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    My Guide to Understanding Islam vol.3

    by Yusuf Karagol
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    • PAPERBACK : 2015-05-15 • 208 Pages • 5.5 x 8.25 inches inches • ISBN 9781597843430
    • 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
    Reading Brings Us Closer to Our Lord
    BELIEF
    The Monk in the Monastery
    The Second Word

    CHAPTER 2

    BELIEF AND WORSHIP
    SALAH (DAILY PRAYERS)
    How Were the Daily Prayers of Our Prophet?

    CHAPTER 3

    DIVINE DESTINY AND SUPPLICATION
    Who Is the Most Blessed among Human Beings?
    Divine Determining and Decree
    Belief Requires Prayer
    Medicine Has Been Found for the Illness of Sin

    CHAPTER 4

    BEDİÜZZAMAN SAİD NURSİ:
    AN ISLAMIC SCHOLAR WITH PURIFIED MIND AND HEART
    The Reason for His Cause Was Commandment,
    and Its Result Was the Pleasure of Allah
    Here Is the Shepherd’s Sincerity!
    He Was Not Greedy, but Contented
    The Question-Answer Days in Şekerci Han
    The Loudest and Strongest Voice in the Coming
    Upheavals and Changes

    CHAPTER 5

    THE QUR’AN
    What Is the Purpose of the Qur’an Being Revealed to Us?
    How Is the One Who Reads the Qur’an and the One Who Doesn’t?
    Angels, Mercy and Tranquility Descends Where the Qur’an is Recited
    The Important Duty
    Why Must We Love Our Nation?
    EDUCATIONAL ASPECT OF FETHULLAH GÜLEN
    Fethullah Gülen as an Educator
    The Educational Vision of Fethullah Gülen

    CHAPTER 6

    FETHULLAH GÜLEN: AN ISLAMIC SCHOLAR,
    PREACHER AND PHILANTHROPIST
    Gülen and Private Schools
    INTELLECTUAL ASPECT OF FETHULLAH GÜLEN
    AND DIALOGUE
    Why Dialogue?
    Gülen’s Journey to the United States
    One Should Have Broad Knowledge in Religious Matters
    Owning up to Religion Is a Primary Obligation upon All Believers

    CHAPTER 7

    REPRESENTATION
    Universal Language: The Language of Conduct
    How Does a White Man Serve an African?
    NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
    The Sensitivity of Akif
    HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS
    As Long as Such Mothers Are Alive!
    Feeble Mehmet

    CHAPTER 8

    OUR NOBLE PROPHET
    Why Are We Supposed to Love Our Noble Prophet More than
    All Other Creatures?
    The Compass of Believers
    What Kind of Humor Did Our Noble Prophet Have?
    UMRAH
    Qur’anic Verses
    Invitation from the Sultan of the Hearts
    Circumambulation of the Ka’ba
    The Most Beneficial Water
    The Most Important Worship of Women
    Drinking Zamzam
    My Brother
    THE LIVES OF COMPANIONS
    The Man at the Summit in Loving Our Noble Prophet: Mus’ab

    CHAPTER 9

    SATANIC INTRIGUES
    What Are the Six Human and Satanic Intrigues?
    COMPASSIONATE PUNISHMENT
    What Does the Term “Blows Dealt by Divine Compassion” Tell Us?
    TRUST AND RELIANCE ON ALLAH
    Resigning Oneself to Allah the Almighty
    What is Tawakkul?
    Some Remarks on Tawakkul
    SENSITIVITY REGARDING THE PROHIBITED AND THE LAWFUL
    What Do Lawful and Prohibited (Halal and Haram) Mean?
    The Prohibited and Lawful Aspects Regarding Food and Drink

    CHAPTER 10

    ALTRUISM
    Our History is Ample with Such Fidelity and Altruism
    WAFA (LOYALTY, FIDELITY, FAITHFULNESS)
    The Messenger of Allah Was
    the Exemplary Model for Wafa

    ADDITIONAL TOPICS

    ETIQUETTE AND MANNERS
    Qur’anic Verses
    Prophetic Traditions
    Islamic Morality
    The Caliph Carrying a Sack
    The Supporter of the Truthful Is Allah the Almighty
    Justice in Islam
    A Muslim is Trustworthy in His Words and Essence
    The Rights of Parents
    The Best Human Being Is a Person Who Could Even Be
    Friends with Cobras
    The Passion of Abu Darda for Knowledge
    Most of the Time I Cannot Keep My Chastity
    and Control My Own Self!
    A Brave Prophet
    The Qur’an
    Proof of Inayah (Grace) and Purpose
    How Should the Young People Convey the Message?
    What Is Representation and Tongue of Conduct?
    For the Noble Prophet, Representation Came before Tabligh
    The Eminence of Bediüzzaman’s Representation
    A Man of Representation: Tahiri Ağabey
    Owning up to Religion Is a Primary Obligation upon All Believers
    If You Are Saying It, Then Do It
    What Does “Fana fi’l-Ikhwan” Mean?
    The Companions Were Racing with Each Other in Altruism
    Consultation Is the Commandment of the Qur’an
    Supererogatory (Nawafil) Prayers
    Tahajjud Prayer
    Duha (Forenoon) Prayer
    Awwabin Prayer
    Tasbih Prayer
    Reading Brings Renewal
    People Should Say “There Is No Lie on This Face”
    Altruism in This Day and Age
    The Scholars Placed Emphasis on the Night Prayers
    They Led Their Lives in Devotion to Allah
    The Spirit of Responsibility Should Always Be Kept Alive
    We Have Also Accepted the Resignation of Those Who
    Have Given Their Resignation to You!
    Qualities of a Hizmet (Service) Devotee