Tafsir Ibn Kathir

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Imam Ibn Kathir
Language: English | Format: CHM | Volume 1-10 | 114 Chapters | Size: 8 MB

Tafsir of Ibn Kathir: is the most renowned and accepted explanation of the Qur’an in the entire world. In it one finds the best presentation of Ahadith, history, and scholarly commentary.this program is a compilation of the Abridged Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 1 – 10. The purpose of this program is to compile the whole collection so that anyone can read and search the wonderful Tasfir of Ibn Kathir easily and for free. Feel free to share this with your friends, family, anyone!

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Ibn Kathir was born in the city of Busra in 701 H. His father was the Friday speaker of the village, but he died while Ibn Kathir was only four years old. Ibn Kathir’s brother, Shaykh Abdul-Wahhab, reared him and taught him until he moved to Damascus in 706 H., when he was five years old. Continue reading

Help Yourself In Reading Holy Qur’an (Arabic – English)

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Qari Abdussalam
Languages: Arabic – English | Format: PDF | Pages: 64 | Size: 8 MB

It is a guide for learning to read the Arabic of the Qur’an in a simple way through transliteration without a teacher. After mastering this guide , one will be able to read Qur’an without any difficulties  inchAllah. Continue reading

Jihad: The Absent Obligation

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Muhammad ‘Abdus Salam Faraj
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 107 | Size: 4 MB

Mohammad ‘Abdus Salaam Faraj was born in 1952 in Egypt. He studied electrical engineering at Cairo University. Faraj was excuted by the Egyptian government in April 1982 for his opposition to the government and his Islamist activites. More details of his life and writings are forthcoming. In the meantime, the following quotes summarize the jist of the text in terms of Islamist theory. Most of the book makes use of passages in the Quran and the Sunnah to back up the many assertions made about aggressive Jihad to rid the world of non-Sharia law based political systems. The sample assertions quoted below are by no means comprehesive of Faraj’s argumentation, rather merely illustrative.

“Indeed the glad tidings regarding the establishement of the Islamic State and the return of the Khaliphate (Islamic State) were given by the Messenger of Allah, not to mention that they are part of the Commandments of Allah. Further, it is obligatory upon every Muslim to do his utmost to implement them.”
–Muhammad ‘Abdus Salam Faraj, Jihad: The Absent Obligation, p16

“Westerners have been deceived into believing that these modern values, Women’s Rights, Human Rights, Secularism, the separation of church and state, Democracy and Tolerance, are ideas they arrived at by having fought long and hard intellectually to rid themselves os such ideas as Islam suggests.”
–Muhammad ‘Abdus Salam Faraj, Jihad: The Absent Obligation, p41

“Allah revealed Islam in order that humanity could be governed according to it. Unbelief is darkness and disorder. So the unbelievers, if they are not suppressed, create disorder. That is why the Muslims are responsible for the implementation of Allah’s Law on the planet, that humanity may be governed by it, as opposed to corrupt man-made laws. The Muslims must make all efforts to establish the religion of Allah on the earth.”
–Muhammad ‘Abdus Salam Faraj, Jihad: The Absent Obligation, p43

“The infidels know that when Muslims realize what is truly expected of them in their religion, about fighting the infidels, it will mean the end of their amoral rule. Consequently they fight against Fundamentalism in every sphere and struggle to dislodge Jihad from its proper role in Islam.”
–Muhammad ‘Abdus Salam Faraj, Jihad: The Absent Obligation, p44

“The priority for the Muslims right now, the minimum for their religion is the establishment of an Islamic state, where they can establish and secure the rule of Allah. Once we manage to do so we will have presented an example to the rest of humanity of the rule of Allah’s Law to compare with the travesty of the rule of oppression.”
–Muhammad ‘Abdus Salam Faraj, Jihad: The Absent Obligation, p48

“It is permissible to make a raid on the disbelievers whom the call of Islam has reached without prior warning.”
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44 Ways Of Supporting Jihad

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Anwar al-Awlaki
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 21 |  Size: 1 MB

Jihad is the greatest deed in Islam and the salvation of the ummah is in practicing it. In times like these, when Muslim lands are occupied by the kuffar, when the jails of tyrants are full of Muslim POWs, when the rule of the law of Allah is absent from this world and when Islam is being attacked in order to uproot it, Jihad becomes obligatory on every Muslim. Jihad must be practiced by the child even if the parents refuse, by the wife even if the husband objects and by the one indebt even if the lender disagrees. Dear brothers and sisters the issue is urgent since today our enemy is neither a nation nor a race. It is a system of kufr with global reach. The kuffar today are conspiring against us like never before. So could we be heading towards the great battle between the Romans and the Muslims – Al Malhamah – which the Prophet (saaws) spoke about? Continue reading

I’tikaaf

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Muhammad Saleh al-Munajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 23 | Size: 1 MB

This book deals with the rulings on I’tikaaf. This is done during the last ten nights of Ramadhan and the mu’takhif (person performing I’tikaaf) secludes himself in the masjid for that duration concentrating soley in pursuing the please of Allah (swt). Aptly described as an experience one never forgets in life. I’tikaaf means staying in the mosque for a specific purpose, which is to worship Allaah (may He be glorified). It is prescribed in Islam and is mustahabb according to the consensus of the scholars. Imaam Ahmad said, as was narrated from him by Abu Dawood: “I have not heard from any of the scholars that it is anything other than Sunnah.” Continue reading

Patience & Gratitude

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Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 49 | Size: 1 MB

Patience & Gratitude: This is an abridged translation of Uddat as-Sabrin wa dhakhirat ash-shakrin by Ibn Qayyim. The author explains the Islamic concept of sabr (patience) and its counter part shakr (gratitude), in a practical fashion.

Sham Al-din Muhammad Ibn Abi Bakr, Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya. He was born in a small farming village near Damascus, Syria in 691 A.H/.1292 C.E, and he studied under his father who was the local attendant (qayyim) of al-Jawziyya school. Later on, he pursued his quest for knowledge at the hands of renowned masters and scholars of his epoch, as well as he studied the works and teachings of sufi masters known in his time. His schooling centered around Islamic jurisprudence, theology, and the science of prophetic traditions. In the year 712/ 1312 at the age of 21 he joined the study circle of Imam Ibn Taimiyyah who kept him in his company as his closest student and disciple, who later on became his successor. Ibn al-Qayyim was fervent in his devotion to his teacher, and he was an excellent student and disciple of the great Muslim scholar Imam Taqiyyu-Deen Ahmad Ibn Taimiyyah. He defended his religious opinions and approaches, and he compiled and edited most of his works, and taught the same. Because of their perception and opinions, both the teacher and the student were unjustly persecuted, tortured, and humiliated in public by the local authorities then, and they were imprisoned in a single cell, while other disciples were kept separate in the central prison of Damascus, still known to-date as al-Qal‘a. Among the imprisoned scholars, there also was a young man named Ibn Kathïr who later on became as the most renowned Muslim scholar and compiler of the most comprehensive Qur’anic commentaries ‘Tafsïr Ibn Kathïr.’ Upon the death of Imam Ibn Taimiyyah, the disciples were set free from prison, and Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya furthered his studies, and held study circles and classes for his own students. Ibn Jawziyya taught Islamic Jurisprudence at al-Sadriyya school, in Damascus, before he held the position of the Imam of the Jawziyya school for a long period. Most of his writings were compilations, although he authored several books himself, and manuscripts with his own handwriting are preserved today in the central Library of Damascus. In fact, it was considered an honor and a privilege to study in his circle. Among the renowned Muslim scholars who studied under him, we mention Ibn ‘Abd al-Hãdï and Ibn Rajab and others who oft-frequented his circles, and sought his company, such as Imam Ibn Kathïr. Most scholars of the time have acknowledged the author’s excellence, and profound knowledge of Qur’anic interpretation, commentaries on the prophetic traditions, and theology. His extensive knowledge and understanding of Qur’anic commentaries surpassed even some renowned theologians in Islamic history. Ibn Kathïr spoke of him in his book ‘Al-Bidãya wa-’Nihãya, saying: “He was most friendly and kindhearted, he never envied anyone, he never caused harm to anyone, he never bore prejudice against anyone, and I was the closest to his heart. Furthermore, I do not know anyone who is more devout in his worship than him in our time.” A similar opinion also was quoted by Ibn Hijr. Ibn al-Qayyim catered to all the branches of Islamic science, and was particularly known and commended for his commentaries. Al-Hãfiz Ibn Rajab spoke of his teacher, saying: “He was an accomplished scholar of Islamic science, and no one could rival him in his deep understanding of the Qur’an and prophetic saying, and his interpretations were unique in accuracy.” Ibn Rajab narrated that his teacher Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya learned the science of prophetic sayings (Hadïth) from al-Shahãb al-Nãbulsi, Qãdhï Taqiyyu-Deen Sulaimãn, and Fãtima Bint Jawhar, among others. During his early student life, Imam Ibn al-Qayyim sought the company of most shaikhs of his period, and he was particularly proficient in interpreting the Hanbali Muslims. Continue reading

The Signs Before The Day Of Judgement

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Imam Ibn Kathir
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 70 | Size: 1.5 MB

This book is an authoritative source on a matter of central importance to everyone: the events of Akhir al-zaman the final period of this world’s history The work is by Ibn Kathir. an eminent Muslim scholar and is based entirely Upon authentic texts. The many Ahadith or Traditions. The Blessed Prophet Muhammad (S) described the condition in which people would live in those times. Some of the developments foretold by the Prophet (S) have already come to pass such as the construction of high-rise buildings in the Middle East. also the frequent break up of family ties and the almost universal presence of usury.

Numerous Ahadith of the Prophet(S) describe such matters as the Dajjal or Antichrist and other temptations and disasters to which mankind will be subjected to as the disintegration of the natural order of things accelerates. The Last Days are also marked by supernatural apparitions which will manifest on an awesome scale the power of Allah Almigilty. For Muslims there can be no more urgent or momentous questions to confront than these. For non Muslims seeking knowledge about the Islamic perspective. This book presents material of vital importance in a clear English translation.

The author of this book was one of the leading scholars of the 8th century of Islam (the 14th of the Christian era). Born in Busra. Syria. around the turn of that century. Ismail Abu’l-Fadl Umar Ibn Kathir was educated chiefly in Damascus. initially specializing in the study of Hadith. He was strongly influenced by the famous theologian Ibn Taymiyyah In middle age Ibn Kathir himself achieved prominence as a highly versatile scholar. He produced a commentary on the Holy Qur an as well as several noteworthy Volumes in the field of Hadlth and jurispudence. But Ibn Kathir who died at Damascus in 774/1373 was also a historian. His treatise of the history of Islam front which this book is in your hands is an excerpt, extends to fourteen volumes in the printed edition. He also wrote al-Bidayah wa’l-nihayah meaning “The Beginning and the End” indicating that the author Chronicles not only the events of the past but also on the authority of the Prophet (S) – those of the Last Days as well. Continue reading

Beyond Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis And The Betrayal Of Christianity

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Brandon Toropov
Language: English | Format : PDF | Pages: 148 | Size: 1.5 MB

The book is called Beyond Mere Christianity for two reasons. First, in response to C.S. Lewis’ influential 1952 work, Mere Christianity, which stands as a masterpiece of Christian apologetics. The second reason, perhaps less obvious, is that a case can be made, based on current, responsible Gospel scholarship, that Jesus was calling his people to the Salvation that lies beyond the worship of the merely created, the Salvation that relies instead on the direct worship of the Creator. I believe emphatically that the authentic words of Jesus invite us to move beyond what is conventionally understood as Christianity for this Salvation. Continue reading

The Blind Following Of Madhhabs

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Shaykh Muhammad Sultan al-Khajnadee
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 65 | Size: 1 MB

Anyone who comes across the discussions of the followers of the madhhabs will not doubt that the misfortune of blind-following of madhhabs is one of the causes of decline of the Muslims and their backwardness. It has transformed their minds so that they do not think except with the minds of other people. The Imaams and their first students – rahimahumullaah – did not blindly stick to their own opinions like these followers who have forgotten a large portion of the advice given by the Imaams. Thus Shaytaan has caused enmity and hatred between them so that they relit a fire which Allaah had extinguished and in reality, they turned away from the sayings of the Mujtahid Imaams and clung onto the hypothetical answers given by late-comers who did not leave anything of the madhhabs except their names. Many scholars throughout the ages have understood this fact and so they have written about it and done well. But the work of ‘Allaamah al-Ma’soomee – rahimahullaah – Hadiyyat us-Sultaan ilaa Muslimee Bilaad il-Yaabaan is, despite its small size, perhaps one of the most beneficial books written on the subject. This is this due to its excellent style and strength of proofs, to the point that it is a fatal blow to the misfortune of blind-following of madhhabs. This is a concise version of this book, edited by Shaykh Saleem al- Hilaalee. This book was translated into English by Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank. We ask Allaah, the Blessed and Most High, to make this work beneficial to the Muslims. Those who do not give precedence to anything before Allaah and His Messenger, so that they may unsheathe the sword of knowledge, which is: ‘Allaah says… His Messenger says…’ And ride upon the back of truth, which is acquiring knowledge along with its proof. Thus expelling from Islaam the alterations of those going beyond bounds, the false claims of the deceptive, the misinterpretations of the ignorant and the bigotry of the blind- followers: those who pick and choose from the Qur’aan and divide up their Deen into sects and become separate groups. Continue reading

Stories Of The Qur’an

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Imam Ibn Kathir
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 111 | Size: 1 MB

Here we are with the book Stories of the Qur’an by AI-Hafiz Isma` il Ibn Katheer Ad- Dimashqi (May Allah rest his soul), taking a tour throughout the stories mentioned in the Glorious Qur’ an pertaining to which Allah the Almighty says: {Indeed in their stories, there is a lesson for men of understanding}. (Yusuf, 111) Yes, in order to find admonition, lessons and exemplary models! This book of ours handles the stories that are cited in the Glorious Qur’an, gathered from the book titled, Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah (The Beginning and the End). The book also covers a number of stories that were not included in Al- Bidayah wan-Nihayah, such as that of Harut and Marut. Also, stories of Allah’s Prophets and Messengers (Peace be upon them all) are not included here as they are already detailed in Ibn Katheer’s other book Stories of the Prophets. Continue reading