Logic and Islam Book Review

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Without doubt the relationship between Almighty God and humans is spiritual rather than logical but in these era of fitna we see Islam being attacked by many ideologies. People ask us to explain the concept of God logically and sometimes they ask us to give the Proof of Science.

Prof. Dr. Magd Abdel Wahab, a full-time Professor of Applied Mechanics in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University, Belgium and an Associate Imam at Badr mosque in Ledeberg, Ghent, Belgium summarised his experiences as a Professor and an Imam and provides logical answers to questions related to Almighty God and Islam.

Prof Dr Magd Abdel Wahab writes in the introduction of the book that Islam is a religion that invites believers and nonbelievers to think, understand, use logic and be rational to believe in Almighty God, recognise Him and remember Him. Islam is the last heavenly religion, which combines the spiritual belief with human intellect. It invites people to think about the creation of heavens and earth in order to recognise the creator and discover His greatness:

[3:190] Most surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth
and the alternation of the night and the day there are signs for
men who understand.

The term ‘men who understand’, refers to people who use their intellect,think logically and are rational. Theword intellect or mind (in Arabic ‘Akal’) has been mentioned in the holy Quran 49 times, which indicates its importance. Thinking about the creation, and recognising how great it is, indicates and confirms the greatness of the creator. Furthermore, understanding the creation leads to belief in one god. After thinking and understanding, these people,who are mentioned in the above verse, remember Allah SWT and supplicate to Him.

[3:191] Those who remember Allah standing and sitting and
lying on their sides and reflect on the creation of the heavens and
the earth: Our Lord! You have not created this in vain! Glory be to
Thee; save us then from the chastisement of the fire.

Thus, the holy Quran talks to people who think and use their mind, which is the general feature of all human beings of different levels.

In the Book “Logic and Islam ” Prof Dr Magd Abdel Wahab captures the attention of the readers towards questions relating to Faith and Purpose of our existence with beautiful self explanatory logical flowchart. The Whole concept of our Purpose of life , the reason why we need to believe that there is a God and Why Only One God, how the Holy Quran is a miracle and what is the logic between destiny and hereafter,all of this is so beautifully expressed and presented in clear flowcharts and simple English that it simply gets addictive and you can’t help but finish reading the book and recommending it to others.

I believe that this Book is an ideal gift to the teenagers and the Non Muslims who are seeking to find Peace and spirituality. It is also an ideal book for People like you and me to counter the ideologies and allegations of People trying to hurt the image of Islam.

Take a look at one of the flowchart-

In the above flowchart the author makes a comparison between the construction of a building and the creation of the universe.

The statement saying that a building needs to be built by a builder or an engineer is a fact. Similarly, the statement saying that the universe must have been created by a creator is also a fact. Therefore, the opposite statement saying that a building can be constructed by itself or the universe can have been created by itself is against the Law of Identity.

Allah SWT talks about this concept logically in the holy Quran and asks people who created them, and who created the earth and the heavens? Have they been created by themselves? [52:35-36] Were they created of nothing, or were they themselves the creators? Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, they have no firm belief.

Similiarly the book discusses many questions on existence of God, Purpose of Life ,destiny,herafter and Islam. The book is divided into 7 Chapters namely:

  • 1) Almighty God,
  • 2) the creation,
  • 3) the soul,
  • 4) the hereafter,
  • 5) the destiny and freedom in choices,
  • 6)the holy Quran and
  • 7) the Islam.
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Here are some questions that are answered in the book in a very logical and explanatory manner .You will definitely love reading the book and in fact love using the book to explain Islam to your Kids and Other People.

The book is available in many bookstore including Amazon:

N.B:This is a sponsored post written after personal review of the book and all profit has been directed towards Quran Donation.

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Pakistani Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi,ex aetheist to quit acting for Allah and to Spread Islam.

In a video shared by him on Twitter, Hamza Ali Abbasi spoke about his journey – how he became an atheist when he was 14-15 years old and how science “brought him back” being a theist when he went to the US.

“I want to spend the rest of my life talking about God,” Abbasi said in the video-sharing that his decision is based on 10 years research.

Abbasi, who recently married Naimal Khawar, said that now he will try to shape his life in accordance with Islam and will try to spread across the message through various platforms.

“Being an ‘ex-atheist’, I want to share the answers I have received about God with people. I don’t want to debate or convince people, I just want to share,” he said and added that if he will make any movie or show, then it will be about Islam.

Read –What Allah says to the disbelievers

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Man involved in Babri Masjid demolition now builds mosques to wash away guilt

Do you know that Kar sevak from Haryana who was part of Babri Masjid demolition, now preaches Islam, builds masjids ?He has built 90 Mosque so far.

Aamir, a former Shiv Sena leader from Panipat, Haryana often recalls the fateful day of December 6, 1992, that marked the demolition of Babri Masjid.

Aamir said that along with his friend Mohammed Umar, formerly Yogendra Pal, he had vowed to construct the Sri Ram Mandir at Ayodhya demolishing the masjid. Today, the two are fulfilling their pledge to renovate 100 mosques, in an attempt to purge themselves of their sins.

On December 1, 1992, Aamir reached Ayodhya to join thousands of kar sevaks coming from across the country. On December 6 that year, according to Aamir, he was the first man to climb the middle dome.

“We feared that the army might have been deployed in large number. But on ground there was hardly any security, that gave us a boost and we were mentally prepared to demolish the masjid that day,” said Mohammed Aamir.

Aamir along with many other kar sevaks from Sonipat and Panipat demolished the dome with spades and pickaxes.

“When I reached my home town Panipat after that I was given a hero’s welcome by the people,” Aamir said.

“But at home, my family’s reaction shocked me. My secular family denounced my actions. I had participated in the kar seva because I felt strongly about it, but I realized later that I was wrong.”

Mohammed Aamir, born a Rajput, said, “I realized that I had taken law in my hands and violated the constitution of India. Guilty, I embraced Islam.”

Ref :India Today.

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#Hijabisanidentity- Hijab walk to Stop the discrimination and marginalization of Muslim women and girls.

Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right in the Ghanaian legal system. To be specific Article 21 (c) of the 1992 Constitution states: “All persons shall have the right to freedom to practice any religion and to manifest such practice.”

Unfortunately, most Muslim women and girls living in Ghana have dealt with individuals who exert their biases and bigotry into institutional cultures. Thus, making it impossible for Muslim women to wear the hijab as part of their religious freedoms stipulated in the 1992 constitution.

The #Hijabisanidentity campaign pushes for the right of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab to be free to do so without intimidation from any individual or institution.

Why do Muslim Woman Wear Hijab.

Recently, an invigilator of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) asked a candidate to remove her hijab before sitting her exams. This latest move sparked a recent social media campaign by Islam advocates dubbed: #Hijabisanidentity

They believe the successful campaign which culminated in a massive demonstration in some regions – North, Ashanti and Accra – will help shake up some traditionally-held cultural misconceptions about the female Muslim identity. On Saturday October 12, Ghanaian Muslim women marched for their right to wear the hijab. The #Hijabisanidentity campaign is still on.

Stop policing Women’s bodies!

My hijab, my CHOICE My choice, my right

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Sinéad O’Connor Performs in Hijab.Says : ‘I have been a Muslim all my life and I didn’t realise it’

Dublin: Singer Sinead O’Connor stepped out in a traditional hijab with her son after converting to Islam in October.

The 52-year-old wore a bright red abaya and matching hijab when she appeared on “The Late Late Show” in Dublin on Friday night, reports ” the sun”

Earlier in the day, she arrived at the studio with her son, 15-year-old Shane Lunny, who looks exactly like his mom.

Sinead was dressed more casually in blue trousers, a matching belted shirt, and a navy cardigan. She complete the look with a dark blue headscarf. Shane carried his mother’s red abaya to the venue.

Shane apart, Sinead is also mother to 32-year-old Jake, 23-year-old Roisin and 12-year-old Yeshua.

In October last year, Sinead announced that she had converted to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada Davitt.

Sinéad O’Connor has described how she felt “at home” after reading the Koran and subsequently embracing the Muslim religion.

The singer, who has returned following a five-year hiatus from touring, announced her decision to “revert” to Islam almost a year ago and says she often wears the hijab as a means of signalling her new-found beliefs.

The word ‘revert’ refers to the idea that if you were to study the Koran you would realise that you were a Muslim all your life and you didn’t realise it. That’s what happened to me,” she said on Friday night’s Late Late Show.

“I am 52. I grew up in a very different Ireland to the one that exists now and it was a very oppressed country religiously speaking. And everybody was miserable; nobody was getting any joy in God.

”The singer, who has long captivated audiences with her views on Irish life, spoke about reading the scriptures as a child and later exploring other religious texts “trying to find the truth about God”. She left Islam until last because she held her own prejudices about the religion, she said.

Ref :”The Sun”

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Archeologists finds the World’s Oldest Rural Mosque in Israel

 Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of one of the world’s oldest rural mosques, built around the time Islam arrived in the holy land,

world's oldest rural mosque

The Israel Antiquities Authority estimates that the mosque, uncovered ahead of new construction in the Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev desert, dates back to the 7th to 8th centuries.

There are large mosques known to be from that period in Jerusalem and in Makkah but it is rare to find a house of prayer so ancient whose congregation is likely to have been local farmers, the antiquities authority said.

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Excavated at the site were the remains of an open-air mosque — a rectangular building, about the size of a single-car garage, with a prayer niche facing south toward Makkah.

“This is one of the earliest mosques known from the beginning of the arrival of Islam in Israel, after the Arab conquest of 636 C.E.,” said Gideon Avni of the antiquities authority.

“The discovery of the village and the mosque in its vicinity are a significant contribution to the study of the history of the country during this turbulent period.”

Source : Arab news

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