The Religion Of Ibrahim And The Calling Of The Prophets And Messengers (PBUT) – Second Edition

Abu Muhammad Aasim al-Maqdisi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 218 | Size: 2 MB

The Religion Of Ibrahim And The Calling Of The Prophets And Messengers and the Methods of the Transgressing Rulers in Dissolving it and Turning the Callers Away from it. We present to the English reader, Millat Ibrāhīm, by the noble Shaykh, Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisī, may Allāh preserve him. This particular treatise has been an influential and significant book with many of the contemporary Islāmic groups intent upon forming an Islāmic state. Herein, the author draws several parallels between the form of idolatry in the time of the Messenger of Allāh (PBUH) and that which the apostate regimes have instituted from fabricated laws and methodologies of falsehood in the lands of the Muslims, which are the main obstacles to the formation of such a state.

In doing so, he touches upon the very basis of Tawhīd and the obligation of the slave not only to hold these false deities with contempt inwardly – be they idols made of stone, or trees, or stars or the man-made legislations – but outwardly as well. And while most Muslims are familiar with the concept of having enmity towards the polytheists (Mushrikīn) and their false deities, within their hearts, there seems to be a pervasive lack of awareness regarding the outward enmity and what is required to be demonstrated in terms of aggression and hostility and warfare. And so, as the author points out, although most Muslims are aware of certain aspects of the events of Ibrāhīm’s life, may the blessings of Allāh be upon him, the various points of his Millah, in terms of his enmity towards the people of Shirk and Kufr and his taking them and that which they worshipped as enemies, both inwardly and outwardly, remain unclear to most. Therefore, the reader is encouraged to pay close attention, throughout the book, to the Shaykh’s points because, although there are many excellent books available in English regarding Tawhīd, this particular aspect has not been covered in the detail that it deserves for the English reader.

As the author mentions in his introduction, this edition of Millat Ibrāhīm was a follow-up to its initial publication. And subsequently, the Shaykh has addressed some of the comments that had been made about the original book and then included his refutation upon these comments within the introduction to this second edition. This is a very valuable segment as it provides a revealing glance into the mindsets of those who have objected to this subject matter being put forth by the Shaykh, may Allāh preserve him. So the reader is advised to pay close attention to the points, which the opposition has raised in relation to this book, as well as to the accompanying refutation upon these points. And in this way, the reader will attain a more comprehensive view of the nature of the dispute between those who call for Millah of Ibrāhīm in its true form, and those who attempt to restrict its application in our time by means of diluting it and creating ambiguities and doubts concerning it. And to Allāh are the grievances.

Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi. born 1378 A.H. (1959 A.D.) in the province of Nablus, Palestine,At a young age his family emigrated to Kuwait. He later studied at the University of Mosul in Iraq. He began to travel around Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in order to visit the numerous religious students and sheikhs. He than began to study the writings of Sheikh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah and Imam Ibnul Qayyim. While in Medinah he read the writings of Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab and was strongly influenced by them. Maqdisi travelled to Pakistan and Afghanistan and met many of the mujahid groups there at the time. In 1992 he returned to Jordan. He began to denounce the Jordanian government and the man-made laws that were being implemented there. His teachings gained many adherents and this earned him the attention of the government, and he was arrested and imprisoned. During the years 1995-1999. He was later released and stayed in Jordan, where he was later rearrested on terrorism charges for conspiring to attack American targets in Jordan. He was released again in July 2005, but arrested again after he gave an interview to al Jazeera.He was released again in 2008. Continue reading

The Path To The Land Of The Battle

Imam Yusuf ibn Salih Al-Uyayri
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 12 | Size: 1 MB

Indeed, many of the Muslims today are completely aware that the Jihād has become Fardh ‘Ayn [obligatory on each and every single individual] upon this Ummah, to repel the Crusading Onslaught against the lands of the Muslims. And the Muslims are also completely aware that the Mujāhidīn – nay, this Islāmic Ummah – is in dire necessity of true men who will fight for the sake of this Dīn, and for the blood and honor of the Muslims. But alas! The majority of the Muslims have not translated this awareness into action, the fruit of which should be their joining (the Victorious Group) in the Land of the Battle. Instead, they waste themselves and melt away when they are asked something like: “Where is the path to the lands of the Jihād? How can we get to the lands of the confrontations?”

And with deep sadness, the response this question gets from most of the sons of Muslims, is not a response in which they begin to look for the path sincerely by searching for the means and links – but rather, they respond by sitting, and by not searching for the means and links, and they fool themselves by thinking this to be an excuse which will be accepted when they are standing in front of Allāh. So the author will discuss here regarding the path to the Jihād, and how the Ummah can reach it, and what the meaning of “the path to the Jihād” implies. Continue reading

39 Ways To Serve And Participate In Jihad

Muhammad bin Ahmad as-Salim
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 65 | Size: 1 MB

My noble brothers: the times in which we live are times of tribulation and estrangement for Islām that history has not witnessed before, where strangeness has become the norm and tribulation has become widespread, and where the entire Earth has become a stage for this conflict and for the expulsion of those who are firm upon their Dīn and hold onto it and defend it with their tongues and weapons… therefore, the entire world has announced its war on terrorism – or, rather, on Jihād – and its opposition to it and its various forms from being utilized by the Muslims.

So, Islām attacked from a single bow, and the nations of disbelief and their helpers from every corner of the Earth gathered against at-Tā’ifah al-Mansūrah1 that took upon its shoulders this war against disbelief and the disbelievers – a clear and intense war void of any rest or mercy – until the Command of Allāh arrives while they are upon that, and they will not be harmed by those who betray them from the treacherous or defeated Muslims or those who have drowned in the mud of this lowly worldly life. And they will not be harmed by those who oppose them from the groups of disbelief and the gangs of apostates and deniers, or from the misguided innovators. And there is no doubt that Jihād today is from the most virtuous of means of gaining nearness to Allāh. In fact, it is an obligation that Allāh has obligated upon us, and there is nothing more obligatory upon the Muslims after having belief in Allāh than Jihād and repelling the invader who has occupied the lands of the Muslims.

Jihād today is the Ummah’s only choice, as the enemy today has occupied the lands of the Muslims – one by one – as Allāh the Exalted said: “…And they will never cease fighting you until they cause you to turn back from your Dīn, if they are able to do so, the Muslims today are left with no choice but that of Jihād and the language of weaponry.

Tell me, by your Lord: an invading enemy who has occupied lands, violated honor, made orphans out of children and widows out of women, has begun to strike at Islām in every valley… after all of this, is there a doubt that the only way to come to an understanding with this enemy is through the language of force and revenge? Continue reading

The Grave (Punishment And Blessings)

Husayn al-Awayishah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 96 | Size: 7 MB

Questions abound about what happens after death. In Western societies, in particular, there is a great deal of speculation on these matters. Muslims, however, have answers to these questions. Islam tells us what we can expect when we have finally make our exit from this world ; we are also given ample guidance as to how we may best prepare ourselves and earn the rewards of Paradise in the Hereafter . In this book, Husayn al-æAwayishah outlines the Islamic teaching on death and the grave . It is an essential reading for any Muslim who wants to know more about this topic from the authentic sources of Islam. Continue reading

Salvation Through Repentance (An Islamic View)

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 91 | Size: 8 MB

This book clearly and concisely presents the Islamic concept of Tawbah (repentance) and its viewpoint wherein salvation by faith and salvation by deeds are combined in a truly unique manner. A book that is relevant to every Muslim. Continue reading