Like A Garment

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Abu Ammaar Yaasir al-Qaadi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 25 | Size: 1 MB

As- Salaam Alaikum! I welcome you to our ‘Like A Garment’ e-book, an initiative that seeks to educate Muslims to find conjugal bliss in their marriages.

The name of this project came from one of the most beautiful, poetic and profound metaphors of the Qur’aan. Allah states, “Permitted for you, during the night of the fast, that you approach your wives. They are your garments, and you are their garments” [al-Baqarah; 187].

In this verse, each spouse is described as a ‘garment’ to the other. The famous exegete Ibn Jarir al-Tabari (d. 311) stated that this description most aptly described the act of intimacy between the spouses, for during that act, each spouse sheds his or her other garments and then wraps around the other,takingthe place of clothes. Al-Qurtubi (d. 671) also comments on this metaphor, and adds that just as clothes protect their wearer from the external elements, similarly each spouse protects the other from external passions that would harm a marriage.

Combining between the various explanations of this beautiful metaphor found in the books of tafseer, we can derive many meanings from it:

- The act of procreation is so intimate that it is literally as if one of the spouses covers up the other, just as clothing covers up one’s body. Another euphemism that the Qur’aan uses for the sexual act is the verb ghashsha, which means ‘to cover up, to envelop’.

- One primary purpose of clothing is to conceal one’s nakedness, since this nakedness (or `awrah) is embarrassing to display, and should be hidden from the eyes of others. Similarly, each spouse conceals the other spouse’s faults, and does not reveal them to others.

- Clothing protects one from the external elements, such as heat and cold. Similarly, spouses protect one another from external desires that originate from many different sources. By satisfying these desires within the confines of marriage, external passions are removed.

- Clothing is the primary method through which humans beautify themselves. Without clothing, one is incomplete and naked. Similarly, spouses beautify and complete one another; when a person is not married, he or she is not yet complete and has not reached his or her full potential. Marriage is an essential part of being fully human, just like clothes are an essential part of being fully civilized.

- Clothes are only worn in front of others, and are not necessary in front of spouses. It is only in front of one’s spouse that the other spouse can discard his or her garments.

- Clothes are the closest thing to one’s body. Nothing comes between a person and his or her clothes. So the analogy of spouses being ‘like clothes to one another’ implies such a closeness – there is nothing, literally and metaphorically, that should come between spouses. Continue reading

Islamic Applications Collection For iPhone

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Islamic Applications Collection for iPhone Consists of:

1- alQuran v1.1
2- iPray v2.102
3- iAzkar v2.0
4- iQuranPro v2.3
5- iZakah v1.0 Continue reading

Understanding The Evil Of Innovation

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Abu Muntasir Ibn Mohar Ali
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 45 | Size: 4.5 MB

Praise be to Allah to Whom belongs all power and might, and to Whom is due all thanks. He it is Who has revealed the religion of Islaam for mankind in the final, perfect and complete form in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah upon His last Messenger Muhammad, upon whom be the peace and blessings of Allaah, and He it is Who has preserved it in the incorruptible Qur’aan and the authentic ahadeeth. May He guide us against the evil that is within us and the evil that is outside us and protect us from the temptations of shaitaan who watch us from positions we cannot tell and assault us with all that is at his disposal. May He affirm out feet in the path trodden by Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions, and help us against the wretched distorters of the Deen who foist their own invented practices upon the people as if Allaah had required it of them to do so, and grant us victory against His enemies from among the unbelievers and their allies the hypocrites, ameen.

This book is to be seen as a modest attempt, a small but significant and sincere contribution, to the input of materials pertaining to Islam which set to curb and eventually uproot evil and establish righteousness, so that people are helped in clinging to the only way that affords them safety from the Fire, and brings them closer to Allah with a submission to his will that is borne of easiness as a result based on correct knowledge and understanding. Continue reading

Highlights On The Meaning Of Al-Fatiha, The Opening Chapter Of The Muslims’ Glorious Book, Al-Qur’an

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Dr. Salah Edin A Nefeily
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 82 | Size: 1 MB

This book on the Opening Chapter of the Muslims’ glorious book Al-Qur’an is a serious attempt to approach a great task. It deals with the chapter or ‘sura’ known to Muslims as ‘Al-Fatiha’, which is described by Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) as the greatest sura of the Al-Qur’an. Al-Bay’haqi, one of the greatest Muslims scholars explains that Al-Fatiha sums up the Qur’an and the Qur’an sums up all the books revealed to prophets before Islam. In this sense, the sura introduces the basics of belief, worship and conduct, which lead to the betterment of human beings at large.

Throughout his discussion of Sura Al-Fatiha Dr. Nefeily makes it clear that the sura presents Islam as a religion of peace, love and co-existence, not of hate, destruction and clashes. All heavenly religions, in essence promote life, lobe and peace in the world. Continue reading

Step Out Of The Illusion

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Abdullah Hakim Quick

The lecture discusses the real state of the Muslim and their need to step out of the illusion which we are faced with in the 21 century. Abdul Hakim Quick also discusses who are the true Awliya’ of Allah and adds some touching history of how Muslims lived throughout history and what they sacrificed to hold on their religion.

Shaykh Abdullah Hakim Quick Ph.D. has travelled to more than 34 countries on lecture and educational tours. He embraced Islam in 1970 and thereafter pursued his studies at the Islamic University of Madinah, where he completed a BA from the College of Da’wah and Usul al-Din. He later read for his Masters degree and completed his PhD on the History of Islam in Africa at the University of Toronto, Canada. The focus of his thesis was the life of the great mujaddid of the 18th century, Shaykh Uthman Ibn Fudi (Usman dan Fodio), the Amir of the Sokoto Caliphate. Shaykh Ibn Fudi succeeded in combining the best of fiqh, theology and spirituality, and successfully developed an Islamic State.Shaykh Abdullah Hakim has served as Imam, teacher and counselor in the USA, Canada and the West Indies. For three years he contributed to the religious page of Canada’s leading newspaper. He is presently a Senior Lecturer at the Dar-ul-Arqam Islamic Institute and Director of the Da’wah Department of the Muslim Judicial Council, Cape Town, South Africa.As the new millennium dawns, Islam is in need of innovative rethinking based on original, authentic Islamic sources. Shaykh Abdullah Hakim provides an example of this new, progressive Islamic thinking. Continue reading

The Guidance Of Our Children

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Mohammad El-shinawy

Our children are our best investment for the future of Islam – we need as Muslims to start taking this Amanah (trust) seriously and take responsibility through action.

All of you are shepherds, and each one is responsible for his flock. A leader of people is a shepherd and responsible for them. A man is like a shepherd over his family, and he is responsible for his flock. A woman is like a shepherd over her husband’s house and children, and she is responsible for them. And a slave is a guardian of his master’s property and is responsible for it. So all of you are guardians and are responsible for your charges.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim). Continue reading

The Egyptian Uprising 1432

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Abu Adnan

Abu Adnan discusses the shariah perspective of protesting and its evidences, the current situation in Egypt, the tyranny of the current regime, naseeha and advice to the scholars of Egypt and ways to move forward.

Sheikh Abu Adnan is currently the Amir of the Global Islamic Youth Centre in Sydney, Australia. He is heavily involved in presenting informative lectures on a regular basis to a variety of audiences, delivering Juma’ah Khutbah, assisting and training potential Islamic speakers as well as playing a lead role within the Sydney Muslim community. Sheikh Abu Adnan also helped set up the Islamic College of Australia and currently holds the position of Deputy Principal at the college. He teaches many authentic Islamic courses concerning Fiqh, Tafseer, Seerah, Aqeedah, Hadeeth and Quranic Sciences, all of which require students to graduate with certified documentation. Continue reading

Step By Step Guide To Prayer (Salah)

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Bilal Dannoun

The My Prayer project is an initiative designed to assist Muslims grasp the basic knowledge about prayer and how to perform it. This is made possible through 2 mediums, a step by step instructional DVD and book.

The DVD is professionally filmed, directed and produced, offering viewers high quality educational content. My Prayer DVD is narrated by Sheikh Bilal Dannoun, guiding viewers through the actions of making ablution (wudoo) and performing prayer in a simple and easy to understand style. Other aspects of prayer, such as the pre-requisites of prayer will be discussed, giving viewers a complete overview of what is required to perform their prayers in the best and correct manner.

This DVD as well as the Booklet will be available for FREE to organisations and individuals all across the globe. http://www.myprayer.org.au. Continue reading

Rules Of Purification And Prayers

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Abdur-Rahman Murad
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 77 | Size: 4 MB

All praise is due to Allah, Whose aid we implore, and Whose forgiveness, guidance and protection against our own evil sinful acts we seek. He Whom Allah guides aright none can lead astray, and whom He leads astray none can guide aright.

I testify that there is no true god worthy of being worshipped except Allah, Who has no partner and I testify that Muhammad (PBUH) is the slave of Allah and His Messenger. May Allah exalt his mention and render him, his household and his Companions safe from all evil.

This is a short, but beneficial treatise on purification and Prayers.

I will state general guidelines concerning each matter and clarify common mistakes that are made during the Wudhu and Prayer.

Salaat (Prayer) is one of the main obligations which Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) has ordained on His servants. It is the first act of worship decreed on the Muslim Nation (Ummah) by Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) and was ordained on the night of the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) ascension to the seven heavens. It is the second of the five pillars of Islam after the proclamation of the “Shahada” (the words of witness).

I ask Allah, the Exalted, to bless this work and to make people benefit from it. Ameen Continue reading

At-Tadhkirah Fiahwalil-Mawta Wal-Akhirah: In The Remembrance Of The Affairs Of The Dead And Doomsday

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Imam Al-Qurtubi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 404 | Size: 33 MB

Death is not the absolute end. It is just the discontinuation of unity between the body and soul. It is a change from one state to another and a transition from this present life to that of the hereafter. “Allaah takes souls at the time of their death and [the souls] of those that do not die during their sleep. He retains those souls for which He has ordained death, whereas He releases the rest for an appointed term” [Qur'an 39:42] – ‘Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception’ {Qur’an 3:185}.

Imam Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Abu Bakr al-Ansari al-Qurtubi, was born in Cordoba, Spain, at the summlt of Its great period of Islamic civilisation. He was an eminent Maliki scholar who specialised in fiqh and Hadith. The breadth and depth of his scholarship are evident in his writings. The most famous of then is his twenty-volume tasfir al Jami’ li-ahkam al-Qar’an,

Imam al-Qirtubi was a man of great modesty who disdained worldly honours and throughout his life wore the simple gown and cap of the ordinary Muslin. He traveled from Spain to the East and settled in Munya Abi’l-Khusavb. in Upper Egypt. where he died in 671H/ 1273

Imam Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Abu Bakr al-Ansari al-Qurtubi, was born in Cordoba, Spain, at the summlt of Its great period of Islamic civilisation. He was an eminent Maliki scholar who specialised in fiqh and Hadith. The breadth and depth of his scholarship are evident in his writings. The most famous of then is his twenty-volume tasfir al Jami’ li-ahkam al-Qar’an, (The first three volumes have been translated into english ).

Imam al-Qirtubi was a man of great modesty who disdained worldly honours and throughout his life wore the simple gown and cap of the ordinary Muslin. He traveled from Spain to the East and settled in Munya Abi’l-Khusavb. in Upper Egypt. where he died in 671H/ 1273 Continue reading

The Messengers And The Messages In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah

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Umar S. al-Ashqar
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 358 | Size: 8.5 MB

Is it true that mankind today has reached such a level of progress that they have no need of the Messengers and their teachings? Are humans capable today of guiding themselves without referring to the methods set out by the Messengers?

The answer is No. Mankind needs to know the Messenger, and the Message he conveyed. They have to believe in what he said and obey him. The only way to achieve happiness and success in this world and in the Hereafter is to follow the Messenger. By following the Messenger, man will become aware of the details of good and evil, and Allah will be pleased with him. His guidance comprises good deeds, good speech, and good morals. His speech and conduct are the criteria against which all actions are measured. Without a Messenger’s guidance, man is like a fish out of water. When man abandons this guidance, then his heart is spoiled.

Since man’s happiness in this world and in the Hereafter is linked to the guidance of the Prophet, one should know well the prophet’s teachings and biography in order to join his true and successful followers.

This comprehensive work which is full of clear proofs and evidences from the pure teachings of Islam, is an essential reading for all Muslims and seekers of truth. Continue reading

Saudi Arabia In 100 Questions

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Ghainaa Publications
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 72 | Size: 1 MB

Despite the huge number of foreigners who come to Saudi Arabia every year, many were overwhelmed by the developments in the different spheres and they rarely try to examine or understand customs, traditions and the cultural and social aspects of the Saudi society or other aspects that form the identity of this society. Thus foreigners are unable to portray the real image of Saudi Arabia to the outside world. Even Saudis themselves are unable to convey an accurate portrait of the country, due to the paucity of knowledge to enable them to fulfill this role.

Emanating from a full conviction of the importance of knowledge in intermingling and communication between nations and people and due to the keenness of portraying the true image of our country to others, we have come up with the idea of this book “Saudi Arabia in 100 Questions.” The book aims at presenting a simple, comprehensive and objective picture of the various aspects of life in Saudi Arabia. We have been keen to simplify these answers to cover political, economic, cultural and social aspects and have it reach the reader without boring elaboration or inconsistent abridgement.

Some numbers of Questions:

- Is Wahabism an Islamic doctrine or a reform call?

Wahabism is not an Islamic or political doctrine as some may think. It is a reform call initiated by the late sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Wahab, a Muslim scholar whose efforts were to purify Islam from the deviations that had crept into the practices of some of its adherents. What is known in the Western media as “wahabism” is a latterly-created name that does not express the reality of this reformatory call. This call is not an Islamic or political doctrine as some believe. It is a call that demonstrates Islam’s stand vis-à-vis some violations committed by some Muslims. The call has urged Muslims to resort to the true path of religion according to the teachings of the holy Quran and the Prophet’s Sunnah.

- What are the official days celebrated in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia celebrates only two occasions which are Eid Al-Fitr which comes after the fasting month of Ramadan and Eid Al-Adha during the annual Hajj season. Saudi Arabia also celebrates its National Day which falls on September 23. The National Day is observed as a holiday in Saudi Arabia.

- What is the official religion of Saudi Arabia and what is its stance vis-à-vis the followers of other religions?

Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and the land where the Holy Quran was revealed. The Kingdom is also the custodian of the most sacred Islamic shrines “The holy Haram of Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah”. All Saudis are Muslims and Islam is a religion that respects the followers of other heavenly religions “Christianity and Judaism”

Islam recognizes the Prophethood of Jesus and Moses and that a Muslim’s faith is considered incomplete if he does not believe in all the Prophets sent by God. Islamic teachings promote non compulsion of others to embrace Islam. The rights of non Muslims, who come to work in Saudi Arabia, are respected just as the rights of Muslims coming from other countries. Continue reading

Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) In The Torah And Gospel

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Daar Al-Watan
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 32 | Size: 1 MB

All praise is due to Allah alone, and may Allah praise Muhammad and render him safe from every evil.

One of the distinguishing Characteristics of a Mus1im is that they believe in all Prophets and Messengers whom Allah the Exalted, sent from Adam to Muhammad, may Allah praise them all and render them safe from all evil.

Islam commands Muslims to love and believe in all Messengers and Prophets, for they were the best of mankind.

Islam clarifies that disbelieving in one of them is tantamount to disbelief in all of them. When a Muslim believes in Muhammad (PBUH) but disbelieves in Jesus (PBUH) he is not considered a Muslim, even if he believes in Muhammad (PBUH). Similarly, if one disbelieves in Muhammad (PBUH) but believes in other prophets, he is a disbeliever in all the Prophets.

Allah informs us in the Qur’an that Muhammad (PBUH) is mentioned in the Torah and Gospel, through his description and actions.

Allah says:

ٱلَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ ٱلرَّسُولَ ٱلنَّبِىَّ ٱلۡأُمِّىَّ ٱلَّذِى يَجِدُونَهُ ۥ مَكۡتُوبًا عِندَهُمۡ فِى ٱلتَّوۡرَٮٰةِ وَٱلۡإِنجِيلِ يَأۡمُرُهُم بِٱلۡمَعۡرُوفِ وَيَنۡہَٮٰهُمۡ عَنِ ٱلۡمُنڪَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ ٱلطَّيِّبَـٰتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيۡهِمُ ٱلۡخَبَـٰٓٮِٕثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنۡهُمۡ إِصۡرَهُمۡ وَٱلۡأَغۡلَـٰلَ ٱلَّتِى كَانَتۡ عَلَيۡهِمۡ‌ۚ فَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ بِهِۦ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَٱتَّبَعُواْ ٱلنُّورَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أُنزِلَ مَعَهُ ۥۤ‌ۙ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡمُفۡلِحُونَ

{Those who follow the Messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write whom they find written with them in the Torah and the Gospel he commands them for Al-Ma’roof (i.e. Islamic monotheism and all that Islam has ordained); and forbids them from al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden); he allows them as lawful all good and lawful things and prohibits them as unlawful all evil things. He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the fetters that were upon them. So those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the light which has been sent down with him, it is they who will be successful.} [The Noble Qur'an 7: 157]

Allah mentions in the Qur’an that Prophet Ibraheem (Abraham) supplicated Allah to send a Prophet to mankind.

Allah says:

رَبَّنَا وَٱبۡعَثۡ فِيهِمۡ رَسُولاً۬ مِّنۡہُمۡ يَتۡلُواْ عَلَيۡہِمۡ ءَايَـٰتِكَ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ وَٱلۡحِكۡمَةَ وَيُزَكِّيہِمۡ‌ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ

{Our Lord! Send amongst them a Messenger of their own who shall recite unto them Your verses and instruct them in the Book and Al-Hikmah (full knowledge of the Islamic laws and jurisprudence) and Purify them. Verily, You are the All- Mighty, the All-Wise.) [The Noble Qur'an 2: 129]

Jesus gave glad-tidings of the coming of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Allah, the Exalted, says:

وَإِذۡ قَالَ عِيسَى ٱبۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ يَـٰبَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ إِنِّى رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ إِلَيۡكُم مُّصَدِّقً۬ا لِّمَا بَيۡنَ يَدَىَّ مِنَ ٱلتَّوۡرَٮٰةِ وَمُبَشِّرَۢا بِرَسُولٍ۬ يَأۡتِى مِنۢ بَعۡدِى ٱسۡمُهُ ۥۤ أَحۡمَدُ‌ۖ فَلَمَّا جَآءَهُم بِٱلۡبَيِّنَـٰتِ قَالُواْ هَـٰذَا سِحۡرٌ۬ مُّبِينٌ۬

{And (remember} when Jesus, son of Maryam said: ‘O children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allah unto you, confirming the Torah which came before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmed. But when Ahmed came to them with clear proofs, they said: (‘This is plain Magic’.) [The Noble Qur'an 61: 6] Continue reading

Christ In Islam

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Ahmed Deedat

This is an interesting lecture in which Sh. Ahmad Deedat talks about prestige of Jesus Christ in Islam, miracles of his birth, message and death. Sh. Deedat shows the Islamic creed’s attitude towards Jesus Christ and refutes the allegations of those who have been trying to distort Jesus Christ’s image in Islam. At the end, Sh. Deedat answers some questions of the viewers. Note: Sh. Ahmad Deedat depends on Quran’s translation by Yousuf Abdullah Ali. At that time of delivering this lecture, there were not the good translations we have in nowadays. Therefore we advise our readers to see the small attached research about comparison among the different translations of the Quran below this page. Continue reading

The Bible Led Me To Islam

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Ahmed Deedat
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 106 | Size: 3 MB

This effort is for all Christians who recognize their inner responsibility and yearning for guided worship of the One True God. Worship that is not based on social, secular or family norms, but because it is his/her birthright and duty to worship their (our) Creator.

This book is a compilation of excerpts from several books addressing Christianity that I had the pleasure of reading before and after I became a Muslim. After becoming a Muslim, I continued to read books about Christianity because the “skin” of Christianity was hard to cast off after 28 years in the religion; years that almost led me to becoming the minister of an African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) church In Great Falls, Montana.

I have attempted to select and arrange pertinent information from these resourceful books in a straight forward manner, so as to provide the kind of tailored and consolidated information I would have liked someone to give me during my Christian days. Nevertheless, the plan for me to embrace/revert back to Islam came as prescribed by Allah.

I would like to mention that when I refer to the word “God” in this book, I’m speaking of the One Supreme Being, who has no partners and is not part of a trinity. It should be mentioned that the Arabic word “Allah” was used by Christians as well as by Muslims according to the 1966 edition of Encyc10pedia Britannica (See the word Allah).

I encourage you to set aside your pre-conceived notions about Christianity and Islam, and have an open mind for what is presented. It is my hope (By Allah’s Will) that this effort will open before you a spark of interest that enables you to continue to read beyond the Bible, and make an educated decision after understanding both rehgions. A decision that is based on your choice and not the choice of your parents or the media. Once you have all the facts, you can then align yourself with the only purpose we were created, and that is to worship (Allah) God. Continue reading

From The Words Of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam

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Shaykh Abdullah Azzam
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 103 | Size: 1 MB

This book will consist of various quotations of al-Imam ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam – a man who truly deserves the title of ‘Imam,’ if anyone does. In addition to being a scholar and Mujahid, he also fulfilled the seldom-fulfilled role of being a brilliant murabbi – his immensely deep insight, coupled with his decades of experience in the fields of both Da’wah and Jihad, made him a priceless asset to the youth of his time and beyond.

So, we will present here various words of advice and stories of remembrance taken from his works – both written and recorded – so that we may benefit from his legacy, if Allah Wills. Continue reading

Invitation To A Good Tidings

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Dr.Ibrahim S. Abunayyan
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 21 | Size: 1 MB

EVER SINCE its revelation 1400 years ago, the Qur’an has been a book of guidance and inspiration, a reference point, and a rich source of social and moral dynamism for hundreds of millions of people throughout the world who believe it to be the immutable word of God. Continue reading

The Only Way Out: A Guide For Truth Seekers

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The Website of The Cooperative Office for Propagation, Guidance, and Warning of Expatriates – Jubail – http://www.jubaildawah.org
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 386 | Size: 3 MB

All Thanks, All Praise to Allah: The One, The First, and The Final.

Many people have assisted me in completing this work. First and foremost were my beloved parents who raised me to write the present book. I love you dad, I love you mom! My wife’s assistance was more than generous. She gave me all the time, support, and patience I needed. I do not know how to reward her magnanimous heart. My dear friend, Abdulkareem Ibn Adam, read the text with extraordinary attentiveness. His remarks were very precious; many thanks brother Abdulkareem. I also thank Anton Schulz whose suggestions and choice of words were extremely helpful. Abdulaziz Al Ma’taani! The book cover speaks for itself, a witty choice. I will not forget my brothers at The Cooperative Office in Jubail. Without their support, many obstacles would have prevented this work from coming out. If any one of favor has been left out, I’m confident that there reward will be with Allah, The Most Munificent.

A book which presents Islam to educated readers in the West in particular and from any other background in general. It is a book the covers a wide variety of topics from religion ot sceince and philosophy. It tackles the problem of atheism and darwinism but presents Islam from its authentic sources and shows the remarkable intellectual heritage presented by Islam as complete way of life. Finally, it is the right book to give to sincere truth seekers worldwide, God willling. Continue reading

Some Of The Manners Of The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)

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A website Islamic Library http://www.islamicbook.ws
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All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, and may Allah exalt the mention of His Prophet who was sent as a mercy to the worlds, and may He render him, his household and companions safe from every evil.

There is no doubt that our Prophet (PBUH) was the paradigm of excellent manners, and beautiful characteristics and traits, which no one else comprehensively possessed. Even his enemies who fought and disbelieved in him, attested to this fact. Abu Jahl, who was one of the harshest enemies of Islam, said: ‘O Muhammad! I do not say that you are a liar! I only deny what you brought and what you call people to.’

All mankind, including his enemies recognize his Virtues

Truly what the enemy attests to is but the truth

The Prophet (PBUH) was the paradigm of excellent manners. Allah, the Exalted, praised him saying:

وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ۬

(And verily, you (O Muhammad PBUH) are on an exalted (standard of) character.) [68:4]

Allah, the Exalted, said that he is a mercy to mankind.

فَبِمَا رَحۡمَةٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ لِنتَ لَهُمۡ‌ۖ وَلَوۡ كُنتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ ٱلۡقَلۡبِ لَٱنفَضُّواْ مِنۡ حَوۡلِكَ‌ۖ

(And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you.) [3:159]

The Prophet exemplified the Qur’an, until it was said that he was a Qur’an walking on the earth. When his wife was asked about his manners, he said: ‘Do you not recite the Qur’an?’ they said: ‘Yes’. She said: ‘The manners of the Prophet were the Qur’an.’

This book is talking about the manners of the Prophet – peace be upon him – and shows generosity and dream, Zahedan, courage, justice and company. Continue reading

Your Day In Ramadan

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Website of Rasoulullah (peace be upon him)
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This is a useful book talks about how a fasting Muslim should spend his day in Ramadan. This is regarding deeds by which he abides during his day. No doubt he should be eager to instill the good morals into himself while performing this great rite. He should not forget to ask Allah when he breaks his fasting, for Allah promised that he answers the fasting Muslim’s invocation when he breaks his fast. He should remember that it is highly recommended to perform Qiyam (supererogatory prayers at night) to get his sins forgiven.

Contents:

Al Fajr prayer
Invocations and Glorifications after Fajr Prayer
Going to Work
Dohr Prayer (Noon Prayer)
Asr Prayer (Afternoon)
Before Maghrib Prayer
Maghrib Prayer
Isha’ Prayer (Night Prayer)
After Tarawih
Sleeping
Tahajjud (Late Night Prayer)
Sahour (Last Night Meal)
some things to bear in mind (Niyyah) and the proof of each Niyyah Continue reading

Why Did Prophet Muhammad Marry Aisha The Young Girl?

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Fawzy Al-Ghoudairy – Website of Rasoulullah (peace be upon him)
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 34 | Size: 2 MB

This is an important book talks about a common issue misunderstood but misused by lots of thinkers and orientalists. It is “Why did Prophet Muhammad marry Aisha the young girl?” The author shows the reason behind their discussion. They want to distort the picture of Prophet Muhammad not criticize the marriage of young girl. Also if this kind of marriage was strange, why did not the disbelievers of Quraish use it as a pretext against Muhammad?! The author discusses other topics such as: Europe also allows marrying young girls, the age of consent in most countries worldwide.

Contents:

1. Is the Purpose Criticizing the Marriage of Young Girls or Distorting the Picture of Prophet Muhammad?
2. If such Marriage was Strange, then why didn›t the Disbelievers of Quraish use it as a Pretext against Muhammad?
3. Did they know the Marriage Age in Judaism?
4. Europe also allows Marrying Young Girls!
5. The Age of Consent in Most Countries Worldwide!
6. Is it Logical to judge a Marriage Case that took Place before 1400 Years under the Laws of the 1st Century?
7. Brides in Africa are Younger than Ten?
8. It is not for Satisfying a Desire!
9. Let’s Pause here! Continue reading

My Life With The Taliban

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Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 383 | Size: 3.5 MB

This “freedom” put a proud people in chains
And turned free men into slaves
“Independence” made us weak
And slaughtered us
In the name of kindness
This is democracy by the whip
And the fear of chains
With a whirlwind at its core.

This is the autobiography of Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, a senior former member of the Taliban. His memoirs, translated from Pashto, are more than just a personal account of his extraordinary life.

My Life with the Taliban offers a counter-narrative to the standard accounts of Afghanistan since 1979. Zaeef describes growing up in rural poverty in Kandahar province. Both of his parents died at an early age, and the Russian invasion of 1979 forced him to flee to Pakistan. He started fighting the jihad in 1983, during which time he was associated with many major figures in the anti-Soviet resistance, including the current Taliban head Mullah Mohammad Omar.

After the war Zaeef returned to a quiet life in a small village in Kandahar, but chaos soon overwhelmed Afghanistan as factional fighting erupted after the Russians pulled out. Disgusted by the lawlessness that ensued, Zaeef was one among the former mujahedeen who were closely involved in the discussions that led to the emergence of the Taliban, in 1994.

Zaeef then details his Taliban career as civil servant and minister who negotiated with foreign oil companies as well as with Afghanistan’s own resistance leader, Ahmed Shah Massoud. Zaeef was ambassador to Pakistan at the time of the 9/11 attacks, and his account discusses the strange ‘phoney war’ period before the US-led intervention toppled the Taliban.

In early 2002 Zaeef was handed over to American forces in Pakistan, notwithstanding his diplomatic status, and spent four and a half years in prison (including several years in Guantánamo) before being released without having been tried or charged with any offence.

My Life with the Taliban offers a personal and privileged insight into the rural Pashtun village communities that are the Taliban’s bedrock. It helps to explain what drives men like Zaeef to take up arms against the foreigners who are foolish enough to invade his homeland. Continue reading

The Prophet’s Noble Character

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Website of Rasoulullah (peace be upon him)
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This is a book presented by Rasoulallah Website (http://www.rasoulallah.net) shows aspects of our Prophet’s life. It contains topics as: his manners, his exemplary justice, his simple life, his love for the poor, his forgiveness shown to the non-Muslims. It includes other important topics as: how did he achieve reform, can he be taken as a model for Muslims to follow and how did he instill brotherhood among Muslims?

{By the grace of Allah, you are gentle towards the people; if you had been stern and ill-tempered, they would have dispersed from round about you} (translation of Qur’an 3:159)

About himself the prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Allah has sent me as an apostle so that I may demonstrate perfection of character, refinement of manners and loftiness of deportment.” (Malik, Mawatta; Ahmed, Musnad; Mishkat)

By nature he was gentle and kind hearted, always inclined to be gracious and to overlook the faults of others. Politeness and courtesy, compassion and tenderness, simplicity and humility, sympathy and sincerity were some of the keynotes of his character. In the cause of right and justice he could be resolute and severe but more often than not, his severity was tempered with generosity. He had charming manners which won him the affection of his followers and secured their devotion. Though virtual king of Arabia and an apostle of Allah, he never assumed an air of superiority. Not that he had to conceal any such vein by practice and artifice: with fear of Allah, sincere humility was ingrained in his heart. He used to say, “I am a Prophet of Allah but I do not know what will be my end.” (Bukhari, Sahih Bukhari, Chapter “Al-Janaiz”)

In one of his sermons calculated to instill the fear of Allah and the day of reckoning in the hearts of men, he said : “O people of Quraish be prepared for the hereafter, I cannot save you from the punishment of Allah; O Bani Abd Manaf, I cannot save you from Allah; O Abbas, son of Abdul Mutalib, I cannot protect you either; O Fatima, daughter of Muhammad, even you I cannot save.” (Sahahin)

He used to pray : “O Allah! I am but a man. If I hurt any one in any manner, then forgive me and do not punish me.” (Ahmed, Musnad, Vol. 6 pg. 103)

He always received people with courtesy and showed respect to older people and stated:

“To honor an old man is to show respect to Allah.”

He would not deny courtesy even to wicked persons. It is stated that a person came to his house and asked permission for admission. The prophet (peace be upon him) remarked that he was not a good person but might be admitted. When he came in and while he remained in the house, he was shown full courtesy. When he left Aiysha (ra) said : “You did not think well of this man, but you treated him so well.” . The prophet (peace be upon him) replied : “He is a bad person in the sight of Allah who does not behave courteously and people shun his company bacause of his bad manners.” (Bukhari, Sahih Bukhari).

He was always the first to greet another and would not withdraw his hand from a handshake till the other man withdrew his. If one wanted to say something in his ears, he would not turn away till one had finished (Abu Dawud, Tirmizi). He did not like people to get up for him and used to say : “Let him who likes people to stand up in his honour, he should seek a place in hell.” (Abu Dawud, Kitabul Adab, Muhammadi Press, Delhi).

He would himself, however, stand up when any dignitary came to him. He had stood up to receive the wet nurse who had reared him in infancy and had spread his own sheet for her. His foster brother was given similar treatment. He avoided sitting at a prominent place in a gathering, so much so that people coming in had difficulty in spotting him and had to ask which was the Prophet (peace be upon him). Quite frequently uncouth bedouins accosted him in their own gruff and impolite manner but he never took offence. (Abu Dawud Kitabul Atama). Continue reading

The Book Of (Nikah) Marriage

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Muhammad Bin Ibrahim Al-Tuwajre
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 48 | Size: 1.5 MB

The nikah, or marriage and pairing are of the laws that Allah has passed for His creatures. Pairing applies in general to animal and vegetation. As for man, Allah has distinguished him over the rest of His creation by assigning to him a suitable system whereby man’s dignity and honor may be maintained, and his esteem may be preserved through legal nikah. Such a procedure secures a relationship between man and woman that is based on mutual respect and consent. Thus man’s natural need are fulfilled in a sound manner to preserve posterity and protect woman from being a common object.

The nikah is one of the Islamic laws to which the Messenger, peace be upon him, encouraged the youth saying:

Young people! Whoever of you can afford marriage, let him get married, for marriage helps restrain the looks, and preserve theist chastity. He who cannot afford it, let him abserve fasting for fasting is deterrent.

The Wisdom of Marriage:

1- Marriage is healthy environment in which the family maintains its cohesiveness and reciprocal love. It also helps maintain chastity and guards one from committing the prohibited.
2- Marriage is the best means of reproduction and multiplication, and preserving the family lineage.
3- Marriage is the best means of fulfilling sexual needs free from related diseases.
4- Marriage fulfills the parental and maternal senses in man through having children.
5- Marriage helps maintain the sense of security, self-contentment, and chastity for both husband and wife. Continue reading

The Conduct Of The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) During Hajj

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Faisal Bin Ali Al-Ba’adani
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 42 | Size: 2.5 MB

All praise is due to Almighty Allah. We praise Him and seek His assistance and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and from our sinful deeds. Whosoever Allah guides, there is none to misguide him; and whosoever He leaves astray, none can guide him. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship besides Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. May Allah bestow His peace and blessings upon Prophet Muhammad, upon his good and pure family, as well as upon all his noble companions and those who follow them in righteousness until the Day of Reckoning.

Hajj is one of the finest institutions of Islam that serves a multitude of purposes. It is a demonstration of the universality of Islam which attracts to it people from all walks of life and from the four comers of the world; it is the largest annual ‘conference of faith’ where Muslims get to know one another, discuss their common affairs and promote their general welfare; it is a reminder of the Grand Assembly on the Day of Judgement when people will stand equal before the Lord of the worlds; it also confirms the commitment of the Muslims to their Lord and their willingness to relinquish the material interests in His service. It is a course of spiritual advancement and moral uplifting, a course of exceptional devotion and disciplinary experience, and a course of humanitarian interests and inspiring knowledge.

Allah the Almighty commands His obedient servants to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet (pbuh) in numerous verses of the Qur’an. Allah says, “And whatsoever the Messenger gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain from it.” (59:7) He made the Prophet (pbuh) an exemplary model to emulate: “Verily you have in the Prophet of Allah an excellent model, for him who fears Allah and the Last day and who remembers Allah much.” (33:21) He also informs us that obedience to the prophet (pbuh) is a clear indication of Allah’s love for those who do so: “Say, ‘If you love Allah, follow me: [then] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins.’” (3:31) Besides, He points out that this obedience is synonymous with obedience given to Allah Himself: “He who obeys the Messenger obeys Allah indeed; and whoever turns away then We have not sent you to watch over them.” (4:80) For those who follow in the prophet’s footsteps Allah has prepared a great reward in the Hereafter: “And whosoever obeys Allah and the Messenger shall be among those on whom Allah has bestowed His blessings, namely, the prophets, the truthful, the martyrs and the righteous. And excellent companions are these!” (4:69)

Hajj is an act of worship which tests one’s true following in the Prophet’s footsteps. A number of Muslim scholars have rendered Muslims a good service by delineating, in sermons as well as in writing, its rulings, the common mistakes committed by certain pilgrims during the Hajj, as well as the acts that are bound to invalidate it. Talks and writings to this effect have benefited Muslim a great deal. The fact that these rulings are indeed important, even necessary, since the validity of the Hajj is largely contingent on them, has made many people forget other equally important aspects of the Prophet’s conduct during his Hajj. Consequently, a number of pilgrims nowadays perform many acts that are not exactly in line with the Prophet’s guidance. Therefore, the main aim of the present book is to give an accurate account of the Prophet’s conduct during the Hajj. The importance of knowing this neglected aspect is manifest in a number of points, the most prominent of all are:

a. Studying this aspect in the life of the prophet (pbuh) and acting upon the teachings it entails helps one understand the noble purposes this great institution could serve as well as realize the true worship and submission to Allah as it should be.

b. Many pilgrims are not aware of the Prophet’s conduct during the Hajj and only content themselves with knowledge of the rulings of the Hajj rituals.

c. The Hajj is a unique and very special act of worship in that the prophet (pbuh) dealt with people from a variety of social strata. He also met various people who had never before had an opportunity to witness his conduct in the course of a few days at a certain place and time. Therefore, it reveals many facets of his social dealings with people that do not exist anywhere else.

d. The Prophet (pbuh) accompanied his wives and a number of the weak members of his household on this spiritual journey, which revealed a bright aspect of his conduct towards them, in a manner not known before then.

e. His conduct during the Hajj revealed a great deal of significance not known-let alone acted upon-even by some students of religious knowledge who are concerned with the study of the Sunnah of the prophet (pbuh).

The present study attempts to give a general description and a lucid account of the Prophet’s conduct in Hajj. It does not attempt to provide a description of the rules and steps followed during the Hajj, as this is not the main concern of the book. For details showing this, the reader may consult the elaborate works on the subject.

Since it is next to impossible to cover all aspects of his conduct in the present work, only the most prominent ones will be stated. Regrettably enough, in giving examples of the Prophet’s conduct, only one or two examples are cited. In some other cases only the reference where such an example can be found is given. The reader may therefore refer to major works on the subject for more details.

Furthermore, given the enormity of the task and the limitations of space, it is impossible to produce an exhaustive study in a small book of this nature. The present work will attempt to give only general hints about the subject without going into details. For reasons of simplicity and better understanding, the present work will be divided into three main sections:

I. The Prophet’s Conduct towards his Lord
II. The prophet’s Conduct towards Muslims in general
III. The Prophet’s Conduct towards his Family members In particular

We pray Almighty Allah to make the present work beneficial to all those who intend to perform Hajj-or ‘Umrah for that matter-in the same manner the Prophet (pbuh) performed it. We also pray Him to make all our endeavors sincere and to accept all our good deeds. Surely, He is the Hearer of prayer. Continue reading

How To Perform Wudu And Prayer And Its Proof

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Abdullah Bin Sulaiman Al-Marzooq
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 26 | Size: 1 MB

This is a summarized study according to the texts of the Qur’an and the Sunnah on ablution (ritual purification with water), and some rulings concerning prayer.

Contents:

ABLUTION (Wudu)

* How to Perform Ablution
* Sand Ablution (Tayammom)
* Rubbing Over Socks or Boots
* Total Ablution (Ghosl)

PRAYER (Salat)

* How to Perform Prayer

CONCLUSION Continue reading

The Signs Of The Hour And What After Death

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Islamic Organization
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Believing in the hereafter and the reward and punishment in it is one of the fundamentals of Islam. Allah made signs before it indicating its approach. The prophet made the matter of the hereafter great, whenever he mentioned it his voice became louder and he got angery. Due to the prophet’s repetition of the Hour the companions feared that it might have taken place during their life.

Contents:

Before the Last Hour

The Appearance of the Dajjal

The Descent of the Prophet Esa (Jesus pbuh)

The Great Battel Continue reading

Important Fatwas Regarding Ten Rites Of Hajj And Umrah

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Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 53 | Size: 1.5 MB

These are some questions, concerning the rites of Hajj and Umrah asked by some of our brothers. The answers to these questions are as follow. Continue reading

Family System In Islam

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Zinat Kauther
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 24 | Size: 1 MB

A comprehensive and scholarly look at the family unit in Islam, from its conception via marriage to rights and roles of the partners that make for a successful team. The learned author also squarely confronts more touching issues such as polygamy, modes of divorce, and social equality. Continue reading

A Guide To Prayer In Islam

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Muhammad Abdul Karim Saqib
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 65 | Size: 3 MB

A Guide to Prayer in Islam: Each worship has a quality and manner demonstrated by Allah or by His prophet peace be upon him. So the writer of this message said in the introduction: “This is a brief about the manner of praying of the prophet introduced to each Muslim to try hard to follow him. Continue reading

Isbaal And The Approved Length Of The Lower Garment

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Saleh Al-Saleh
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 51 | Size: 1 MB

In Islam some things are permissible and some are forbidden such as backbiting, gossiping, and slander. The writer gave evidences from the Qur’aan and Sunnah on backbiting, gossiping and so on… Continue reading

Gems And Jewels: Wise Sayings, Interesting Events & Moral Lessons From The Islamic History

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Abdul Malik Mujahid (compiler)
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 320 | Size: 8.5 MB

Excerpts and passages collected from many books written by the scholars of the Islam have been compiled in this book. The writings will be of equal interest to all Muslims whether they are Children or Adults, and similarly they will gain a lot of virtues, develop good character patterns, and adopt intellectual behavior in their lives from the examples of the great personalities of Islam.

Publisher’s Note Darussalam is presenting Gems & Jewels for the readers. This book is based on excerpts and passages collected from many books written by the scholars of Islam. The wise sayings, interesting events, logical deductions, intelligent approaches, admonitions, moral lessons and teachings etc., have been compiled to give the readers the opportunity of knowing what the great personalities of Islam have been doing in their life and how their character has been an example for us to follow.

We hope that the presentation of Gems & Jewels will be a continuing process, and we will be compiling and publishing one volume after the other providing the readers gems and jewels from our glorious history.

The writings in this series will be of equal interest to all Muslims whether they are children or adults, and similarly they will gain a lot of virtues, develop good character patterns, and adopt intellectual behavior in their lives. Because of the usefulness of the series, we are planning to produce it in other languages also so that a majority of the Muslims may be able to benefit from it. We pray to Allah for the success. Continue reading

Letter To The West – A Saudi View

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Ghainaa Publications
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 223 | Size: 1.5 MB

This book was prepared by a group of Saudi scholars and intellectuals. They address Western mind which looks at fair truth and objective and convincing dialogue. The book, in general, discusses the most important issues and suspicions raised by Western political and media organizations in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 events. These events have placed Islam, the Kingdom, its people, and its religious, educational and social institutions in a position that requires correction and review. The book is a moderate vision in responding to the issues and suspicions. A biased reader would notice the major difference between the reality and the raised concepts and images which were far from the reality.

The terrorist events of September 11 have marked a new turning point in international and human relations, particularly between the United States and the Islamic World. Political, cultural and religious institutions in the West have contributed to the delineation of the main features of such relations. The American media in particular has established and played a major role in promoting a great many negative notions, spreading incorrect and disingenuous terminology, and creating recurrent suspicion towards Islamic culture, which is adhered to by many Muslim peoples, governments, leaders and legal systems. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was particularly targeted in this respect for well-known reasons. Thus, these institutions have put Islam in general and the kingdom, its people, its leaders and its legal system in particular, within the framework of the relations that need to be scrutinized, reviewed and amended.

We strongly and unreservedly condemn the attacks on New York and Washington, just as we do those that targeted facilities in Riyadh, Nairobi, Dar es Salam and Bali. While we consider such deeds among those prohibited by Islam and appreciate that they constitute a threat to the security and peace of humanity, we are nevertheless firmly convinced, and such conviction is shared by all rational people in the United States and elsewhere, that such events need to be addressed objectively and impartially.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been in the forefront of states that have suffered as a result of what happened in New York and Washington. Its afflictions extended so far as to involve attacks on the religion of the state and its political, social and educational institutions, this being the result of an erroneous and unfair interpretation of the events. It is this that has prompted us to compile this book in order to address the open Western mind, which bases its views, ideas and attitudes on objective dialogue and persuasion. We are well aware in this address to Western peoples in general, and to the American people in particular, that they are eager to discover the truth. This is because their lives are based on true knowledge and dialogue that aims at reaching the truth, which is what all rational and fair people aspire to. In this book, we address the most important issues raised by the political, intellectual and media institutions in the United States with respect to way of life in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the immutable principles on which it is based. This is exemplified by its moderate and judicious way of life, which the just reader will find a great disparity between and the allegations attributed to it, which are quite remote from reality. Continue reading

Hijrah – Time To Make Tracks

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Dr. Bilal Philips

Hijrah (migration) for the sake of Allaah means moving from the land of Shirk to the land of Islam, as the Muslims moved from Makkah before its people became Muslim to al-Madeenah, because it had become the city of Islaam after its people had pledged their allegiance (bay’ah) to the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and asked him to make hijrah to them. So Hijrah means migrating to join other Muslims. Hijrah may also take the form of moving from one land of Shirk to another land of Shirk where evil is less prevalent and there is less danger to the Muslims, as when some of the Muslims migrated from Makkah, at the command of the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam), to Abyssinia (Ethiopia). Continue reading

Islamic Verdicts On The Pillars Of Islam (2 Vol. Set)

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Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih Al-Uthaymeen
Language: English | Format: PDF | 2 Vol. Set | Pages: 773 | Size: 20 MB

The Fatawa presented in these volumes have been selected from the whole collection of the Fatawa of the learned Shaikh Muhammad bin Salih Al-’Uthaimeen and translated into the English language. These Fatawa are distinguished by their reliance upon the Book of Allah, the Most High, the Sunnah of His Messenger (S) and the opinions of the scholars who are known for their investigative powers.

We hope that these Fatawa will provide the people great help, knowledge and understanding of the finer points of religious aspects.

All praise and thanks are to Allah, we praise Him and we seek His Aid and we ask His Forgiveness; and we seek refuge with Allah from the evil of ourselves and the wickedness of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah guides, there is none to misguide him and whomsoever He leaves astray, there is none who can guide him. And I testify that none is worthy of worship except Allah and I testify that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger, may the peace of Allah and bountiful blessings be upon him and upon his family and Companions. As for what follows:

Some brothers, may Allah reward them with goodness, have expressed a desire to see some of the questions related to the pillars of Islam which were asked of our Shaikh, the most learned Shaikh, Muhammad bin Salih Al-’Uthaimeen may Allah, the Most High bless him. The hope was for them to be published in the Arabic language and following that, to be translated into many different languages in order to spread the benefit of them. Indeed, these verdicts are distinguished by their reliance upon the Book of Allah, the Most High, the Sunnah of His Messenger (S), and the opinions of the scholars who are known for their investigative powers. So I put the matter to our Shaikh may Allah bless him and reward him for his support for Islam and the Muslims with the best of rewards and he welcomed the idea and encouraged it, since it was a form of mutual cooperation in encouraging the good and forbidding the evil, and of spreading Islamic knowledge.

After His Eminence expressed his agreement and gave his advice, the process of gathering these Fatawa and selecting them from the whole collection of the Fatawa began and continued until the work was completed.

I ask Allah, the Almighty, the All-Powerful by His Grace and Generosity to make this work beneficial and to make it purely for His Noble Face, and that He reward His Eminence, our Shaikh with the best of rewards, and to bless him in his knowledge, his deeds and his life-span. Verily, Allah is Beneficent and Generous. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet, Muhammad and upon all of his family and his Companions. Continue reading

The Farewell Advice Of The Prophet (PBUH)

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Shaykh Husayn al-Awayishah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 53 | Size: 1 MB

In recent times, many sincere Muslims have looked to ascertain the situation of our Nation, and what they see were the effects of the Devil (Shaytan), the blackness of wicked deeds, and the blood of many wounds. They saw discord, disagreement, disunity, confusion, and anxiety. They perceived the evil results of not ruling according to Allah’s Book – in the home, the streets, or the marketplace. They saw these results in schools, universities, books, newspapers, and the media; in fact, they even witnessed them in the best places, mosques, where innovations now flourish. And they have also seen the effects of that evil among the ranks of callers to Islam and students of knowledge. Those who hasten to do good deeds are in competition to find a cure for our Nation and woes. The medicines, rather the panaceas, that are proffered are many, yet the situation remains as it is – except in certain quarters, where scattered efforts are made, but not enough to effect an overall change. If we truly want a universal cure to our woes, we must study the advice and farewell guidance given by the Prophet (SAW) to his Companions and to his Nation… Continue reading

Trials And Tribulations: Wisdom And Benefits

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Al-Imam al-’Izz bin ‘Abdus-Salam
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 68 | Size: 1 MB

A wonderful treatise on the reality and causes of trials and tribulations, their reasons, their benefits, there results and the correct understanding and approach towards them.

People often see, and hear of, the believers being afflicted with adversity and tribulations, and conversely they often see, and hear of, the disbelievers attaining leadership and wealth in this world. This leads them to believe that well-being in this world is only reserved for the disbelievers and only a fraction of it is given to the believers; and also to believe that nobility and might is for the disbelievers in this world and for the believers in the Hereafter.

About The Author:

‘Izz ud-din ibn Abdul Salam was’ born in Damascus in 577/8 A.H. He had the honor of being a student of several eminent scholars of those days such as Fakhr ud-din ibn ‘Asakir, Saif ud-din Amedi and Hafiz Abu Mohammad al-Qasim. According to certain annalists, he started education quite late but he soon acquired such a proficiency in the then sciences that his contemporaries have paid glowing tributes to his deep learning and brilliance of mind, Ibn Daqiq al-cId calls him Sultan ul-Ulema (king of scholars) in some of his works. When Izz ud-din migrated to Egypt in 639 A. H., Hafiz Abdul Azim al-Munziri, the writer of al-Targhib wat-Tarhib, suspended giving legal-opinions.

When he was asked the reason for it, he said : “It does not behoove any jurist to give legal-opinion where Izz ud-din happens to be present.” Another scholar Sheikh Jamal ud-din ibn al-Hajib was of the opinion that in Fiqah (jurisprudence) Izz ud-din excelled even al-Ghazali.

Al-Zahabi writes in his book entitled al-Ebar:”In his knowledge of Fiqah, devotion to religion and awe of God he had attained that degree of perfection which makes one capable of Ijtihad i. e. of interpreting the revealed law of God and of deducing new laws from it.” ‘Izz ud-din occupied the chair of professor for a fairly long period in the Madrasa Zawiyah Ghazaliyah of Damascus along with holding the offices of Khatib and Imam in the principal mosque of the city called the Ummayyad Mosque. Sheikh Shahab ud-din Abu Shama relates that ‘Izz ud-din vehemently opposed the innovations and later-day accretions like Salat-al-Raghayeb and the special prayers of mid-Shaban which had become so popular in his time that several scholars of note thought it prudent to keep silence about these.

Al-Malik al-Kamil insisted on ‘Izz ud-din for accepting the office of Qadi in Damascus which he accepted reluctantly after imposing a number of conditions. During the same period al-Malik al-Kamil appointed him as his envoy to the court of the then Abbasid Caliph. Continue reading

Problems And Solutions

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Sheikh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 29 | Size: 1 MB

Praise be to Allaah, we praise Him and seek His help, and we seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of our own selves and from our evil deeds. Whomever Allaah guides, no one can mislead, and whomever Allaah leaves astray, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no god except Allaah alone, with no partner or associate, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.

“O you who believe! Fear Allaah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allaah.” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:102 – interpretation of the meaning]

“O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person, and from him created his wife, and from them both He created many men and women, and fear Allaah through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship). Surely, Allaah is Ever an All- Watcher over you.” [al-Nisaa’ 4:1 – interpretation of the meaning]

“O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allaah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds, and will forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allaah and His Messenger, he has indeed achieved a great achievement.” [al-Ahzaab 33:70 – interpretation of the meaning]

Some brothers have asked me questions in various talks and lectures, including questions about a number of problems, “diseases of the heart” (spiritual problems) and very real obstacles that they are facing. I answered these questions and enquiries in a series of studies entitled Shakaawaa wa Hulool (Problems and solutions).

This series has been reviewed for publication, and I now present it to my brothers in the hope that this action may be included in those referred to in the hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him):

“Whoever relieves a believer of some of the distress of this world, Allaah will relieve him of some of the distress of the Day of Judgement… Allaah will help His slave so long as the slave is helping his brother.” (Saheeh Muslim) I ask Allaah to give my brothers and me the strength to do good deeds and to avoid evil, and to save us on the Day of Regrets, for He is the Best of those who are asked, and He is Able to do all things. Continue reading

Life In Al-Barzakh – From Death Till Resurrection

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Dr. Muhammad Al-Jibaly
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 118 | Size: 1 MB

The Inevitable Journey, We inevitably go through the journey starting in this life and extending into the grave, before our final abode in the hereafter. In the process, we pass through stages of sickness, death, and the intermediate life in the grave (al-Barzakh). These are the subjects that “The Inevitable Journey” discusses over a sequence of tides:

1. Sickness, Regulations & Exhortations
2. The Final Bequest, Islamic Inheritance and Will
3. Funerals, Regulations & Exhortations
4. Life in al-Barzakh
5. Dreamer’s Handbook
6. The Moment of Death
7. The Soul’s Trip to the Heavens
8. The Final Test
9. The Righteous and the Sinful in al-Barzakh
10. Saviors from the Grave’s Punishment
11. Communications with al-Barzakh
12. Things That Benefit the Dead

This book is the fourth in the series. It deals with many important matters that have always perplexed the human minds, but that, as is shown in this book, have been clearly explained in the authentic Texts from Allah’s Book and His Messenger’s Sunnah. Among the subjects covered are the following: The Moment of Death, The Soul’s Trip to the Heavens, The Final Test, The Righteous and the Sinful in al-Barzakh, Saviors from the Grave’s Punishment, Communications with al-Barzakh and Things That Benefit the Dead. Continue reading

Athan Times For Worldwide Prayers For Mobile Phone

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This is a program reminds us about times of prayers by listening to the athan automatically five times a day. It contains times of all world’s countries. It supports Mobile Phone (Cell Phones, Windows Mobile, Pocket Pc, Symbian OS, Blackberry). It is developed by SearchTruth website. More than 5 Million Downloads all over the world. Continue reading

The Islamic Will And Testament

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Dr. Muhammad Al-Jibaly
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 146 | Size: 1.5 MB

Writing a will is a religious obligation on every capable Muslim. It protects against many problems and conflicts that could arise after a person’s death. This obligation is more emphasized in the West: Failing to write a well-founded will may result in the distribution of one’s estate in discord with the Islamic law, and may lead to losses for some of the rightful inheritors. Because of this, we have compiled:

1) Useful authentic information on writing wills,
2) Practical ready-to-fill will-forms, and
3) A brief overview of the Islamic law of inheritane.

Our hope is that, by this, we are presenting to the Muslims in the West a much needed service, for which we seek Allah’s accetance and forgiveness. Continue reading

Taqwa: The Provision Of Believers

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Ibn Rajab, Ibn Qayyim & al-Ghazali
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 49 | Size: 1.5 MB

According to the earliest sources, compiled from the works of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya and Abu Hamid al-Ghazali. Taqwa is an abundant treasure, a precious trait, an honourable substance, a great success. Those who have Taqwa are the friends of Allah. Allah has promised them success at the time of death and and deliverance from Hell on the Day of Judgment. Continue reading

Abandoning The Qur’aan

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Mohammad Elshinawy

Allaah the Most High says:

“And the Messenger said O My Lord my people have abandoned – acting or listening – to the Qur’aan.” [al-Furqaan: 30]

So Allaah informs us about His Messenger and Prophet Muhammad, that he said: {My Lord my people have abandoned – acting or listening – to the Qur’aan.} and that is because the idol-worshippers did not pay attention nor listen to the Qur’aan, as Allaah says: {The ones who disbelieved said do not listen to this Qur’aan but make noise so that you may overcome it.}

Thus when the Qur’aan was being read to them they would make noise and futile speech so that they would not hear the Qur’aan. However, this is from the ways of abandoning the Qur’aan. Likewise not having faith and trust in it is also from the ways of abandoning the Qur’aan. Not pondering over it, nor trying to understand it, not acting by it, not obeying its orders and refraining from what it forbids, turning to something other than it – whether poetry, opinions or music, amusement, or other forms of speech and taking a path that is derived from other than the Qur’aan are all from the ways of abandoning the Qur’aan. Continue reading

Supplication And Its Manners Times Conditions Mistakes

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Abdul Aziz Bin Mohammed Al-Dowaish
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 34 | Size: 1 MB

What are the Conditions of Du’aa? Merits of Supplications? Manners of Making Du’aa? Mistakes in Du’aa? Why invocations not Answered? This series answer those questions and other topics. Continue reading

The Qur’an And You

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Tariq Mehanna
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 65 | Size: 1 MB

By Tariq Mehanna, Written in Plymouth Correctional Facility Isolation Unit – Cell #108

Tariq Mehanna is a 27 year old American-born Muslim Egyptian. Highly educated, he holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He is a devout, tolerant Muslim who is not only respected in the local Islamic and interfaith communities, but who also gives back to his community by fulfilling the roles of brother, educator, mentor, scholar, and friend. Tariq is described by those who know him well as humble, reserved, warm, peaceful, charismatic, knowledgeable, and dedicated.

For several years Tariq has been a victim of FBI surveillance and harassment. When Tariq refused to backstab the Muslim community and be an informant for the FBI, they continually threatened him before taking an opportunity to arrest him in 2008. While Tariq was out on bail, FBI agents raided his home with an arrest warrant on October 21st, 2009.

Tariq was arrested again despite the lack of any new evidence since the prior apprehension. He is currently being held in solitary confinement, facing accusations of aiding and abetting terrorism. All of these FALSE charges have been fabricated by paid FBI informants. We ask you to join us to support our brother until he is released and home with his loving family. Continue reading