Explanation To The Beautiful And Perfect Names Of Allah

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Abu Abdu-r-Rahman Nasir As-Sa’di
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 109 | Size: 2 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

An Explanation Of Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab’s Four Principles Of Shirk

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Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 62 | Size: 1 MB

In this book, the author explains the dangerous concept of shrik 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 `Abd al-Wahhab has been taken from the works of Ibn Jibrin, Salih Al al-Shaykh, and other major scholars. Continue reading

The Key To Paradise

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Imam Ibn Rajab al Hanbali
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 113 | Size: 3 MB

The Key To Paradise: An Explanation To The Testimony Of Faith And Its Benefits

When the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihi wa salam) was sent to the polytheists to call to this statement, ‘None has that right to be worshiped save Allah,’ that understood something from it that made them reject it, opposed the Messenger, and all those who believed in it. What was this understanding? Was it the understanding that Allah existed and was One? They already believed in this. They believed that He was the Creator, Nourisher, Sustainer, in His hands was the control of all affairs, and in His hands was life and death.

It was said to al-Hasan, ‘People say that whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped,’ shall enter Paradise.’ He said, ‘Whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped save Allah,’ and fulfills its obligations and meets its requirements shall enter Paradise.’

Wahb ibn Munabbih was asked, ‘Is not the testification that “none has the right to be worshipped save Allah” the key to Paradise?’ He replied, ‘Of course, but every key has its teeth: if you bring a key that has teeth, the door shall open; but if not, it will not.’

My brothers! Strive, today, to your utmost in actualizing Tawhid, for nothing else can take you to Allah. Be desirous for establishing its rights for nothing else will save you from the punishment of Allah. The testification of Tawhid has many great benefit, it is not possible to enumerate them all, however, the author mentions fifty-five benefits of it.

This small treatise deals with the correct and accurate meaning of the testification of Tawhid and with an extremely beneficial appendix – The Types of Hearts – by al-Hafiz ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah.

About Imam Ibn Rajab al Hanbali (736 – 795 AH)

He was the noble Imaam, the Haafidh, the Critic, Zayn-ud-Deen ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Ahmad bin ‘Abdir-Rahmaan bin al-Hasan bin Muhammad bin Abil-Barakaat Mas’ood As-Salaamee Al-Baghdaadee (due to his place of birth), Al-Hanbalee (due to his madh-hab), Ad-Dimashqee (due to his place of residence and death). His kunyah was Abul-Faraj, and his nickname was Ibn Rajab, which was the nickname of his grandfather who was born in that month (of Rajab).

He was born in Baghdad in 736H and was raised by a knowledgeable family, firmly rooted in knowledge, nobility and righteousness. His father played the greatest role in directing him towards the beneficial knowledge.

Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab, may Allaah have mercy on him, was deeply attached to the works of Shaikh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah, for he would issue legal rulings according to them and would constantly reference his books. This is since he served as a student under Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, the most outstanding student of Shaikh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah, may Allah have mercy on all of them. But in spite of this, he (rahimahullaah) wasn’t a blind follower or a fanatical adherent (to his teacher). Rather, he would review, authenticate, verify and follow the evidences.

Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab, may Allaah have mercy on him passed to the  realm of the Akhira in  Ramadaan, 795H. He died while in Damascus. Continue reading

An Explanation Of Al-Adab Al-Mufrad (Audio)

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Abu Eesa Niamatullah

Al-Adab Al-Mufrad is Imam al-Bukhari’s second most well-known work; a collection of 1300 narrations on Islamic etiquette and conduct, it is a fascinating insight into how one should behave as practised by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) his companions and the Aimmah of the Tabi’in from the following generation. It tackles a variety of issues, from dealing with specific family members, to how to write letters, to how to go shopping to even on how to walk properly. The unique depth and importance of this book makes it an undeniable calssic.

Abu Eesa’s explanation of Imaam Bukhari’s book of Manners. This is the English commentary to Imam al-Bukhari’s great work on conduct and behaviour “al-Adab al-Mufrad”. Continue reading

An Explanation Of Riyadh Al-Saliheen From The Words Of The Master Of The Messengers

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Imam Nawawi; Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih al-Uthaymeen
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 307 | Size: 12.5 MB

A comprehensive explanation and commentary of the first 24 hadith of Imam al-Nawawi’s classic compilation, Riyadh al-Saliheen.

Verily all Praise is for Allah, we praise Him, we seek His assistance, and we appeal for His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our souls, and from the evil of our actions. Whosoever Allah guides, there is none to lead him astray, and whosoever Allah leads astray, there is none to guide him.

I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of being worshipped except Allah alone, without [any form] of associate. I testify that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger, Seal of the Prophets, and Master of the Messengers. He is His proof upon His entire creation.

Allah the Most High sent him with the True Religion and the Straight Path. He fashioned his Vocation, universal and absolute until the Day of Judgement. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family.

Verily Allah the Exalted, the Most High, sent His Messenger Muhammad (PBUH) with the Guidance, and revealed upon him al-Qur’an. A complete constitution for this eternal Ummah, until Allah inherits the earth and that which is upon it.

He bestowed upon him the interpretation of al-Qur’an and something comparable to it, with it.

For the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) is composed of statement and action, it is derived from the Book of Allah, and is indicative of its meaning.

The Companions of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) promptly seized the Noble Book and the Purified Sunnah, safeguarding, studying and recording [the two sources of revelation].

Allah obligated Himself the task of protecting and preserving His Honoured Book. He appointed for the Prophetic tradition, those who would protect and devote their attention to it, from the time of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) to our time now, and until Allah inherits the earth and that which is upon it.

By the providence/ of Allah, the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) has occupied the platform of patronage and concern by the Scholars in every age and land. Hence, they have completed the preservation, recording and codification [of the Sunnah] [by means of] the works of Musnad, the authentic compilations, the works of Sunan, and the Hadeeth based lexicons. From amongst those who have participated in this noble service of the Sunnah and it’s codification is Imam Abu Zakariyyah Yahya ibn SharafAl-Nawawee Al-Dimashqee [631-676 H]. He is reckoned to be amongst the exemplary and distinguished personalities of the seventh century. He authored numerous books of great benefit in miscellaneous subjects, ubiquitously accredited with praise and eulogy for their immense value.

Accordingly, the Scholars devoted themselves to their study, deriving benefit, and transmitting from them by virtue of their utility. Amongst the most ubiquitous in presence and apparent in circulation, between the Scholars’ and the general populace, is the book [entitled] Riyadh al- Saliheen. Continue reading

The Relief From Distress An Explanation To The Du’a Of Yunus

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Shaykhul-Islam Ahmad Ibn Taymiyyah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 253 | Size: 20 MB

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah sanctify his soul, was asked about the saying of the Prophet (pbuh),

The invocation of my brother Yunus, “none has the right to be worshipped save You; glory be to You, far removed are You from any imperfection; I have been amongst the wrong-doers,” none who is experiencing difficulty employs it except that Allah would relieve him of his difficulty.

# What is the meaning of this du’a (prayer, supplication)?
# Are their any unstated conditions that have to be met when one articulates it?
# What is the connection between belief in the heart and the meaning of this supplication such that it leads to the removal of difficulty?
# Why did he explicitly confess, ‘I have been amongst the wrong-doers’ when it is known that tawhid in itself leads to the removal of difficulty?
# Is it sufficient to acknowledge ones’ sin alone, or must this be accompanied by repentance and the firm resolve not to repeat that sin in the future?
# Why is it that difficulty and harm is removed only when a person relinquishes any hope, reliance and dependency upon the creation?
# How can the heart relinquish the characteristic of putting hope in the creation and depending on them, and instead put its hope in Allah, Exalted is He, and turn to Him in its entirety?
# What are the methods that would aid the heart in doing this?

The author replies to these questions in the form of this book. Continue reading

An Explanation Of Muhammad Ibn Abdal Wahab’s Kitab Al-Tawhid

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Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab
Language: English | Format: PDF  | Pages: 132 | Size: 1 MB

This book is a brief yet extremely beneficial explanation of Muhammad ibn Abdal Wahab’s famous Kitab al Tawhid. The book, as the title suggests, deals with the subject of worshipping Allah alone without associating partners with Him. The author highlights many matters that have become common among Muslims even though they are clearly acts of shirk or associating partners with Allah. Not only is this book distinguished due to the importance of the subject matter but also due to the methodology adopted by the author for which he is well known. The reader will find that the majority of the book consists of verses of the Qur’an, ahadith of the Prophet (pbuh), and sayings of the early Muslims.

The explanation presented at the end of each chapter of Kitab al-Tawhid is that of the renowned scholars Allamah Abd al-Rahman al-Sa’di, counted among the major scholars of recent times. He was born in al-Qasim, Saudi Arabia, in the year 1307 AH, and from a young age became engrossed in the attainment of knowledge. His dedication and thirst for knowledge led him to become an authority in many of the Islamic sciences as is evident from the books that he authored. He passed away in the year 1376 AH, may Allah have mercy on him. Continue reading

Explanation Of The Last Tenth Of The Qur’an Followed By Rulings That Concern Every Muslim

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Group of Scholars
Language: English | Format: PDF | Parts: 8 | Size: 40 MB

A summarized book that contains the most important matters that a Muslim needs in his life, from Quran, tafsir, fiqh rulings, beliefs, virtues …etc. And the book is in 2 parts:

The first part includes the three last Ajza of the Quran with its tafsir from “Zubdat At-Tafsir” by shaikh Muhammad Al-Ashqar.

The second part contains rulings that concern the Muslim, which includes:

Rulings of Tajwid – 62 questions in aqeedah – A calm dialogue on Tawhid – Rulings of Islam (Testimony of faith, purification, prayer, zakat, hajj) – Miscellaneous points of benefit – Ruqya – Du’a – Adhkar – 100 acts of virtue – 70 forbidden matters – Illustrated description of wudu and prayer – The journey of eternity. Continue reading

An Explanation Of Kitab At-Tawhid

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Murtaza Khan

The series of ten lectures covers the following topics: CD 1: Etiquettes of the student & teacher of knowledge. CD 2: Shirk- Its definition & its types (major & minor). CD 3: Kufr- Its definition & its types; Nifaq (hypocrisy). CD 4: Study of al-Jahiliyah, al-Fisq & ad-Dalaal; Apostasy. CD 5: Knowledge of the unseen; Magic & fortune-telling; Sacrifices; Rulings of statues & symbols of remembrance CD 6: Ruling on nationalism and ‘isms’; Use of ruqyah & amulets. CD 7: Loving the Prophet;Importance of sending salah & salam upon him. CD 8: Virtues of the household and the companions of the Prophet. CD 9: Bid’ah (innovation) – Its meaning, types and ruling. CD 10: Stance of Ahlus-Sunnah towards innovators; Current innovations. Continue reading

The Explanation Of The Sufficiency In Creed

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Imaam ibn Qudumah al-Maqdisee
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 34 | Size: 1 MB

In this book, we present the classical treatise on Creed of Imaam Ibn Qudaamah Al-Maqdisee, rahimahullaah, known as Lum’at-ul-’Itiqaad, which is studied all over the Muslim world. Imaam Muhammad bin Saalih Al-’Uthaimeen,  rahimahullaah, has provided an in depth explanation for the points touched on by the author in a clear and simple  manner. Furthermore, the narrations mentioned in the book have been verified and lengthy and extensive footnotes  have been provided to make this book a valuable source of reference.

Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-’Uthaimeen said in his introduction to this book: ‘This is a brief commentary of the  book ‘Lum’at-ul-‘Itiqaad”, written by Abu Muhammad ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmad Ibn Qudaamah Al-Maqdisee (rahimahullaah),  who was born in Sha’baan in 541H in a village from the districts of Nablis (present-day Palestine) and who died on  the day of ‘Eed-ul-Fitr in 620H.

In this book, the author (rahimahullaah) gathered together the main points of the Islaamic Creed (‘Aqeedah). For  this reason, the Board of the Educational Institutes assigned this book to be studied and taught during the second  semester of the first year of study, so that it may serve as a pillar upon which one can establish his Creed at  this stage.

Because I saw the importance of this book in terms of the topics it touches upon, its methodology and the lack of  there being any explanation for it, I became determined, while seeking assistance from Allaah and hoping that He  grant me correctness in intention and action, to put forth some words on it, in the attempt to clarify its  ambiguous parts, explain its meanings and bring to light its main points.’

No doubt this book is of great importance for the Muslim with regard to establishing the correct Creed. This book  is deserving of being taught and studied so that it may serve as a foundation for both the students of knowledge  and the common Muslims. The topics touched upon by the author relate to the authentic Creed and Methodology, which  all Muslims are obligated ot have knowledge of. Consequently, we encourage everyone to purchase a copy of this  magnificent book. Continue reading