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By Nabeel Qureshi

From manhattan instances bestselling writer and previous Muslim Nabeel Qureshi comes this own, not easy, and respectful solution to the various questions surrounding jihad, the increase of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism.

San Bernardino was once the main deadly terror assault on American soil seeing that Sept. 11, and it got here at the heels of a coordinated attack on Paris. there's no query that innocents have been slaughtered within the identify of Allah and within the approach of jihad, yet do the terrorists’ activities really mirror the faith of Islam? the reply to this query is extra urgent than ever, as waves of Muslim refugees arrive within the West looking look after from the violent ideology of ISIS.

Setting apart speculations and competing voices, what rather is jihad? How are we to appreciate jihad with regards to our Muslim friends and pals? Why is there this type of surge of Islamist terrorism on this planet at the present time, and the way are we to respond?

In Answering Jihad, bestselling writer Nabeel Qureshi (Seeking Allah, discovering Jesus) solutions those questions from the point of view of a former Muslim who's deeply involved for either his Muslim kinfolk and his American fatherland.

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Indeed, in order to explain away the impact that Allah's messengers have had upon their souls, unbelievers throughout history have slandered them and called them magicians. Decisive Speech Communicating the message with wisdom, that is, with concise and effective speech, is another feature that is just as effective as sincerity. Concise speech means to explain a subject through a few striking words, mentioning only the necessary issues, and avoiding irrelevant details. The Qur'an relates the importance of wise speech: Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair admonition, and argue with them in the kindest way.

This is a natural tendency for believers, since the Qur'anic morality teaches them to be kind and thoughtful to others even if they do QUR'ANIC METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING ISLAM not know them. As we saw earlier, the Prophet Ibrahim (as) offered food to his guests promptly, although they were complete strangers to him. Surat at-Tawba: 60, "those whose hearts are to be reconciled," mentions that such people are among the recipients of alms. Therefore, whatever is given to those whose hearts are to be reconciled to Islam is in compliance with the Qur'an.

So will they not be thankful? Glory be to Him Who created all the pairs, from what the ground produces and from themselves and from things unknown to them. (Surah Ya Sin: 33-36) In the heavens and earth there are certainly Signs for the believers. And in your creation and all the creatures He has spread about, there are Signs for people with certainty. And in the alternation of night and day and the provision Allah sends down from the sky, bringing the ground to life by it after it has died, and the varying direction of the winds, there are Signs for people who use their intellect.

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