[E-book] Old Arabic Sayings, Similes, And Metaphors


Few examples of the above include:

1. Abandon evil and evil will
abandon you.

2. Actions are judged by their results.

3. After the sword has been thrust, any blame becomes futile.

4. After utter silence, he uttered nonsense.

5. The aged are revered.

6. All foreigners are related to one another.

7. All the things that belong to us, are the things that trouble us.

old arabic sayings similes and metaphors

old arabic sayings similes and metaphors

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Saad Elkhadem

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[PDF] Why I ask people to become Muslims: Yahya George Maxwell


Many people have asked me, to tell them how I became a Muslim, and the truth is, I really didn’t know. I know now that Allah gave me mercy and let me become a Muslim.
About three years after I became Muslim, I received a phone call from my father telling me my mother was dying from cancer. I was told that if I wanted to see her before she dies, I should hurry. Unfortunately, she died before I got there.
I made a decision not to tell my family that I have become Muslim until I learn enough about Islam to explain it to them. I have regretted ever since that my mother died before I could talk to her. My father however is a different story.

When my father picked me up, I told him I had become Muslim. He had a look on his face like he wasn’t happy; then, he asked me: “Why?” I don’t know why I said what I said then; I told him it was his fault. He looked at me and said: “My fault?!” I said: ‘Yes, it’s your fault’, and he asked: ‘How is it my fault?’
I began to explain: ‘When I was a child, you use to tell me not to listen to other people, and to make my own choices; not to look at the color of peoples’ skin; not to care how much money they have, to judge people for what they do, not for what they say. So, that’s what I did. Nobody asked me to become a Muslim; nobody gave me any books, I studied the religion on my own, and I found it to be the Truth, and it’s your fault!’ He said: ‘Yes it’s my fault’.

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Yahya George Maxwell

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[PDF] Where is the “Christ” in “Christianity”?


Religious scholars have long attributed the tenets of Christian faith more to Paul’s teachings than to those of Jesus. But as much as I would like to jump into that subject, I think it best to back up and take a quick, speculative look at the Old Testament.

 
The Old Testament teaches that Jacob wrestled with God. In fact, the Old Testament records that Jacob not only wrestled with God, but that Jacob prevailed (Genesis 32:24-30). Now, bear in mind, we’re talking about a tiny blob of protoplasm wrestling the Creator of a universe 240,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles in diameter, containing over a billion galaxies of which ours—the Milky Way Galaxy—is just one (and a small one, at that), and prevailing? I’m sorry, but someone was a couple pages short of a codex when they scribed that passage. The point is, however, that this passage leaves us in a quandary.

 
We either have to question the Jewish concept of God or accept their explanation that “God” does not mean “God” in the above verses, but rather it means either an angel or a man (which, in essence, means the Old Testament is not to be trusted).

 

Laurence B. Brown

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[PDF]: The Forged Origins of The New Testament


What the Church doesn’t want you to know:
It has often been emphasised that Christianity is unlike any other religion, for it stands or falls by certain events which are alleged to have occurred during a short period of time some 20 centuries ago. Those stories are presented in the New Testament, and as new evidence is revealed it will become clear that they do not represent historical realities. The Church agrees, saying:

“Our documentary sources of knowledge about the origins of Christianity and its earliest development are chiefly the New Testament Scriptures, the authenticity of which we must, to a great extent, take for granted.”

(Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. iii, p. 712)

To read more, download this short PDF, in sha Allah

 

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[E-book] Az-Zuhd by Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawzeeyah


“Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children, as the likeness of vegetation after rain, thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment (for the disbelievers-evil doers,) and (there is) Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the believers good doers) whereas the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment.”

{Suratul Hadeed: 20}

 

Many have defined the meaning of Zuhd. I heard Ibn Taymiyyah say about Zuhd and (Wara’a):

‘Zuhd is to leave alone those things which will not benefit you in the next life.’ ‘And Wara’a (piety) is to leave the things you fear might harm you in the next life.’

And this so far, has been (one of) the best explanations, of the meaning of Zuhd and Wara’a.

 

Sufiyaan al-Thauri said about Zuhd:

‘Zuhd is to have limited amount of expectations (very few hopes); It does ‘not’ mean eating poor or inadequate foods as many think, or wearing a cheap gown or cloak.’

Az-Zuhd

 

 

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[PDF]: A Glimpse at the Way Of the Companions


This is the first treatise in a series regarding the Methodology of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and his Companions (may Allaah The Most High be pleased with them). It is the Methodology that was implemented by the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and adhered to by the best of generations (the Companions), giving them success in this world and ultimate success in the Hereafter. The series is entitled Tasfiyah Wat Tarbiyah which are the two main instruments of this Prophetic Methodology that can be used to help us to remain firmly established upon the Deen of Islam.
This treatise was written by Shaykh Abdul-Qaadir in response to the numerous questions that were posed to him and the general confusion concerning this important matter. In compiling this treatise the Shaykh relied upon classical works, due to the importance of returning to the understanding of the early scholars in this Ummah.
The treatise has been translated in an attempt to remove the confusion surrounding this crucial subject, concerning the methodology adopted by the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and his Companions (radiyallaahu ’anhum), in establishing Islaam as a way of life.
Every Muslim desiring to return to Islaam in its true sense, must grasp what the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and his Companions were upon, in all aspects of life. Only then can we move further towards establishing Islaam as our way of life.

 

This treatise highlights the main principles governing the correct understanding of this topic following the way of the early scholars in clarifying and expounding the Prophetic Methodology.
The treatise has been abridged in order to remove some of unnecessary technical terms, and also wherever necessary, clarification of some terms and points have been included. A glossary has also been added to assist the reader.

 

A Glimpse at the Way Of the Companions

 

Shaykh’ Abdul Qaadir al-Arna’oot

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