Majed S. Al-Rassi – Dr. Bilal Philips
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 55 | Size: 1 MB
Islam Is Your Birthright: Each person is born in a religious environment that is not of his/her own choice. From the very beginning of human existence in this world, they are assigned the religion of their family or the ideology of the state. By the time individuals reach their teens they usually accept the beliefs of their parents or that of their particular society. However, when some people mature and are exposed to other beliefs and ideologies, they begin to question the validity of their own beliefs, and search for the truth.
However, when some people mature and are exposed to other beliefs and ideologies, they begin to question the validity of their own beliefs. Seekers of truth often reach a point of confusion upon realizing that believers of every religion, sect, ideology and philosophy all claim to have the one and only correct religion or ideology. There are only three possibilities. They are either all correct; all wrong or only one is correct and the rest are wrong. They cannot all be right since all religions are differen from each other in their fundamentals. Furthermore, the majority claim that they alone are correct and the rest are wrong. On the other hand, to claim that they are all wrong is to deny that God revealed His will to humankind.
This proposition is absurd to those who believe in a Wise Creator. So, which religion is the right one and how can the seeker of truth know it? This is the subject of the booklet in your hands.
In beginning one’s search for which religion is true, one should keep four things in mind: First, God gave us the ability and intellect to make the crucial decision: WHAT IS THE TRUE RELIGION? Second, God, the Most Compassionate, did not leave us to go astray without any guidance. Indeed, He sent us prophets with scriptures to show us the right path. Third, seeking the true religion should be the most important thing in one’s life because the everlasting life to come depends on it.1 Fourth, one can determine the true path and make a rational and correct decision only if emotions and prejudices, which often blind one to reality, are put aside.
I. PURPOSE FOR CREATION
II. THE BASIC MESSAGE OF ISLAM
III. PROOFS FOR GOD’S RIGHT OF WORSHIP
IV. THE MESSAGE OF FALSE RELIGIONS
V. GOD AND HIS CREATION
VI. THE RELIGION’S NAME
VII. THE SIX ARTICLES OF ISLAMIC FAITH
VIII. THE PILLARS OF ISLAM
IX. ISLAM AND OTHER RELIGIONS
X. BEAUTIES OF ISLAM
XI. ISLAM, THE UNIVERSAL RELIGION
XII. FEATURES OF ISLAMIC TEACHINGS
XIII. WHY ISLAM?
XV. HOW TO BECOME A MUSLIM
XVI. FURTHER READING MATERIAL ABOUT ISLAM