Muhammad Mitwalli al-Sha’rawi

Muhammad Mitwalli al-Sha’rawi

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sha’rawi was born in a middle class
family in the village of Daqadus in Egypt. Educated at the famours
Al Azhar University where Scholars where scholars such contributed
Shaykh Ahmad Yusuf Nagati, Shaykh Ahmad `Imara, Shaykh Ibrahim
Hamrush, Saykh Muhammad Mustafa al-Maraghi. Shaykh al-Sha’rawi
mentions other non-Azharites whose knowledge he benefited from
including Imam Hassan al-Banna who had a unique mythology of
lecturing.

Shaykh al-Sha’rawi started his Azharite teaching work in Tanta’s
institute of religious studies. He was then transferred to
equivalent institutes in al-Zaqaziq, Alexandria and King Abd al-Aziz
al-Sa’ud university in Makkah.

He retired from the Azharite career in 1976. In the same year he
was appointed by president Sadat as a minister of Waqf. He stayed in
that position for two years.

In 1980 he started his famous Friday lessons on the Egyptian
television. His speaches in Qur’an interpretation (Tafsir) attracted
a massive audience that is probably unparalleled by any contemporary
Azharite.

The Miracles of The Qu’ran

By Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sharawi. For Muslims, the Holy Qur’an
is an inexhaustible and hauntingly beautiful source of
guidance, consolation and enlightenment. Above all, it is
the very Word of God as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad
(pbuh) and protected for all time against falsification.
Muslims’ absolute certainty on this point is often difficult
for others to comprehend, however majestic and eloquent the
text, even in translation. Shaykh ash-Sharawi, a
distinguished contemporary scholar from Egypt, has written a
book designed to be read by Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
In plain and wholly logical language, ash-Sharawi presents
objective and well documented evidence of the miraculous
nature of the Qur’an. The Miracles of the Qur’an, now
presented in a fluent English translation, is divided into
three parts. Part 1 discusses the nature of miracles and
examines those linguistic and rhetorical characteristics of
the Holy Qur’an which Muslims believe – and history had
shown to be inimitable by man. In parts 2 and 3 the author
demonstrates, by profound analysis of numerous passages from
the text, that the Qur’an contains irrefutable proof of its
direct Revelation from Allah, the Omniscient Creator. This
authoritative and highly readable book is essential reading
for anyone concerned in understanding the nature if the Holy
Scripture of Islam

 

Magic & Envy

By: Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sharawi. Magic, the temptation of the
devil, and envy, the temptation of the ego has always been
found in the societies of people. And therefore, naturally,
these two threats to decency are being dealt with in the
last revelation from Allah to His creation, and the last
Messenger, may Allah give peace and blessings to all of
them, similarly dealt with these topics in his advice to his
contemporaries. Based on the two prime sources for muslims,
Sheikh Sha’rawi guides us through a deeper and more profound
understanding of the origin of these two evils, and gives us
ways to deal with them.

 

The End of The World

From the pen of the late, famous scholar Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli al-Sha’rawi.
The question of the end of the world is a topic which has
captured the interest of all, including scientists and the
pseudo-scientists who offer theoretical predictions about
how the world will come to an end. Such theories change on a
regular basis because they are not based on true knowledge,
which is to be found only in Allah’s Revelation. In this
book Shaykh Al-Sha’rawi points out the contrast between the
changing perspective of the human being and immutable
universe in which he lives and which provides the human
being with evidence of his Creator. He also points out how
the apparent stability of the universe can delude someone
lacking belief in the Creator so that he fails to realise
the true nature of existence, the transience of the human
being and the necessity of awakening from the delusion of
his own power before death forces him to wake up.

 

Injustice and the Unjust

Justice is a fundamental part of Islam and is exemplified in every
aspect of the Shariah.. Consequently, injustice has a
destructive effect upon the whole fabric of society,
resulting in corruption, rancour, distortion of the truth
and anarchy amongst the masses. Allah and His Prophet have
instructed us to be just in our dealings and treatment of
people. The great calamity of this world is that we seek the
help of the wrongdoer and help them in spite of their
injustice The late famous Egyptian scholar Shaykh Muhammad
Mitwalli al-Sha’rawi exmines this subject in his own
inimitable way, making copious use of the Qur’an and Sunnah.
The book also containes the views of two great Classical
Scholars of Islam, Inn Taymiya and Ibn Rajab.

 

Virtue & Vice

Before every human being lie two possible paths he or she can follow:
the path of divine guidance and the path of disobedience to
Allah. Allah made these two paths clear and then allowed us
freely to choose either obedience to Him and His Mercy or,
alternatively, disobedience to Him and His punishment. Allah
– blessed and exalted is He! – only gave us this choice for
a limited period in our life in this world. He has not given
is any choice regarding any of the events of this world, He
only gave us a choice with respect to the path we may take:
that of obedience or disobedience. In this book Shaykh
Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sha’rawi deals with obedience and
disobedience, virtue and vice; and it shows these two paths,
one of which leads to paradise and the other to punishment
by Allah in Hellfire. He first deals with aspects of virtue
in one’s dealings with others and with Allah’s creatures,
and then obeying Allah’s commands and then with aspects of
vice in one’s dealings and in one’s character. Shaykh ash-Sha’rawi
discusses with his usual eloquence the theoretical and
practical aspects of both paths.

Saalih ibn Ghaanim al-Sadlaan

Saalih ibn Ghaanim al-Sadlaan

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

He was born in Buraydah, al-Qaseem province, Saudi Arabia in the
year 1362 A.H. He began his pursuit of knowledge by memorizing the
Noble Quran under the auspices of his father, who was a scholar in
his own right. He continued his studies at al-Imaam Muhammad bin
Sa’ud Islamic University and completed his intermediary studies in
the year 1381 A.H. In the year 1386 A.H., he acquired a degree in
Sharee’ah from the University. In the same year he behan to teach at
the Wizaarah al-Ma’aarif. In the year 1391 A.H., he acquired a
Master’s Degree in Fiqh. His thesis was entitled al-Shuroot fee
an-Nikaah. In the year 1395 A.H., he recieved a doctorate in Fiqh in
the Faculty of sharee’ah. His thesis was entitled, an-Niyyah wa
Atharuhaa fee al-Ahkaam ash-Shar’iyyah. Currently, he is a teacher
in the Department of Fiqh in the School of Sharee’ah at Muhammad ibn
Saud Islamic University.

Congregational Prayer

Dr Saalih ibn Ghaanim al-Sadlaan. The Congregational Prayer is one of
the most important outward manifestations of Islam. Prayer
is of extreme importance to the well-being of a persons
religion. But prayer in Islam is more than just an
individual spiritual experience. It is mean to be performed
in a congregation – the foundation of a Muslim society as a
whole. In this work, Dr al-Sadlaan has done an excellent job
of discussing the most important fiqh topics related to the
Congregational Prayer. The following topics are covered in
this work, the wisdom behind Congregational Prayer, the
place for performing Congregational Prayer and the virtues
of attending the mosque, the legal status of the
Congregational Prayer, repeating a paryer in congregation,
performing sallat al-taraweeh of Ramadhaan in congregation,
women performing Congregational Prayer and many other
topics. This book is essential reading for all Muslim
leaders and Imaams.

Fiqh Made Easy

In this work, the world- renowned scholar of comparative fiqh, Dr.
Saalih al-Sadlaan of Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University
discusses the most important issues of fiqh. In this work,
the author has done an excellent job of concisely mentioning
the most important aspects of the different fiqh topics he
discussed. Furthermore, he has discussed many issues that
are not greatly discussed in the English literature, such as
the rules concerning bequests and endowments. Hence, this
work was chosen to be translated as a welcomed addition to
the available English literature.

The Fiqh of Marriage

In this work, the world renowned scholar of comparative fiqh of
marriage. Dr. Saalih al-Sadlaan of Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic
University covers the most important topics related to the
fiqh of marriage. Dr. al-Sadlaan discusses the topics found
in traditional books of fiqh, such as the place of the
dower, the minimum and maximum amount of the dower, and when
the woman is entitled to all, half or none of her dower. He
also discusses the rights of the husband and wife in Islam
and sexual etiquette in Islam. Written by a contemporary,
the work also deals with many modern issues that were not
touched upon by earlier scholars. In particular, the author
deals with the following: engagement rings, music and
dancing at the wedding parties, exorbitant dowers,
honeymoons and many other topics of importance for Muslims
everywhere. This small but very informative book is a must
for Imams and directors of Islamic Centers. In addition, it
is a great handbook for all who are already married as well
as all who are pondering marriage.

Aaidh al-Qarni

Aaidh al-Qarni

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Dr. shaykh Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni (also spelt al-Qarnee),
born in Saudi Arabia. He is an Islamic Scholar and respected author
and activist. He is most well known for his self-help book ‘Don’t Be
Sad’ which is seen as the number one in its field within Islamic
literature and although written by a Muslim for Muslims it is
praised as being ideal for non-Muslims alike.

Don’t Be Sad

Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni

At a time in which the Muslims are beset with trials from
every periphery and within, comes this heartening book
rooted in the commandments of Allah (swt), the Sunnah and
the excellent guidance and examples of the Muslims that have
come before us.

Don’t Be Sad is an absolute must-read for all people. It
is full of practical advice on how to replace sadness with a
pragmatic and ultimately satisfying Islamic outlook on life.
It exposes to the modern reader how Islam teaches us to deal
with the tests and tribulations of this world.

So, take heart and hold firmly onto the rope of Allah
(swt).


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Muhammad As If You Can See Him

By A’id ibn ‘abdullah al-Qarni

How many times have you heard the phrase, “Would you do
that if the prophet was watching?” This book challenges
readers to think closely about this phrase, and describes
the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from the first page of the
book’s first chapter. In fact, the book is a message of love
from a mere human being.. to the best of human beings.
Written by the best-selling author of Don’t be Sad and You
can be the Happiest Woman in the World, Muhammad as if you
can see Him is promised to have the same effect on readers
as did ‘Aid Al-Qarni’s previous writings.


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30 Lessons For Those Who Fast

By Aa’id Abdullah al Qarni. In relation to fasting, this book contains
the most pertinent Qur’anic verses, authentic ahadeeth,
delightful poetry and touching advice. It is therefore, a
book for the righteous when they meet for pleasant
conversations. It is also a gift for wayfarers when they
break their journeys for rest, a treasure for those who
share mutual love and respect – For Ramadhan is indeed the
noblest month and its days are the sweetest days…

The Signs of the Hypocrites

Based on the Arabic Work Thala Thun Alamah lil-Munafiqin by Shaykh
Aa`id `Abdullah al-Qarnee)

When it is said to them: “Do not make mischief on the
Earth,” they say: “Why? We only want to make peace.” Beware,
they are the ones that cause mischief but they do not
realise. [Surah al-Baqarah (2):11-12]

The sign of a believer is that he understands the Religion
and is constantly increasing his knowledge of certain
matters and benefits and he is covetous of all that is good,
as well as the gatherings wherein it is disseminated. The
hypocrite, however, completely turns away. When the people
talk in a gathering about matters to do with the Prayer or
worship, it is to him as if they are speaking in a different
language. A useful work in current times when Hypocrisy has
made deep roads in the Muslim Society

Husayn al-Awaayishah

Husayn al-Awaayishah

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Husayn bin ‘Awdah Al-‘Awaayishah is one of the well-known
students of knowledge from Jordan who has benefited a great deal
from the late Imam Al-Albaanee. He has authored dozens of books many
of which have been translated into English.

Governing Yourself And Your Family

Shaykh Husayn al- Awayishah

The subject matter of this work has preoccupied and
continues to preoccupy the minds of our nation’s members;
yet in spite of this preoccupation, many people lack a
correct understanding regarding it. Because the issues that
fall under the subject matter of this work are so important,
I decided to write this work, through which I hope to make
plain the way to live and act according to what Allah has
revealed. Contrary to what some may think, this work is
relevant not just to leaders, but to every individual as
well. Each and every human being is a leader and chief of
sorts, for just as a ruler is responsible for the welfare of
his state and citizens, each one of us is responsible for
his flock — the members of his family and, more
importantly, his own self…

 

The Grave – Punishments and Blessings

By Husayn al-Awayishah. Question abound about what happens after death.
In western societies, in particular, there is a great deal
of speculation on these matters. Mulsims, however, have
answers to these quetions. Islam tells us what we can expect
when we have finally made our exit from this world; we are
also given ample guidance as to how we may best prepare
ourselves and earn the rewards of Paradise in the Hereafter.
In this book the author outlines the Islamic teaching on
death and the grave. It is an essential reading for any
Muslim who wants to know more about the topic from the
authentic sources of Islam.

 

The Calamity of the Prophet’s Death

Shaykh Husayn al- Awayishah

The Calamity of the Prophet’s Death and its Effects on
the Muslim Nation The Prophet (SAW) said, ‘If one of you is
afflicted with a calamity, then let him remember his
calamity by me (i.e., by my death); for indeed, it is the
greatest of calamities.’ It becomes clear to us from this
hadith that the death of th Prophet (SAW) is the greatest
disaster that has occured or will occur to the Muslim
nation. The Messenger of Allah requests that when we
remember our calamities or afflictions, we should remember
his death and his parting as well, a reflective process
through which our other disasters will become insignificant
in comparison. Whenever we lost any of our relatives or
loved-ones, we are sure to have felt the pain of parting
from them ant the anxiety of the farewell. The question now
is this: Have we had any such feelings or sentiments when we
contemplate the death of the Prophet (SAW) ?


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The Farewell Advice of The Prophet

Shaykh Husayn al-Awayishah

In recent times, many sincere Muslims have looked to
ascertain the situation of our Nation, and what they see
were the effects of the Devil (Shaytan), the blackness of
wicked deeds, and the blood of many wounds. They saw
discord, disagreement, disunity, confusion, and anxiety.
They perceived the evil results of not ruling according to
Allah’s Book – in the home, the streets, or the marketplace.
They saw these results in schools, universities, books,
newspapers, and the media; in fact, they even witnessed them
in the best places, mosques, where innovations now flourish.
And they have also seen the effects of that evil among the
ranks of callers to Islam and students of knowledge.


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Weeping From The Fear Of Allah

Shaykh Husayn Al Awaayishah

English Translation of al-Bukâ’u min Khashyatillâh Shaykh
Husayn al-‘Awâyishah publish by Al-Hidaayah UK. A guide and
encouragement to soften our hearts and moisten our eyes
through the rememberence of Allâh. This is a moving book,
which has been presented at a time when crying is considered
a weakness rather than a virtue – and this has lead to the
hardness of hearts. The author refers to the verses of the
Qur’an, sayings of the Prophet (saw) examples of the
Companions and reports from the pious predecessors. We pray
that the heart rendering narrations that have been carefully
chosen will act as a means of softening our hearts Insha-Allah.

Adorning Knowledge with Actions

Shaykh Husayn al-Awaayishah. I felt that I should hurry in bringing
forward the hadeeth: “The two feet of the son of Aadam will
not move from near his Lord on the Day of Judgement until he
is asked about five (matters): about his life – how he spent
it; about his youth – how he took care of it; about his
wealth – how he earned it; and where he spent it; and about
that which he acted upon from the knowledge that he
acquired,” as an aid towards purification of the souls and
preparation for death. The advice being firstly to myself,
secondly to the du’aat (callers to Allah’s path) and thirdly
to all my Muslim brothers in every part of the world –
hoping that Allah, the Most High, will cause benefit through
that which I have written and that the fruits of that may be
reaped, now and in the future. In this treatise I restricted
myself to one part of the hadeeth and that is “?and about
that which he acted upon from the knowledge that he gained.”
From the Author’s Introduction

Abdullah Azzam

Abdullah Azzam

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Abdullah Yusuf Azzam was born in a village in the North of
Palestine named Selat AI Harithia in Genine District in the year
1941. Sheikh Abdullah Azzam received his early elementary and
secondary school education in his village, and continued his
education at the agricultural Khadorri College where he obtained a
Diploma. Although he was the youngest amongst his colleagues, he was
the brightest and most astute. After he graduated from Khadorri
College, he worked as a teacher in a village named Adder in the
South of Jordan. Later he joined Shariah College in Damascus
University where he obtained a B.A. Degree in Shariah in 1966. After
the Jews captured the West Bank in 1967, Sheikh Abdullah Azzam
decided to migrate to Jordan, because he could not live under the
Jewish occupation of Palestine. The sacrilege of the Israeli tanks
rolling into the West Bank without any resistance made him more
determined to migrate, to learn the skills necessary to fight. In
the late 1960’s he joined the Jihad against the Israeli occupation
of Palestine from Jordan. During that time he received a Masters
Degree in Shariah from the University of AI Azhar. In 1970 when the
Jihad came to a halt, and the PLO was forced out of Jordan, he
assumed a teaching position in the Jordanian University in Amman. In
1971 he was awarded a scholarship to the AI Azhar University in
Cairo at which he obtained a Ph.D. Degree in Ussul al Fiqh in 1973.

The Tawhid Of Action

By Abdullah Yusuf Azzam. While living in Afghanistan, I have realized
that Tawhid can not pernetrate into the soul of the human
being, nor will it intensify and strengthen – the way it
does in the fields of Jihad. This is the Tawhid, regarding
which the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said ‘I was sent before
the hour with the sword…’ Why? ‘So that Allah is
worshipped Alone with no partners with Him.’

 

Defence of the Muslim Lands

‘Defence of the Muslim Lands’ has become a classical Islamic text
studying the legal implications of when and under what
conditions Jihad is permitted under the Shariah. Dr.
Abdullah Azzam discusses many critical questions relating to
the types of Jihad, the conditions under which Jihad becomes
an obligation upon all Muslims, parents permission, fighting
in the absence of the Islamic State and peace treaties with
the enemy. This new edition contains over 150 footnotes and
a ‘scholars base’ which give brief details of each of the
fifty or so scholars mentioned in the text.

 

Signs of ar-Rahman in Jihad of Afghan

This book was written by Shaykh Abdullah Azzam during the Afghan-Soviet
Jihad in the 1980’s. It deals specifically with first hand
accounts of the miracles that occured during this Jihad.
Shaykh Abdullah Azzam writes, ‘These incidents which are
going to be narrated are, in reality, more extraordinary
than one can possibly imagine, and appear to resemble
fairytales. I have personally heard them with my own ears;
and have written them with my own hands from those
Mujaahideen who themselves were present. I have heard these
miracles from such men who are trustworthy and reliable, and
who have been constantly on the battlefield. The miracles
are many, so much so that they more or less reach the degree
of Tawaatur i.e. such a large number that does not entertain
the possibility of fabrication. I have heard numerous such
miraculous episodes, but brevity does not allow me to
enumerate all of them.

The Ruling on Meat Slaughtered In the
West

By Abdullah Azzam. During my visits to the West, and when I am being
served meals on planes or in restaurants in Europe or
America, I would find that I was very hesitant to eat the
food, and I wanted very much to search for halal food and
find that pure bite to eat in order to protect any part of
my flesh from being nourished on haram, as the Fire is more
deserving of every bit of flesh nourished on the haram.


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A Message To Every Youth

In his book al-Fawaid, he said:

There are ten useless matters that cannot be benefited from:

Knowledge that is not implemented

An action that is empty of sincerity, and is not based on
the correct example

Wealth that is hoarded, as the owner neither enjoys it
during this life, nor obtains any reward for it in the
Hereafter

The heart that is empty of love and longing for Allāh, and
of seeking closeness to Him

A body that does not obey and serve Allāh

Loving Allāh without seeking His pleasure

Time that is not spent in expiating sins or seizing
opportunities to perform deeds of righteousness that will
bring one closer to Allāh

A mind that thinks about issues which bring about no benefit

Serving those who neither bring you close to Allāh or
benefit you in your life

Hoping and fearing one who is under the authority of Allāh,
and whose forehead is in His Hand, while he cannot bring any
benefit, harm, life, death, or resurrection to himself.

However, the greatest of these matters is the wasting of the
heart, and the wasting of time. Wasting the heart is done by
preferring this worldly life over the Hereafter, and wasting
time is done by having incessant hopes. All evil is in
following ones desires and having incessant hopes, while all
goodness is found in following the right path and preparing
oneself to meet Allāh, and Allāh is the source of
Assistance.

Here, he summarized all evil in these two issues: wasting of
the heart, and wasting of time. Wasting the heart is done by
preferring this worldly life over the Hereafter, and wasting
time is done by having incessant hopes, and incessant hopes
and the following of ones desires are the ultimate
manifestation of evil.

The Scales of Allah

By the martyred Imam Abdullah Azzam (May Allah have Mercy upon him).
This is the cream of the people. Search for it. Live with
it. Travel with it as your guide and under its leadership.
Worship Allah by way of the light that you see and hear from
them. Translated by Abu Sabaya.

 

Being True With Allah

By the martyred Imam Abdullah Azzam (May Allah have Mercy upon him).
The biggest problem facing Islam today is the lack of the
sincere and truthful amongst those who are working for
Allah, except for those few hidden, pious, and pure people
who were made for leading nations, and were made for
navigating the ship. Translated by Abu Sabaya.

 

Join the Caravan

This book was written in 1987 at the peak of the Jihad in Afghanistan.
This text was used by many Islamic organisations in the
1980’s to rally support for their Muslim brethren in
Afghanistan.

 

The Lofty Mountain

The Lofty Mountain contains the translation of perhaps the last book
that Sheikh Abdullah Azzam wrote before he was assassinated.
It is a unique biography of an individual that is not known
to many people: the martyred Sheikh Tameem Al-Adnani from
Palestine, whose soul left this World in 1989.

Muhammad al-Jibaly

Muhammad al-Jibaly

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Muhammad Al-Jibaly acquired a sound knowledge of al-Albanis fiqh
and methodology through personal contact with the Shaykh and an
extensive study, indexing, and teaching of his works. He Studied and
maintained strong friendship with most of the late Nasir ud-Din
al-Albanis prominent students from Syria, Jordan, and other
countries (1983 to current). He has Authored many original books and
articles in various areas of fiqh, `aqidah, manhaj, da`wah, etc and
has Lectured at many conferences and seminars, in North America and
around the world.

The Dreamer’s Handbook

By Muhammad al-Jibaly

This book starts by presenting a spiritual understanding
of sleep from the Islamic viewpoint, which is followed by
guidelines for recommended evening, pre-sleep, night, and
morning acts of worship. The conceptual understanding of
dreams is laid out next, followed by an analytical study of
dreams in the Quran, and of dreams seen by the Prophet
Muhammad (PBUH) and by his companions (R). The rest of the
book deals with dream interpretation, its correct rules and
procedures, drills to help understand these rules, and a
large glossary of interpreted dream symbols. This, we hope,
fulfills two important goals regarding sleep and dreams: It
establishes their understanding upon the strong foundation
of the Quran and Sunnah, and it eliminates a great deal of
superstition that surrounds them. Indeed, from Allah (SWT)
alone we seek help and acceptance.

Life in al-Barzakh

By Muhammad al-Jibaly

This book is the fourth in the series. It deals with many
important matters that have always perplexed the human
minds, but that, as is shown in this book, have been clearly
explained in the authentic Texts from Allah’s Book and His
Messenger’s Sunnah. Among the subjects covered are the
following: The Moment of Death, The Soul’s Trip to the
Heavens, The Final Test, The Righteous and the Sinful in al-Barzakh,
Saviors from the Grave’s Punishment, Communications with al-Barzakh
and Things That Benefit the Dead.

The Final Bequest – The Islamic Will &
Testament

Muhammad Al Jibaly

Writing a will is a religious obligation on every capable
Muslim. It protects against many problems and conflicts that
could arise after a person’s death. This obligation is more
emphasized in the West: Failing to write a well-founded will
may result in the distribution of one’s estate in discord
with the Islamic law, and may lead to losses for some of the
rightful inheritors. Because of this, we have compiled: 1)
Useful authentic information on writing wills, 2) Practical
ready-to-fill will-forms, and 3) A brief overview of the
Islamic law of inheritane. Our hope is that, by this, we are
presenting to the Muslims in the West a much needed service,
for which we seek Allah’s accetance and forgiveness.

The Beard Between the Salaf and the
Khalaf

Muhammad al-Jibaly. This book is part of a series entitled,
“Enter into Islaam Completely,” which deals with various
issues that are of importance for Muslim, but are
underplayed or even slighted by many. When one of these
issues is brought up, you often hear the objection, “This is
merely an issue of peel! Let us only deal with the important
issue of the core!” Classifying the teachings of Islaam into
core and peel is a bid’ah that affects the hearts of the
common people in a most detrimental way, and leads them to
belittling many of the acts of worship and traits of the
Islamic character, therby approving wrong acts and rejecting
good ones based on a crooked scale that they have developed.
Allaah commands the believers to adhere to Islaam in its
totality.

Sayyid Qutb

Sayyid Qutb

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

1906 : Born in the village Musha, northern Egypt. 1930’s and
1940’s: Qutb start working as a inspector of schools for the
Egyptian Ministry of Education. He also tries to start a career as a
writer, and publishes some books but without much success. 1948:
Travels to USA on a scholarship to study the educational system,
receiving a master’s degree from the Colorado State College of
Education. 1951: Qutb returns to Egypt, and joins the Muslim
Brotherhood (Ikhwan ul Muslim) 1952: First volume of his commentary
In the Shade of the Qur’an (Fi Zilal al-Qur’an) is published. There
would be 29 more volumes to this work. 1954: He is arrested and
sentenced to long imprisonment together with many other members of
the Ikhwan,. 1964: After 10 years in prison, Qutb is released. 1965:
Is allegedly part of the planning of the assassination of President
Gamal Abdu l-Nasser, and is arrested again. 1966 August 29: Executed
after being found guilty in the 1965 plot Syed Qutb, true to his
teachings died for the values he espoused. He was sentenced to death
and hanged by a military court established by Nasser. Writing
Milestones was his jihad against the jahiliyya that he saw all
around him

In The Shade of The Qur’an

In The Shade Of The Qur’an has been universally recognized as an
outstanding contribution to Islamic thought and scholarship,
to which students and scholars, as well as contemporary
Islamic revivalist movements all over the world, owe a great
deal. Now that it is available in English, it will continue
to enlighten and inspire millions more. It will take its
rightful place as an indispensable work of reference for a
proper understanding of contemporary Islamic thinking.

Milestones (Special Edition)

Few thinkers have had such an influence on the contemporary Islamic
thought as ash-shaheed Sayyid Qutb. Since his execution in
1964 in Cairo, his death became the perfect illustration of
one of the processes through which a human being becomes
part of the revolutionary movement aimed at changing the
world and bringing in a new ethical moral order based on
freedom, brotherhood, and justice for all.

Islam stands for change. It seeks to change the
individual and the society. This change covers every aspect
of human life: form personal morality to business economics
and politics. It is only natural that Islam should be fought
by those who want to keep the status quo. This is the way it
has always been throughout history: Adam to Nuh, Ibrahrim,
Musa, Isa, and Muahmmad (peace be upon them). It will happen
to anyone who wants to stand up and proclaim the true
message of Islam to the world.

 

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