Your way to Islam
Authored by:DR. MOHAMMAD SULEIMAN AL-ASHQER
DR. MOHAMMAD SULEIMAN AL-ASHQER
TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH BY
DR. ABDUL-WARlS SAEED
Revised Edition with Additions 1415
J. D. C. SERIES ON ISLAM NO. 11
Note: Dear reader, this is a book which I found to be quite informative. I believe that it can be very useful for the new Muslims , and those who are interested in learning more about Islam. Sheikh Mohammad Al-Ashqar is a well known
knowledgable scholar in Islam. May Allah reward both him and Dr. Abdul-Waris Sa‘eed for their efforts for authoring and translating this valuable book. The book contains many Arabic words which are mostly been explained. Many
of these words are common Islamic expressions that a Muslim will hear frequently. For this reason I think it is good that they are used in Arabic so that you can begin to learn and use.
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH , MOST GRACIOUS, MOST MERCIFUL
“O you people, adore your Lord who created you and those who came before you, that you may have the chance to be righteous”. (The Qur’an 2:21)
Your Way to Islam
An invitation to all to join the faithful in their progress to Allah’s blessing. “Those who obey Allah and His Messenger are in the Company of those who are blessed by Allah, The Prophets,
The Sincere (faithful), the Witnesses (Martyrs) and the Righteous (who do good), and what a beautiful fellowship!” (The Qur’an 4:69).
CHAPTER 1 : PREFACE
Behold all that is around you on earth: things, plants, insects, animals, birds and fish…
Don’t you see that they have accurate systems governing and guiding their life?
Behold all that is above you in space: sun, moon, planets, stars, clouds, wind … etc., aren’t they all functioning properly and accurately and rendering valuable services to our life on earth?
Think of yourself, of your organs, of your numerous and efficient body systems, how they are cooperatively functioning to secure healthful life for you!
Who created all these fantastic things? Who established their accurate systems? Who is controlling this huge and complicated universe?
No one dared so far to claim creating, or being able to create, any single thing, even a hair!!
The Creator and The Sustainer of all these Creatures is One only; if there were more than one there would have been confusion in the heavens and the earth! That One is Allah (the only true God).
It is very logical, then, to acknowledge this fact, to know our Creator and Provider to be grateful to Him, and to submit ourselves and our life to His Wise and Merciful Guidance.
Our Creator has endowed us with intellect to understand and with freedom to choose the right path.
Allah has showed us the right path through his messengers sealed by Mohammad and His Books completed by The Qur’an.
In front of us there are two ways: one is leading to bliss in this life and in the Hereafter that is Islam.
The other is leading to misery and loss in this world, and to eternal punishment in the Hereafter. The choice is ours, what are we going to choose? May Allah guide us into the Right Path! Aameen!