Are You A Loser?

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Sheikh Zahir Mahmood

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

وَٱلۡعَصۡرِ * إِنَّ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ لَفِى خُسۡرٍ * إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ وَتَوَاصَوۡاْ بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوۡاْ بِٱلصَّبۡرِ

“By Time, Indeed, mankind is in loss, Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.” [Qur’an Surat Al’Asr]

This erudite scholar was born in England and has gained licenses to teach (ijaazas) in many Islamic sciences including Qur’an, Jurisprudence (Fiqh) and Traditions (Hadith) of The Prophet (SAW) from various Shyukh.

Following the completion of his secular studies at the age of 16, he enrolled at Dar al-Uloom al-Arabiyya al-Islamiyya, Bury (a satellite college to al- Azhar University), where he initiated his studies of the Alimiya course. Thereafter, he studied 3 years in the presitigious seat of learning al-Jamia al- Islamiyya Karachi, Pakistan. Continue reading

12 Dua Immortalized in the Qur’an

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Muhammad al-Shareef

This khutbah is especially appealing since not very many people are familiar with the supplications of Prophets other than those of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The sheikh explores the supplications of other Prophets and the circumstances they were in when they said each one. This gives the listener an in-depth understanding of the nature of each supplication and how it can be related to our own circumstances. By this, we can utilize the words of the Qur’an and the speech of the Prophets. Continue reading

A Guide for the New Muslim (12 CDs)

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Al-Basheer is proud to introduce a new CD collection from renowned author and Sheikh, Br. Jamaal Zarabozo. The new collection is called A Guide for New Muslims and is one of his best introductions to Islam yet. The collection is also of benefit to those who are looking to revert to Islam, as well as those who are looking for valuable Dawah materials. Br. Jamaal Zarabozo offers his insight and practical guidance to those entering Islam, and answers many frequently asked questions from those new to the religion. These highly recommended CDs will be a good reference material and source of education for you, your family, friends and Dawah practice for time to come and a good addition to your CD/lecture library.

Overview of the series:

CD 1- The Purpose and Goals of the Series
CD 2- The Basic sources of Islam: Quran, Sunnah & Hadith
CD 3- The Universality of Islam and Its Timelessness
CD 4- Testimony of Faith; Islamic Law and Fiqh
CD 5- Special Rewards for the Convert / Issue of Faith and Marriage from Pre-Muslim Days
CD 6- Islamic Creed and The Article of Faith
CD 7- The Ritual Acts & The Five Pillars of Islam
CD 8- The Character, Morals & Relations of The Muslim
CD 9- A Muslims Social Interaction Towards a Spouse
CD 10-A Muslims Social Behavior with Neighbors and Non-Muslims
CD 11-The Social Behavior with the Society as a Muslim
CD 12-Motivating and Increasing Ones Faith

About the Speaker:

SH. Jamaal Zarabozo is a well known Scholar and long time convert to Islam. He is internationally renowned as aspeaker and author of a number of books, including the three-volume Commentary on the Forty Hadith of al-Nawawi, How to Approach and Understand the Quran, Purification of the Soul and others. His other available lecture series include the 28-lecture series A Study of Surah al-Faatihah and 7-Audio Cds of Al-Hasad ( Envy ). Continue reading

Umar Ibn Al-Khattab | His Life And Times

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Ali Muhammad Sallaabee
Language: English | Format: PDF | Volumes: 2 | Pages: 975 | Size: 25 MB

The second caliph of Islam, ‘Umar ibn al-Khattâb faced more struggles than any other Muslim leader in the early onset of Islam. His life began in a time of ignorance and ended during the Golden Age of Islam. Under his leadership, the Muslim world was witnessing some of its most notable conquests in the history of Islam. The strength and resilience of Islam’s leaders were being tested, and ‘Umar ibn al-Khattâb’s true commitment to Allah shone to reveal an Islamic spirit unlike that found in any other Muslim leader. The standards by which he lived can teach us a lot about determination, hardship, and success.

This book was translated into English by Nasiruddin al-Khattab. From the Translator:

For those who would be leaders, this book offers the model of an ideal Muslim leader, one who felt responsible before Allah for the well being of all those under his rule, including his troops, women, infants, non-Muslim subjects and even animals. ‘Umar was a ‘hands on’ leader who kept himself informed and consulted scholars and experts before every major decision.

For the rest of us, this book offers a window into an exciting and important period of Islamic history, and it also reminds of an important lesson, that our strength comes not from wealth or money or status, but from our submission to Allah and our commitment to the path of Islam. Continue reading

Awaking From The Sleep Of Heedlessness

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Imam ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 63 | Size: 2 MB

There are those who submit to Allah’s order and achieve success. Others are wasteful of time and thereby loss and regret. Whoever lives his life in accordance with Allah’s commands, will be rewarded handsomely with multiplied profits beyond imagination. The corrupt one who acts contrarily to Divine Pleasure will be destroyed.

This fourth masterpiece in the series expounds on the five stages of life: the first stage of encouraging and disciplining; the second stage of youthfulness, protecting the self and struggling against desires; the third of maturity; the fourth stage of old age; the fifth stage of decrepitude. The onset of these periods may vary slightly from person to person. Nonetheless these five stages are true. This is truly a work of genius. Continue reading

Inner Dimensions Of The Prayer

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Imam ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 97 | Size: 3 MB

Today’s pace of life has created an imbalance in many people’s priorities, especially in diminishing spiritual fulfilment. Seldom do we find contentment or a sense of purpose in our daily routine; Masjid’s are running on the hollowness of its congregations, homes have become dry of personal uplift – thisv is due to a distinct lack of understanding of what our prayer means and what it demands of us.

Prayer is a fundamental act of worship every Muslim strives to prefect, and it is the first thing about which Allah will question mankind on the Day of Judgment. It is the domain of tranquillity for the devote and the coolness of their eyes. It is the garden of the worshipers, and the test of the sincere ones. It is truly a divine Mercy that Allah has gifted His believing servants with, honoured and dignified them to seek His nearness through it.

Imam Ibn Qayyim’s ‘Asrar al-Salah’ is from among powerfully inspiring works that take the reader through a vivid journey of the stages of prayer and their profound spiritual significance – combined with the physical actions that symbolise submission, surrender and humility to Allah. The author identifies impediments to achieving khushu’ in prayer, and beautifully explains some profound benefits and wisdom behind actions performed therein and the words proscribed. He also adds a concise note on the psychological effect of listening to the magnificence of the Qur’an and strikes a comparison with music and its depravity and decadence.

The rich literary style used by Ibn Qayyim itself is a delight to behold – and the translator has successfully maintained some of that imagery in the translation. This work will provide the reader with a unique insight into the prayer and its inner dimensions. It will be a truly uplifting experience that will reflect in the refreshing new light we see our prayer. Lackluster attitudes will be eliminated, especially of those who see prayer as a mere ritual of releasing themselves from its obligation, and will enliven us to become more careful and attentive within it. Continue reading

Disturber Of The Hearts

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Imam ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 105 | Size: 3 MB

The discerning scholar is adept at diagnosing the various spiritual illnesses resulting from sins, and treating the malaise in the heart. If he finds a person failing into despair, he tries to ignite the spark of hope in the heart. if, on the other hand, he see that one in a reckless and fearless state, he works to in still the fear of Allah in his heart. Thus, the scholar treats sickness by using its opposite as a cure. Ibn al-Jawzi, has collected herein ominous narration, warnings against wrongdoing, and stories of forbidding and punishment that shake the hearts from their slumber. The self-assured one becomes anxious; the heart-hearted becomes soft; the dried tear ducts start to flow; slothful becomes motivated. Continue reading

Seeds Of Admonishment And Reform

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Imam ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 223 | Size: 7 MB

This is the fifth instalment in the book series, of the illustrious and inimitable scholar of the sixth century Hijri, Imam Ibn al-jawzi, and May Allah mercy upon him. The author penned this rare and deeply thought-provoking work with remarkable prose, accompanied with intense imagery designed to impart profound points of benefit harvested from the Quran and Sunnah. His lessons are uniquely arranged and gleam with exquisite expressions- deigned to council the intellect to reflect, and heart to reform.

Being a timely translation, its message reflects the challenge of the human condition that continues to divert mankind with the blinding effect of this transient and material world – and bring back the real focus on mankind’s purpose and responsibility on earth.

In Fadail al-Dhikr, Ibn Jawzi wrote that one of the Salaf said

O son of Adam! You need your share in this life, but need your share in the Hereafter even more. If you (only) took care of your share in this life, then you will lose your share in the Hereafter and are soon bound to lose your share in this life too. However if you took care of your share in the Hereafter, you will also win your full share in this life with ease. Continue reading

Advice On Establishing An Islamic Home

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Sheikh Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 153 | Size: 5 MB

An excellent book discussing the foundation of an Islamic household. The author addresses issues that are relevant to the majority of the Muslims, such as the importance of choosing a righteous spouse, disciplining your wife and children, making your home a place for the remembrance of Allah, spreading kindness in the home, teaching good manners, discussing some of the evils present in the home, learning the Islamic rulings with regard to the houses, creating an atmosphere of faith in the home, resisting bad manners in the home, choosing a good location and design of home, how to discipline the children which may by more effective than physical punishment and the books that we should read and much more.

Putting things right in the home is a great trust and huge responsibility which evey Muslim man and woman should undertake as Allah commands; they should run the affairs of their homes in accordance with the rules set out by Allah. One of the ways of achieving this is by ridding the ome of evil things, The author highlights some evil things that actually happen in some homes and that have become tools of destruction for the nests in which the future generations of the Muslim ummah are being raised. Continue reading

WHY I STOPPED MUSIC | SHORT FILM

WHY I STOPPED MUSIC | SHORT FILM | #RunFromFire

One of the biggest issues facing Muslim youth today is the obsession with music, parties and dance clubs. This lifestyle undoubtedly distracts us from our purpose in life and keeps us away from the truth. This is the story of Aiman and Nour who turned around their lives completely and are now active practicing Muslims. Continue reading

Introduction to The Principles of Tafsir By Ibn Taymiyyah

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Ibn Taymiyyah / Shaykh Salih Al-Uthaymin
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 207 | Size: 5 MB

The Quran is the greatest miracle for mankind, yet how many of us truly understand its beautiful message and the sciences that surround it?

This book is one of the many written on this topic. In it, the renowned author Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah outlines the principles employed by the scholars in understanding the verses of the Qur’an.

What makes this book unique is the fact that it is combined with Shaykh Ibn Uthayman’s detailed explanation of the original text.

So, the reader benefits from both the original work and the detailed explanation of the work, all in an easy to follow, smooth, accessible format. Continue reading

Concise Presentation of the Fiqh of the Sunnah & The Noble Book

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Dr. ‘Abdul-Azeem Badawi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 704 | Size: 49.5 MB

Concise Presentation of the Fiqh of the Sunnah and The Noble Book

This valuable introductory compilation of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) issues takes the reader by the hand and shows him/her clearly what to do. As the author restricts the discussion to what is most directly derived from the Qur’an and the Sunnah and, therefore, above dispute, this book is valuable both as a work of fiqh and as a collection of sound hadiths.

Although there are a number of introductory compilations of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) issues available, this particular work is unique in several ways. First, the author has restricted his bases for fiqh to the Qur’an and the authentic Hadith of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). Dr. Abdul-Azeem Badawi has avoided using any of the weak or rejected hadiths that are so often included in other books of fiqh. The author has also restricted his discussion to what is most directly derived from the Qur’an and the Sunnah and, therefore, above dispute. This book is thus valuable both as a work of fiqh and as a collection of sound hadiths. The topics which are dealt with include purity, prayer, fasting, zakah, pilgrimage, marriage, business transactions, permissible and impermissible foods, inheritance, criminal offenses, and jihad — covering all the major fiqh issues in a Muslim’s life. Jamal al-Din M. Zarabozo has translated this important work into English for the benefit of English-speaking Muslims and students of Islam. Continue reading

The Qur’an Project App for Phones and Tablets – iphone – Android

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The Qur’an Project App for Phones and Tablets – iphone – Android

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English Translation of the Qur’an | Arabic | Commentary | Scientific Truths in the Qur’an | Basic Guide to Prayer | Appendices from the Qur’an Project and much more. Available on App store and Google play! Continue reading

If My Lord Asks Me – A Poem which made Imam Ahmad

Imam Ahmad (ra)

A man once came to Imām Ahlus-Sunnah, Ahmad bin Hanbal and asked him, “O Imām, what is your opinion on poetry?”

He replied, “Which poetry is this?” to which the man responded by reciting the following couplets:

إذا ما قال لي ربي اما استحييت تعصيني
If my Lord asks me, “Have you shyness in disobeying me?

وتخفي الذنب عن خلقي وبالعصيان تأتيني
You conceal your sins from my creation – and with sins you come to me.”

Imām Ahmad took these lines and repeated them over and over again, and wept profusely to such an extent that one his students said that he almost perished due to him crying so much.

“If my Lord asks me…”

إذا ما قال لي ربي اما استحييت تعصيني

If my Lord asks me, “Have you shyness in disobeying me?

وتخفي الذنب عن خلقي وبالعصيان تأتيني

You conceal your sins from my creation – and with sins you come to me.”

فكيف أجيبُ يا ويحي ومن ذا سوف يحميني؟

So how will I answer? O woe to me – and who shall protect me?

أسُلي النفس بالآمالِ من حينٍ الى حيني

I keep averting my soul with thoughts of hope – from time to time.

وأنسى ما وراءُ الموت ماذا بعد تكفيني

And I forget what is to come after death – and what is to come after I am shrouded.

كأني قد ضّمنتُ العيش ليس الموت يأتيني

As if I am guaranteed life (eternally) – and that death will not come to me.

وجائت سكرة الموتُ الشديدة من سيحميني

And when the severe stupor of death overtakes me – who will protect me?

نظرتُ الى الوُجوهِ أليـس منُهم من سيفدينـــي

I looked at the faces; is there not from amongst them who will ransom me?

سأسأل ما الذي قدمت في دنياي ينجيني

I will be asked regarding what I have prepared in my life to save me (on the Day of Judgement).

فكيف إجابتي من بعد ما فرطت في ديني

Then how will I answer – after I have neglected my religion.

ويا ويحي ألــــم أسمع كلام الله يدعوني

Woe to me! Did I not hear the Speech of Allāh inviting me?

ألــــم أسمع لما قد جاء في قاف ويسِ

Did I not hear what came in (the chapters of) Qāf and Yā-Sīn?

ألـــم أسمع بيوم الحشر يوم الجمع و الديني

Did I not hear about the Day of Gathering, the Day of Assemble and the Day of Judgement?

ألـــم أسمع مُنادي الموت يدعوني يناديني

Did I not hear the crier of death inviting me, calling me?

فيا ربــــاه عبدُ تــائبُ من ذا سيؤويني

So O my Lord, a slave (turning to you) I have repented – so who then shall shelter me?

سوى رب غفور واسعُ للحقِ يهديني

Except a Lord extensive in forgiveness – to the truth He will guide me.

أتيتُ إليكَ فارحمني وثقــّـل في موازيني

I have come to you (in repentance) – so have mercy on me, and make heavy my scales (with good deeds).

وخفَفَ في جزائي أنتَ أرجـى من يجازيني

And lighten my account – You are the best of who will bring me to account. Continue reading

Thulaathiyyaat from Musnad Imam Ahamd bin Hanbal

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Musnad Imam Ahamd bin Hanbal
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 413 | Size: 94 MB

Amongst the countless blessings which Almighty Allah has bestowed upon the Muslims is that He has preserved their religion for them and provided the appropriate means for Islam to be safeguarded and preserved, in that He has raised erudite scholars through whom the Sunnah of the Noble Prophet, Muhammad ibn Abdullaah (S), the seal of the prophets, has been preserved. Thus the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet (S) provide evidence against mankind. One of the scholars through whom Allah preserved the Sunnah was Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Rahimahullah), and one of the books that he wrote to preserve the Sunnah is al-Musnad, which is one of the major collections of the noble Sunnah.

Muslim scholars, particularly hadeeth scholars, were keen on ahaadeeth with few narrators between the hadeeth reporter and the Prophet (S). In fact, Imaam Ahmad reported more than three hundred “thulaathiyyaat”, ahaadeeth with only three narrators between him and the Prophet (S). These ahaadeeth were collected from al-Musnad by Shaikh Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Saalim as-Saffaareenee al-Hanbalee (Rahimahullah) in a separate book.

This example clearly points to the great care shown by hadeeth scholar to the Prophet’s Sunnah, as they were keen to compile the Sunnah with the soundest chains of narrators (isnaad) and convey it in the easiest manner possible, from leading scholars of hadeeth who were of extremely good character and who approached the reports with accuracy and deep knowledge, in compliance with to the Prophet’s instructions: “Convey [whatever you learn] from me. even if it is just one verse.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaaree) Continue reading

The Devil’s Deception [Talbis Iblis]

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Imam Ibn Al-Jawzi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 593 | Size: 9 MB

…Ibn Jawzi enumerates within it, many of the mechanisms and modus operandi used by the devil in deceiving and leading mankind away from the Straight Path. It is of particular value and importance because only by unearthing and accentuating some of the traps of the devil, can mankind avoid them as well as navigate others away from falling prey to his harm. Speaking about the devil and his plotting, the author wrote that, “he was only able to do so while creeping during the night of ignorance. Had the dawn of knowledge shone on him, he would have been exposed. Thus I decided to warn from his plots for identifying evil is a form of warning from it.” … Continue reading

The Legacy of the Prophet

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Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 247 | Size: 8 MB

The spiritual and wordly life of a Muslim is focused on Allah. Success in both entails knowing Allah, loving Him, trusting Him and worshipping Him alone. It requires the Muslim to learn his religion, discipline his soul and refine his conduct. The Muslim must have firm faith that everything that happens to him in this life is good for him, that his Lord would never decree anything that would be detrimental and, as such, he is required to be patient and steadfast in the face of adversity and grateful at times of ease.

In this treatise, the author, ibn Rajab sets out to explain the advice the Prophet (SAW) imparted to ibn Abbas (radiyAllahu’anhuma), ‘Safeguard Allah and He will safeguard you. Safeguard Allah and you will find Him in front of you. Know Allah in times of ease and He will know you in times of hardship. When you ask, ask Allah. When you seek aid, turn to Allah. The Pen has dried (after having written) all that will occur…’

It would not be an exaggeration to say that if a Muslim was to understand this hadith and follow it closely, he would be well on his way to fulfilling the goals highlighted above. It is for this reason that ibn al-Jawzi said, ‘I pondered this hadith and it struck me with awe; I was so astounded that I almost became light headed… The prevailing ignorance of this hadith and the lack of understanding thereof is truly distressing!’.

‘Abdu’l-Qadir al-Jilani said, ‘Every believer should make this hadith a mirror to his heart, his axiom, his shelter and his topic of conversation. He should act by it in all times of motion and stillness so that he can be saved in this world and in the Hereafter.’

Imam ibn Rajab al-Hanbali (d.795H) was a scholar praised extensively for his vast knowledge, ascetism and expertise in the Hanbali school of thought as well as in hadith and its related sciences. His writings, gatherings and sermons were full of blessings and he was loved by all. He has written numerous monographs explaining individual hadiths of which this one, a series of which is currently being published by Daar us-Sunnah Publishers.

The translator has added appendices which comprise further explanations to the hadith by Mulla Ali al-Qari, ibn ‘Allan, and ibn ‘Uthaymin. Continue reading

Guidance to The Uncertain in Reply to the Jews and the Nazarenes

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 Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 344 | Size: 7 MB

In his book Islam and the west Norman Daniel wrote: People seem to take it for granted that alien society is dangerous, if not hostile, and the spasmodic outbreaks of warfare between Islam and Christendom throughout history has been one manifestation of this. Apparently, under the pressure of their own sense of danger, Whether real or not, beliefs take shape in men’s minds. By misapprehension and misrepresentation, a notion of ideas and beliefs of one society can pass into the accepted myth of another society in a form so distorted that its relation to the original facts is sometimes barely discernible. Doctrines that are the expression of the spiritual outlook of an enemy are interpreted ungenerously and with prejudice and even the facts are modified to suit the interpretation. This process began among the Greeks whom the Arab armies conquered when they occupied Syria… St John of Dainascus, born fifty years after the Hijrah (precedented) The severe attitude of condemning whatever Muslims believe in. In this Byzantine polemic, the Anatrope, Niceta of Byzantium does not even try to understand the Qur’an before refuting it. It follows that the God of Muhammad is really a devil. Enemies of Islam, whatever their motives, will always exploit much the same facts, as recently did Salman Rushdies Satanic Verses. As they (Christians) resented the doctrines of Islam and saw them in the light of their own misconceptions, they inevitably deformed them. Anti-Islamic polemic inhibited any possible empathy with Muslims. The main attack on Islam was already determined in the thirteenth century. Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziah, a contemporary to the outcome of these polemics against Islam, the Age of Decline, did not restrict himself from delivering tit-for-tat replies, and sometimes he went overboard in some of his descriptions equally demeaning the Christians and the Jews. Continue reading

How to Approach and Understand The Quran

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Jamaal al din M. Zarabozo
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 301 | Size: 13 MB

In this work, the author has attempted to bridge the gap between Muslims and the Quran. The author writes about what the Quran is and what is a Muslim’s responsibility toward it. He also studies the effect that the Quran had upon the first generation of Muslims and attempts to answer why the Quran does not seem to have the same miraculous effect today.

The book discusses how many Muslims currently approach the Quran. Then it goes on to discuss the how the Quran should be approached and the main teachings of the Quran. The work also offers a lengthy discussion of the proper sources of tafseer or Quranic commentary.

One reviewer wrote of this work, “It will be useful reading for all Muslims, new converts and those who have been practicing for years. As I was reading, I found passages that built such a powerful crescendo of argumentation and commentary, that I was deeply touched.” Continue reading

The Book of Manners

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Fu’ad Ibn ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ash-Shulhoob
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 496 | Size: 15 MB

Among the many good deeds that the Prophet (S) guided us to and the evil that he (S) warned us about, are a set of manners that are comprehensive of worldly matters and religious matters, of worship and dealings – dealings with one’s family, children, acquaintances, and strangers. On this subject the writings of great scholars like Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah, Ibn Muflaih and As-Safaareenee have been summarized in this book.

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Hence, it is the duty of every Muslim to value this divine favor by adhering to it. This could not be accomplished without understanding all the aspects of the religion which should be based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah.

We try to present our publications based on authentic research material in accordance with the Qur’an and Sunnah, along with simplicity and freedom from every type of vague conception, weak authority, and false ideas. You will find the same spirit and tradition of good research, professional editing and excellent printing standard in this work.

The Book of Manners is by Shaikh Fu’aad Ibn Abdul-Azeez AshShulhoob. Shaikh is a well-known Islamic scholar and has compiled this book on Islamic Manners and Etiquette after his thorough study of the works of great scholars such as Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim, Ibn Muflaih, As-Safaareenee and others.

This collection relates to the important aspects of daily life so that the readers may benefit from it for their success in this life as well as in hereafter.

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The Essential Pearls & Gems of Ibn Taymiyyah

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Dr. Muhammad Al-‘Arifi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 546 | Size: 8 MB

In this book, Dr. Muhammad Ibn Abd ar-Rahman al-‘Arifi has selected material from the huge corpus of Ibn Taymiyyah’s work and made it accessible to the ordinary reader so that he may learn about the thought of this great scholar of Islam.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah is one of the greatest scholars and reformers in Islamic history, who emerged at time of great turmoil and confusion to call the Muslims to return to the path of the Quran and Sunnah, the path of the Prophet (S) and the early generations of this ummah (Salaf).

Ibn Taymiyyah wrote many books, often under the most difficult of circumstances, that describe the path of the salaf and discuss the arguments of Muslim philosophers and of the Baatini and Raafidi groups, pointing out the flaws therein. His thoughts and arguments are still relevant today, at a time that is in many ways similar to his own era. The ummah is in turmoil, faced with decline and confusion, seeking a way out and beginning to realize, after trying so many isms and ideologies, and after being exposed to Raafidi propaganda and corrupt ideas, that the only way to escape this situation is to go back to the path of the Salaf, the path of the Prophet (PBUH) and the Sahabah. Continue reading

The Myth of Muslim Barbarism and its Aims

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S.E. Al-Djazairi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 379 | Size: 8 MB

The cultural, scientific and economic acheivements of Islamic civilisation over the last 1400 years could be a great inspiration to humanity today. Unfortunately, for centuries, the impact of Islamic civilisation has been obscured and its appeal has been countered by the creation and repetition of the myth of the Barbaric Muslim. From the Pope’s imaginative justifications for the first crusade in 1095 down to the untouchable death squad roaming US occupied Iraq in 2007, the myth has been told and retold and it has convinced many of the great threat of Muslim fundamentalism, terrorism, extremism, fanaticism, irrationality, etc. As the threat gets magnified, ever more violent measures become justified as necessary to eliminate it – up to and including genocide itself. Wars and sanctions that have killed millions of Muslims have been justified with many pretexts that turned out to be untrue, but the main false pretext is the myth of Muslim barbarism.

In this Book, S E Al-Djazairi complements his substantial works on Islamic Civilisation by detailing the nature of this myth, how it was built through the ages and what forms it takes today. He demonstrates the fallacies at the heart of each of its aspects including the charges of intolerance, oppression of women, slave trading, cruelty to captives, Muslim inferiority etc. after refuting these claims he shows the real aims of those who propagate and benefit from them. Continue reading

The Days Of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) With His Wives

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Abdul-Munim Al-Hashimi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 59 | Size: 8 MB

The Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) had a large and lively household that was ‘ruled’ by his good nature and common sense. His marital life was an example of activity, vitality, and sympathy. He had a pure nature that filled his household with warmth and affection, and he never showed apathy, coldness, or disrespect to any of his wives. Despite his great status, the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) never made barriers between himself and his wives. His humbleness and modesty often made them forget themselves with him, as many of the anecdotes in this lovely little book show. The Days of Prophet Muhammad with His Wives has been translated into English here by Nour M. Jaffala. Continue reading

A Day In The Life Of Muhammad (PBUH)

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Abd al-Wahhab b. Nasir al-Turayri
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 101 | Size: 2 MB

A Day in The Life of Muhammad – A Study in The Prophet’s Daily Programme Here is the city of palm dates and lively hearts; here lives his heart. It is his place, his city, his people. It is the city in which everything came alight when he arrived. Its people and its very nature loved him. Here is Mount Uhud with which he had a relation of mutual love. These narrow alleyways will recognize his footsteps. Here will be his mosque and adjacent to it will be his small rooms. But here in the mosque will also gather a great band of men, eager to follow him and do his bidding. With them he will have a pure relation of mutual love. He is always with them; but his special relation is with God We will look at Prophet Muhammad’s management of his day, hour by hour, to gain an insight into the simplicity of his great life, the spontaneity of his serious life, the perfect balance between his activities and the fulfillment of complementary needs. Continue reading

Real-Life Lessons From The Holy Qur’an

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Muhammad Bilal Lakhani
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 88 | Size: 7 MB

As a Muslim, we believe this life to be a test for the life hereafter. The primary guideline for this test’s preparation comes from Qur’an, the divine revelation and Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. This book; “Real Life Lessons from the Holy Quran” aims at helping fellow Muslims to understand Islamic way of living in 21st century and become better human beings. It provides powerful words of advice on how to handle different situations, perform certain tasks, avoid particular actions and win the struggle against Satan, as guided by Allah SWT. Continue reading

A Simple Call To One God

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Dr. Asra Rasheed
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 51 | Size: 1 MB

Dr. Asra Rasheed presents the essence of Islamic thought on the unique oneness of God from a variety of aspects in simple language. It is the summation of a series of lectures between Dr. Azra and a classmate who eventually accepted Islam. Continue reading

Seeds Of Righteousness

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Abdul-Malik Al-Qasim
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 74 | Size: 3 MB

Tools for Muslim Women to Spread Islam In this book, we collected nearly two hundred Seeds of Righteousness, green and fruitful, for Muslim women to sow and reap. These seeds were sown by Muslim sisters who took care of them until they grew to produce various fruits and benefits. These are also good examples of da’wah to Allah that should be practiced by Muslim women, who strive hard to acquire safety on their path to the Hereafter. This is a call to the Muslim sister who has not planted a Seed of Righteousness yet. Use the Seeds of Righteousness offered to you in this book, might and that Allah accept your good deeds from you. Continue reading

Call of Mercy To Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi from British Muslim Aid Workers

Arabic transcript (also available as subtitles/captions on the video itself):

الى ابي بكر البغدادي، ريئس الدولة الاسلامية وأخوانا بالإسلام ، السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

نعلن هذا البيان عن إخواننا في بريطانيا وأصحابنا في قافلة الإغاثة الذين سافروا من بريطانيا لإيصال المساعدة الطبية و المواد الإغاثية كالاغطية و المواد الغذائية و سيارات الإسعاف لاخواننا و إخواننا بسوريا.

أسيركم ألان هيننغ سافر معنا لسوريا عدة مرات. في كل مرة صاحب إخوانكم و إخوانكم بالإسلام بالسفر في أمانهم و رعايتهم. لم نخف من الدخول الى سوريا و كذلك الان. كان مثلنا يشعر بالسرور و بالأمان و الاطمئنان بانه لن يتعرض لمكروه ما دام تحت رعايتنا و خصوصا انه قام بالسفر لإيصال الإغاثة لاخواننا و إخواننا الذين هم بأمس الحاجة اليها.

الان تأثر بحالة الشعب السوري المأساوية و خصوصا الأطفال فخصص كل أوقات فراغه لمساعدتهم بجمع الأموال و إبلاغ الآخرين بأحوالهم. فقام بغسيل السيارات لجمع المعونة المالية، و جمع المواد الإغاثية بشتى أنواعها و حدث الجميع عن الجرائم التي تحصل ضد المسلمين في سوريا.

في شهر ديسمبر من السنة الماضية ترك احتفالات الميلاد السنوية مع عائلته حتى يساعد عائلات إخواننا و إخواتنا. سبحان الله، كلنا نتذكر ليلة من رحلتنا الى سوريا عندما شعر بعض الأخوة بالإعياء فقرروا النوم بفندق مريح، اما الان فرفض و نام بالسيارة حتى لا ينفق من الأموال التي رأى ان من الأفضل ان تنفق على إخواننا و أخواتنا. هذا هو ألان، فنعم الرجل ألان، فهو مثلكم و مثلنا، همه الوحيد ان يساعد و يرفع المعاناة عن إخواننا و أخواتنا في سوريا.

نحن نناشدكم بان لا تأخذوا حياته عوضا عن الجرائم التي ترتكبها الحكومات العالمية. لقد تجاهل الان نصيحة حكومته – و التي هي حكومة ديفيد كاميرون- و تحمل مشاق و خطورة السفر لسوريا لمساعدة الشعب السوري. نحن نحزن كل يوم من اجل إخواننا و أخواتنا في سوريا و هم يقتلون بالغارات الجوية التي تقوم بها الحكومات الدولية. و لكن الان بريء من هذه الجرائم و ليس له اي أهداف او انتماآت سياسية. و لقد أظهرت أعماله و نشاطاته حبه لاخواننا و أخواتنا و خوفه عليهم. هو ليس عدوا للإسلام و حتى للدولة الاسلامية.
نحن نناشدكم و نترجاكم و نرجوكم بان تعطفوا على ألان و ترحموه كما عامل المسلمين بالعطف و الرحمة.

لقد رزقكم الله عز و جل بمركز جليل حيث تستطيعون ان تنفذوا حياة إنسان بريء. نحن نترجاكم و نرجوكم بان تحكموا بالعدل و الإنصاف و ان تعاملوه بالرحمة التي وضعها الله في قلوب المسلمين- و في قلوبكم.

لقد وعدنا الان الأمان و السلامة و كمسلمين نطلب منكم باسمكم أميرا للدولة الاسلامية بان تعين إخوانك بالسلام على رعاية العهد و الأمان الذي أعطيناه لآلان.

نرجوا منكم ان تروا العالم جميعا رحمة المسلمين. الرجاء،الرجاء إطلاق سراح ألان. Continue reading

Ramadan Mubarak For All Muslims

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We recommend you this category for this holy month: Fasting Ramadaan

The Muslim in Ramadaan

What should we say to the Muslims on the occasion of the beginning of Ramadaan?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Sawm (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allaah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allaah [i.e. to say Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar: Allaah is the Most Great)] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.”

[al-Baqarah 2:185]

This blessed month is a great opportunity for goodness, barakah (blessing), worship and obedience towards Allaah.

It is a great month, a noble season, a month in which hasanaat (rewards for good deeds) are multiplied and in which committing sayi’aat (bad deeds) is more serious than at other times. The gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are shut, and the sinners’ repentance to Allaah is accepted. It is a month whose beginning is mercy, its middle is forgiveness and its end is redemption from the Fire.

So give thanks to Him for the season of goodness and blessing that He has bestowed upon you, and for the means of bounty and various kinds of great blessings for which He has singled you out. Make the most of this blessed time by filling it with acts of worship and forsaking haraam things, so that you may attain a good life in this world and happiness after death.

For the sincere believer, every month is an occasion for worship and his whole life is spent in obeying Allaah, but in the month of Ramadaan he has even more motives to do good and his heart is even more focused on worship, and he turns even more to his Lord. By His grace, our generous Lord bestows His bounty upon the fasting believers and multiplies the reward for them on this blessed occasion, so He gives abundantly and rewards generously for righteous deeds. Continue reading

The Day of Resurrection: In The Light of The Qur’an and Sunnah

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Dr. Umar S. Al-Ashqar
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 405 | Size: 5.5 MB

Belief in the Day of Resurrection is one of the central tenets of Islamic faith. It is a belief that was preached by all the prophets, and it is a belief that makes sense of a sometimes incomprehensible world. Belief in the Day of Resurrection and the final Judgement brings benefits in this world, on the individual and social level. It makes the individual focus on what is in his or her ultimate best interests, guiding the person’s actions in ways that will benefit him or her and bring happiness in this world and the next. On the broader social level, this belief imposes controls on human greed and restrains people from committing transgressions for which they would ultimately have to answer. The Qur’an and the Sunnah are filled with detailed information about what will come to pass on that great Day. Drawing upon these sources of Islam, Dr. ‘Umar al-Ashqar takes us through the events of that Day, from the first Trumpet-blast and the end of life in the universe and on earth, through the terrors of the Resurrection and the ordeals of the Judgement, to the final entry to the place of eternal abode, in Paradise or Hell. This is a book which deserves to be on Muslim bookshelves in homes, schools, and Islamic centres, for it deals with a topic of vital importance to every believer. This Islamic Creed Series of books has been translated into English by Nasiruddin al-Khattab. Continue reading

Umar Bin Abd Al-Aziz (R)

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Dr. Ali Muhammad Sallabi
Language:  English | Format: PDF | Pages: 733 | Size: 29 MB

This book describes, among other things, the principles based upon which Umar ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Aziz governed the Muslims during his caliphate; among those principles were mutual consultation, justice, equality among people and honoring of freedoms.

With the turn of every page, the reader will come to appreciate the fact that ‘Umar was exceptional in his Faith, distinguished in his knowledge, profoundly wise in his thinking, remarkable in his eloquence, noble in his manners and great in the contribution he made to this Nation.

English readers have long been deprived of the life story of this outstanding Islamic hero and exemplar. While there are some short and scattered accounts about his general life, this is the first book to deal specifically with Umar bin `Abdul-Azeez’s reforms, which is surprising given that he has been attributed the title of Mujaddid (reformer/reviver) within Islamic scholarship, in great detail. Continue reading

200 Golden Hadiths

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Abdul Malik Mujahid
Language: Arabic – English | Format: PDF | Pages: 128 | Size: 44 MB

Islam is based on two major sources: the Qur’an and the Sunnah, and the latter is available to us in the form of hadiths. The Prophet (S) said,”Whoever comes to know one hadith of mine should spread it.”

I have come to the realization that many youth from among the Muslims have not memorized even one hadith of the Prophet (S). For this reason I have chosen smaller hadiths so that they can be easily memorized by them and they can spread them to others.

I supplicate to Allah to make this book a source of light on the Day of Judgment for us. Continue reading

Explanation To The Beautiful And Perfect Names Of Allah

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Abu Abdu-r-Rahman Nasir As-Sa’di
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 109 | Size: 2 MB

The miraculous nature of the Qur’an lies in the knowledge it contains and this is an everlasting, renewable and a living proof. The Qur’an was given to mankind more than fourteen centuries ago. Recent advancements in various sciences have revealed innumerable facts. None of these discoveries contradict a single verse of the Qur’an. In fact, each time the world makes a breakthrough in unraveling the universe, we increase in certainty that the One who created this universe is the One who revealed the Qur’an.

It is filled with important facts which were revealed at a point in human history when no man could possibly have known them. The Qur’an speaks about the origins of the universe, workings of celestial bodies, stages of embryonic human development, behavioral patterns of species, historical and archaeological truths, etc.

The Qur’an contains over 6,000 Ayat [verses] with over 70,000 words, yet it is a fact that not a single word, phrase, sentence or topic needs to be revised. It is also the case that a writer usually has knowledge of a specific subject or a few related subjects. For example, one can write about history or economics or philosophy or physics etc. But it is not possible for a human being to write simultaneously on a great variety of different subjects with such in-depth and accurate information. Even a casual reader finds that the Qur’an discusses an array of subjects with the accuracy and precision to make them appear to be the observations of an eye witness expert. Continue reading

Scientific Truths In The Qur’an

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Quran Project
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 53 | Size: 5 MB

The miraculous nature of the Qur’an lies in the knowledge it contains and this is an everlasting, renewable and a living proof. The Qur’an was given to mankind more than fourteen centuries ago. Recent advancements in various sciences have revealed innumerable facts. None of these discoveries contradict a single verse of the Qur’an. In fact, each time the world makes a breakthrough in unraveling the universe, we increase in certainty that the One who created this universe is the One who revealed the Qur’an.

It is filled with important facts which were revealed at a point in human history when no man could possibly have known them. The Qur’an speaks about the origins of the universe, workings of celestial bodies, stages of embryonic human development, behavioral patterns of species, historical and archaeological truths, etc.

The Qur’an contains over 6,000 Ayat [verses] with over 70,000 words, yet it is a fact that not a single word, phrase, sentence or topic needs to be revised. It is also the case that a writer usually has knowledge of a specific subject or a few related subjects. For example, one can write about history or economics or philosophy or physics etc. But it is not possible for a human being to write simultaneously on a great variety of different subjects with such in-depth and accurate information. Even a casual reader finds that the Qur’an discusses an array of subjects with the accuracy and precision to make them appear to be the observations of an eye witness expert. Continue reading

Salah Ad-Deen Al-Ayubi (3 Volumes)

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Dr. Ali Muhammad Sallaabee
Language: English | Format: PDF | Volumes: 3 | Size: 11 MB

As a soldier, a ruler, and a human being, Sultan Salahuddin Ayubi was a person of phenomenal attributes. The hero of hundreds of battles was the person who for 20 years braved the storm of the Crusaders and ultimately pushed them back. The world has hardly witnessed a more chivalrous and humane conqueror. His unmatchable battle tactics and gallantry as a soldier, heroic statesmanship and his strength of character won him the respect of even his foes. known for liberating the holy city of Jerusalem from the Crusaders.

The renowned contemporary Arab historian of Islam, Dr. Ali M. Sallabi has written a fascinating biography of a man who looms larger than life throughout history, yet who remains largely unknown to people outside of the Arab world.

Dr. Sallabi’s meticulous research has effectively filled that gap in our knowledge. His work is more than just a biography, as the readers will see. Continue reading

The Meaning Of Life | Muslim Spoken Word

We spend so much time living life, yet not enough time thinking about what are we doing alive. Ponder over the purpose of life, our existence, who is responsible for our creation and what happens when we leave. If you don’t want to think about where you came from, at least think about where you are going to go when it’s all over.

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The Qur’an And The Orientalists

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Dr. Muhammad Mohar Ali
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 385 | Size: 17 MB

The author has met the orientalists on their own grounds. He has taken up their arguments and assumptions one by one, dealing with each and every one and examining them with the facts and logic. The Qur’an and the Orientalists takes in to account the views and assumptions advanced about the Qur’an by the doyens of the orientalists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries like William Muir, Theodor Noldeke, David Margoliouth, Arthur Jeffery, Richard Bell, Montgomery Watt, and others. These views are analyzed and discussed in three broad parts. In the first part are discussed those that constitute a direct allegation of the Prophet’s authorship of the Qur’an, particularly, his alleged borrowing from Judaeo-Christian sources, the question of his literacy and the alleged environmental influence on him in general.

In the second part are dealt with those that revolve around the question of the Qur’anic wahy and are aimed at showing that the Qur’anic revelation proceeded in some form or other from the mind and personality of the Prophet, thus supplementing the allegation of his authorship.

In the third part it is discussed those that relate to the history and text of the Qur’an, particularly Noldeke’s theory about the history of the text of the Qur’an, Arthur Jeffery’s “Materials” for the history of the text of the Qur’an, the Bell-Watt theory of revision of the text of the Qur’an, the fiction of the foreign vocabulary of the Qur’an, J.A. Bellamy’s supposed copyist’s errors and proposed emendations of the Qur’an and the like, together with a survey of the orientalists’ translations of the Qur’an.

The author has met the orientalists on their own grounds. He has taken up their arguments and assumptions one by one, dealing with each and every one and examining them with the facts and logic. It has been demonstrated how and where they have erred and drawn wrong conclusions. It has also been shown that in advancing their theories and assumptions they have in almost all cases distorted and misinterpreted the texts and the facts, often resorting to tendential shaping of the latter and a good deal of arbitrary assumptions and surmises. The treatment is clear, concise, to the point, logical, and effective.

The book is destined to set a new pattern of thinking about the orientalist writings on the Qur’an in particular and on Islam and its Prophet in general. Continue reading

Ramadan Mubarak For All Muslims

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We recommend you this category for this holy month: Fasting Ramadaan

The Muslim in Ramadaan

What should we say to the Muslims on the occasion of the beginning of Ramadaan?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Sawm (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allaah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allaah [i.e. to say Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar: Allaah is the Most Great)] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.”

[al-Baqarah 2:185]

This blessed month is a great opportunity for goodness, barakah (blessing), worship and obedience towards Allaah.

It is a great month, a noble season, a month in which hasanaat (rewards for good deeds) are multiplied and in which committing sayi’aat (bad deeds) is more serious than at other times. The gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are shut, and the sinners’ repentance to Allaah is accepted. It is a month whose beginning is mercy, its middle is forgiveness and its end is redemption from the Fire.

So give thanks to Him for the season of goodness and blessing that He has bestowed upon you, and for the means of bounty and various kinds of great blessings for which He has singled you out.  Make the most of this blessed time by filling it with acts of worship and forsaking haraam things, so that you may attain a good life in this world and happiness after death.

For the sincere believer, every month is an occasion for worship and his whole life is spent in obeying Allaah, but in the month of Ramadaan he has even more motives to do good and his heart is even more focused on worship, and he turns even more to his Lord. By His grace, our generous Lord bestows His bounty upon the fasting believers and multiplies the reward for them on this blessed occasion, so He gives abundantly and rewards generously for righteous deeds. Continue reading

Sunan Abu Dawood (5 Vol. Set)

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Imam Abu Dawood Sulaiman bin Ash’ath
Language: Arabic – English | Format: PDF | Volumes: 5 | Size: 51.4 MB

One of the six most authentic collections of the Ahadith (Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sahih al-Tirmidhi, Sunan Ibn Majah, Sunan Abu Dawud, and Sahih al-Nisa’i) It has 4800 Hadith (selected from a mass of 50,000) divided into many different subjects, each Section containing many Hadith. The numbering system used by Abu-Dawud is consecutive and uninterrupted for the entire collection

Abu Dawood, Sulaiman bin Al-Ash’ath bin Ishaq Al-Azdi As-Sijistani, who was one of the eminent Imam of Hadeeth, was born in 202H. He studied Hadeeth under Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal along with Al-Bukhari and taught many of the later scholars of Hadeeth, like At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasaa’ee.

Abu-Dawud lived a couple of centuries after the Prophet’s death and worked extremely hard to collect his ahadith. Each report in his collection was checked for compatibility with the Qur’an, and the veracity of the chain of reporters had to be painstakingly established. Abu-Dawud’s collection is recognized by the overwhelming majority of the Muslim world to be one of the most authentic collections of the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh), however it is also known to contain some weak ahadith (some of which he pointed out, others which he did not).

Though Abu Dawood collected 50,000 Hadeeth, he compiled 4,800 Hadeeth only in his book entitled As-Sunan, which he taught in Baghdad and other major cities at that time. He died at Basra on Friday in the month of Shawwal 275 H. Sunan Abu Dawood has been translated to English.

He was one of the most widely travelled of the scholars of ahadith, going to Hijaz (Saudi Arabia), Iraq, Khurasahn, Egypt, Syria, Nishapur, Marv, and other places for the sole purpose of collecting ahadith. His primary interest was in law, hence his collection focuses purely on legal ahadith. From about 50,000 ahadith, he chose 4,800 for inclusion in his work based on their superior authenticity. Continue reading