Submission Faith & BeautyAvailable
Author: Joseph E.B. Lumbard
Pick-up location: Punggol MRT
Summarizing the core beliefs of the Muslim faith, this eye-opening guide counters widely held Western views of Islam as a fierce and fanatical religion by using classical texts to illustrate the truth about three key Islamic principles. Explaining that submission, faith, and beautification complement and complete each other, the study reveals that embodying all three attributes simultaneously is what Muslims strive to achieve in order to meet the Qur’an’s definition of fitrah, or true nature. This drastic contrast to many issues and concerns about Muslims—especially the stereotypical attitudes that have arisen since 9/11—is fully explored in the account’s quest to foster mutual understanding between cultures. Using a famous encounter between the prophet Muhammad and the angel Gabriel as its outline, this analysis presents a fully holistic view of a world religion that has thrived for more than 1,000 years.