Tawhid Of Allah’s Most Beautiful Names And Lofty Attributes: The Belief Of Ahl Al-Sunnah Wal’Jama’ah

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Muhammad Ibn Khalifah al-Tamimi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 153 | Size: 5.5 MB

Tawheed/Tauheed/Tauhid of Allah’s Most Beautiful Names and Lofty Attributes : The Belief of Ahl al-Sunnah wal’ Jama’ah.

Among the subjects that have not been adequately covered in the English language, perhaps the most important of them is the one covered in the pages of this book.

The author presents the belief of Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah, which is the creed of the first few generations of Muslims and those who followed in their footsteps. Besides outlining the principles and foundations of this creed he also highlights some of the foreign ideas and deviant concepts that have crept into the hearts and minds. Thestyle in which this book has been written relates more to a textbook than to a book for casual reading. The author has carefully structured the book, divided it into clearly headed sections and provided all the necessary definitions and explanations that will facilitate a clear understanding of this immensely important branch of knowledge.

About the Author:

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Khalifah ibn al-Tamimi was born in al-Madinah in the year 1374H (1959). He graduated from the Islamic University of Madinah and subsequently obtained his Masters (1406H) and Doctorate (1410H) at the University, specializing in Aqidah. At present he is an associate Professor at the University in the faculty of Da’wah and Usul al-Din and he is also the head of the Academic Research section at the University. The Shaykh has a number of works that have been published ranging from verifications of the classical works, articles for various magazines as well as a number of works he himself has authored. This particular book of his is by far one of the best in its field as an introduction into the subject area of the Tawhid of Allah’s Most Beautiful Names and Lofty Attributes, and Allaah knows best. Continue reading

The Life Of Prophet Muhammad: Highlights And Lessons

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Dr. Mustafa As-Sibaa’ie
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 197 | Size: 7.5 MB

It is very important for anyone who wants to spread the message of Islam to study the life of the Prophet and discover how he undertook the mission of da` wah (Call to Islam). By studying his seerah (biography), we learn the lessons of patience in the face of adversity and opposition, and the readiness to sacrifice everything for the cause of Islam. In this book, Dr. as-Sibaa` ie shows us how the Prophet’s approach was gentle, yet determined and clear-cut, with no compromise on basic issues.

Mustafa as-Sibaa` ie, in the cause of Allah, was a lecturer in the University of Damascus, where he taught seerah (the Prophet’s biography). In this book, he draws on his experience in the field and combines it with his knowledge of the seerah. He takes the most important events of the seerah, summarizes them in order to offer a brief overview, then outlines the lessons to be learnt from these events.

This is an excellent introduction to both, the seerah and the principles of da` wah. It should be on the bookshelf of every Muslim who wants to call others to Allah (the Almighty). Continue reading

Return Of The Pharaoh: Memoir In Nasir’s Prison

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Zainab Al-Ghazali
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 189 | Size: 17 MB

An inspirational and motivational account of a leading woman figure of the Islamic movement who was falsely accused in 1965 of conspiring to kill Jamal Abd al-Nasir, the President of Egypt.

ZAINAB AL-GHAZALI AL-JUBAILI was born in Egypt in 1917. At the age of twenty she formed a major women’s charitable organization which rendered valuable service to the poor , orphans and the underprivileged. Although she had acquaintance with Shaikh Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Ikhwan al Muslimeneen since the late 30’s and actively participated in many Islamic programmes, she formally joined the Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) in 1948.

After the assassination of Hassan al-Banna in 1949 , she played a major role in the re-orginasitation of the Muslim Brotherhood .She was arrested in 1965 for an alleged conspiracy to kill Jamal ‘Abd al-Nasir and overthrow his government .She was released from prison in 1971 during Anwar Sadat’s presidency .

In addition to being very active in Da’wah work, Zainab al-Ghazali has been a prolific write, contributing regularly to major Islamic journals and periodicals. Her latest book is a two-volume study on the Tafsir of the Qur’an.

RETURN OF THE PHAROAH relates how Zainab al-Ghazali was  falsely accused of conspiring to kill Jamal ‘Abd al-Nasir the president of Egypt in 1965 , the author was arrested and imprisoned. While awaiting trial she was subjected to the most terrible and inhuman torture. This book describes in a captivating manner the ordeal which this Muslim activist went through in the notorious Egyptian prison. Instead of dampening her enthusiasm for Islam and the Islamic movement , the afflictions and savageries in Nasir ‘s prisons increased her commitment and dedication to the cause of Islam. This autobiographical work can be considered a historic document in that its author was an active witness to one of the most volatile periods of Egypt’s contemporary history.

THE ISLAMIC FOUNDATION is an educational and research organization devoted to making Islam a living reality in our age. For this purpose, it aims to improve human communication and develop a better understanding of Islam among all people of the world, Muslim and non-Muslim, so as to galvanize man to the message and idea of One God and the unity of mankind, as brought by all the Prophets of God (Blessings of Allah and Peace be upon them) throughout the ages, last of whom was the Prophet Muhammad (Blessings of Allah and peace be upon him). The Foundation has research units in Islamic Economics, christian-Muslim Relations, Muslim Central Asia Literature for Children. Its Regular publications include Muslim World Book Review (quarterly), index of Islamic Literature (quarterly) and Central Asia Brief (monthly).

In Islamic history ladies have not lagged behind in the struggle to establish truth and eradicate falsehood, to uphold Islamic values and principles, and for that matter establish Islam as a living, thriving, and forward-looking religion. Zaynab Al-Ghazali is one of such dynamic ladies. Continue reading

Conversations In Paradise And Hell

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Muhammad al-Shareef

In reading the Quran, the verses where Allah describes conversation amongst people of paradise/hellfire always intrigued me. I believe that you need to learn success directly from those who were successful, so how cool is it to hear the success principles from people who entered Jannah.

Muhammad Alshareef was born in 1975 and raised in Canada. In his youth, he memorized the Quran and later graduated with an Islamic Law degree from the Islamic University of Madinah, class of 1999. He is the founder of AlMaghrib Institute through which he teaches university-level seminars on Islam. AlMaghrib Institute seminars have been conducted across the USA and Canada, as well as in Australia. While he continues to teach, Muhammad Alshareef now devotes much of his time to recruiting, training and advising other students of knowledge in becoming AlMaghrib Institute instructors. Being a true visionary with exceptional talents in motivating others, Muhammad Alshareef has also founded EmanRush Audioand Khutbah.com, and actively keeps in touch with the online community at the AlMaghrib Forums. Currently Muhammad Alshareef lives with his family in Ottawa, Canada. Continue reading

[Usool At-Tafseer] The Methodology Of Qur’anic Interpretation

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Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 243 | Size: 4 MB

An Excellent Gift to Students of Islamic Sciences. Literally translated ‘The Fundamental Principles of Qur’aanic Interpretation,’ this book refers to the branches of knowledge which are necessary to provide an accurate interpretation of the Qur’anic texts, such as Arabic grammar and syntax, Arabic literature and Qur’anic sciences (‘uloom al-Qur’aan).

Addressed topics include the Tafseer of the Qur’an, books of tafseer, translations of the Qur’an, Wahy (‘divine revelation’), reasons for revelation, the differences between Makkan and Madinan revelations, Naskh, the Muhkam and Mutashaabih, and more.

This Book contained some significant material not found in other works in English such as Ahmad Von Denffer’s work, and the shared material is presented in a different way.

‘Shaykh Riaz Ansary, a graduate from the College of Sharee’ah, Islamic University of Madeenah, who has undertaken the arduous task of thoroughly revising and preparing the manuscript for publication. He not only edited my translations and verified the hadiths according to the standards of my other books, but he also added a glossary and an index of hadeeths. He also added a section on al-Qurtubi’s tafsir, books on Asbaab an-Nuzool and Naasikh wa Mansookh, a section on scientific miracles, a refutation of some of the claimed contradictions in the Qur’aan,’

Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was born in Jamaica, but grew up in Canada, where he accepted Islam in 1972. He completed a diploma in Arabic and a B.A. from the College of Islamic Disciplines (Usool ad-Deen) at the Islamic University of Madeenah in 1979. At the University of Riyadh, College of Education, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology in 1985, and in the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, he completed a Ph.D. in Islamic Theology in 1994.

Abu Ameenah taught Islamic Education and Arabic in private schools in Riyadh for over ten years and for three years he lectured M.Ed. students in the Islamic Studies department of Shariff Kabunsuan Islamic University in Cotobato City, Mindanao, Philippines. Since 1994 he has founded and directed the Islamic Information Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (which is now known as Discover Islam) and the Foreign Literature Department of Dar al Fatah Islamic Press in Sharjah, UAE. Presently, he is a lecturer of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the American University in Dubai and Ajman University in Ajman, UAE. Continue reading

Principles Of Islam

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Muslim
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 28 | Size: 1 MB

An excellent book that covers the baisc principles and beleifs of Islam.  This book takes the reader through a brief excursion of Islams basic beliefs and Pillars and is an excellent introduction for anyone interested in the fundemental belifs of a mulsim. Continue reading

Child Education In Islam

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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

[Fiqh Us-Sunnah] The Principles Of Fiqh

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Sayid Sabiq
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 383 | Size: 5 MB

Fiqh us-Sunnah: This is a brief book concerning usoolul-fiqh (fundamentals of jurisprudence), uncomplicated in wording, clear in meaning, and useful in learning its rulings for whosoever contemplates its meanings. We ask Allaah that He benefits both its compiler and its reader. Indeed He is the Most Generous.

Chapter 1

Usoolul-Fiqh: it is the science concerning the comprehensive evidences of fiqh. Since fiqh consist of either [i] masaa‘il (issues) concerning which the ruling by one of the five rulings is sought, or [ii] it is the dalaa‘il (evidences) employed in extracting and determining these masaa‘il (issues). So fiqh is actualy knowledge of the masaa‘il (issues) and the dalaa‘il (evidences).
These dalaa‘il (evidences) are of two types:-

Comprehensive evidences that encompass every ruling – from the beginning to the end of fiqh – of a single kind; such as our saying: “al-amr lil-wujoob (a command is indicative of an obligation).” Or: “an-nahee lit-tahreem (a forbiddance is indicative of a prohibition).” And other similar evidences. So these are part of usoolul-fiqh
Detailed evidences that are to be understood in the light of the comprehensive evidences. So when such is completed, then the ahkaam (rulings) can be resolved.
Thus, the ahkaam (rulings) are in need of their detailed evidences, and the detailed evidences are themselves in need of comprehensive evidences. So by this, we recognise the need and the necessity of knowing usoolul-fiqh, and that it aids in the understanding of fiqh itself, and that it is the foundations for deducing and making ijtihaad in the ahkaam (rulings). Continue reading

The Three Fundamental Principles

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Shaykh Muhammad ibn gaalih al-‘Uthaymeen
Language: English |  Format: PDF| Pages: 134 | Size: 1 MB

Before you is a complete translation of the great classical treatise “Thalaathat-ul-Usool” [The Three Fundamental Principles] of Imaam Muhammad bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab. The source used for this translation was a booklet with the title “The Creed of the Saved Sect” printed by Maktab-ul-Islamee in 1993 [5th Edition] with checking by Zuhair Shawaish. This book is not to be confused with “al-Usool-uth-Thalaatha” which is another work written by Imaam Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab. This treatise needs no introduction, as it is one of the Islamic works that is most studied and taught throughout the world. In fact, many of the scholars recommend the students of knowledge to begin their path of learning by studying and mastering this booklet. The reason for this is because it was written by the author in a simple manner and comprising of the basic fundamentals of this Religion in brief. The material contained in the treatise was designed to be easily memorized and understood. It is our intent, by producing this treatise, to provide the English audience with the source of this tremendous work so that they may study it in gatherings and use it as a reference. There are several explanations available for “The Three Fundamental Principles” that were written in recent times, such as that of Imaam Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen, Shaikh Zayd Al-Madkhalee and Shaikh Saalih Aali Shaikh. Continue reading

Islam Is…: An Introduction To Islam & Its Principles

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Al-Haramain Foundation
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 60 | Size: 1 MB

The Arabic word Islam literally means ‘surrender’ or ‘submission.’ Islam, as a faith, means total and sincere surrender to God so that one can live in peace and tranquility. Peace (Salam in Arabic, Shalom in Hebrew) is achieved through active obedience to the revealed commandments of God, for God is The Just, The Peace. The name Islam is universal in meaning. Islam is not named after a tribe of people or an individual, as Judaism is named after the tribe of Judah, Christianity after Christ and Buddhism after Buddha. Islam is not a name chosen by human beings; it was divinely communicated from God. Islam is a global faith, not of the East or the West. Islam is a complete way of life, implying total submission to God. One who surrenders his or her will to God, voluntarily, is called a Muslim. It was not Muhammad (SAW) but Adam (S.A) who first brought Islam to humanity. Then, each Prophet and Messenger came to exhort the people to a clear understanding of God’s commandments. They offered teachings relevant to that time, until God chose the final Prophet, Muhammad (SAW), to come with the Last Testament referred to as the Qur’an. Allah is an Arabic word, meaning ‘The One and Only True Deity’, the proper name of The One who created the heavens and the earth. Arabic-speaking Jews and Christians also call God by the name Allah. For a Muslim, Allah is the greatest and most inclusive of names for God, denoting The One who is adored in worship, The One who created all that exists. Continue reading