The book is taken from the episodes of the TV program Thought. It is a review of religious, ethical, social and psychological values in order to discover their true meanings. Through this we can bring to life a lot of values that have weakened along time, and address some wrong beliefs and behaviors.
The author emphasizes a fundamental fact related to the creation, one that has long been bypassed by people… the fact that all creatures whether faithful human beings and jinn; animals; plants; and even natural phenomenon such as thunder, lightning, clouds, rain, night and day engage in the glorification of Allah (praise of Allah). The authorÕs unique depiction of the subject is presented through an amazing mixture of spiritual awareness and sound scientific understanding.
Some think that believing in the presence of a creator for this universe is limited to Divine Scriptures and acknowledgement of religious proofs. Many of us fail to contemplate the minute details of our daily lives, the bounties and the blessed signs of faith Allah bestowed upon us. Look at the DNA of human beings and the absolute accuracy of its formation! All this is a sign of Allah, the One and Only Creator of this universe who invented genetic engineering. Nothing came by chance, and nothing is the outcome of coincidence.
A close look at the lives of the companions of Prophet Muhammad ( Al-Ansar), describing their selflessness, charitableness, self-abnegation, indescribable support to the religion of Islam, whereby they dedicated themselves to the religion and the call to it.
Dr. Mohamed Dawood addresses people operating in the field of education, heirs of the Prophets, including preachers and all Muslims of sound hearts and minds, introducing well-selected spiritual incidents and bright examples from history, presenting them in a gentle way and wise well-outlined dialogue to uncover key implications and beneficial lessons and morals of important educational implications for people to adopt and apply.
An attempt to confront the recent trend of a line of publications on the relationship of the West and the Muslim world that aims to cover the West’s false moves, using Muslims as scapegoats for the deterioration of the relationship of the Muslim world with the West, alerting the West against the danger of imminent Islamic awakening and, thus, provoking decision-makers.
The author believes that our lives are only a number of moments that daily change our lives. We live such moments with our hearts and emotions and our actions are affected by them.
A moment of joy and laughter that fills the heart with fulfilled hopes, and a sad moment of crying eyes where pain prevails. A moment of love with deep emotions and close hearts upon which strong relations are built, and a moment of anger, loud voices and severe looks that destroys relations. In the moment of bewilderment, what man needs is a wise decision. In the moment of sickness, a person may need a close friend. In the moment of peace, man sees God’s love and bliss, and his heart is touched, another moment, sin is adorned before his eyes. A moment of birth when the family gathers around the child with hearts full of hope, and a moment of sadness and grief for the loss of a dear person.
A lot of moments pass by man, carving the most beautiful meanings in his heart, and other moments deprive him of the most beautiful values. In some moments he says: “Would that I had died before this, and had been forgotten and out of sight.”[Maryam 23], and other moments he feels extreme happiness.
How to manage the moments of our life and deal with them? Thanks for every moment that gave us the sense life, even if it was false or fake.
The book presents a number of female icons that had a substantial share of motherhood for the noble Prophet, peace be upon him, in a direct or an indirect manner. He depicts the life of six main figures, namely: Amena bint Wahb, Barakaum Ayman, Halima Al-SaÕdeyya and her daughter Shaymaa, Al Shefaa um Abdul Rahman ibn Awf and Thawbeyya, highlighting the role of each in the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
This book presents to the Islamic nation the fruit of over than half a century of experience moving between the Western and Eastern nations, where people abandoned their religion, which has caused them agony and failures on both poles of the planet! This dire fate that has befallen the Muslims is the outcome of an international plot that has divided the Muslim nation into more than 60 countries and states, which has weakened its human and natural resources and led to its decline, after it had once upheld the flag of civilization in all life aspects for more than 10 centuries.
The book compiles many Hadiths and actions of the Prophet that depict amazing facts about the creation and its scientific phenomenon highlighting the supreme power of Allah and His unique might and wisdom in operating it. The author explains such Hadiths and facts, emphasizing the explicit accuracy they demonstrate to bear witness of the genuineness and honesty of the noble Prophet, being a divinely assigned Messenger who vocalizes inspiration not personal whim.
People vary in their understanding of Sufism, its doctrine and orders, in a way that may be contradictory. For some, Sufism is absolute religiosity, piety and the optimum goal of treading the path towards Allah, whereas others consider it as a form of deviance and atheism. Here lies the significance of this book, the aim of which seems quite difficult and challenging, as it seeks to provide pure and wise explanation of the notion of Sufism in order to decipher clues about Sufism and properly define it. It may be challenging, yet simple; as it’s difficult for the limited language and its tools to cover and contain the core of such an exclusive and unique spiritual path. A path where one treads towards Allah, flying in an explicitly spiritual journey in the heavenly skies, to feel the divine presence of Allah, which goes beyond the limitations of human mind and perception.
The author demonstrates the value of the Ummah (the Muslim Nation) in the Islamic law (Sharia), emphasizing this value from the various meanings of the word Ummah, as mentioned in the Holy Quran, clarifying the difference between the word Qabila (Tribe) and Qawm (Group of People). The author furthermore presents the fundamental principles that have been lost in the modern Muslim nation, the nation which once expanded and spread its wings over the world. He draws a comparison between the history of the Ummah and its present reality, one thatÕs characterized by a major decline and weakness in facing the Zionist enemy, thanks to the political and intellectual dissensions overwhelming most Islamic groups. The author calls for joining forces and unity, and setting aside differences as long as they’re secondary and as long as we agree on the primary and core principles amongst ourselves.