Interactions Of The Greatest Leader: The Prophet´s Dealings with Different People

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Sheikh Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid
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Allaah granted his Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, qualities of perfection and noble characteristics which distinguished him from all other human beings. Consequently, he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, combined all the possible virtuous human traits and was the best leading example in treating others with benevolence. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was a sublime example in his interactions with people, old and young, believers and disbelievers, the common people and close Companions. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would support the oppressed, aid the needy, persevere patiently despite the harm he faced from foolish people, face evil with goodness, meet people with a smiling and cheerful face and was unfailingly generous and kind when dealing with people.

As soon as his enemies discovered his extraordinary personality and his exceptional manners, they immediately responded to his call and believed in the message he was preaching. One such person who came to believe in him told him after accepting Islaam: ” I swear by Allaah O Muhammad! There was no one on the face of the earth who was more detested to me than you. However, now your religion (the religion you are conveying) is the dearest religion to me. There was no land more hated by me than your land, but now it is the dearest part of earth to me.” In this book, you will come to know the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and how he dealt with different types of people, each according to their qualities and particular circumstances. You will know him as a husband, a father, a neighbor, a friend, as a buyer and a seller, a judge, and someone who gave jurisprudential verdicts. Allaah The Almighty sent the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, as a slave and a Messenger and bestowed upon him the best manners and the most beautiful qualities. We have outlined some of the interpersonal interactions of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, in order to highlight how a person whose manners are in consonance with the teachings of the Qur’aan should be.

By learning about his qualities and the way he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, interacted with people, one would know how he dealt with people in their homes, in the market and other places in all walks of life. How did this unlettered Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, treat people whether they were relatives or strangers, virtuous or sinners, noble or evil? What benefit can one derive by studying his qualities and manners, that reflect his nobility, generosity and perfect manners? This book answers all these questions and more, and paints a vivid picture of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, who was sent by his Lord to perfect good manners. Continue reading

Kindness And Gentleness

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Dr. Fadl al Ilahi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 121 | Size: 8 MB

Undoubtedly, the heart leans towards those who are kind and gentle. It was said a long time ago: “Make your face and your words gentle, and you will be more beloved to the people than those who give them a gift.

” Likewise, it is part of human nature to turn away from severity and harsh heartedness even if it were to come from (our Prophet who is) the best of Allah the Most High’s creatures. Allah the Most high says:

“…And had you been severe and harsh hearted, they would have broken away from you..” (Sura Aal-‘Imran:159)

The one calling to the religion of Islam and dealing with other people has the utmost nee to gather the people around him, and cause their hearts to lean towards him so that they will listen to him. Adorning himself with kindness and gentleness helps achieve that goal with the Grace of Allah.

Texts of the Noble Quran and the pure (authentic) Sunnah clearly explain how important it is for the calling to Islam to adorn himself with kindness. Likewise, (our Prophet who is) the leader of all callers to the religion of Islam and their role model is an example of how to use kindness when calling to the religion of Allah the Most High (Islam). Also, many of the scholars have emphasized how important it is for the one calling to Islam to adorn himself with kindness.

It is also of the utmost importance that a person has kindness and gentleness when he is dealing with people in his everyday life, kindness and gentleness towards his parents, his children, his brothers and sisters, his relatives and friends. It is because of this kindness and gentleness that the people will find pleasure in being around him. 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 Life And Times Of Khattab

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“ Heroes emerge from the womb of virtue, sacrifice and honour, through the honour of servitude and submission to Allah, the Almighty King, only to Him and to no others but Him. They lead armies of Islam into the battlefields, they fought battles beyond imagination and illustrated supreme examples in sacrifice and bravery….. an example from this age….Khattab.” –Extract from the documentary

Khattab, whose real name was Samir Saleh Abdullah al-Suwailem, was born in Arar, Saudi Arabia, in 1969 and was described as a brilliant student who would regularly score high percentage pass rates in school examinations.

At the tender age of 17, Khattab left Saudi Arabia to participate in the fight against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. It was to be his first experience in war and the start of an illustrious military career that would span 14 years.

After the war ended against the Russians, Khattab refused to come home to his family, instead choosing to move on to another war zone. During the next 14 years, he subsequently only visited his family on two occasions, the last of them being 1993. This was after he was gravely wounded four times and was the lone survivor when a truck exploded.

From 1995, till his assassination, Khattab fought in Chechnya. He was to become the commander-in-chief of the foreign fighters who were now inflicting heavy losses on the occupying Russian Army. Continue reading

Khalid Bin Al-Waleed (Sword Of Allah)

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A. I. Akram
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 320 | Size: 6 MB

A Biographical Study of the Greatest Military General in History. Khalid bin Al-Waleed was one of the greatest generals in history, and one of the greatest heroes of Islam. And about Whom Abu Bakr (RA) said ‘Women will no longer be able to give birth to the likes of Khalid bin Al-Waleed.’ (Ibn Kathir, Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah, The original title of the book, “The Sword of Allah: Khalid bin Al-Waleed, His Life and Campaigns” was written by the late Lieutenant-General A.I. Akram of the Pakistan Army, in October 1969. The author learnt Arabic in order to draw on the earliest historical sources and he visited every one of Khalid’s battlefields in order to draw analyses from the viewpoint of military strategy, including reconciling conflicting historians’ accounts.

Chapter 1: The Boy

Khalid and the tall boy glared at each other. Slowly they began to move in a circle, the gaze of each fixed intently upon the other, each looking for an opening for his attack and each wary of the tricks that the other might use. There was no hostility in their eyes – just a keen rivalry and an unshakeable determination to win. And Khalid found it necessary to be cautious, for the tall boy was left-handed and thus enjoyed the advantage that all left-handers have over their opponents in a fight.

Wrestling was a popular pastime among the boys of Arabia, and they frequently fought each other. There was no malice in these fights. It was a sport, and boys were trained in wrestling as one of the requirements of Arab manhood. But these two boys were the strongest of all and the leaders of boys of their age. This match was, so to speak, a fight for the heavy-weight title. The boys were well matched. Of about the same age, they were in their early teens. Both were tall and lean, and newly formed muscles rippled on their shoulders and arms as their sweating bodies glistened in the sun. The tall boy was perhaps an inch taller than Khalid. And their faces were so alike that one was often mistaken for the other.

Khalid threw the tall boy; but this was no ordinary fall. As the tall boy fell there was a distinct crack, and a moment later the grotesquely twisted shape of his leg showed that the bone had broken. The stricken boy lay motionless on the ground, and Khalid stared in horror at the broken leg of his friend and nephew. (The tall boy’s mother, Hantamah bint Hisham bin Al Mugheerah, was Khalid’s first cousin.)

In course of time the injury healed and the leg of the tall boy became whole and strong again. He would wrestle again and be among the best of wrestlers. And the two boys would remain friends. But while they were both intelligent, strong and forceful by nature, neither had patience or tact. They were to continue to compete with each other in almost everything that they did.

The reader should make a mental note of this tall boy, for he was to play an important role in the life of Khalid. He was the son of Al Khattab, and his name was Umar. Continue reading

Jihad: The Absent Obligation

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Muhammad ‘Abdus Salam Faraj
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 107 | Size: 4 MB

Mohammad ‘Abdus Salaam Faraj was born in 1952 in Egypt. He studied electrical engineering at Cairo University. Faraj was excuted by the Egyptian government in April 1982 for his opposition to the government and his Islamist activites. More details of his life and writings are forthcoming. In the meantime, the following quotes summarize the jist of the text in terms of Islamist theory. Most of the book makes use of passages in the Quran and the Sunnah to back up the many assertions made about aggressive Jihad to rid the world of non-Sharia law based political systems. The sample assertions quoted below are by no means comprehesive of Faraj’s argumentation, rather merely illustrative.

“Indeed the glad tidings regarding the establishement of the Islamic State and the return of the Khaliphate (Islamic State) were given by the Messenger of Allah, not to mention that they are part of the Commandments of Allah. Further, it is obligatory upon every Muslim to do his utmost to implement them.”
–Muhammad ‘Abdus Salam Faraj, Jihad: The Absent Obligation, p16

“Westerners have been deceived into believing that these modern values, Women’s Rights, Human Rights, Secularism, the separation of church and state, Democracy and Tolerance, are ideas they arrived at by having fought long and hard intellectually to rid themselves os such ideas as Islam suggests.”
–Muhammad ‘Abdus Salam Faraj, Jihad: The Absent Obligation, p41

“Allah revealed Islam in order that humanity could be governed according to it. Unbelief is darkness and disorder. So the unbelievers, if they are not suppressed, create disorder. That is why the Muslims are responsible for the implementation of Allah’s Law on the planet, that humanity may be governed by it, as opposed to corrupt man-made laws. The Muslims must make all efforts to establish the religion of Allah on the earth.”
–Muhammad ‘Abdus Salam Faraj, Jihad: The Absent Obligation, p43

“The infidels know that when Muslims realize what is truly expected of them in their religion, about fighting the infidels, it will mean the end of their amoral rule. Consequently they fight against Fundamentalism in every sphere and struggle to dislodge Jihad from its proper role in Islam.”
–Muhammad ‘Abdus Salam Faraj, Jihad: The Absent Obligation, p44

“The priority for the Muslims right now, the minimum for their religion is the establishment of an Islamic state, where they can establish and secure the rule of Allah. Once we manage to do so we will have presented an example to the rest of humanity of the rule of Allah’s Law to compare with the travesty of the rule of oppression.”
–Muhammad ‘Abdus Salam Faraj, Jihad: The Absent Obligation, p48

“It is permissible to make a raid on the disbelievers whom the call of Islam has reached without prior warning.”
–Muhammad ‘Abdus Salam Faraj, Jihad: The Absent Obligation, p79 Continue reading