Introduction to The Principles of Tafsir By Ibn Taymiyyah

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Ibn Taymiyyah / Shaykh Salih Al-Uthaymin
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 207 | Size: 5 MB

The Quran is the greatest miracle for mankind, yet how many of us truly understand its beautiful message and the sciences that surround it?

This book is one of the many written on this topic. In it, the renowned author Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah outlines the principles employed by the scholars in understanding the verses of the Qur’an.

What makes this book unique is the fact that it is combined with Shaykh Ibn Uthayman’s detailed explanation of the original text.

So, the reader benefits from both the original work and the detailed explanation of the work, all in an easy to follow, smooth, accessible format. Continue reading

Concise Presentation of the Fiqh of the Sunnah & The Noble Book

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Dr. ‘Abdul-Azeem Badawi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 704 | Size: 49.5 MB

Concise Presentation of the Fiqh of the Sunnah and The Noble Book

This valuable introductory compilation of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) issues takes the reader by the hand and shows him/her clearly what to do. As the author restricts the discussion to what is most directly derived from the Qur’an and the Sunnah and, therefore, above dispute, this book is valuable both as a work of fiqh and as a collection of sound hadiths.

Although there are a number of introductory compilations of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) issues available, this particular work is unique in several ways. First, the author has restricted his bases for fiqh to the Qur’an and the authentic Hadith of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). Dr. Abdul-Azeem Badawi has avoided using any of the weak or rejected hadiths that are so often included in other books of fiqh. The author has also restricted his discussion to what is most directly derived from the Qur’an and the Sunnah and, therefore, above dispute. This book is thus valuable both as a work of fiqh and as a collection of sound hadiths. The topics which are dealt with include purity, prayer, fasting, zakah, pilgrimage, marriage, business transactions, permissible and impermissible foods, inheritance, criminal offenses, and jihad — covering all the major fiqh issues in a Muslim’s life. Jamal al-Din M. Zarabozo has translated this important work into English for the benefit of English-speaking Muslims and students of Islam. Continue reading

The Qur’an Project App for Phones and Tablets – iphone – Android

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The Qur’an Project App for Phones and Tablets – iphone – Android

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English Translation of the Qur’an | Arabic | Commentary | Scientific Truths in the Qur’an | Basic Guide to Prayer | Appendices from the Qur’an Project and much more. Available on App store and Google play! Continue reading

How to Approach and Understand The Quran

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Jamaal al din M. Zarabozo
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 301 | Size: 13 MB

In this work, the author has attempted to bridge the gap between Muslims and the Quran. The author writes about what the Quran is and what is a Muslim’s responsibility toward it. He also studies the effect that the Quran had upon the first generation of Muslims and attempts to answer why the Quran does not seem to have the same miraculous effect today.

The book discusses how many Muslims currently approach the Quran. Then it goes on to discuss the how the Quran should be approached and the main teachings of the Quran. The work also offers a lengthy discussion of the proper sources of tafseer or Quranic commentary.

One reviewer wrote of this work, “It will be useful reading for all Muslims, new converts and those who have been practicing for years. As I was reading, I found passages that built such a powerful crescendo of argumentation and commentary, that I was deeply touched.” Continue reading

Real-Life Lessons From The Holy Qur’an

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Muhammad Bilal Lakhani
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 88 | Size: 7 MB

As a Muslim, we believe this life to be a test for the life hereafter. The primary guideline for this test’s preparation comes from Qur’an, the divine revelation and Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. This book; “Real Life Lessons from the Holy Quran” aims at helping fellow Muslims to understand Islamic way of living in 21st century and become better human beings. It provides powerful words of advice on how to handle different situations, perform certain tasks, avoid particular actions and win the struggle against Satan, as guided by Allah SWT. Continue reading

Scientific Truths In The Qur’an

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Quran Project
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 53 | Size: 5 MB

The miraculous nature of the Qur’an lies in the knowledge it contains and this is an everlasting, renewable and a living proof. The Qur’an was given to mankind more than fourteen centuries ago. Recent advancements in various sciences have revealed innumerable facts. None of these discoveries contradict a single verse of the Qur’an. In fact, each time the world makes a breakthrough in unraveling the universe, we increase in certainty that the One who created this universe is the One who revealed the Qur’an.

It is filled with important facts which were revealed at a point in human history when no man could possibly have known them. The Qur’an speaks about the origins of the universe, workings of celestial bodies, stages of embryonic human development, behavioral patterns of species, historical and archaeological truths, etc.

The Qur’an contains over 6,000 Ayat [verses] with over 70,000 words, yet it is a fact that not a single word, phrase, sentence or topic needs to be revised. It is also the case that a writer usually has knowledge of a specific subject or a few related subjects. For example, one can write about history or economics or philosophy or physics etc. But it is not possible for a human being to write simultaneously on a great variety of different subjects with such in-depth and accurate information. Even a casual reader finds that the Qur’an discusses an array of subjects with the accuracy and precision to make them appear to be the observations of an eye witness expert. Continue reading

The Qur’an And The Orientalists

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Dr. Muhammad Mohar Ali
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 385 | Size: 17 MB

The author has met the orientalists on their own grounds. He has taken up their arguments and assumptions one by one, dealing with each and every one and examining them with the facts and logic. The Qur’an and the Orientalists takes in to account the views and assumptions advanced about the Qur’an by the doyens of the orientalists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries like William Muir, Theodor Noldeke, David Margoliouth, Arthur Jeffery, Richard Bell, Montgomery Watt, and others. These views are analyzed and discussed in three broad parts. In the first part are discussed those that constitute a direct allegation of the Prophet’s authorship of the Qur’an, particularly, his alleged borrowing from Judaeo-Christian sources, the question of his literacy and the alleged environmental influence on him in general.

In the second part are dealt with those that revolve around the question of the Qur’anic wahy and are aimed at showing that the Qur’anic revelation proceeded in some form or other from the mind and personality of the Prophet, thus supplementing the allegation of his authorship.

In the third part it is discussed those that relate to the history and text of the Qur’an, particularly Noldeke’s theory about the history of the text of the Qur’an, Arthur Jeffery’s “Materials” for the history of the text of the Qur’an, the Bell-Watt theory of revision of the text of the Qur’an, the fiction of the foreign vocabulary of the Qur’an, J.A. Bellamy’s supposed copyist’s errors and proposed emendations of the Qur’an and the like, together with a survey of the orientalists’ translations of the Qur’an.

The author has met the orientalists on their own grounds. He has taken up their arguments and assumptions one by one, dealing with each and every one and examining them with the facts and logic. It has been demonstrated how and where they have erred and drawn wrong conclusions. It has also been shown that in advancing their theories and assumptions they have in almost all cases distorted and misinterpreted the texts and the facts, often resorting to tendential shaping of the latter and a good deal of arbitrary assumptions and surmises. The treatment is clear, concise, to the point, logical, and effective.

The book is destined to set a new pattern of thinking about the orientalist writings on the Qur’an in particular and on Islam and its Prophet in general. Continue reading

Belief In Allah In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah

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Umar S. al-Ashqar
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 481 | Size: 15 MB

Although the vast majority of mankind believe in a Creator or Supreme Being, their concepts vary. Islam, in the Qur’an and Sunnah, affirms the existence and Oneness of the Creator and describes Him as having the most perfect attributes, thus enabling man to have the proper concept of Him and to establish a strong bond with Him based on the understanding of His sublime attributes. But the influence of philosophy and other ideas that are alien to Islam led to the emergence of distorted concepts about Allah.

In this book, Dr. Umar S. al-Ashqar discusses the wrong ideas that have crept into Muslims’ minds concerning Allah and His attributes, and highlights the fact that the only correct way to understand the verses of the Qur’an and the ahadeeth, which speak of Allah and His attributes, is the way in which they were understood by the first generations of this ummah (the salaf).

Dr. al-Ashqar also examines modern concepts, such as the theory of evolution, and proves that they are wrong and false. Following the Qur’anic injunction to ponder the signs of Allah in the universe, he also pays attention to the study of natural phenomena which clearly point to the existence and Oneness of the Almighty Creator. Thus, Dr. al-Ashqar affirms the principle which lies at the heart of Islamic faith and practice, namely Tawheed, the Absolute Oneness of the Divine. Continue reading

Learning Arabic Language Of The Qur’an

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Izzath Uroosa
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 488 | Size: 12 MB

The message of the Qur’an is addressed to all creation, conveyed in the Arabic language. Allah Almighty says: ‘We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an so that you may understand.’ (12:2) Acquiring command over the Arabic language can be relatively easy for those who are native speakers, but can prove difficult for the non-speakers. The study of Arabic, therefore, cannot be taken lightly.

The books that can impart knowledge of the Qur’anic Arabic are rare. The present book is specifically designed for learning the language of the Qur’an. All examples used in the explanation of Arabic grammar have been taken straight from the Holy Qur’an. This approach aids the beginning -student to enter the world of the Qur’an, allowing simultaneous understanding of Arabic grammar and the Qur’an, which is a very special feature of this book.

Other components that make this book attractive and useful are the simplicity of the language used, and its clarity and effectiveness of expression in achieving its objective. This book can be used by students of different ages whose intention is to learn Arabic with an eye toward proper understanding of the Qur’an.

The author has profound knowledge of both the Arabic and English languages. She also possesses a deep insight into Qur’anic expressions. She studied Arabic in Saudi Arabia and in India. This comprehensive book is the result of her diligence and commitment to learning and teaching the Qur’anic Arabic.

May Allah reward her for this valuable service to the understanding of the Qur’an and make it popular among the students and the academic world at large.

Prof. Mohsin Usmani Nadwi, Professor of Arabic and Dean at English and Foreign languages University (formerly CIEFL) Hyderabad, India. Continue reading