The Muslim Woman’s Dress According To The Qur’an And Sunnah

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Jamal Badawi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 14 | Size: 4 MB

The Muslim Woman’s Dress according to the Qur’an and Sunnah compiled by Dr. Jamal A. Badawi To some as a subject the Muslim women’s dress may sound trivial. The shari’ah, however, assigns it moral, social, and legal dimensions. One basic requirement to be a true believer according to the Qur’an is to make one’s opinions, feelings, and inclinations subservient to whatever Allah and his Messenger decided. Continue reading

Authentic Interpretation Of Dreams: According To Qur’aan And Sunnah

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Ahmed Fareed
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 116 | Size: 2 MB

All praise is due to Allah. We praise Him, seek His Aid and ask for His Forgiveness. We seek Allah’s Refuge from the evils of ourselves and from the evil of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides none can lead astray, and whomsoever Allah leads astray none can guide. I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah ft Alone, without partners, and I testify that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger. Allah says, (0 ye who believe! fear Allah as He should be feared and die not, except in a state of Islam)’ (0 mankind! Be careful of your duty to your Lord Who created you from a single soul, and from it created its mate and from them twain had spread abroad a multitude of men and women. Be careful of your duty toward Allah, in Whom you claim (your rights) of one another, and toward the wombs (that bore you). Lo! Allah had been a Watcher over you)’ ‘ Al-Imran: Verse 102. 2 An-Nisa’: Verse 1.

The interpretation of dreams is one of the greatest , comprehensive and most useful types of knowledge. The prophet (SAW) said “A good dream (that comes true) of a righteoua man is one forty six part of prophethood,” except Al-Mubashirat.” They asked, “What are Al-Mubashirat?” He (SASW) replied,”The good true dreams (that conveyglad tidings).”

By Author:

” I have started my book with the meaning of dreams and their types. Then I have mentioned the benefit of a good dream, including the benefit of seeing the Prophet (SAW) in a dream. I have also mentioned the etiquettes that a Muslim should comply with, so that his dreams could come tru; etiquettes that a dreamer should adopt, and etiquettes of the ineterpreter. Finally I have mentioned the purpose of this book, that is, the interppretation of dreams according to the Quran, Sunnah Sahih and the meaning of words, names, proverbs e.t.c”

A book for those who would like to try and interpret what their dream means.

Authentic Interpretation of the Dreams, According to Quraan and Sunnah

Discusses the following topics:

– Meaning and types of dreams.
– Benefit of a good dream.
– Etiquette of seeing a dream.
– Categories of interpreting dreams.
– Interpreting dreams from a Qur’anic perspective.
– Discussion of dreams which include such abstracts as ships; wood; stones; disease; eggs; water; meat; entry of a king; ascension to the sky; adhan; ruku; sujud; praying with the wrong Qiblah; day of judgment; entering paradise, parents; salaah (prayer); hellfire; old age; perfume; shirt; sleep; blindness; and much more.
– Relevant hadith concerning dreams.
– And much more.  Continue reading

Governing Yourself And Your Family

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Shaykh Husayn Al-Awayishah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 59 | Size: 1.5 MB

Governing Yourself And Your Family According To What Allah Has Revealed

The subject matter of this work has preoccupied and continues to preoccupy the minds of our Nation’s members; yet in spite of this preoccupation, many people lack a correct understanding regarding it. Because the issues that fall under the subject matter of this work are so important, I decided to write this work, through which I hope to make plain the way to live and act according to what Allah has revealed.

Contrary to what some may think, this work is relevant not just to leaders, but to every individual as well. Each and every human being is a leader and chief of sorts, for just as a ruler is responsible for the welfare of his state and citizens, each one of us is responsible for his flock – the members of his family and, more importantly, his own self…

Today, we as a Nation are afflicted with widespread ignorance. The Nations of the world gather against us, just as fellow eaters gather upon their dish. They use every tool at their disposal against us – their wealth, their strength, their technical advancement, their strategy, their deception, and their disbelief. We are in such a state of peril that it is senseless to imagine that a single group among us can put a stop to their constant onslaught.

Our hearts must unite; we must cooperate; we must have correct knowledge; we must work productively; we must be patient; we must make sacrifices; we must give; we must fight our own desires; and we must be sincere. Continue reading

Fasting In Ramadan According To The Qur’an And The Authentic Sunnah

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Abdul Karim Awad
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 133 | Size: 6 MB

With the advent of another Ramadan, a mixture of feelings overwhelm the hearts of Muslims all over the world. The hearts are full of hope, based on trithful promises and glad tidings given by Allah and his Messenger, of great bounties and endless bliss.

The past sins would be forgiven for those who fast, based on belief (Emaan) and truly expecting the reward of Allah (Ihtisaab).

The previous sins will be forgiven for those who offer night prayers (Qiyaam) during this month, and who do this with the 2 conditions of Emaan (belief) and Ihtisaab.

There is a night on this month which is better (in rewards) than a thousand months of worship, and all sins will be forgiven for those who spend this night in offering prayer with both Emaan (belief) and Ihtisaab.

The devils will be chained down, the gates of Hell will all be shut and the gates of paradise will alll be open throughout this month. Allahj will free (from punishment) some of his Ibaad (worshippers) on every night of this month of Ramadan.

Allah answers the du’aa (suplications) of the fasting person at the Iftaar (fast- breaking). Allah multiplies the reward of fasting beyond the limits of imagination. The fasting person will be joyous and happy when he meets his Lord. Continue reading

Niqaab According To Qur’an And Sunnah

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Anonymous
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 25 | Size: 1 MB

The general understanding in Islam regarding Sunnah, is that if the Prophet or any of his wives (RA) or companions (RA) are recorded in authentic hadith to have engaged in an act that is not haram (prohibited) as defined by Qur’an or Sunnah, then the act is declared halal (permissible). If the companions engaged in an act that the Prophet was aware of and did not speak out against, it is halal.

It is well-known that the wives of the Prophet covered their faces any time non-mahram men were near. A woman named Asma, who was not a wife of the Prophet , was also recorded as covering her face. Easily, one can conclude that wearing veil is halal (permissible).

However, Muslims and Muslimahs across the world have been in “hot debate” for centuries, over the issue of whether or not covering the face is obligatory upon a Muslimah. Those who argue that it is not required, point to the use of the word khimar in the Qur’an, and explain that today’s modern khimar does not cover the face, and argue that khimar has never referred to the covering of the face, but only to that of the hair, neck, and bosoms. While one cannot deny the support of Hadith that indicate that the Prophet’s wives wore khimar, one must realize that they also covered their faces at all times in the presence of non-mahram men.

The group of scholars agree that it is a highly recommended act to cover the face. The scholars also agree that a woman must cover her adornment, yet some scholars argue that this does not include the face. Continue reading

Book Of Emaan According To The Classical Works Of Ibn Taymiyah

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Dr. Mohammed Naim Yasin
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 269 | Size: 16 MB

The source of all evil is the deviation from the truth and its straight path. The goodness of all matters is the following of truth and adherence to its right way. Truth is the fixed state in which Allah has created every creature in a particular way and managed its affair in a certain manner. Allah is Perfect and exempt from any deficiency or error. This book aims to elucidate the pillars of Emaan (basis of belief, faith) and the characteristics of Kufr (disbelief) and its causes.

Written to elucidate the pillars of Eemaan and the characteristic of Kufr and its causes.

To obtain the utmost benefit from this book, the book is divided into three parts.

Part One: The Basis of Eemaan.
Part Two: The Reality of Eemaan.
Part Three: The Invalidation of Eemaan.

This book is the translation of the Book of Eman by Dr. Mohammed Naim Yasin, a renowned Islamic scholar and a professor in the school of Sharia at the University of Jordan,  based on  the classical works of Shaykh-ul-Islam  Ibn Taymiyah

About  Sheikh ul Islam Ibn Taymiyah

Shaykh al-Islam  Taqi  ud-Din Abu’l-Abbas Ahmad Ibn al-Halim ibn Abd al-Salam Ibn Taymiyah al-Hanbali  was born in , 661 AH (1263 AC) in Haran, which is now in Eastern Turkey, near the border of northern Iraq..
His family had long been renowned for its learning , among his teachers, was Shams ud-Din Al-Maqdisi, first Hanbali Chief Justice of Syria following the reform of the judiciary by Baibars. The number of Ibn Taimiyah’s teachers exceeds two hundred. Ibn Taimiyah was barely seventeen, when Qadi Al-Maqdisi authorized him to issue Fatwa (legal verdict). Qadi remembered with pride that it was he who had first permitted an intelligent and learned man like Ibn Taimiyah to give Fatwa. At the same age, he started delivering lectures. When he was thirty, he was offered the office of Chief Justice, but refused, as he could not persuade himself to follow the limitations imposed by the authorities.

Imam Ibn Taimiyah’s education was essentially that of a Hanbali theologian and jurisconsult. But to his knowledge of early and classical Hanbalism, he added not only that of the other schools of jurisprudence but also that of other  literature.
He had an extensive knowledge of Quran, Sunnah, Greek philosophy, Islamic history, and religious books of others, as is evident from the variety of the books he wrote.

‘YOU ARE indeed the best community that has ever been brought forth for [the good of] mankind: you enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong, and you believe in God. Now if the followers of earlier revelation had attained to [this kind of] faith, it would have been for their own good; [but only few] among them are believers, while most of them are iniquitous:’ Al-Imran (The Family of Imran 3:110)  Continue reading

Dealing With Lust And Greed According To Islam

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Sheikh Abd al-Hamid Kishk
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 148 | Size: 12 MB

According to the teachings of Al-Islam, the desires and appetites play a vital part in the makeup of every human being; they cannot be ignored. The children of Adam, unlike the angels, face the challenge in this life of mastering these forces within us. If we fail to do so, then we become the servants of our appetites and thus fall below the level of the animal kingdom.

About the Author:

The Egyptian sheikh Abdul Hamid Kishk passed away on the 6th of December 1996, at the age of 63. The Sheikh was very well known around the world for his fiery Jumaa khutbas and his outspoken stance against injustice and oppression in the Muslim world. Cassette recordings of his talks have been circulating throughout the world in Arabic speaking circles, and his knowledge, style and eloquence have driven many to change their lives. It is perhaps the mercy of Allah that he therefore passed away while in Sujood, on the day of Jumu’ah, as he prayed remembering the occasion of Isra’ and Mi’raj.

The Sheikh was born in 1933 in Shibrakheet, a small village near Alexandria, Egypt in a very poor family. His father passed away before Abdul Hamid reached schooling age. He joined one of the schools of Azhar and by the age of 8 he had memorized the Quran. It was at this time that he was inflicted by an illness which took his sight. However, rather than demoralize him, the loss of his sight encouraged him to learn more and persevere further.

He graduated as a scholar from the faculty of Usoul al Din in Azhar and was appointed as an Imam, giving kutbas all over Egypt. Around 1964 he took up the minbar of ‘Ain al-Hayat mosque in Cairo as his platform and started to speak vociferously about the social conditions in Egypt and the suppression of the Islamic Movement. This did not stop him from having distinctly spiritual approach to life, something which his speeches reflect. In 1966 he was arrested and was imprisoned and tortured for two years.

When Sheikh Kishk was released in 1968, he did not walk out of prison with his head bowed down to the Regime but he became even more critical and energetic. Though he was arrested and released many times after this, it was over the next 10 years that the most of his audio and video tapes were recorded, more than 2500 tapes are in circulation! His speeches became so popular that the Mosque was extended 3 times to accommodate the congregation. During 1981 and 1982 Sheikh Abdul Hamid was again imprisoned, but this time on his release he was forbidden to give any more speeches. Even this did not silent him, for upto 1996, this blind man wrote over 115 books and booklets, including a tafsir, (one of his books, on Angels, has been translated to English by Dar Al-Taqwa, London).

The inspiration he gave us all, the love and respect that people felt for him, will always keep his memory alive. May Allah forgive and bless the soul of Sheik. Continue reading

Bulugh Al-Maram (Attainment Of The Objective According To The Evidence Of The Ordinances)

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Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar Asqalani
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 579 | Size: 27 MB

In this book, Allama Hafiz Ibn Hajar Asqalani has recorded the true significance of almost each Hadith, thus making it more valuable and useful in many respects. He has also mentioned the origins of the Ahadith and made a comparison of the versions in case the source are more than one. One more distinctive feature, along with others, is that the versions have also been shortened to present just the main purpose of the Hadith according to its classification under the chapter. Because of these preferential qualities, Bulugh Al-Maram has been accepted widely and is among the most sought after books of Ahadith. Continue reading

Al-Wala Wal-Bara: According To The Aqeedah Of The Salaf (Parts 1/2/3)

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Muhammad al-Qahtani
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 296 | Size: 2 MB

The book deals with the concept of Loving for the sake of Allah and hating for the sake of Allah. It was originally submitted for a Masters Degree at the Department of Aqeedah Umm al Qorah University in Makkah. The subject matter of this work is of paramount importance and utmost interest for two major reasons: Firstly, it is concerned with one of Islam’s main foundations, namely the qualities of al‐wala’ wa’1‐bara’, which are two major prerequisites of true faith: al‐wala’ is a manifestation of sincere love for Allah, His prophets and the believers; al‐bara’, on the other hand, is an expression of enmity and hatred towards falsehood and its adherents. Both are evidence of iman. Secondly, it has been written at a very crucial time: everything has become so mixed up that some Muslims are no longer aware of those qualities which distinguish the believers from the non‐believers; their faith has become so weak that they have adopted patterns of behaviour that are absolutely repugnant to a sincere believer; they have taken the disbelievers as their friends, while displaying enmity towards many of the believers by disparaging their character and degrading them.

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