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  1. Just for today only (January 1st, 2014), New Stories of the Prophets: The Complete Volume is available for free of cost on Amazon Kindle (valued at $9.99) With stories and references of over thirty Prophets of God in Islam, "New Stories of the Prophets" is a modern attempt to gather an in-depth chronological story of the life and times of Prophets Adam to Jesus using the Holy Qur'an, Hadith, Exegeses, Bible, scholarly opinion and historical analysis. The book includes all four volumes and is based on the 'Biography of a Mighty Prophet' series. These volumes are: Volume 1: Adam to Salih Volume 2: Abraham to Shuaib Volume 3: Moses to David Volume 4: Solomon to Daniel Volume 5: Zechariah to Jesus
  2. As Salamu Alaikum I wanted everyone to know about a Kickstarter project that just started it is an Islamic Commentary of the Holy Bible project with the first set being the Torah. "The first English commentary set on the Holy Bible from the Islamic perspective from Genesis to Deuteronomy." Please take a look: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/804363765/islamic-commentary-on-the-holy-bible-the-torah
  3. Allah's argument in the Qur'an to the Christians was just like Adam, all He needs to say is Be and it is! You know Yahweh comes from Havah which means Be, that is all Allah needs to say for it is easy for Him. The Virgin birth isn't even the only miracle and has nothing to do with resurrection or crucifixion.
  4. As Salamu Alaikum I wanted to let everyone know that for today, the book on Amazon "Story of the Dajjal: The Antichrist" is available for free on Amazon Kindle. I first started this book eight years ago and by the grace of Allah it has been completed. It deals with all the topics of the Dajjal from the signs of his coming, how World War 1 is connected and his arrival and future events. Take a look: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FPM2U6K Some example topics include: Thirty Dajjals, if he is alive, how plague is a sign, World War 1, Ibn Sayyid, Society, Globalism, Religious Fitnah, Arab World, the UN, Trials and the Great Famine, Mahdi and so on.
  5. For August 27th, it's available for today if you have Kindle or Kindle-compatible devices. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESHATRU/ Who were the Jews in Medina (Madinah)? Did they share the same beliefs as the Jews in Palestine? What Scriptures did they have? What of the Jewish Muslims? Who was Uzair? Why were they expelled? Did the massacre of Banu Qurayza really happen? Is it true that all Jews and Christians from Arabia were expelled during the Rashida Caliphate? This book is an attempt to chronicle the Jews living in Medina (especially during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w) using the most authentic sources we are able to gather from the early Biographers, with criticism of their texts and sources, historical analysis, the Qur'an and Hadith collections including Exegeses and scholarship.
  6. As Salamu Alaikum: I wanted to add that it is available in the following online shops for Free: KOBO http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Allah-Loves-You-The-Most/book-1-6UTAt6rEKbL7vYGCsTyg/page1.html Apple ITunes/iBookStore https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/Allah-loves-you!/id672970337?mt=11 Barnes & Noble/Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/Allah-loves-you-the-most-loving-god-ibn-iftikhar/1116068357?ean=2940044630703 Sony Reader https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/ibn-iftikhar/Allah-loves-you-the-most-loving-god/_/R-400000000000001085189
  7. Muslim Men Marrying Non Muslims

    :salam: It's important to realize that just because something is permissable doesn't make it recommended, just as divorce is permissable, it doesn't mean it's a good thing.
  8. I wanted to share a Biography of Jesus (a.s) from an Islamic perspective, which is usually not found these days and is available for FREE for a few days. The topics covered are: israelites and Rome, Jewish Society, Historical Jesus, what the Gospel is, Before Creation, Family of Imran, Birth, Holy Spirit, Joseph, Childhood, John (a.s), Physical Description, temptation, disciples, travels (Capernaum, Nazereth, Jerusalem), pharisees and there plots, raising of the dead and many of the events that led to the ascension and Allah saving his Messenger as well as the story of the dwellers, the early christian beliefs, the return and more.
  9. Hi, Christian Interested In Becoming Muslim

    Because they belong to the People of the Scriptures, and the Covenants. Athiests are not.
  10. Hi, Christian Interested In Becoming Muslim

    As a reference any Christian who becomes a Muslim gets a double reward, this is part of Allah's favour and love. Some passages in regards to Jesus (alahissalam). “O people of the Scripture (Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allah aught but the truth. The Messiah Jesus, son of Mary, was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary and a spirit created by Him; so believe in Allah and His Messengers. Say not: "Three (trinity)!" Cease! (it is) better for you. For Allah is (the only) One Ilah (God), glory be to Him (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is All-Sufficient as a Disposer of affairs.” (Qur'an 4:171) "O Jesus, son of Mary! Remember My Favour to you and to your mother when I supported you with Ruh-ul-Qudus so that you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and when I taught you writing, Al-Hikmah (the power of understanding), the Torah and the Gospel; and when you made out of the clay a figure like that of a bird, by My Permission, and you breathed into it, and it became a bird by My Permission, and you healed those born blind, and the lepers by My Permission, and when you brought forth the dead by My Permission; and when I restrained the Children of israel from you (when they resolved to kill you) as you came unto them with clear proofs, and the disbelievers among them said: 'This is nothing but evident magic.'" (Qur'an 5:110) "O Jesus, son of Mary! Did you say unto men: 'Worship me and my mother as two gods besides Allah?...(he will say on the Last Day) Glory be to You! It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would surely have known it. You know what is in my inner-self though I do not know what is in Yours; truly, You, only You, are the All-Knower of all that is hidden (and unseen).” (Qur'an 5:116)
  11. As Salamu Alaikum I wish to share this free eBook (which is mostly in response to the constant attacks in Islam). Summary: One of Allah's beautiful names is Al-Wadud - the Most-Loving God who is Kind, Compassionate, and Gentle, the Source of Peace and Safety. The first words of creation were: "My Mercy prevails over My Wrath". This short book is fit for both Muslims and non-Muslims alike who wish to understand the Islamic perspective of Allah's Love. Provided here is an answer to the constant attacks against Islam in the modern age. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/329984 Supports Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, Kindle, Palm and other formats such as PDF, LRF, Adobe Digital Editions, Stanza and more.
  12. Was Islam Spread By The Sword

    That isn't an answer? The Mughal Empire ruled the Indian-Sub-Continent for centuries my friend before the British conquered, why weren't the Hindus wiped out completely beforehand if all Islam did was spread by the sword or put to death?
  13. I wish to contribute a few thoughts on this topic of Islam spreading by the "Sword" rather than continue on a debate which usually takes place and most of the time it's useless arguements. So here is the case... "Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects Taghut (evil) and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trust worthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things. " (Qur'an 2:256) 1. What Invasion took place in Indonesia that it is now the most populated Muslim country in the world? 2. What Invasion took place in places like Malaysia where it has now become a Muslim country? 3. Who invaded the Monguls, possibly the most feared Empire ever, which later "fell" to Islam? (The Mongul Emperor who invaded Baghdad became a Muslim...) 4. Why is it that 80% of India are full of Hindus today? If Islam was barbaric and spread by the sword shouldn't all nations under Islam "force" the people to accept or die (an image of 12th Century Crusades which apparently still exists amongst some)? 5. Numerous examples showed that since the time of the Prophet Muhammad (saw), War was forced on the Muslims. Not just from the Pre-Islamic Arabs but even the Byzantine Empire which first invaded but failed under Emperor Heraclus. 6. What about men like Moinudeen Chisti (ra) who travelled to India and with his faith brought 9 million to Islam? One man couldn't simply conquer 9 million all on his own now can he unless he was Superman with a sword? 7. Is Islam spreading by the sword today? Why is it the most successful Religion in the world (in terms of Converts)? Sure it may be the second largest, fastest growing (of course population should be taken accounted for too) but why are even Westerners coming to Islam? The real question is how was the Islamic Civlization back a thousand years ago under the rule of a large land from Spain to North Africa to Russia to India? When you look back you find the most advanced civilization in the world at that time. A world that did embrace all sorts of knowledge from the fields of Science (eg. Earth was "round", it was first realized in the Qur'an, way before the "Columbus-Fantasy") the fields of Medicine (modern practice originated from the civilization, things like eye surgery is a great example), the fields of technology, mathematics, Greek knowledge was learned when it was rediscovered in the 9th century etc. This doesn't mean necessarily that all Islamic leaders were perfect, of course not. It's like saying was every American President for the people? Unfortunately this world collapsed from economic and foriegn invasions which is why you have issues in the 21st Century. The Western World very much likes to ignore the contribution of the Islamic Civlization. But you can easily find influence in part of the Western World from the muswak (tool to brush your teeth) to even our graduation caps when we graduate from High School or College (It was an Ottoman Sufi tradition, the "beads of string" that pops out of the cap was used to remind the Sufis of God's awareness). Unfortunately most people don't want to hear things like this, they just love to have the image of "an Islamic Civilization" who were a people that wore turbans, danced around yelling out and carrying swords ready to kill and invade other countries and force people into Islam and who hated to learn and were backwards and all they do is beat their wives and oppress everyone and...yah you get the picture. I recommend watching "Empire of Faith" on PBS and the "Legacy of Muhammad" another PBS special, you can learn some valuable information of history, if you are interested that is.
  14. Who Is The Author Of The Qur'an?

    It depends on what timeframe and yah some do seem primitive however some civlizations may have been far more advanced (Pyramids anyone? Some find it's better to believe in Aliens) that they are long gone, perhaps we feel we are superior because of our technological or scientific progress? Or perhaps we aren't so modern? The 20th Century has made mankind more war-like than any other century, especially with the belief in "superiority" over other human beings. Two World-Wars, millions upon millions of innocent lives parrished in that century from war and hunger (alot has to do with mankinds greed, the pursuit of money). I can critisize how far we have gotten but maybe we can learn from history, that perhaps we can achieve a greater future, one of peace and prosperity from learning. Knowledge is power....
  15. Who Is The Author Of The Qur'an?

    It is simple logic if one studies history and I know most people rather not listen at all and live by hate or ignorance. The age of Aisha (ra) has always been disputed. According to the Brief History of Islam, she was around 20 years of age. Some believed she was 12 etc. However traditionally she was of age 9 when the marriage took place, so we'll look at that. Muhammad (saw) lived in the 7th Century, not the 21st century, make sure you understand this as we continue... Best thing to do is to look at some FACTS (please read them): 1. Jewish Maidens back two millenias ago were married off at the age of 12 and a half. Mary the mother of Jesus (as), historically was a maiden and would have married to Joseph the Carpenter at 12 and a half. She would have given birth a year or to be fair around when she was 14 (You can look it up, Catholic Encyclopedia also reports this). 2. Life Expentancy: What was the life expentancy of people living even a thousand years ago? Many boys and girls used to marry around 15 years of age, an average especially in the middle east. In the 21st Century, life expentancy is seen in the 80's (Western World mostly). Look it all up! 3. Who was this "9 year old girl"? Her name was Aisha (ra), daughter of Abu Bakr. Abu Bakr was the BEST FRIEND OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (saw)-keyword is best friend-who agreed to the marriage when she was "old enough" and that was exactly what happened He was engaged to her but it did not mean he consumated as it would be cosnidered a sin before Marriage (consumation is only allowed AFTER MARRIAGE). She became one of the "Mothers of the Believers" to the point that people would travel all over the world just to learn from her. She became an important figure in history, a scholarly woman and one who accounted over 2,000 (if I can recall) reports of Hadiths. Is this sound of a person who was a "victim"? 4. Why did not any Muslim OR Non-Muslims at the time object to such as marriage at the time? Have you wondered about that? 5. Lets go into the future a bit, what is the difference between a 9 year old now and a 9 year old living in the 19th century? Is it not true that children were much more learned in their studies than now? They used to learn calculus in a VERY young age, now we learn it in either Grade 12 or in Univesity/College. Society has changed. Take a simple example, twenty years ago Homosexuality was seen as a psychological problem. Now it's been accepted in parts of the world, even to the point of marriage... History has alot of answers my friend, and so does common sense.
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