Again the Qur-‘aan is available, original, intact, in a living and progressive ‘Arabic’ language of great Refinement and Literature, more or less current all the world over, while other Books are found in Languages, antique, or even obsolete or even extinct so as to be preserved in Translations, some very far-fetched indeed. In fact the Qur-‘aan is the ONE BASIC BOOK, which is read in Original Text, on the largest scale in the world. (Vide Encyclopedia Britannica, 9th Edition), while other Books have got their own limitations. It is hard to deny that the Qur-‘aan has been exercising strong influence in favour of Monotheism over other religions as well. It is a Common Spiritual Heritage of mankind like air, light and water.
12. MUHAMMAD – A HISTORICAL PERSONALITY:- Similarly, of all the Heads of Major Religions, Muhammad is the One and the Only Prophet, whose life can be studied in full details on the standard of History. None else has been so well known, so intimate with Mankind and so congenial to Humanity. It is so sure to know how to follow him in what matters. It is not so practicable in other cases. And the study and application of the Qur-‘aan, according to Prophet’s system, leads to very wide, very high and very safe spheres of Spiritual Culture, so natural, and so balanced, as to keep the normal of human life undisturbed, and thereby discourage Asceticism and Monkish Life, which is baneful to Humanity in the long run. Any way, every Religious system must be presented entirely on the ground of its Basic Book, so as to make it Authoritative to all concerned for comparative study of Religion. And this has been attempted here.
13. HOW TO EMBRACE ISLAM:- At last, a question may arise in some minds, after all, what is to be done, if one decides to embrace Islam. The answer is short and simple. First of all, one has to assert one’s firm Belief in the Unity of God, and in the Prophet-ship of Muhammad, by reciting ‘Kalima’- tut- Tawheed’:-
“Laaa ‘Ilaa-ha ‘Il-lAllaah, Muhammadur-Rasuul-‘Ullaah.”
This Kalima is further to be asserted for emphasis:-
“Ash-hadu ‘allaaa ‘ilaaha Il-lAllaahu, Wah-daHuu, Laa sha-reeka laHuu, wa ‘ash-hadu ‘anna Muhamma-dan ‘AbduHuu wa RasuuluHu.