What You Must Believe About Your Creator

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Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saleh al-Uthaimeen
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 85 | Size: 3 MB

(adapted from the book, ‘Aqeedah at-Tawheed’ by Shaikh Saleh ibn Fawzan ibn Abdullah al-Fawzan)

‘Al-Aqeedah (faith)’ is what a person takes as a religion. It is said, ‘He has a good Aqeedah’ meaning,’ He is protected from doubts.’

Aqeedah is an action of the heart – which is to believe and affirm something in the heart.

“The Sharee’ah is divided into two parts; Beliefs and Actions.

(a) Beliefs are issues that are not related to how an act is performed such as belief in the Lordship of Allah, the obligation to worship Allah (alone) and belief in the other afore-mentioned pillars of Eeman (faith). These are called Asliyah – the basic foundation.

(b) The latter part consists of issues related to how actions are performed like Salaat (prayer), Zakaat (charity), Sawm (fasting) and other rulings with regards to actions. These are termed as Far’eyyah – the branches, because their soundness or corruption is based upon the beliefs.

The correct Aqeedah is thus the foundation upon which the religion is based. It is the correct Aqeedah with which the actions are set aright as the Most High said, “So, whoever hopes for the meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord.” [Soorah al-Kahf (18): 110]

“Indeed, it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) as it was to those (Prophets) before you, ‘If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers.” [Soorah az-Zumar (39): 65]

“So, worship Allah (alone) by performing religious deeds sincerely for His sake. Surely, the religion is for Allah only.” [Soorah Zumar (39): 2]

These verses and numerous other narrations that have been related in this regard confirm that actions are not accepted unless they are free from Shirk (polytheism/associating partners with Allah).

It was therefore the main concern of the Messengers (alaihimus-salaam) to rectify the beliefs first.

Sole worship of Allah and abandonment of worship to anything other than Him was their primary call as the Most High says, “Verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming), ‘Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid the Taghoot (everything that is worshiped other than Allah).” [Soorah An-Nahl (16): 36]

The first issue addressed by every Prophet was, “Worship Allah! You have no other Ilah (deity worthy of being worshiped) but Him.” [Soorah al-A’raf (7): 59, 65, 73, 85]

It was said by Nuh, Hood, Saleh, Suhaib (alaihimus-salaam) and all the other Prophets (alaihimus-salaam) to their nations. After being bestowed with Prophethood, the Messenger of Allah (sallallahi alaihi wa-sallam) stayed in Mecca for thirteen years calling people to Tawheed and rectifying their Aqeedah because Aqeedah is the foundation upon which the entire structure of the Deen stands.

The Duaat (callers to the religion of Allah) and those who seek to guide others during every age followed the example of the Messengers and the Prophets who initiated their call with Tawheed (Oneness of Allah’s worship) and correction of Aqeedah, and subsequently focusing upon the remaining commandments of the Deen (religion).”

This book comprehensively explains Tawheed in the words of Shaikh ibn Saleh al-Uthaimeen (rahimahullah) from the book, ‘Sharh Hadeeth Jibra’eel’.

Appendix adapted from the book, ‘Aqeedah at-Tawheed’ by Shaikh Saleh ibn Fawzan ibn Abdullah al-Fawzan (hafidhhullah) Continue reading

Who Is Your Lord?

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Dr. Bilal Philips raises a few questions which we can use to judge to what degree do we know who our Lord is.

1. Do you agree with those who say who say that belief is a matter of blind faith?
2. If everything has a Creator then who created God?
3. If God can do anything, why can’t He have a son?
4. If God is all-powerful, can He create a stone which is too heavy for Him to lift?
5. If God is all-good and He is able to do all things then where did evil come from?

Dr. Bilal Philips will address these questions and clear the many false ideas and misconceptions many people have when it comes to their Lord. Continue reading

Governing Yourself And Your Family

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Shaykh Husayn Al-Awayishah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 59 | Size: 1.5 MB

Governing Yourself And Your Family According To What Allah Has Revealed

The subject matter of this work has preoccupied and continues to preoccupy the minds of our Nation’s members; yet in spite of this preoccupation, many people lack a correct understanding regarding it. Because the issues that fall under the subject matter of this work are so important, I decided to write this work, through which I hope to make plain the way to live and act according to what Allah has revealed.

Contrary to what some may think, this work is relevant not just to leaders, but to every individual as well. Each and every human being is a leader and chief of sorts, for just as a ruler is responsible for the welfare of his state and citizens, each one of us is responsible for his flock – the members of his family and, more importantly, his own self…

Today, we as a Nation are afflicted with widespread ignorance. The Nations of the world gather against us, just as fellow eaters gather upon their dish. They use every tool at their disposal against us – their wealth, their strength, their technical advancement, their strategy, their deception, and their disbelief. We are in such a state of peril that it is senseless to imagine that a single group among us can put a stop to their constant onslaught.

Our hearts must unite; we must cooperate; we must have correct knowledge; we must work productively; we must be patient; we must make sacrifices; we must give; we must fight our own desires; and we must be sincere. Continue reading

Your Day In Ramadan

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Website of Rasoulullah (peace be upon him)
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 16 | Size: 1 MB

This is a useful book talks about how a fasting Muslim should spend his day in Ramadan. This is regarding deeds by which he abides during his day. No doubt he should be eager to instill the good morals into himself while performing this great rite. He should not forget to ask Allah when he breaks his fasting, for Allah promised that he answers the fasting Muslim’s invocation when he breaks his fast. He should remember that it is highly recommended to perform Qiyam (supererogatory prayers at night) to get his sins forgiven.

Contents:

Al Fajr prayer
Invocations and Glorifications after Fajr Prayer
Going to Work
Dohr Prayer (Noon Prayer)
Asr Prayer (Afternoon)
Before Maghrib Prayer
Maghrib Prayer
Isha’ Prayer (Night Prayer)
After Tarawih
Sleeping
Tahajjud (Late Night Prayer)
Sahour (Last Night Meal)
some things to bear in mind (Niyyah) and the proof of each Niyyah Continue reading

If The Label Shows Your Intent: Wear it!

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Dr. Zakir Naik

We all know that Muslims are “labeled” in one way or another. In this lecture, however, the speaker touches upon a whole new dimension of labels: How one Muslim recognizes another. Is it the duty of each Muslim to be recognizable to his fellow brothers and sisters in Islam? Is it fardh to dress in a manner in which one can be recognized as a Muslim? And how, exactly, should one react when he or she does recognize that another Muslim is in the vicinity? Finally, what are the Islamic greetings, anyway? Continue reading

Enjoy Your Life – By Dr. Muhammad Abd Al-Rahman Al-Arifi

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Dr. Muhammad Abd Al-Rahman Al-Arifi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 596 | Size: 13 MB

The art of interacting with people …as deduced from a study of the Prophet’s life.

The author had read and re-read the Classic book on Self-Help ‘How to win friends and influence people by the American  Dale Carnegie’ which has  sold over 15 Million copies  and continues to be  one of the most popular books on self Help in the Western Countries.

Dr Al-Arifi states in in the introduction

‘What if if he (Carnegie) were to have known Islam and the etiquettes it teaches? …………..How about if he were to have turned his wonderful interpersonal skills into worship…………. From then on, I began to author this book………………. Hence this book is not the product of a month or a year’s toil. Rather , it is the result of twenty years of serious study.

This Book on self improvement and inter personal skills based on Islamic Principles is beneficial not only in this World but will insh’Allah bring you eternal Joy in the hereafter.

This is an exquisite collection of incidents from the life of the Prophet (S), stories from our Islamic Heritage, and thought-provoking anecdotes from the life of the author. The aim of the book is to train the reader to enjoy living his life by practicing various self-development and inter-personal skills. What is so compelling and inspiring about this book is that, in order to highlight the benefit of using social skills, the author draws from the lives of the Prophet (S) and his Companions.

This book is both a practical systematic guide to self-improvement and a treasure trove of historical incidents. It increases self-awareness, whilst nurturing the soul and strengthening the spirit.

About the Author

Dr. Muhammad Abd Al-Rahman Al-Arifi is from the famous Banu Khalid Tribe in Saudi Arabia (descendents of the Sahabi Khalid bin Walid) graduated from Saudi universities and learn from scholars such as Shaykh Abdullah bin Qu’ud, abd al-Rahman bin Nasir al Barrak and various other scholars.  He  is a prominent figure in the field of Islamic Da’wah and has authored more than twenty published works. Continue reading

What’s Your Purpose In Life?

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Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

In this interesting program, Shaikh Abu Ameenah pays the lost people’s attention to a very significant issue. He talks to those who don’t know the purpose of their lives in this world. Even if they want to know, they go astray due to the Devil’s tricks and blind faith. So Shaikh gives them a right and rational method through which everyone can know the right path in this world. Continue reading

Expelling Jinn From Your Home

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Majdi Muhammad Ash-Shahawi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 104 | Size: 3 MB

This book will help you to overcome all your worries, and begin a new chapter in your life. Then you will be free to think clearly, act decisively and feel at peace with yourself and others. Just read through the book and listen to the CD, following the instructions carefully, for three or six weeks in total. The Jinn are not very strong, they only take a grip when you show weakness in faith or religious duties, once you take command of your faith and follow it properly, they can never affect you. This publication provides the reader with a step by step manual to in order to eradicate the ill effects of Jinn and Shayateen, from ones home and life. It comes complete with a CD for correct pronunciation, a must read. May Almighty Allah, the creator and sustainer of the universe, guide you and protect you from harm, so that find confidence and protection and become as good example to others.

First Chapter:

The world of linn in the Qur’an and Sunnah 11
Ten sayings that Protect one from linn: 35
There are Three Types of Hearts 53
Remembrance of Allah is a Fortress 55

Second Chapter:

Haunted Houses Examples oflinn’s
Disturbances and harm 67
How to rid your House of linn: 75
Supplementary Information with Regard to
linn and Devils 89
Black Magic and Satanic Possession: 97

Instructions for the use of the CD by Sheikh Wahid Baly.

1. Keeping one’s prayers on time.
2. Do not listen to songs or music.
3. Make wudhu before going to sleep and read Ayat-ulKursi
4. Remembering Allah (Zhikr) in the morning and evening.
5. Listen to the CD (with this book) twice a day with head phones
6. Listen to Ayat-ul-Karsi once a day with head phones.
7. Read the Ruqiah heavily on water (blowing) to stop the Magic and drink it and pour it over you (At ghusl) every three days.

Do not let the water that pours off you go down the sink/drain, but collect it and pour it on some plants. Continue reading