This brief treatise outlines ways of increasing ones provision from Allah (swt) according to Quran and Sunnah.
Aqeedah - The Core Islamic Creed
This Book is for everyone who is searching within himself for answers about many questions: Who am I? Is there a purpose for my existence? Who is the True God? What is the True Road for Salvation? Is It Islam? If I become a Muslim what does it mean to me, my family and the society at large?Today many realize that all of the materialistic and secular progress produced a spiritual vacuum that led to social, economical, political and psychological problems. That is why people who used to say: “let us live this life and enjoy it.” or “hey! We don’t want to know about God”, are in search again.
Shaykh Abdullah Azzam writes, ‘Indeed, Allah has scales with which He attaches value to things, and people have different scales with which they attach value to things. Allah has scales that He wants to manifest on Earth as a way of life, as a system of life – scales that were considered something imaginary that would pass through the minds of the people, and have now become a reality in the form of manners, words, life, and movement.
About the Book: Addresses the fundamental question of existence: “Why are we here?” Compares the answers of various scriptures and philosophies and ends with a details discussion of the Islamic answer. The purpose of creation is a topic that puzzles every human being at some point in his or her lifetime. Everybody at some time or another asks themselves the question “Why do I exist?” or “For what purpose am I here on earth?”
The best knowledge that deserves to be known is knowing Allah. That is why I present to you, gentle and discerning reader, this humble attempt to try to know Allah, Glory be to Him. The topic of this book is an interesting yet intricate matter; discussing it is complex and not easy. But if I do delve in this subject, then I must ask Allah for His Aid and beg for His Forgiveness for any faults or mistakes I may possibly make; only Allah, Glory be to Him, has the perfect Ability to describe the true essence of the Exalted Self.
This book clearly and concisely presents the Islamic concept of Tawbah (repentance) and its viewpoint wherein salvation by faith and salvation by deeds are combined in a truly unique manner. A book that is relevant to every Muslim.
In this book the authors outlined a complete methodology for Islamic work in this day. From Aqeedah to Dawah to Jihad to Khilafah and Taqwa to Sabr, they have explained how all of these parts come together for the sole objective of every Muslim to seek the pleasure of Allah.
By the martyred Imam Abdullah Azzam (May Allah have Mercy upon him). The biggest problem facing Islam today is the lack of the sincere and truthful amongst those who are working for Allah, except for those few hidden, pious, and pure people who were made for leading nations, and were made for navigating the ship. Translated by Abu Sabaya.
Every Muslim knows that the key to Paradise is the statement, “There is none worthy of worship except Allaah.” Yet too many Muslims simply rely upon this statement and believe that as long as they have made this statement, nothing will harm them. They think they will be granted Paradise because of this mere verbal statement of the Shahadah. There is no question that the mere saying of,” I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger,” is not sufficient for salvation. In fact, the hypocrites used to make this statement quite often yet Allaah describes them as liars and says that they shall abide in the lowest abyss of the Hell-fire.
The book deals with the concept of Loving for the sake of Allah and hating for the sake of Allah. It was originally submitted for a Masters Degree at the Department of Aqeedah Umm al Qorah University in Makkah. The subject matter of this work is of paramount importance and utmost interest for two major reasons: Firstly, it is concerned with one of Islam’s main foundations, namely the qualities of al-wala’ wa’1-bara’, which are two major prerequisites of true faith: al-wala’ is a manifestation of sincere love for Allah, His prophets and the believers; al-bara’, on the other hand, is an expression of enmity and hatred towards falsehood and its adherents. Both are evidence of iman. Secondly, it has been written at a very crucial time: everything has become so mixed up that some Muslims are no longer aware of those qualities which distinguish the believers from the non-believers; their faith has become so weak that they have adopted patterns of behaviour that are absolutely repugnant to a sincere believer; they have taken the disbelievers as their friends, while displaying enmity towards many of the believers by disparaging their character and degrading them.