Let us be Muslims By Khurram Murad

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Let us be Muslims By Khurram Murad

Let us be Muslims By Khurram Murad. A collection of ordinary, familiar themes and plain truths, expounded before ordinary, illiterate people in plain words from their everyday language, it has, by the mercy of Allah, stirred more hearts and impelled more lives to alter their course to live in commitment to their Creator than any of his more erudite works. Many, I am sure, would share this impression of mine who like me have been led by his inspiring writings to join the cause of Allah. For who can forget those gatherings where the participants often reminisced about things that had brought them to the Islamic movement. As one person after another rose to tell his story and mentioned Sayyid Mawdudi’s writings, I still vividly recollect, one answer overshadowed all others: the Khu{ubat. To express my own indebtedness to this book, I can do no better than to confess that I have now been reading it for nearly four decades and every time I have found it as fresh and inspiring as ever. Even today, I find myself speaking and writing, without the least embarrassment, words and ideas from the Khu(ubat, as if they were my own. How did this book come into being? As Sayyid Mawdudi tells in his Preface, soon after migrating to Darul Islam, near Pathankot (now in the Punjab, India) – on 16 March, 1938 he started to gather the nearby villagers for the Friday Prayers. To them, in every congregational address (Khu{ubah), he tried to explain the essential message, the basic teachings, and the spirit of Islam. Those addresses were collected and published as Khu(ubat.