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  • Collection: Tracts on Islam

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_009.pdf
Uses many Arabic, Persian and Urdu words. Homly illustrations from recent Bengali life. The Old Testament and Psalms predicted that Jesus will come as savior. Neither the Old Testament, Psalms nor the New Testament mention any savior or prophet to…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_010.pdf
C.S. Mead's problem was that Hindus knew nothing of Jesus while Bengali Muslims thought that they already knew everything important about him through the Qur'an: they hoped that "correct" acceptance would grant them admission into Heaven. But the New…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_013.pdf
Many Muslims are reluctant to read the Gospels, on the basis that the New Testament "has been corrupted" (tahrif). Goldsack conceded that a few letters or words might have been changed, but with little harm to the meanings: the Gospel is…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_014.pdf
Many Muslims have no wish to read the New Testament ("Injil") of the Christians. The real "Injil" went up into the heavens and what the Christians have is corrupted ("tahrif"). Goldsack here takes a 1905 work, the Munarat al-Masih of an Islamic…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_038.pdf
Title translation and description by Dr. Dennis Walker, Monash Asia Institute, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_041.pdf
Written in clear Sanskritised literary Bengali interspersed with a few pro-forma Arabic words. Render sMu'minin (Believers) with word debpujokera. No verse in the Qur'an and hadith mentions that Muhammad could intercede with God to forgive sins. Only…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_047.pdf
The Muslims say that people can achieve salvation by their own goodness and correct actions in this world if they pray five times a day and go on pilgrimage to Mecca. The Christian explains that atonement from Jesus and its acceptance is necessary to…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_048.pdf
Title translation by Dr. Dennis Walker, Monash Asia Institute, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_049.pdf
Title translation by Dr. Dennis Walker, Monash Asia Institute, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_052.pdf
This gospel is claimed to have been written by Jesus' disciple Barnabas. The gospel denies Jesus' godhead at many points and predicts the advent of Muhammad. Goldsack argues that the book was written in Italy in the 16th century. The only existing…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_053.pdf
Jesus could perform miracles but Muhammad could not.

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_055.pdf
The lamb of God takes away the burden of the world's sins. The Jews and Muslims may refuse to accept that Jesus was God or the Son of God but the Jewish scriptures predict his coming and his roles. The Muslims' objections to Jesus as godhead as a…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/tractsOnIslam_NoTitle_002.pdf
A series of papers contributed by Dr. Henry Martyn Clark, C.M.S. to the Punjab Mission News, and by permission reprinted with comments

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_003.pdf
Sanskritised classical Bengali. Details of the clergymans' debates at village level with petty Muslim clerics and peasants. He quotes the Qur'an that Jesus cured the sick and raised the dead. And he is better than Muhammad because he is still living.…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_004.pdf
The argument is that Jesus would never go to the green luxurious paradise and sexual lusts that Muhammad dreamed of. In India the government prohibits the sale of women and males, but in the Muhammadan paradise there is a bazaar where women are sold.…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_005.pdf
Jesus was raised from the dead unlike Muhammad and Moses: "I am the path, the truth and the life: no man can reach the Father save through me" [=not through Muhammad]. Jesus is the only source of salvation. Classical Sanskritic Bengali as developed…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_001.pdf
Arabic-tinted Bengali. Argument: Christians and Muslims have very similar doctrines but they diverge on the issue of whether Muhammad was God's last Prophet. The Qur'an says nothing about Muhammad's birth but gives the same account of Jesus' birth as…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_002.pdf
Arabic-tinted Bengali. Argument: Theosophist Hinduism believe that all religions are paths to the same heaven (This author may have been debating Brahmo reform Hindus). Christians and Muslims disagree: they believe that only a specific religious path…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_006.pdf
Some Muslims argue that secular rulers issue laws and then abrogate them, substituting new laws. God always says what is true. Thus the Qur'an, if it is the word of God, cannot abrogate the truths, duties and prohibitions that God stated in the Old…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_007.pdf
Humans need a sinless advocate or intercessor to God. In the Surah of the Believers, Muhammad is ordered to ask forgiveness from God for his sins (quotes the Arabic).

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_008.pdf
This pamphlet is probably by C.S. Mead. Cites Old Testament, New Testament, psalms, traditions of Muhammad ,Qur'an. "Brothers, you have to understand that you cannot enter Heaven on good deeds alone". Good works are not enough: redemption through…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_011.pdf
Salvation can be won only through accepting Jesus. Adam committed in the Garden of Eden sin in which all descended from him are born. Prophets and pious figures all committed sins. The Compassionate Jesus sacrificed his life to break the cycle; a…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_012.pdf
Title translation and description by Dr. Dennis Walker, Monash Asia Institute, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_015.pdf
Title translation and description by Dr. Dennis Walker, Monash Asia Institute, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_016.pdf
How can sinful people win salvation? Muslims in general believe that repentance is enough. They also hope that their sacrifices of animals on the Idul Adha will, as the cleansing blood runs down onto the earth, lead God to forgive their sins. What is…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_017.pdf
This is an argument with Mawlawi Helaluddin of Shantipur, and Shamsul-'Ulama' Mawlawi Ahmad of Calcutta Madrasah College. The Mawlawis argue that all prophets were sinless. Why then did the Qur'an depict Moses as felling an Egyptian who was fighting…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_018.pdf
The Qur'an claims to maintain previous scriptures, yet it often contradicts them. For instance, it denies that Jesus was the son of God: he was little more than an ordinary Prophet. To maintain that the Qur'an breaks with the line of concepts from…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_019.pdf
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The final section/chapter consists of hymns in colloquial Bengali to Jesus.

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_021.pdf
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Gives an expanded version of each of God's Ten Commandments to Moses. Jesus came not to destroy but to fulfil them. But the [local Bengali] Muslims violate each of them. Muhammad gave good teaching that there is only one God. Yet when they are…

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https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_028.pdf
The Torah, Psalms and four Gospels are all God's word: all predict that the evildoers go to Hell and the pious to Heaven, and that Moses and Jesus worked miracles. The Mawlavis say that the Qur'an is beautifully styled but the Bengal-resident people…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_029.pdf
The Qur'an says that Atonement is not necessary. In contrast, the New Testament, including the Gospels, St Paul, and the Book of Revelation say that Jesus died to lift sin and suffering from human beings.

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_030.pdf
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https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_031.pdf
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