Women Finally On The Shores Of Islam

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Muhammad Rasheed Al-’Uwayyed
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 108 | Size: 3 MB

Allah Almighty says in the noble Qur’an: “O 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 hath spread abroad a multitude of men and women. Be careful of your duty towards Allah in Whom ye claim (your rights) of one another, and toward the wombs (that bare you). Lo! Allah hath been a Watcher over you” (An-Nisaa’: 1)

This Qur’anic verse is from the Surah (chapter),”Women”, which should make all those who accuse Islam of denying women their rights know that there is a chapter in the book of Muslims which shows that they are held in high esteem. Thus, I challenge everyone to bring forth any religious book or law written fourteen thousand years ago, which gave women the same rights as those mentioned in this chapter, and the rest of the Qur’an.

When I was first asked to write the editor’s note on the translation of this book, I thought it was an opportunity for me to send a message to those who think that Islam suppresses women. But on second thoughts, I felt that the words should come from the horse’s mouth.

The reader will therefore learn for himself or herself what these women who embraced Islam have to say. Nearly all of them are well educated, and became Muslims during their search for the truth. The translator (herself a woman) did a good job in rendering this book, which I hope will give a true picture of Islam to non-Muslim, and helps rid Muslim women of the inferiority complex which the materialistic and so-called advanced world has made them to feel.

The new converts have discussed issues which non-Muslim women and Muslim women who suffer from inferiority complex think lower their status. For example, the “Hijab” (veil) is considered by those who misunderstand Islam to be something that makes women hides their beauty. But people must not forget that in those days when christianity was taken very seriously in Europe and other parts of the world, it was unbecoming for a woman to leave her house without a scarf or to wear short dress with short sleeves. Continue reading

In The Company Of The Glorious Qur’an

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Abd Al-Khaliq Ash-Sharif
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 71 | Size: 4 MB

When the Muslim read the Qur’an, he gets the feeling that Allah is talking to him.  For this reason, I am going to  try to explain briefly an ayah (Qur’anic verse) of every Juz’ (section) that talks about the Qur’an. Afterwads, I  ill shed light on some of the sciences of the Qur’an trying to outline what the scholars wrote in large volumes.   By doing this. I am trying to remind the Ummah of its duty towards the Book of Allah.  That is because it is their  duty to understand, interpret, nd sho the miracles that lie in it.  Especially, e are now living in the age of  scientific discoveries and the researches about the scientific miracles in the Qur’an. Continue reading

[Iqtidaa Ul Ilm Al Amal] Knowledge Mandates Action

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Imaam Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee and Imaam Muhammad Naasir ud-Deen al-Albanee (Albani) | Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 67 | Size: 1 MB

This is the second book in the “Classical Knowledge Series”, which is a collection of selected scholarly works from the past that deal with the subject of religious knowledge. The first book in this blessed series was “The Book of Knowledge” written by Imam Abu Khaithamah Zuhayr bin Harb An-Nasaa’ee (Died 234H), may Allah have mercy on him.

Since that book served as an introduction to knowledge, its virtues, merits and manners, it seemed proper that the second book be dedicated to the next level of knowledge, which is its result and outcome, and that is righteous deeds. And what better work to present on this subject than the classic and well-known treatise of the distinguished Imam, Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee, “Iqtidaa-ul-‘Ilm al-‘Amal” (Knowledge Mandates Action).

In this treatise, the author gathers over 200 narrations from the Prophet, his Companions and the pious predecessors on the virtue and obligation of acting upon knowledge. Thus the work serves as an inspiration and encouragement to the readers, guiding them to transfer whatever knowledge they gain of Islam into good deeds and righteous actions. You will find this book filled with beautiful admonitions and golden words of advice from our righteous predecessors, inciting us to acquire knowledge and to then put it into practice by way of acts of worship.

In addition to this, the great scholar of Hadeeth of recent times, Imam Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee, has reviewed the treatise and verified the narrations contained within it, distinguishing the authentic from the weak. So this treatise is of great benefit and deserving of being read and studied by every Muslim, whether in gatherings or individually.

Lastly, due to the nature of verifying narrations, many terms related to the Science of Hadeeth were employed by Imam Al-Albaanee throughout the footnotes in the treatise. Explanations of these terms and concepts can be found in the Glossary section at the back of the book.

We ask Allah to make this publication a guiding light to those who read it and an invaluable resource of reference for those who study it and use it for research.

Important Note:

This book contains the Arabic text for all of its narrations including the vowelization of all letters so as to make it an easy to study reference-guide. It is the perfect book for people to study in gatherings and circles or for one to just read on his own and encourage himself to act upon his knowledge. May Allah accept this effort.

About the Author: Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee was one of the Imams of Ahlus-Sunnah who is renowned and reputed for his high position in the subject of Hadeeth. He has authored many books about the etiquettes, manners and guidance on seeking knowledge and Hadeeth, this particular book being one of them. Continue reading