The Essential Message of the Qur'an

Table of Contents

    • Chapter 1: Qur’an and Revelation
      • Introduction
      • The Book of Signs and Metaphors
      • The Book of Guidance and Truth
      • The Book of Discrimination and Wisdom
      • A Universal Book
      • The Descent of the Qur’an
      • Approach to the Qur’an
      • Other Prophetic Messages
      • Necessity of Faith
      • The Real and Other Realities
      • Submission to Truth
      • Natural Illusions
      • Ever-Present Perfection
      • The Qur’an Reveals Itself
    • Chapter 2: God’s Light
      • Introduction
      • The Supreme Light
      • The Incomparable One
      • Pervading Essence
      • God’s Names and Signposts
      • Earth’s Nursery
      • God’s Commands
      • God’s Prohibitions
      • Mercy and Forgiveness
      • Levels of Awareness
      • Remembrance of God
      • Trust in God
      • Fear and Love of God
      • Unity of Actions and Attributes
      • The Essential Reference
      • Friends of God
    • Chapter 3: Creation
      • Introduction
      • Emergence of the Universe
      • Connections and Causation
      • God’s Universe
      • God’s Will and Purpose
      • This and Other Realms
      • Naturally in Transition
      • Substances and Energy
      • Dualities and Other Reflections
      • Angels, Jinns (invisible beings) and Demons
      • Human Evolution
      • Individuals and Groups
      • In a Direction
      • Capacity and Readiness
      • Orbits and Cycles Within a Whole
    • Chapter 4: Adam and Human Nature
      • Introduction
      • Adam in Paradise
      • Descent and Ascent of Adam
      • Acting Stewardship
      • Human Composition
      • Sublime and Ridiculous
      • Mind, Body and Soul
      • Author of Fate
      • Punishment and Reward
      • Vices of the Self
      • Virtues of the Soul
      • The Wholesome Heart
      • To Witness and Transcend
      • Decree and Destiny
      • The Complete Person
      • Full Consciousness
    • Chapter 5: Earthly Life and the Hereafter
      • Introduction
      • Transient Living
      • Forms and Meanings
      • Veils and Deceptions
      • Elusive Security
      • Faithless Worldliness
      • Faith and Righteousness
      • Perfections of Afflictions
      • For Others’ Sake?
      • Cleverness and Wisdom
      • War and Peace
      • Durable Justice
      • Failure, Success and Victory
      • Hell and Paradise
      • Wholesome Life
      • Death and the Hereafter
      • Universal Resurrection
      • Perfection of Destiny
    • Chapter 6: Prophets of Islam
      • Introduction
      • Many Prophets with One Message
      • Different Cultures and People
      • Prophetic Qualities
      • Courage and Sacrifice of Prophets
      • Living Islam
      • Equity, Charity and Justice
      • Laws and Boundaries
      • Religious Rituals and Practices
      • Relationships, Duties and Courtesies
      • Perfect Worship
      • The Way of Muhammad
      • Humanity and Divinity
      • Universal Mercy and Grace
    • Chapter 7: Salvation and Enlightenment
      • Introduction
      • Information and Transformation
      • Special Warnings
      • Inner Integrity
      • Living Faith
      • Path of Relief and Gladness
      • Path of Despair and Sadness
      • Anchored Transcendence
      • Happy Sobriety
      • Beyond Ease and Difficulty
      • God Consciousness
      • Unitive Resonance
    • Qur’anic References
      • Chapter 1: Qur’an and Revelation
      • Chapter 2: God’s Light
      • Chapter 3: Creation
      • Chapter 4: Adam and Human Nature
      • Chapter 5: Earthly Life and the Hereafter
      • Chapter 6: Prophets of Islam
      • Chapter 7: Salvation and Enlightenment

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