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

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

Concise Commentary On The Book Of Tawhid

Dr. Salih al Fawzan
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 519 | Size: 22 MB

This book gives a clear explanation of the Muslim sound Creed which is the core of the religion of Islam, as the belief in Tawhid (monotheism) is the purpose for which Allah created both mankind and jinn, and thus, those whose belief in Tawhid is corrupt, are not considered Muslims. It is a commentary on the Book of Tawhid written by Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab.

In this book, Dr. Salih al Fawzan has projected light on doctrinal issues of utmost importance in a genuine and reader-friendly style. This translated version of the book fulfills a long-standing need on the part of English-speaking Muslims for a brief, introductory book in Tawhid. It is a valuable book for novice readers, be they Muslims or non-Muslims, who do not have thorough knowledge of the sound creed, The chapters of this book focus on major issues in Tawhid such as the definition of Tawhid, virtue of Tawhid, warning against acts of shirk (polytheism), the Prophet’s Maintenance of monotheism, and other topics.

Dr. Salih al Fawzan (born in 1935) has obtained a PhD in Islamic jurisprudence and has a high profile in teaching jurisprudence. He is a member of many academic institutions including the Board of Senior Ulema, the Permanent Committee for Fatwa and Research. He has written more than sixty published works covering Muslim Creed, Islamic jurisprudence and Muslim’s conduct. Continue reading

The Fundamentals Of Tawheed – Islamic Monotheism (Chapters 1, 2, & 10)

Dr. Bilal Philips
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 41 | Size: 1 MB

The Muslim scholar Abu Ameenah Philips has kindly agreed to let MSA-USC display three chapters (1, 2, and 10) from his book “The Fundamentals of Tawheed (Islamic Monotheism)”. This book is highly recommended reading for those who would like to learn about the basis of Islam: there is no being worthy of worship except Allah (God), and Allah is Absolutely One and Absolutely Unique. We note also that a Muslim is further obligated to accept the Prophet Muhammad (saws) as Allah’s final prophet to humanity.

The Fundamentals Of Tawheed: Tawheed, the oneness of God, is the core of the Islamic faith. Mankind is assigned the duty of implementing this concept on earth in every walk of life since the days of Adam. However, Satan spares no effort to distract mankind from the guided path. This book points out and clarifies this concept. Continue reading

The Aqeedah Of At-Taifah Al-Mansoorah

Abdul Majeed Bin Muhammed Al-Munee
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 52 | Size: 1 MB

The Aqeedah Of At-Taifah Al-Mansoorah: A text explaining the aqeedah of the Taifatul Mansoorah with evidences from Quran and Sunnah. Know, O servant of Allaah, that Allaah (SWT) created the whole creation behind which was a great Hikmah (wisdom) and that is to worship Him alone without making any association with Him (SWT). Allaah (SWT) said:

وَمَا خَلَقۡتُ ٱلۡجِنَّ وَٱلۡإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُونِ

“And I did not create man or Jinn except for my worship.” [Dhariyaat 56]

The above ayah means to worship Allaah (SWT) singularly and alone (i.e. Yuwahidoon). He ( SWT ) has also said:

وَلَآ أَنتُمۡ عَـٰبِدُونَ مَآ أَعۡبُدُ

“And you do not worship what I worship.”[Kaafiroun 3]

Allaah (SWT) has negated all of the worship the Mushrikeen (idolators) undertake even if they performed some ritual actions for Him (SWT); since they used to perform Shirk (association) in their worship and did not practice Tawheed. Tawheed being to dedicate all Allaah (SWT)’s rights to Him exclusively without association. He (SWT) says:

وَأَنَّ ٱلۡمَسَـٰجِدَ لِلَّهِ فَلَا تَدۡعُواْ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ أَحَدً۬ا

“And the Masaajid (mosques) are for Allaah alone. So invoke none (make Du’a) along with Allaah.” [Jinn 18] Continue reading

Child Education In Islam

Abdullah Nasih Ulwan
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 424 | Size: 25 MB

This book outlines the basic Islamic concepts in child education. The author has tried to coordiante the main ideas, as well as the basics precepts for raising Muslim children in all the different spheres of life. First of all, the importance of correct belief and faith cannot be inculcated in young children except through the teaching and example of their parents; and obviously, the role of the mature and religious mother is foremost. This state of harmony can only be achieved when matrimonial relations are relatively stable. Care is to be taken in providing young children with all the necessary elements in the fields of ethical, physical and psychological education. This cannot be overemphasized. It is established that the common ailments of human societies, personal as well as social, find their remedy in monotheism and justice. Therefore, emphasis on these two moral principles is essential. Muslim children must develop a clear understanding of the concept of the oneness of Allah, mainly through the performance of devotional acts of worship, to Him, and through developing a sense of justice in all personnel and social dealings. The author has briefly outlined these glorious concepts in this book. Through his deep understanding of Islam, and his eminent conviction and personal adherence to its glorious principles, he introduces this book to the readers, with all practical instructions, with the intention of helping to build up a Muslim nation, worthily to uphold the honorable tenets of the Glorious Qur’an and Sunnah. Continue reading

Verily The Victory Of Allah Is Near

Shaykh Abdillah Sulaymān Ibn Nasir Ibn ‘Abdillah Al-‘Ulwan
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 50 | Size: 1 MB

This small treatise from the noble Shaykh, Imām Sulaymān Ibn Nāsir Al-‘Ulwān, may Allāh free him, is both topical and relevant, concerning the current state of affairs which the Islāmic nation is now facing. And due to this fact, we found it beneficial for the many English speaking Muslims to read and perhaps learn and grasp its meanings. We have added several additional footnotes (with Trans. Note) in order to aid the translation, clarify certain points and lastly, to add additional evidences in order to make the issues that are raised, less ambiguous. We have also added an appendix to the text of the book with a short biographical account of the Shaykh and his background, in order to introduce the author to the English reader. We have summarized this from a larger treatise, which will be referenced in that section, In Shā’ Allāh. And we ask Allāh to accept this small effort from us and help it to benefit the young men and women of the Islāmic nation and be a source of inspiration for them upon the truth.

Many of the Islāmic peoples live in a variety of different countries and an array of cities within a heap of blunders and mischievous conduct with an exposure of their honour and a loss of their rights and property. And (they live among) confusions in their ideologies and in a scarcity and weakness of successes and attempts (to reform) and they are increasingly turning away with an outpouring of misguidance in belief (‘Aqīdah) and methodology (Manhaj) both in the political and economical life, during a time of the spreading of the calls of nationalism and the ideologies of secularism and the currents of atheism and the symbols of mysticism (Sūfiyyah) and idolatry. And this corruption has spread in their nation (Ummah) and many of them are submerged in that which harms him and does not benefit him. And he is unmindful of that which he was created for and his duty and his message in this life.

And in order to destroy this misguidance and these things that are worshipped besides Allāh and these traits of the Days of Ignorance (Jāhiliyyah) that are present everywhere, and these ideas which oppose the Sharī’ah and these institutions that are astray from Legislation of Allāh, it is a must to return to Islām in its established form, including the submission to Allāh with Tawhīd and obedience to Him with devotion while being free from Shirk and its people and ruling with the Legislation of Allāh in His Earth with sincerity towards Him with one’s actions.

So this is the basis of Tawhīd and without it, there is no meaning for life. Allāh, the Most High said:

وَمَا خَلَقۡتُ ٱلۡجِنَّ وَٱلۡإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُونِ

And I (Allāh) created not the Jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone). [Ath-Thāriyāt, 56]

In other words, to make Him One. And the Tawhīd is the basis of the religion (Dīn) and its foundation. And it is the reality, which the People of Truth must not take any path in turning away from it, (including) the establishment of its rights and confronting the societies with it. And this is the (proper) institution of the world and it is the Message of the Muslims to all of the nations and peoples. He, the Most High said:

قُلۡ يَـٰٓأَهۡلَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ تَعَالَوۡاْ إِلَىٰ ڪَلِمَةٍ۬ سَوَآءِۭ بَيۡنَنَا وَبَيۡنَكُمۡ أَلَّا نَعۡبُدَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهَ وَلَا نُشۡرِكَ بِهِۦ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا وَلَا يَتَّخِذَ بَعۡضُنَا بَعۡضًا أَرۡبَابً۬ا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَقُولُواْ ٱشۡهَدُواْ بِأَنَّا مُسۡلِمُونَ

Say: “O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is equal between us and you, that we worship none but Allāh, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allāh. Then, if they turn away, then say: “Bear witness that we are Muslims.” [Āl ‘Imrān, 64] Continue reading

The Fundamentals Of Tawheed – Islamic Monotheism

Dr. Bilal Philips
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 250 | Size: 8 MB

The Fundamentals Of Tawheed: Tawheed, the oneness of God, is the core of the Islamic faith. Mankind is assigned the duty of implementing this concept on earth in every walk of life since the days of Adam. However, Satan spares no effort to distract mankind from the guided path. This book points out and clarifies this concept. Continue reading