'Defending the Transgressed by Censuring the Reckless Against the Killing of Civilians' The key Islamic concepts and rules pertaining to the conduct of war and its jurisprudence, its arena and boundaries, and the subject of suicide bombings and the reckless targeting of civilians have probably never before been presented in English with such depth, clarity of thought, and breadth of scholarship in Muslim Law.
Biography of Uthman Ibn Affan (R.A)
In this book, Dr. As-Sallabi presents the life of the third caliph of Islam, `Uthman ibn `Affan, and highlights his great achievements, as well the issues and turmoil that he faced due to the hypocrisy movement that plagued the Muslim society. He also addresses the misrepresentations of `Uthmaan, fabricated by his enemies and detractors and perpetuated, inadvertently or otherwise, by writers and historians, as well as the activities of the hypocrites and the effort they put into fabricating these lies and causing division in the Ummah, the effects of which Muslims are still suffering today.
The study of history is of great importance, especially for Muslims who have been denied access to their heritage in many ways due to the upheavals that befell the Muslim world in recent decades and centuries, and due to tampering and insertions in their own books of history.
Usman ibn Affan was the fourth person to accept Islam upon invitation of Abu Bakr As Siddique. Thus he learned with the Prophet from the very beginning of Islam and faced much prosecution at the hands of his family and clansman. The Prophet (S) loved Usmaan so much so that he gave two of his daughters in marriage to him, earning him the title Dhun-Noorayn (carrier of 2 lights). Prophet said after the death of his second wife that if he had a third daughter he would have given her to Osman as well. The Prophet gave glad tidings of paradise to Othman saying that whatever he d...read more
The history of mankind could be considered as a history of the prophets. Allah (God) has communicated His Divine Revelation to people by means of His messengers throughout history. These messengers told people about Allah and communicated to them the words of our Lord.
The struggle a number of prophets faced in spreading the message is depicted in detail in the Qur'an. The hardships they faced, the solutions they brought by the leave of Allah and the exemplary behaviour are all clearly outlined. Allah communicates what His messengers endured as an example for people, for their struggle and good character are also applicable for the people of today.
In the Qur'an, the stories and experiences of various prophets, besides the Prophet Muhammad (May Allah bless him and grant him peace), such as the Prophet Jesus, Solomon, Joseph, Noah, Abraham, and many others (peace be upon them all), are conveyed as examples. For instance, there are numerous lessons for us in the righteous conduct of the Prophet Joseph (peace be upon him), as well as sagacious insight about human and social psychology in the Prophet Joseph's (pbuh) relation with his brothers, his being thrown into a well by them, his being sold into slavery, his being thrown into prison while a slave in the King's palace because of wrongful accusations, and his being placed in authority over the state treasury.
There is indeed an important example for us in the Prophet Abraham (pbuh), who is mentioned by Allah in the Qu...read more
Praise be to Allah who's help we seek and whose forgiveness we ask. On the Day of Judgement Prophet Muhammad (SAW) will be the only prophet who will be granted permission to intercede to save mankind from the terrors of awaiting judgment on the Day of Rising.
must not fail to understand that matters which are great and insignificant, large or small are preordainec confirmed in the knowledge of Allah. Surely Allah mighty has decreed and determined the states of the tercessor, and for whom he intercedes.
or has taken an analytical approach to prove that ercession can only be granted by Allah's permission, hat Prophet Muhammad (SAW) will intercede for mankind at five various levels, i.e. from the crossing of the Sirat to the height of peoples rank within the garden of paradise.
Each chapter has been carefully researched and examined according the Quran and Hadith and by reading this book Muslim and non-Muslims alike will have a greater and clearer understanding on the meaning of intercession and what it entails.
Another translation from the work of the renowned author of Medicine of the Prophet. Taken and translated from as-Suyuti's Tarikh al-Khulafa, this classical work presents the most authentic traditions concerning the first four Khalifs of Islam, the integrity and wisdom which they displayed in their governance, and their contributions to that body of practice which is known as the Sunnah.
This detailed and significant study is powerful critique of the popular western notion that the veil is a symbol of Muslim oppression. The author straddles many academic disciplines; political theory, feminism, anthropology, sociology, history as well as Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. The author's research is wide-ranging - from the historical background behind the western stereotyping of the veil and the influence of the colonial era, to modern veiling trends in Muslim and non-Muslim countries. Her analysis includes interviews with a group of Muslim women from various backgrounds in Toronto, Canada. Ultimately, in dispelling some widely held myths about Muslim women and the hijaab, the author introduces respectability to the voice of believing Muslim women, claiming that liberation and the equality of women are fundamental to Islam.
Early twentieth century has witnessed a number of well-organised movements for the revival of Islam in different parts of the Muslim world. In the Indo-Pak Subcontinent, Mawlana Mawdudi, the founder of the Jmna'at-i-Islami, has made an indelible mark on history by organising the Jarna`ah and successfully leading it through different turbulent periods and delineating cogent guidelines for the revival of Islam and application of its teachings to the problems of the modern world. Few men have captured the imagination and inspired the educated Muslims during the last few decades to the extent Mawlana Mawdudi has done. His admirers, friends and associates have made an effort, through this volume, to pay their heartful tribute to Mawlana's long record of service to the cause of Islam, especially to Islamic scholarship.
Islamic Perspectives: Studies in Honour of Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi is a result of collaboration and research by a number of reputed scholars of Islam, both from orient and occident, who come from diverse background, but share their faith in Islam. The variety of interest, approach and viewpoint reflected in the different contributions of the volume mirror the richness of diversity which has always been the characteristic of healthy Islamic intellectual life. This Festschrift contains articles on aspects of Islamic intellectual perspective and heritage and outlines the nature of Islamic society, state and economy. It also contains contributions on some celebrated sc...read more
Complete Holy Quran in 3 Vols. Mr. Aqeel Walker, Mr. Said Dabas, Mr. Syed Masoodul Hasan, Mr. Mohammad Ayub and Mr. Aziz-ur-Rahman worked on this project.
This compilation , has been produced with all its references, the translation of the interpretation of the meanings of the Noble Quran by Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali and Dr. Muhammad Mohsin Khan.
A few people stand in the face of tyranny with endurance when they believe in the true and eternal message of Islam. This book sheds light on the life and struggle of the greatest example of endurance. Bilal bin Rabah whom Islam changed from a weak slave to a great hero, stood firm in the face of oppression and hence taught generations to come how a Muslim should act when his Faith is challenged. He was the only Mu'adhdhin (caller to prayer) during the lifetime of the Prophet*. His emblem all his life was `Allah is One, Alldh is One.'
Muhammad: Man and prophet the prphet Muhammad initiated one of the most significant religious and cultural developments in human history bringing into the world the religion of lslam in its final form. His Life continues to inspire millions and millions of people around Recent world events bringing the world of Islam into more and m<
other cultures around the world makes a proper understanding of Islam and its Prophet very important for mutual human understanding and world contact with Adil Salahi's compelling biography traces the life of the prophet (Muhammad ) from birth and childhood in the Arabian desert to the triumph of Islam and its gaining its permanent hold on Arabia. The author sets this against a fascinating; istorical backdrop making a careful analysis of eve nts and relating them to the life of Muslims today. Today, Islam provides perhaps the most important tread influencing Arab and Islamic thinking throughtout the world, Adil Salahi looks at lslam from this wider perspective with both the Muslim and non Muslim readers in mind. Muslims will add to thier understanding of their own faith. and non-Muslims will understand the passionate love Muslims have for their prophet
Tales of Mystic Meaning
Often described as the Bible of the Sufis, the Mathnawl is a famous thirteenth-century mystical poem by Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73), the great Persian poet and mystic: In Tales 'of Mystic Meaning, Professor R. A. Nicholson presents translations of the most important stories from this entertaining work, which draws its inspiration from the rich religious philosophy of the Sufis, and their belief that all things emanate from God and are moving towards ultimate reunion with Him.
Belonging to the last period of Rumi's life, the mathnawi consists of a series of tales that explore the eternal questions of life's meaning and purpose. Professor Nicholson's translation preserves the direct semi-colloquial style of the tales, their lively dialogue and the humorous descriptions of human nature in which they abound. Rumi's moral and mystical teaching lends itself to universal application and displays with a light touch the wisdom that never plays on the surface without contemplating the hidden depths beneath.
FREOM THE BOOK
"THE GRAMMARIAN AND THE BOATMAN" "A self-conceited grammarian embarked in a boat. Turning
to the boatman, he asked,"Have you ever studied grammar'?" "No," he replied. "Then," said the grammarian, "half your life has been lost." The boatman, heart-broken with gnef, refrained from answering him at the time. The wind cast tire boat into a whirlpool. The boatman shouted to the grammarian "Tell me can you swim'?". "No," said he "O fair-spoken...read more
An Ocean Without Shore
Ibn `Arabi does not address only his contemporaries or their immediate successors; nor does he address only the citizens of the dar al-islam such as it could be traced on the map of his time. In composing his work Ibn `Arabi constructed an Ark to include all the words of the Word of God, and it is not fortuitous if, of all his writings, it is this summa magna (which the Futuhat Makkiyyah happen to be) that is the most often read and the most frequently cited. The Futuhat, the revision of which Ibn `Arabi completed two years before his death, represent the majestic synthesis of the secrets of the world above and the world below (al-asrar almalikiyyah wa 'l-mulkiyyah) that he transcribed and commented on throughout his life. The role of supreme reference illustrated by the name Shaykh al-Akbar (the greatest of Teachers, the Master par excellence), which was given to Ibn `Arabi later, was not a posthumous accident. He who claimed the function of "seal of Muhammadan sain-thood," according to all the evidence, deliberately assumed the title; he tirelessly enclosed in his work, for the use of those who would live in ages darker than his own, the amanah, the sacred repository of which he considered Himself the guardian.
An Ocean Without Shore is a Study of Ibn `Arabi, known in Islam as al-Shaykh al-Akbar, the Greatest Spiritual Master. In the introduction, Chodkiewicz provides a good deal of documentation for the often heard claim that Ibn `Arabi has been t...read more
Encyclopaedia of Islamic spirituality-foundations How does one distinguish Islamic spirituality from the Islamic religion as a whole? "The answer," according to Professor Nasr, "Lies in the dimension of depth or inwardness .... [in] what leads to inwardness and the world of the Spirit and [in] the outward elements of the religion to the extent that they serve as vehicles for the life of the Spirit." This, the first of two volumes on Islamic spirituality, is devoted to Foundations, not simply the historical foundations but the essential foundations as the principle and source of the multiform Manifestations of Islamic Spirituality (Volume 11) in history and in various Islamic cultural zones.
FROM THE BOOK: The first part of the work is concerned with "The Roots of the Islamic Tradition and Spirituality." These are seen to include the Qur'an as the central theophany of Islam; the Prophet who received the Word of God and made it known to mankind, and the rites instituted by the Prophet through divine command that constitute the pillars of the faith, namely, daily prayer, fasting, pilgrimage, and jihad, or exertion upon the path of God. In light of the paramount importance of the Qur'an and the Prophet, two chapters in this section are devoted to the Qur'an, and one to the traditional esoteric commentaries on the Qur'an. A third chapter deals with the life, traditions, and ',sayings of the Prophet, while a fourth examines the inner or spiritual "Substance" of the Prophet. Part...read more
the Sufi Path of Love
This is the most accessible work in English on the greatest mystical poet of Islam, providing a survey of the basic Sufi and Islamic doctrines concerning God and the world, the role of man in the cosmos, the need for religion, man's ultimate becoming, the states and stations of the mystical ascent to God, and the means whereby literature employs symbols to express "unseen" realities, William Chittick translates into English for the first time certain aspects of Rumi's work. he selects and rearranges rumi's poetry and prose in order to leave aside unnecessary complications characteristic of other English translations and to present Rumi's ideas in am orderly fashion, yet in his own words. Thorough, non technical introductions to each chapter, and selections that gradually present a greater variety of terms and images, make this work easily accessible to those interested in the spirituality of any tradition.
"I consider this work to be of great importance in the field of Islamics in particular and of the humanities in general. It is superbly conceived and guides the reader through the theory, practice, and mystical realisation of Rumi's thinking.... I cam think of no better way for a Westerner, and nowadays for a Westernised Muslim to get to know the deeper aspects of the Islamic faith than through a work such as this. As far as I am aware of, it is the first work of its kind, providing the reader with a complete exposition of Rumi's fundamental notions ...read more
To Allah belong the most beautiful and perfect Names, so invoke Him by them. Abandon those who desecrate His Names, they will be recompensed for what they did.� From the most noble and lofty stations of cognisance is to know the Lord, the Glorious, through His beauty. This is the knowledge possessed by the elite of this creation. All of them know Him through an Attribute from amongst His Attributes but those amongst them who have the most complete cognisance are those who have most complete cognisance are those who know Him through His perfection, magnificence and beauty. These is nothing comparable to Him in any of His Attributes, if you were to assume that the whole of creation was in its most exquisite form, and you were to try and compare their collective outward and inward beauty to the beauty of the Lord, Glorious, the comparison would be more ineffectual than a faint torch being held against the blazing disk of the sun. It is sufficient to know of His beauty that if His veil was lifted, everything that splendor of His Face fell upon of His creation would be obliterated. It is sufficient to know that all beauty, external and internal, to be found in this world and the Hereafter is from the resultant effects of His works, so what then would one think of the beauty to know of His beauty that to him belongs nobility in its entirety, strength and power in its entirety, generosity and kindness in its entirety, beneficence in its entirety, knowledge in its entirety and...read more
A complete recitation of the Holy Quran on 27 CDs by Qari Abdul Basit Abdus-Samad. The CDs are divided up into tracks per Surah. This makes for easy playback of desired Surah.
This is by far his most ambitious effort in the realm of Islamic spiritual songs, bringing together the talents of Yusuf Islam, and Zain Bhikha, It maintains the simplicity of rhythms and clarity of voice listeners have come to enjoy consistently throughout previous albums.
The History of
from Revelation to CompilationA Comparative St y with the Old and New Testaments
The Qur'an reigns supreme muslim hearts as the most sacred of texts: a profusion of exalted ideas to rouse the mind, noble histories to stir the soul, universal truths to awaken the conscience and precise e injunctions directing humanity to its own deliverance, all distilled into the melodious essence that is the Word of Allah. Through fourteen centuries M, its have persevered in championing the text against corruption, memorising its every word and
contempating it y phrase, so that in our own times untold millions have enthusiastically committed each letter to heart.
Beginning with a catalogue of ancient and contemporary attacks on the Qur'an, this expansive book, The History of the Qur'anic Text, provides unique insights into the holy text's immaculate preservation throughout its history, as well as exploring many of the accusations levelled against it. The reception of divine revelations, Prophet Muhammad's role in teaching and disseminating these verses, the tot's compilation under his guidance and the setting of its final external shape shortly after his death, are meticulously and scientifically examined alongside such topics as the origins of Arabic, its palaeography and orthography, the so-called Mushaf of Ibn Mas`ud, and the strict methodology employed in assembling textual fragments.
By way of comparison the author investigates the histories...read more
Al-Mu'allim is a compilation of some ground breaking nasheeds in English by Sami Yusuf. Al-Mu'allim or beloved teacher is an album praising the beloved Prophet Muhammad (s) who was the best of teachers of all time. Prophet Muhammad (s) is never far from our minds and this album is to bring us even closer to the teachings of the Prophet by way of reminder and inspiration
Sami Yusuf was born in July 1980. He was born into a musical family and thus music played an integral part in his life. Sami’s initial training came from his father, who is an internationally renowned composer, poet, and a multi-talented musician. Sami learnt to play many instruments at a very young age and gradually began to show a keen interest in singing and composing. At the age of eighteen, he obtained a scholarship to study composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London, one of the world’s most prestigious music institutions. Sami has been composing from a very young age and his beautiful voice is supplemented by his extensive knowledge of notes and harmonies. He also has a good understanding of music theory and the Middle Eastern modes (or Maqams) and solfeggio. Indeed, it is rare to find a person who has all these talents. Sami is also a devoted practicing Muslim who sees songs as a means of promoting the message of Islam and encouraging the youth to be proud of their religion and identity.
2/WHO IS THE LOVED ONE? (5:09)
3/THE CAVE OF HIRA (4:50)
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