The Miracles Of The Qur’an

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Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sha’rawi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 278 | Size: 22.5 MB

For Muslims, the Holy Qur’an is an inexhaustible and hauntingly beautiful source of guidance, consolation and enlightenment. Above all, it is the very Word of God as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and protected for all time against falsification. Muslims’ absolute certainty on this point is often difficult for others to comprehend, however majestic and eloquent the text, even in translation.

Shaykh ash-Sharawi, a distinguished contemporary scholar from Egypt, has written a book designed to be read by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. In plain and wholly logical language, ash-Sharawi presents objective and well documented evidence of the miraculous nature of the Qur’an.

The Miracles of the Qur’an, now presented in a fluent English translation, is divided into three parts. Part 1 discusses the nature of miracles and examines those linguistic and rhetorical characteristics of the Holy Qur’an which Muslims believe – and history had shown to be inimitable by man. In parts 2 and 3 the author demonstrates, by profound analysis of numerous passages from the text, that the Qur’an contains irrefutable proof of its direct Revelation from Allah, the Omniscient Creator.

This authoritative and highly readable book is essential reading for anyone concerned in understanding the nature if the Holy Scripture of Islam. Continue reading

A Mercy To The Universe

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Saeed bin Ali bin Wahf al-Qahtani
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 452 | Size: 9 MB

Mercy is clemency and forbearance; mercy is the disposition to forgive or show compassion; mercy means a favor or a blessing; mercy further denotes the qualities of kindness, sympathy, generosity, and beneficence. Suffice is to say that all of these qualities were present in abundance in the character of the Prophet Muhammad (May Allah have his peace and blessings on him).

He was a mercy not just to believers, but to disbelievers as well, for he would invite them to come out of darkness and into the light of true guidance. He is a favor and blessing for mankind, not just the Arabs, the people among whom he was sent, but for people of all races and colors. His staunchest enemies became his closest followers when the cloud of blind prejudice was removed from their sight and when they were able, for the very first time, to see with clarity the true nature of the Prophet’s character.

This book deals with many of the qualities that the Prophet possessed that made him the mercy to everyone. It starts with His perfect lineage, His noble upbringing, and his fully dedicated worship. This book then gives many of the qualities of the Prophet including his generosity, humbleness, bravery, patience, and leadership to name a few. Each chapter includes examples from the life of the Prophet on how he was the perfect living example of that quality. The book ends with the perfection of life of the Prophet with his farewell sermon and even his noble death where he demonstrated some of those qualities as well. Continue reading

Harmful Nature Of Pigs And Impermissible Foods

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Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

In this segment, Shaikh Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips confirms that the harms of the swine are so obvious and that it inclines to eat filth by nature so you cannot change its behavior. Afterwards he shows that Allah could not forbid us from the beneficial things but the harmful things. 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

The World Of The Angels

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Sheikh Abd al-Hamid Kishk
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 100 | Size: 5 MB

The World of the Angels is an example of traditional learning and its translation fills a much needed gap in aqida (beliefs) literature in the English speaking world Basing himself exclusively on the Quran and Hadith, Sheikh Kishk deals with every aspect of the angelic world. He goes from discussing the creation. tbnm 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. Particularly in the face of the onslaught of scientific materialism which has done so much to weaken the bases of belief in this time. This book should help a great deal towards this end.

About the Author:

The Egyptian sheikh Abdul Hamid Kishk passed away on the 6th of December 1996, at the age of 63. The Sheikh was very well known around the world for his fiery Jumaa khutbas and his outspoken stance against injustice and oppression in the Muslim world. Cassette recordings of his talks have been circulating throughout the world in Arabic speaking circles, and his knowledge, style and eloquence have driven many to change their lives. It is perhaps the mercy of Allah that he therefore passed away while in Sujood, on the day of Jumu’ah, as he prayed remembering the occasion of Isra’ and Mi’raj.

The Sheikh was born in 1933 in Shibrakheet, a small village near Alexandria, Egypt in a very poor family. His father passed away before Abdul Hamid reached schooling age. He joined one of the schools of Azhar and by the age of 8 he had memorized the Quran. It was at this time that he was inflicted by an illness which took his sight. However, rather than demoralize him, the loss of his sight encouraged him to learn more and persevere further.

He graduated as a scholar from the faculty of Usoul al Din in Azhar and was appointed as an Imam, giving kutbas all over Egypt. Around 1964 he took up the minbar of ‘Ain al-Hayat mosque in Cairo as his platform and started to speak vociferously about the social conditions in Egypt and the suppression of the Islamic Movement. This did not stop him from having distinctly spiritual approach to life, something which his speeches reflect. In 1966 he was arrested and was imprisoned and tortured for two years.

When Sheikh Kishk was released in 1968, he did not walk out of prison with his head bowed down to the Regime but he became even more critical and energetic. Though he was arrested and released many times after this, it was over the next 10 years that the most of his audio and video tapes were recorded, more than 2500 tapes are in circulation! His speeches became so popular that the Mosque was extended 3 times to accommodate the congregation. During 1981 and 1982 Sheikh Abdul Hamid was again imprisoned, but this time on his release he was forbidden to give any more speeches. Even this did not silent him, for upto 1996, this blind man wrote over 115 books and booklets, including a tafsir, (one of his books, on Angels, has been translated to English by Dar Al-Taqwa, London).

The inspiration he gave us all, the love and respect that people felt for him, will always keep his memory alive. May Allah forgive and bless the soul of Sheik. Continue reading

Mysteries Of The Soul Expounded

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Abu Bilal Mustafa Al-Kanadi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 139 | Size: 7 MB

The subject of this treatise – the nature, essence, and circumstances of the human soul – is fascinating to people of all ages, faiths, and walks of life. It covers the issue of death and what happens after it.  Scholars of various schools of thought differ greatly regarding the nature and essence of the soul (nafs). Is it a part of the physical body or a non-essential characteristic  of it? Is it an entity consigned to dwell within the physical body?, or is it an independent essence in itself? Is the nafs the same as the rûh (spirit)? Finally, what happens to the soul upon death? Is it confined to its body and its grave? If not, is it free to move about in the unseen spiritual world and on the earth?

Therefore, in order to arrive at sound dependable conclusions regarding the soul, one must carefully read and analyze the available material and evaluate it according to stringent criteria. This is of utmost importance since it bears directly on one’s belief The author says ‘ In order to fuilfill this desire, I read extensively in this area from ancient texts as well as from the works of modern writers, Islamic and otherwise. During this extensive reading and research, I became convinced that Islaam, the only fully preserved, divinely revealed faith, had the true answers to man’s many questions about the human soul’

Abu Bilal Mustafa al-Kanadi, was born in Italy in 1950. At the age of 4 his family migrated to British Columbia. In 1972 he graduated from the University of British Columbia (Faculty of Arts) with a major in English Literature. He went on to study at the Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Education, concentrating on the field of Special Education, he graduated with honours in 1974. It was during his last semester here that he embraced Islam. Having entered the fold of Islam he quickly developed a yearning to seek Islamic knowledge, and this quest lead him to Umm al-Qurra University in Makkah, where he completed the Arabic language program and went on to graduate from the College of Shari’ah after which he obtained a masters degree in Quranic Sciences. Abu Bilal has authored a number of works on various subjects and was actively involved in Islamic activities. In 1989 he passed away, and with his death, English speaking Muslims lost an important writer and thinker – may Allah have mercy on him. Continue reading

How To Love The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

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Nabil Al-Mua’dh
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 250 | Size: 7.5 MB

Love for our beloved Prophet, Muhammad (pbuh), has always been a driving power that stirs Muslims’ feelings to set  prominent examples for righteousness, benevolence, generosity, sacrifice and other forms of goodness that constitute a person’s being a true and effective believer in the great religion of Islam.

The question is: how can one express this love practically in the best and most proper way?

How to Love the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Provides a detailed answer to this double-faced question, in a comprehensive and well-illustrated way that helps  the Muslim beware of the true nature of this special form of love, as well as of its requirements and consequences. The book also highlights the extent to which this love can help riding Muslims of many of the problems they are facing nowadays all of the world. Undoubtedly, it is a blessed love for a blessed Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. Continue reading

The Two Eids And Their Significance

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Abdul Majeed Alee Hasan
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 20 | Size: 1 MB

‘The Arabic word “Eid” refers to something habitual, that returns and is repeated, thus stands  literally for a recurrent event. It also implies a place often visited by people, and the period of time in which a particular act is regularly performed. Likewise, each gathering that assembles regularly comes under the category,  ‘Eid’. Eids or festivals are symbols to be found in every nation, including those that are based on revealed scriptures and those that are idolatrous, as well as others, because celebrating festivals is something that is an instinctive part of human nature. All people like to have special occasions to celebrate, where they can come  together and express their joy and happiness.’ Continue reading

The Legal Status Of Following A Madhab

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Muhammed Taqi Usmani
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 82 | Size: 1.5 MB

The Nature of Taqleed, The Concept of Taqleed in the Qur’an Taqleed in the Sunnah, The Era of the Companions and Absolute Taqleed Taqleed of an Individual during the Time of the Companions and their Followers, The Need for Following a Particular Imam Taqleed of an Individual Why the Four Schools of Thought, The Different Levels of Taqleed, The Taqleed of the Lay Person, The Taqleed of an Expert Scholar, The Taqleed of a Scholar who is a Mujtahid in his School, The Taqleed of an Absolute Mujtahid, Responses to Doubts Raised Against Taqleed, The Following of Forefathers is Condemned in the Qur’an, The Condemnation of Taqleed of Savants and Sages, The Hadith of Adi ibn Hatim, Radi-Allahu anhu, The Statement of Abdullah ibn Mas’ood, Radi-Allahu anhu, The Statements of Mujtahid Imams Themselves, How Does a Lay Person Recognize a Mujtahid Is Taqleed a Defect?, The Taqleed of an Individual and Following one’s Whims and Fancies, The Taqleed of an Individual and New Issues The Hanafi School of Thought and Ahadith Imam Abu Hanifa and his Knowledge of Hadith, Inertia in Taqleed. Continue reading

Islam In Focus

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Hammudah ‘Abd al ‘Ati
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 118 | Size: 1.5 MB

Newest available publication of this now famous book, thoroughly updated and edited, approved for sale by the Abdulati family. Published by amana publications. This book is the most popular written document on Islam. With its living and resourceful style, the book addresses both the young educated and  the adult intellectual in a scholarly yet fresh and simple mode of thinking and presentation. Continue reading