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    My Guide to Understanding Islam vol.2

    by Yusuf Karagol
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    • PAPERBACK : 2015-05-15 • 184 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 inches inches • ISBN 9781597843423
    • CATEGORIES Interfaith Dialogue, Backlist, Forthcoming
    • PRICE : $12.95
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    DESCRIPTION

    Growing in faith, and exemplary conduct, are essential for any Muslim on the path to intellectual, social, and spiritual maturation and perfection. My Guide to Understanding Islam is a three-volume compendium of rules and standards for today’s Muslim youth. It can serve as a self-study manual, and is suitable as well for the curriculum of Islamic education.

    As the eminent Muslim scholar Bediuzzaman stated, “Belief is both light and power. Those who attain true belief can challenge the universe, and, in proportion to their belief’s strength, be relieved of the pressures of events…Belief requires affirming Divine Unity; affirmation of Divine Unity requires submitting to God; submission to God requires relying on God, and reliance on God yields happiness in both worlds.”

    This is the definitive handbook for young readers seeking to learn and uphold the tenets of Islam.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents

    CHAPTER 1
    The Importance of Reading
    A Person Reaches Perfection by Reading
    THE BENEFITS OF READING
    Reading Keeps the Brain Young and Active
    The Noble Prophet Prescribes That We Read
    BELIEF IN GOD
    Can Something Come into Existence by Itself?
    I Only Believe What I See with My Own Eyes!
    FAITH AND DISBELIEF

    CHAPTER 2
    BELIEF
    Luminous Statements from the Risale-i Nur Collection
    THE FAITH OF THE COMPANIONS
    The Most Handsome Man of Mecca
    How Can We Explain the Notion That the Daily Prayers Consist
    of All Forms of Worship?
    MISSING THE PRAYER

    CHAPTER 3
    THE RIGHTS OF PARENTS
    Never Show Impatience or Anger to Your Parents
    PARENTS’ RIGHTS CANNOT BE REPAID
    Supplications of Those Who Please Their Parents Are Accepted
    SUPPLICATION
    The Prayers and Supplications of
    Our Beloved Prophet
    TASBIHAT
    We Should Not Neglect Daily Recitations
    The Tasbihat That Saved the “Butcher Tahir” from Execution

    CHAPTER 4
    THE ANGELS AND THEIR DUTIES
    A THOUSAND ANGELS HELPED THEM
    BELIEF IN THE HEREAFTER
    Our Eternal Abode Is the Hereafter
    A Person Aware of the Course of Creation Should Never
    Doubt the Resurrection after Death
    WORSHIP: GHUSL (Major Ablution)
    WORSHIP: ABLUTION
    Obligatory Acts of Ablution
    Words of the Noble Prophet

    CHAPTER 5
    WORSHIP: PRAYER
    Why Must We Observe the Prescribed Prayer?
    Prayers Performed in Prison
    Evening Prayer
    Occasionally We May Neglect Our Duties of Servitude
    A Short Story
    Is There an Age Limit for Worship?
    A Short Story
    Two Youths and the Two Paths They Encountered

    CHAPTER 6
    THE MASTER
    What Does Mujaddid Mean?
    Presentation
    A Short Chronology:
    Receiving the Title “Bediüzzaman”—Wonder of the Age

    He Followed the Path of the Prophets
    CHAPTER 7
    AWARENESS OF HISTORY
    Progress Is Impossible without the Resources of History
    They Never Die
    The Theater Abolished by Abdul Hamid II

    CHAPTER 8
    Prophet Muhammad, Peace and Blessings Be upon Him
    Why Are Good Manners So Important?
    Why Good Manners?
    The Noble Prophet Was Extremely Mild Mannered
    Universal Compassion
    What Are the Signs of Loving the Noble Prophet?
    A Person Is with Those He Loves

    CHAPTER 9
    LIFE OF THE COMPANIONS
    The Companions’ Love for the Noble Prophet
    The Last Adhan
    AN EMINENT SCHOLAR AND TEACHER
    Knowledge
    His Playful Aspect
    His Memory
    His Spiritual and Intellectual Life
    His Daily Life
    Fethullah Gülen’s Life in Brief

    CHAPTER 10
    AVOIDING SIN
    Why the Young Man Held His Finger over a Flame
    Is Watching Obscene Films and Looking
    at Obscene Pictures Prohibited?
    ADDITIONAL TOPICS
    Etiquette of Good Manners
    Eating with the Right Hand
    Eating with the Left Hand
    Purity Is an Important Characteristic
    What Are the Characteristics of a Good Friend?
    Mehmet Akif Ignored the Rain
    The Etiquette of Entertaining Guests
    Points the Homeowner Should Observe
    The Rules a Guest Should Observe
    Other Recommendations Regarding Sleeping and Checking
    the Bed before Sleeping
    Avoiding Sleeping in Places That Are Unsafe
    Supplicating When Going to Sleep and on Awakening
    The Noble Prophet Encouraged Supplication
    Complying with the Manners of Sitting in an Assembly
    Sitting between Two People without Asking Permission
    Prohibiting Sitting in Places Where Religious Beliefs Are Mocked
    A Seed in My Palm
    Guarding Chastity
    The Manners of Speech
    Good Opinion Is Essential
    Clothing as a Means of Ostentation
    Wearing Nice Clothing as a Sign of Praise
    Wearing Untidy Clothing in Public
    Wearing Clothing with Images of Animals
    The Etiquette of Participating in a Gathering
    Compete with One Another in Kindness!
    Relations with Neighbors
    Why Can We Not See God?
    Striving in God’s Cause, Invitation and Guidance
    One Should Only Be Self-Sacrificing for the Sake of God
    He Sacrificed His Life for His Friend
    What Do the Words “Being Conscious of Your Responsibility” Mean?
    Issues That Impede on Jihad
    The Qur’an Will Intercede for Its Reciters on Judgment Day
    What Are the Features Distinguishing the Qur’an from Other Books?
    How Was the Noble Prophet’s Relationship with Others?