Written by one of the most outstanding scholars of the 20th century, Islamic Manners is a vital book that exemplifies the sublime Islamic Personality. Shaykh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah (1917 – 1997) was a leading scholar in the field of hadith and strove not only in narrating prophetic traditions but also making it a living reality. This book discusses essential adab (manners) and covers the following areas: the scope of Islamic manners, importance of appearance, entering and leaving a house, the manners of visiting, the manners of conversation, social manners, communicating with non-Muslims, the manners of eating, weddings, visiting the sick and condolences
Before you is a chapter from the great book “Al-Adhkaar” of the great scholar of the seventh century, Abu Zaakariyaa Yahyaa bin Sharaf An-Nawawee. This is a very beneficial chapter entitled “Hifdh-ul-Lisaan” [Guarding the Tongue] The original source, Al-Adhkaar, is one of the prize works of Imaam An-Nawawee in which he compiles and discusses the texts related to what is recommended and forbidden from speech, focusing on adhkaar (words of remembrance) and ad’iyyah (supplications). In the last part of the book, as he explains, Imaam An-Nawawee devotes a chapter to what is forbidden and disliked from speech, such as backbiting, gossiping, and slander, bringing the evidences from the Qur’aan and Sunnah on the obligation of guarding the tongue from evil speech.
In recent times, this great work was verified by Saleem bin ‘Eid Al-Hilaalee and printed in two volumes. For the sake of making this E-Book a source for easy reading and benefit, the verifications of ahaadeeth have been abridged to just the mention of their grade, source references, and a brief discussion on some of them, where necessary.
We advise every sincere Muslim to read and benefit from the words on this very important topic, which many Muslims are neglectful about. And we advise them to reflect sincerely on the evidences so that they can beware of falling into sinful speech.
This is a very beautiful pocket-size booklet consisting of many authentic dua’s (supplications) for a Muslim to suplicate on a daily basis and on speciall occasions.
The issue of the deeds of the hearts is an immensely important subject, and this is why many scholars have written countless books on the subject – in order to remind and encourage people to perform them. These deeds require sacrifice and exertion because one’s salvation is dependant on them; moreover, the deeds of the limbs will not be performed if these of the heart are absent. Reliance upon Allaah is something that has an immense impact on a person; it is an implication of belief and is one of the finest deeds and acts of worship by which the slave can draw close to Allaah, the All-Merciful; It is one of the highest ranks of Islaamic monotheism because nothing can occur except through one relying and depending upon Allaah for it to do so.
In his book Zad Almi’aad, Imam Ibn Qayem al-jawzyah speaks about the Prophet Muhammad (s). He tells us about his way in prayer, his conduct (regarding many things: travels, non-Muslims, visiting, choosing polite words and expressions, pilgrimage, charity, etc.), his battles, his judgments, ad his rulings on marriage and such relevant matters.
This Islamic guide is for non-Muslims who would like to understand Islam, Muslims (Moslems), and the Holy Quran (Koran). It is rich in information, references, bibliography, and illustrations. It has been reviewed and edited by many professors and well-educated people. It is brief and simple to read, yet contains much scientific knowledge. It contains the whole book, A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam, and more.
Tafsir of Ibn Kathir is among the most renowned and accepted explanation of the Qur’an in the entire world. In it one finds the best presentation of Hadiths, history, and scholarly commentary.
“An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur’aan” presents a detailed and through explanation of the sciences related to the history, understanding and implementation of the Qur’aan.
“For those of you who wish to embark on the praiseworthy path of memorising Qur’aan, the path which all the scholars and students of knowledge had first taken, this project will insha’Allaah aim to fully translate a very useful (albeit small) book titled ‘Asbaab al-Mu’eena ‘alaa Hifdh al-Qur’aan’ written to ease the memorisation of Qur’aan, containing practical tips as well as verses and ahadeeth speaking of the virtues of hifdh and the huffaadh.” Sister Farhia Yahya has just finished this project of translating this book in English. It’s an excellent resource for anyone who is serious about memorizing the Qur’an and it’s now available to us in English!
This article, which appeared in Urdu under the title Musalmanon per Qur’an-e-Majeed Kay Huqooq, is based on two addresses delivered by Dr. Israr Ahmad to the Congregations in Jami‘ah Khazra, Samanabad (Lahore) on two consecutive Fridays in January 1968, at a time when the Muslims of Pakistan were celebrating the 1400th anniversary of the commencement of the Revelation of the Holy Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Hence the translation now appears under the title The Obligations Muslims Owe to the Qur’an. This translation has already been published in the form of an article by the All Pakistan Islamic Education Congress in a recent issue of their journal Islamic Education under the title: “What Does the Qur’an Demand from its Followers?” and now, through their courtesy and cooperation, it is reappearing under a new title in the form of a regular booklet.