Cincinnati author shares enlightening new book on developing morals despite diverse religions
CINCINNATI — Author Baher Foad announces the nationwide release of his new religious book, “Noble Character: Applying Faith in the Way We Live.”
In “Noble Character,” Foad points out that the goal of religion is to implement the most noble of morals and character — improving the relationship between people, removing ill-feelings and resolving disputes, and being active and productive. A righteous person does not hate other people or look with envy or jealousy. Rather, he is content and happy with what God provides for him, and he shows kindness and affection. He does not wrong others but is fair and just in his dealings.
Proper understanding of religion and using one’s knowledge, experience and wisdom in providing solutions for one’s current problems are blessings from God. Diversity is willed by God, and learning from people’s differences is important in order to not become separated into sects, fighting each other. “Noble Character” also emphasizes the importance of giving sincere advice when one is asked in a kind, caring way and of helping and supporting those who need help. Eventually, a person’s work is recognized by God, and he will be rewarded according to the best of his deeds if the intention is good.
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.
Foad is a medical doctor and rheumatologist. The author, who is a founding member of the Islamic center of greater Cincinnati, was the director of education for several years at the Islamic center. He also served on the board of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, representing Muslims in Cincinnati. Foad was a member of the Bruggeman center for interfaith at Xavier University, serving on the board of trustees at Xavier University for nine years. He lectured extensively about Islam at the Islamic center, UC, Xavier, HUC and at synagogues and churches.
Foad wrote several books, including “Islamic Concepts,” “God’s Prophets,” “Accountability,” “The Life Story of Prophet Muhammad,” “Explanation of the Meaning of the Qur’an (Volumes 1, 2 and 3),” “Noble Character: How We Apply Our Faith (Volumes 1 and 2),” “Understanding Islam,” “American Muslims: The Challenge and Way Forward,” “Understanding the New Testament in the Context of the Qur’an,” “What Christians Should Know About the Qur’an and Muhammad” and “The Qur’an: Its Message, Concepts and Teachings.”