Understanding Islam – The Quest of a Curious Muslim
Dispelling myths about Jihad, Oppression and Violence in Islam
By Farhan Iqbal and Tauseef A. Khan
The concept of Jihad in Islam is misunderstood by a large number of people, who believe that the violent and oppressive actions of extremists as portrayed by some media is a representation of the teachings of Islam. In addition, numerous articles and books have been written in popular press that, through ignorance or prejudice, misconstrue verses of the Holy Quran and events from the life of the Holy Prophet(sa) of Islam to label such brutal actions, oppression and persecution as wholly Islamic. One such book came out in 2016 that presented the same age-old arguments against Islam and its concept of Jihad.
This book Understanding Islam is a response to all such allegations against Jihad and presents the pristine beauty of Islam from the teachings of Holy Quran, the life of the Holy Prophet(sa) of Islam and the discourses of the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) of Qadian. It has been written jointly by members of the Review of Religions Research Canada, a group that inspires the youth towards studying the sciences of the Holy Quran.
The Quest of a Curious Muslim
by Farhan Iqbal and Shahrukh Rizwan Abid
Why are there so many prayers in Islam? Is Islam a misogynistic faith? Is it possible to be good without God? How do I know that I am forgiven? How do I tackle depression? What is the purpose of life?
These and several other questions about faith, Islam, and Ahmadiyyat have been answered in this book. The more we learn about Islam, the more we see the beauty behind its every teaching. It is curiosity that entices such questions and helps us understand the reasoning behind fundamental concepts. It is absolutely necessary for spiritual growth.
The Quest of a Curious Muslim aims to respond to the most frequently asked questions that have been brought to the attention of the authors over the past several years in the field as Imams. Effort has been made to keep the responses simple and easy to follow. The answers stem from verses of the Holy Quran, Ahadith, writings of the Promised Messiah(as) and Khulafa-e-Ahmadiyyat.