The Lives Of The Prophets (PBUT)

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 Religion Of Ibrahim And The Calling Of The Prophets And Messengers (PBUT) – Second Edition

Abu Muhammad Aasim al-Maqdisi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 218 | Size: 2 MB

The Religion Of Ibrahim And The Calling Of The Prophets And Messengers and the Methods of the Transgressing Rulers in Dissolving it and Turning the Callers Away from it. We present to the English reader, Millat Ibrāhīm, by the noble Shaykh, Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisī, may Allāh preserve him. This particular treatise has been an influential and significant book with many of the contemporary Islāmic groups intent upon forming an Islāmic state. Herein, the author draws several parallels between the form of idolatry in the time of the Messenger of Allāh (PBUH) and that which the apostate regimes have instituted from fabricated laws and methodologies of falsehood in the lands of the Muslims, which are the main obstacles to the formation of such a state.

In doing so, he touches upon the very basis of Tawhīd and the obligation of the slave not only to hold these false deities with contempt inwardly – be they idols made of stone, or trees, or stars or the man-made legislations – but outwardly as well. And while most Muslims are familiar with the concept of having enmity towards the polytheists (Mushrikīn) and their false deities, within their hearts, there seems to be a pervasive lack of awareness regarding the outward enmity and what is required to be demonstrated in terms of aggression and hostility and warfare. And so, as the author points out, although most Muslims are aware of certain aspects of the events of Ibrāhīm’s life, may the blessings of Allāh be upon him, the various points of his Millah, in terms of his enmity towards the people of Shirk and Kufr and his taking them and that which they worshipped as enemies, both inwardly and outwardly, remain unclear to most. Therefore, the reader is encouraged to pay close attention, throughout the book, to the Shaykh’s points because, although there are many excellent books available in English regarding Tawhīd, this particular aspect has not been covered in the detail that it deserves for the English reader.

As the author mentions in his introduction, this edition of Millat Ibrāhīm was a follow-up to its initial publication. And subsequently, the Shaykh has addressed some of the comments that had been made about the original book and then included his refutation upon these comments within the introduction to this second edition. This is a very valuable segment as it provides a revealing glance into the mindsets of those who have objected to this subject matter being put forth by the Shaykh, may Allāh preserve him. So the reader is advised to pay close attention to the points, which the opposition has raised in relation to this book, as well as to the accompanying refutation upon these points. And in this way, the reader will attain a more comprehensive view of the nature of the dispute between those who call for Millah of Ibrāhīm in its true form, and those who attempt to restrict its application in our time by means of diluting it and creating ambiguities and doubts concerning it. And to Allāh are the grievances.

Shaykh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi. born 1378 A.H. (1959 A.D.) in the province of Nablus, Palestine,At a young age his family emigrated to Kuwait. He later studied at the University of Mosul in Iraq. He began to travel around Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in order to visit the numerous religious students and sheikhs. He than began to study the writings of Sheikh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah and Imam Ibnul Qayyim. While in Medinah he read the writings of Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab and was strongly influenced by them. Maqdisi travelled to Pakistan and Afghanistan and met many of the mujahid groups there at the time. In 1992 he returned to Jordan. He began to denounce the Jordanian government and the man-made laws that were being implemented there. His teachings gained many adherents and this earned him the attention of the government, and he was arrested and imprisoned. During the years 1995-1999. He was later released and stayed in Jordan, where he was later rearrested on terrorism charges for conspiring to attack American targets in Jordan. He was released again in July 2005, but arrested again after he gave an interview to al Jazeera.He was released again in 2008. Continue reading

Islam The True Message Of Moses, Jesus And Muhammad (PBUT)

Nabil Abdel-Salam Haroun
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 65 | Size: 4 MB

The Human mind is the device through which man can explore the surrounding world, and transform whatever his senses (hearing, sight, touch and smell) perceive into ideas and meanings. These ideas and meanings then undergo sophisticated analytical processes that enable man to hold such ideas and meanings as indisputable beliefs. The most important of these beliefs is that concerned with the vast surrounding cosmos: its creation, essence, beginning and destination, i.e. such matters that cannot be perceived by man’s limited faculties. Continue reading

Stories Of The Prophets (PBUT)

Al-Imam ibn Kathir
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 228 |  Size: 2 MB

Stories Of The Prophets: According to Muslim interpretation of the Quran, the prophet Muhammad (SAW) is considered to be the “seal of the prophets,” the culmination of a line of prophets stretching back through Jesus, Moses, and Abraham to Adam (PBUT). Many but not all of the prophets preceding Muhammad are mentioned in the Quran,and later Muslim traditions attach great importance to certain beliefs and practices associated with all the prophets. Continue reading