This treatise was written several hundred years ago to the inhabitants of a town where the Imam stayed for a period of time. It was and still remains an invaluable work Muslims who follow the Hanbali School of Thought, detailing as it does many common errors made during prayers, some of which are serious enough to invalidate the act of worship.
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This book offers the only detailed presentation available in English of the theory of Muslim law (usul al-fiqh). Often regarded as the most sophisticated of the traditional Islamic disciplines, Muslim jurisprudence is concerned with the way in which the rituals and laws of religion are derived from the Qur’an and the Sunna — the precedent of the Prophet. Principles avoids the use of unnecessary technical expressions and endeavors to use Western legal terms whenever these are appropriate, while remaining close to the Arabic sources.
A translation of the classical manual of Islamic Sacred Law (Shari’ah) `Umdat as-Salik by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri (d. 769/1386), in Arabic with facing English text, commentary and appendices edited and translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller.
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The Mukhtasar al-Quduri is one of the most celebrated and influential treatises in any Muslim school of methodology and thought and is the foundation for the Hanafi school. It is boththe first source for scholars and a manual for the general reader.
The Laws of Shariah according to the school (Madhab) of Imam Shafii. This book is suitable for a Muslim whether he or she is an ordinary householder, worshipper, a spouse concerned with marriage, divorce or maintenance, or an administrator of waqf, a testator, a trader, cultivator, joint stock holder. a lawyer, a judge, employer, employee, trustee, or a student of commerce, a donar of gift, a guardian.
A brief summary of Shafiee Fiqh, the contents page reads as follows: Elements Of Islam, Islamic Laws, Taharah, Najasat, Istinja, Wudhoo, Ghusl, Tayammum, Naidh and Nifaas, Salaah, Arkaan-us-Salaah, Pre-Sunan of Salah.
It is better for all of us to ponder deeply about out future and about our eternal life which is everlasting. We are expected to devote some time in this to ponder what will occur in the life to come.
The Day of Judgment is the day on which all creation will meet, fully and fairly, the reward for how they conducted themselves in this life. It is a day which is different from all other days. It will come, sooner or later. But some questions must be raised: Are we fully prepared and aware of this day? What are its signs and horrors? When will it come? What will it look like?
Sheikh Muhammad bin ‘Uthaymeen, may Allah have mercy on him, gave a sermon describing the signs and horrors of such a day.
May Allah I save us and make us steadfast on the right path till the Day of Judgment.
This is a concise book on the transient nature of this world; beautified for us by the things we covet; women, children, and wealth in general. These passing pleasures and temporary joys are made insignificant by Allah (swt) when He describes to us the extreme beauty of the Home of the Hereafter in the Qur’an.
So whoever is well-focused and is contented with his provision in this life will obtain this supreme reward.
This book is therefore a brief reminder and a source of strength for those who are true in faith, word, and deed.
Imam Ibn Rajab al Hanbali (736 – 795 AH) He was the noble Imaam, the Haafidh, the Critic, Zayn-ud-Deen ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Ahmad bin ‘Abdir-Rahmaan bin al-Hasan bin Muhammad bin Abil-Barakaat Mas’ood As-Salaamee Al-Baghdaadee (due to his place of birth), Al-Hanbalee (due to his madh-hab), Ad-Dimashqee (due to his place of residence and death). His kunyah was Abul-Faraj, and his nickname was Ibn Rajab, which was the nickname of his grandfather who was born in that month (of Rajab).
He was born in Baghdad in 736H and was raised by a knowledgeable family, firmly rooted in knowledge, nobility and righteousness. His father played the greatest role in directing him towards the beneficial knowledge.
Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab, may Allaah have mercy on him, was deeply attached to the works of Shaikh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah, for he would issue legal rulings according to them and would constantly reference his books. This is since he served as a student under Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, the most outstanding student of Shaikh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah, may Allah have mercy on all of them. But in spite of this, he (rahimahullaah) wasn’t a blind follower or a fanatical adherent (to his teacher). Rather, he would review, authenticate, verify and follow the evidences.
Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab, may Allaah have mercy on him passed to the realm of the Akhira in Ramadaan, 795H. He died while in Damascus.
Questions abound about what happens after death. In Western societies, in particular, there is a great deal of speculation on these matters. Muslims, however, have answers to these questions. Islam tells us what we can expect when we have finally make our exit from this world ; we are also given ample guidance as to how we may best prepare ourselves and earn the rewards of Paradise in the Hereafter . In this book, Husayn al-æAwayishah outlines the Islamic teaching on death and the grave . It is an essential reading for any Muslim who wants to know more about this topic from the authentic sources of Islam.