Disbelief Of One Who Rules By Other Than Allah’s Law

Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen [rahimahUllaah]

The late Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen [rahimahUllaah], explains the reality of those ‘Muslim’ rulers today who have removed Allah’s law; and replaced it with man-made laws. This should be a stern warning for those who belittle this act of Kufr. Continue reading

Islamic Studies (Book1)

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Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 252 | Size: 3.5 MB

A valuable and inspiring text for teenagers and/or new Muslims, Islamic Studies Book I, offers an preliminary study of the main topics needed to build a solid foundation of Islamic knowledge. Including an introduction to Tawheed (Islamic monotheism), as well as the sciences of tafseer (explanation of the Qur’an), hadeeth (teachings of the Prophet, peace be upon him) and fiqh (Islamic Law), the author explains the most essential information in a simple and logical manner, while giving real-life examples to engage the reader.

Topping off each Unit with thought-provoking comprehension questions that force the reader to reflect upon and rethink what he has learned make this series of books the most essential, practical resource for the new student of Islam.

Hediyah AI-Amin, Columnist, The Peninsula, Doha, Qatar

“An excellently written series of educationally sound texts by which to systematically learn the foundations of Islam. They are specifically designed for new Muslims and educational institutions.”

– Amjad Khan, Production Editor, The Weekly’ Gulf Times, Doha, Qatar About the Author: DR. ABU AMEENAH BILAL PHILlPS was born in Jamaica, West Indies, and grew up in Canada, where he accepted Islam in 1972. He completed a BA from the College of Islamic Disciplines (Usool ad-Deen) at the Islamic University of Madeenah in 1979 and a M.A. in Islamic Theology in 1985 at the University of Riyadh, College of Education. In 1994 he completed a Ph.D. in Islamic Theology in the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales.

From 1994 to 2001, Dr. Bilal founded and directed the Islamic Information Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the Foreign Literature Department of Dar al Fatah Islamic Press in Sharjah, UAE. In the year 2001, Dr. Bilal established the Islamic Online University, the first accredited Islamic university on the Internet. He was a professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the American University in Dubai and Ajman University, head of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Preston University-Ajman, UAE, and a lecturer at Qatar Guest Center, Doha, Qatar. More information may be found about him and his activities at http://www.bilalphilips.com. Continue reading

Mukhtasar Al-Quduri

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Imam al-Quduri
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 182 | Size: 1 MB

Brief Biography of Imam al-Quduri. He is Abu’l-Hasan Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Ja`far ibn Hamdan al-Quduri al-Baghdadi, the Hanafi jurist, born 362 AH.  Al-Quduri is an ascription to the selling of pots (qudur). Abu’l-Hasan al-Quduri took his knowledge of fiqh from Abu `Abdillah Muhammad ibn al-Jurjani, from Abu Bakr al-Razi, from Abu’l-Hasan al-Karkhi, from Abu Sa`id al-Barda`i from `Ali al-Daqqaq, from Abu Sahl Musa ibn Nasr al-Razi, from Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani, from Abu Hanifah, from Hammad ibn Abi Sulayman, from Ibrahim al-Nakha`i, from `Alqamah, from `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (may Allah bless him and his Household and grant them all peace). Al-Quduri was one of the ashab al-tarjih (jurists who weighed and analyzed the strengths of differing verdicts in the madhhab).  The leadership of the Hanafis in `Iraq came to rest with him, and his renown rose.  His mention recurs in the well-known Hanafi books al-Hidayah and al-Khulasah.  He died on 15th Rajab 428 AH in Baghdad, and was buried in his home, but was later transported and buried beside Abu Bakr al-Khawarizmi, another Hanafi jurist.

He authored: al-Mukhtasar, the fiqh summary bearing his name. Sharh Mukhtasar al-Karkhi, al-Tajrid, in seven volumes, encompassing the disagreed issues between the Hanafis and Shafi`is. al-Taqrib, also in issues of disagreement, a summary which he compiled for his son, and other works.

Perhaps al-Quduri’s most famous work, Al-Mukhtasar is also known as al-Kitab.  The number of issues it addresses is 12,500, spanning the entire spectrum of fiqh, for the book covers not only matters of worship, but also business transactions, personal relations and penal and judicial matters.  Abu `Ali al-Shashi said about the book, “Whoever memorizes this book is the best accomplished of our associates in memorization, and whoever understands it is the best accomplished of our associates in understanding.” As is common with fiqh summary texts (mutun, singular : matn), the book generally does not make a point of providing evidences and derivations of the regulations.  The bases and reasonings behind the verdicts presented can be pursued in more advanced books of the madhhab, and also require some knowledge of usul al-fiqh. The traditional method of learning is for young people to first study (and often memorize) a basic matn, then later go back and study each issue in more detail, and/or along with the evidences. It is related that when al-Quduri wrote this book, he carried it with him to the Ka`bah, and hung it from its curtains.  He asked Allah the Exalted to bless him in it, and this prayer was apparently fulfilled. The book is recognized and respected as a reliable book of the school, and has had various commentaries written on it.  Along with Muhammad ibn al-Hasan’s Al-Jami` al-Saghir, it formed the nucleus of al-Marghinani’s widely-renowned Al-Hidayah – which itself was commentated on by numerous scholars, among the more famous of them Hafiz Badr al-Din al-`Ayni (the author of the commentary on al-Bukhari `Umdat al-Qari) in… Continue reading

The Evolution Of Fiqh – (Islamic Law & Madh-habs)

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Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 152 | Size: 1 MB

The origin of Islamic law and its evolution and the four schools of law (math-habs) are discussed in this work along with the reasons for differences among them.

This is probably  Bilal Philips best-selling work on the various schools of thought in Islam, including detailed facts, insight, and commentary on the four major madhabs as well as other, less-known madhabs in Islam.

Includes mini-biographies on various eminent Islamic scholars the Evolution of Fiqh (Islamic Law & the Madh-habs), the author very clearly presents a brief overview of the historical development of Islamic law and its schools (the Madh-Nabs).

The book identifies the main reason for the appearance of the Madh-habs and the factors leading to differences among them. For those to whom the Madh-habs have been a mystery, this aspect of the book will he extremely enlightening. Although the author sheds light on both the positive and negative roles of the Madh-habs in the past, the main message of the book is call to the understanding the differences (with an aim to remove them where possible)

About the Author

Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was born in Jamaica, but grew up in Canada, where he accepted Islam in 1972. He completed a diploma in Arabic and a B.A. from the College of Islamic Disciplines (Usool ad-Deen) at the Islamic University of Madeenah in 1979. At the University of Riyadh, College of Education, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology in 1985, and in the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, he completed a Ph.D. in Islamic Theology in 1994.

Abu Ameenah taught Islamic Education and Arabic in private schools in Riyadh for over ten years and for three years he lectured M.Ed. students in the Islamic Studies department of Shariff Kabunsuan Islamic University in Cotobato City, Mindanao, Philippines. Since 1994 he has founded and directed the Islamic Information Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (which is now known as Discover Islam) and the Foreign Literature Department of Dar al Fatah Islamic Press in Sharjah, UAE. Presently, he is a lecturer of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the American University in Dubai and Ajman University in Ajman, UAE. Continue reading

Islam And Science

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Islam and Science
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 392 | Size: 1 MB

Amongst us, human beings, none is completely devoid of the innate feeling – even from time to time – that there is a Creating God behind this universe. Such a feeling may be frustrating and people may be prevented from responding to it by the teachings they get as a result of their belonging to a particular environment, their indulgence in earthly life and cheap pleasure naturally, the Almighty Creator should differ from us in all respects:

لَيۡسَ كَمِثۡلِهِۦ شَىۡءٌ۬‌ۖ

“And unto Him the like is not”(Ash-Shûrâ : 11)

Most people could not be easily induced by this sincere feeling of the existence of the Creator to follow the right path leading to Him. Thus, Allâh [God’s name in Islâm] sent Prophets and Messengers – Allâh’s prayer and peace be upon them – with Divine support in the form of miracles suitable to their environment, until the advent of the last of His Messengers,Prophet Muhammad, who emerged after the maturity of the human thinking when the age of science was immanent; Allâh supported him with the Qur’ân to be an Eternal Miracle. Continue reading

Traditions Relating To The Conduct Of War

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Muslim
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 97 | Size: 1 MB

This is a compilation of traditions realting to the conduct of war. Continue reading

The Code Of Scholars – [Usul Al Fiqh Notes]

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Sheikh Yaser Birjas
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 104 | Size: 1.5 MB

Who has authority to give a fatwa? How can one Shaykh say something to be Haram while the other deems it permissible? In this seminar, students will learn about Islamic rulings and their method of deduction. They will learn such things as how legislation comes to be, how texts from the Qur’an and Sunnah are analyzed, and how apparently confusing verses are understood. Continue reading

Elements Of Shafiee Fiqh

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Umar Abdul Jabbaar
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 36 | Size: 1 MB

A breif summary of Shafiee Fiqh, the contents page reads as follows: Elements Of Islam, Islamic Laws, Taharah, Najasat, Istinja, Wudhoo, Ghusl, Tayammum, Naidh and Nifaas, Salaah, Arkaan-us-Salaah, Pre-Sunan of Salah. Continue reading

Forbidden: By Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

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Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 57 | Size: 1 MB

The Forbidden, Issues Of Great Importance That We Underestimate. Al-Muharramat (the forbidden) are the limits of Allaah (the Mighty and Magnificent). “These are the limits of Allaah, so do not approach them”. . Allaah has threatened whoever transgresses His limits and violates His sacraments stating (Glorified be He): “And whoever disobeys Allaah and His messenger and transgresses His limits – He will put him into the fire to abide eternally therein, and he will have a humilating punishment.” It is obligatory to avoid al-muharramaat in view of the saying of the prophet: “And whatever I forbade you, then avoid it and whatever I enjoined upon you, then fulfill as much of it as you able.” I ask Allaah guidance, success, and observance of His limits for myself and for my Muslim brothers. I ak Him (Glorified be He) to help us avoid al-muharramaat and protect us from sins and evil deeds, Allaah is the best protector and He is the Most Merciful. Continue reading

Ruling On Christmas & New Year

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Sheikh Muhammad Salih al-Monajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 08 | Size: 1 MB

This book deals with the rulings surrounding Muslims celebrating Christmas and and the New Year. Continue reading