Ali Praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and may the Peace and Blessings of Allah be on the best of prophets and messengers, Muhammad (pbuh), and upon all his family and companions.
From the many facets of Islam that people focus upon, undoubtedly, the most important is the Muslim's belief in his Lord, for that is what distinguishes him from the rest of the unbelievers. In a time when Islam is being bombarded with countless foreign influences, from despised heresies and innovations in worship and belief to the onslaught of ideas and deceptions of the unbelievers, one must be certain that his belief is sound and acceptable to Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, by being in accord with the Qur'an, Sunnah, and the understanding of our pious predecessors. And it it is that a person's belief is flawed, then it might be that all of his striving for the religion is rendered vain, for Allah does not accept the worship of a person whose religion is tainted with unbelief.
He was called the "Commander of the Faithful in Hadiths," Amir al Mu 'minin fi al Hadith, and his Sahih collection of hadiths is known as the most authentic of all books after the Qur'an. His powers of retention were such that he was called Hafiz al Dunya, or the possessor of the most powerful memory in the world, and the stories of his abilities to memorize hadiths are the stuff of legend. Everyone knows who Imam Bukhari was, and everyone knows his book. But very few people are aquainted with his other books, one of which is the volume from which you now read.
Even fewer people are equipped to deal with his works, including his Sahih. In the traditional system of Islamic education, for example, the study of Sahih al Bukhari came only after a student had spent years learning the classical disciplines: the Arabic language, rhetoric and literature, the rational sciences of logic and philosophy, the legal disciplines of fiqh and usul al figh, the various Qur'anic sciences from tajwid to tafsir, and the study of usul al hadith. Only after a student had exhibited his mastery of these subjects was he allowed to attend the dars (lessons), usually given by the most learned and respected of all teachers, on Sahih al Bukhari.'
Between these first and last verses (the first and the last in the chronological order of their revelation)' unfolds a book which, more than any other single phenomenon known to us, has fundamentally affected the religious, social and political history of the world. No other sacred scripture has ever had a similarly immediate impact upon the lives of the people who first heard its message and, through them and the generations that followed them, on the entire course of civilization. It shook Arabia, and made a nation out of its perennially warring tribes; within a few decades, it spread its world-view far beyond the confines of Arabia and produced the first ideological society known to man; through its insistence on consciousness and knowledge, it engendered among its followers a spirit of intellectual curiosity and independent inquiry, ultimately resulting in ,; t splendid era of learning and scientific research which distinguished the world of :) , m at the height of its 'cultural vigour; and the culture thus fostered by the Qur'an
netrated in countless ways and by-ways into the mind of medieval Europe and gave to that revival of Western culture which we call the Renaissance, and thus became the course of time largely responsible for the birth of what is described as the "age of
rice": the age in which we are now living.
This is a translation of Mujmal Masaa'il al-Eemaan (General Issues of Faith), a brief 34-page pamphlet in Arabic, aimed at providing only the headings for the issues, along with a brief explanation.
This work was written by a group of students of knowledge. It was chosen from among a number of modern works on the methodology of the Salaf regarding the principles of faith due to its concise, yet comprehensive, presentation of some of the most critical issues of 'aqeedah in contention among the ranks of Muslim activists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
In the foreword of my book, Tafseer Soorah al-Hujuraat, published in 1988, I mentioned that the "Introduction to Tafseer" which I had included was an abridged extract of some chapters from an unpublished manuscript of mine entitled, Usool at-Tafseer. However, as I mentioned in the foreword of the second edition, the Usool at-Tafseer manuscript remained unpublished-in spite of the many requests for its publicationprimarily because a similar work, 'Ulum al-Qur'an, by Ahmad Von Denffer had already been published in 1984. Instead, I focused on writing and translating other works which were needed in English, like The Evolution of Fiqh (1988), The Ansar Cult in America (1988), Ibn Taymeeyah's Essay on the Jinn (1989), Islamic Studies: Book 1 (1990), The Fundamentals of Tawheed (1990), Salvation Through Repentance (1990), etc.
It remained my intention to publish the manuscript on Usool at-Tafseer, because it contained some significant material not found in Ahmad Von Denffer's work, and the shared material is presented in a different way, but I was unable to do so until the present, some nine years later. What has made it possible now, is that Allaah recently blessed me with an able
assistant, Shaykh Riaz Ansary, a graduate from the College of
Sharee'ah, Islamic University of Madeenah, who has undertaken
the arduous task of thoroughly revising and preparing the
manuscript for publication. He not only edited my translations
and verified the hadeeths according to the standards o...read more
Jesus Christ represents the common link between the two religions having the most followers on the earth today, Christianity and Islam. The following study of Jesus' message and his person is based on this link. It is hoped that through this study, both Muslims and Christians will better understand the significance of Jesus and the importance of his message.
Attar or ittar is generally manufactured from natural and synthetic oils. It contains no alcohol and therefore it is a suitable alternative to colognes for Muslims. Popular traditional athar perfumes include mujmua, musk, rose fragrances. However there ar
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Habil & Qabil (Cain & Abel) is a 40 minute animated film based on the works of Sayyid Qutub, which in-turn were based upon the revelations of the Holy Quran. This is a high quality 3D modelled animated film. It is the story of the sons of Prophet Adam (pbuh) and how one came to kill the other being spurred by the evil whisperings of Shaitan.
Included is the Amani PC Islamic Quiz Game.
The Amani PC Game combines the thrill of an action game with the educational benefits of a quiz. An exciting and fun way to learn about Islam.
* Please note the film does not contain any images of the prophet Adam (pbuh)
"The Hidden Dimension of the Cube" is an Islamic sacred work of art. It comprises a book entitled "The Attributes of Divine Perfection" and its three-dimensional depiction represented by "The Cube" itself.
When The Cube is open, 99 cubic units are revealed, each of which bears a "Divine Attribute" written in square-Kufic script.
The book is a soft cover edition of 224 pages measuring 20 x 16.7 cm (8 x 6½ in).
It reproduces, in Arabic and English, "The Most Sublime Purpose in Explaining the Attributes of Divine Perfection" by Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali. The Arabic text is complemented by fifty-two full page and thirteen "double-page" colour plates by Dr. Ahmed Moustafa. Each Attribute is indicated by a golden icon which directly refers to the 99 cubic units contained in The Cube.
The Cube is a "multiple" of a sculpture by Dr Ahmed Moustafa.
The original, after the painting The Attributes of Divine Perfection (1987) – created by the same Author – is in silver and ebony (cm. 50 x 50 x 50).
Another version of the same sculpture, representing the open cube, followed in 1998 (cm. 49 x 49 x 98). The 1998 version consists of one hundred transparent methacrylate bars which – by means of illumination from the base – creates a unique light effect suspended in space .
The Hidden Dimension of The Cube is made of synthetic resin. The golden parts, representing the Attributes, are laminated with twenty-four carat gold.
The dimension of the closed cube is 167 x 167 x 167 millimetres. When...read more
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