The Choice Islam And Christianity – Volumes (One & Two)

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Ahmed Deedat
Language: English | Format: PDF| Pages: 498 | Size: 17 MB

The Choice – Islam and Christianity: Two Volumes, By Ahmed Deedat, An excellent book discussing Islam and Christianity in the light of the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah. Continue reading

Teach Yourself Islam: A Comprehensive Course

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Nabil Abdel-Salam Haroun
Language: English |  Format: PDF| Pages: 313 | Size: 13.5 MB

This is a basic self-study course of Islam. Islam, the last of the messages of Allah (SWT), the Creator, to mankind, is a universal guidance to the human race everywhere, up to the end of times. Islamic teachings are embodied in the Holy Qur’an. The Word of Allah (SWT), revealed to the Seal of Messengers, Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). The Prophet’s teachings and life are considered to be a detailed interpretation and a human model for the message. This book features a comprehensive outline of the knowledge essential for every Muslim. The outlines are essentially translated summaries of the twelve Arabic textbooks. They cover a broad spectrum of Islamic knowledge, grouped in seven units.

1. Sources: The Holy Qur’an, Hadith (Prophet’s tradition), and Science of sources.
2. Faith: Principles of faith (Tawhid) and Comparative religion.
3. Worship: Purification, Prayer, Zakah (Alms), Fasting and Hajj (Pilfrimage).
4. Conduct: Morals and Manners.
5. Family: Marriage and Inheritance.
6. Economy: Wealth, Trade and Business.
7. The Nation: The State. Penalties, and Jihad. Continue reading

Why Islam: Proofs Of Modern Science

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Nabil Abdel-Salam Haroun
Language: English |  Format: PDF| Pages: 50 | Size: 2 MB

Why should an intellectual embrace Islam? We shall try to prove herein that the truth and perfect of the Qur’an, revealed between the years 611 and 632 A.C could not have possible been the work of Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him), the Prophet of Islam (Peace be Upon Him), nor of any human being in history. It could only have been an outside revelation of Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) from a most knowledgeable super-natural source. The role of the Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) did not exceed that of an honest Messenger, as well as a human model for all mankind. Our approach will be both scientific and historical. We shall repeatedly underline certain verses of the Qur’an that have stated or pointed to some modern scientific facts and concepts, in unequivocally precise terms. Such facts and concepts were beyond the reach of human knowledge at the time of revelation and for centuries thereafter. This establishes beyond doubt that the source of Qur’an is: Superior to mankind, Absolutely Knowledgeable, and Most Truthful. Continue reading

Islamic Way Of Life

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Abul A‘la Al-Mawdudi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 22 | Size: 1 MB

The chief characteristic of the Islamic Concept of Life is that it does not admit a conflict, nay, not even a significant separation between life-spiritual and life-mundane. It does not confine itself merely in purifying the spiritual and the moral life of man in the limited sense of the word. Its domain extends to the entire gamut of life. It wants to mould individual life as well as the social order in healthy patterns, so that the Kingdom of God may really be established on the earth and so that peace, contentment and well-being may fill the world as waters fill the oceans. The Islamic Way of Life is based on this unique approach to life and a peculiar concept of man’s place in the Universe. That is why it is necessary that before we proceed to discuss the moral, social, political and economic systems of Islam, we should have a clear idea of the Islamic Concept of Life. There are certain basic postulates which should be understood and appreciated at the very outset. These postulates are as follows.

BASIC POSTULATE

Allah Who is the Creator, the Ruler and the Lord of the entire Universe has created man and provided him with temporary station in that part of His vast kingdom (cosmos) which is known as the earth. He has endowed man with the faculties of thinking and understanding, and has given him the power to distinguish right from wrong. Man has also been invested with freedom of will and choice and the power to use the resources of the world in any manner he likes. In short, man has been given a sort of autonomy while being appointed by God on earth as a successor to the beings that had previously populated it.

Before assigning to man the inheritance of the earth, God made it explicitly clear to him that He alone is the Lord, the Ruler and the Deity. As such, the entire Universe and all the creatures in it (including man) must submit to Him alone. Man must not think himself totally free and should know that this earth is not his permanent abode. He has been made to live upon it only during the period of his probation, and in due course, he will return to his Lord, to be judged according to the way he has utilized the period of probation. The only right course for man is to acknowledge Allah as the only Lord, the Sustainer and the Deity and to follow His Guidance and His Commands in all walks of life. Man must live this life with the realization that he is to be judged and his sole objective should be to merit the pleasure of Allah so as to emerge successful in the final test. Conduct which is contrary to this would lead man astray. If man follows the course of piety and Godliness (which he is free to choose and follow) he will succeed in this world and in the next, in this world he will live a life of peace and contentment, and in the Hereafter he will qualify himself for the heaven of eternal bliss, al-Jannah. And if he chooses to follow the other course, i.e., that of Godlessness and evil (which he is equally free to choose and follow) his life will be one of corruption, disruption and frustration in this world and he will meet colossal misfortune in the life to come – that abode of pain and misery which is called Jahannam (Hell).

After administering the warning, God set man upon the earth and provided the very first human beings (Adam and Eve) with Ms Guidance in accordance with which men were to live on the earth. Thus, man’s life on this earth did not begin in utter darkness. The very first man was provided with a burning torch of light and guidance so that humanity might attain its glorious destiny. The very first man received revealed knowledge from God Himself. He had knowledge of the reality and was given the code of life by following which he could live a life of bliss and success. This code of life was Islam, the attitude of complete submission to Allah, the Creator of man and of the whole universe. It was this religion which Adam, the first man, passed down to posterity. But later generations gradually drifted away from the right path and adopted different erroneous paths. Because of negligence, they lost the original teachings, or due to folly or mischief they adulterated and perverted them. They associated with God innumerable human beings, non-human objects and imaginary entities as deities and indulged in Shirk (polytheism) of the worst type. They mixed up the pure teachings of God with strange myths, ideas and philosophies and thus produced a jungle of religions and cults. They discarded the God-given principles of social ethics and collective morality, the Shari’ah, and deprived the human life of peace and tranquility. Continue reading

The Three Fundamental Principles

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Shaykh Muhammad ibn gaalih al-‘Uthaymeen
Language: English |  Format: PDF| Pages: 134 | Size: 1 MB

Before you is a complete translation of the great classical treatise “Thalaathat-ul-Usool” [The Three Fundamental Principles] of Imaam Muhammad bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab. The source used for this translation was a booklet with the title “The Creed of the Saved Sect” printed by Maktab-ul-Islamee in 1993 [5th Edition] with checking by Zuhair Shawaish. This book is not to be confused with “al-Usool-uth-Thalaatha” which is another work written by Imaam Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab. This treatise needs no introduction, as it is one of the Islamic works that is most studied and taught throughout the world. In fact, many of the scholars recommend the students of knowledge to begin their path of learning by studying and mastering this booklet. The reason for this is because it was written by the author in a simple manner and comprising of the basic fundamentals of this Religion in brief. The material contained in the treatise was designed to be easily memorized and understood. It is our intent, by producing this treatise, to provide the English audience with the source of this tremendous work so that they may study it in gatherings and use it as a reference. There are several explanations available for “The Three Fundamental Principles” that were written in recent times, such as that of Imaam Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen, Shaikh Zayd Al-Madkhalee and Shaikh Saalih Aali Shaikh. Continue reading

Islam: The Religion Of All

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Muhammad Tawdiek Ahmad
Language: English |  Format: PDF| Pages: 19 | Size: 1 MB

If you think about such issues, you will ask yourself whether such a religion actually exists. The answer is “yes”. Indeed, this one, unified religion has existed since the beginning of creation, revealed by Allah to His chosen prophets who were sent to His peoples. “Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, then surely, Allah is Swift in calling to account.”, said the Almighty Allah (Surat: The Family of Imran (Ali-Emran), verse no. 19). He also said: “And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.” (Surat: The Family of Emran (Ali-Emran), verse no. 85.( Therefore, all religions came from Allah, but some people have erroneously named thier religions after thier prophets according to each era. This inappropriate designation is the origin of dispute and fanaticism among several communities. However, this division has caused humanity to forget about the true religion to a great extent. Islam was called “Mohammedanism”, attributed to Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him), as other religions were also called after the names of their prophets, despite that all prophets recognize a single faith and urge their people to worship only one God – “Allah.” Although I am not a preacher, I feel that it is my duty to explain briefly the meaning of this religion because if the followers of other religions were to remain ignorant of Islam and its teachings, their prejudgment of Islam would lead them to misunderstand the foundations of this religion and will never be guided. Continue reading

Towards Understanding Islam

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Sayyid Abul A’la Mawdudi
Language: English |  Format: PDF| Pages: 102 | Size: 1 MB

Every religion of the world has been named either after its founder or after the community or nation in which it was born. For instance, Christianity takes its name from its prophet Jesus Christ; Buddhism from its founder, Gautama Buddha; Zoroastrianism from its founder Zoroaster-, and Judaism, the religion of the Jews, from the name of the tribe Judah (of the country of Judea) where it originated. The same is true of all other religions except Islam, which enjoys the unique distinction of having no such association with any particular person or people or country. Nor is it the product of any human mind. It is a universal religion and its objective is to create and cultivate in man the quality and attitude of Islam.

Islam, in fact, is an attributive title. Anyone who possesses this attribute, whatever race, community, country or group he belongs to, is a Muslim. According to the Qur’an (the Holy Book of the Muslims), among every people and in all ages there have been good and righteous people who possessed this attribute – and all of them were and are Muslims. Islam – What Does it Mean?

Islam is an Arabic word and connotes submission, surrender and obedience. As a religion, Islam stands for complete submission and obedience to Allah (SWT).

Everyone can see that we live in an orderly universe, where everything is assigned a place in a grand scheme. The moon, the stars and all the heavenly bodies are knit together in a magnificent system. They follow unalterable laws and make not even the slightest deviation from their ordained courses. Similarly, everything in the world, from the minute whirling electron to the mighty nebulae, invariably follows its own laws. Matter, energy and life – all obey their laws and grow and change and live and die in accordance with those laws. Even in the human world the laws of nature are paramount. Man’s birth, growth and life are all regulated by a set of biological laws. He derives sustenance from nature in accordance with an unalterable law. All the organs of his body, from the smallest tissues to the heart and the brain, are governed by the laws prescribed for them. In short, ours is a law-governed universe and everything in it is following the course that has been ordained for it. Continue reading

General Precepts Of Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaa’ah

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Shaykh Naasir al-Aql
Language: English |  Format: PDF| Pages: 29 | Size: 1 MB

This is a small booklet concerning the fundamental precepts of Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah with regard to their  beliefs and creed; each issue being presented to the reader in a clear, point by point form. The author prepared  this booklet in response to the request of many students of knowledge, as well as the general Muslims, who  expressed the need for a clear, yet concise presentation of the fundamentals of the creed of the Pious  Predecessors. It is for this reason that this presentation is free from the details, definitions, evidences, names  of personalities, quotations and footnotes that are quite often necessary for something of this nature. Continue reading