Islam In Focus By Dr. Hammudah ‘Abd Al-’Ati

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Dr. Hammudah Abd al-Ati
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 405 | Size: 10.5 MB

Islam, is a comprehensive way of Life, does not confine itself to the spiritual aspect of man’s life only, rather its primary consern is with the application of its rules to the daily life of man, the author wrote it in an easy and simple method to achieve the very purpose of the book, namely introducing Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims, through the best and simplest way.

This book sheds light on many principles and concepts occupying the minds of both Muslims and non – Muslims alike, faith, freedom and equality. It also discusses the fundamental articles of faith and how to put them into practice. The correct manner of performing prayer, fasting, pilgrimage, etc., are crucial matters about which every Muslim must know. In addition, the author repudiates several points of attack by non – Muslims pertaining to Jihad, divorce, the status of woman in Islam and polygamy.

Dr. Hammdah Abd al-Ati was born in Egypt on April 1 degree (1928). He attended al-Azhar University in Cairo and received B.A degree (1954). Then he got his M.A degree in Islamic Studies from McGill University (1957). He studies at the University of Alberta. Canada from 1961 to 1963. He received his PH.D in sociology from Princeton University on January 16, 1971.

In 1958 after receiving his M.A degree Dr. Abd al Ati returned to Cairo to work at al-Azhar University’s Islamic Culture Administration.

As a qualified Azhari scholar fluent in English, Dr. Abd al-Ati was a pioneer of Islamic propagation (Da’wah) in North America in his time. He was renowned lecturer and scholar who served as resourceful consultant and advisor from many organizations and individuals, both in North America and abroad. Continue reading

[Thawaabit ‘Ala Darb Al Jihad] Constants In The Path Of Jihad

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Imam Anwar al Awlaki
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 67 | Size: 1 MB

[Thawaabit ‘Ala Darb Al Jihad] Constants In The Path Of Jihad is one of the best contemporary books on the subject of Jihad. It was written by Shaykh Yusuf al ‘Uyayree. Shaykh Yusuf had left at an early age to fight in Afghanistan against the Russians. People who knew him described him as a very intelligent individual who was well-versed in all of the weaponry in all fields and was able to train with them very well. Later, he returned to the Arabian Peninsula where he continued serving the Mujahideen in Sheeshan and fundraised for them. As time passed, he was arrested and put in jail for a few years. In jail he memorized al Bukhari and Muslim. When he came out, he wrote a few books; each one of them is a masterpiece. One can see the depth of his textual references to Qur’an and Sunnah as well as references to present day occurrences. Imam Anwar al Awlaki brings this book back to life in his lecture series on the book. Continue reading

The Prophetic Commentary Of The Qur’an

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Shaykh Salman al-Awdah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 25 | Size: 1 MB

The Qur’ân came to humanity after all the previous revealed scriptures had either been lost or, like the Torah and the Gospel, corrupted. Allah speaks about how people had corrupted the scriptures, saying: “Woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say: ‘This is from Allah’ to gain from it a paltry price. So woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for what they gain from it.” [Sûrah al-Baqarah:79]. If the Qur’ân is Allah’s greatest blessing upon humanity, it follows that knowledge of the commentary and interpretation of the Qur’ân is the greatest of all knowledge, since it is the knowledge that gives humanity a correct understanding of what Allah is saying to them. This is why scholars throughout history have given this field of study so much attention and have written so extensively about it. The commentary of the Qur’ân began at the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Indeed, the Prophet (peace be upon him) is the primary source for explaining Allah’s Book. He explained the meanings of the Qur’ân’s verses by his words and by his deeds. Continue reading