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					Title of Thesis
“Dow Da Jain” Translation, explanation and comparative study with Islam

Transliteration of Title
“Dow Da Jain” Tarjuma Wa Sharah-o-Darastah Maqarnah bil Islam

Author(s)
Ayub Noor ul Haq Ding Shi Ren

Institute/ University/ Department Details
International Islamic University/ College of Basic Principles of Islam

Status (Published/ Not Published/ In Press etc)
Published

Date of Publishing
2003

Subject
Religion

Number of Pages
427

Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
Dow Da Jain, Islam, China, Chinese civilization, Dow-ism, Confucius-ism, Confucius, Arab, religion,
Muslim, Divinity, Re-purification, Universe, Theory of Life

Abstract (Preface)
China is a land of mysteries, legends, sciences and arts, having a vast area and large population. There are
so many languages and multiple races. It is considered as one of the most ancient countries in respect of
civilization, culture and religion. It has a glorious history and deep rooted civilization. From very old times
the world is astonished of its superior civilization because from the beginning of the history, philosophy,
machines, astrology, engineering, agriculture, chemistry etc flourished. Chinese invented paper, printing,
gunpowder and magnetic pins. They are the inventors of paper, silk, gunpowder and magnet earlier than
any other nation. Side by side they flourished schools of thought and religions. No doubt China is a bright
star in the east of the world ever since the long history. It is famous not only in the advancement of material
products but in human thought and spiritual advancement. These elements made the Chinese civilization.
The foundations of Chinese civilization are multi dimensional but they are mainly based on Dow-ism and
Confucius-ism. It is said that Dow-ism is the interior of Chinese civilization and Confucius-ism is the
exterior of it. The Chinese conduct and thought is either related to Dow-ism or Confucius-ism. But the
Chinese government is preferring Confucius-ism over Dow-ism because of political objectives. They have
made the Chinese civilization as Confucius-ism civilization, whereas they have made Dow-ism as folk
tradition.
Chinese from the very old times consider themselves as the people of civilizations and cultures. They
consider other nations uncivilized. Therefore they seldom try to know about other civilizations. They are
very enthusiastic about their own civilization. They have researched and written a lot about their
civilization. It is to be mentioned that the study of Chinese civilization is very much popular now a days in
the out side world. Many western writers have tried to discover the mysteries of China and arts thereof.
Because Confucius-ism is official school of thought therefore when any of the foreign researcher write
about Chinese civilization his attention is automatically diverted towards Confucius-ism. He forgets the
other schools of thoughts particularly Dow-ism. Thus he neglects a main stream of the Chinese civilization.
He also neglects the status of Dow-ism’s founder “Lotus”. Dow-ism, Lotus and his book “Dow Da Jain”
are very much neglected in the outside world.
Arabs and Moslems outside China did not study lotus and his book books about him and his book are not
available in Arabic language.
Therefore it is considered our duty to present to the Arab readers the translation of Dow Da Jain.
It will be a humble service to them and to the comparative study of religions. We hope this translation will
be of great help to those who want to know about Chinese civilization in general and lotus and his school of
thought in particular.
Since it is difficult to understand the text of the book through translation, we have added explanatory notes.
We have depicted a true picture of Lotus’s thought.
Since the book is strange to the Muslim readers, I have written a long preface in which I have given an
introduction about the book, its author and his terminologies. There are too many doubts, criticism and
differences about Lotus and his thoughts, therefore I have tried to discuss Lotus’s thought from his own
teachings and sayings. I have also made a comparative study between lotus and Islam.
The study I am presenting to the readers is an outcome of three years’ continuous hard work during which I
have faced academic as well as administrative problems. I could however overcame them by the grace of
God and the help of our supervisor. I have to thank to Prof. Dr. Khalid Alvi and his predecessor Prof. Dr.
Mahmood Salamah. My special thanks goes to Dr. Din Muhammad and to Prof. Ibrahim Hammad.


Table of Contents
Preface                                                                                    1
Introduction                                                                               1
Part One: Translation of the text and explanation thereof                                  37
Section 1: Divinity-Dow and qualities thereof                                              38
Section 2: Relativity of Knowledge                                                         38
Section 3: Running with the Nature
Section 4: Eternal Dow
Section 5: Middle and Evenness                                                             51
Section 6: Formation of Universe                                                           54
Section 7: Emergence of the World and Indispensability of the Creators                     56
Section 8: Modesty and no Competition                                                      58
Section 9: Preference of Mediocrity                                                        60
Section 10: Insight and Knowledge                                                          62
Section 11: Philosophy of non Existence                                                    65
Section 12: Love of Material World                                                         67
Section 13: Ego                                                                            71
Section 14: Dow is Above the Reach of Five Senses                                          73
Section 15: Polishing of Manners                                                           76
Section 16: Reversal Towards the Root                                                      80
Section 17: Rectification of Habit                                                         84
Section 18: Decay of Habit                                                                 87
Section 19: Re-purification                                                                89
Section 20: Opposition of Habit                                                            92
Section 21: Modesty                                                                        95
Section 22: Humanity                                                                       98
Section 23: Non Existence                          101
Section 24: Bitter Blessing                        104
Section 25: Basis of Universe                      106
Section 26: Importance of Manners                  110
Section 27: Good Manners                           112
Section 28: Reversal towards Simple ness           114
Section 29: No Action                              117
Section 30: Economy in the use of Military Power   119
Section 31: No use of Military Power               121
Section 32: Manners of Wise Men                    123
Section 33: Destination of People                  126
Section 34: Creation                               128
Section 35: Good Manners                           130
Section 36: Emergence under Cover                  132
Section 37: Politics                               134
Section 38: About Manners                          136
Section 39: To Follow the Root                     140
Section 40: Origin of Universe                     142
Section 41: Coincidence and Variability            144
Section 42: Creation of Dow                        147
Section 43: General Benefits                       151
Section 44: Application of Punishments             153
Section 45: Generosity                             155
Section 46: Recreation                             157
Section 47: Far Sightedness                        160
Section 48: To Forget the Knowledge                162
Section 49: To Follow the People                   164
Section 50: To give importance to Life             167
Section 51: Divinity                               169
Section 52: Reversal to the Origin                 171
Section 53: Benefit to diseases                    173
Section 54: Theory of reformation                  176
Section 55: Secret Advancement                     179
Section 56: Secrets                                180
Section 57: Rectification of Habit                 182
Section 58: Training to Obey                       184
Section 59: To hold Dow                                                     187
Section 60: To stick to the position                                        189
Section 61: Submission                                                      191
Section 62: To be Occupied by Dow                                           193
Section 63: Beginning of Blessing                                           195
Section 64: To give importance to scarceness                                197
Section 65: Purity                                                          200
Section 66: Self Delay                                                      202
Section 67: Three Treasures                                                 204
Section 68: Accordance to the Sky                                           206
Section 69: Secret Means                                                    208
Section 70: Knowledge of Difficulties                                       210
Section 71: Knowledge of Diseases                                           212
Section 72: Self Love                                                       213
Section 73: Freedom                                                         215
Section 74: To Kill the Doubts                                              217
Section 75: Greed and Loss                                                  219
Section 76: Caution against force                                           221
Section 77: Heavenly Method                                                 223
Section 78: Trustworthiness                                                 225
Section 79: To neglect the agreement                                        227
Section 80: Independence                                                    229
Section 81: Emergence of Nature                                             231


Part Two          STUDY                                                     233


Section 1: Lotus’s belief of Divinity, Comparative study with Islam         234
Subject I: “Dow” The real existence and God                                 263
Subject II: Qualities of Dow                                                247


Section 2: The existence according to Lotus: Comparative study with Islam   263
Subject I: The basis of existence and the development thereof               265
Subject II: Existing System                                                 279


Section 3: Life according to Lotus: Comparative Study with Islam            286
Subject I: Theory of Life                                                   286
Subject II: Way of Life                                                        295
Subject III: Nominal Object of Life                                            301
Subject IV: The Morals                                                         310
Appendix: Sayings of Lotus                                                     318


Section 4: Lotus’s Political thought: Comparative study with Islam             322
Subject I: Ideal State                                                         324
Subject II: Head of State and qualities thereof                                337
Subject III: Principles of Politics                                            341


Section 5: Knowledge according to Lotus: Comparative study with Islam          356
Subject I: Topic and Object thereof                                            356
Subject: II: Ways to knowledge                                                 364


Section 6: Sports according to Lotus: Comparative study with Islam             376
Subject I: Sports and Eternity                                                 377
Subject II: Physical Exercise                                                  382
Subject III: Spiritual Exercise                                                390


Section 7: Military thought according to Lotus: Comparative study with Islam   402
Subject I: His point of view with regards to war                               403
Subject II: Principles of War                                                  413


The End                                                                        420


References                                                                     423

				
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