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Aslamu Alaikum to my Muslim brother

What a beautiful effort. I am so pleased to read your book, it is beautiful and I liked it a lot, may Allah reward you the best of compensation for imparting knowledge and serving Islam. I have few notes and I will begin inshaallah with Natural Law: 1-The Natural Law: p. 19 This inherent ability to tell right from wrong is sometimes referred to as Natural Law, or the Law of Human Nature. The phrase suggests a static, predictable moral standard (or law) that is, though often ignored, consistent and predictable (or natural) for the overwhelming majority of real human beings like you and me. This doctrine has become an important pillar of what we now call mainstream Christian theology. God has set a clear, consistent standard of right and wrong that humanity, if it does not always obey, definitely understands without any problem. Islam rejects this notion or at the very least regards it as woefully incomplete. Jesus Christ rejects it too, and you will see why in a moment.

The Path: Good and Evil


To my dear brother, Islam does not reject that notion. Almighty Allah has shown man, every man, the two ways (good and evil), a truth established by the following Quranic verse (that says what means): Have We not made for him a pair of eyes? And a tongue and a pair of lips? And shown him the two ways (good and evil)? (Al-Balad: 90, 7: 10) Be cursed (the disbelieving) man! How ungrateful he is! From what thing did He create him? From Nutfah (male and female semen drops) He created him, and then set him in due proportion; Then He makes the Path easy for him; Then He causes him to die, and puts him in his grave; Nay, but (man) has not done what He commanded him. (Abasa , 80: 17-23) Has there not been over man a period of time, when he was nothing to be mentioned? Verily, We have created man from Nutfah drops of mixed semen (discharge of man and woman), in order to try him, so We made him hearer, seer. Verily, We showed him the way, whether he be grateful or ungrateful. (Al-Insn, 67: 1-3) Not only that, but Allah, The Most Generous, bestowed on man the Highest Blessing. Allah has created mankind with Al-Fitrah (means the Pure monotheistic Nature, innately believing that there is no god but Allah). Almighty Allah says in His Noble Book what means:

So set you (O Muhammad SAW) your face towards the religion of pure Islmic Monotheism Hanifa (worship none but Allh Alone) Allh's Fitrah (i.e. Allh's Islmic Monotheism), with which He has created mankind. No change let there be in Khalqillh (i.e. the Religion of Allh Islmic Monotheism), that is the straight religion, but most of men know not. [Ar-Rm, 30: 30 ]
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, Every child is born with a true faith of Islam (i.e. to worship none but Allah Alone) but his parents convert him to Judaism, Christianity or Magainism, as an animal delivers a perfect baby animal. Do you find it mutilated?" Then Abu Huraira recited the holy verses: "The pure Allah's Islamic nature (true faith of Islam) (i.e. worshipping none but Allah) with which He has created human beings. No change let there be in the religion of Allah (i.e. joining none in worship with Allah). That is the straight religion (Islam) but most of men know, not." (30.30) Indeed, Almighty Allah, all praise and glory be to Him, addressed us and made us testify as to ourselves and took our pledge that He is our Lord: And (remember) when your Lord brought forth from the Children of Adam, from their loins, their seed (or from Adam's loin his offspring) and made them testify as to themselves (saying): Am I not your Lord? They said: Yes! We testify, lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection: Verily, we have been unaware of this. (Al-A'rf: 7: 172)

But why?
Allow me to quote the following part form the book entitled Life & Death to Sheik Muhammad Mitwaly Ash-Sharwy: Witnessing Allah in the immaterial existence
From the beginning Allah made all His creatures witness Him (and made them testify that He is their Lord), and none of mankind whether from the previous or future generations failed to witness Him. Unless mankind witnessed their lord they would not have been able to comprehend the question of belief in the Unseen, and on top of it, belief in the Presence of Allah. Why? Because the human mind cannot grasp the meaning of abstract things, except by witnessing them. You would not realize what does a mountain mean, unless you really saw or climbed a mountain; similarly, you would not realize what does a lake mean, unless you beheld it or saw a picture of it. Allah, all praise and glory be to Him, has not been seen by any human being and no mind can ever grasp Him. Nevertheless, when the Name of Allah is mentioned, you find no difficulty in understanding the meaning. That He is the Omnipotent Power that has created, originated, maintained, and provided everything. Also in worshipping Allah, you feel your heart is overwhelmed with serenity. All this proves that Allah has made us witness Him in the immaterial existence at the creation of Adam (peace be upon him). We also know that He is Omnipresent and is The Creator of everything. This is what we call the instinct of monotheistic faith.

We are all born having a pure instinct of monotheistic faith that fills our souls and hearts, and attracts us to The Supreme Creator. Each baby is born with such an instinct, as the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) says, Every baby is born with the instinct of Islamic monotheism, but its parents christianize it, judaize it or make it a magus. 2-p. a spelling mistake: I hope my work hered does 3-p. 14 kindly insert (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) every time the name of our dear Prophet Muhammad is mentioned, so that every reader supplicate blessings upon him and as the noble Quranic verse instructs: "Allh sends His Salt (Graces, Honours, Blessings, Mercy, etc.) on the Prophet
(Muhammad SAW) and also His angels too (ask Allh to bless and forgive him). O you who believe! Send your Salt[] on (ask Allh to bless) him (Muhammad SAW), and (you should) greet (salute) him with the Islmic way of greeting (salutation i.e. AsSalmu 'Alaikum). (AlAhzb, 33: 56)

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5-p. 35 hard for us to hard for us 6-p. 44 ENTER
IN THROUGH THE NARROW GATE.

FOR

WIDE IS THE GATE AND BROAD IS THE PATH

THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION, AND MANY PEOPLE GO IN THAT WAY.

NARROW

IS THE GATE

AND NARROW IS THE PATH THAT LEADS TO LIFE, AND FEW PEOPLE FIND IT.

(MATTHEW

7:13-14) In keeping with the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) saying:
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Verily, the deeds that lead to Paradise are as arduous as a rugged mountain path; verily the deeds that lead to Hellfire are as easy as a paved path. 7-p. 54 See how your words convey the same meaning of the noble Quranic verse: The mere fact that our fathers, mothers, grandmothers, and grandfathers (and anyone else who came before them) believed something to be the case does not make it so. Jesus and Paul do in fact offer very different world views, even if our parents and grandparents did not notice this.

"And when it is said to them: Come to what Allh has revealed and unto
the Messenger (Muhammad SAW for the verdict of that which you have made unlawful). They say: Enough for us is that which we found our

fathers following, even though their fathers whatsoever and no guidance. (Al-M'idah, 5: 104)

had

no

knowledge

And when it is said to them: "Follow that which Allh has sent down", they say: "Nay, we shall follow that which we found our fathers (following)." (Would they do so) even if Shaitn (Satan) invites them to the torment of the Fire. (Luqmn, 31: 21)

8-p. 68 It is: There is no god but Allah I believe that there is no god but God, and that Muhammad is the messenger of God. I believe that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messenger of God. 9-p. 66 The text of the Christians Bible, including the four official Gospels, was corrupted over the centuries It is a fact substantiated by Noble Quranic verses (saying what means): Do you (faithful believers) covet that they will believe in your religion inspite of the fact that a party of them (Jewish rabbis) used to hear the Word of Allh [the Taurt (Torah)], then they used to change it knowingly after they understood it? And when they (Jews) meet those who believe (Muslims), they say, We believe', but when they meet one another in private, they say, Shall you (Jews) tell them (Muslims) what Allh has revealed to you [Jews, about the description and the qualities of Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him, that which are written in the Taurt (Torah)], that they (Muslims) may argue with you (Jews) about it before your Lord? Have you (Jews) then no understanding? Know they (Jews) not that Allh knows what they conceal and what they reveal? And there are among them (Jews) unlettered people, who know not the Book, but they trust upon false desires and they but guess. Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say, This is from Allh, to purchase with it a little price! Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for that they earn thereby. (Al-Baqarah, 2: 7579) So because of their breach of their covenant, We cursed them, and made their hearts grow hard. They change the words from their (right) places and have abandoned a good part of the Message that was sent to them. And you will not cease to discover deceit in them, except a few of them. But forgive them, and overlook (their misdeeds). Verily, Allh loves AlMuhsinn (gooddoers). (Al-M'idah, 5: 13)

Drawing parallel between Q and the Noble Quran

I tried to draw parallel between Q and the Noble Quran, (: hope it may help (: really hope it will (: inshaallah (:

1-Those who promote themselves will be demoted; those who


demote themselves will be promoted. (Matthew 23:12) As for him who gives (in charity) and keeps his duty to Allh and fears Him, And believes in Al-Husna. We will make smooth for him the path of ease (goodness). But he who is greedy miser and thinks himself selfsufficient. And gives the lie to Al-Husna, We will make smooth for him the path for evil. (Al-Lail, 92: 5-9) Allah will establish in strength those who believe, with the word that stands firm, in this world and in the Hereafter; but Allah will leave, to stray, those who do wrong: Allah doeth what he willeth. (Ibrahm, 14: 27)

2-When your eye is clear, your whole body is flooded with light. When your eye is clouded, your body is shrouded in darkness. Take care, then, that the light within you is not darkness. (Luke 11:34) Or (the Unbelievers state) is like the depths of darkness in a vast deep ocean, overwhelmed with billow topped by billow, topped by (dark) clouds: depths of darkness, one above another: if a man stretches out his hand, he can hardly see it! For any to whom Allah giveth not light, there is no light! (An-Nr, 24: 40) Can he who was dead (without Faith by ignorance and disbelief), to whom we gave life (by knowledge and Faith), and a light (of Belief) whereby he can walk amongst men, be like him who is in the depths of darkness (of disbelief, polytheism and hypocrisy), from which he can never come out? thus to those without Faith their own deeds seem pleasing. (Al-Anm, 6: 122) 3-TO
EVERYONE WHO HAS, MORE WILL BE GIVEN. EVEN WHAT THEY DO HAVE WILL BE TAKEN AWAY.

AND FROM THOSE (LUKE 19:26)

WHO DONT HAVE,

Whoever brings a good deed (Islmic Monotheism and deeds of obedience to Allh and His Messenger SAW) shall have ten times the like thereof to his credit, and whoever brings an evil deed (polytheism, disbelief, hypocrisy, and deeds of disobedience to Allh and His Messenger SAW) shall have only the recompense of the like thereof, and they will not be wronged. (Al-An'm: 6: 160) For those who have done good is the best (reward, i.e. Paradise) and even more (i.e. having the honour of glancing at the Countenance of Allh swt) Neither darkness nor dust nor any humiliating disgrace shall cover their faces. They are the dwellers of Paradise, they will abide therein forever. And those who have earned evil deeds, the recompense of an evil deed is the like thereof, and humiliating disgrace will cover them (their

faces). No defender will they have from Allh. Their faces will be covered, as it were, with pieces from the darkness of night. They are dwellers of the Fire, they will abide therein forever. (Ynus: 10: 26-27) "They will bear their own burdens in full on the Day of Resurrection, and also of the burdens of those whom they misled without knowledge. Evil indeed is that which they shall bear! (An-Nahl, 16: 25) 4-For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:21) Every soul will be (held) in pledge for its deeds. (Al-Muddaththir, 74: 38) 5-A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, brings forth that which is good; and an evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, brings forth that which is evil. For his mouth speaks of the abundance of the heart. (Luke 6:45) From the land that is clean and good, by the will of its Cherisher, springs up produce, (rich) after its Kind: but from the land that is bad, springs up nothing but that which is niggardly: thus do we explain the Signs by various (symbols) to those who are grateful. (Al-A'rf, 7: 58)

6-Congratulations, you who are humble in spirit! The Kingdom of


God belongs to you. (Matthew 5:3) Salmun 'Alaikum (peace be upon you) for that you persevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home! (

Ar-Ra'd, 13: 24)

Damn you who laugh now! You will learn weeping and grieving. (Luke 6:26) So let them laugh a little and (they will) cry much as a recompense of what they used to earn (by committing sins). (At-Taubah, 9: 82) 7-p. 74 In your parallel: To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. God's retribution is severe. Should you then have fear of anyone other than God?" (Qur'an 16:52) God's retribution is severe is an incorrect translation for Ad-Din Wasiba in surat An-Nahl, 16: 52)

Ad-Din Wasiba: [(i.e. perpetual sincere obedience to Allh is obligatory).


None has the right to be worshipped but Allh)]

Correct translation of the meanings of the noble verse is:

To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and (all that is in) the earth and Ad-Din Wasiba is His [(i.e. perpetual sincere obedience to Allh is obligatory). None has the right to be worshipped but Allh)]. Will you then fear any other than Allh? (An-Nahl, 16:52) And I tell you, my friends: Dont be afraid of people who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will tell you the person you ought to fear! Fear the one who, after He has killed, has the power to cast into hell. Yes; I am telling you, fear Him! (Luke 12:4-5) "So fear Allh, keep your duty to Him, and obey me. And follow not the command of Al-Musrifn [i.e. their chiefs, leaders who were polytheists, criminals and sinners], Who make mischief in the land, and reform not. (Ash-Shu'ar', 26: 149-152) This day, those who disbelieved have given up all hope of your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me. (Al-M'idah 5: 3) 8-p. 74 Dont gather up a treasure for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust corrupt (it), and where thieves break through to steal (it). Instead, gather up a treasure in heaven, where no moths and no rust (can) corrupt (it), and where thieves do not break through to steal (it). (Matthew 6:19-21) Set forth to them the similitude of the life of this world: it is like the rain which we send down from the skies: the earth's vegetation absorbs it, but soon it becomes dry stubble, which the winds do scatter: it is (only) Allah who prevails over all things. Wealth and sons are allurements of the life of this world: but the things that endure, good deeds, are best in the sight of thy Lord, as rewards, and best as (the foundation for) hopes. (Al-Kahf, 18: 45-46) "O my people! Truly, this life of the world is nothing but a (quick passing) enjoyment, and verily, the Hereafter that is the home that will remain forever. Whosoever does an evil deed, will not be requited except the like thereof, and whosoever does a righteous deed, whether male or female and is a true believer (in the Oneness of Allh), such will enter Paradise, where they will be provided therein (with all things in abundance) without limit. (Ghfir, 40: 39-40) 9-p. 75 What man is there among you who will give his son a stone when its bread he asks for? Or a scorpion, when its fish he asks for? If you, then, sinful as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him? (Matthew 7:9-11) O you who believe! Spend of the good things which you have (legally) earned, and of that which We have produced from the earth for you, and

do not aim at that which is bad to spend from it, (though) you would not accept it save if you close your eyes and tolerate therein. And know that Allh is Rich (Free of all wants), and Worthy of all praise. (Al-Baqarah, 2: 267) 10-p. 77 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, I will return that house I came from; and when he arrives there, he finds it empty, swept, and garnished. Then he goes and joins himself with seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they go in and set up house there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. (Matthew 12:43-45) And whomsoever Allh wills to guide, He opens his breast to Islm, and whomsoever He wills to send astray, He makes his breast closed and constricted, as if he is climbing up to the sky. Thus Allh puts the wrath on those who believe not. (Al-An'm, 6: 125) "And recite (O Muhammad SAW) to them the story of him to whom We gave Our Ayt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), but he threw them away, so Shaitn (Satan) followed him up, and he became of those who went astray. And had We willed, We would surely have elevated him therewith but he clung to the earth and followed his own vain desire. So his description is the description of a dog: if you drive him away, he lolls his tongue out, or if you leave him alone, he (still) lolls his tongue out. Such is the description of the people who reject Our Ayt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.). So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect. (Al-A'rf, 7: 175-176) 11-p.77 Not everyone who says to me, Master, Master, shall enter the kingdom of heaven--only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. (Matthew 7:21) And when 'Iesa (Jesus) came with (Our) clear Proofs, he said: I have come to you with Al-Hikmah (Prophethood), and in order to make clear to you some of the (points) in which you differ, therefore fear Allh and obey me, "Verily, Allh! He is my Lord (God) and your Lord (God). So worship Him (Alone). This is the (only) Straight Path (i.e. Allh's religion of true Islmic Monotheism). (Az-Zukhruf, 43: 63-64) 12-p. 77 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way (to court) with him. Otherwise, at any moment, your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge will deliver you to the officer, and you will be cast into prison. Believe me when I tell you that there is no way you will come out of there before you have paid every cent of your debt. (Matthew 5:25-26)

"And turn in repentance and in obedience with true Faith (Islmic Monotheism) to your Lord and submit to Him, (in Islm), before the torment comes upon you, then you will not be helped. And follow the best of that which is sent down to you from your Lord (i.e. this Qur'n, do what it orders you to do and keep away from what it forbids), before the torment comes on you suddenly while you perceive not. Lest a person should say: Alas, my grief that I was undutiful to Allh (i.e. I have not done what Allh has ordered me to do), and I was indeed among those who mocked [at the truth! i.e. L ilha ill-Allh (none has the right to be worshipped but Allh), the Qur'n, and Muhammad SAW and at the faithful believers, etc.]. Or (lest) he should say: If only Allh had guided me, I should indeed have been among the Muttaqn (pious and righteous persons). Or (lest) he should say when he sees the torment: If only I had another chance (to return to the world) then I should indeed be among the Muhsinn (good-doers). Yes! Verily, there came to you My Ayt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and you denied them, and were proud and were among the disbelievers. (Az-Zumar, 39: 53-59)