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  • God=Allah=Lord=---------etc
    • Science has proven the creation of the universe ( Big Bang, expansion of the universe ).
    • Creation implies a creator.
    • Did the creator had us in mind when he decided the creation? ( fine tuning of the universe).
    • Are we the result of random mutation or planned creation? ( intelligent design ).
    • Why are we here?-------------religion
    • What are our responsibilities?-----religion
    • Where is our final place?-------religion
  • BIG BANG
    • Science has proven the creation of the universe.
      • HUBBLE----1929
      • Cosmic Background radiation.
      • Black Body Radiation.
      • COBE Satellite.
      • Map of the universe.
  • 2+2=4
    • Creation implies a creator.
  • FINE TUNING
    • Did the creator had us in mind when he decided the creation of the universe?
      • Matter / Anti matter ratio.
      • Strong Nuclear Force.
      • Weak Nuclear Force.
      • Gravity.
      • Electromagnetism.
      • Speed of light.
      • Neutron / proton mass ratio.
      • ............................... Etc....................
  • INTELLIGENT DESIGN
    • Are we the result of random mutation or planned creation?
      • Chance of a protein formed by chance: 10 to the power of 191.
      • Chance of a single cell : 10 to the power of 40.000
      • Number of atoms in the universe: 10 to the power of 80.
  • RELIGION
    • Why are we here?-------------religion
  • RELIGION
    • What are our responsibilities?-----religion
  • RELIGION
    • Where is our final place?-------religion
  • SATAN = MATERIALISM = COMMUNISM = EVOLUTIONISM =-------ISM-----ETC----
    • Every religion’s message is the same:
    • If you put god and his teachings aside, you will bring Satan and his rules into your life.
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • Media-------------- forget about it .
    • Governments---- don’t trust them.
    • People------------- ignorance .
    • Books-------------- good start ( be careful ) .
    • Me------------------- ???????????????
    • Yourself------------ the best choice.
    • READ THE QURAN- READ THE QURAN
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISE ... Who is truer to his contract than God?... (Qur'an, 9:111) ...You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled... (Joshua 23:14)
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • People are often unreasonable, illogical, & self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
    • If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior  motives; Be kind anyway.
    • If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
    • What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway.
    • If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;  Be happy anyway.
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
    • Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.
    • You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • A strong man is not he who defeats his adversary by wrestling, but a strong man is he who controls himself at the time of anger.
    • The Prophet Mohammed (may God bless him and his family and grant them peace)
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    • Know that patience, if viewed against one's affairs is like the head to the body. If the head leaves the body, the whole body will be spoiled, likewise, if patience leaves, all affairs will be spoiled.
    • IMAM ALI ( A.S)
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • 34,000 Americans have converted to Islam following the events of September 11, and this is the highest rate reached in the U.S. since Islam arrived here.
    • ( 700 years before Christopher Columbus)
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • Columbus admitted in his papers that on Monday, October 21,1492 CE while his ship was sailing near Gibara on the north-east coast of Cuba,
    • He saw a mosque on top of a beautiful mountain. The ruins of mosques and minarets with inscriptions of Quranic verses have been discovered in Cuba, Mexico,Texas and Nevada.
    • DAVIES, NIGEL Voyagers to the New World, New York 1979
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    • Dr. Barry Fell (Harvard University) introduced ' solid scientific evidence supporting the arrival, centuries before Columbus, of Muslims from North and West Africa.
    • Dr. Fell discovered the existence of the Muslim schools at Valley of Fire, Allan Springs, Logomarsino, Keyhole, Canyon, Washoe and Hickison Summit Pass (Nevada), Mesa Verde (Colorado), Mimbres Valley (New Mexico) and Tipper Canoe (Indiana) dating back to 700-800 CE.
    • FELL,BARRY Saga America, New York 1980. FELL,BARRY America BC, New York 1976
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    • Emotion swept over us. One said to me: 'I do not understand the Arabic language, but there is no doubt that the things you said are the words of Allah.' As she left the church weeping, a woman put a piece of paper in my hand; on the paper was written: 'Forgive us for our past and for our present. Keep proselytizing to us.' Another man stood at the entrance of the church, his eyes teary, and said, 'You are just like us; no, you are better than us .
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    • Of all the questions, not a single one attacked me; on the contrary, we saw [the people's] eyes filling with tears when they heard about Islam and its sublime principles.
    • Many of them had never heard about Islam before. Well, they had heard about Islam only through the biased media.
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    • And you will find the nearest of them in affection to those who believe (to be) those who say: Lo! We are Christians. That is because there are among them priests and monks, and because they are not proud. When they listen to that which had been revealed unto the messengers,  you see their eyes overflow with tears because of their recognition of the Truth. They say: Our Lord, we believe. Inscribe us as among the witnesses [Qur'an 5:82-83]
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    • We sent down the Torah containing guidance and light, and the prophets who had submitted themselves gave judgment by it for the Jews--as did their scholars and their rabbis–-by what they had been allowed to preserve of God's Book to which they were witnesses... (Qur’an, 5:44)
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    • He [God] said, "Moses, I have chosen you over all mankind for My Message and My Word. Take what I have given you and be among the thankful." We wrote about everything for him on the Tablets as an admonition and making all things clear. "Seize hold of it vigorously and command your people to adopt the best in it. I will show you the home of the deviators!" (Qur’an, 7:144-145)
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • At a time when atheistic and materialist ideologies surround our world, it is important to stress the similarities between the religions, and to work together for our common aims.
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    • In the Qur'an, Allah gives Muslims a command regarding the Peoples of the Book, calling on them to 'unite around a common word:
    • Say,'People of the Book! come to a proposition which is the same for us and you that we should worship none but Allah and not associate any partners with Him and not take one another as lords besides Allah. (Surah Al 'Imran: 64)
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • We are issuing the following call to Christians and Jews:
    • As people who believe in God and obey his commandments, let us unite around a common word. Let us all love God, our Creator and Lord. Let us abide by his commandments. And let us pray to Him to allow us to find the true path.
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • When Muslims, Christians and Jews unite around a common word, when they understand that they are friends, not enemies, when they see that atheism is the real enemy, the world will be a very different place.
    • The conflict, enmity, fear and terror that have lasted for hundreds of years will finally come to an end, and a civilization based on love, respect and peace, and built on a common word, will be established.
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • Say, 'People of the Book! come to a proposition which is the same for us and you - that we should worship none but Allah and not associate any partners with Him and not take one another as lords besides Allah.' If they turn away, say, 'Bear witness that we are Muslims.‘ (Sura Al 'Imran: 64)
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    • Today all good things have been made halal for you. And the food of those given the Book is also halal for you and your food is halal for them. So are chaste women from among the muminun and chaste women of those given the Book before you, once you have given them their dowries in marriage, not in fornication or taking them as lovers. But as for anyone who rejects iman, his actions will come to nothing and in the akhira he will be among the losers. (Surat al-Ma'ida: 5)
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    • Among the people of the Book there are some who have iman in Allah and in what has been sent down to you and what was sent down to them, and who are humble before Allah. They do not sell Allah's Signs for a paltry price. Such people will have their reward with their Lord. And Allah is swift at reckoning. (Surah Al 'Imran: 199)
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair admonition, and argue with them in the kindest way. Your Lord knows best who is misguided from His way. And He knows best who are guided. (Surat an-Nahl: 125)
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • ...You will find the people most affectionate to those who have iman are those who say, 'We are Christians.' That is because some of them are priests and monks and because they are not arrogant. (Surat al-Ma'ida: 82)
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    • Only argue with the People of the Book in the kindest way – (except in the case of those of them who do wrong )- saying, 'We have iman in what has been sent down to us and what was sent down to you. Our God and your God are one and we submit to Him.'(Surat al-'Ankabut: 46)
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • ...There is a community among the People of the Book who are upright. They recite Allah's Signs throughout the night, and they prostrate. They have iman in Allah and the Last Day, and enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and compete in doing good. They are among the salihun. You will not be denied the reward for any good thing you do. Allah knows those who have taqwa. (Surah Al 'Imran: 113-115)
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • Those with iman, those who are Jews, and the Christians and Sabaeans, all who have iman in Allah and the Last Day and act rightly, will have their reward with their Lord. They will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. (Surat al-Baqara: 62)
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • Those who have iman and those who are Jews and the Sabaeans and the Christians, all who have iman in Allah and the Last Day and act rightly will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. (Surat al-Ma'ida: 69)
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • Another important fact we learn from the Qur'an is that Muslims must respect Jewish and Christian places of worship. In the Qur'an, the places of worship of the People of the Book, ie. monasteries, churches and synagogues, are mentioned as places of worship protected by God.
    • ...If God had not driven some people back by means of others, monasteries, churches, synagogues and mosques, where God's name is mentioned much, would have been pulled down and destroyed. God will certainly help those who help Him - God is All-Strong, Almighty. ( (Surat al-Hajj: 40)
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • In Sura Tawba, God advises that requests of pagans seeking protection be accepted by believers. Of this, God says the following:
    • If any of the idolaters ask you for protection, give them protection until they have heard the words of God. Then convey them to a place where they are safe... (Surat at-Tawba: 6)
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • We are living in a crucial time :
      • Atheism, which people have tried for hundreds of years to portray as "the way of reason and science," is proving to be mere irrationality and ignorance. Materialist philosophy only brought bloodshed, violence and racism.
      • Religious extremism in its different forms
      • ( Muslims, Christians, Jews ) is on the rise.
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • Materialist philosophy that sought to use science for its own ends has been in turn defeated by science.
    • A world rescuing itself from atheism will turn to God and religion. And this process has begun long ago.
    • But now the danger of religious extremism is real.
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • It is clear that believers have important duties in this period. They must be aware of this major change in the world's way of thinking, interpret it, make good use of the opportunities that globalization offers and effectively represent the truth along this road.
    • They must know that the basic conflict of ideas in the world is between atheism-religious extremism and faith. It is not a struggle between East and West; in both East and West there are those who believe in God and those who do not.
  • WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM
    • For this reason, faithful Christians, as well as faithful Jews are allies of Muslims. The main divergence is not between Muslims and the "People of the Book" (Jews and Christians), but between Muslims and the People of the Book on the one hand, and atheists, pagans and extremists on the other.
    • Of course, we must not show hostility to such people but view them as people who need to be rescued from their error.
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  • Why Islam is in trouble ?
    • Islam has 3 main branches:
    • sunnis-------------70%
    • shiites-------------28%
    • wahabbies-------2% ( Osama Bin Laden)
  • Why Islam is in trouble ?
    • Right after the death of prophet Muhhamed ( P.B.U.H & H.P. ) Muslims were divided in 2 groups:
      • Followers of Imam Ali ( A.S. ) who was chosen by the prophet as his successor.
      • Followers of the politicians who used Islam as a tool for power.
  • Why Islam is in trouble ?
    • After the victory of the British empire over the Ottoman’s, the British strategists created a new branch of Islam based on an old ideology from Ibn Teymiya.
    • The Saudi Family was put in charge to implement it. ------------ Wahhabism.
      • The goal was to totally deviate Islam from its original teachings, and to present it as a religion promoting violence, hatred and injustice.
  • The true Islam
    • The followers of Ali ( A.S ) who tried to oppose those politicians in search of power and imperialism were executed, exiled, tortured or imprisoned.
  • Extremism
    • Examples of past and current persons and groups, and their dangerous ideology are:
      • Saddam Hussein
      • Taliban
      • Wahabbi’s
      • Osama Bin Laden
  • My recommendation
    • So if you want to know the true face of Islam ,I strongly recommend the following books:
      • The Quran
      • The Nah-Jul Balageh ( sayings of Imam Ali )
      • All books related to the life and teachings of the progeny of prophet Muhammed ( P.B.U.H & H.P. ) .
  • Thank you for your attention.
    • To totally go over those subjects , one need more than hundred hours.
    • But I tried to simply open each chapter and I will let your interest and curiosity do the rest.
    • I pray God to give all of us a better understanding of its books.
    • God bless you all.