Dialogue with an Atheist is a book which should help to clarify many points arising in the minds of people today. Dr. Mostafa Mahmoud, addresses a whole range of current issues in a comprehensive manner with direct reference to Qur'an and Sunnah. Problems such as the proof of the existence of God, why God created evil, Paradise and Hell and could the Prophet Muhammad be the author of the Qur'an are tackled both clearly and logically.
The wonderful Well of Zamzam (Zam Zam) in the Holy Sanctuary of Makka, and the water which springs from it, are dear to the heart of every Muslim believer. A number of fictitious and superstitious ideas about it have appeared ovcr the centuries, acting as a source of confusion and misguidance. Accordingly there is great need for a reliable work presenting correct and authentic traditional knowledge about Zamzam and its unique qualities.Based solely on authoritative sources and scientific research, this book charts the history of Zamzam from its miraculous first appearance down to the most remarkable discoveries and personal experiences of recent years. The author also reveals details of the importance of Zamzam water to the Prophet himself (Allah's peace and blessings upon him) and the early Muslims, and describes the amazing and proven properties of blessing and healing which Allah has bestowed on this water.Reading this book should make the drinking of Zamzam water an even sweeter and more enriching experience!
MAGIC AND ENVY
Magic is a hidden force which it appears that something is happening when in reality it is not actually happening at all.
Envy is lack of contentment with the decree and power of ALLAH, and we are asked to be content with what he gives us.
This thorough research proves that Magic harms and does not benefit anyone. The book explains the existence of the unseen forces we experience and the magic of the eye caused by the magician which in fact is all a deception of the sight. Shaytans inspire the magicians persuading them of his knowledge of the unseen while in fact he does not have any access to the unseen or to the prediction of the future. However, if the shaytans did have power for example he could have saved himself and his tribe from Prophet Sulaymans punishment.
We know that although magic and envy are among the hidden forces of existence they are forces whose existence is very real and about which ALLAH Almighty has told us. In his Noble Quran ALLAH has asked us to seek refuge with him from Magic and Envy by reciting Surat Al-Falaq and Surat an-Nas every night for protection.
This second volume in the series starts with Surat'al-Baqara verses 141 - 286 and then continues with Surat'Ali 'Imran verses 1 - 91.144 pages Paperback A4 ISBN 0907461 51 4
Written in two volumes, this important work emphasizes the relationship between all of the Prophets who were all sent by the same God, blessings and peace be on them, and their original teachings which were all fundamentally the same. The Qur'an is used a
A factual description of the principal events which occurred between the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in 570 CE, blessings and peace be on him, and the year 1000 CE. The book also contains maps showing the extent of the Byzantine and Persian empires in 600 CE, the spread of Islam from 622 to 750 CE, the extent of the Muslim world in 1000 CE, and genealogical tables of the Umayyads (661 - 750 CE) and the Abassids (750 - 1258 CE). The author also provides an explanation of both the Christian and the Islamic dating systems. A unique and concise reference source for both university teachers and students of Islamic studies and history.
This superb book is indeed a rich storehouse of knowledge, a lighthouse of guidance and an inspiration for mankind. This succinct account of the Prophet Muhammad's life, blessings and peace be upon him, based on the earliest sources, describes his difficulties the first muslims faced.
This book is a repository of Islamic information, knowledge and wisdom, which not only the general reader but also both student and teacher alike will find indispensable. As well as having its own Alphabetical index, the main body of the book is divided into several key sections including General and Historical Terms, The Qur’an, Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, kalam and Sufiim. As well as presenting a key vocabulary of relevant terminology, each sections also provides details of key text, author and people. This makes it possible for readers to go straight to a particular field or topic without having to pick their way through material not directly relevant to their enquiry, as well as pointing them in the likely direction of further and more detailed research. Although knowledge is an ocean without a shore, the key terminology in this concise yet complete work is bound to assist any genuine seeker to navigate a sure and steady course, insha’allah.
Ahadith are the sayings, deeds and approvals of the Prophet (S) under Divine guidance and are generally traced back to the Prophet (S) as regards to their authority. But some Ahadith hold a distinct place and are termed as Ahadith Qudsi (Sacred Ahadith) a
All praises be to Allah, Lord of honour and glory, who has guided us to be Muslims and made us among the followers of His last Prophet (peace be upon him). We are pleased to present this valuable and noble collection of 'Fatawa Sirat-e-Mustaqeem' (Islamic verdicts, questions and answers) which have been selected and compiled from the Urdu monthly magazine 'Sirat-e-Mustqaeem' published by Markazi jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith, UK. The 'Fatawa' (verdicts) to the readers queries and questions on Islamic matters were initially given by the Late Maulana Mahmood Ahmed Mirpuri. His effective method of replying in the light of Qur"an and Sunnah, as well as in accordance to the current issues, no doubt benefited readers worldwide rather than just the one questioner. So, we had numerous demands to compile this series into a book. When this book (in Urdu) was presented in the UK, the response from the community was very encouraging and a huge demand arose for the translation of this collection into the English language, so that the English speaking community and especially the younger generation of Muslims may benefit from this valuable knowledge also. Maulana M. Abdul Hadi al-Oomeri performed the great task of the translation of these Fatawa, who tried to use the simplest vocabulary possible to make this book easy to read and easy to understand for everyone, because this book is not for the purpose of literature nor for academics alone, it is for the benefit of all. The translation of any book i...read more
This small book contains 40 renowned Ahadith collected by Imam An-Nawawi which gained popularity through centuries.
“To express in the language of Sufism, that is, Islamic mysticism, some of the universal truths which lie at the heart of all religions’, this is the avowed purpose of this book. It came into being because the author was asked by a friend to set down in writing what he considered to be the most important things that a human being can know. He was also asked to make it very easy, and despite the depth of all that it contains, it has in fact a remarkable simplicity and clarity, due no doubt in part to the constant use of traditional imagery which awakens and penetrates the imagination.
Because the Qur'an deals with so many diverse subjects in its various parts, finding complete information on any one of its numerous topics can be difficult.
Muslims as well as non-Muslims have long felt the need for a compendium of the Qur'an arranged systematically so that all the themes appear in a concise form. This book provides such a guide by arranging the themes into 68 sections, each containing the sum of the relevant verses. There is an index to the verses referred to in these sections and classified by subject, as well as a general index.
In this revised edition no subject has been left out, and readers will find within it a comprehensive guide to the contents of the Qur'an in a condensed form.
Written by the eminent Egyptian scholar, this immensely popular work knew over 20 editions in Arabic before this English translation. It defines the halal and haram in a scholarly manner that is accessible to the common man, dealing mainly with social issues.
Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani lived almost a thousand years ago, but his words transcend the time and place in which they were recorded to span the centuries without difficulty.
Revered to this day as the supreme spiritual helper (al-Ghaqwth al-A'Azam), the Shaikh addresses his audience at a level that bypasses the obstacles of the heart and mind.
The talks contained in Revelations of the Unseen, short and to the point, are among the most beautiful oratory the world has ever known. Our translation(s) of this and other of the Shaikh's works surviving in manuscript form in Oriental collections around the world are intended to make them more widely available and accessible to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
Translated by Muhtar Holland, one of the foremost translators of Classical Arabic, Revelations of the Unseen should be a welcome addition to the library resources of scholars and layman alike, and of great interest to students, teachers, and seekers of spiritual knowledge and understanding everywhere.
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent andMerciful
God alone is worthy of all Praise, Who sent down death upon the greatest oppressors and the mightiest of men and wrigged their necks; and broke the backs of the greatest kings; and extinguished the hopes, the aspirations of the possessors of enormous hordes and treasures by putting an end to their lives. Everyone of these persons demurred even at a hint of death, but when the promise of the Almighty (the time of death).
THIs in-depth study, carried out by one of Islam's leading scholars, presents a detailed analysis and critique of the classic Orientalist work, Schacht's Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence. Azami's work examines the sources used by Schacht to develop his thesis on the relation of Islamic Law to the Qur'an, and exposes fundamental flaws in Schacht's methodology that lead to conclusions unsupported by the texts examined. This book is an important contribution to Islamic legal studies from an Islamic perspe&ive.
Dr Muhammad al-Azami is Professor at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His publications include Studies in Early Hadith Literature and Studies in Early Hadith Methodology.
SOME REVIEWS OF THIS BOOK
`For the first time we have a work like Azami's; he has devoted literally years of research to the investigation of Hadith and has analysed, tested and passed scholarly judgement on Schacht's argument step by step, working with actual hadith materials. This book is indeed an effective response to Schacht . . .. Azami has, through this and other works, demonstrated himself to be an outstanding scholar of Hadith . . . he is the most well-versed and learned scholar of the Islamic sciences of tradition.'
(Journal ofNear Eastern Studies)
`This work deserves to find a place not only in the libraries of educational institutions and research organizations but also in the personal collections of every serious student of Islam and Islamic law.' (Muslim World Book Revie...read more
Ibn 'Arabi, recognised in his lifetime as al-Shaykh al-Akbar - the supreme spiritual Master - was born in 1165 in Andulusia and died in Damascus in 1240. Over a period of eight centuries he has exerted a profound influence on Islamic mysticism. In recent years a number of important studies have helped acquaint the Western reader with Ibn 'Arabi's metaphysics and this process is now greatly enhanced by the present volume in which Michel Chodkiewicz explores for the first time, the Master's 'hagiology' or teaching on sainthood. Founded on a careful analysis of the relevant texts, Chodkiewicz's work examines this essential aspect of Ibn 'Arabi's formulation of a doctrine of sainthood, defining the nature and function of sainthood, while also specifying the criteria for a typology of saints based on the notion of prophetic inheritance.
Fairly often while I was talking quietly with the Shaykh, the name 'Allah' had cone to us form some remote corner of the zawiyah, uttered on one long drawn out vibrant note:
It was like a cry of despair, a distraught supplication, and it came from some solitary cell-bound disciple, bent on meditation. The cry was usually repeated several times, and then all was silence once more.
'Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, ( ) Lord'. 'From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than 1'.
These verses form thePsamls came to my mind. The supplication was really Just the same, the supreme cry to God of a soul in distress.
I was not wrong, for later, when I asked the Shaykh what was the meaning of the cry, which we had just heard, he answered: 'It is a disciple asking God to help him in his meditation'. 'May I ask what is the purpose of his meditation'?' 'To achieve self-realisation in God'. 'Do aII the disciples succeed in doing this'?'
'No, it is seldom that anyone does. It is only possible for a very
'"Then what happens to those who do not'? Are they not desperate'?'
'No: they always rise high enough to have at least inward Peace'. Inward Peace. That was the point he came back to most often and there lay, no doubt, the reason for his great influence. For what man does not aspire, in some way or other, to inward
peace'? From the narrative of Dr. Mareel Garret
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