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Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam - Study Guide

Hazrat Maulana Abdul Karim Sialkoti (who read the essay Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam)

The Ahmadiyya Gazette, January - August 1996

The following questions and answers may help the members in the study of the Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam during this centennial year. The answers are in the words of the Promised Messiah (as) as translated. Our thanks to Maulvi Mohammad Siddique Nangli who prepared the guide in Urdu and to Fouzan Pal who helped in preparing the English version. (National Talim Department)

    First Question: The Physical, Moral, and Spiritual States of Man

  1. How did the occasion of the Great Conference of Religions arise?
  2. What were the objectives of the conference?
  3. What response did the Promised Messiah give to this invitation?
  4. What was the prophecy made by the Promised Messiah about the supremacy of his essay?
  5. What glad tiding did Allah give about the victory of Islam?
  6. Which faiths were represented in this conference?
  7. Who read the speech of the Promised Messiah?
  8. What were the comments of the secretary of the conference in the "Report of the Conference of Great Religions"?
  9. What was manifest sign of the supremacy of this speech?
  10. What did the newspapers write about the speech?
  11. What is the opinion of the western scholars about the philosophy of the teachings of Islam?
  12. What were the five assigned questions for all speakers?
  13. What three types of self have been discussed in the Holy Quran as the springs all actions?
  14. How does the first creation of the soul take place?
  15. How does the second creation of the soul take place?
  16. What is the impact of the soul and the body on each other?
  17. When does one achieve a spiritual condition?
  18. How can the physical, moral and spiritual conditions of man be reformed?
  19. How does the Holy Quran take the human being step by step to the highest spiritual level?
  20. The name of Islam reminds us of which high spiritual status?
  21. What are the three means of reforming humanity?
  22. What was the condition of Arabs at the time the Holy Prophet was raised?
  23. What was the real purpose of the three types of reforms the Holy Quran makes?
  24. What is the difference between khalq and khulq?
  25. Explain the highest moral character displayed by the Holy Prophet (pboh).
  26. Is the prohibition of khinzeer hinted in its name itself?
  27. What are the two types of morals?
  28. What is the first of the four morals that deal with the forsaking of evil?
  29. What teachings has the Holy Quran given for the promotion of chastity for men and women?
  30. What is the wise teaching that the Holy Quran gives for saving oneself from adultry?
  31. Why has the Holy Quran not taught celibacy?
  32. What are the five methods of promoting chastity according to the Holy Quran?
  33. What teaching has the Holy Quran given us to control our passions?
  34. What is the meaning of veil according to the Holy Quran?
  35. What is meant by ghadde basar?
  36. What is the meaning of honesty and integrity?
  37. What is the meaning of hudna or haun?
  38. What is the meaning of courtesy and good word?
  39. What are the four morals related to doing of good?
  40. What is the meaning of forbearance and forgiveness?
  41. What is the significance of equity, benevolence and graciousness as between kindred?
  42. How are equity, benevolence and graciousness related to each other in three stages?
  43. Why was the Holy Prophet raised in Arabia?
  44. Why is no other book needed after the Holy Quran?
  45. What favor has the Holy Quran done to humanity by way of teaching the highest moral?
  46. What methods has the Holy Quran given for the existence of God?
  47. How is the soul which is at content - a spring of the spiritual conditions?
  48. What is the paradise on this earth and in the hereafter?
  49. How does Almighty Allah inscribe faith in our hearts and how does He help us with the holy spirit?
  50. What is the significance of seeking the straight path?
  51. Describe an excellent prayer of the Holy Quran?
  52. What is the meaning of paradise after death?
  53. What are the drinks of camphor and ginger which will be offered to the righteous people in paradise?
  54. What is the significance of chains and fire for the disbelievers?
  55. How is the action of God manifested as a consequence of the action of human beings?
  56. How can the perfect relationship with God be inculcated?
  57. What is Islam according to the Holy Quran?
  58. How does Islam annihilate the lower passions and how do we attain life with prayer?
  59. What is the secret of attaining nearness to God?
  60. Why does Allah give the example of a garden when describing faith?
  61. What example of kalima tayyiba has been given in the form of a tree and what are its signs?
  62. What example of kalima khabisa has been given?

    Second Question: What is the State of Man After Death

  63. What will be the state of man after death?
  64. What are the teachings of the Quran on heaven and hell?
  65. What does the Holy Quran say about life after death?
  66. What is meant by rivers of water, milk, and wine in heaven?
  67. What is meaning of seeking forgiveness in heaven?
  68. What are the three states of existence according to the Holy Quran?

    Third Question: The Object of Man's Life and The Means of its Attainment

  69. What is the true purpose of a human being's life in this world?
  70. What are the means of achieving the true purpose of a human being's life?

    Fourth Question: The Operation of the Practical Ordinances of the Law in This Life and the Next

  71. How do actions affect us in this life and in the hereafter?
  72. What is the wisdom behind calling the creations of God to witness?
  73. What is the reason for calling the sky and the earth to witness in the Holy Quran?

    Fifth Question: Sources of Divine Knowledge

  74. What are the three types of knowledge?
  75. What are the means to achieving knowledge by reason?
  76. What are the means to achieving knowledge by sight?
  77. What proof has been given in the Quran for the existence of revelation?
  78. What is the meaning of revelation?
  79. What are the means of achieving knowledge of certainty through experience?
  80. What is the difference between knowledge by experience and knowledge obtained merely through academics?
  81. What was the reason for separating the life of Holy Prophet (pboh) into a time of trials and a time of great victory?
  82. What kind of example did the Holy Prophet (pboh) set during the first phase of his life?
  83. What kind of example did the Holy Prophet (pboh) set during the second phase of his life?
  84. How did the Holy Prophet (pboh) sacrificed his own life for the well-being of other human beings?
  85. In the above verse, what is meant by death?
  86. How did the Holy Prophet (pboh) display high moral standards in his life?
  87. What was the purpose of the wars in which Holy Prophet (pboh) took part?
  88. Why does the Holy Quran teach us to treat our enemies with kindness?