Women In Islam Versus Women In The Judaeo-Christian Tradition: The Myth And The Reality

Women In Islam Versus Women In The Judaeo-Christian Tradition: The Myth And The Reality

Sherif Abdel Azim | Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 63 | Size: 1 MB
Five years ago, I read in the Toronto Star issue of July 3, 1990 an article titled Islam is not Alone in Patriarchal Doctrines, by Gwynne Dyer. The article described the furious reactions of the participants of a conference on women and power held in Montreal to the comments of the famous Egyptian feminist Dr. Nawal Saadawi. Her politically incorrect statements included : “the most restrictive elements towards women can be found first in Judaism in the Old Testament then in Christianity and then in the Quran” “all religions are patriarchal because they stem from patriarchal societies” and “veiling of women is not a specifically Islamic practice but an ancient cultural heritage with analogies in sister religions”.

The participants could not bear sitting around while their faiths were being equated with Islam. Thus, Dr. Saadawi received a barrage of criticism. “Dr. Saadawi’s comments are unacceptable. Her answers reveal a lack of understanding about other people’s faiths,” declared Bernice Dubois of the World Movement of Mothers. “I must protest”, said panellist Alice Shalvi of Israel women’s network, “there is no conception of the veil in Judaism.” The article attributed these furious protests to the strong tendency in the West to scapegoat Islam for practices that are just as much a part of the West’s own cultural heritage. “Christian and Jewish feminists were not going to sit around being discussed in the same category as those wicked Muslims,” wrote Gwynne Dyer.

Contents:

INTRODUCTION ? …………………………………………………………………2
PART 1 – EVE’S FAULT ………………………………………………………… 5
PART 2 – EVE’S LEGACY ………………………………………………………7
PART 3 – SHAMEFUL DAUGHTERS. ……………………………….11
PART 4 – FEMALE EDUCATION ……………………………………… 13
PART 5 – UNCLEAN IMPURE WOMEN………………………….. 15
PART 6 – BEARING WITNESS ? ………………………………………. 16
PART 7 – ADULTERY ? ………………………………………………………. 18
PART 8 – VOWS ?……………………………………………………………….. 20
PART 9 – WIFE’S PROPERTY ? ………………………………………..22
PART 10 – DIVORCE ?…………………………………………………………25
PART 11 – MOTHERS ? ……………………………………………………….32
PART 12 – FEMALE INHERITANCE ? ……………………………..35
PART 13 – PLIGHT OF WIDOWS ? ………………………………….. 37
PART 14 – POLYGAMY ? …………………………………………………….39
PART 15 – THE VEIL ?…………………………………………………………46
PART 16 – EPILOGUE ……………………………………………………….. 51
FOOTNOTES…………………………………………………………………………56

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Teach Yourself Islam: A Comprehensive Course

Teach Yourself Islam: A Comprehensive Course

Nabil Abdel-Salam Haroun | Language: English |  Format: PDF| Pages: 313 | Size: 13.5 MB
This is a basic self-study course of Islam. Islam, the last of the messages of Allah (SWT), the Creator, to mankind, is a universal guidance to the human race everywhere, up to the end of times. Islamic teachings are embodied in the Holy Qur’an. The Word of Allah (SWT), revealed to the Seal of Messengers, Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). The Prophet’s teachings and life are considered to be a detailed interpretation and a human model for the message. This book features a comprehensive outline of the knowledge essential for every Muslim. The outlines are essentially translated summaries of the twelve Arabic textbooks. They cover a broad spectrum of Islamic knowledge, grouped in seven units.

1. Sources: The Holy Qur’an, Hadith (Prophet’s tradition), and Science of sources.
2. Faith: Principles of faith (Tawhid) and Comparative religion.
3. Worship: Purification, Prayer, Zakah (Alms), Fasting and Hajj (Pilfrimage).
4. Conduct: Morals and Manners.
5. Family: Marriage and Inheritance.
6. Economy: Wealth, Trade and Business.
7. The Nation: The State. Penalties, and Jihad.

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The Kabaah: From The Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) Till Now

The Kabaah: From The Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) Till Now

Fathi Fawzi’ Abd al-Mul’ti | Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 158 | Size: 5 MB
It is a grand host to guests from the four corners of the world. It stood resolute against those who sought to destroy it. It warmly received those who honored it, and it salutes those who visit it today. Physically, it is the most central point of the earth; spiritually, it represents the Muslims as a united body, with the Almighty Foremost in our minds. It bears testimony to the Prophets’ call to absolute monotheism, and binds nations and tribes invincibly; its resilience has stood the test of time. This is the Ka’bah – Allah’s Sacred House.

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GOD Arises: Evidence Of God In Nature & Science

GOD Arises: Evidence Of God In Nature & Science

Maulana Wahiddudin Khan | Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 312 | Size: 11 MB
This book, the result of 30 years of exhaustive research, attempts to present the basic teachings of religion in the light of modern knowledge and in a manner consistent with modern scientific methods. After a thorough investigation of the subject, the writer has reached the conclusion that religious teachings are, academically, valid and as understandable and intellectually acceptable as any of the theories propounded by men of science. “… in the fourteen hundred years of Islamic history, innumerable books on Islam have appeared. Three are just few books calling mankind to God. They are clearly distinguishable from the rest because of the clarity and force with they make their appeal without doubt, this book is one of that kind

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Polygamy In Islam

Polygamy In Islam

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips and Jameelah Jones | Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 118 | Size: 3.5 MB
Polygamy in Islaam by Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips and Jameelah Jones. In this book the authors describe all the most characteristics of marriage in Islam, pointing out Western notions of sex equality and romantic pre-marital ‘love’ are not necessary in a Islamic marriage based upon piety and the commitment on the part of both partners to win the pleasure of Allah.

Contents

Publisher’s Note

Preface: Third Edition
Preface: First Edition

Section One

Institutional Monogamy

– Early Christians were polygynous
– Self-denial as a way of life
– Monogamy protects males

Section Two

Marriage in Islam

– Marriage superior to transient relationships
– Rights of marriage partners
– The greater responsibility of males
– A wife’s duties
– Obedience to husbands
– Muslim women not like non-believing women

Section Three

Ta’ad-dud: polygyny

– Legality of polygyny
– Women outnumber men
– Male sex-drove and the veil
– Conditions for plural marriages

Section Four

Division in Plural Marriages

– The Principles of equality
– Beginning division
– A wife’s right to time
– Time rights of a new wife
– Conjugal rights
– Making up time
– Giving up division rights
– Residence rights
– Travel rights
– Spending and clothing rights
– Gifts

Section Five

Conclusion

Bibliography

Glossary

Directory of Symbols

Transliteration Chart

Index of Hadiths

 

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Some Sincere Advice To Every Christian

Some Sincere Advice To Every Christian

Dr. Saleh as Saleh | Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 62 | Size: 1 MB
Most people agree to the fact that Allaah’s (God’s) Word cannot be contradictory. What He spoke about Himself must be true. He made Himself known as The Creator, The One, The Originator, and The Provider. He is the First, nothing is before Him; The Last, nothing is after Him; The Most High, nothing is above Him; The Most Near, nothing is beyond His reach, and He encompasses everything while He is above heavens, distinct and separate from His creatures. Great in His Majesty and Honor, Most Merciful, Severe in Punishment, All-Knower, Most Compassionate, All-Wise, and All-Just; Most Perfect in all of His Names and Attributes. He does not beget, nor is He begotten. There is no equal to Him, and there is nothing like unto im, and thus He alone deserves to be worshipped. In essence, the religion as revealed1 to nations before us and to mankind up to the Day of Resurrection, calls for the worship of none but God (Allaah). Any Message from the Perfect God is true, and cannot be contradictory. He entrusted many Prophets and/or Messengers since creation began on earth. Starting with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and ending with Muhammad, peace be upon them all, the essence of religion was and still is: people must submit to their Creator and worship Him as He revealed to their respective Messengers and/or Prophets.

This is the true Message, and Jesus, peace be upon Him, is one of those great Prophets and Messengers who was sent to the Children of Israel, after Moses, confirming the revelation sent down to Moses and the Gospel that he received from Allaah. This same Message was confirmed by Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, believing in the true Gospel that came to Jesus and propagating the final and most comprehensive revelation to mankind, the Qur’aan. The Qur’aan, being Allaah’s Word, confirms and attests to the true nature of Jesus, and this is not known by many people. This book will introduce the reader to the Qur’aanic texts related to Jesus, peace be upon him, hoping that the truth regarding the personality of Jesus becomes clear.

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The Resurrection

The Resurrection

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Islamic Propagation Office in Rabwah | Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 47 | Size: 1 MB

The Resurrection: A description of Death, the Life of the Grave, and the Day of Judgment.

Preface:

We all believe that our life has an end, and nothing is eternal except Allah (SWT):

“Whatsoever is on it (the Earth) will perish. * And the Face of your Lord, full of majesty and Honour, will remain forever”

[Surah Ar- Rahman (55):26-27]

It is better for all of us to ponder deeply about our future and about our eternal life which is everlasting. We are expected to devote some time in this life to ponder what will occur in the life to come.

The Day of Judgment is the day which all creation will meet fully and fairly, the reward for how they conducted themselves in this life. It is a day which is different from all other days. It will come, sooner or later.  But some questions must be raised: Are we fully prepared and aware of this day? What are its signs and horrors? When will it come? What will it look like?

Sheikh Muhammad bin ‘Uthaymeen, may Allah have mercy on him, gave a sermon describing the sings horrors of such day.

May Allah (SWT) save us and make us steadfast on the right path until the Day of Judgment. [Ameen]

Contents:

Preface
Biography
Introduction
Death
The Trials of The Day of Judgement
Advice to Muslims
Recommended Islamic Book

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