“Originally written for the Conference of Great Religions held at Lahore on December 26-29, 1896, the Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam has since served as an introduction to Islam for seekers after the truth and religious knowledge in different parts of the world. The present issue includes several “lost” pages not included in the essay that was read out at Lahore. It deals with the following five broad themes, set by the moderators of the Conference: 1. The physical, moral and spiritual states of man 2. The state of man after death 3. The object of man’s life and the means to its attainment 4. The operation of the practical ordinances of the Law in this life and the next 5. Sources of Divine knowledge.”–Publisher’s description.
– … desire are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger and strive in His way: then wait till Allah bringeth His Command to pass. Allah guideth, not the wrong-doers.
– He is Allah, the Creator, the Shaper out of naught, the Fashioner. His are the most beautiful names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifieth Him, and He is the Mighty, the Wise
– … mothers, and your stepdaughters who are your wards, born of your wives to whom ye have gone in; but if ye have not gone in unto…
– Say, If your fathers, and your sons, and your brethren, and your wives, and your relations, and your substance which…
– … do not lose heart, but say: Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return.
– Lawful for you are chaste believing women and chaste women from among those who were given the Book before you, when you give them their dowers, contracting valid marriages, not committing fornication nor taking secret paramours.
– … prepared for misbelievers. But bear the glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that for them are gardens beneath which rivers flow; whenever they are provided with a fruit therefrom they say, This is what we were provided with before…
– And bring a message of joy unto the patient who says, when an affliction befalls them, “Lo, we belong to God and to Him we shall return.” Those are they upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy, and those are in the right…
– O, a soul at peace, return to thy Lord; thou well pleased with Him, and He well pleased with thee. So enter thou among My chosen servants, and enter thou My Garden
– Prophet, tell them I am close. I respond to the call of the supplicant when he calls on Me. So should they respond to Me and have firm faith in Me, that they may be rightly guided