The End Of The World

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Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli Al Sharawi
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From the pen of the late, famous scholar Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli al-Sha’rawi. The question of the end of the world is a topic  which has captured the interest of all, including scientists and the pseudo-scientists who offer theoretical predictions about  how the world will come to an end. Such theories change on a regular basis because they are not based on true knowledge, which  is to be found only in Allah’s Revelation. In this book Shaykh Al Sha’rawi points out the contrast between the changing  perspective of the human being and immutable universe in which he lives and which provides the human being with evidence of  his Creator. He also points out how the apparent stability of the universe can delude someone lacking belief in the Creator so  that he fails to realise the true nature of existence, the transience of the human being and the necessity of awakening from  the delusion of his own power before death forces him to wake up.

Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sha’rawi was born in a middle class family in the village of Daqadus in Egypt. Educated at the  famours Al Azhar University where Scholars where scholars such contributed Shaykh Ahmad Yusuf Nagati, Shaykh Ahmad `Imara,  Shaykh Ibrahim Hamrush, Saykh Muhammad Mustafa al Maraghi. Shaykh al-Sha’rawi mentions other non-Azharites whose knowledge he  benefited from including Imam Hassan al-Banna who had a unique mythology of lecturing.

Shaykh al-Sha’rawi started his Azharite teaching work in Tanta’s institute of religious studies. He was then transferred to  equivalent institutes in al-Zaqaziq, Alexandria and King Abd al-Aziz al-Sa’ud university in Makkah.

He retired from the Azharite career in 1976. In the same year he was appointed by president Sadat as a minister of Waqf. He  stayed in that position for two years.

In 1980 he started his famous Friday lessons on the Egyptian television. His speaches in Qur’an interpretation (Tafsir)  attracted a massive audience that is probably unparalleled by any contemporary Azharite. Continue reading

The World Of The Noble Angels In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah

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Umar S. al-Ashqar
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From the moment an individual is conceived in his mother’s womb, until his death and beyond, angels play a part in human life. Angels bring forth the soul of the dying and they bring comfort or inflict torment in the grave. An angel will sound the Trumpet on the Last Day, and angels will be present on the Day of Judgment until they accompany people to their ultimate destination in Paradise or Hell.

Almost all human cultures, ancient and modern, have some kind of belief about angels. The pre-Islamic Arabs believed them to be daughters of the Almighty. Some philosophers thought that angels were the stars in the sky. In modern times, there has been a resurgence of interest in angels, and they feature prominently in movies and other forms of popular western culture. But these myths have no role to play in the belief of the Muslim.

Our beliefs are based on the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah, which tell us all we need to know about the reality of the unseen, including the world of the angels. In this book, Dr. Umar S. al-Ashqar draws on the sources of Islam to give us a comprehensive picture of who the angels are, their role in the universe and their interaction with mankind in this world and the next. Continue reading

The World Of The Jinn And Devils

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Dr. Umar Sulaiman al-Ashqar
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Some people think that writing this topic is writing about a topic that is from the periphery of knowledge. They approve of humans going over this topic in the quickest of fashions and not giving it too much thought. They think that the benefits that accrue from such a study are very limited. Furthermore, they believe that being ignorant of this topic is not harmful at all. However, I am not delving into something distant. Humans today spend billions of dollars with which they could build cities or countries and end poverty in the farthest reaches of the world — and, instead, they spend that money on research to discover if there is life or if life is possible on nearby planets. Scientists spend a great deal of their time and resources on such a question. What about an existence that is known to be living and thinking, and that lives right here with us on our earth? They live in our houses and they eat and drink with us. In fact, they even spoil our thoughts and our hearts. They drive us to destroy our own selves and to spill each others’ blood. No price can be put on the importance of the texts of the Qur’an and authentic hadith that have reached us, giving us knowledge of this matter.Those texts uncover for us the secrets of that existence: the world of the jinn. Continue reading