In the name of Allah ,the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

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a glimpse of islamic faith
Author by:  Ghalib Ahmad Masri.
Original language:  English.
Revised by:  Co-Operative Office For Call And Guidance In Al-Bat'ha.
Publishing date:  4/1420H.
ISBN:  9960-798-35-6.


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Introduction

            Islam has liberated man from mental bondage and trained its followers to search for the truth with open minds. Allah has honored the human mind and made it a means of discovering the tokens of His existence and glory in the universe and understanding His Glorious Revelation.

            In the time when the non-Islamic world was suffering from the abyss of the so called Dark Ages, the Islamic world was already living in an age of enlightenment and had advanced in all fields of life-spiritual and material. That is, in fact, a natural outcome of the living faith which is compatible with undefiled human nature.

            When in action, the Islamic faith brings forth other honorable examples of human civilization and guides man to the Straight Path. This faith is summed up and pronounced in the following Arabic Words: "���� �� �� ��� ��� ���� � ����� �� ����� ���� ���� ".

It can be transliterated into Roman letters as follows: "ASH-HADU AN LA ILAHA ILLAL-LAAH. WA ASH-HADU ANNA MUHAMMADAN RASULUL-LAAH".

Its meaning in English is: "I BEAR WITNESS THAT THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH; AND THAT MUHAMMAD IS HIS MESSENGER".

            A brief explanation of the Muslim faith is given in the following pages. Yet this is only a glimpse for those who are interested to know about the articles of the Islamic Faith. It could also be a step forward on the way of studying and discussing the foundations of Islamic belief.

            It could convince sincere searchers for the truth to embrace the true religion. An impartial assessment of their beliefs and practices should hopefully lead them to shift their stand and guide them to the only straight path (that is, Islam).