I have tried my best to keep this book concise and thus have not mentioned too many details. My hope is that what is written will give a glimpse and act as a key for those who desire to learn more about Islam; especially those who do not choose to follow it or regard it as a valid way of life.

They have been brainwashed by the haters of Islam, and these haters must be opposed and warned against. It is also for those who do not know that true happiness and success lies in accepting and acting upon the Deen of Islam and spreading it. I say to the likes of these people, do not think with the minds of others, and do not allow your fate to be decided by others. Allah says:

(And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah’s Path. They follow nothing but assumptions, and they do nothing but lie.) [ 6:116 ]

Indeed, those that you follow today will be the first to disavow you on the Day of Judgment. Allah says:

([And they should consider that ] when those who have been followed disassociate themselves from those who followed [them], and they [all ] see the punishment, and cut off from them are the ties [of relationship].) [ 2:166 ]

Try to be independent in your thinking, try to weigh things out and try to decide between truth and falsehood by using the intellect that Allah has granted you. Do not be biased, stringent, or blindly follow things. Allah says:

(And when it is said to them: ‘Come to what Allah has revealed and unto the Messenger [Muhammad s].’ They say: ‘Enough for us is that which we found our fathers following,’ even though their fathers had no knowledge whatsoever and no guidance.) [ 5:104 ]

The opportunity is there for those wish, but let it be done through proper channels which give a true picture of Islam. Not everyone who claims to be a follower of Islam is a Muslim, and not all books which claim to be Islamic give a true picture of Islam, so take Islam from its proper and valid sources.

Whoever wishes to learn more about Islam can contact the Islamic Center mentioned at the end of this book.

Allah knows best, and may He exalt the mention of our Prophet Muhammad s, and render him, his family and companions safe from every derogatory thing.

Abdul Rahman Al-Sheha
P.O. Box 59565 - Riyadh 11535, Saudi Arabia
E-Mail: alsheha@yahoo.com