Khaled notified me of this e-book called “This is Mohammed”; a biography of the last prophet of God (may prayers be upon him).
The book is free to read online or download as PDF, it’s available in several languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Dansk, etc…) and more translations are coming soon.
I was watching a conference today on TV (I think it was held by the Muslim World League, but I’m not sure) and it was talking about the possibility to open an amazon.com-kind-of website that contains Islamic books, sold and shipped to non-Muslims for free.
I wasn’t very surprised, lately I started to notice new ‘unplanned campaign’ around, focusing on introducing people to Islam and its teachings, correcting misconceptions about Islam to non-Muslims and making Muslims more aware of their religion. Many Islamic books are being translated to English and French and other languages as well as several books are being written and published in other languages about Islam. Everyday I come across a new website with very basic and simple teachings and introductions about Islam to non-Muslims. Even here in Amman, at the entrance of every mosque now I started to see a bunch of Islamic books (for kids and adults) lying down for sale with prices as cheap as $2 a book.
Two days ago, the cab driver on my way home told me “I want to send a letter and thank that Danish newspaper; since they published the ‘pictures’ I found myself learning more about Islam and the prophet Mohammed, prayers be upon him.”
I smiled, I’m sure he did not want to thank them when was among the angry mobs holding these anti-Danish banners couple of weeks ago. I told him “hajj [slang for old man], ‘it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.’[Holy Quran]”