Al-Khutoot Al-‘Areedah: An Exposition and Refutation of the Sources upon which the Shi’ite Religion is Based

Muhibbudeen Al-Khateeb
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 68 | Size: 1 MB

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

All praise is due to the Almighty God, Allaah. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness.

And we seek refuge in Allaah from the evils of our own selves and from our wicked deeds. Whosoever Allaah has guided, there is none to misguide him. And whosoever Allaah has misguided, none can guide him.

And I bear witness that there is no other god except Allaah, alone, without partner or associate. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger. May Allaah the Exalted bestow His peace and blessings onto Prophet Muhammad, upon his good and pure family as well as upon all of the noble Companions and upon those who followed them in righteousness until the Day of Judgement.

It is intended through this translation of Al-Khutoot Al-‘Areedah to present to readers of English, both Muslims and non-Muslims accurate information about the faith and tenets of the Shi’ite sect known as the Twelve Imamers or Ja’faris.

It is essential for the Sunni Muslim to know the fact of the Shi’ite deviation from the straight path of Islaam taught by the Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alayhi wa salam) and his noble Companions (r.a.a.). Al-Khutoot Al-‘Areedah clearly and briefly presents the actual teachings of the Shi’ites in general, and the Twelve Imamers in particular. The reader will derive from the text an unequivocal understanding of the Shi’ite sect and will distance himself from them and their beliefs. He will realise that there can be neither reconciliation nor reunification of the Sunnis and the schismatic Shi’ites until and unless the latter renounce their perverse tenets. They must return to the pure unadulterated teachings of Islaam held and maintained by Ahlus- Sunnah wal-Jama’ah (the Sunnis).

Unfortunately, it is a common view in the West that the Irani Shi’ites and their so-called “Islaamic” revolution with all its attendant turmoil, injustice and barbarism, are representatives of Islaam. It is hoped that the non-Muslim reader of this work will come to perceive the abyss which separates the Shi’ites from the Muslim majority, and that he will no longer condemn all Muslims for the activities of one deviant sect. Continue reading

The Decisive Criterion Between The Friends Of Allah And The Friends Of Shaytan

Shaykhul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728H)
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 415 | Size: 23 MB

Indeed the enmity between man and Shaytan is old, commencing from the time that Adam (alayhi as-salam) was created – from the time that he was ordered to prostrate to him. Shaytan refused, became arrogant and hence disobeyed His Lord. His arrogance and pride led him to commit a whole host of sins, it made him expend every effort in misleading the children of Adam and made him beautify and embellish sins such that they accepted them and eagerly committed them. Due to this, Allah, the Exalted, revealed the books, sent the messengers and enjoined his servants to various injunctions and admonitions in order to secure them from the evil of Shaytan. In the light of his advice, profound injunctions and severe warnings, mankind became separated into two groups: a group who were guided and a group who deserved to be misguided. The group who were guided are the inhabitants of Paradise and the group who were misguided are the denizens of the Fire. The inhabitants of Paradise are the Awliya of the Most Merciful and the denizens of the Fire are the awliya of Shaytan.

Whoever takes Shaytan as an ally instead of Allah has certainly sustained a clear loss. [An-Nisa] (4): 119]

Presented to the reader is the book [al-Furqan bayna Awliya ar-Rahman wa awliya ash-Shaytan] at a time in which Shaytan has overcome the majority of mankind and knowledge of the differences between the Awliya] of the Most Merciful and the awliya of Shaytan is seldom found.’ In it, the author explained, in detail, the most important differences between the two categories of awliya, tackling the subject from various different angles and thoroughly refuting those who have gone astray in this matter. he discussed the issue of miracles and furnished the principles he laid out with examples of miracles performed by both groups of the awliya. Furthermore, he clarified some of the most important aspects of the muslim belief, in all of this depending entirely upon the book, Sunnah and understanding of the Salaf, may Allah have mercy upon him and reward him well.

Shaykhu’l Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728H) was a leading Muslim scholar in the history of Islam and a Mujtahid in his own right. His breath of learning and depth of understanding was accepted by all of his peers and many of his biographers stated that he clearly suppressed the vast majority, if not all of the scholars of his time. He was a prolific writer and skilled orator. He was deeply religious and unwavering in his adherence to Islam and the Sunnah and repudiating all those that opposed it. Continue reading

Your Money Matters The Islamic Approach To Business Money And Work

Mohammad Rahman, Ph.D.
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 280 | Size: 20 MB

The issue of religion in business and personal financial matters may seem incongruous in the context of the twenty-first century. However, Islam as a religion has always paid attention to material issues. By its very definition of ‘submission’, Islam imbues every aspect of a Muslirn’s life, and that includes money management. Today, personal and business financial issues affect nearly every onc of the billion or so Muslims across the globe in one way or another. Not surprisingly, the twenty-first century has already witnessed the phenomenal rise of Islamic finance to a multi-billion dollar industry.

This book highlights many issues in Islam that will, God willing, prove to be important and relevant to Muslims when they engage in tasks related to personal finances, business administration, investment, and work. Readers will find an overview of relevant excerpts from the Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah. Non-Muslims as well can gain valuable insights from this book that should prove useful in today’s multi-cultural business landscapes.

About the author
Mohammad Mahboob Rahman has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. Continue reading

Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum – The Sealed Nectar (Biography Of The Noble Prophet) – Coloured Edition

Saifur Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 656 | Size: 72 MB

Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum – The Sealed Nectar (Biography Of The Noble Prophet) – Coloured Edition

A complete authoritative book on the life of Prophet Muhammad (S) by Sheikh Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarkpuri. It was honored by the World Muslim League as first prize winner book. Whoever wants to know the whole life style of the Prophet in detail must read this book.

Muhammad (S) is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him, are severe against the disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking bounty from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (fore heads) from the traces of prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurah (Torah). But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, and becomes thick and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers, that He may enrage the disbelievers with them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous good deeds, forgiveness and a mighty reward (Paradise). (Al-Fath: 29)

The Prophet Muhammad (S) said: “The example of guidance and knowledge with which Allah has sent me is like abundant rain falling on the earth. Some of which was fertile soil that absorbed rain-water and brought forth vegetation and grass in abundance. (And) another portion of it was hard and held the rain-water and Allah benefited the people with it and they utilized it for drinking (making their animals drink from it) and to irrigate the land for cultivation. (And) a portion of it was barren which could neither hold the water nor bring forth vegetation (then that land gave no benefits). The first is the example of the person who comprehends Allah’s Religion (Islam) and gets benefit (from the knowledge) which Allah (Azawajal) has revealed through me (the Prophet) and learns and then teaches it to others. The (last example is that of a) person who does not care for it and does not take Allah’s Guidance revealed through me (he is like that barren land).” (Al-Mukarramah)

The heart of every Muslim is filled with love for the last Prophet Muhammad (S) and this love of the messenger of Allah is an asset for him. Love and respect of a person depends on the benefits we get from him, As the Prophet , is the greatest benefactor of humanity, every Muslim has deepest love for him, Every deed of his life is to be followed by every individual of the Muslim Ummah. Highest love for the Prophet (S) is made a test of our Faith. Allah the All-Mighty has described and explained the status of Muhammad (S) in the Qur’an: “Say (O Muhammad (S) to mankind): If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic monotheism, follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you…” (3:31) Continue reading

Al-Lulu Wal Marjan – Pearls And Corals (2 Volume Set)

By: Fu’wad Abdul Baqi
Translator: Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan
Language: English | Format: PDF | Volumes: 2 | Pages: 1010 | Size: 53 MB

A collection of agreed upon Ahadith from Al-Bukhari and Muslim, which have been titled as diamonds and pearls due to the value and authenticity of the ahadith. A master piece book translated into very simple English language for every kind of reader. Continue reading

Gardens Of Purification By Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah

Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 339 | Size: 24 MB

Gardens of Purification by Shaykhul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728H)

Paths to Asceticism, Purifying the Self, Conditioning the Heart, Symptoms and Remedies Beauty of Patience, Pardoning and Avoidance

Allāh the Most High Said: “And hasten to the forgiveness of your Lord and a Paradise as wide as the Heavens and the Earth prepared for those who fear Allāh” [Aali ‘Imrān: 133] Citing his teacher Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Al-Qayyim said that, ‘zuhd is to leave something that has no benefit for one’s Hereafter. And wara’ is to leave something for fear of harming one’s Hereafter.”

Zuhd reflects a lack of want and desire for something, and wara’ is to abstain from something and guard against potential hazards. Yet both these qualities are nuanced and the correct course to take in assuming asceticism and piety is to abstain from unlawful acts and desires, while being moderate in all forms of worship. It is primarily knowing that adherence to the Sunnah preserves its followers from the blameworthy desirous self and the evil it harvests.

Indeed those who follow paths of religious innovation cannot escape falling into the traps of sins and being shackled by its chains because it is a consequence of following desires. It is for this reason, innovators are called people of desires; and while the path of the Sunnah is paved with knowledge, justice and guidance – the path of innovation is paved with ignorance, oppression, and pursuit of speculation and whatever the desirous self is apt to want.

This English translation of ‘Al-Zuhd wal Wara’ wal Ibādah’ is from the shorter works penned by Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah. Within it, he signposts profound points on self-purification in thorough detail, presenting a refreshing outline the reader can easily appreciate and administer in his his/her daily life.

The author, Taqī Al-Dīn Abū’l-`Abbās Aḥmad ibn `Abdu’l-Salām ibn Taymiyyah al-Ḥarrānī (d. 728h) was a leading Ḥanbali scholar and a Mujtahid in his own right. His breadth of learning and depth of understanding was accepted by all of his peers and many of his biographers stated that he clearly surpassed the vast majority, if not all of the scholars of his time. He was a prolific writer and skilled orator. He was deeply religious and unwavering in his adherence to Islām and the Sunnah and repudiating all that opposed it. Continue reading

44 Ways To Manhood

Taymullah Abdur-Rahman
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 130 | Size: 9 MB

What does it mean to be a man in Islam? How does one truly attain manhood? What is the Muslim man’s personality as per the Islamic guidelines? In this informative and enlightening book, based on the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah, Taymullah Abdur-Rahman presents 44 principles that Muslim men need to implement in their lives. This book will be a useful resource for Muslim men of all ages, as well as in study circles and family discussions.

What does it mean for a Muslim man to have a personality that is in accordance with the Islamic guidelines? In this informative and enlightening book, based on the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah, Taymullah Abdur-Rahman presents 44 principles that Muslim men need to implement in their lives. This book will be a useful resource for Muslim men of all ages, as well as in study circles and family discussions. Continue reading

A Guide To Male-Female Interaction In Islam

Dr. Hatem Al-Haj
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 160 | Size: 9 MB

In ‘A Guide to Male-Female Interaction in Islam’, Dr. Hatem Al-Haj tackles some of the most often asked questions about free mixing and intermingling between men and women in Islam, including: are Muslim men allowed to interact with female students, and vice versa, in a virtual classroom? Can a Muslim woman pursue a professional career that necessitates her interaction with men? Is it appropriate for a woman to serve her husband’s guests? Do mixed wedding ceremonies comply with the Sharia? Read this bilingual book to find the answers and more!

Interaction between unrelated members of the opposite sex is inevitable at times. Yet, questions about whether or not it is permissible, and if so, to what extent, need to be asked. Are Muslim men allowed to interact with female students in a virtual classroom, and vice versa? Can Muslim women pursue a professional career which necessitates their interaction with men? Is it appropriate for a woman to serve her husband’s guests? Do segregated wedding ceremonies comply with the Sharia? At times like these, one searches for a text that addresses these contemporary issues, based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah. Dr. Hatem al-Haj has taken a broad view of the subject, keeping in mind the opinions of both categories of scholars: the ones who have taken a stricter stance and the ones who are more flexible in their interpretation. This is a comprehensive and well-researched work, filled with practical advice, from which students and professionals, both male and female will benefit immensely.

الاختلاط مع أفرادٍ من الجنس الآخر من غير الأقارب هو أمر لا مفرّ منه في بعض الأحيان ولكن لا بدّ لنا من التساؤل: هل هذا الاختلاط مسموح ؟ وإذا كان مسموحاً به فإلى أي درجة؟ لا يمكن أن يكون لا بد منه وممنوعًا في آن. أرى أن نقول: “ولكن لا بد من التساؤل عن الأحوال التي يكون فيها جائزًا وتلك التي يكون فيها ممنوعًا، ومتى كان جائزًا، فإلى أي حد، وما هي الآداب التي ينبغي أن تراعى؟” هل يسمح للطلاب الذكور التواصل مع الطالبات في قاعات الدرس الافتراضية؟ هل يجوز للنساء أن يعملن في مهنةٍ تقتضي اختلاطهن بالرجال؟ هل من الملائم للمرأة أن تقوم على خدمة ضيوف زوجها من الرجال؟ هل تتوافق حفلات الأعراس المختلطة مع الشريعة الإسلامية؟ للإجابة عن هذه الأسئلة وغيرها فإننا نحتاج في زماننا هذا إلى نصٍ يعالج هذه الأمور المعاصرة بالاعتماد على القرآن والسنة. وهنا يأتي دور كتاب (الاختلاط بين الجنسين) للدكتور حاتم الحاج والذي ينظرفيه نظر واسعة إلى هذا الموضوع، آخذاً بعين الاعتبار آراءَ الفريقين من العلماء: المغلبين لجانب الحظر والمغلبين لجانب الإباحة. وهذا الكتاب هوثمرة الكثير من الأبحاث المتعمقة والشاملة، وهو مليء بالنصائح العملية التي تفيد كلاً من الطلاب والدارسين، الذكور والإناث على حد سواء. Continue reading

The Heavenly Dispute By Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali

Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali (D. 795H)
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 164 | Size: 10 MB

This is another classical work of Imam Al-Hafidh Ibn Rajab in the English language. It is an important commentary on the noble hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) that was recorded in the collection of Sunan Tirmidhi relating the dispute among the chief Angels of the Highest Heaven. The dispute arose about deeds that expiate sin and raise a person’s rank in the Hereafter.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said of this hadith, “Indeed, it is the truth, so study and learn it.” Therefore it is necessary for every Muslim to take extra keen interest in learning its lessons, understanding its values and applying its highly prized recommendations.

The esteemed author beautifully explains the hadith in details and highlights the importance of enacting righteous deeds by which Allah wipes out with them, sins and wrongdoings, while elevating a person to higher degrees on the Day of Judgment. The hadith also comprises great supplications that the Prophet (saw) was given in the lofty encounter with his Lord; all of which occurred when he all of a sudden felt drowsy until asleep overtook him during the night prayer.

He additionally discuses concepts of dreams and miracles, the excellence of ablution and performing it well, performing prayer in congregation, the night prayer, walking to the Masjid, feeding the poor and one’s neighbours, right etiquette in speaking, having humility and contentment, enjoining the love of Allah and increasing it for purpose of drawing closer to Him.

This work motivates people to go beyond fulfilling their roles as Muslims by not taking seemingly smaller actions for granted. The spiritual dimension to these actions will add to the aspirations in our increased servitude to Allah. Every Muslim is therefore, in need of this precious advice that aims to leave a lasting positive impact on all those who come to embrace its contents. Continue reading

The Jinn, Magic And The Evil-Eye

Dr. Abdullah al-Tayyar & Shaykh Sami al-Mubarak
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 286 | Size: 5 MB

The Jinn, Magic and the Evil-eye Dr. Abdullah al-Tayyar & Shaykh Sami al-Mubarak Introduction by Shaykh Abdul Aziz ibn Abdullah ibn Baz From haunted houses and levitating objects to demons invading and taking over human bodies.

There are abundant movies available in the Western world which focus on this phenomena.

Indeed, it is from human nature to be intrigued by the unknown and unseen. But what does Islam say concerning this mysterious world? It is actually part of a Muslim’s religion to believe in the unseen, to believe in the world of the Jinn, and to believe in magic. Most of us are unaware of the reality of the Jinn who live alongside us and interact with us in more ways than we can imagine. What is the correct Islamic viewpoint on the Jinn and the affairs connected to them? Can magic really affect us? Do Jinns have the ability to possess and harm us? Can we go to fortune-tellers? What is the evil-eye? And most importantly of all, how do we protect and cure ourselves from Jinn possession, magic and the evil-eye? Find out the answers to all these questions as the authors provide an unprecedented, detailed account of this topic. Continue reading