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  • Publisher is exactly "Christian Tract and Book Society"

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_057.pdf
Sanskritized "classical" print-Bengali of caste-Hindus, but with a sprinkling of Urdu, Persian and Arabic words. Some foolish people slipped into a river and were drowning. A man came and extended his hand to pluck them out. But instead of seizing it…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_056.pdf
On the last day of the resurrection, people will be judged according to their deeds recorded in the book of life. St Paul points out that God will judge all the secret thoughts and motives of each individual. There is little mention of the viewpoint…

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_054.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_053.pdf
Jesus could perform miracles but Muhammad could not.

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_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_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_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_043.pdf
Arabic-like reversed order of Bengali pages as a gesture to the Arabic Qur'an. Jesus is the bestower of salvation from sins. Whoever surrenders to him will gain forgiveness from his Father who will lodge the saved individuals in Paradise. The Muslims…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_042.pdf
Sins such as theft against people of property are like those committed against god. If the justly-jailed thief repents, could Muhammad act as his intercessor? That would be ruled out by the fact that Muhammad committed sins. Since the Qur'an says…

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_040.pdf
Not everyone who praises Jesus with his mouth will enter into Heaven. Those who praise Jesus with their mouths but misrepresent his nature will be "all completely whipped out on the Day of judgement" ("tahader shorbonash hoibe"). Jesus said that he…

https://repository.erc.monash.edu/files/upload/Data-Collections/Tracts-Islam/TractsOnIslam_039.pdf
Original item printed and bound in reverse order

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_027.pdf
Original item printed and bound in reverse order

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_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_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_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_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_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_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_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_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_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_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_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_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…