(1) Field Testing the Communication of Divine Message: The unique feature of this translation is its field testing for over 3 1/2 years to improve the communication and understanding of the Divine Message. Translation passages were given to the New Muslim and Non-Muslim high school and college students for reading under the supervision of various Ulema (scholars). After reading, the person was asked to explain as to what he/she understood from the passage. If his/her understanding was the same as is in the Arabic Text of the Holy Qur'an then we concluded that we have been successful in conveying the Divine Message properly. If his/her understanding was different than what the Qur'anic verses were stating, we kept on rewording the translation until those verses were understood properly. It was tremendous patience on part of the participants. May Allah reward them all.
(2) Simplicity: In this translation Simple Language and Direct Approach is used for appealing to the common sense of scholars and common people.
(3) Understandability: There are no foot notes to refer and no commentary or lengthy explanations to read. All necessary explanations have been incorporated right there in the text with italic type setting to differentiate from the translation of the meanings of Qur'anic Arabic Text.
(4) Outline of Pertinent Information: Before the start of each Srah, information relating to its Period of Revelation, Major Issues, Divine Laws and Guidance has been presented as an outline. Then a summary of the preceding events has been tabulated for the reader to understand the histo! rical background to grasp the full meaning of the Divine Message.
(5) Reviews, Input and Approvals: This project was started in 1991 and initial draft completed in 1994. Then the Translation was sent to different Ulema (Scholars) in Town and throughout United States for their review and input. After their reviews and input it was sent to Jme Al-Azhar Al-Sharif in Egypt, Ummal Qur in Saudi Arabia and International Islamic University in Pakistan for their review, input and approval. This translation was published after their reviews and approvals.
This book, "Mukashafah al-Qulub al-Muqarrib ila Hadrah Allam al-Ghuyuba", is the abridged version of the book "Mukashafah al-Qulub al-Akbar" by Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali. This book comprises 111 chapters explaining conduct, manners, virtues of deeds, acts of obedience and the importance of doing them, acts of disobedience and the importance of abstaining from them, matters concerning this world, death, the grave, the hereafter, the reckoning [of deeds], and the reward or punishment that will be meted out.
Al-Ghazzali commences each chapter by explaining the topic and introducing its theme. He then quotes Qur'anic verses and Prophetic Traditions in this regard. He then follows all this with statements, anecdotes and stories from some Sahabah, Tabieen and righteous people. All these serve to awaken the souls, embellish the hearts, remind us of Allah, His greatness, might, power, and His disposition among His creation. In this book of his, al-Ghazzali follows the course of the Qur'an and Sunnah regarding which our leader, the Messenger of Allah said: I have left among you something which if you hold on to after me, you will never go astray, the Book of Allah and my Sunnah."
Imam al-Ghazzali was fondly referred to as the "Hujjat-ul-lslam", Proof of Islam; He is honored as a scholar and a saint by learned men all over the world. Al-Ghazali is generally acclaimed as the most influential thinker of the Classical period of Islam, in his autobiography The Deliverance from Error, the Imam describes his education and his intellectual crisis, which left him so paralyzed by doubt that he gave up his academic pursuits and worldly interests and became a wandering ascetic. This was a process (period) of mystical transformation. Later, he resumed his teaching duties, but again left these. An era of solitary life, devoted to contemplation and writing then ensued, which led to the authorship of a number of everlasting books (Many of which have been translated in English)
The Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Study Guide develops in further detail the objections to Islam and case for Christianity that Qureshi introduced in Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. When studied with the accompanying Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Video Study, this complete course is perfect for adult classes, small groups, segments in college or seminary courses, and motivated independent learners alike.
Presented to the English speaking public is a translation of two chapters of Ghazal's great work, Ihya .ulum al-din. The chapter is entitled kitabasrar al-salah (the book of the secrets of prayer and its requirements). This translation was originally carried out by E E Caverley which I have edited in places to give the reader a clearer understanding of the text and correcting the Quranic references. I have also included in the book the prophetic narrations in the original Arabic to give the reader of Arabic a fuller flavour of the intended meaning.
The two chapters selected are entitled "fefadail al-salahwa al-sajudwa-aljama.hwa al-azaanwaibarihaÃ¯" (virtue of the prayer, prostration, congregation, call to prayer and its precepts). And the third chapter from the book entitled fee shuruut al-batinah min a.amaal al-qalb. (Inward stipulations for the acts of the heart) The first chapter generally focuses on the pre-eminent status of prayer and its superiority over all other forms of worship in Islam. Instilling in the one who is about to initiate the prayer the enormity and seriousness of the action.
The second chapter in the book focuses on the mind-set of the one who is engaged in prayer, humility being a fundamental pillar in this regard. Imam Ghazali also offers practical remedies to attain this status of humility and describes the base nature of heedlessness before one's Creator. I hope this book acts as a means of proximity since nothing can facilitate this noble goal to reach one's Lord but the Prayer.
But prostate in adoration, and bring thyself the closer (to Allah) Surah Alaq.19
For the first time, Darwish tells the whole story of her personal break with Islam, starting with the brutal physical violence and rigid class system she witnessed and culminating with the spine-tingling visit she received from President Nasser after her father, fedayeen commander Mustafa Hayez, was assassinated by Israeli Defense Forces. She lays out the "seventh-century values" of Islam that religious extremists are so intent on protecting through global warfare—values that set Islam apart from the other Abrahamic religions.
The book comprises a summary of the 114 Surahs (chapters) of Quran in a very simple manner. The summary provides understanding of such areas as Islamic knowledge, ideology, practice and character development.
The book has been written for the students of hifz (memorisation). Therefore, issues of academic nature have not been touched upon nor is there an explanation of the complete surah (Quranic Chapter). Generally, things are explained in the context of the title of the surah. If there is an incident narrated in the surah, it has been explained for the interest of the students. If there are some directions related to character development those have also been explained. In the end of every surah's summary, the key message of that surah is written. You may call it a summary of the summary or the key lesson. The purpose is that if the student cannot remember the whole summary he at least registers one key message in his mind. Similarly, if I was able to find a hadith describing the excellence of a particular surah, that has also been mentioned - so that the student reads that surah with more interest.
Effort has also been made to keep the language as simple as possible. However, the subject matter is from Quran and it was difficult to make its understanding any easier than this. If the respected teachers can narrate and explain the summary of each surah to their students before the hifz of that surah, it can be hoped that the beliefs of these students will be corrected and they will realize the importance of good character and deeds.
Since the book has been written for the huffaz, excellence of Quran; excellence of hifz; manners of recitation; importance of understaning Quran; way of doing hifz are some of the topics covered in the beginning. Further, some advice has been given to the teacher and parents of the hafiz. It is hoped that the advice will prove beneficial.
The purpose of giving advising all of them is that the hafiz, his teacher and his parents, all realize their respective responsibilities. Consequently the hifz will become easier and its blessings will become evident.
Dear readers! Out of all the books written for the huffaz, the style of this book is completely different. It is a totally new effort and every new effort has more chances of errors. If you point out these errors and provide me your valuable feedback you will do me a favor.
In need of your prayers,
late Muhammad Aslam Sheikhupuri (Who himself memorised the Quran in 11 months)
Mary Batool Al-Toma is the director of the New Muslims Project, United Kingdom, a pioneering project related to the support, education, and continued development of the growing Muslim convert community in the United Kingdom. Batool converted thirty-five years ago and is married and has four children.
In the Islamic tradition the Narrations - Had?th - of the Prophet Muhammad ? act as a commentary or an exegesis on the Holy Qur'an. Which itself includes many stories for the benefit of human kind. There are also many such narrations which the Qur'an has by-passed, but are mentioned in the Prophetic Narrations.
The Author briefly introduces each incident, then presents the Hadith and its translation. This is followed by an explanation of the Hadith and other relative narrations, including those of the Companions. These are helpful in understanding the original true life event and original Hadith. The story is wound up with the lessons and guidance drawn from the events.
All the true life accounts are taken from authentic Islamic sources. An example of just a few of the many stories that can be found in this eBook are:
- The Beautician of the Daughter of Fir'awn ....My Lord and yours is Allah
- Even Thought it was an Ant....
- The Old Woman of the Bani Isra'il
- I Contradict My Eyes....
- The Case of Musa ???? ??????? and the Stone
- Half the Earnings Belong to the Sea!
- A Woman Corrects a Scholar
- The Woman with Wooden Sandals
- Half the Earnings Belong to the Sea!
- A Jar Full of Gold finds no Claimant
- Jurayj Al-Abid.... Mother's Curse
This book allows both Muslims and those unfamiliar with the Islamic faith complete access to the holiest sites of one of the world's major religions, practiced by a quarter of the world's population but often misunderstood in the West.
Photographer Ali Kazuyoshi Namachi, a Muslim convert from Japan, garnered the full support of Saudi Arabian authorities—rarely given—to shoot in cities where photography is strictly controlled, and non-Muslims are not allowed.
An expansive work of photojournalism, Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant includes:
140 full-color, never-before-seen photographsMystical places and scenes of IslamBreathtaking aerial photographs of the Arabian terrainVistas of teeming crowds of worshippers surrounding the Kasbah, Mecca's sacred centerIntense portraits of faithful Muslims in prayerMagnificent architecture reflecting the faith of the believersArchival illustrations
Text by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the most highly regarded scholars of Islam, enhances the stunning Islamic holy city photographs to illuminate many aspects of Islamic belief that have remained enigmatic to non-Muslims—until now.
The Edge of Islam explores themes as wide-ranging as spirit possession, divination, healing rituals, madness, symbolic pollution, ideologies of money, linguistic code-switching, and syncretism and its alternatives. McIntosh shows how the differing versions of Islam practiced by Swahili and Giriama, and their differing understandings of personhood, have figured in the growing divisions between the two groups. Her ethnographic analysis helps to explain why Giriama view Islam, a supposedly universal religion, as belonging more deeply to certain ethnic groups than to others; why Giriama use Islam in their rituals despite the fact that so many do not consider the religion their own; and how Giriama appropriations of Islam subtly reinforce a distance between the religion and themselves. The Edge of Islam advances understanding of ethnic essentialism, religious plurality, spirit possession, local conceptions of personhood, and the many meanings of “Islam” across cultures.
Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in the world’s greatest religions.
Engaging and thought-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man’s heart--and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus.
The New York Times bestselling Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus has been expanded to include:A revised foreword and introductionA new afterword by Mark Mittelberg and reflection by Nabeel's wifeA substantially extended epilogue that shares how Nabeel told his friend David of his decision to follow Christ, how his parents found out, and much moreExpert contributions from scholars and ministry leaders on each section of the book, contributions previously included only in the ebook editionAn appendix with a topical table of contents (for teaching from Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus)An appendix tackling the objection that Ahmadi Muslims are not true MuslimsAnd a sneak peek prologue from Nabeel’s book, No God but One: Allah or Jesus?
The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam is a long-awaited translation of Dr. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi's well-known Arabic work, Al-Halal Al-Haram Fil-Islam. Over the years since ite first publication in 1960, this volume has enjoyed a huge readership in the Arabic speaking world and is now in its 20th edition.
It came to dispel the ambiguities surrounding the honorable Shari'ah, and to fulfill the essential needs of the Muslims in this age. It clarifies the Halal (Lawful) and why it is Halal, and the Haram (Prohibited) and why it is Haram, referring to the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (peace be on him). It answers all the questions which may face the Muslims today, and refutes the ambiguities and lies about Islam.
In a very simple way, Al-Halal Al-Haram Fil-Islam delves into the authentic references in Islamic jurisprudence and fiqh. It therefrom extracts judgments of interest to contemporary Muslims in the areas of worship, business dealings, marriage and divorce, food and drink, dress and ornaments, patterns of behavior, individual and group relations, family and social ethics, habits and social customs. Referring to authentic texts, it clarifies that "Permission is the rule in everything, unless it is otherwise specified in matters that adversely affect individuals or groups." It also clarifies that "Allah is the only authority who has the right to legislate for the lawful and the prohibited."
Literally "the recitation," The Qur'an is considered within the Muslim faith to be the infallible word of God. Tarif Khalidi, the foremost scholar of Islamic history and faith, provides a fresh English translation that captures the startling, exquisite poetry of one of the world's most beloved religious texts. Retaining the structure and rhythms of the original Arabic, Khalidi enlivens the ancient teachings and prophetic narratives central to the Muslim faith and solidifies The Qur'an as a work of spiritual authority and breathtaking beauty.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Musharraf Hussain, PhD, is the director of the Karimia Institute in the United Kingdom. In 2009 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to community relations in Britain.
To enable oneself to eventually come to a conclusion in this subject, we must be certain of the fact that the earlier one goes back to history, the purer the religion gets, until we reach the era of the Companions of Allaah's Messenger, sallallahu alayhi wassalam, who the Messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: "I have left you upon clear prof, its night is like its day, no one deviates from it except that he is destrored - and whomsoever amongst you lives for long will see great differing and controversy. So cling to what you know from my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Orthodox Rightly-Guided Caliphs after me. Bite on to that which your molar teeth!"
So when Muslims differ and fall into controversy, they must return to clinging to the Sunnah of the Prophet and the Sunnah of this noble Rightly-Guided Companions. So this brief booklet has been complied in light of this principle.
Drawing on more than two years of research in Indonesia, most of which took place at state-owned Krakatau Steel, Rudnyckyj shows how self-styled "spiritual reformers" seek to enhance the Islamic piety of workers across Southeast Asia and beyond. Deploying vivid description and a keen ethnographic sensibility, Rudnyckyj depicts a program called Emotional and Spiritual Quotient (ESQ) training that reconfigures Islamic practice and history to make the religion compatible with principles for corporate success found in Euro-American management texts, self-help manuals, and life-coaching sessions. The prophet Muhammad is represented as a model for a corporate CEO and the five pillars of Islam as directives for self-discipline, personal responsibility, and achieving "win-win" solutions.
Spiritual Economies reveals how capitalism and religion are converging in Indonesia and other parts of the developing and developed world. Rudnyckyj offers an alternative to the commonly held view that religious practice serves as a refuge from or means of resistance against modernization and neoliberalism. Moreover, his innovative approach charts new avenues for future research on globalization, religion, and the predicaments of modern life.
A detailed and illustrated explanation of the manner of performing ablutions (wudhoo’), the importance of prayer in the life of a Muslim, the pillars and the obligatory acts of the prayer, in addition to other issues relating to this great act of worship
Author: Al-Allamah Abdur-Rahman AL-Sadi (d. 1376 H).
Publisher: Al-Hidaaayah Publishing (01-Dec-04)
Pages: 95 (Paperback) Qty DescriptionAllah, 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"
Mokrane Guezzou is a well-known translator of over ten works including the Qur'an commentary Wahidi's Asbab al-Nuzul.
Ibn Daqiq al-'Id (d.1302) is accounted as one of Islam's great scholars in the fundamentals of Islamic law and belief.
Imam Nawawi (1233-77) was an authority on hadith and a biographer, lexicologist, and Sufi.
Each day of her hajj evokes for Nomani the history of a different Muslim matriarch: Eve, from whom she learns about sin and redemption; Hajar, the single mother abandoned in the desert who teaches her about courage; Khadijah, the first benefactor of Islam and trailblazer for a Muslim woman's right to self-determination; and Aisha, the favorite wife of the Prophet Muhammad and Islam's first female theologian. Inspired by these heroic Muslim women, Nomani returns to America to confront the sexism and intolerance in her local mosque and to fight for the rights of modern Muslim women who are tired of standing alone against the repressive rules and regulations imposed by reactionary fundamentalists.
Nomani shows how many of the freedoms enjoyed centuries ago have been erased by the conservative brand of Islam practiced today, giving the West a false image of Muslim women as veiled and isolated from the world. Standing Alone in Mecca is a personal narrative, relating the modern-day lives of the author and other Muslim women to the lives of those who came before, bringing the changing face of women in Islam into focus through the unique lens of the hajj. Interweaving reportage, political analysis, cultural history, and spiritual travelogue, this is a modern woman's jihad, offering for Westerners a never-before-seen look inside the heart of Islam and the emerging role of Muslim women.
A description and explanation of fasting, which is one of the five pillars of Islam, and an explanation of its rulings and lofty objectives
This is the second book in the "Classical Knowledge Series", which is a collection of selected scholarly works from the past that deal with the subject of religious knowledge. The first book in this blessed series was The Book of Knowledge written by Imaam Abu Khaithamah Zuhayr bin Harb An-Nasaaee (Died 234H), may Allaah have mercy on him.
Since that book served as an introduction to knowledge, its virtues, merits and manners, it seemed proper that the second book be dedicated to the next level of knowledge, which is its result and outcome, and that is righteous deeds. And what better work to present on this subject than the classic and well-known treatise of the distinguished Imaam, Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee, Iqtidaa-ul-Ilm al-Amal (Knowledge Mandates Action).
In this treatise, the author gathers over 200 narrations from the Prophet, his Companions and the pious predecessors on the virtue and obligation of acting upon knowledge. Thus the work serves as an inspiration and encouragement to the readers, guiding them to transfer whatever knowledge they gain of Islaam into good deeds and righteous actions. You will find this book filled with beautiful admonitions and golden words of advice from our righteous predecessors, inciting us to acquire knowledge and to then put it into practice by way of acts of worship.
In addition to this, the great scholar of Hadeeth of recent times, Imaam Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee, has reviewed the treatise and verified the narrations contained within it, distinguishing the authentic from the weak. So this treatise is of great benefit and deserving of being read and studied by every Muslim, whether in gatherings or individually.
Lastly, due to the nature of verifying narrations, many terms related to the Science of Hadeeth were employed by Imaam Al-Albaanee throughout the footnotes in the treatise. Explanations of these terms and concepts can be found in the Glossary section at the back of the book.
We ask Allaah to make this publication a guiding light to those who read it and an invaluable resource of reference for those who study it and use it for research.
Important Note: This book contains the Arabic text for all of its narrations including the vowelization of all letters so as to make it an easy to study reference-guide. It is the perfect book for people to study in gatherings and circles or for one to just read on his own and encourage himself to act upon his knowledge. May Allaah accept this effort.
About the Author: Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee was one of the Imaams of Ahlus-Sunnah who is reknowned and reputed for his high position in the subject of Hadeeth. He has authored many books about the etiquettes, manners and guidance on seeking knowledge and Hadeeth, this particular book being one of them
Meski sudah diterbitkan dalam berbagai versi dan bentuk, buku Majmu' Syarif Edisi Eksklusif ini hadir dengan kualitas yang lebih baik dan keistimewaan yang lebih banyak, antara lain: Naskahnya paling lengkap; transliterasinya memakai font ukuran besar sehingga cocok untuk orang tua; didesain dengan format mushaf al-Quran termutakhir, dan dilengkapi tanda Tajwid Warna pada setiap ayatnya.
Kitab Majmu'Syarif abadi ini terdiri atas:
• Surah-surah al-Quran pilihan.
• Kumpulan doa keadaan berikut fadhilahnya.
• Yasin Tahlil berikut tata eara lengkap merawat jenazah.
• Adab berdoa, zikir, dan shalawat.
• 1 rangkaian lengkap Ratibul Haddad.
• 13 shalawat Nabi dan fadhilahnya.
• 99 Asmaul Ilusna.
• 7 Haikal.
Semoga buku ini bermanfaat dan membawa keberkahan Allah bagi kita semua, di dunia maupun di akhirat. Amin.
A description and explanation of the fifth pillar of Islam, which is an act of worship that not only involves the heart but also requires physical and financial ability, in addition to a description of a number of topics, including the lesser pilgrimage (‘umrah), the festival of sacrifice (‘Eed –ul-Adhaa) and visiting Madeenah.
Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1 is about Fiqh ruling on Rules and Regulations of Purification and Prayer that goes back to the Qur'an and Sunnah and As-Sayyid Sabiq has dealt with all four madhahib objectively, with no preferential treatment to any. The author presents and discusses a variety of viewpoints on the various matters of practice.
For the most part, Westerners have approached the Qurʾan much as scriptural scholars have studied the Bible, as a collection of written texts. The Art of Reciting the Qurʾan aims at redirecting that focus toward a deeper understanding of the Qurʾan as a fundamentally oral phenomenon. By examining Muslim attitudes toward the Qurʾan, the institutions that regulate its recitation, and performer-audience expectations and interaction, Kristina Nelson, a trained Arabist and musicologist, casts new light on the significance of Qurʾanic recitation within the world of Islam. Her landmark work is of importance to all scholars and students of the modern Middle East, as well as ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, linguists, folklorists, and religious scholars.
Jeanette S. Jouili conducted fieldwork in France and Germany to investigate how pious Muslim women grapple with religious expression: for example, when to wear a headscarf, where to pray throughout the day, and how to maintain modest interactions between men and women. Her analysis stresses the various ethical dilemmas the women confronted in negotiating these religious duties within a secular public sphere. In conversation with Islamic and Western thinkers, Jouili teases out the important ethical-political implications of these struggles, ultimately arguing that Muslim moral agency, surprisingly reinvigorated rather than hampered by the increasingly hostile climate in Europe, encourages us to think about the contribution of non-secular civic virtues for shaping a pluralist Europe.
captures the occasionally poignant but often humorous reality of being
a Muslim in the current climate: as a convert, a working woman, a
mother, and as an active member of the local community.
what it's really like living life as a Muslim: praying the ritual
prayers at work in an office when your boss walks in; going on Hajj
with hundreds of Saudi women dressed from head to toe in black; or
explaining to your six-year-old daughter, who is looking at the
pictures in the newspaper, that the bearded Asian Muslim who is being
arrested for terrorism isn't in fact the family friend we all know and
love - just someone who looks extremely similar.
It is rare to
pick up a newspaper or watch the television without encountering a
'Muslim issue' at least once. Lucy Bushill-Matthews' story brings the
faith behind the headlines refreshingly to life.