If you answered 'yes' or 'maybe' to any of the above, you will find your purpose in The Final Conclusion: Your Journey to Certainty. This recently published book authored by Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba will walk the reader step by step on the journey of guidance to build the foundation of one's faith from scratch, disregarding any prior belief or influence. Even if one's faith is already intact, it is still worth the time for one to embark on this spiritual journey to renovate, reconstruct, and inspect the foundation of one's faith once and for all.
Dr. Abu Shahba presents five major case studies surrounding the doctrine of faith which tackle very basic questions that are inherent and logical for every human being to ask. He answers the research questions posed using pure logic and solid facts to make a fair and satisfying conclusion that brings eternal peace and serenity to the heart and soul.
The book is divided into five sections addressing each of the five case studies as follows:
1) The Divine Presence
2) Muhammad – the Messenger of God and the Seal of Prophets and Messengers
3) Ali – the appointed guardian from God, the executor of the Prophet's will and his successor
4) The Eleven Executors of Will, leaders, guardians, and the Proofs of God
5) The Twelfth Imam, the Occulted and Awaited One – al-Hujjah ibn al-Hasan al-Mahdi (may God hasten his reappearance)
In each of these chapters, various research topics are discussed in order to answer the proposed questions using logic and historic accounts that are agreed upon by a consensus of sources.
There is no way to reach the fifth Final Conclusion without reaching the first four. In fact, some of us may have already reached that fifth conclusion by virtue of our birth into the faith, but how many of us have reached our faith by using our God-given intellects and contemplation which leads to certainty and conviction? Can we prove each of the above conclusions on our own if and when asked in our graves, or at the very least, when our children seek clarification from us? Or do we believe what we believe just because we inherited it from our parents and are following or predecessors blindly?
The reader is advised to read the book sequentially in order to build the foundation of one's faith starting from the bottom of the building before reaching the roof. It's an easy book to read for everyone at various levels, and there are no prerequisites to reading these research topics.
The book (ISBN 978-1-4507-6517-6) is available in print and e-book format.