Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 25, 2008
This weekend noted Islamic scholar S. M. Zakir Hussain released his proof against those who speak in favor of the Qur'an (Koran) in an extreme way. His careful reasoning is contained in "Secret Knowledge of the Qur'an", which has just been released by Cook Communication. A summary of his argument is available on http://www.author-me.com. See http://author-me.com/nonfiction/islamicextremism.html.
Hussain begins his essay with these words.
"Whether the Qur'an is the Truth or not really does not matter when one uses it to judge the activities of those who say that they believe it to be true. If, however, one attempts to use it to judge those who do not believe it to be a true revelation from the true God (if, again, a God is believed to be true), he has to consider the judgment to be his own, and cannot, as long as he claims to be fair in judgment, demand that the other party accept the judgment to be fair."
Hussain continues, "We will see that this judgment is also supported by the Qur'an. Now we can easily show that the Qur'an not only does not certify Islamic extremism, but it also declares it to be against the Qur'anic views of religion. Thus the Qur'an speaks against those who speak in favor of it in an extreme way."
He addresses several vital questions which are of interest to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
- What is Islamic Extremism?
- Freedom of Belief and Disbelief
- Forcing Someone into Believing is a Great Sin
- Forcing Someone into Believing would Mean Arrogance
- Real Preaching and Virtue Mean Having Patience and Avoiding Conflict
- The Beauty of Individuality, Variety, and Unity
- What about War, then?
- On Killing Civilians as a Retaliation
- Why Does Extremism Exist, then?
- Why are there Such Clashes among Humans?
- What about Establishing 'Islamic Laws' ?
- What's New in the Qur'an?
- Why is it Difficult to be a Loving Muslim?
- What about Followers of other Religions?
- Humans can Make Mistakes, but Immediate Correction is Necessary
S. M. Zakir Hussain, was born in a small village in Bangladesh in 1971, is, though young, one of the most influential writers on progressive spirituality in his country with a wide readership in Bangladesh and India. The youngest son of a late Sufi master, he inherited the motivation for writing and thinking from his family tradition, and has been writing in both Bengali and English since he was only six. He has been writing professionally for the last sixteen years and has published more than a hundred books, many of which are best-sellers in his country. He has widely written on English language, management, spirituality, literature, elementary mathematics, philosophy, logic, theology, sociology, linguistics, family psychology, epistemology, creativity, artificial intelligence, and education. He has master degrees in different disciplines. He dropped out of his PhD program after two and a half years as he lost interest because of being too much involved in software development. Besides writing, his professional experience includes management consultancy, teaching, editing, software development, natural language processing, and systems analysis. He has a wife and three children and lives with his family in Dhaka , Bangladesh.
(Cook communication is not affiiliated with Cook Communication Ministries.)