Translation Of The Meanings Of The Noble Qur’an In The Thai Language

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Islamic University Of Al Madinah Al Munawwarah
Language: Thai | Format: PDF | Pages: 1794 | Size: 26.5 MB

The Qur’an (”Qor-Ann”) is a Message from Allah (swt) to humanity. It was transmitted to us in a chain starting from the Almighty Himself (swt) to the angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad (saw). This message was given to the Prophet (saw) in pieces over a period spanning approximately 23 years (610 CE to 632 CE). The Prophet (saw) was 40 years old when the Qur’an began to be revealed to him, and he was 63 when the revelation was completed. The language of the original message was Arabic, but it has been translated into many other languages.

The Qur’an is one of the two sources which form the basis of Islam. The second source is the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw). What makes the Qur’an different from the Sunnah is primarily its form. Unlike the Sunnah, the Qur’an is literally the Word of Allah (swt), whereas the Sunnah was inspired by Allah but the wording and actions are the Prophet’s (saw). The Qur’an has not been expressed using any human’s words. Its wording is letter for letter fixed by no one but Allah.

Prophet Muhammad (saw) was the final Messenger of Allah to humanity, and therefore the Qur’an is the last Message which Allah (swt) has sent to us. Its predecessors such as the Torah, Psalms, and Gospels have all been superseded. It is an obligation – and blessing – for all who hear of the Qur’an and Islam to investigate it and evaluate it for themselves. Allah (swt) has guaranteed that He will protect the Qur’an from human tampering, and today’s readers can find exact copies of it all over the world. The Qur’an of today is the same as the Qur’an revealed to Muhammad (saw) 1400 years ago.

The Qur’an was revealed in pure Arabic to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) over a period of twenty-three years ending in 632 A.D., the year he passed away. The first revelation was only five verses, the first five verses of Chapter 96. Among the very early revelations are Surah 73, 74, 80 and 97. The revelations were sent by Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala (SWT), the creator and sustainer of the universe, and transmitted to him by the Archangel Jibril (as) (Gabriel). The revelations he received were sometimes a few verses, a part of a chapter or the whole chapter. Some revelations came down in response to an inquiry by the nonbelievers. The ordering of the Qur’an is not the same as the revelations. Archangel Jibril (as) taught the ordering of Ayat and Surahs (refer to Surah 75) as he transmitted the revelations to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

The Qur’an speaks in the first person, i.e., Allah’s commandments to its creation. The Qur’an also uses the royal “We” for Allah’s commandments. The main theme of the Qur’an and all previous revelations has been the absolute oneness of Allah, the creator and sustainer of the universe, who is without partner(s). Allah (Glory be to Him) did not beget nor was He begotten. The Qur’anic verses address people in a variety of ways depending on the context. It says “O mankind” and “O people” in a general sense addressing to all people, and in other instances “O believers” for those who have already accepted the message of Qur’an.

The Qur’an is the direct Word of Allah and it does not contain a single alphabet from anyone, even Prophet Muhammad. The sayings of Prophet Muhammad are contained in separate compilations known as Hadith, and include his deeds, lifestyle, and decisions on a variety of issues. The Qur’an and Hadith form the foundation of daily life of a practicing Muslim. The Qur’an has not changed by even an alphabet since its revelation fourteen centuries ago. Allah (SWT) has promised in the Qur’an that He will preserve it to the end of time. It is also for this reason there is no need for any new prophet or revelation (guidance) to come to humankind. The Qur’an is read in Arabic with great emphasis on the accuracy of recitation, including the recognition of diacritical marks and places where one pauses momentarily or stops.

The Arabic word Surah is loosely translated as chapter and Ayah as verse for the English readers who are unfamiliar with Qura’nic concepts. The Ayah (plural Ayat) means a sign. Those who have read the meaning of the Qur’an thoroughly and have had time to reflect upon them appreciate the word ayah as it is truly a sign from Allah (SWT), the lord of the universe, the absolute, without any partners or associate. Allah is the personal name of God, the Lord of the universe, the owner of the day of judgement. The word Allah is not subject to gender (male or female, such as god or goddess) or plurality (such as gods or goddesses). This word is found in Semitic languages, spoken by Prophets (I’sa) Jesus and (Musa) Moses, peace be upon them both (as).

According to the Qur’an, Allah sent Numerous Nabi (prophets) and Rasool (messengers), i.e., those prophets who were also given revelations or books from Allah. Among them are many that are also mentioned in the old and new testaments, and others that are specifically mentioned in the Qur’an. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) came about six centuries after Prophet I’sa (Jesus) and was the last prophet of Allah. He is the seal of the Prophets. The words Islam and Muslim are defined in the Qur’an, and Allah (SWT) states in the Qur’an that the religion of all Prophets was Islam and called them Muslims. Specifically, Prophet Abraham, among others, is called a Muslim in the Qur’an. The word Islam means total submission (to the will and commandments of Allah). It is derived from the root word SLM and salam means peace (shalom in Hebrew). A Muslim is one who submits to the will and commandments of Allah. The Qur’an is sent for both humankind and Jinns. Continue reading

In The Shade Of The Qur’an – Fi Dhilal Al Qur’an – Sayyid Qutb (15 Volumes)

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Sayyid Qutb
Language: English | Format: PDF | Volumes: 15 | Size: 20 MB

Ever since its revelation 1400 years ago, the Qur’an has been a book of guidance and inspiration, a reference point, and a rich source of social and moral dynamism for hundreds of millions of people throughout the world who believe it to be immutable word of God. Hardly a generation passes without a fresh attempt to unravel the meanings of the Qur’an and gain deeper insight into its universal message within a contemporary perspective.

In The Shade Of The Qur’an is more than ‘just another’ commentary; yet it is not too over-reaching or outlandish to be a completely new interpretation. It is an earnest, sincere and sober look at man’s contemporary achievements and difficulties in the light of the message of the Qur’an. It is an effort to vigorously explore its rich wisdom, and expand its invaluable guidance for the benefit of an increasingly ’sophisticated’ , yet highly perplexed modern society.

The work, which is by far Sayyid Qutb’s largest and most profound, spans the whole of the text of the Qur’an. It was written, and partly re-written, over a period of more than 15 years, most of which the author had spent in Egyptian prisons, during the 1950s and 1960s. In it is embedded Sayyid Qutb’s insight, highly esteemed intellectual vigor, and his widely-acclaimed literary prowess.

In The Shade Of The Qur’an has been universally recognized as an outstanding contribution to Islamic thought and scholarship, to which students and scholars, as well as contemporary Islamic revivalist movements all over the world, owe a great deal. Now that it is available in English, it will continue to enlighten and inspire millions more. It will take its rightful place as an indispensable work of reference for a proper understanding of contemporary Islamic thinking. Continue reading

A Call To Migrate From The Lands Of The Disbelievers To The Lands Of The Muslims

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Shaykh ‘Abd al‐‘Azīz bin Sālih al‐Jarbū’
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 66 | Size: 1 MB

The believers have had a recent taste of the calls of the delinquents in our societies – those who seek to deceive their religion and Ummah – for the Muslims to gather and live with the disbelievers, and that we must fear for ourselves from ourselves – not from the West, and not from the disbelieving, apostate governments – and that there is no problem whatsoever for us in living with the Jews and Christians, or with the regimes that serve them, and that the problem with the West and the apostate regimes is in living with us. These deceivers are confused between the mercy and freedom given by Islām to the People of the Book – a very narrow, specific freedom – versus taking them as allies, and between the delaying of implementing the rulings of apostasy upon the apostates due to the lack of ability to do so versus loving to live with them, since they have never been exposed to the true nature of this religion. They lack deep faith in this belief, and they do not realize the nature of the battle between us and the enemies of Allāh, who are of various beliefs, some even being from those who ascribe themselves to Islām. Continue reading

The Refutation Of The Doubts Concerning Bay’ah And Imaarah

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Shaykh ‘Abdul-Qādir Ibn ‘Abdil-‘Azīz
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 216 | Size: 1 MB

This small treatise was extracted and compiled from two chapters of the book “Al-‘Umdah Fī I’dād Al-‘Uddah Lil-Jihādi Fī Sabīlillāhi Ta’āla” by Shaykh ‘Abdul-Qādir Ibn ‘Abdil-‘Azīz, may Allāh, the Most High, free him from prison. We have selected this section for translation and distribution, in light of the current conditions of chaos and division, which has resulted from our nation’s lack of organization, coupled with the plotting of the enemies of Islām, in the absence of general authority and leadership. Also, it is directed to the youth of the Islamic nation (Ummah) who are burdened with the task of taking up and carrying the flag in defense of their Religion (Dīn) and to salvage the fleeting leadership and commitment to reform, from within the Islamic groups and organizations. Continue reading

An Index To The Qur’an

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Islamic Server Home
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 36 | Size: 1 MB

The Index of the Quran is intended to make the Holy Book approachable to the reader. In this meticulous and painstaking effort, the author has attempted to put together verses in the qquran dealing with one subject together in one place in a particular sequence. Continue reading

Tafsir Of Surah Al-Fatihah: The Opening

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Memphis Dawah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 49 | Size: 1 MB

This commentary is a compilation gathered from a number of commentaries written. These being: · Tafseer at-Tabaree · Tafseer al-Qurtubi [Jaami lil Ahkaam al-Qur’an] · Tafseer ibn Katheer · Tafseer ash-Shawkanee [Fath al-Qadeer] · Tafseer as-Sa`dee [Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahman] · Tafseer ash-Shanqeetee [Adwaa al-Bayaan fee Eedaah al-Qur’an bil Qur’an]. Continue reading