Inquiries about Islam

An exchange of letters that took place between the Muslim scholar, Imam Muhammad Jawad Chirri, and Dr. Wilson H. Guertin, that led Dr. Guertin to accept Islam. Writes Dr. Guertin: "If you are a Muslim, read this book out of the obligation to acquire knowledge. If you are a Jew or Christian, read it for the same devout motive. Comparative study of religions may be unsettling if your belief in God is based upon non-rational grounds but can only have the ultimately desired result of strengthening your belief. The pervasive belief in God as represented in our motives must be the goal which our religious educators work toward, with gains in sectarian support becoming quite secondary... If you are unable to say that you believe in God, you can still find value in the study of religion. In the following pages of dialogue, you will be pursuing some of the most important concerns of mankind that can be traced back to the beginning of recorded history. The thoughts and historical events are important in their own right, and perhaps you will, as I have, find the way to a belief in God through them."

Originally found in Please support their great work!
  1. Dedication
  2. About the Author
  3. Foreword
  4. Preface
  5. Freedom of Discussion in Islam
  6. Definition of Islam
  7. Why Is Islam Popular?
  8. How Islam Views the Universal Creation
  9. The Creator of the Universe
  10. One Creator
  11. Where Islam and Christianity Agree and Differ on Jesus
  12. Divine Justice
  13. Freedom versus Predestination
  14. A Light on the History of the Prophethood
  15. Why Do We Need Prophets?
  16. The Prophet Muhammad
  17. More Evidence on His Prophethood: Predictions Dealing with the Future of the Qur'an
  18. More Evidence: Forecasting the Future of Islam
  19. Information About the Future of the Prophet and the Prophethood
  20. Prediction of a Christian Triumph
  21. More Evidence: Revealing Unknown Facts
  22. The Bible Testifies for Muhammad
  23. The Hereafter
  24. The Commandments or Prohibitions in Islam
  25. Difference Among Muslims