[Ulum Al Qur’an] An Introduction To The Sciences Of The Qur’an


Ahmad von Denffer
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 61 | Size: 1 MB

The Qur’an contains the revelations of Allah, the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe, to mankind. It is the message from God to man and therefore of utmost importance to us. To properly grasp a message, one needs first of all to understand its contents exactly, and for this purpose one must study the Qur’an deeply and in detail. In fact, some people do spend their whole lives studying the Qur’an, reading and reflecting upon it and, as they grow and develop, both physically and spiritually, they discover for themselves new meanings and implications. Secondly, some special knowledge of the circumstances that surround the message is also necessary for fuller understanding of its meaning and implications. Although some part of this special knowledge can be derived from the Qur’an itself, there remain other areas of knowledge that can only be discovered by wider study and research. Muslims have from earliest times, applied themselves not only to the message from Allah the Qur’an but also to its setting and framework, and the preoccupation with these ultimately developed into the ‘sciences’ of or ‘knowledge’ about the Qur’an, known as “ulum al-qur’an’. The contents of this book are an Introduction to the Sciences of Quran.  This concise book deals with traditional Quaranic subjects such as the meaning of revelation, history and transmission of Quaranic text, asbab al-nuzul, exegesis, etc. Ulum al-Qur’an also contains issues of more recent origin, for instance the recording of the Qur’an and orientalists’ views regarding the Quran. The concluding chapter of this literature contains valuable practical advice for reading and studying the Holy Book of Islam. Continue reading

Ibn Taymiyyah Expounds On Islam


Ibn Tamiyyah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 727 | Size: 61 MB

This is the english book “Ibn Tamiyyah Expounds on Islam” – A book of various fataawaa on Islamic faith, life and society. Translated by Muhammad Abdul Haqq Ansari and printed by The Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America (IIASA). Continue reading

The Islamic Ruling On The Permissibility Of Self-Sacrificial Operations Suicide Or Martyrdom


Shaykh Yusuf ibn Salih Al-‘Uyayrī
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 60 | Size: 1.5 MB

People today have neglected this great symbol of Islām, and pursued this lowly worldly life, what they love, thinking good lies in what they love, and failing to realize that good lies in that which Allāh has ordained. Allāh has blessed us, here in Chechnya, by allowing us to fight kufr – represented by the Russian army, and we ask Allāh to strengthen and assist us. We praise Allāh also for allowing us to have scored victories over the enemy. Some of us have fulfilled their obligations (i.e. martyred); and some of us are still waiting. Verily, Allāh has fulfilled His promise to us, and granted us dignity through Jihād, after we had been in humility. Our martyred brothers have written, with their blood – InShā’Allāh, a history we can be proud of, and their blood has been spilled and flows for the sake of Lā Ilāha Illā Allāh – that is how we know them as, and we know none more than Allāh does. For Allāh, the limbs of our brothers are cut to pieces, and for Allāh, their heads are scattered. Rather, their sacrifices only increase us in eagerness and longing for our own martyrdom – So that tomorrow, we can meet the Beloved Ones, Muhammad and the Companions. And Oh what happiness and joy! For the one who meets his Lord, and finds him pleased with him, and that he will soon be resurrected alongside the Prophets, the Siddīqīn, the martyrs, and the righteous. And how excellent those companions are! Continue reading

Memorizing The Qur’an


Abdur-Rahman Abdul Khaaliq
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 07 | Size: 1 MB

The contents of this concise book are an avice for those intending to memorize the noble Quran.  Included in this book are the following headings which if perfected should insh’Allah increase the speed of memorizing Quran and also make it easier to commit the Quran to memory permanently:

1. Ikhlaas – (Sincerity)
2. Pronunciation and Recitation
3. A Daily Limit for Memorisation
4. Not Surpassing your Limit.
5. Using the Same Copy of the Quran
6. Understanding is the Way to Memorising
7. Only move on when recitation flow’s.
8. Reciting to Others
9. Constantly Returning to what one has Memorised
10. Being Aware of the c Parts of the Quran
11. Taking Advantage of the Golden Years of Memorizing Continue reading

Introduction To The Study Of The Qur’an


M. Mawdudi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 13 | Size: 1 MB

We are accustomed to reading books which present information, ideas and arguments systematically and coherently. So, when we embark on the study of the Qur’an, we expect that this book too will revolve around a definite subject, that the subject matter of the book will be clearly defined at the beginning and will then be neatly divided into sections and chapters, after which discussion will proceed in a logical sequence. We likewise expect a separate and systematic arrangement of c and guidance for each of the various aspects of human life.

However, as soon as we open the Qur’an we encounter a hitherto completely unfamiliar genre of literature. We notice that it embodies precepts of belief and conduct, moral directives, legal prescriptions, exhortation and admonition, censure and condemnation of evildoers, warnings to deniers of the Truth, good tidings and words of consolation and good cheer to those who have suffered for the sake of God, arguments and corroborative evidence in support of its basic message, allusions to anecdotes from the past and to signs of God visible in the universe. Moreover, these myriad subjects alternate without any apparent system; quite unlike the books to which we are accustomed, the Qur’an deals with the same subject over and over again, each time couched in a different phraseology… Continue reading

How Are We Obligated To Interpret The Noble Qur’aan


Shaykh Naseeruddin Albanii
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 28 | Size: 1 MB

This book is a complete translation of a treatise entitled “Kayfa Yajibu ‘alaynaa an Nufassir al-Qur’aan-al-Kareem” (How are we Obligated to Interpret the Noble Qur’aan). The source used for the translation was the Al-Maktabah al-Islaamiyyah first edition published in 1421H. The foundation of this treatise is questions that were posed to the Shaikh, may Allaah have mercy on him, to which he responded in recorded format. These questions and answers were then transcribed, printed on paper and presented to the Shaikh who read them and commented on them in his own handwriting. The publishing house printed and distributed the book after the death of Imaam Al-Albaanee due to the great benefit found in the work since the author discusses several rules and principles related to interpreting the meanings of the Qur’aan, which every Muslim should follow when trying to understand the Book of Allaah. It is important to note also that in his biographical account of Imaam Al-Albaanee, Shaikh ‘Alee Al-Halabee counted this treatise as being one of his works. Continue reading

Chapter Introductions To The Qur’an


Abul Ala Mawdudi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 251 | Size: 3 MB

Maududi’s translation and commentary on the Qur’an “The Meaning of the Qur’an” ranks as one of the best such works in existence today. Unlike many early translators Maududi uses the standard technique of providing an explanation of the Qur’anic verses from the Sunnah of the Prophet (sas) including the historical reasons behind the verses. Continue reading

Meaning Of The Holy Qur’an (Pickthall)


Marmaduke Pickthall
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 211 | Size: 1 MB

Complete transaltion of the Holy Qur’an by Marmaduke Pickthall in the English Language. Marmaduke Pickthall (1875–May 19, 1936) was a Western Islamic scholar, noted as a poetic translator of the Qur’an into English. A convert from Christianity to Islam, Pickthall was a novelist, esteemed by D. H. Lawrence, H. G. Wells, and E. M. Forster, as well as a journalist, headmaster, and political and religious leader. He declared his Islam in dramatic fashion after delivering a talk on ‘Islam and Progress’ on November 29, 1917, to the Muslim Literary Society in Notting Hill, West London. Continue reading

Four Key Concepts From The Qur’an


M. Mawdudi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 32 | Size: 1 MB

Ilah, Rabb, Deen and ’Ibadah, are four terms basic to the whole teaching of the Qur’an. Through- out its pages, it  stresses again and again that Allah Almighty is the Rabb and the Ilah ;that there is no ilah but He, nor is there  any other rabb, nor does He share with anyone else the qualities and attributes implied by these terms. He, and He  alone should therefore be accepted as one’s Ilah and Rabb, and no-one else should in the least be believed to  possess the attributes which these words imply. It also demands that we should give our ibadah to Him and Him  alone, and not to anyone else, and make our deen exclusive to Him and reject all other deens! And to every  Messenger We ordained before you (O Prophet), the message which We gave for himself and for others) was none other  than that ”There is no Ilah but Myself, and therefore give your ’ibadah to Me alone… Continue reading

The Excellent Qualities Of The Holy Qur’an


Muhammed ibn Abd Al Wahab
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 17 | Size: 1 MB

This is an English version of the book entitled Fada il-e-Qur’an originally written in Arabic by the Imam Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Wahb, an eminent Muslim Scholar, and translated into Urdu by Maulana Mahmud Ahmad Ghazanfar, Mab’uth, Dar al-Ifta, Government of Saudi Arabia. Strictly speaking it is not a literal rendering of the original; rather it is the presentation of the meaning of the original in easy English language; in presenting the meaning, however, an attempt has been made to be very close to the original.

All footnotes are added by the Translator to clarify difficult phrases and words, and to  provide the reader with more relevant information. It is hoped that this small book will be of great help to the Englishknowing reader in his understanding of the Holy Qur’an. I must record my sincere thanks to Maulana Ghazanfar for carefully going through the manuscript and making valuable suggestions for improving the rendering. May Allah accept this humble effort of a worker who is neither a well versed Scholar nor a reputed Writer, and forgive him for the mistakes and shortcomings due to his ignorance and lack of knowledge.Muhammad Iqbal Siddiqi.’ Continue reading