[PDF] Freewill, Qadar, and Kasb in the Epistle of Hasan al‐Basri to Abd al‐Malik


Hasan al-Basri said:

Allah has said, “I did not create jinn and humans except to worship Me. I seek no provision from them, nor do I need them to feed Me.” (Quran 51:56-57) Thus He commanded them to worship Him, for which (purpose) He had created them, and Allah is not one to create them for a purpose and then intervene between them and it (to prevent them from fulfilling it), because “He does not wrong His servants.” (Quran 16:118)

— Der Islam, Vol. 21, 1993, p. 68)

 

 

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[E-book] The Muslim Conquest of Persia


Following the publication of ‘Khalid ibn Waleed – Sword of Allah,’ there has been a huge revival in reader’s interest for books dealing with early Islamic History. It was decided that we complete the task of publishing the [out of print] books by A.I.Akram on the first hundred years of Islam. They are as follows;

Hence, present before you is second in the series of books written by A.I.Akram – The Muslim Conquest of Persia. This version has been edited with the addition of footnotes, Anglicization of certain terms and the corrections of minor spelling and grammatical errors. This edition also includes the original maps [digitized] drawn by the author from its original print.

The author writes;

‘So here it is, my second book; The Muslim Conquest of Persia. It is my second assault upon the ignorance which surrounds this field of Muslim history. According to an old Chinese proverb, it is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. This is my second candle, may it light the way for those who seek!” Lieutenant General A.I. Akram has had a distinguished career in military, diplomatic and literary fields. He served in Burma in WWII, fought against India in 1971, and thereafter served as Pakistan’s Military Deputy to the Central Treaty Organisation(CENTO). After retiring from military service in 1978, he became Pakistan’s Ambassador to Spain where he served for two and a half years. Upon completion of this assignment he founded the Institute of Regional Studies in Islamabad which is a research institute dealing with South Africa. The General’s career in historical research covers a vast period in Muslim military history extending from the early days of Islam to the conquest of Spain almost a hundred years later and the wars of Muslim Spain thereafter. He learnt Arabic and Spanish in order to conduct his research and also visited the countries where the battles were fought and discussed historical events with local scholars. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

 

 

A. I. Akram

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[E-book] Real Life Lessons from the Holy Quran


As a Muslim, we believe this life to be a test for the life hereafter. The primary guideline for this test’s preparation comes from Qur’an, the divine revelation and Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. This book; “Real Life Lessons from the Holy Quran” aims at helping fellow Muslims to understand Islamic way of living in 21st century and become better human beings. It provides powerful words of advice on how to handle different situations, perform certain tasks, avoid particular actions and win the struggle against Satan, as guided by Allah SWT.

 

 

Muhammad Bilal Lakhani

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[E-book] Silent Moments: The Description of Before & After Death Aspects


The book Silent Moments deals with the science of death, which is the research work of brother Abdul Malik Al-Qasim, a renowned and a pious scholar of the Quran and the Sunnah as well as the Arabic Language. Nowadays, these worthy books are hardly available and due to their being in large volumes, people have no time to get benefit from them. About death and after death, there is a sound creed in Islam and it has been mentioned and discussed many times in the Quran and the Sunnah. In View of its importance, Darussalam has rendered (Silent Moments) into the English language with the prior permission from the author.

 

Abu Hazim said: “Trade of the Hereafter is not sought after, and whatever is left of it, is about to finish! As a result, no part of it, minor or major, will remain.” Whenever the light went out in the house of Hisham bin Abu Abdullah, he would turn around in his bed until his wife brought a light for him. So she asked him why he felt anxious when the light went off and he replied, “When the light goes off, I remember the darkness of the grave.”

 

This is why AI-Mu’tasim used to say when he was dying, “If I knew that my life would be this short, I would not have committed what I committed.”

 

Also, Caliph AI-Muntasir said at the time of death, when he was wished well, “All will happen except being well! Life has gone away and the Hereafter has come.”

 

Ibn Mas’ud ~ once said: “The believer will not attain comfort until he meets ALLAH”

 

Life is Just like a dream that passes as fast as clouds. It is a mere hour of time that soon fades away. It is a journey that has already started and will soon come to an abrupt end.

 

 

Abdul Malik Al-Qasim

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[PDF] Abū Bakr’s Befitting Response to a Pagan or an Insult to Another’s Religion?


Critics of Islam often bring up issues that seem to be controversial without providing the proper context for the situation or how such a situation would have been viewed in light of Arab society at the time of the Prophet – peace be upon him. This leads to false information being spread and misleading impressions being given. One such issue is with the wording of a response that the Companion Abū Bakr to one of the pagans. These critics claim that Abū Bakr was unnecessarily insulting and insensitive to the other’s religion. This article will examine the context of this incident and explain how Abū Bakr’s statement would have been viewed by the Arabs during that particular time period.

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[PDF] Tafsir ibn Kathir


Tafsir al-Quran al-Azim, popularly Tafsir ibn Kathir is a classic Sunni Islam tafsir (commentary of the Quran) by Ibn Kathir. It is considered to be a summary of the earlier tafsir by al-Tabari, Tafsir al-Tabari. It is especially popular because it uses the hadith to explain each verse and chapter of the Quran.

 

 

Hafiz Ibn Kathir

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[E-book] Lying and envying


 

Allah has told us that on the Day of Resurrection nothing would help us except our truthfulness. He will make Kadhib (liar) in speech and· actions the flag by which the hypocrites will be distinguished. Everything that the Lord blames them with has originated within the lying of their speech and actions. So the truth or truthfulness is the mail of Faith, its guide, mount, drive, leader, adornment, and garment. It is the heart and the soul of Faith.

On the other hand, lying is the mail of disbelief and hypocrisy. It is their guide, mount, drive, leader, adornment, garment and heart. The relationship of Kadhib to Faith is like Shirk to Tauhid. Kadhib and Faith can never be together in the same place. If they meet, one of them will push the other out and take its place. Allah has not blessed any person with a blessing after Islam greater than truthfulness. It is actually the life and the survival of Islam. And Allah has never tried a person with something worse than Kadhib. Kadhib is indeed the disease that may spoil the
Faith.

Abdul Malik al-Qasim

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