Islam

Time bears witness that mankind is surely in a state of loss; except for those who believe (in God), and do righteous  deeds, and exhort one another to hold fast to the Truth, and who exhort one another towards steadfastness.
[Al-Qur’an, 103:1-3]

Salam,

This section of our’s, dedicated to Islamic studies, will inshaa’Allaah! be regularly updated with unique and highly beneficial contributions aiming primarily to promote much needed Muslim unity and dispel ignorance of sectarianism.

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PROPHETICﷺ PEARLS

A man asked Allâh’s Messengerﷺ which of the merits is superior in Islam. He (the Prophetﷺ) remarked: “That you provide food and extend greetings to one whom you know or do not know.” [Bukhari 1/6,9]

‘Abdullah bin Salâm said: When the Prophetﷺ arrived in Madinah, I went to see him and I immediately recognized through his features that he would never be a liar. The first things he (the Prophetﷺ) said was: “Extend peace greetings amongst yourselves, provide food to the needy, maintain uterine relations, observe prayer at night while people are asleep, then you will peacefully enter the Garden (Paradise).” [Narrated by At-Tirmidhi; Mishkat Al-Masabih 1/168]

And the Prophetﷺ would preach;

“The Muslim is that one from whose tongue and hand the Muslims are safe.” [Bukhari 1/6]

“None amongst you believes (truly) till one likes for his brother that which he loves for himself.” [Ibid 1/6]

“He will not enter Paradise, he whose neighbor is not secure from his wrongful conduct.” [Narrated by Muslim; Mishkat Al-Masabih 2/422]

“A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim; he neither oppresses him nor does he fail him. Whosoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allâh will remove from him one of the griefs of the Day of Judgment. Whosoever shields a Muslim, Allâh will shield him on the Day of Resurrection.” [Mishkat Al-Masabih 2/422; Sahih Al-Bukhari; Sahih Muslim]

“Abusing a Muslim is an outrage and fighting against him is disbelief.” [Bukhari 2/893]

“To remove something harmful from the road, is charity.” [Mishkat Al-Masabih 1/12]

“Charity erases sins as water extinguishes fire.” [Ibid 1/14]

“He is not a believer, who goes to bed full and knows that his neighbor is hungry.” [Ibid 2/424]

“Show mercy to people on earth so that Allâh will have mercy on you in heaven.” [Sunan Abu Da’ud 2/235]

“Try to avert fire even by half a date (in charity) if not by tendering a good word.” [Bukhari 2/190]

“Clothing an under-clad Muslim, entitles you to a garment from Paradise; feeding a hungry Muslim will make you eligible (by Allâh’s Will) for the fruit of the Paradise, and if you provide water to a thirsty Muslim, Allâh will provide you with a drink from ‘the Sealed Nectar’.” [Mishkat Al-Masabih 1/169]

“The believers in their mutual love, are like the human body where when the eye is in agony, the entire body feels the pain; when the head aches, all the body will suffer.” [Narrated by Muslim]

“The bonds of brotherhood between two Muslims are like parts of a house, one part strengthens and holds the other.” [Bukhari 2/890]

“Do not have malice against a Muslim; do not be envious of other Muslims; do not go against a Muslim and forsake him. O the slaves of Allâh! Be like brothers with each other. It is not violable for a Muslim to desert his brother for over three days.” [Bukhari 2/896]

[Excerpt from the Biography of the Prophetﷺ ‘al-Raheeq al-Makhtum’ (‘the Sealed Nectar’).]

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THE RELIGION OF ISLAM

Contents Include

Essence of Religion
Definition of Religion
Contents of Religion
Prophets and Messengers
Purpose of Divine Books
The Responsibility of Indhar
The Objective of Religion
The Correct Religious Attitude
Islam: The Name of this Religion
Iman: The Inner Aspect of Religion
Permanent Requirements of Iman
Contingent Requirements of Iman

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QUOTATIONS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE REGARDING MUHAMMADﷺ

Islam is the hottest and most talked about religion in the world today, but, un-fortunately, it is also the most misunderstood religion. So too is it’s Prophet, Muhammadﷺ. The extent to which Muhammadﷺ is misunderstood and how little is known of the great man can be visualized by the observation that Muhammadﷺ, attributed to have founded the religion of Islam, never actually claimed, in fact denied it’s innovation and only proclaimed to have been the last in a noble line of Prophets dating back to their fore-father, Prophet Abraham[p]. What follows are views from people who’ve tried earnestly to know the Prophet[p] and after having grasped, to relative degree, a proper cognizance; intellectuals and orientalists alike are submissive to ask: Has a man greater than heﷺ ever arisen?

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KHASA’IL NABAWIﷺ Sharh Shama’il al-Tirmidhiؒ

This is a Commentary on the abridged form of Imam Tirmidhi’s (209 – 279 AH) famous Shamaa’il, in which he has recorded everything about the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) on the authority of the Companions, and collected 397 ahadith which are divided into 55 Chapters. Drawing A pen picture of the Holy Prophet’s (S.A.W) physical features manners and characteristics.

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MUHAMMADﷺ FORETOLD BY MOSES[P] (A PROPHET LIKE UNTO ME)

This is an extracted portion of a book I found most read-worthy entitled: ‘Muhammad Foretold in the Bible by Name’, by Abdus Sattar Ghauri and Dr. Ihsanur Rahman Ghauri. As the title indicates, this serve as an attempt in order to find vindication for Muhammad’sﷺ Prophet-hood. But this presentation should not be seen as just another turgid construction over a presumed fancy and pre-supposed truth of Islam. Instead, the author, who possesses impressive scope of things, explains the dire predicament that if the prophecy of Deuteronomy 18:18 is not fulfilled in Prophet Muhammadﷺ: then it still, precariously, awaits the person in whom it may be realized.

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SIFATU SALAATU’L-NABEE

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MAWLID AL-NABIﷺ – The Right Perspective

Is Mawlid al-Nabi praiseworthy or reprehensible? Here, we aim to elucidate the proper and most suitable opinion regarding this contentious issue amongst Muslims world-wide.

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QUR’ANIC TEN COMMANDMENTS

We’re all familiar with the Biblical version, here we present slightly varying Qur’anic reflection of the famous ‘Ten Commandments’.

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ATTRIBUTES OF AWLIYAA’ALLAAH

Contains descriptions of Awliya’Allaah (God’s befriended) from two splendid passages of the Glorious Qur’an.

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SIGNS OF HYPOCRISY

Allaah’s holy Messengerﷺ said that: “Signs of a hypocrite are three;

Who, when speaks, lies

And when is entrusted, betrays

And When pledges, violates.”

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REMINDING THOSE WHO USE FOUL TONGUE

If in heart resides light of imaan; the tongue shall sing praises of Rahmaan,
But if the heart be tainted with dirt; it has little choice but obey the Accursed.

 

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CREATION OF MAN

Warning: Any mistake found in this presentation is a direct result of my own shortcomings and failure to grasp correct interpretation of the intended meaning. Moreover, the re-produced texts hereunder are not (literal) translations of Qur’anic verses (ayaat), rather; a collection of interpretations I’ve (thus far) managed to compile from various interpretations of information the Qur’an relates with respect to various altering stages of man’s primordial (embryonic) development. Readers (experts) should feel to correct any possible fallacy. May Allaahu’l-`Azeez accept out effort and pardon our mistakes!

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SIGNS OF SORCERY

Allaah’s Messengerﷺ said: “If anyone resorts to a diviner and believes in what he says, he has nothing to do with what has been sent down to Muhammadﷺ.”

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AAO LA ILAAHA ILL’ALLAAH KI TARAF – آؤ لا الہ الا اللہ کی طرف

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HAQEEQAT-O AQSAAM-E SHIRK – حقیقت و اقسامِ شرک

Dr. Israr Ahmed (may Allaah have mercy on him) gives a detailed and lucid explanation of Shirk and it’s offshoots.

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INVOCATION TOWARDS THE DECEASED – فوت شدگان سے استمداد

Explaining with simplicity the contentious issue of invoking deceased saints for succor.

‮کیا فوت شدگان انبیاء کرام  اور اولیاء عظام سے استغاثہ و استعانہ جائز اور ممکن ہے؟ یہاں اللہ متعال کے فضل سے نہایت سادہ الفاظ میں اس مسئلے کو سمجھانے اور سلجھانے کی کوشش کی گئی ہے۔

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TAWASSUL

This essay aims to explain in brief what Islaamic mediation (waseelah) is all about and exposes not only misinterpretations attached thereto but also vile underlying intentions of those too eager to enforce self-conjured understanding of tawassul.

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CHRISTIAN TENETS AMONG MUSLIMS? – ‮مسلمانوں میں مسیحی عقائد؟

A look at some Christian heresies adopted by Sufis.

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KING OF KINGS – مالک الاملاک

Hadith narrated by the companion abu hurayrahؓ; the holy Prophetﷺ said;

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 REALITY OF UN-USUAL ACTIVITIES NEAR GRAVES AND TOMBS, by Ibn Taymiyyahؒ

How many have been mislead into believing graves and idols are means to un-ravel ordeals and gain spiritual bliss. Shaykh al-Islamؒ exposes the reality and the culprit underlying these ‘miraculous’ occurrences often ‘witnessed’ at shrines. With special thanks to brothers at ‘Quran Sunnah Educational Programs’.

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SEEING THE PROPHETﷺ IN A DREAM

Courtesy of ‘Quran Sunnah Educational Program’

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