Mahmood Hamidy Zakzouk
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Ever since its advent, Islam has been engaged in a continuous struggle against the repeated endeavours to obliterate the truth for which it stands. This struggle will continue until the world comes to an end, since the struggle between truth and falsehood and between virtue and sin is eternal and began with the creation of man and will continue as long as mankind inhabits the earth.
Islam is the final and conclusive Divine Faith revealed by God Almighty, and accordingly the last link or Divine communication from the heavens to the earth. As such Islam has been subjected to more false accusations than the previous religions since it came: ” in truth confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety”.(5/48) The allegations against Islam, since its advent and until the present day, have been repeatedly circulated, the only difference being the wording and the attempt to present them in a semblance of scientific diction. The scholars of Islam answered these allegations each according to his own thought and we do not belittle the efforts of those scholars.
The aim of this book is to present conclusive and verified proof regarding the most important allegations against Islam that have been raised and repeated in recent years especially in the age of the Internet. Accordingly, God Willing, in the very near future, these authentic proofs will be transmitted on the Internet, and thus we offer our modest contribution in dispelling all points of misunderstanding and misrepresentation regarding the Faith of Islam, its teachings, and its Prophet.
Chapter One: The Glorious Qur’an 7
(1) Is the Qur’an a Divine Revelation or is it contrived by man ?
(2) Was the Qur’an contrived from previous
(3) Is it true that the Qur’an did not introduce any new precepts and rulings?
(4) Did the collection of the Qur’an cast any doubt on the authenticity of its text?
Chapter Two: The Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and Peace he upon him) 19
(1) Was the Prophet Muhammad sent with the Message of Islam to the Arabs or to all mankind?
(2) What were the reasons for the Prophet’s marriages?
(3) What is the proof of the authenticity of the Traditions of the Prophet?
(4) Are there any contradictions in the Sayings of the Prophet?
Chapter Three: The Muslim Conquests and the Truth Regarding MuslimWars (Jihad) and the Issue of Violence 30
(1) Was Islam spread by the sword?
(2) Were the Islamic Conquests a form of colonization?
(3) What was Islam’s attitude towards the ancient civilizations and was Islam responsible for the burning of the Library of Alexandria?
(4) What is the truth regarding Muslim wars (Jihad)?
(5) What are Islam’s rulings regarding fanaticism and terrorism?
(6) Does Islam encourage extremism and violence?
Chapter Four: Islam and Issues concerning the Individual 48
(1) What is the relationship between God and man in Islam?
(2) What are Islam’s rulings regarding the human mind and intellect?
(3) Does the Faith of Islam advocate fatalism?
(4) What are Islam’s rulings on democracy and human rights?
(5)What are Islam’s rulings regarding art?
Chapter Five: Islam and Issues concerning the Muslim Women. 63
(1) Is it true that Islam treats the Muslim woman unjustly and deprives her of her rights?
(2) Are Muslim woman always dominated by men?
(3) Why is a Muslim woman’s inheritance less than a man’s inheritance?
(4)Why is a Muslim woman’s testimony in court not considered equal to a man’s testimony?
(5) Does Islam prohibit Muslim women from holding key positions in the state?
(6) Does Islam command the Muslim women to wear a veil, and what are Islam’s rulings on a woman’s right to an education and a career?
(7) Is the Islamic attire for women unsuitable for modern life?
(8)Why does Islam permit polygamy?
(9) Is prohibiting a Muslim woman from marrying a non-Muslim a sign of discrimination between the sexes?
Chapter Six: Issues Concerning Freedom of Belief, the Unity of Islamic Nations, and the Backwardness of Some Islamic Nations. 83
(1)Is Islam opposed to the freedom of belief?
(2) Is the Muslims’ attitude towards Salman Rushdy a manifestation of Islam’s opposition to the freedom of thought?
(3) Is the Islamic code of punishment brutal?
(4) Why are Muslims disunited despite Islam’s call for unity?
(5) Is the Faith of Islam responsible for the backwardness of some Muslim nations?
Chapter Seven: Questions about Certain Rulings of Islam 99
(1)Does fasting hinder production?
(2) Is it true that alms giving grants wealthy people an advantage over poor people in winning the Grace of God?
(3) Why did Islam prohibit eating the flesh of pigs?
(4) Why did Islam prohibit men from wearing gold ornaments and silk clothes?