-Qayyim', Zad-ul Ma`ad.
Finally, defending Islam, as much as one is able to, and is Islamically allowed, is a religious obligation.
Throughout the history of Islam, our imams and scholars debated Christians and Jews (such as imam Ibn `Hazm in al-Andalus), and wrote books refuting attacks on Islam and offering scientific analysis of non-Islamic religions. Among many other examples, Ibn Taimiyyah wrote his book, Al-Jawab as-Sahih, and Ibn al-Qayyim, Ajwibat al-`Hayara. I am a minor student of knowledge and am only following the footsteps of these major Imams and scholars, who called to firm obedience to the Quran and Sunnah the way the Salaf understood these resources.
This event will be on explaining Islam rather than on attacking other religions. Yet, comparison and contrast will be used as need arises!
In the event we do not receive sufficient help, I am willing to give these lectures even at a public park, inshaallah.
May Allah bless and reward those who wish to help, even if it was a sincere Du`aa to Allah to help and support Islam. Sincere Du`aa may be more beneficial than any monetary contribution.
As-salamu alaikum warahmatullah
Books Jalal Abualrub Translated for the Dar of Islamic Heritage (1994-1998)
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Innovation, and its Evil Effects, by Sali'h al Fozan
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· The Bible's Testimony that Jesus is the Slave-Servant and Messenger of Allah, by Abdurrahman Abdul-Khaliq
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Rights Basic to the Natural Human Constitution, by Muhammad al Uthaymeen
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· The Hadith is Proof in Itself in Belief & Laws, by al Albani
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Explaining the Pillars of Iman, by Mohammad al Uthaymeen
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Marriage in Islam, by Abdurrahman Abdul Khaliq
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· The Weakening of Faith: Its Symptoms, Causes, and Cure, by Salih Al-Munajjid
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Kitab Al Ikhlas (Book of Sincerity), by Husain al Awaysha
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Basics & Benefits from the Forty Hadith Nawawi, by Nathim Sultan
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· The Ever-Merciful, He Rose Over His Throne, by Abdullah as-Sabt
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Hundreds of Article for the Periodical: The Muslim Creed
Some of the Books Jalal Abualrub Translated for Darussalam, Riyadh (1998-2000)
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Charity even with a Trifle, by Abdul-Malik Al-Qasim
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Tafsir Ibn Kathir, (Juzu: 1-10, 12, 13, 25-27)
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Establish the Prayers and The prize is Paradise, by Abdul-Malik Al-Qasim
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Pillars of Islam, by Ibn Jibreen
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Silent Moments, by Abdul-Malik Al-Qasim
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· How to Achieve Happiness, by Abdur-Rahman As-SaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢di
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Healing With The Medicine of the Prophet, by Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jauziyyah
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Life is a Shadow, by Abdul-Malik bin Muhammad Ibn Abdul Rah`man Al-Qasim
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Seeds Of Righteousness, by Abdul-Malik Al-Qasim
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Kindness To Parents, by Abdul-Malik Al-Qasim
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· The Seerah of the Prophet, by al-Muparakpuri (Not in print)
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· The Road to Good Friendship, by Abdul al-Malik al-Qasim
Books Jalal Abualrub Translated or Authored for Madinah Publishers and Distributors:
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Dhammu al-Hawa, by Ibn al-Qayyim (Not in print yet)
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Visiting Graves and Seeking Help from the Deceased, by Ibn Taimiyyah
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· The Creed of the Two Imams, Abu Zur`ah ar-Razi and Abu `Hatim ar-Razi (Not in print yet)
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Kitab at-Taubah (Book of Repentance), by Ibn Taimiyyah (Not complete yet)
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Volumes 1-2-3-4, of 20 volumes expected inshaallah, of the great book of Sunnah and Seerah, Zad-ul Ma`ad fi Hadyi Khairi al-`Ibad, by imam Ibn al-Qayyim
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Holy Wars, Crusades, Jihad
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Biography of Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab
All thanks and praises are to Allah Alone