The History of the Qur’anic Text from Revelation to Compilation : A Comparative Study with the Old and New Testaments. The Qur’an reigns supreme in Muslim hearts as the most sacred of texts: a profusion of exalted ideas to rouse the mind, noble histories to stir the soul, universal truths to awaken the conscience and precise injunctions directing humanity to its own deliverance, all distilled into the melodious essence that is the Word of Allah. Through fourteen centuries Muslims have persevered in championing the text against corruption, memorising its every word and contemplating its every phrase, so that in our own times untold millions have enthusiastially committed each letter to heart.
It is a guide for learning to read the Arabic of the Qur’an in a simple way through transliteration without a teacher. After mastering this guide , one will be able to read Qur’an without any difficulty.
At the time the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Arabia was a relatively unknown and desolate place. Yet, within 23 short years, the entire region was transformed – from barren to Blessed; the land of the Arabs became the land of the Qur’an – a fountain of knowledge and light, forming a civilization that would be unmatched in its social, economic and political success. Miraculous.
Foreword from book, ‘ This is an English version of the book entitled Fada il-e-Qur’an originally written in Arabic by the Imam Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Wahab, an eminent Muslim Scholar, and translated into Urdu by Maulana Mahmud Ahmad Ghazanfar, Mab’uth, Dar al-Ifta, Government of Saudi Arabia. Strictly speaking it is not a literal rendering of the original; rather it is the presentation of the meaning of the original in easy English language; in presenting the meaning, however, an attempt has been made to be very close to the original. All footnotes are added by the Translator to clarify difficult phrases and words, and to provide the reader with more relevant information. It is hoped that this small book will be of great help to the Englishknowing reader in his understanding of the Holy Qur’an. I must record my sincere thanks to Maulana Ghazanfar for carefully going through the manuscript and making valuable suggestions for improving the rendering. May Allah accept this humble effort of a worker who is neither a well versed Scholar nor a reputed Writer, and forgive him for the mistakes and shortcomings due to his ignorance and lack of knowledge.Muhammad Iqbal Siddiqi.’
UPDATE: Unfortunately some of the Islamic publications like Darussalam Publications, ITS (Islamic Texts Society), etc. have demanded the removal of ebooks related to the books they sell and hence we won’t be able to offer this book for download anymore.
An Authentic Collection of the Qur’anic Information with Maps, Tables and Pictures This Atlas is new in its subject, a subject that has not been touched before. It helps whoever recites the Qur’an or studies it to specify the locations mentioned by the Noble Verses, and to mark those places of ancient people mentioned in the Qur’Gn. This is besides locating areas where the incidents of the prophetic Seerah occurred. Eventually the diligent reader will easily recognize those places, learn about them, and take heed of them while reciting.
This short book explains the necessity for the proper collection and distribution of Zakat. Zakaat al-Fitr is a kind of charity (sadaqah) that is obligatory at the time of breaking the fast of Ramadaan. The word zakaat is connected by idaafah (genitive structure in Arabic grammar) to fitr because the occasion of breaking the fast is the reason why this zakaat becomes obligatory.
“…During my visits to the West, and when I am being served meals on planes or in restaurants in Europe or America, I would find that I was very hesitant to eat the food, and I wanted very much to search for halal food and find that pure bite to eat in order to protect any part of my flesh from being nourished on haram, as the Fire is more deserving of every bit of flesh nourished on the haram…”
Before you is a complete translation of the book “Qiyaamu Ramadaan” (The Night Prayer in Ramadaan) written by Imaam Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee.This treatise is in essence an abridged version of one of Al-Albaanee’s other books, Salaat-ut-Taraaweeh, along with several additional points of benefit and a section on ‘Itikaaf. The book’s introduction also consists of a counter-refutation against those who replied to Al-Albaanee’s afore-mentioned book on Taraaweeh.
The main core of the book, however, contains a point-by-point discussion on the Night Prayer in Ramadaan, as well as the benefits and rulings of ‘Itikaaf, along with their evidences. The Arabic text for all ayaat and ahaadeeth have also been included in this edition so as to increase the benefit for those readers who wish to memorize the proofs.
This book contains the Arabic text for all of its narrations so as to make it an easy to study reference-guide.
About the Author:
Imaam Al-Albaanee was one if not the greatest scholars at the head of this century. Although he passed away in 1419, he left behind him a legacy of Islamic awareness and a mountain of knowledge in the form of books, lectures, verifications and scholarly research. This particular book is one of his smaller well-known works, may Allaah have mercy on him.
The legality of music and singing in the Islamic shari’ah (the divinely-revealed law) is an issue which is hotly debated among individuals and scholars in Islamic societies of our present day. Arriving at the correct view requires unbiased, scholarly research of the available literature which must be supported by authentic, decisive proof. A considerable amount has been said and written both for and against this subject, and the proliferation of doubt and confusion necessitates another more critical, meticulous analysis and assessment of this whole matter, in order for one to come to a clear, decisive conclusion which leaves not the least bit of doubt in the mind of the reader.
This is a treatise we have written concerning humility (Khushu’) and the hearts meekness and breaking (inkisar) before the Lord. The basic meaning of Khushu’, is the softness of the heart, its being gentle, still, submissive, broken, and yearning. When the heart is humble, so too is the hearing, seeing, heard, and face; indeed all the limbs and their actions are humbled, even speech. This is why the Prophet (saw) would say in his bowing (ruku), “My hearing, sight, bones, and marrow are humbled to You,” another narration has, “and whatever my foot carries.” One of the Salaf saw a man fidgeting in his prayer and remarked, ‘If the heart of this person was humble, so too would his limbs be.’ The source of the Khushu, that takes place in the heart is the gnosis of Allah’s greatness, magnificence, and perfection. Teh more gnosis a person has of Allah, the more Khushu’ he has. The greatest action of worship which manifests the Khushu, of the body to Allah is the prayer (Salaah). Allah has praised those who have Khushu’ in the prayer.