Ibn Qayyim

Ibn Qayyim

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

Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr (more commonly known as Ibn Qayyim or Ibn
Qayyim al-Jawziyyah) (1292-1350CE / 691 AH- 751 AH) was a famous
Sunni Islamic jurist, commentator on the Qur’an, astronomer,
chemist, philosopher, psychologist, scientist and theologian.
Although he is commonly referred to as “the scholar of the heart,”
given his extensive works pertaining to human behavior and ethics,
Ibn Qayyim’s scholarship was focused on the sciences of Hadith and
Fiqh.

Men and The Universe

Reflections of Ibn Al-Qayyem. This book was originally a section of Ibn
Al-Qayyim’s book Miftaahu Daar is-Sa’aadah (Key to the Abode
of Happiness). This section was extracted from it due to its
discussion of some of the Signs of Allah in the human beings
and the universe. Also, Ibn Al-Qayyim’s book was chosen due
to its perceptive and meaningful wisdom. Another outstanding
characteristic of this book is that Ibn-Al-Qayyim calls for
the use of the intellect and self-introspection. He
encourages the reader to deeply think about the creation of
Allah, the Most High — in the human being, existence,
animals and nature. The complier, Capt. Anas Abdul-Hameed
Al-Qoz, supports the writing of Ibn Al-Qayyim by mentioning
modern scientific discoveries, useful notes and beneficial
pictures that help achieve the objective. Thus, this book is
a continuous and active call to all of mankind to look and
reflect upon the Signs of Allah if they want the truth and
sincerely wish to follow it. We will show them Our Signs in
the universe and in themselves until it becomes clear to
them that it is the truth.


 

Provisions for the Hereafter (Zaad
Al-Ma’ad)

by Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah. Allah has sent the Messenger (S) with
guidance and the Religion of Truth. Strict adherence to the
guidance of His Prophet (S) is required from the followers
of Islam. The scholars of the Islamic community have
attached great importance to it and produced texts regarding
the Acts of Worship, Dealings and Habits in the light of the
Divine guidance. This book is one of the most famous works
written on this subject. This book is one of the important
resources of knowledge for those who seek to know the Seerah
of their Prophet (PBUH) as well as, the Fiqh learned from
it. This is a book that is unique in that it explains the
Sunnah through the Seerah and the Seerah through the Sunnah.


Healing with the Medicine of the
Prophet

Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyah

Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet is the panacea
for those in search of good health. Although it was written
by the author, Ibn Al-Qayyim, over six hundred and fifty
years ago, it is extremely timely work for our generation in
which health and natural health care products have become an
important aspect of the lives of so many. The author
presents the guidance of the Prophet in dealing with a
variety of health issues, including treatment of ailment and
preventive remedies to keep the body fit. As the Qur’an and
Sunnah are the main sources of Islamic lifestyle, it only
stands to reason that they should likewise be referred to in
the matters of health and fitness. This is the approach
taken by Ibn Al-Qayyim as he presents Verses of the Qur’an
and statements of the Prophet as his main reference in these
issues of health and medicines. The final chapters the this
work include an extremely beneficial glossary of remedies,
herbs, foods and other natural substances that aid in the
journey towards better health.


 

The Way to Patience & Gratitude

By Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

Patience and Gratitude are the keys to success in this
world and the next, as Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya explains
in a beautiful Manner in this Book. In the name of God, Most
Gracious, Most Merciful By the Time, Verily Man is in loss,
Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join
together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience
and Constancy.

There is also an abridged version of this book translated as
Patience and Gratitude Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyyah (691 AH).

Patience and Gratitude

Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyah

This is an abridged translation of Uddat as-Sabrin wa
dhakhirat ash-shakrin by Ibn Qayyim. The author explains the
Islamic concept of sabr (patience) and its counter part
shakr (gratitude), in a practical fashion.

 

Al-Fawaid (A Collection Of Wise
Sayings)

Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyah

This book, AI-Fawaid: A Collection of Wise Sayings is one
of the well-known compilations of Imam Shams Ad-Dm Ibn
Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah, who is well known by the name Ibn Al-Qayyim
(may Allah have mercy upon him). This blessed book is not
like others that simply contain sections, chapters and
themes, but it consists of the elevated thoughts that Allah,
Exalted be He, bestows upon some of His servants as He
wills. So whenever any of these scattered pearls of wisdom
occurred to the Imam, he would immediately record them. I am
sure that he did not sit down and write this book in one or
two weeks, but surely it was developed over a long period of
time. Whenever something came to his mind, he would record
it, and whenever he learnt a lesson or anything crucial in
his life, he would illuminate the lines of his page with the
ink of his pen.

 

The Path to Guidance – Ibnul-Qayyim

This is a book which the Shaikh, the Imaam, the ?Allaamah, the Shaikh
of Islaam and the Muftee of the Muslims, Aboo ?Abdullaah
Muhammad the son of Aboo Bakr – better known as Ibn Qayyim
al-Jawziyyah – may Allaah the Exalted have mercy upon him,
sent to one of his brothers.

 

Characteristics of the Hypocrites

In the Qur’an, Allah has revealed the machinations of the hypocrites,
He has unveiled their beliefs, their qualities, and made
their goals clear so that the believers can be aware of
them. He divided mankind into three groups in the beginning
of Surah al-Baqarah: the believer, the disbeliever, and the
hypocrite. He mentioned four verses concerning the
believers, two verses concerning the disbelievers, and
thirteen verses concerning the hypocrites due to their
plenitude and the great harm and tribulation they bring to
Islam and the Muslims. The harm they cause to Islam is truly
severe for they claim to be Muslims, they claim to aid and
support Islam, whereas in reality they are its enemies
seeking to destroy it from within, covertly spreading their
corruption and ignorance such that the unwary thinks that
what they are upon is knowledge and right action.

The Soul’s Journey After Death

This important book covers an area about which most people have very
little knowledge but which is at the same time, of vital
interest to all human beings. It outlines what happens to
the human soul from the moment of death until the arrival of
the Day of Judgement. It describes the death profess itself,
the exact relationship of the soul to the body, the states
of the soul after it leaves this world, and the nature of
the ongoing relationship between the dead and those who are
still alive. Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah was born into a
scholarly and virtuous family in 691 AH/ 1292 A.D. At that
time Damascus was a centre of literature and thought. Many
schools were located there and he studied and graduated
under the protection, direction and sponsorship of his
father. He was particularly influenced by his Shaykh and
teacher Ahmad b. Taymiyyah, and also by Ibn ash-Shirazi
amongst others. Layla Mabrouk, an eminent, contemporary,
Egyptian scholar has skillfully abridged a classic work by
the well know scholar.

The Purification of the Soul

According to the earliest sources, compiled from the works of Ibn Rajab
al-Hanbali, Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya and Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
collected and arranged by Ahmad Farid. One the most concise
references that can have a big impact on you once you read
it. Topics gone into detail include symptoms of the heart’s
sickness and signs of its health, doing without the
pleasures of this world, perseverance, complete reliance on
Allah, the life of this world, to mention only a few.
Excellent read!!

Heaven’s Door

By Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Al-Jawziyya & Abu Hamid al-Ghazali.
Continuation of the popular first book “The Purification of
the Soul,” taking the works of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali and Imam
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, two towering scholarly figures of
Islamic history, and incorporating their work into this
compilation. Discusses :Enjoining good and forbidding evil,
Remembering death, Punishment and blessings in the grave,
Day of Rising, Heaven and hell, Counsel on death

Waswasah

The Interpretation of the book: ‘Dham Al-Muwaswiseen wat-Tahdheer Minal
Waswasah’. By Imam and Scholar Muwafaq Deen bin Qudaam al-Hanbali
(ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali). Written by Imam Ibn
Qayyim al-Juziyyah. Discussion of many related topics, such
as: Niyyyah in taharah and salaah, Excessive use of water in
wudu and bathing, Disregarding any waswasah about breaking
wudu, Things that people are harsh in implementing, Carrying
children during salah, Use of water left in open containers.

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