The Lofty Mountain

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Dr. Sheikh Abdullah Azzam
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 168 | Size: 2 MB

Dedicated to Sheikh Abdullah Azzam and the Mujahideen of Afghanistan who ignited the flame of Jihad in the 20th Century and launched the vessel of this Deen upon this blessed path, raising its banner high with honour and dignity. Amongst them were those that joined the Caravans of Martyrs and amongst them are those that are still waiting…

مِّنَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ۬ صَدَقُواْ مَا عَـٰهَدُواْ ٱللَّهَ عَلَيۡهِ‌ۖ فَمِنۡهُم مَّن قَضَىٰ نَحۡبَهُ ۥ وَمِنۡہُم مَّن يَنتَظِرُ‌ۖ وَمَا بَدَّلُواْ تَبۡدِيلاً۬

“From amongst the believers are men who have been true to the covenant that they made with Allah (i.e. been martyred in His Way) and amongst them are those that are still waiting, but they have never changed in their determination in the least.” [The Noble Quran 33:23]. Continue reading

The Life, Teachings And Influence Of Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab

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Jamaal Zarabozo
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 400 | Size: 3 MB

The Life, Teachings and Influence of Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhaab: This book is not one with a political agenda. It is meant neither to support nor to critique any contemporary regimes or policies. Indeed, the driving force behind this work is much greater and more important than that. It has to do with, first, the religion of Islam as preached by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) himself and, second, with the honor and rights of an individual Muslim, Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhaab. Continue reading

Imam Abu Hanifa

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Muhammad Abu Zahra
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 67 | Size: 1.5 MB

Praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our master Muhammad and his family and Companions. This is a study of Imam Abu Hanifa – his life, opinions and fiqh. I first address his life in order to understand his personality, psychology and thought, so that I can offer the reader a true and sound picture in which the special qualities and attributes of this Imam are revealed. Then I examine his views on dogma, fatwas and analogy. Deriving a true picture of Abu Hanifa from the books of history and biographies is not easy since the adherents of his school have been excessive in their praise, going beyond acceptable bounds, and his detractors have been equally intemperate in their criticism. When faced with these two extremes, the investigator who seeks only the truth may be confused and this uncertainty can only be resolved with difficulty and great effort.

I think that I have managed to reveal a true picture of Imam Abu Hanifa, with all its shadows and shafts of light, and in the process of discovering it I have shed light on the time in which he lived and mentioned some details of the most notable contemporary sects. It is certain that he used to argue and debate with these sects and that their opinions and ideas were much discussed at that time. Mentioning them will clarify the spirit of the age and the currents of thought prevalent in it.

Then I examine his opinions on politics and dogma. This is necessary if we want to study all the intellectual aspects of any thinker. His views on politics had an effect on the course of his life. To ignore them would be to ignore an important aspect of his personality, psychology, heart and thought. His views on dogma were the clarification of all the ideas prevailing in his age and the pure core of the opinions of those who were free of excess and extravagance. They were a sound expression of the views of the Muslim community. Indeed, they are the core of the deen and the spirit of certainty. I then go on to look at his fiqh, which is the primary goal of this study. I begin by elucidating the general principles which he used in his deduction and which define its path and clarify his method in ijtihad. For this I rely on what the early Hanafis wrote regarding the principles on which they depended and the method employed by Abu Hanifa. Concerning that I chose to be succinct rather than comprehensive, general rather than specific, and did not go into all the principles mentioned by the Hanafis since many of them cannot be ascribed to the Imam and his companions but come from a later period. Continue reading

Lessons On Fasting,Taraweeh & Zakaat

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Imaam Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 25 | Size: 1.5 MB

Lessons On Fasting,Taraweeh & Zakaat: This is a complete translation of the booklet Fusool fis-Siyaam wat- Taraaweeh waz-Zakaat (Lessons on Fasting, Taraaweeh and Zakaat) written by Imaam Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him. In this treatise, Imaam Ibn Al-‘Uthaimeen discusses various topics concerning Ramadaan, such as fasting, the Taraaweeh prayer and Zakaat-ul-Fitr. He also includes two sections on Zakaat and those who are entitled to receive it, since it is the custom of many people to give out their yearly Zakaat during this blessed month of Ramadaan. Continue reading

The Book Of Zakaah

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Abdullaziz Bin Abdullah Bin Baz
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 26 | Size: 1 MB

The Book Of Zakaah: A brief but nice booklet discussing Zakaah, those items and amounts upon which it is due, and where it is to be spent. Includes a few important fataawa related to Zakaah.

I wrote this treatise in order to sincerely advise and remind [the Muslims] about the obligation of Zakaah, a matter in which many Muslims have been too careless and lenient. Many do not offer their Zakaah in accordance to what has been legislated in the religion, despite its greatness and its being one of the five pillars of Islam without which it (Islam) cannot stand. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Islam has been built (by Allah) upon five: The testimony (Shahaadah) that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah (Laa ilaaha ill‐Allah, Muhammad‐ur‐ Rasoolullaah); establishing Salaah, giving Zakaah, Fasting (Sawm) the month of Ramadan, and performing Hajj to the House [of Allah] (the Ka’bah).” (Bukhari and Muslim)

The fact that Zakaah is an obligation upon the Muslims is one of the most apparent indications of the beauty of Islam and the concern it has for its adherents. The benefits of Zakaah are indeed numerous, and [it has been made obligatory] due to the dire need of the poor amongst the Muslims. Continue reading

A Guide To Accounting Zakah

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Dr. Husayn H. Shihatah & Dr. Abd as-Sattar
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 98 | Size: 2 MB

A Guide to Accounting Zakah sheds light on how calculate Zakah due in different commercial, industrial and economic activities of various institutions and businesses. Also the second part of this book deals with Zakatul-Fitr. On whom is it obligatory? To whom should it be given? What types of food should be given or can money be substituted? These questions and others are answered herein, along with some brief notes on fasting itself. Continue reading

The Etiquettes Of Marriage & Wedding

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Shaykh Naseeruddin Albanii
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 33 | Size: 1 MB

There are in Islam, certain etiquettes upon anyone who marries and wishes to consummate his marriage with his wife. Most Muslims today, even those who exert themselves in Islamic worship, have either neglected or become totally ignorant of these Islamic etiquettes. Therefore, I decided to write this beneficial treatise clearly explaining these issues on the occasion of marriage of someone dear to me. I hope that it will be an aid to him and to other believing brothers in carrying out what the Chief of the Messengers has ordained on the authority of the Lord of the Worlds. I have followed that by pointing out certain issues important to every one who marries, and with which many wives in particular have been tested. Continue reading

Polygamy In Islam

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Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips and Jameelah Jones
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 118 | Size: 3.5 MB

Polygamy in Islaam by Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips and Jameelah Jones. In this book the authors describe all the most characteristics of marriage in Islam, pointing out Western notions of sex equality and romantic pre-marital ‘love’ are not necessary in a Islamic marriage based upon piety and the commitment on the part of both partners to win the pleasure of Allah. Continue reading

Fatwas Of Muslim Women

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Shaykh Ibn Taymyah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 273 | Size: 15 MB

Praise be to Allah, the lord of the worlds. Blessings and peace be upon our leader Muhammad, his family, his companions, and those who follow his guidance until the day of judgement. Two major elements drove me to shoulder the responsibility of introducing a publication of such an imminent Imam like Ibn Taymyah to those who learn Islam from English literature. The first is the author who undoubtedly, needs no word that may attempt to crystallize his stance among other jurists, be they of his time or any other generation or place. The Fatawa’s of Shaikh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah). Though he preferred the Hanbali school of jurisprudence, he was never biased in favor of it, he frequently quotes the opinions of all four of the well-known schools of jurisprudence, even others. In a number of matters, he himself held opinions different from those of the four schools. In fact, he was an original thinker who merely drew upon the wisdom of the four established schools. The book is divided into various topics ranging from Fasting, Marriage, Inheritance, Marriage and others. Continue reading

Marriage And What People Say

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Muhammad Saleh al-Munajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 04 | Size: 1 MB

Beloved Muslims! Do you not think that the spreading of impermissible acts necessitates that we re-evaluate the issue of marriage and facilitate it? corruption is approaching us from all directions, for it seems that what we had on the ground was not enough, that they (the disbelievers) have attacked us even from the skies (i.e., by means of satellites). They have disseminated evil everywhere, to the extent that teenagers are surely exposed to prohibitions through satellite channels and they may even watch pornography; they see naked or virtually nude women on television – what, then, is the solution? Continue reading