[E-book] Let’s Talk About Ramadan


 

It is important for every Muslim to know and understand that the month of Ramaḍān opens the doors of goodness, and it makes the pathways to Paradise (ꞌAl-Jannah) easy to obtain just as was stated by the Messenger of ꞌAllāh, ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam. ꞌAbū Hurayrah, may ꞌAllāh be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of ꞌAllāh, ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam said,

“Upon the arrival of Ramaḍān the doors of Paradise are opened, the doors of the Hellfire are closed, and the devils are shackled.”

 
The people of knowledge have explained “the devils are shackled” with numerous explanations. Some of the scholars say that “the devils are shackled” is a sign that there is no excuse for a person to disobey ꞌAllāh, The Most High. So it is as if it has been said, “the devils have been held back from you, therefore don’t use the devil as an excuse to leave off performing acts of obedience for ꞌAllāh, and don’t use the devil as an excuse to commit sins.”

 
It has also been reported on the authority of ꞌAbū Hurayrah, may ꞌAllāh be pleased with him, that the messenger of ꞌAllāh, ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam said,

“Whoever fasts Ramaḍān believing in ꞌAllāh, and desiring his reward from ꞌAllāh alone, will be forgiven for his previous sins.”

We ask ꞌAllāh to make us of those who strive during the blessed month of Ramaḍān, seeking His reward alone, and may the prayers and peace be upon Muḥammad, his family and all of his companions and those who follow him until the Day of Judgment.

 

About the Book

This is a conversation taking place between Amir and Zayd. Amir is a new Muslim who has some questions about fasting in Ramaḍān. Zayd has a significant amount of knowledge regarding fasting as he was granted the opportunity to travel abroad and study ꞌIslām. On the Monday morning after praying Ṣalātal-Fajr, Amir’s car wouldn’t start. When Amir saw Zayd leaving the masjid, he asked Zayd if he could take him to work . . .

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[E-book] Weeping from the fear of Allah- Sh. Husayn al-Awaayishah


Ibn al-Hârith the nephew of ‘Aisha (radiAllahu anha) the wife of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) narrated that she was told that ‘Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr (on hearing that she was selling of giving a gift) said:

“By Allâh, if ‘Aisha does not give this up, I will make hijrah (ie boycott) from her.” She asked, “Did he say this?”. They replied, “Yes”. Then ‘Aisha said, “I vow to Allâh that I will never speak to Ibn az-Zubayr.” When this desertion was prolonged, ‘Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr sought intercession with the people converning her but she said, “By Allâh I will not accept the intercesson of anyone on his behalf and will not commit a sin by breaking my vow”. When this state of affairs was prolonged on Ibn az-Zubayr (ie he felt it hard on himself), he spoke to al-Miswar bin Makhramah and ‘Abdur Rahmân bin al-Aswad bin ‘Abd Yaghûth, who were from the tribe of Bani Zuhrah, saying “I beseech you by Allâh to (help) me to enter upon ‘Aisha, for it is unlawful for her to vow to cut off relations with me [3] “. So al-Miswar and ‘Abdur Rahmân went with him wrapping their cloaks around themselves, they went to ‘Aisha and asked her permission (to enter) saying “Assalâmu alayki wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu! May we come in?” ‘ ‘Aisha responded “Come in”. They asked, “All of us?”. She replied “Yes, come in, all of you” unaware that Ibn az-Zubayr was also with them. So when they entered, Ibn az-Zubayr entered the place which screened (‘Aisha from the other men and embraced ‘Aisha and started requesting her to excuse him and wept. al-Miswar and ‘Abdur Rahmân also started urging her to speak to him and to accept his apology. They said to her: “You know what the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) forbade regarding deserting (not speaking to your Muslim brethren), for it is unlawful for any Muslim not to talk to his brother for more than three nights”. So when they increased in reminding her (of the superiority of having good relations with kith and kin, and of excusing others sins) and of the unhappy and unpleasant constrictions that are a consequence of breaking the ties of relationship, she started reminding them while she wept saying, “I have made a vow, and (the issue of a) vow is a different one”. They persisted in their appeal until she spoke to ‘Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr and she freed forty slaves as an expiation for her vow. Later on whenever she remembered her vow, she would weep so profusely that her veil would become wet with her tears”.(al Bukhârî)

 

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Sh. Husayn al-Awaayishah

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[E-book] Selected Fatawas on Faith Healing and Witchcraft


 

(Golden Fatwas on Legal Ruqyas) Al-Fatawa Aththahabiyyah Fir-Ruqa Ashshar’iyyah, published 1996 A.D.

 

It is a selection of Fatwas by Ibn-Baz, Ibn-Uthaimeen, Ibn-Jibreen and others; the Fatwas are selected and compiled by Khaled al-Jaraisy, and are translated by Mohamed Atif Mogahed Mohamed.

 

Evidently, there is urgent need to spread the benefit of treatment with legal Ruqyas, for they have had a great impact on curing a lot of psychological and other diseases that modem medicine has failed to treat, such as epilepsy, possession, the effects of the evil eye and witchcraft.

 
In such circumstances, some opportunists have exploited the patients’ bad need for treatment; without evidenceom Naql (the literature conveyed faithfully to us by the Salaf), reason, deduction or observation, confused diagnosis and prescriptions have emerged.

 

In spite of the sincere efforts of some dedicated Muslims whose Ruqyas and medications Allah has blessed and made beneficial, the situation has become chaotic. On the one hand, some sorcerers have emerged claiming falsely to treat with Ruqyas. On the other hand, the genuinely righteous Raqis have been falsely accused of practising sorcery. As a result, those in real need of treatment have become so confused that they cannot distinguish the true from the false: some have mistaken sorcerers for genuine Raqis and have sought their services, whereas others have shunned Ruqya treatment entirely for fear of falling victims to sorcerers.

 

The present selection of Fatwas is a valuable guide to those seeking Ruqya treatment. It manifests such a level of Ijtihad that those in need of guidance can follow the verdicts and answers while trusting in the knowledge and integrity of the Ulama who have issued them.

 

Selected Fatwas on Faith Healing and Witchcraft

 

Khaled al-Jaraisy

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[PDF] Scriptures of Christianity & Islam: A Basic Comparison


 

Christians and Muslims who learn something of one another’s religion find that a crucial issue is the nature of Jesus. The majority of Christians deify Jesus while Muslims say that he was no more than a prophet of God, a faultless human being. The doctrine of the Trinity avows that three distinct co-equals are God. In particular, Jesus is said to be God the Son or the Son of God. As the Muslim questions details of this theology the Christian characteristically forms a common explanation for our differences: He complains that Muslims do not understand the Trinity: that we are actually accusing Christians of Tritheism and other heresies.

 
So the Muslim seeks clarification of the teaching and asks at every step: “How could that be so?” For example, we insist that the term “Son of God” cannot have a literal interpretation. Sonship and divine nature would be necessary attributes of such an actuality, but these are incompatible. The first describes a recipient of life while the second describes One who received life from no one. These are mutually exclusive requirements then. To be a son is to be less than divine, and to be divine is to be no one’s son.

 
As a discussion proceeds, it is the Christian who will eventually take refuge in the response: “These are things that we cannot understand.” His assessment of the Muslim’s problem becomes his own confession. The Christian explanation becomes self-defeating so there is a change of tactic.

 
He complains that the Muslim refuses to accept what cannot be understood. But the modified approach is a diversion. Now the concepts of verification and understanding are confused. To illustrate: Chemical reactions may be verified but the atom is not thereby understood. Facts are catalogued but not always explained. This distinction is the key to our concise reply. It is the Muslim who must redirect the discussion. Our primary issue is more basic than resolving the incongruities of Trinitarian doctrine. Rather than ask how the Trinity can be so, we should ask why it must be so. “We ask, “Why must Jesus be divine? Can we verify the necessity of this belief?”

 

G. Miller

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[PDF] Christianity: Points to ponder


A Helpless GOD:

The Church says that GOD sent his beloved son to the cross. But why a son who was so innocent is to be crucified in the first place and why GOD could not defend HIS only son? And why GOD though being Almighty could not save people torturing HIS own son?

Why Four Gospels?

“If Gospel was the word of GOD) then why should there be four Gospels. They are according to Matthew ~according to Mark, according to Luke and according to John. Only one should have been enough. Further, these four Gospels have contradictions within them. Then where else one can find GOD’s, pure words? The answer is in the “Holy Qur’aan.”

and many more mentioned in this Book.

Christianity: Points to ponder

Abdul Waheed Khan

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[E-book] Truth about reality of the Bible and Christianity


In the present world, the books which are published as the Bible. Taurat, Psalms and Inzil- are all altered and distorted and it is totally useless to believe these distorted books. Actually. it is necessary to believe the original Taurat and the Inzil. though those books and book-lets in unaltered form are not available anywhere in the world.

 
The Christian Missionaries of today preach the present Bible as the book of God, actually by saying this. they try to be-fool the common. simple and uninformed people. This book is written as an attempt to caution the people against their deception.

 

In this book. the historical background of the doctrine of trinity, its futility and irrationality have been discussed in detail. Besides their faith· in redemption. which they regard as their fundamental creed, has also been discussed.

Truth About Reality of Bible Christianity

 

Moulana Imdadul Haque

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[PDF] Who wrote the Quran?


“Do they not then consider the Qur’an carefully? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradiction.” [4:82]
God created man for a noble purpose: to worship Him and lead a righteous life based on His commands and guidance to mankind. Mankind learned this by God sending Messengers with clear and practical instructions of the meaning of life and how to worship God properly. God also revealed to these Prophets and Messengers knowledge about what will happen after death and the rewards and punishments for one’s actions.

 
These Prophets and Messengers convey the same prevailing message which is entrusted to them by God. They proclaimed:

“…Oh my people! Worship God! (i.e., without associating anything with him) You have no other god but Him. [Qur’an: 7:65]

 
God sent a Prophet and/or Messenger to every nation throughout the history of mankind.

“And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a messenger (proclaiming): Worship Allah (Alone) and avoid (or keep away from) all false deities”

[Qur’an: 16:36]

 

Some of them we have been informed of and others we have not. These Prophets and Messengers include, but not limited to: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, Lot, David, Solomon, Elias, Elisha, Hood, Thul-Kifi, Enoch, Jonah, Job Shu’aib, Saalih, Ezra, Zachariyyah, John, Jesus , Muhammad and others peace and blessings be upon them all.

 
Some of them were sent with Books while others were not. Some of the books that we were informed of are the Scriptures of Abraham, the Torah of Moses, the Zaboor of Dawood, and the Injeel which was revealed to Jesus. All of these scriptures contained the same basic message from God to mankind.

 
Each Prophet brought specific instructions from God addressed to a particular people for certain times in history and particular circumstances although the essential message remained the same.

 
A few examples of this would be the fact that Moses’ contemporaries were excellent in magic. So his major miracle was to defeat the best magicians of his days. Jesus’ contemporaries were recognized as skillful physicians. Therefore, his miracles were to raise the dead and cure the incurable diseases. The Arabs, the contemporaries of the Muhammad, were known for their eloquence and magnificent poetry. So Muhammad’s (Peace and Blessings be upon him) major miracle was the Qur’an, the equivalent of which the whole legion of the Arab poets and orators could not produce despite the repeated challenge from the Qur’an itself.

 
However, the beauty and power of Muhammad’s (Peace and Blessings be upon him) major miracle is that it removes the constraints of place and time. It is the permanent miracle for all generations to see. Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) is the final Messenger and that his Prophethood is also not limited to time and place, and is for all peoples (after the advent of his Prophethood) in all times until the Day of Judgement.

 
Now, many who would agree with everything we have stated above may reject this about Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) his Messengership and the scripture with which he was sent. (The Qur’an)

 
It is our objective here to prove without a shadow of a doubt that the Qur’an is in fact from God Himself and by extension that Muhammad is in fact a Messenger of God. For we cannot accept the Message and reject the Messenger, or vice versa. Both must be accept or both must be rejected. We can basically divide the groups of opinions on the Qur’an into three groups:

 

 

  1. – Those who say that Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) himself wrote the Qur’an
  2. – Those who say that the Qur’an was written by someone else and taught to Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him)
  3. – Those who believe that the Qur’an is the pure word of God having no human author

 
In this article, we will briefly review the above three arguments based on logic, historical evidence, textual analysis and even scientific data.

 
Based on our arguments above, we can logically conclude tha t if the Qur’an was written by Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) or some other man (or group of men) then it is correct to reject the man and his message. However, if it is proven that the Qur’an is indeed from God, then it is necessary for us to believe in it, follow it and accept Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) and a Messenger of God.

 
We ask the reader to reflect…

Who wrote the Quran?

 

 

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