The Tree of Faith
By AI-'Allamah 'Abdur-Rahman aI-Sa'di (d. 1376 H.)
Allah, the Exalted says,
"Do you not see how Allah sets forth a metaphor of a good word: a good tree whose roots are firm and whose branches are in the sky? It bears fruit all the time by its Lord's permission. Allah sets forth metaphors for people so that hopefully they will pay heed." [Ibrahim (14): 24-25]
Allah has likened the statement of faith, which is the best of statements, with a tree that is the best of trees bearing these noble characteristics. Its roots are firm, it is always growing and maturing and it bears fruit all the time, directing its numerous benefits and delectable fruits to its owner and others.
This tree varies greatly in the hearts of the believers, changing in accordance to the variation of the qualities that Allah has described it with. Therefore it is upon the servant to hasten towards acquiring knowledge about it, its descriptions, that which leads to its existence and potency, its roots and its branches. It is upon him to expend his efforts in actualizing this tree in terms of knowledge and action for indeed his portion of goodness and success, happiness in this life and the Hereafter, is dependant upon the extent to which this tree [is implanted in his heart].
[Taken from the "Author's Introduction"]
KHALID BIN AL-WALEED
A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY OF THE GREATEST MILITARY GENERAL IN HISTORY
The original title of the book, 'The Sword of Allah: Khalid bin Al-Waleed, His Life and Campaigns" was written by the late Lieutenant-General A.I. Akram of the Pakistan Amy, in October 1969. The author learnt Arabic in order to draw on the earliest historical sources and he visited every one of Khalid's battlefields in order to draw analyses from the viewpoint of military strategy, including reconciling conflicting historians' accounts. Muslim history is replete with great military achievements and glorious Feats of arms. In the annals of war there are no battles that surpass, in brilliance and decisiveness, the battles of Islam; no commanders who surpass, in courage and skill, the gifted generals of Islam. The sword has always held a place of honour in Muslim culture. And yet very little is known in the world today about the military history of lslam. Khalid bin Al-Waleed was the greatest military general in history and one of the greatest heroes of Islam. besides him, Genghis Khan was the only other general to remain undefeated in his entire military life. A measure of Khalid's genius is that he was the only person to inflict a (temporary) defeat on the Prophet Muhammad, (may Allah bless him and grant him peace).
"Women will no longer be able to give birth to the likes
of Khalid bin Al Waleed."
Abu baler (may Allah be pleased with him)
First published in Atiq Rahimi's adopted country of France, Earth and Ashes is a story of such spareness and power it leaves the reader reeling. Set during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan, it is a fable about war, family, home and tradition. An old man and his grandson sit in a deserted landscape of dusty roads and looming mountains. What are they waiting for? As we watch them, we learn their story. In one short day they have witnessed all the horrors of war: a Russian bomb, a village in flames, the death of everyone they love. Now the old man must carry the news to the coal mine where the boy's father works. Yet his arrival there will spell further tragedy when he is led to believe that his son has betrayed codes of honour that lie deep in the Afghan soul.
Atiq Rahimi has managed to condense centuries of Afghan history into this short tale of three very different generations. At the same time, he has created a story that is universal in its power. Bleak though his message is, the extraordinary beauty of his prose and the clarity of his vision offer hope and redemption.
Abdul Munim al Hashmi has written this book about dreams in Arabic. It is like an encyclopedia of dreams. It tells us how we should behave on seeing a dream and how they may be interpreted. There are dreams of the Prophet (PBUH) and of the Righteous men, and the dreams of Prophet (PBUH) and his Sahabah. Some dreams of non-muslims also find place in this book. The author also gives what various things, animals, birds and chapters of the Quran stand for to interpret dreams. The book concludes with a true dream of Harun Rashid that foretold him of his death.
Author of Inside Al Qaeda, Mohamed Sifaoui is an Algerian-born journalist who by fluke in the spring of 1996 survived a bomb attack in Algiers that killed his friends and colleagues--as well as 30 passers by. Since then, Sifaoui has worked against the terrorist ideology of extremist Islamism wherever the opportunity presented itself.
One highly unusual and dangerous opportunity came in the autumn of 2002. While covering a terrorist trial Sifaoui made the acquaintance of an active member of an Al Qaeda cell in Paris and, by passing himself off as a pro-fundamentalist journalist, managed to gain his trust. Eventually Sifaoui was invited to London to be entrusted with a position of real responsibility playing a coordinating role between the different terrorist cells in Europe and it is here that his undercover investigations and the book comes to an end.
This very short book is the diary of the three months he spent undercover from October 2002 to January 2003. There's no doubt that during this time the author was putting his life on the line and--given that he recently wrote an anti-fundamentalist book with his face plastered over the back cover--it is his ingenuity and audacity that provides the real hook. This is a detective story where nothing much happens, but the depiction of the everyday activities of these people--daily prayers, endless talk of jihad, religion, fundamentalist ideology, collecting money for prisoner support, the deep yearning for martyrdom and the...read more
George W. Bush could succeed where Osama bin Laden failed, in provoking a clash of civilizations between Islam and the West by launching a `pre-emptive' attack on Iraq.
This is one of the most disturbing conclusions of Dilip Hiro's compelling and deeply unsettling book. He goes beyond the Western politicians' spin to investigate first hand the hard realities of Saddam's Iraq.
Independent Iraq is a young nation, founded just eighty years ago. Yet its history has been an exceptionally troubled one, at times supported by the West, at others vilified. Encouraged by the US, Iraq attacked Iran, resulting in the longest war of the twentieth century (1980-88). Two years later, it invaded its tiny Arab neighbour, Kuwait. Dilip Hiro, a leading expert on the Middle East, investigates these and other events, showing how they have fed the current escalating tensions in the region.
Uniquely, he describes graphically everyday life in Iraq today: shortages of food and medicine, with schoolchildren deprived of anything to write on as even paper production is banned under UN sanctions.
Drawing on the most up-to-date information and first-hand knowledge of Iraq, Hiro poses pertinent questions which our leaders urgently need to answer:
• Why, when Iraq is 'disarmed to 90-95%' according to a former senior UN weapons inspector, is the US bent on war?
• Where is the evidence for Iraq's linkage with Al Qaeda?
• What have been the roles of the CIA and MI6 in the six coup attempts made to ou...read more
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2/Is Karam Ka Karo [6.19]
3/Nabi Ya Nabi [5.23]
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5/Khula Hain Darwaza [5.50]
6/Mangte Hain Karam [5.07]
7/Mujhmein Unki Sana Ka [5.47]
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5/Saqi ye Haus-e-Kauthar [5.02]
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Memorization Mushaf for Pocket PCs Version 2.0 of the Holy Qur'an for Pocket PCs
The Program displays the Quranic text in Uthmanic Calligraphy in Naskh or Kufi Script accompanied with the explanation of the difficult words in the Quran and the rules of recitation. Moreover, it contains Quran memorization, listening to recitation, interpretations of the Qur'an, Quranic translations in addition to search options.
• Recitation by Sheikh Al-Hudhaifi, Sheikh Muhammad Ayyub or Sheikh Al-Menshawi. The option of repeating the verses for memorization (audio files may be added in accordance with the memory size).
• Translations of the meanings of the Qur'an into different languages such as :English (Muhammad Khan and Yusuf 'Ali), French, German, Malay, Indonesian and Turkish (translations files may be added in accordance with the memory size).
• Interpretations of the Qur'an such as: Al-Jalalain, Ibn Kathir, At-Tabari, Al-Qurtubi, As-Sa'di, and AI-Muntakhab (interpretations files may be added according to the memory size). Textual and thematic search within the Quranic text.
• Displaying the meanings of the difficult words in [he Qur'an in Arabic, Malay and Indonesian on the display screenn - Indexes of the names of Sums, part%, hezbs, and quarters, as well as the verses numbers.
• Display of the verses references on the display screen, in addition to presenting information about the Surah upon clicking on its name from the beginning.
• The Program may be downl...read more
Azkar Program for Pocket PCs, version
- A Program for pocket PCs displaying Azkar and invocations narrated from the Prophet (Peace be upon him), and which are recommended for every Muslim to rehearse on different occasions.
- Invocations in the program are classified into more than loo subjects all arranged and indexed in an easy and attractive way. - The program is distinguished by easiness in display and beauty of the display font within a colored and attractive background. - There is an option to increase or decrease font size, as it is also possible to display Azkar and invocations with or without Tashkil (diacritics). - All the displayed Azkar and invocations are audio recorded (in Arabic and English), and therefore can be installed and heard while reading the displayed text.
-Azkar and invocations within the Program can be sent to cellular phones and e-mails via Short Message Service (SMS).
- The Program is available in two languages (Arabic and English), and is distinct by its compactness, and as such, does not need much memory space.
**IMPORTANT** This product has been replaced by Memorization Mushaf for Pocket PC - CD-ROM eCode # 55137.
The Holy Quran for Pocket PC version 1.2
Displays the Qur'anic text in Uthmanic calligraphy. - Full audio recitation by Sheikh Al-Hudhaifi, Muhammad Aiyyub or AI-Minshawi.
- The translation of the meanings of the Qur'an in five languages: English, French, Indonesian, German and Malay.
- The Tan fir of the Qur'an from Tafsir Ibn Kathir and Tafsir Al-Jalalain. - Search the Qur'an through a list which displays all Qur'anic words.
The explanation of difficult terms on the display screen. - Bookmarks may be placed in the displayed text, tafsir, translation and indexes.
- Indexes and the option of selecting from the Surah name, Juz', Hizb, Rubu` and verse number.
- Full reference given of the displayed verse together with information on the Surah.
- The program may be downloaded to the main memory of the device or to flash memory cards.
- The Rules of Recitation are displayed on the text with a different color for each rule.
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