Salah Ad-Deen Al-Ayubi (3 Volumes)

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Dr. Ali Muhammad Sallaabee
Language: English | Format: PDF | Volumes: 3 | Size: 11 MB

As a soldier, a ruler, and a human being, Sultan Salahuddin Ayubi was a person of phenomenal attributes. The hero of hundreds of battles was the person who for 20 years braved the storm of the Crusaders and ultimately pushed them back. The world has hardly witnessed a more chivalrous and humane conqueror. His unmatchable battle tactics and gallantry as a soldier, heroic statesmanship and his strength of character won him the respect of even his foes. known for liberating the holy city of Jerusalem from the Crusaders.

The renowned contemporary Arab historian of Islam, Dr. Ali M. Sallabi has written a fascinating biography of a man who looms larger than life throughout history, yet who remains largely unknown to people outside of the Arab world.

Dr. Sallabi’s meticulous research has effectively filled that gap in our knowledge. His work is more than just a biography, as the readers will see. Continue reading

Black Flags From The East

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Anonymous
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 83 | Size: 1 MB

The Syrian Revolution:

The revolution of Syria is one of the most shocking turn of events in the early 21st century.

The people of Syria were bold enough to start demonstrations in the year 2011 against their Alawite Shi’a sect dictatorship – the Assad regime which stems all the way back to the early 1960s (starting with Hafiz Assad and now Bashar al Assad). The people of Syria had been dominated by tyrants and secret police (Shabiha – meaning ‘ghosts’), wherein over half the population were spies for the dictatorship (most out of fear for their own safety). If any person was even slightly suspected of being revolutionary, ‘extra’ religious or anti-Assad, their entire family would be raped, imprisoned, tortured, cut up (literally) and killed. This dictatorship and fear lasts and is still running for around 50years (1963- 2012+). Tens of thousands of Syrians were and are now being raped and killed by these (Alawite shi’a) dictators who considered the majority of the Syrian (Sunni) population their enemies.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

“When the people of Sham (Syria, Jordan, Palestine) become corrupt then there will be no good in you. And there will not cease to be a group from my Ummah [nation] being helped; those that oppose them will not harm them, until the hour is established.” (Tirmidhi 2/30 – Authentic)

Similarly, when the people of Syria become good, the rest of the Muslim world will become good, successful and prosperous.

Since the Zionist and western powers had verbally supported Egypt’s transition from a Hosni Mubarak dictatorship (ruling for 20+ years) to a democracy in late 2010-11 because of the Egyptian revolution, it would be hypocritical of them to support the dictator Bashar al Assad. As a result, they stayed neutral to the oppressed revolutionaries of Syria, probably hoping that that the Bashar al Assad regime (which was guarding the Zionist Israel state from Islamists) would quash the revolution.

The Armed Syrian Revolution:

The peaceful Syrian demonstrators started to get shot at by the Shabiha (secret police of Syria) and they would ask the world community for help. But no world power helped them. Gradually some low ranked Syrian soldiers (majority being Sunnis) deserted from the army, giving rise to militias who would defend the Sunni majority population. Now the revolution was armed and becoming increasingly a religious war, the militias began to increase in number. (picture below: rebels praying in congregation).

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The beginning of AQ in the Syrian revolution (2011- 12):

A suspected Syrian AQ affiliate called Jubhat al Nusra (which survived in Syria as a proxy like AQI in Iraq during the era of Saddam) turned its back to the Syrian regime.

Jubhat al Nusra began to support the Syrian revolutionaries since they were Sunnis like them (note:

Salafis are Sunnis in that they follow the same Prophetic teachings unlike the Shi’a.)

The revolutionaries found light weaponry from deserted Syrian soldiers, as well as bribing Syrian soldiers with money to sell them weapons. Jubhat al Nusra was able to smuggle better weapons and expert bomb makers in from neighboring Iraq (since the Islamic State of Iraq was associated with them in ideology). This allowed the newly formed militias (the Free Syrian Army [FSA]) to grow and gain major successes . As I write this now (November 2012), there is a balance in territory between the revolutionaries and the Syrian dictatorship.

When it became inevitable (mid 2012) to Western powers that the Assad regime would not survive in the long run, they decided to support the Syrian revolution in words only – to gain influence over them, and to ensure that the end results of the revolution was a democratic state which is in accordance with Western interests (the Arab people consider this hypocritical since no western power criticized the 50 year old Assad regime as a dictatorship or undemocratic or against human rights against the Sunni population, and now they are criticizing the Islamist revolutionaries for wanting to rule according to the what they spilt their blood for). Continue reading

Al-Ghurabah In Light Of Ash-Shaam

Ustadh Uthman Lateef

Who are the Ghurabah (Strangers)?

Amidst the current crisis in Syria, who are the Ghurabah?

How can we aid those who are suffering?

How can we become amongst the Ghurabah?

The Prophet SAW said “Islam began as something strange, and it will return as something strange the way it began. So Tooba for the Strangers”. Continue reading

The Battle of Badr – The Mother Of All Battles

Shiekh Ahmad Musa Jibril | http://ahmadjibril.com/

“Permission to fight is given to those (i.e. believers against those disbelievers), who are fighting them, (and) because they (believers) have been wronged, and surely Allah is Able to give them (believers) victory.” [(22): 39)] Continue reading

Ramadan: The Month Of Victory

Sheikh Abu Adnan

Sheikh Abu Adnan speaks about the virtues of Ramadan and gives some advice about how we should worship and act during ramadan and how we should keep our good deeds outside of ramadan. This is another very beneficial lesson by our beloved Sheikh. Continue reading

The Calamities Of Ash-Shaam

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Sheikh Abu Adnan

Urgent lecture explaining the situation in Ash-shaam and that the Authority (Tamkeen) cannot be given in the land without trials, tests and calamities as this is a universal way of Allah, as it was the case of the Prophets and the true believers. The lecture also incites us to support the brothers in As-shaam by any means possible.

Sheikh Abu Adnan is currently the Amir of the Global Islamic Youth Centre in Sydney, Australia. He is heavily involved in presenting informative lectures on a regular basis to a variety of audiences, delivering Juma’ah Khutbah, assisting and training potential Islamic speakers as well as playing a lead role within the Sydney Muslim community. Sheikh Abu Adnan also helped set up the Islamic College of Australia and currently holds the position of Deputy Principal at the college. He teaches many authentic Islamic courses concerning Fiqh, Tafseer, Seerah, Aqeedah, Hadeeth and Quranic Sciences, all of which require students to graduate with certified documentation. Continue reading

Commanders Of The Muslim Army: Among The Companions Of The Prophet (PBUH)

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Mahmood Ahmad Ghadanfar
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 396 | Size: 3 MB

This book is about the lives of those noble Companions and Commanders who led the Islamic forces in the violent and strife-torn arenas of conflict against the Kuffar (disbelievers). They struck terror in the hearts of the enemy and the strong forts and palaces of Caesar and Chosroes trembled before their might. However in this compilation, there are not only the stories of the battlefields but also the stories of bravery and courage, valor and piety, austerity and simplicity. These stones describe the true circumstances that led the Muslims to fight snore powerful enemies than they were at that time.

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

مُّحَمَّدٌ۬ رَّسُولُ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ وَٱلَّذِينَ مَعَهُ ۥۤ أَشِدَّآءُ عَلَى ٱلۡكُفَّارِ رُحَمَآءُ بَيۡنَہُمۡ‌ۖ تَرَٮٰهُمۡ رُكَّعً۬ا سُجَّدً۬ا يَبۡتَغُونَ فَضۡلاً۬ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ وَرِضۡوَٲنً۬ا‌ۖ سِيمَاهُمۡ فِى وُجُوهِهِم مِّنۡ أَثَرِ ٱلسُّجُودِ‌ۚ ذَٲلِكَ مَثَلُهُمۡ فِى ٱلتَّوۡرَٮٰةِ‌ۚ وَمَثَلُهُمۡ فِى ٱلۡإِنجِيلِ كَزَرۡعٍ أَخۡرَجَ شَطۡـَٔهُ ۥ فَـَٔازَرَهُ ۥ فَٱسۡتَغۡلَظَ فَٱسۡتَوَىٰ عَلَىٰ سُوقِهِۦ يُعۡجِبُ ٱلزُّرَّاعَ لِيَغِيظَ بِہِمُ ٱلۡكُفَّارَ‌ۗ وَعَدَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ مِنۡہُم مَّغۡفِرَةً۬ وَأَجۡرًا عَظِيمَۢا

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

“Muhammad (S) is the Messenger of Allah. And those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking Bounty from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (foreheads) from the traces of prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurat (Torah). But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, and becomes thick and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the cowers, that He may enrage the disbelievers with them. Allah has promised those among them who believe (i.e. all those who follow Islamic Monotheism, the religion of Prophet Muhammad till the Day of Resurrection) and do righteous good deeds, forgiveness and a mighty reward (i.e. Paradise).” (The Noble Qur’an 48:29)

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Publisher’s Note:

All Praises are due to Allah the Almighty, the Lord of all that exists. May Allah’s peace and blessing be upon His final Prophet and Messenger, Muhammad, his family and his Companions.

Darussalam is pleased to present this valuable book, ‘Commanders of the Muslim Army (Among the Companions of the Prophet (S))’ compiled in the Urdu language, by a great scholar and a compiler of Islamic books, Mahmood Ahmad Ghadanfar and translated by our Islamic sister Jamila Muhammad Qawi.

This book is about the life stories of the Prophet’s Companions who led the Muslim army that was trained by the Messenger of Allah (S)”. Once during the training when the Prophet asked about the strategy to adopt in the battle, one of his Companion, ‘Asim bin Thabit (R) had stood up with his bow in his hand and replied:
“When the enemy is a hundred yards away, we will use our bows and arrows; when the enemy comes closer, we will fight with our spears; when the spears break, we will have a hand to hand combat with our swords.”

When the Prophet (S) heard this, he said:
“Doubtless this was the way to fight a battle. Whoever wishes to take part in a battle should adopt the strategy of ‘Asim bin Thabat.”

These great martial Commanders improved upon and developed the strategies and principles first enunciated by the Prophet (S). They loved death more than life in their pursuit of the righteous and true religion, therefore sometimes the opposing forces were ten times larger than the Muslim army and with superior arms, yet most often it were the forces of Islam which were victorious. Therefore the Prophet (S) gave some of them the title of Saifullah (Sword of Allah) and the title of Lion of Allah.

After the death of the Prophet (S), the empire of Islam spread over an area of ten hundred thousand square miles. We should have to study inevitably the lives of these remarkable military leaders if we are deeply interested in learning about the Islamic history.

Pray to Allah the Almighty that He grants them all – the writer, translator and editor and everyone else who participated by any means – the best reward in this world and in the Hereafter, for having supported in the completion of such a valuable book. Ameen. Continue reading

The Martyr Of Dawah – Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki (Rahimahullah)

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Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki (Rahimahullah)

“America cannot and will not win. The tables have turned, and there is no rolling back on the worldwide Jihad movement”

– Awlaki in post-mortem video message.

September 30th 2011: A U.S. drone fires several missiles at a car convoy riding through the desert of Yemen. The missiles found their prime target, killing four people – among them what was considered by numerous counter-terrorism officials to be one of the greatest threats to America´s national security: Anwar al-Awlaki.

The US-Yemeni cleric who had immigrated to Yemen in 2004 and joined the ranks of Al-Qaida had become a very powerful influence on Islamists living in the West. Awlaki, a Western-educated ideologue of global Jihad, had used the growing power of the Internet to spread his message of war and terror, calling Muslims in the West to become Allah´s soldiers and attack the U.S. and its allies.

Yesterday Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a propaganda video celebrating the death of Anwar al-Awlaki whom the organization calls “The Martyr of Dawah”. In the video several Al-Qaida operatives are praising Awlaki´s legacy, vowing revenge for his assassination.

Amongst those talking in the Jihadi documentary is AQAP´s spiritual leader Ibrahim al-Rubaish. “We all have to revenge for our Sheikh who sacrificed himself for the sake of his Ummah”, al-Rubaish says, highlighting Awlaki´s role as a role model of a Mujahid.

Besides Awlaki himself – who is seen in a video message that looks like a draft video released in 2010 – there is another English-speaking Jihadi featured in the new video. This person named “Brother Abu Yazeed” for sure is of interest for Western intelligence agencies as he had not appeared in previous releases. The mysterious Al-Qaida operative seems to speak with an American accent and is seen sitting in the dark, only revealing that he has a full grown beard and is wearing glasses.

“Abu Yazeed” talks about Awlaki as well as about American Samir Khan who died alongside the cleric and about Awlaki´s 16 year-old son Abdul Rahman who was killed in a different U.S. drone strike in Yemen recently. Continue reading

Al-Ahkam As-Sultaniyyah: The Laws Of Islamic Governance

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Abu’l Hasan al-Mawardi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 386 | Size: 6 MB

Al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah written in the fith Century Hijri is perhaps the single most comprehensive account of the workings of Islamic governance and equally a highly influential theoretical outline of the nature of that governance.

Woven throughout it are accounts of the first community of Islam and the judgements of the early scholars of the salaf which are the book’s lifeblood and its light.

Covering all the various aspects of the deen of Islam which are the concern and responsibility of the Khalifah, his amirs, his wazirs (ministers) and deputies. The rights and duties of these persons are expounded in detail.

The Author

Abu al-Hasan Ali Ibn Muhammad Ibn Habib al-Mawardi was born at Basrah. He learned Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) from the jurist Abu al-Wahid al-Simari. He then went to Baghdad for advanced studies under Sheikh Abd al-Hamid and Abdallah al-Baqi.
His proficiency in jurisprudence Ethics, Political science and literature proved useful in securing a respectable career for him. After his initial appointment as Qadi (Judge), he was gradually promoted to higher offices, till he became the Chief Justice at Baghdad. The Abbasid Caliph al-Qaim bi Amr Allah appointed him as his roving ambassador and sent him to a number of countries as the head of special missions. In this capacity he played a key role in establishing harmonious relations between the declining Abbasid Caliphate and the rising powers of Buwahids and Seljukes.

He was favoured with rich gifts and tributes by most Sultans of the time. He was still in Baghdad when it was taken over by Buwahids. Al-Mawardi died in 450 AH (1058 AD)

The Translator

Dr. Asadullah Yate studied at the University of Cambridge and received his doctorate (PHd) in 1987. He has studied with teacher Shaykh Abdal Qadir al-Murabit as-Sufi and has translated, on his behalf, books such as The Secret Garden of Shaykh Mahmud Shabistari, and is presently engaged in a translation from Arabic of the Kitab al-Mufeed of Shaykh asch-Shinqeeti and Necip Fazil’s Ulu Hakan from Turkish. One of his recent books is Ibn Rushd – Mujtahid of Europa. Continue reading

Islam And Terrorism

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Dr. Zakir Naik
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 11 | Size: 1 MB

MUSLIMS ARE FUNDAMENTALISTS AND TERRORISTS

Question: Why are most of the Muslims fundamentalists and terrorists?

Answer: This question is often hurled at Muslims, either directly or indirectly, during any discussion on religion or world affairs. Muslim stereotypes are perpetuated in every form of the media accompanied by gross misinformation about Islam and Muslims. In fact, such misinformation and false propaganda often leads to discrimination and acts of violence against Muslims. A case in point is the anti- Muslim campaign in the American media following the Oklahoma bomb blast, where the press was quick to declare a ‘Middle Eastern conspiracy’ behind the attack. The culprit was later identified as a soldier from the American Armed Forces.

Let us analyze this allegation of ‘fundamentalism’ and ‘terrorism’:

1. Definition of the word ‘fundamentalist’

A fundamentalist is a person who follows and adheres to the fundamentals of the doctrine or theory he is following. For a person to be a good doctor, he should know, follow, and practise the fundamentals of medicine. In other words, he should be a fundamentalist in the field of medicine. For a person to be a good mathematician, he should know, follow and practise the fundamentals of mathematics. He should be a fundamentalist in the field of mathematics. For a person to be a good scientist, he should know, follow and practise the fundamentals of science. He should be a fundamentalist in the field of science.

2. Not all ‘fundamentalists’ are the same

One cannot paint all fundamentalists with the same brush. One cannot categorize all fundamentalists as either good or bad. Such a categorization of any fund amentalist will depend upon the field or activity in which he is a fundamentalist. A fundamentalist robber or thief causes harm to society and is therefore undesirable. A fundamentalist doctor, on the other hand, benefits society and earns much respect.

3. I am proud to be a Muslim fundamentalist

I am a fundamentalist Muslim who, by the grace of Allah, knows, follows and strives to practise the fundamentals of Islam. A true Muslim does not shy away from being a fundamentalist. I am proud to be a fundamentalist Muslim because, I know that the fundamentals of Islam are beneficial to humanity and the whole world. There is not a single fundamental of Islam that causes harm or is against the interests of the human race as a whole. Many people harbour misconceptions about Islam and consider several teachings of Islam to be unfair or improper. This is due to insufficient and incorrect knowledge of Islam. If one critically analyzes the teachings of Islam with an open mind, one cannot escape the fact that Islam is full of benefits both at the individual and collective levels.

4. Dictionary meaning of the word ‘fundamentalist’

According to Webster’s dictionary ‘fundamentalism’ was a movement in American Protestanism that arose in the earlier part of the 20th century. It was a reaction to modernism, and stressed the infallibility of the Bible, not only in matters of faith and morals but also as a literal historical record. It stressed on belief in the Bible as the literal word of God. Thus fundamentalism was a word initially used for a group of Christians who believed that the Bible was the verbatim word of God without any errors and mistakes.

According to the Oxford dictionary ‘fundamentalism’ means ‘strict maintenance of ancient or fundamental doctrines of any religion, especially Islam’.

Today the moment a person uses the word fundamentalist he thinks of a Muslim who is a terrorist.

5. Every Muslim should be a terrorist

Every Muslim should be a terrorist. A terrorist is a person who causes terror. The moment a robber sees a policeman he is terrified. A policeman is a terrorist for the robber. Similarly every Muslim should be a terrorist for the antisocial elements of society, such as thieves, dacoits and rapists. Whenever such an anti-social element sees a Muslim, he should be terrified. It is true that the word ‘terrorist’ is generally used for a person who causes terror among the common people. But a true Muslim should only be a terrorist to selective people i.e. antisocial elements, and not to the common innocent people. In fact a Muslim should be a source of peace for innocent people.

6. Different labels given to the same individual for the same action, i.e. ‘terrorist’ and ‘patriot’

Before India achieved independence from British rule, some freedom fighters of India who did not subscribe to non violence were labeled as terrorists by the British government. The same individuals have been lauded by Indians for the same activities and hailed as ‘patriots’. Thus two different labels have been given to the same people for the same set of actions. One is calling him a terrorist while the other is calling him a patriot. Those who believed that Britain had a right to rule over India called these people terrorists, while those who were of the view that Britain had no right to rule India called them patriots and freedom fighters.

It is therefore important that before a person is judged, he is given a fair hearing. Both sides of the argument should be heard, the situation should be analyzed, and the reason and the intention of the person should be taken into account, and then the person can be judged accordingly. Continue reading