[E-book] A glimpse at the beauty of Islam


Islam has changed the lives of countless millions of people, yet remains unknown or misunderstood to many more millions. Islam needs no salesman, it only needs to be presented and understood. Islam itself will convince those who are open minded to the truth, the publication is a summary of different facts of Islam which are briefly and beautifully introduced. Every aspect and every perspective of it gives guidance and wisdom. What is relevant to the people of our time and what was relevant to the people more than one thousand four hundred years ago, what is relevant to Africans and what is relevant to the North Americans, and what is the relevant to the worker and what is relevant to the intellectual, what is the relevant to all the diversities present on our planet is addressed by only one reality and that is Islam. Something for all times and all places, a master key that fits every lock. That’s what Islam is.

 

 

Darussalam Publishers
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 104 | Size: 32.2 MB

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[E-book] Atlas of the Islamic conquest


History is a mirror of the past days and nights of nations and communities. Hence the History of Islam is not only a mirror of the fourteen centuries of the Muslim Ummah but it also signifies the best Human Civilization on the face of the earth. So a stark necessity arises to acquaint new generation of Muslim Ummah with great intellectual and political leaders and renowned personalities along with such men of achievements and valiant heroes who defeated false forces in the battle fields in order to propagate the true religion in those lands where darkness and ignorance prevailed.

“Atlas of the Islamic Conquests” has been prepared in view of the same lofty aim. In it are events of consecutive days, months & years of major Islamic Conquests, starting from the period of first Caliph Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA) to the reign of Ottoman Caliph Murad 3, have been described, with full color maps and unique snaps, in such a manner that the reader goes along with them and comes across wonderful historical happenings and new secrets of History are disclosed.

Make a thorough study of “Atlas of Islamic Conquests” yourself and motivate your children, kith and kin and friends to study it. This unique Atlas, having intrinsic and apparent beauty, is masterpiece of history and research and rich presentation for English readers.

 

 

Ahmed Adil Kalam
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 492 | Size: 384 MB

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[E-book] Men & The Universe – Reflections Of Ibn Qayyim


Reflections of Ibn Qayyim. 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.

 

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Anas Abdul-Hameed Al-Qoz
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[PDF] A view through Hijab


In the beginning of the 1990’s when I embraced Islam in France, the controversy surrounding the wearing of hijab in school was an extremely heated issue. The French were faced with economic problems which had resulted in high unemployment and social insecurity. This was predominantly felt in the big cities. The immigrant population, especially from Muslim countries, was seen as one of the causes of unemployment. The sight of hijab in their towns and schools aggravated already negative attitudes towards Muslims. The majority of people thought that allowing students to wear hijab was against the public education system’s principle of neutrality on religion. I had not yet become a Muslim, and I did not understand why the schools were so concerned over a mere piece of cloth worn on a student’s head. Observing the hijab from the outside, I also did not understand its significance to Muslims. But I considered that in maintaining neutrality in matters of religion, the schools should still respect a student’s beliefs and his performance of religious duties. As long as this expression did not disturb the school’s discipline, it should be not be prohibited.

 

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Khaula Nakata

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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] 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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[E-book] Islamic principles and rules of debate- Sh. Saleh Abdullah ibn Humaid


 

The main · objectives of a debate are the substantiation of truth with proof and the refutation of doubts and fallacious statements and propositions.

It follows that debate should be held with the sincere cooperation of the debaters to unveil truth and state it to his partner correctly. A participant ought to work for revealing to his partner what the latter fails to perceive, and to follow the correct methods of inference to arrive at truth.

AI-Thahabi says in this connection: “A debate is only justified to unveil truth, so that the more knowledgeable should impart knowledge to the less knowledgeable, and to stimulate a weaker intellect.”

Besides the main objectives, there are secondary or supportive objectives of debate. Some of these objectives are listed below:

– · A general preliminary objective is getting acquainted with the other party’s or parties’ point-of View.
– Reaching a compromise that satisfies all the concerned parties

– Investigating broad-mindedly for bringing into play all the diverse approaches and conceptualizations, with a view to ensuring better and more feasible results, even if in later debates.

Islamic principles and rules of debate

Sh. Saleh Abdullah ibn Humaid

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