The subject of this treatise - the nature, essence and circumstances of the human soul - is fascinating to people of all ages, faiths and walks of life. It covers in particular the issue of death and what happens after it. Due to the nature of this exciting topic, one who researches this subject is faced with an enormous amount of conflicting information. Therefore in order to arrive at sound dependable conclusions regarding the soul, one must carefully read and analyse the available material and evaluate it according to stringent criteria. This is of utmost importance since it bears directly on one's belief.
About the author
Abu Bilal Mustafa al-Kanadi, was born in Italy in 1950. At the age of 4 his family migrated to British Columbia. In 1972 he graduated from the University of British Columbia (Faculty of Arts) with a major in English Literature. He went on to study at the Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Education, concentrating on the field of Special Education, he graduated with honours in 1974. It was during his last semester here that he embraced Islam. Having entered the fold of Islam he quickly developed a yearning to seek Islamic knowledge, and this quest lead him to Umm al-Qurra University in Makkah, where he completed the Arabic language program and went on to graduate from the College of Shari'ah after which he obtained a masters degree in Quranic Sciences. Abu Bilal has authored a number of works on various subjects and was actively involved in Islam...read more
All praise is due to Allah. We praise Him, seek His Aid and ask for His Forgiveness. We seek Refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and from the evil of our actions. Whosoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whosoever Allah misguides none can guide. I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah 50, having no partners, and I testify that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger.
The best speech is the ook of Allah, the Qur'an, and the best guidance is that given by Muhammad . The most evil affairs are innovations; every innovation is a Bid'a, every Bid'a is a misguidance, and every misguidance lands one in the Hellfire.
This is a short book that I have written in two days, when I was in the vicinity of the Noble Ka'bah, the place of revelation. This book deals with the subject of happiness, asking Allah
to make us happy in this world and the Hereafter, by calling the readers to a better and peaceful life.
To my brothers and sisters of Islam, read this book wholeheartedly, implement it in your daily life, follow its guidance, and read it to your family, children and friends. This book is like a flower, with a beauty that will fill your life with a pleasant essence in your library or at your bedside.
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The Messengerbelieveth in what hathbeen revealed to him from his Lord, as do the men of faith, each one (of them) believeth in Allah, His Angels, His Books and His Messengers." (Q. 2:285).
These Angels were created from light. They have their own world oflights and have nothing to do but to keep glorifying Allah Almighty and carry out His orders in each sphere of His creation and He has Himselfpraised for such a delicate creation,. The Holy Qur'an says:
"Praise be to Allah, the Originator ofthe heavens and the earth, Who made the Angels messengers with wings--two, or three, or four (pairs)n He adds to Creation as.He pleases :forAllah haspower over allthings"n (Q. 35: 1).
That is they are messengers or instruments ofAllah's Will, and may have few or numerous Errands entrusted to them. Allah Almighty says:
"It is not righteousnes that ye turn your faces towards East or West; but it is righteousness--to believe in Allah and the
ZAKAT is an important pillar of the Islamic worldview. It is obligatory on every Muslim, who possesses valuables of a certain amount (nisab), to pay Zakat. Both the concept and the payment of Zakat are, however, not clear in the minds of many Muslims. They are unable to relate their earnings, expenditure and other vital socio-economic factors to the calculation of their Zakat. This guidebook is written for every Muslim in easy, simple language and presented in a user-friendly format to help them understand better the objectives, nature, benefits and principles underlying Zakat. An extensive and structured calculation form is provided to help calculate Zakat in the light of one's earnings and expenses in today's society.
MUSHFIQUR RAHMAN is a senior analyst at Information Technology Company in Virginia, USA. For many years he has worked on the topic of Zakat. In writing this book he seeks to meet the need for a contemporary book on Zakat. Being actively associated with community life he conducts classes and provides mentoring services, especially for new Muslims. Contact: www.welcome_back.org
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 ideal of One God and the unity of mankind, as brought by all the Prophet...read more
The author, who writes under the pen-name HARUN YAHYA, was born in Ankara in 1956. Having completed his primary and secondary education in Ankara, he then studied arts at Istanbul's Mimar Sinan University and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the 1980s, the author has published many books on political, faith-related and scientific issues. Harun Yahya is well-known as an author who has written very important works disclosing the imposture of evolutionists, the invalidity of their claims and the dark liaisons between Darwinism and bloody ideologies such as fascism and communism.
His pen-name is made up of the names "Harun" (Aaron) and "Yahya" (John), in memory of the two esteemed prophets who fought against lack of faith. The Prophet's seal on the cover of the author's books has a symbolic meaning linked to the their contents. This seal represents the Qur'an, the last Book and the last word of God, and our Prophet, the last of all the prophets. Under the guidance of the Qur'an and Sunnah, the author makes it his main goal to disprove each one of the fundamental tenets of godless ideologies and to have the "last word", so as to completely silence the objections raised against religion. The seal of the Prophet, who attained ultimate wisdom and moral perfection, is used as a sign of his intention of saying this last word.
Excerpts and passages collected from many books written by the scholars of Islam have been compiled in this book. The writings will be of equal interest to all Muslims whether they are children or adults, and similarly they will gain a lot of virtues, develop good character patterns, and adopt intellectual behavior in their lives from the examples of the great personalities of Islam.
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Ever since its revelation 1400 years ago, the Qur'an has been a book of guidance and inspiration, a reference point, and a rich source of social and moral dynamism for LA hundreds of millions of people throughout the world who believe it to be the immutable word of God. Hardly a generation passes without a fresh attempt to unravel the meanings of the Qur'an and gain deeper insight into its universal message within a contemporary perspective.
In the Shade of the Quran is more than `just another' commentary; yet it is not too over-reaching or outlandish to be a completely new interpretation. It is an earnest, sincere and sober look at man's contemporary achievements and difficulties in the light of the message of the Qur'an. It is an effort to vigorously explore its rich wisdom, and expand its invaluable guidance for the benefit of an increasingly `sophisticated', yet highly perplexed modern society. The work, which is by far Sayyid Qutb's largest and most profound, spans the whole of the text of the Qur'an. It was written, and partly re-written, over a period of more than 15 years, most of which the author had spent in Egyptian prisons, during the 1950's and 1960's. In it is embedded Sayyid Qutb's insight, highly esteemed intellectual vigour, and his widely-acclaimed literary prowess. In the Shade of the Qur'an has been universally recognised as an outstanding contribution to Islamic thought and scholarship, to which students and scholars, as well as contemporary Islamic rev...read more
It is very clear that the purpose behind the creation of man, a being who possesses reason, conscience and common sense, is not to acquire temporary benefits in the short life of this world. Man is tested by God, his only Lord and this is the greatest reality of his life. This film aims to remind you this fact, that the life of this world is merely a temporary testing place, in which people are tried before they reach the infinite hereafter…
The Creed of Islam
This is a study of Islam, dealing with the principles of the Islamic creed and touching on the effect they have on the individual who practises them. The essays have been compiled to celebrate the occasion of the World of Islam Festival, which was held in London from April to June 1976. It is hoped that, along with other works, it will give readers the opportunity to become acquainted with the essence of Islam and its message. This book aims at the general reader and gives simple images of the tenets of the Islamic creed without becoming too technical or going into great detail. The reader will observe that we have attempted to let the Qur'an and
Sayings of the Prophet (Hadith) speak for themselves as they are the main sources of Islamic teachings - and that we have not added anything which has no support in these.
Quotes inside the book:
"To begin with, we have the first statement of belief: I
bear witness that there is no god but God. The
eternal Divine Message, and secondly: I bear witness that Muhammad is His Messenger, who transmitted the Message. These two statements sum up the doctrine of the Unity of God.
So the duty to declare this Unity is the basis and essence of Islam, but it is not mere expression without foundation in the heart and feelings. Unless a man's belief in the Unity of God dominates him completely, penetrating all areas of his feeling and awareness, soaking up his heart and soul, moulding the activity of his body and directi...read more
VIRTUES OF WORSHIP
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'The excellence of remembrance of ALLAH'
"And be constant in prayer:for, behold, prayer
restrains man from loathsome deeds and from all that runs
counter to reason; and verily the remembrance
of Allah is the greatest thing of high merit."
This book rounds up a series of atlases, written and compiled by the author in the same pattern.
It reviews the biography of the Prophet (a) and tracks the places he honored by his visits, the battles he fought, and the expeditions and envoys he directed.
The book presents all the required maps, illustrations, drawings and pictures.
Briefings and excerpts have been added to the pictures and drawings for better understanding, benefit and satisfaction of the readers.
Tazkiyah, self-development, lies at the core of Islamic life. Success in this life and the next depends very much on it. There are many works in Islamic literature on the subject of self-development, written from a variety of angles. This anthology has been compiled to meet the need for selfdevelopment from an authentic Islamic perspective. Mawlana Mawdudi, Mawlana Amin Ahsan Islahi and Ustadh Khurram Murad are the leaders of the Islamic Movement of the last century and their contributions are the bedrock for initiating the process of self-development. Mawlana Faruq Khan a well-known Islamic writer from India, while discussing selfdevelopment brings out the importance and relevance of morals and motivation. Abdur Rashid Siddiqui in his contribution emphasizes the importance of making deliberate efforts to achieve self-development. This anthology is a practical manual for those who want to achieve selfdevelopment by purifying their soul and actions.
THE ISLAMIC FOUNDATION aims to achieve excellence in academic research, education, publications, training and building bridges between Muslims and others. Since 1973, the Foundation has developed its national and international standing through the character, variety and scope of its activities. It has, at present, over 300 published titles, and houses one of the largest private Islamic libraries in Western Europe. It publishes three academic journals: The Muslim World Book Review (quarterly), Encounters: Journal of Inter-Cultura...read more
The Quran is full of exciting stories, adventures, teachings and prayers, which show Allah's love for us and explain what He requires from us as believers in and sincere servants of our Creator.
The Quran Stories for Little Hearts series is specially
designed to provide an easy way to help your children understand more about the stories of the Quran by enjoying them and learning form them in a natural way. It's a wonderful way to explain the greatest stories of the Quran to children and encourage them to explore the meaning and purpose of the word of Allah. A simple text and magnificent colour illustrations will captivate young, active minds.
The Prophet Hud and the Storm is a beautifully illustrated and creatively written story about the Prophet Hud and the people of Ad. It will capture the interest of children both at home and in the classroom.
Commentary on the Forty Hadith of al-Nawawi
About the Book
From the Introduction by Dr. Jaafar Sheikh Idris
This is a great commentary on a great book. Br. Jamaal Zarabozo is to be congratulated for producing such a scholarly work. He is also to be thanked for giving the English speaking students of Islam the chance to taste the flavor of in-depth knowledge of hadith, a flavor that has been up to now the prerogative of speakers of Islamic languages, especially Arabic. He is also to be commended for choosing al-Nawawi's Forty Hadith because they are known to he among the most important sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him). In-depth knowledge of them is thus sure to give the reader, even if he or she is a novice, a comprehensive view of the most fundamental Islamic beliefs and principles. No wonder that this book has been for hundreds of years among the most popular of Islamic books in the Muslim world... There are many commentaries on this book from which Br. Zarabozo has definitely benefited: but his is not a mere translation or summary of those commentaries-it is an original commentary the English speaking reader will find more useful and interesting than mere translations of those traditional commentaries.
The advantage of this book comes out clearly in the original method the author followed in his study of these prophetic sayings... the author delves into the main business of studying the hadith in great detail and depth. Every phrase of the hadith is studied li...read more
THE AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION
All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him, seek His Support, Guidance and Forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of our selves and from our misdeeds. He whom Allah guides will never be misguided by anyone and he whom Allah misguides will never be guided by anyone. I testify that there is no God but Allah Alone, having no partner, and I testify that Muhammad is His Servant and Messenger. The truest discourse is the Qur'an, the most noble of traditions is the Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH), the most evil of things is their novelties, every novelty is a bid'a, every bid'a is a dhalala (act of misguidance) and every dhalala is in Fire.
The abundance of literature on the issue of Paradise and Hellfire can hardly be overlooked. However, the problem with this literature is that it contains both authentic and weak traditions of the prophet (PBUH), and its authors were so tolerant towards the issue on the grounds that weak traditions are part of instilling in the reader a sense of desire of Paradise and fear of Hellfire. There are two arguments concerning this point: First, information on Paradise and its blessings, and Hellfire and its torment is part of the unseen (Al-Ghayb) which is at the heart of the Islamic Creed (Aqida). But, how can one be so tolerant towards this matter? Second whoever has studied the books on traditions deeply, would find out that authentic tradititions are sufficient evidence and would do away fabricated traditions. T...read more
ORIGINALLY titled The Religions of Man, this completely revised and updated edition of Smith's masterpiece, now with an engaging new foreword, explores the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including:
Islam Hinduism Buddhism
Confucianism Taoism Judaism
Christianity the native traditions of Australia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
Emphasizing the inner-rather than institutional-dimensions of these religions, Smith devotes special attention to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, and the teachings of Jesus. He convincingly conveys the unique appeal and gifts of each of the traditions and reveals their hold on the human heart and imagination.
The World's Religions
"This is one book on world religions I can't do without. I return to it often-and always with reward." Bill Moyers
"Huston Smith's classic on the world's religions has justifiably become as venerable as the old texts he studies. It is more important today than it was in its first printing, and I urge all readers to make it the core of their home library." "Huston Smith is the world's ambassador to religions everywhere." Thomas Moore,
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religions." Library Journal***
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