Today we talk about The religion they invented, a book by Serageldin Fayed published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author Serageldin Fayed to get to know him better, where he found the inspiration to write his book The religion they invented, as well as how his passion for writing started.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- Where did you find the inspiration to write this book?
Inside the book I tell a story which is the reason why I wrote the book. This story was the reason for many questions to which I could not find answers for years. The reason was that many illogical theses were formulated over time. Such invented theses, which have absolutely nothing to do with Islam. Some of these questions were: whether Islam is really from God. Every Muslim says “yes”. This answer led me to ask, “Are we religious in the Arab world?” The answer for me was “Yes”. This fact led me to another question. If this religion is really from God and we do what God recommends, why are we not successful? Why do we belong to the third world? Is God sending us a messenger to follow so that we become unsuccessful? Does God himself not know what will improve our lives better and do the Americans and Europeans know better? Either this religion is not from God at all because God as Creator never tells us a path to follow and that is why we fail in all areas. Alternatively, this religion is the religion of God, but we misunderstand it and therefore we practice it wrongly. The fact that some people almost invented a new religion.
- What is the message you want to send out with your writing?
The reader of the book should understand that actions that lead to bad results cannot be God’s will. Allah describes the way of success and not of failure. Therefore, all texts of the Islamic religion must be viewed from the perspective of mercy, love and peace, but if you move away from this view, you have misunderstood the verses of the Koran and the Sunnah. Sunnah means everything that the Prophet Mohammad said, did or saw and did not reject. This means the totality of the Prophet’s actions.
- How did your passion for writing start?
Before the writing began, there were two triggering steps. The first step was my encounter with reading itself, when I started reading international literature at an early age. Coincidentally I was reading a book in the field of literary criticism and as a result I began to see literature with a critical eye. This led me to study German literature and maybe this is why my first book, read in translation, was Faust. The second step was to write. It started at university, but my critical reading, which has accompanied me since childhood, does not allow me to understand everything. My first publications appeared in Germany, so I wrote various articles for the Landshuter Zeitung and I published my first novel.
- How was your publishing experience?
My publishing experience went very well.
- Are you planning to write more books?
I never stopped writing. since I studied literature, there has never been a time in my life without writing. I was writing my last work, a novel, for almost ten years. This novel has psychological, philosophical and pedagogical dimensions, for which I had intensive meetings with psychologists, had to read many books and I invested more time and effort into it than into my German studies. I promise the reader to be able to read the most important literary work of the 21st century and I expect the Nobel Prize in Literature for it.
Europe Books thanks the author Serageldin Fayed once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside him on the editorial path that led to the publication of his book The religion they invented. We wish him the best of luck for his book and for his future works.
To you, my dear reader, I hope that this book will provide you with interesting insights into the topics covered and allow you to find answers to unanswered questions about the Islamic religion, how to understand, read and practice it.
So, my dear reader, all I have to say is to enjoy your reading!