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FUNDAMENTALS OF ISLAM By S. ABUL ALA MAUDUDI Islamic Publications (Pvt.) Ltd. 3- Court Street, Lower Mall, Lahore - 54000 (Pakistan) Phone: 7320961-7248676 Fax; 042-7248676 ‘Website: www.ialamicpak.com.pk — f-Maik infoéislamicpak.com.pk CONTENTS Page Publisher's Note oii Glossary . oom + Chapter 1. IMAN -- 1 (1) The exsentiatity of kaowledge for belng a Muslim... 3 ‘The greatest favour af Aliah 1» 4 Obligation for the favour . 43 First step to become a Muslim | Is Muslin the nante of a race? 4 Meaning of accepting Islam 4 Firat requiremeot—knowledgo a 5 Tmportance of knowledge ~ F (2) The real differesce between a Muslim and a Kafir.. 9 Why is there difference between a Muslim sod a Kafir? « @ Ts the diflerence only nominal? - 9 Reat difference—Islam and Zu? - 10 Cause of difference—knowledge anasigeds » Why are Muslims hushiliated today ? + 1 A matter for serious consideration - 14 Keenness to acquire knowledge [5 (3) Points to ponder . 17 Our treatment with Quran . Tt is imperative to understand and follaw Quran. = 49 Result of injustice to Allah's Book - 19 Who is called a Muslim? 70 Meaning of Islam 21 Puties of a Muslim -. 2 (4) The meaning of Xatima Tayyiha ow 24 Why such a bg difference? oo Purport of Katina 26 vi Fundamentals of Islam Covesaat vith Allah Acceptance of Prophet's guidance Responsibilities accruing from afficoation Acceptance of Islam is no favour to God Adleb's favour and oar behaviour (3) Kalina Tayyiba and Kelima Khabisha What is Kalina Toyyiba? What is Katima Kaabitha? Difference in results Why are votaries of Xatima in disgrace ? Ave belicvers in Xalima Khadisha Proapering? (©) The purpose of afirming faith in Kalina Tayyiba . Every work has a purpose - Purpose of reciting Kalina Failure and success in the Hereafter - Why ia there difference between the sequel of Kajfir and Muslim? The purpose of Kalime—Reform of knowledge and deeds ‘ Which knowledge is taught by Xalima Tayyiba (1) Servitude to Altab . (2) Obedience to Muhammad “ Doeds must accord with knowledge ” Chapter 2. ISLAM @) Who is calted a Muslim, 7 What is Mufr and islam? ~ Three ways of going estray: (1) Servitude of Nafs i (2) Blind following of forefachers (3) Obedisace to others than Afleh - Conditions of Punjabi Muslims: (i) Difference of castes (23 Tojustice in inheritance Page 2 29 3 3 3S 36 iF 38. 39 41 Az 42 45 45 47 49 a 31 5 52 56