The Four Foundations Of Shirk

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Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab (rahimahullah)
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 65 | Size: 2 MB

In this book the author explains the dangerous concept of shirk through four simple principles. The sin of shirk or associating partners with Allah is the most reprehensible act that a person can do. It is for this reason that this sin is the one sin that Allah has promised He will never forgive. Unfortunately many Muslims who are unaware of the reality of shirk fall into it out of ignorance. This short treatise is an ideal work for the Muslim in order to understand the essence of shirk, and thus essential reading for the one who wishes to avoid falling into the greatest trap of shaytan. The explanation of the work of Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab has been taken from the works of Ibn Jibrin, Salih Al al-Sheikh, and other major scholars.

First Foundation of Shirk
The disbelievers, whom the Messenger fought, affirmed (Tawheed of Allah’s Lordship) that Allah is the Creator and Disposer of all affairs, yet their affirmation did not enter them into Islam (why?)

Second Foundation
The mushrikeen, who were called mushrikeen (i.e., disbelievers) by Allah and were declared to be eternally abiding in Hell, did not commit Shirk in Allah’s Lordship. They did not claim that their lords create and provide with Allah or they benefit or harm, or run the affairs alongside Allah but they did take their deities as intercessors Shafaa’ah (intercession) and its Types

Third Foundation
Allah’s Messenger came to a people who differed in their object of worship; some worshiped the Angels while others worshiped the Prophets and pious, also there were those who worshiped stones and trees and some worshiped the sun and the moon, but the Prophet did not differentiate between them – rather he (PBUH) considered all of them to be mushrikeen

Fourth Foundation
The mushrikeen (those who commit shirk) of our time are worse in Shirk than the previous generations because the former generations committed Shirk during times of ease but they would become sincere during difficult times unlike the mushrikeen of today, whose Shirk is continuous; at times of ease and hardship. Continue reading

The Muslim Khilafa

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Gharm Allah Al-Ghamdy
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 10 | Size: 1 MB

Khalifa is an Arabic word literally meaning “one who replaces someone else who left or died” (English: caliph). In the context of Islam, however, the word acquires a narrower meaning. The Muslim Khalifa is the successor (in a line of successors) to Prophet Muhammad’s position as the political, military, and administrative leader of the Muslims. The prophetic role of Muhammad is strictly not included in this definition, as the Qur’an and Hadith clearly state that Muhammad was the last of the prophets. Khilafa is a related Arabic word which, in the context of Islam, is used to denote the government of the Muslim state, of which the Khalifa is the head. A workable analogy of Khalifa and Khilafa is president and presidency or king and monarchy. The Khilafa is a fard kifaya on the ummah.

Contents:

# Definition of Khilafa and Khalifa
# The duties and responsibilities of the Khalifa
# The prerequisites to becoming the Khalifa
# How the Khalifa may be chosen
# The Majlis-Ash-Shura
# How the Majlis-ash-Shura selects the Khalifa
# Using force to choose the Khalifa
# Disobeying and removing the Khalifa
# Who has the authority to remove a bad Khalifa
# The removal of the Khalifa
# The Khilafa of Abu Bakr Continue reading