Of Angels And Men

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The World of the Angels is an example of traditional learning and its translation fills a much needed gap in aqidah (beliefs) literature in the English speaking world Basing himself exclusively on the Quran and Hadith, this article deals with every aspect of the angelic world. It goes from discussing the creation and nature of the angels to enumerating their many different types and also explains their role in existence and the character of their interaction with the human race. An in depth understanding of the nature and activity of the angels is essential for the people of today. Continue reading

The Lives Of The Prophets (PBUT)

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Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki

The Prophets of Allah are the greatest men that ever lived. They are the role models for humanity. Their hearts were the purest, their minds were the wisest, and their deeds were the most righteous. But a lot of what is narrated about them is fact mixed with fiction. Neither the Bible nor historical works provide a reliable account of these great men. The myths surrounding the lives of the prophets have even spilled over to some Muslim history books. So then, where can we learn about the Prophets of Allah? The truth about them is learned through the Quran and Hadith.

“The Lives of the Prophets” is a series of lectures delivered by Anwar Al-Awlaki. It is the first such series produced in the English language. The author has done extensive research in the original Arabic resources. The series is based primarily on Ibn Kathir’s ” Al-Bidayah wa-nihayah (The Beginning and the End)”. Br. Al-Awlaki has done an excellent job of relying almost completely on the Quran, Hadith and statements of the Noble Companions.

Imam Ibn Kathir’s “Al Bidayah wa-nihayah” is considered to be one of the most authoritative sources on Islamic history. Ibn Kathir (700H/1301 – 774H/1372) uses his background as a Mufasir (Commentator) on Quran, scholar of Hadith, and historian to give a comprehensive view on the lives of the prophets.

Even though Ibn Kathir’s work is the primary source for this series, Imam Anwar has consulted other books on Tafsir and Hadith to provide the English-speaking world with a lively account of the lives of the prophets of Allah. Continue reading

The Role Of The Women In Fighting The Enemies

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Al-Hafith Yusuf Bin Salih Al-‘Uyayri
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 39 | Size: 1 MB

My honoured sister Indeed for you is an important and great role; and you must rise and fulfill your obligatory role in Islam ’s confrontation of the new Crusade being waged by all the countries of the world against Islam and the Muslims. I will address you in these papers, and I will prolong this address due only to the importance of the topic; [a topic] that is in need of double these papers. So listen, may Allah protect and preserve you.

The Muslim Ummah today is suffering from types of disgrace and humiliation that cannot be enumerated; [disgrace and humiliation] that it was not familiar with in its previous eras, and were never as widespread as they are today. And this disgrace and humiliation is not a result of the smallness of the Islamic Ummah or its poverty – it is counted as the largest Ummah today, just as it is the only Ummah that possesses the riches and elements that its enemies do not possess. And the question that presents itself is: what is the reason for this disgrace and humiliation that the Ummah suffers from today, when it is not in need of money or men?

We say that the reason was pinpointed to us by our Prophet (PBUH), with his statement as reported in Ahmad and Abu Dawud, from Thawban, may Allah be pleased with him, who said: “The Messenger of Allah (PBUH), said, ‘The people will soon summon one another to attack you as those eating summon others to share their food.’ Someone asked, ‘Will that be because of our small numbers at that time?’ He replied, ‘No, you will be numerous at that time, but you will be froth like the froth that is carried down by a torrent of water, and Allah will take the fear of you from the hearts of your enemy and cast Al-Wahn into your hearts.’ Someone asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, what is Al-Wahn?’ He replied, ‘Love of the world and hatred of death.’” And in another narration from Ahmad, “Your hatred of fighting.” Continue reading

[Muharramat] Forbidden Matters Taken Lightly

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Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 59 | Size: 1 MB

Some Muslims who are either ignorant or of weak faith still commit many acts which Allah never allowed. Ignorance is not an excuse for doing Muharramat, hence is the importance of such books which deal in detail with many Muharramat that should be consciously learnt and consequently never committed.

The author. Sheikh al-Munajjid. has dealt with matters such as calling for help from sheikhs, saints and things other than Allah; worshipping the dead and circumambulating their graves; invoking prophets, using magic and fortune-telling and believing in astrologists and planets, etc.

As such, this book of prohibitions in beliefs and worship acts is a must to almost every Muslim, if he/she is really practicing Islam and wants to be safe and free of great sins. Continue reading

Men And Women Around The Messenger

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Khaalid Muhammad Khaalid & Dr. Abel-Hamid Eliwa
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 669 | Size: 24.5 MB

In the first part, you will find biographies for about 60 sahabis starting with Musab ibn Omair, Abo Horayrah, Ammar ibn Yasser, Abo Ayoub Alansari, Bilal ibn Rabah …Etc . Peace and blessings of Allah (SWT) be upon all of them. Ameen. In the second part, you will find biographies for about 45 sahabeyah starting with Hawaa (Eve), Sara, Maryam (Mary), wives of the prophet, daughters of the prophet, his sister Shaymaa, and some other sahabeya such as Hend bent otbah… Etc. Also related topics covered are the Prophet as husband, as Father, and as brother. Enjoy reading about these ideal people of history. Continue reading

Islamic Fatawa Regarding Women

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Muhammad bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Musnad
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 391 | Size: 37 MB

Women face a lot of special problems regarding their menses, postpartum bleeding, istihada, hijab, mixing with men, rights & duties with respect to their husband, husband’s household, children, inheritance, marriage, divorce, etc. More than 350 of such problems & issues have been answered in this book by Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Sheikh Ibn Baz, and the eminent scholars like Sheikh Ibn Uthaimin, Sheikh Ibn Jibreen and others. Continue reading

Men & The Universe – Reflections Of Ibn Al-Qayyem

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Anas Abdul-Hameed Al-Qoz
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 347 | Size: 31 MB

Reflections of Ibn Al-Qayyem. This book was originally a section of Ibn Al-Qayyim’s book Miftaahu Daar is-Sa’aadah (Key to the Abode of Happiness). This section was extracted from it due to its discussion of some of the Signs of Allah in the human beings and the universe. Also, Ibn Al-Qayyim’s book was chosen due to its perceptive and meaningful wisdom. Another outstanding characteristic of this book is that Ibn-Al-Qayyim calls for the use of the intellect and self-introspection. He encourages the reader to deeply think about the creation of Allah, the Most High — in the human being, existence, animals and nature. The complier, Capt. Anas Abdul-Hameed Al-Qoz, supports the writing of Ibn Al-Qayyim by mentioning modern scientific discoveries, useful notes and beneficial pictures that help achieve the objective. Thus, this book is a continuous and active call to all of mankind to look and reflect upon the Signs of Allah if they want the truth and sincerely wish to follow it. We will show them Our Signs in the universe and in themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. Continue reading

Men Around The Messenger (PBUH)

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Khalid Muhammad Khalid
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 256 | Size: 2 MB

In this book, which was previously published in five separate parts and is issued now in a complete new edition, we present sixty personalities of the Prophet’s Companions (May Allah have peace upon them all). As mentioned at the conclusion of this book, these sixty men represent several thousand others of their brethren who were contemporaneous with the Messenger (PBUH) and who believed in him and supported him. In their reflection we see the images of all the Companions. We see their faith, their constancy, their heroism and their loyalty to Allah and His Messenger (PBUH). We see the effort they exerted, the calamities they endured, and the victory they achieved…. We also see the eminent role they played in liberating all humanity from the paganism of conscience and the loss of destiny. However, the reader will not encounter among these sixty the four Companions who were to become the Messenger’s successors Abu Bakr, `Umar, `Uthmaan, and `Aliy. Allah has enabled us to devote a separate book for each one of them. The four books appeared as: Then Came Abu Bakr Between the Hands of Umar In the Presence of `Aliy and Farewell `Uthmaan. Continue reading