The Meaning of Islam A Brief Explanation of the Most Important Principles and Teachings Which Every Muslim Must know
Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq | Hikmah Publications
This book in your hands is for new Muslims who have just accepted Islam and Non-Muslims interested in Islam or almost about to accept Islam. It is also useful for Muslims wishing to revise or learn the basics of Islam in a concise manner. It can also be used by parents wishing to give their children a good foundation in the basics. This book serves all of these purposes at the same time and has been written with this in mind. utterance of the two testifications (shahadatan) regarding monotheism (tawhid) and messengership (risalah) enter a person in to Islam. This declaration has a meaning (ma’na), requirements (muqtada), conditions (shurut) and nullifiers (nawaqid) which must be understood well. After a person enters Islam, he or she establishes the remaining pillars of Islam whilst seeking knowledge to increase inward Iman, which is faith. Thereafter, he or she strives for Ihsan, which is excellence, and for the perfections of morals and character. The Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “I was not sent [as a messenger] except to complete [perfect] the noble manners.” The prophetξ(sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) also said: “Both in this world and the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all the people to Jesus, the son of Mary. The prophets are paternal brothers, their mothers are different, but their religion is one.” This religion only has one name and it is Islam. This book provides a concise introduction to its most important principles and teachings without which a person’s knowledge is deficient and defective.