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Facing The Truth
The Truth…What is the Truth of our being: Of our
It is a question that floats in the minds of every single
human being on the face of earth. It is a quest to unveil the
truth and the facts behind our existence, but in the course of
this journey other questions inevitably arise:
* Why are we here?
* What is our purpose?
* Where did we come from?
* Where are we going?
* What is beyond life?
* Why did God create us?
These questions float in the minds of every single human
being on the face of earth at one time or another, including
you; trying to unravel the truth and the facts behind our
Now my question to you is: Have you found the answers
to these questions?
If you have not, then allow me to tell you the answer as
succinctly as I can:

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  3. 3. Facing The Truth ContentDedication...............................................................................1Thank you note.......................................................................2Acknowledgements................................................................3Introduction............................................................................4Preparations............................................................................6Your Capabilities....................................................................7Your Attitude..........................................................................8The First Statement of Logic..................................................9The Second Statement of Logic............................................11The Quest for Truth Begins...................................................12Our First Port of Call.............................................................13Our Second Port of Call........................................................16Our Third Port of Call...........................................................18Our Fourth Port of Call.........................................................19Our Fifth Port of Call............................................................21Our Sixth Port of Call...........................................................28Our Seventh Port of Call.......................................................31Our Eighth Port of Call.........................................................33Our Final Port of Call............................................................34After the Quest......................................................................35At the end of our journey.......................................................36 1
  4. 4. Facing The Truth Dedication F or my loving Lord Allah (God) Almighty, who has cherished me with many blessings; the greatest of them all, was blessing me by guiding me to the righteous path… I dedicate this to you as a token and a symbol for my thanks...For my heart is overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity...Hoping that you will accept my humble effort and forgive me for all my sins… Allah (God) Almighty the most merciful and most gracious I love you and I thank you for everything, no words are good enough to express my thanks, my appreciation and praise to You Allah (God). Your humble servant and slave, Abdulrahman 2
  5. 5. Facing The Truth Thank you Note T o my Great Uncle Megbal A. Al-khalaf…Im always grateful for your constant and never ending love and support throughout my life. You have had a great impact on my life and always allowed me to dream of a better future. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your loving Son. Abdulrahman Al-Malhouk 3
  6. 6. Facing The Truth Aknowledgements T o my loving sister Noura, who has been my best friend and a great advisor, you have been the inspiration for this book. Im grateful and thankful for your constant love and support To Noura Mohammed, thank you for devoting your time and effort in revising my booklet and inspiring me with new ideas and comments. Thank you! To my amazing and wonderful friend Muhieddin Mohammed Yassin, who has been my companion throughout this journey; thank you for constant advice and comments, always inspiring me and opening new horizons, once more I thank you for your devoted time and effort. To the editor, whom I havent met, I am grateful and thankful for your magical touches and wonderful inputs, Thank you! To my brother, my friend, my mentor the amazing Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Ebrahim, thank you for being all the above …and thank you for your constant love and support. Finally, last but not least I give thanks to my mother and father for bringing me into this life, for all the love and for all the sacrifice. No matter what I do, I will not be able to thank you enough, I love you… 4
  7. 7. Facing The Truth IntroductionThe Truth…What is the Truth of our being: Of ourexistence? It is a question that floats in the minds of every singlehuman being on the face of earth. It is a quest to unveil thetruth and the facts behind our existence, but in the course ofthis journey other questions inevitably arise: * Why are we here? * What is our purpose? * Where did we come from? * Where are we going? * What is beyond life? * Why did God create us? These questions float in the minds of every single humanbeing on the face of earth at one time or another, includingyou; trying to unravel the truth and the facts behind ourexistence. Now my question to you is: Have you found the answersto these questions?If you have not, then allow me to tell you the answer assuccinctly as I can: 5
  8. 8. Facing The Truth You see; There are three major reasons why god created all of this: 1) The first reason is that God created us to worship Him, to submit to His will, and to obey His commands. 2) The second reason is to show his beautiful names his wisdom his knowledge his creativity his crafting for this universe is a manifestation of his holy names, a reflection of his ability, look around all what you see was made and created by him, including you. 3) Now the last reason which is the most beautiful reason is that He also created us to bring us joy and happiness with His Company; and the evidence of this, is Heaven, a Kingdom of never-ending joy, pleasure and happiness, where you can have anything you want. Now here’s the catch, its not a free ride; therefore, this life is a test, a gateway to either heaven or hell based on your beliefs and actions. This booklet is the start of your voyage of discovery. I promise that by the end of our journey, not only will my words have a great impact on your life but they will also change your destiny and reshape your future; and for that, I thank you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, for giving me the opportunity and the privilege to take you on this voyage, your quest for the truth. 6
  9. 9. Facing The Truth Preparations All journeys start with preparations, and ours is noexception, but these are very easy to make as they consistof just four points that we have to bear in mind. The firsttwo are about your capabilities and the attitude you need tomaintain for the journey to succeed, and the second two aresimple statements of logic that we will refer to throughoutthe journey. 7
  10. 10. Facing The Truth Your Capabilities You are a superior creature, with high intelligence and a mind of your own. You can think, calculate and analyze things. You can come up with your own conclusions and decisions; therefore, you are a superior creature compared to all other beings. Now… If I were to ask you: “Do you agree?” You would reply: “Yes…I agree.” And I would agree too. 8
  11. 11. Facing The Truth Your Attitude While reading my booklet, I want you to read it with anopen heart rather than open eyes. In other words I want youto forget your nationality, your race, your background, yourfamily, and your beliefs. Try to visualize yourself with Godin this universe and nothing more than that. 9
  12. 12. Facing The Truth The 1st Statment Of Logic This is very simple; it simply states that 1 + 1 = 2. You are going to say: “I know that 1 + 1 = 2” But what if I were to claim that 1 + 1 = 2.5 Would you agree? Most probably you would say to yourself: “Here’s another lunatic.” and you would look at me with sympathy and sorrow and say: “Sorry buddy, but 1 + 1 = 2.” But what if I told you that Nobel Prize winning mathematicians have come to a new conclusion and proved that 1 + 1 = 2.5 or 2.4 or 2.3. Would you agree then? You would probably interrupt me, and say: “I don’t care if every person and every scientist on the face of the earth said that. My friend, 1 + 1 is still 2, it’s been a fact from the beginning of time, it’s a fact today, and 1 + 1 will still equal 2 till the day I die.” You would probably go even further and claim that if I walked up to an ignorant person, someone with no education who does not know the fundamentals of the alphabet, and asked him the outcome of 1 + 1, he would probably raise his hand showing only two fingers (like the peace or victory 10
  13. 13. Facing The Truthsign) and simply say “Two.” And I would agree with your claim one hundred percent,because 1 + 1 will always equal 2. Why? Because it is anunchangeable universal law; it is a fact. 11
  14. 14. Facing The Truth The 2nd Statment Of Logic For God Almighty, the Creator of all beings, to be perfect and complete, means that He can have no weaknesses and can never be in need of anything whatsoever. If He were in need of anything, it would be a sign of weakness, and He would, therefore, be neither perfect nor complete. So, in short, God is never in need of anything and has no weaknesses. Now, if I were to ask you: “Do you agree?” You would reply: “I definitely agree that for God to be God, He must be complete and perfect.” Great!! I completely agree with you. 12
  15. 15. Facing The Truth Our quest For Truth Begins Having identified our capabilities as thinking humanbeings, armed ourselves with an open attitude, and agreedon some fundamental points of logic, we are ready to beginour journey. 13
  16. 16. Facing The Truth Our 1st Port of Call If I walked up to you and showed you my ID, and under profession it said that I was a Prophet and Messenger of God, would you accept it? Would you believe it? You would probably say: “Hell NO!!!” Why not? Why would you not accept my ID if it claimed that I was a prophet and a messenger of God? You would say: “Anyone can claim to be a prophet, or a messenger of God, by making up his own identification. There is no way to be sure if it’s genuine or authentic.” My reply would be: “You mean to tell me that you would accept an ID from a police officer.” You would say: “YES!! I’ll accept the badge.” And I would add: “You mean to tell me that you would accept an ID from a government official or a company employee or any other form of organization that indicated who they were and who they work for.” You would simply say: “Yes.” “Hmmm… so that means you need something more than an ID from me, if I claimed to be a prophet and messenger 14
  17. 17. Facing The Truthof God.”With a smiling face you would reply and say: “Yes, I needmore than an ID.” “I know… you want something called a Miracle. Youwant something that breaks the laws and the boundaries ofthe universe as a token and a sign from God that I am Hismessenger and prophet.”Again, with a smiling face, you would say: “YES.”And I would totally agree with you.“Great!!”Now, I want you to think about this scenario: Two people are standing side-by-side, one on the left andthe other on the right. The one on the right side has a holy book; it claims thatJesus, peace be upon him, can heal the sick, make the blindsee again, and wake up the dead. It says: “These are the signsof my forthcoming prophet; if you see them, then that is myprophet and messenger.” So he sees Jesus, peace be uponhim, performing his miracles by healing the sick, makingthe blind see again, and waking up the dead. Suddenly hejumps into the air with joy, saying: “This is the prophet ofGod.” 15
  18. 18. Facing The Truth Now the one on the left has neither a book nor knowledge, and he too sees Jesus, peace be upon him, healing the sick, making the blind see again, and waking up the dead. So he too jumps with joy; saying: “This is definitely God, have we not heard that since the beginning of time, from the time of our father Adam, that no one can wake the dead accept God. Surely this, standing in front of me, is God.” Now I would ask you: “Would you agree that Jesus is a God, or the Son of God, or the Holy Spirit, or is in any form divine?” You would say: “Yes, I agree.” “But wait a minute. The prophets and messengers performed powerful miracles to prove to their people that they were sent by God. Moses, for example, peace be upon him, parted the Red Sea and turned water into blood. He performed miracles, just different types of miracles, so why is Jesus a God and not Moses?” Think about it… And do not forget the ID… 16
  19. 19. Facing The Truth Our 2nd Port of Call I am now going to claim that you are neither completenor perfect; you are weak, always in need of something, andcannot stand-alone.Your reply would be: “What do you mean by that?”I would explain by saying: “Needing to eat and drink is asign of weakness. If you don’t eat and drink, you starve,and in the end, if you starve for a long period of time, you’lldie.” Now, would you agree that this is a sign of weakness?You would reply: “Yes, I agree that it’s a sign ofweakness.” So this means that God does not eat or drink, because it isa sign of weakness. I would also claim that you sometimes feel fatigued andtired; you need to rest and sleep, because otherwise youwill be unable to function properly and will eventuallycollapse.Do you agree? 17
  20. 20. Facing The Truth You would say: “Yes.” And I would also say that for you to marry, have sexual intercourse, and have children are signs of weakness. You may do so for many reasons, to fulfill emotional and physical needs, to bring joy and happiness to your life, to have children carrying your name, or helping you as you grow older. These are all signs of weakness for they mean that you do not stand-alone; you need a son or daughter. I hope by now you understand clearly that those who say that God Almighty, the Creator of all beings, has a son or is in need of one, are insulting Him. For God to have or need a son is a sign of weakness since it means He is neither complete nor perfect. We agreed that 1 + 1 = 2, but to say God has a son is like saying 1 + 1 does not equal 2 here. My God stands alone. He is never in need of anything. He is perfect, He is complete. Therefore, He has no son and will never have a son because He is GOD. Here, 1 + 1 still equals 2. Think about it… 18
  21. 21. Facing The Truth Our 3rd Port of Call Supposing I walked up to you, hit you, disappeared,and then walked up to you again and asked for forgiveness,would you forgive me?Doubtless, as you have a kind and generous heart, youwould say: “Since you are sincere, admitting your wrongfulact, and asking for my forgiveness, I forgive you from myheart for what you did.”But what does this mean? It means that you are saying that God did not have thepower or the will to forgive mankind for their sins and baddeeds; to do so He needed to crucify His son!Also, It means that you are claiming to possess the powerto forgive and the kindness to forgive by just willing it andGod does not. All that you have is from God. Yet you claim to have thepower and will to forgive, something that was given to youby God, and also claim that God does not have the power orwill to forgive? Surely this is a sign of weakness; 1 + 1 doesnot equal 2 here! Dont forget that you have claimed thatGod is perfect and complete. Think about it… 19
  22. 22. Facing The Truth Our 4th Port of Call The Bible mentions that Jesus, peace be upon him, was crucified, endured pain and torture, was beaten up, was called names, and was spat on by the people. Now my question is: How can someone worship a God that could not help Himself while being crucified, hurt, spat on and called names? If this God is enduring pain and torture, and cannot stop such things happening to Him, how can He help you avoid such things? Think about it… A God who feels pain and endures torture is showing weakness. A God, who has been beaten up, spat on and called names is not a God worthy of being worshiped. Truly, a God who has been captured, and crucified and called names by his own creatures is not a God. Now 1 + 1 = 2, but I do not know what this equals. Let me illustrate this with an example. If I were to hit you, spit on you, call you names, and humiliate you in front of your neighbors, you would walk in shame in your 20
  23. 23. Facing The Truthneighborhood; you might even move away.Are you trying to tell me that God walks in shame? My Godis perfect and complete for He walks in pride and glory! NoGod that is worthy of worship from all mankind experiencesshame. All prophets and messengers that carried the messageof God to their people, such as Moses, Abraham, andMohammad, peace be upon them all, endured the samecircumstances. They were called names, beaten up, and spaton by their people. In short, 1 + 1 will always equal 2, but a God, whohas been hit, crucified, spat upon, and called names, is nota GOD worthy of worship. Now 1 + 1 = 2 but if you aresaying that Your God is perfect and complete then 1 + 1does not equal 2 here either! Think about it… 21
  24. 24. Facing The Truth Our 5th Port of Call (1) The Truth: What is the Truth? After the creation of our father Adam, the original message was repeatedly delivered to mankind throughout history. Many prophets and messengers, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, peace be upon them all, were sent by the true God to convey this message: The true God is only ONE. Worship ONLY Him and keep His commandments. The True GOD The Creater Sents Prophets To Convey ADAM NOAH The True GOD is only ONE , worship HIM MOSES & keep HIS commanments JESUS MOHAMMED (1) This Port of call is based on Dr. Naji Arfaj booklet Just One Message! 22
  25. 25. Facing The Truth God sent these Major Prophets, as well as many otherprophets and messengers, to accomplish several tasks andmissions, some of which are: * To receive guidance from God and deliver it to the people. * To convey the message that God is One. * To be role models for the people. * To instruct us to fear God and keep His commandments. * To teach us important religious, moral and worldly matters. * To guide us if we deviate, disobey God, or worship other gods or idols. * To tell us about the Final Destination (Last Day) and what leads to Paradise (Heaven) or Hellfire (Hell). The oneness of this true God, the Creator, is clearly evident and easily traceable in the holy scriptures of the Jews, Christians, Muslims, and in what remains of other religious texts. Studying the concept of God in the Bible and the Qur’anobjectively, a sincere seeker of the truth is able to discernthe unique qualities belonging to the true and only God. Some of the qualities that distinguish this one true Godfrom others who are claimed to be God are: * This true God is the Creator, not the created. 23
  26. 26. Facing The Truth * This true God is ONE, not three or more! He has no partners nor equals. * This one true God is invisible; no one can see Him in this life. He is not physically manifested or incarnated in other forms. * This one true God is eternal; He does not die or change. * This one true God has no need of anyone; not a mother, a wife, or a son; nor of things like food, drink, or help: But others are in need of Him. * This one true God is unique in His attributes; no one is like Him. No human or creatures descriptions can be attributed to Him. We can use these criteria and qualities (as well as others belonging to Him alone) in examining and rejecting claims of being God. Now Christians might wonder about this and say: “It is obvious that God is one. I believe in one God. So what is the point of your argument?” Christians perceive this one God to include: * God the Father. * God the Son. * God the Holy Spirit. So, based on commonsense and simple logic, a sincere and honest seeker of truth could ask: * What do you mean by saying that GOD is ONE, while referring to THREE GODS? 24
  27. 27. Facing The Truth * Is God ONE in THREE (1 in 3) or THREE in ONE (3 in 1)? In addition, according to Christian dogma, these three “Gods” have different identities, images, roles, and functions: * God the Father = the Creator. * God the Son = the Savior. * God the Holy Spirit = the Counselor. Every time you think of one of these three you are going to form a different impression and mental image. The Bible confirms the criteria and qualities that distinguish the One True God from all others, it states: * “You have never heard His voice nor seen His face.” (John 5:37) * “No one has ever seen Him, and no one can see Him.” (1 Timothy 6:16) * “No one can see Me and stay alive.” (Exodus 33:20) But surely, if Jesus, peace be upon him, God the Son(or Son of God) was really God or part of the One God, itcontradicts what the Bible states. Did the Jews of his time,his family, and his followers, SEE Jesus, peace be uponhim, as some believe and HEAR his voice? Please re-read the verses and think about it… Let us put these concepts to the test and see if the HolyScriptures mention the oneness of God, and state that there 25
  28. 28. Facing The Truth is only one true God. To prove these points as objectively as possible, I will cite some verses without comment, but please read them carefully, critically, and without any preconceptions. I believe that truth will prevail, and if you are sincere, honest, serious, objective and open-minded in seeking the truth, it will prevail and you will see it, because its the truth! Let us begin by looking in the Old Testament: * “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.” (Deuteronomy 6: 4) * “Has not the One God made and sustained for us the spirit of life?” (Malachi 2: 15) * “You may know and believe Me and understand that I am He. Before Me no God was formed, nor shall there be any after Me. I, I am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior.” (Isaiah 43: 10-11) * “I am the first and I am the last; besides Me there is no God. Who is like Me?” (Isaiah 44: 6) * “And there is no other God besides Me, a righteous God and Savior; There is none besides Me. Turn to Me and be saved… To Me every knee shall bow.” (Isaiah 45: 2123-) And then by looking in the Bible, the New Testament: * “Now this is life eternal, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” (John 17: 3) * “Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.” 26
  29. 29. Facing The Truth (Matthew 4: 10) * “Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is One Lord.” (Mark 12: 29) * “For there is one God and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2: 5) And finally, by looking in the Qur’an: * “Say: He is Allah (God), the One; Allah (God), the Eternal, Absolute; He begets not, nor is He begotten; and there is none like Him.” (112: 14-) * “There is no God but I; so worship Me.” (21: 25) * “They disbelieve who say: Allah (God) is one of three, for there is no God except One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily, a grievous chastisement will befall the disbelievers among them.” (5: 73) * “Can there be another God besides Allah (God)? Nay, most of them know not.” (27: 61) * “Can there be another God besides Allah (God)? High is Allah (God) above what they associate with Him.” (27: 63) * “Can there be another God besides Allah (God)? Say: Bring forth your proof, if ye are telling the truth!” (27: 64). These verses, and hundreds of others in the Bible and theQur’an, confirm the eternal message that the true God isOne. “Turn to me now and be saved, people all over theworld! I AM THE ONLY GOD THERE IS.” (Isaiah 45: 27
  30. 30. Facing The Truth 22) Not only does the Bible affirm that God is only ONE, but it also reveals that the true God, the Creator, is the only Savior. “Before Me no God was Formed, nor shall there be any after Me. I, I am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior.” (Isaiah 43: 1011-). Please re-read these verses and think deeply about them….. 28
  31. 31. Facing The Truth Our 6th Port of Call I am going to ask you to join me in a thought experiment. Iwant you to play the role of a witness, just as if you were calledto testify in a courtroom, and I will lead you through a series ofquestions about the person who made this book. Your task isbear witness to the veracity of what is asked; but of course sinceyou are not here, and the statements if answered with truth andsincerity bear no contradiction, I have composed your probableanswer.Question 1: “Do you bear witness that the person who made thisbook must have had the paper with which it is made?”Answer 1: “Yes, I bear witness that he must have had, becauseif he hadn’t had the paper I wouldn’t be holding this book in myhand right now.”Question 2: “Do you bear witness that he had the ink with whichit is printed?”Answer 2: “Yes, I bear witness that he had the ink with which itis printed, because without the ink I wouldn’t be able to read thisbook that has been printed in ink.”Question 3: “Do you bear witness that he has the knowledge 29
  32. 32. Facing The Truth experience of making books?” Answer 3: “Yes, I bear witness that he has the knowledge and experience of making books, because if he didn’t know how to make books, how could he have made this book?” Question 4: “Do you bear witness that he is an artist in shaping and designing this book?” Answer 4: “Yes, I bear witness that he is an artist, because if he did not know how to shape and design this book, it would not look the way it looks now.” Question 5: “Do you bear witness that he stapled and glued this book with perfection so that the papers won’t fall off?” Answer 5: “Yes, I bear witness that he stapled and glued this book with perfection, because if he hadn’t this book would have fallen apart.” Question 6: “Did you see him make the book?” Answer 6: “No, I didn’t see him make the book.” At this point I have to ask in surprise: “Why are you bearing witness of him in making the book if you didn’t actually witness him making the book?” 30
  33. 33. Facing The Truth Your answer would have to be along the lines of: “I didn’t seehim make the book, but the physical properties of the book bearwitness to his possession of the materials, its appearance is witnessto his artistry, and its existence is witness to his knowledge andexperience. The book is like a mirror reflecting the ability of itscreator; what he possesses and what he is capable of. Its likeWhen you walk on a beach and see footprints in the sand, youmay say to yourself: ‘I know somebody has walked here’, eventhough, you haven’t actually seen anyone, because the footprintsbear witness and reflect that someone walked there.” I hope by now that you understand and realize that i the autherof this book , stand in front of you as living evidence and proofof my Creator. For I am a reflection of His knowledge, wisdom,perfection and creativity. I stand as evidence and proof that thereis no God but God, just as you stand evidence of our creator. A God who is Mighty and Powerful and Complete; He has nosons nor spouse nor partners, for He is GOD. He is the same God who created and sent those prophets andmessengers. He is the Creator of all humans, all animals, andall objects. He is this ONE TRUE GOD who created the wholeuniverse and all it contains. He is the Creator of life, death, andthe afterlife. Think about it… 31
  34. 34. Facing The Truth Our 7th Port of Call Do you have a good eye? By that I mean an eye that has the ability and power to see things, to distinguish between colors, objects and dimensions in a room. Most of you would probably say: “Yes.” But what if I switched off the lights and you were in complete darkness could you see? The answer has to be: “No.” You are right. Even if you wave your hand in front of your eyes you will not be able to see it, because you are in complete darkness. But what if I turned the lights back on again? Your eyes will regain their sight and you will be able to see again. You would have to agree: “Yes you’re right.” Not being able to see in the dark does not mean that you dont have eyes, you just need light. It is the same thing with your mind. Without right knowledge, which is the light, you cannot see the truth and you cannot understand it; but now you have seen the truth. Today, God has blessed you. Today, God has shed some 32
  35. 35. Facing The Truthlight on your path. Now you have seen the truth that God isMighty, Perfect and a Complete Lord. Even those with the greatest minds and the highestintelligence cannot see the truth without the light ofknowledge.It is time to face the truth… 33
  36. 36. Facing The Truth Our 8th Port of Call God is Perfect and Complete. We see the signs of His existence and love all around us, we see the perfection of His creation, and we do not need to see Him with our own eyes to know He is there. We cannot see the wind but we feel its presence; we know it is there; this is what is called faith! “God is love.” Isn’t that what Jesus, peace be upon him, said? If God is love why did He have to sacrifice His ‘only begotten son’ to forgive our sins? He did not. He had no son. God can forgive humanity’s sins simply by willing it! If Jesus were god why did he allow the crucifixion, with all that came with it? It just does not make sense. 1 + 1 does not equal 2. Jesus, peace be upon him, was a messenger of God, like Moses before him and Mohammed after him, peace be upon them all. They all had miracles, signs by which we would know them; their miracles do not make them God! God is Perfect and Complete. He is far beyond the need to have a child, that is a human trait, He is not human, He is GOD. 1 + 1 = 2! Think deeply about this… 34
  37. 37. Facing The Truth Our Final Port of Call We have reached our destination. I hope you made themost out of our journey together and you thought deeplyabout all the issues we encountered along the way. This is the climax of your quest; the fallacies have beenexposed, the truth laid bare, and the lantern of knowledgeand realization lit. It is time to stand up and declare your freedom fromfalsehood and error. I call you to Islam; to submit to the will of our Lord God,the One who created us, and gave us all that we have todayand all the pleasures we enjoy in life.Just say these words: (Ashhado an La ellaha ella Allah wa ana Mohammad rasool Allah). I testify that there is no God worthy of worship but the OneTrue God (Allah) and that Muhammad is the Messenger ofGod (Allah).This testimony is the first step on the way to eternal life andthe key to the gates of Paradise. 35
  38. 38. Facing The Truth After The quest Continuing to Safe Heaven? Having had the courage to declare your faith, a thirst for knowledge is sure to overcome you, and a desire to talk to others that have taken this step before you. When you are ready, you can contact your Muslim brothers at any Islamic center, some of which are listed at the end of this booklet. Or to Shipwreck? If after all you have read and all the thinking you have done, you do not submit to God and His will, I urge you as a brother to take a moment and rethink your path and destiny. Heaven and hell are not myths; they are the final destination for all humankind. Heaven is for those who submit to God’s will; hell is for those who do not. If you are a sincere seeker of truth and a lover of salvation, you might like to consider this NOW, before it is too late! Before the end of the exam! (Death!). It could be soon! Who knows? The Truth... has been revealed. 36
  39. 39. Facing The Truth At The End of Our Journey I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heartfor giving me the opportunity and the privilege, as yourloving brother, to show you the path and to enlighten youabout this glorious journey called life, created for us by ourloving God.Last Praise, thanks and gratitude to AllahYours with sincerity and love,Your brother in humanity and Islam; a son of our fatherAdam.Abdulrahman N. Al-Malhouk 37
  40. 40. Facing The Truth Useful Websites on Islam: www.sultan.org www.islamway.com www.islamworld.net www.islamhouse.com www.cocg.org For an electric version of the booklet (pdf) you can download it from : www.hadafi.net If you have any remakes or comments on the book you can contact the author at his e-mail : malhouk@gmail.com . 38