Hindu Mysticism vs Islamic Revelation: Arun Shourie's Comparison of Ramakrishna, Ramana and Muhammad
# Arun Shourie Books Against Islam: A Critical Review ## Introduction - Who is Arun Shourie and what are his views on Islam? - What are the main themes and arguments of his books against Islam? - Why are his books controversial and relevant for today's world? ## The World of Fatwas: The Shariah in Action - What is a fatwa and how does it shape the lives of Muslims? - How does Shourie analyze the fatwas issued by various Islamic authorities on various topics? - What are some of the absurd, oppressive, and violent fatwas that Shourie exposes? - How does Shourie challenge the validity and authority of the fatwas and the Shariah? ## The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice - Who is Mother Teresa and what is her legacy as a humanitarian and a saint? - How does Shourie critique Mother Teresa's work and motives as a missionary? - How does Shourie expose the links between Mother Teresa and Islamic fundamentalism? - How does Shourie question the authenticity and credibility of Mother Teresa's miracles and canonization? ## Two Saints: Speculations Around and About Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Ramana Maharshi - Who are Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Ramana Maharshi and what are their contributions to Hindu spirituality and philosophy? - How does Shourie examine the scientific and historical evidence for their mystical experiences and teachings? - How does Shourie compare and contrast them with Muhammad and his revelations? - How does Shourie criticize the irrationality and intolerance of Islam in comparison with Hinduism? ## Conclusion - What are the main takeaways from Shourie's books against Islam? - How do his books challenge the common misconceptions and stereotypes about Islam and other religions? - How do his books inspire us to think critically and rationally about religion and society? - What are some of the limitations and criticisms of his books? ## FAQs - Q: Is Arun Shourie a Hindu or an atheist? - A: Arun Shourie identifies himself as an agnostic who respects Hinduism as a cultural heritage but not as a dogmatic religion. - Q: What are some of the sources that Shourie uses for his books against Islam? - A: Shourie relies on a variety of sources, such as the Quran, the Hadith, the Shariah, the fatwas, the biographies of Muhammad, the histories of Islam, the testimonies of ex-Muslims, and the works of other scholars and critics. - Q: How do Muslims react to Shourie's books against Islam? - A: Muslims have reacted with anger, hostility, and violence to Shourie's books against Islam. They have accused him of blasphemy, hatred, and ignorance. They have also issued fatwas against him, calling for his death or banishment. - Q: What are some of the other books that Shourie has written on religion and society? - A: Some of the other books that Shourie has written on religion and society are Eminent Historians: Their Technology, Their Line, Their Fraud; Worshipping False Gods: Ambedkar, and The Facts Which Have Been Erased; Harvesting Our Souls: Missionaries, Their Design, Their Claims; Hinduism: Essence and Consequence; etc. - Q: Where can I find more information about Arun Shourie and his books? - A: You can find more information about Arun Shourie and his books on his official website (arunshourie.com), his Wikipedia page (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arun_Shourie), his Amazon page (amazon.com/Arun-Shourie/e/B001H6N9O0), etc.
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