What is Islam?

In the present book, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains that everything in the universe—the sun, the moon, the stars—have all completely subjugated themselves to God’s will; they cannot make the slightest deviation from the path He has ordained for them. Similarly, all other elements in nature function in obedience to the laws of nature, laid down for them by the Creator. The entire universe has surrendered to God, the Lord of the Universe. But there is a difference between the status of man and that of the physical world.

The Prophetic Role of Noah

The history of man begins from Adam. After that, throughout long periods of history, God appointed and sent His messengers to inform man of His creation plan, so that mankind may know what the Creator wants from him in this world and what is going to be his fate in the next world. This dawah work was performed by more than 100,000 prophets over a long period of time including Prophet Noah.

The Vision of Islam

The Vision of Islam offers an explanation of the teachings of Islam in a contemporary style and aims at providing such an interpretation of Islam as will address the modern mind. Maulana Wahiduddin Khan wrote the Urdu edition of this book, Al-Islam in September 1975. At that time he felt that with this book his mission had come to an end. Subsequently, there was a change of circumstances and by special divine succour a full-fledged mission came to be launched on the basis of the ideology he had presented in his book Al-Islam.

Tazkiyah Purification of the Soul

In Tazkiyah—Purification of the Soul Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains that the Quran mentions four responsibilities of the Prophet, one being the purification of the self (2:129). As such it is essential for believers to give utmost priority to the purification of the self in their lives. Similarly, it is necessary for the da‘i and the reformer to attach great importance to the process of purification.