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Juz’u ‘Amma is the most commonly recited and memorized portion of the Qur’ān. Its early revelations came in powerful language consisting of short, concise but eloquent sentences; their literary style was so unique that it attracted a great deal of attention. Logical evidences supported the universal truths expressed within them. Their verses exposed the errors of the idolaters and criticized their blind adherence to a religion of unsanctioned customs. They refute the misconception that man is self-sufficient, independent of Allah and unaccountable to Him. And they convey basic principles of morality, ethics and righteous conduct taught by all prophets as an indispensable part of Allah’s religion. This English language tafseer of the Qur’an’s 30th part is based on well-known Arabic sources and convenient for study.
Correct recitation of the Qur’an is required of every Muslim to the best of his ability. This summary enables English speaking Muslims to understand basic tajweed rules with examples for practice, focusing on problems they have in pronunciation. It includes simple diagrams and may be used as a supplement to oral instruction.
nformation is a source of assurance and a bridge to tolerance and understanding. This book provides concise yet comprehensive answers to questions most often raised about Islam and corrects much of the misinformation currently being spread in a clear, logical manner. Though initially meant for non-Muslims, it is also beneficial in assisting Muslims to respond to these questions with meaningful answers.
Fasting includes self-refinement and discipline. It pleases the Lord, provides nourishment for the soul and teaches patience, self-control and appreciation of provisions often taken for granted. But a believer’s objective must be to fulfill his obligation to his Lord, to show servitude to Him, and to obey His command. He fasts only for the acceptance of Allah and His promised reward. This booklet discusses the fast of Ramadhan, other obligatory fasts and the voluntary fasting prescribed in the Sunnah..
Because the Qur’an is the primary source of religious teachings, understanding its meanings is essential for every Muslim. The subjects treated in Surah YaSeen are primarily those denied most by the unbelievers – namely, tawheed, the resurrection and the prophethood of Muḥammad ﷺ. The surah presents arguments appealing to reason and brings to witness some of the visible signs of the unlimited ability of our Creator. It urges man to consider the countless signs evident in creation as proofs of Allah’s power with the objective of establishing a firm foundation of faith. Based on Arabic sources, the tafseer is clarified in English.
Hajj is a obligation upon every Muslim who has the financial and physical ability to perform it at least once in a lifetime. From all corners of the globe, Muslims embark on this spiritual journey, seeking their Lord’s acceptance. Here is a complete Hajj and ʽUmrah guide in English according to the Sunnah, with a summary of rulings for each step. Easy to understand instructions include color photos, a description of the Prophet’s Farewell Pilgrimage, suggestions for facilitation, and mention of visits to Masjid Qubaa’ and the Prophet’s masjid in Madinah. Convenient to print out for reference during the journey.
The most significant feature of the Qur’an is that it is the words of Allah, the Most High. This obviously means it is the absolute, indisputable truth, and that its legislation is perfectly balanced and completely just. It presents the essential teachings of the faith and the laws that regulate and govern human life. This surah treats what continues to be the most urgent social problem faced by mankind: the threat to the family and to family life upon which a healthy society is built. Within it are clear instructions regarding the social manners to which a believer must adhere in both his public and private life.
Cyberculture is internet culture – the new environment into which we have been drawn in recent years. While kids are often more internet-savvy than parents, and although we cannot protect them from every negative influence, there are some real and manageable steps we can take to help children stay safe. This book presents practical guidelines compatible with Islamic principles to help them avoid serious problems while allowing them the many benefits of internet use.
The washing, shrouding and burial of a deceased Muslim’s body is an obligation upon one or more members of the community. Every family should have access to knowledge about how to correctly prepare the deceased for burial. This booklet is a step-by-step guide with simple diagrams. It includes an appendix with rulings pertaining to a bequest and another with supplications for the dead from the Sunnah.
A Muslim believer is constantly cleansing and purifying himself, both his heart and his body. Here is a brief summary discussing physical purity and ritual purity, which is required for certain acts of worship. It includes fiqh rulings pertaining to impure substances, to ghusl, wudhū’, tayammum, menstruation and other related issues. .
The worldly life is a short journey through one aspect of creation. This book contains studies pertaining to the heart and soul adapted from the writings of early scholars. They are the realities of faith, which include repentance, patience and worship. Complimenting them are reflections on some realities of life – creation, time, tests from Allah and aspirations toward advancement of the Muslim ummah. It is only through the reform of many individual souls that the reform of the ummah as a whole will follow as a natural result.
The Qur’ān speaks with the perfect knowledge of the Creator about His creation. This surah’s distinguishing feature is its historic narratives, sent down by the Lord of mankind to establish truth and to correct erroneous beliefs. It teaches with wisdom and establishes the best system of life for humanity. The Prophet’s ﷺ recommendation to recite this sūrah weekly is an indication of its importance. It contains reminders of the end of the world and has been described by scholars as a source of guiding principles, instructive ethics and a foundation for sound belief. It illustrates that truth and righteousness are not related to wealth, position or authority but only to what has been commanded by Allah.
“An-Nawawi’s Forty” is a popular collection of hadiths pertaining to basic tenets of Islam. It has been widely studied in traditional Arabic circles of learning and continues to be one of the basic subjects taught in Islamic courses throughout the world today. This book contains the Arabic text, English translation and commentary clarifying the Islamic foundation for human ethics and conduct. In his introduction, the Imam wrote: “Everyone desiring the Hereafter ought to know these hadiths for what they contain of important information, and because they alert one to all kinds of obedience.”
This is an introduction to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, with a glimpse of his life, character, accomplishments and teachings – a brief account presenting facts from historically verified sources. It concludes with some authentic supplications taught by the Prophet ﷺ, reflecting his relationship with Allah and serving as guidance for his followers at every time and place. Suitable for beginners and non-Muslims..
This booklet is an easily understood guide teaching prayer according to the Prophet’s sunnah. It describes the procedure of ṣalāh from beginning to end according to as practiced and taught by the Prophet ﷺ and the scholars of early generations. Contains transliteration to assist the new Muslim in proper pronunciation. Used in the curriculum of many Islamic centers. .
In Islam, faith (īmān) is based on six essential beliefs. Islamic beliefs provide mankind with access to the secrets of existence and the knowledge that nothing was created without a function or purpose. They relate to a person’s conduct and character and to his eventual condition in the greater life to come. But they are not a matter of blind acceptance. Basic textual evidences and brief explanations are presented in this booklet for the six principal Islamic beliefs. It has been a popular teaching aid in Islamic education centers for new Muslims.
The divinely ordained system of zakah is the right of Allah within His dominion. The word “zakah” means purification and growth. Its regular payment purifies the owner’s remaining wealth and purifies his heart from such ailments as greed and selfishness. The system of zakah ordained by Allah is the ideal way to meet the needs of poor without causing hardship to the rich. This booklet is an outline of basic Islamic rulings pertaining to obligatory zakah and voluntary charities..
- Author : Salah Bin Muhammad Al-Budair
This is a brief epistle on what is incumbent upon a person to know and believe concerning issues of Tawheed (the Oneness of Allah), the principles of the religion, and some issues pertaining to it which were extracted from the books of the four Imams: Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik, Imam Ash-Shafi‘i, Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and their followers, may Allah have mercy upon them, who convened on the creed of Ahl-us-Sunnah wa al-Jamaa‘ah and did not differ upon it.
A speech delivered by Sh. Abdullah Khayyat in which he explains the Prophetic hadith, "Be away from the sins and you will be the most worshiper, accept your destiny and you will be the most satisfied one of the people, do good to your neighbor and you will be a believer, wish for the people what you wish for yourself and you will be a good Muslim, do not laugh too much because laughing too much will cause the death of the heart morally."