Tajweed Rules Of The Qur’an (3 Part Set)

Tajweed Rules Of The Qur’an (3 Part Set)

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Kareema Carol Czerepinski
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 92 | Size: 2 MB

Every single Muslim has to recite Qur’an in Salah but many of us do not realize that reciting the Qur’an correctly, observing the rules of recitation (tajweed) is not an advanced science for expert reciters alone, rather it is an obligation upon each and every one of us whenever we recite the Qur’an.

This set of 3 renowned books on learning the Tajweed rules of the Quran will help one to understand the tajwed rules and correct their recitation with the help of a teacher. Insha-Allah. It is also great Islamic schools & Quran teachers to teach their students.

The 3 books can also be purchased individually from the links under the related items section below (you can also see more info & sample pages from the individual books there).

This is a guide for studying tajweed. The student who uses this book is expected to have a basic grasp of Arabic before starting this course. The student should know all the Arabic letters and vowels and be able to read at an elementary level. This book is either for an English speaking student studying the Qura’an in an Arabic environment, but needing explanation of the Arabic terms in English, or a student studying the explanations of tajweed in English, but learning the basic concepts in Arabic so they may integrate into the Arabic terms and definitions throughout the book, since the science of tajwid is an Arabic science.

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Understand The Qur’an And Salah (Prayer)

Understand The Qur’an And Salah (Prayer)

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Abdul-Azeez Abdur-Raheem
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Begin to learn and understand the Qur’an – the easy way! Understand Salah and improve your relationship with Allah; Learn basic Arabic grammar using a new powerful method of TPI; and Through these learn 125 words that occur in the Qur’an 40,000 times.

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Choose Your Path

Choose Your Path

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Ayman Bin Baha Uddin Al-Siraj
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My need of knowing who created me , the aim of my existence, and where I am going to go is much more important than my need of food. Actually, having no food leads to death, and death will happen one day inevitably, but if there is a retribution after the death and I was not on the right path, I will lose Paradise and receive the punishment of the Creator.

Is there a Creator For This World?

The natural common sense (Fetrah) is the strongest evidence of the Creator’s existence . Allah the Al Mighty says: ((So set you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him) your face towards the religion (of pure Islâmic Monotheism) Hanîf (worship none but Allâh Alone). Allâh’s Fitrah (i.e. Allâh’s Islâmic Monotheism) with which He has created mankind. …)) Sûrat Ar-Rûm (The Romans) 30

This truth ,which all people agree on ,does not need any proof , because generally humankind agrees on the existence of the Creator who controls this universe. In fact, all people agree on the Creator’s existence except few of them. Here are some of the evidences that prove the Creator’s existence of this wide perfect universe.

First, the measurement of this universe cannot be described. The distance from the moon to the earth is 384,000 kilometers and the light of the moon reaches the earth in less than two seconds. Moreover, the galaxy is about 90,000 light-years across. Every light year is 10 trillion kilometers. This means that the measurement of our galaxy is 900,000 trillion Kilometers. Furthermore, there are millions of galaxies and stars far in the discovered space which need milliards of light years , so how much is this distance? and how much is the distance of the unknown space? In addition, the size of the earth is bigger than one trillion cubic kilometers. The sun is 1,3 million times the size of the earth. The volume of VY Canis Majoris is 9 billion times that of the sun . The volume of Andromeda is 1000 milliard milliard times that of sun.

So, who created this universe with its sky, earth , human beings, animals, and plants? Has it been found without a founder? Nothingness can find nothing because it is nothing! Or has this universe found itself by itself? If it has created itself , then it must had been there before it had created itself.

This is false because how can the doer be the object, and the Influential can be the effect, and the causative can be the cause? So, if it was there before its creation, how can it create? Allah the Al Mighty says: “Were they created by nothing? Or were they themselves the creators?” Sûrat At-Tûr (The Mount)35

Therefore, there must be a creator for the existence of the universe. Is it the Nature as some say? But the Nature is a part of the world and the world has not created itself, So how can this part create itself? Who created the nature? Why this nature cannot create any more as it has created itself in the past? How can nature gives the creatures the ability of reproduction controls this process ? If there is no control over the propagation , the locust , for example , will eat all the green plants on the earth during few years! If the universe has been created by chance , why does the system of this universe is still steady and has no mess and disorders? Moreover, is nature blind -as some say- and it creates mindlessly and randomly so, one who has nothing can give nothing. Who has no apple cannot give you an apple unless he got it. So , how can the nature grants human beings the mind while it has no one?! Furthermore, how can nature lead people to follow the right naturally by the natural common sense (Fetrah)? Even if it opposes their desires? Also, if one does not follow the right , his conscience scolds him _unless a bad change acquired to his natural common sense (Fetrah)_So how can this happen? If it has been said that the social habits leads people to grow up on good morals which leads them to blame themselves . Therefore, why did the society choose this habit if the morality is not a natural common sense (Fetrah)? So, who created this morality?? Does nature has any morals?

Is this fine, well-organized and systematic universe exists by chance as some have said? The chance is possible in some cases and impossible in others. Here is an example which is an evidence against the myth of the existence of this universe by chance, it is huge increase in the number of creators . For example, take ten papers , write a series numbers on each one from one to ten, put them in a box, and shake it well. Then , try to pick them from the box serially from one to ten without looking at them. The chance of picking the number one firstly is 1 to 10, the chance of picking the number one then the number two sequentially is 1 to 100 , and the chance of picking number one to number ten serially is 1 to 10,000,000. That means there is only one chance for a correct choice among 10,000,000 wrong times. This is to coordinate only ten numbers. What about the coordination of this perfect universe?

If the earth was smaller, its gravity would be less and it would not hold water and air in it as in the case with the moon. In contrast, if the size of earth is bigger, the gravity will increase and the life on the earth will be impossible. So, who determine this size of the earth? Is it the chance? If the earth is closer to the sun, it will be burned , and if the earth is farther, it will be frozen. Is it the chance which assign this perfect distance?

Moreover, the earth rotates around its axis at a rate of 1000 miles per hour. If it rotates at a rate of 100 miles per hour, the length of the day and the night will increase 10 times more than its currently length. Also, as a result, the plants will burn during the day and freeze at night. In contrast, if the rotation of the Earth about its axis increases up to 10,000 miles per hour, the length of the day and the night will be the tenth of its currently length.

If the thickness of the earth’s atmosphere is thinner than its currently thickness, the meteors will penetrate the earth’s outer sphere daily and they will fall down on the earth and will burn it. In contrast, if the thickness of the earth atmosphere is thicker than it is, the rays ,which animals and plants depend on and which kills the bacteria and produces vitamins, will disturb . In addition, If the sun shines with half of its currently light, we will freeze . In contrast, if it shines with more than half of its current light, we will be dust.

Moreover, the percentage of the oxygen in the air is 21%. If this percentage changes to 50%, all flammable materials in the world will become susceptible to ignition with the first spark of lighting. Similarly, if the percentage of the oxygen in the air reduces to 8%, many features of civilization which was discovered by man would not be possible such as fire. Regarding to animal and plants life , look at this amazing relationship between the oxygen and the carbon dioxide. Animals breath oxygen and breath out the carbon dioxide that plants need in order to live while the plants give the animals the oxygen. If this exchange does not exist, the animals use oxygen thus, man and animals will die and vice versa.

The reproduction of man is based on the existence of the sperm in the male and the ovum in the female. Then, the fetus is produced as a result of their union. Hence, why do female has an ovum and the male has a sperm? And why do they haven’t the same thing , why each one is vital to one other?

Moreover, the fetus has eyes before its exit from the womb although it does not need them inside the womb, but it is going to need them when it goes out of the womb. Also, the fetus has the hearing ability although it does not need it inside his mother’s womb. When a fetus is in a womb, the teeth have their roots. Besides that the fetus is provided with a respiratory system to use after his exit from the womb. This show that the creator of this fetus knows that he will go out of this womb to another world where he needs these organs and that why He provides him with them.

If it has been said that who has made the spacecraft and has designed the astronauts’ outfit is someone who had never been taught or knew nothing about knowledge, we won’t believe that, because he must has a data about the space ,temperature degrees, pressure, and etc… As well, the one who had created this fetus surely knows that it will go out from this womb to another environment where he will need these organs . That is why He provides him with them . It is not the chance , but He is Allah (God) the Creator , the Omniscient.

In Addition, the human body consists of cells where each one weighs part of a billionth of a gram. Each cell includes a nucleus which includes foreign bodies including chromosomes carrying the genes from parents to children and grandchildren.

Where are the genes in a cell that cannot be seen with a naked eye? How do the instructions transport? Who does issue them to specify the color of hair, eyes, height, facial features , the way he walks , mood, bones, muscles, fingers, nails, and the genetic diseases…etc There is no doubt that cells are forced to change their shape and nature to fore full the needs of the creature. Some of cells are for flesh , some are for skin, some are part of the formation of the right ear or the left ear, and so on.

Hundreds of thousands cells look like they are been pushed to do the right thing at the right time in the right place. The truth is that cells are obedient. No doubt that these operations are an expression of the divine power. Human body includes 50 trillion cells. Each cell contains 46 chromosomes. Each chromosome contains more than fifty thousand genes. The number of the genes that cause the individual differences between people is” one hundred fifteen with eighteen zeros on its right (115,000,000,000,000,000,000)”.

Who is the Creator of this world ?

There is no sense in saying that this universe has existed by chance versus billions and billions of possibilities which emphasize that this universe does not exist by chance. What has been mentioned above about the series of numbers from one to ten is an example. In addition, what is the percentage of chance to write a perfect book in math by typing on a keyboard randomly by an infant? No doubt that this is impossible . What about the possibility of the existence of this universe by chance?

Here is another example about the possibility of the formation of a protein molecule by chance. Actually, each protein molecule is composed of five compounds (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulphur ). The number of atoms that make up the protein molecule is around forty thousand atoms. As of 2008, there are 117 known elements in the nature which are distributed randomly. Accordingly, the possibility of this composition between the five compounds to form only one protein molecule is one to (one with 196 zeros on the right) which is unuttered number.

All that are for the formation of one protein molecule only. Thus, how could we scientifically imagine the possibility of all biological, physiological, geological, astronomical combinations, and others in this universe by chance or without a wise and a creator? Suppose that this protein molecule has been formed by chance. Therefore, who can put the great secret in this molecule which is the spirit? Allah the Al mighty says: ((And they ask you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him) concerning the Ruh (The spirit); Say:” The Ruh (The spirit) is one of the things, the knowledge of which is only with my lord. And of knowledge , you (mankind) have been given only a little.”)) Surat Al- Isra (The Journey By Night)XVII 85 Allah the Al mighty says: (( This is the creation of Allah. So show Me that which those (whom you worship) besides Him have created. Nay, the Zalimun ( polytheists, wrongdoers and those who do not believe in the oneness of Allah) are in plain error.)) Surat Lugman (Lugman) 11 Allah the Al mighty says: (( O mankind! A similitude has been coined, so listen to it (carefully): Verily, those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create (even) a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatches away a thing from them, they will have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are (both) the seeker and the sought.)) Surat Al Hajj (The Pilgrimage)73

All what have been mentioned above indicate that the life system is not a messy one, but in fact, it is a proposed and planned system. Also, the weak possibility of their claim is impossible. Actually , who brought the life in this living creature?

Accordingly, this universe must have a creator who has a great power that enable Him to create this universe . Moreover, He must has knowledge , wisdom, and life. Also, He exists without any need of any one. He is the Creator and He is a Single God.

If there were two Gods of the universe , they must be both a live , able, knowing , willing and able to choose. The two who are able to choose can choose differently, because each one is not forced to conform on the other’s choice. Hence, if one of them wants something against the other’s desire, compulsorily, one of them will achieve his desire without the other. The one who cannot achieve his desire is unable. In fact, the unable cannot be a god.

If there were more than one creator, then would be more than one god. This would lead to the imperfection of heavens and earth. Also, heavens and earth would be out of their system, because the interests would conflict, each god would want to prevail over the other, each god would want to be the one who command and forbid, each god would take away what he had created, and each would try to overcome the other!

Allah the Al Mighty says: ((Had there been therein (in the heavens and the earth) alilhah (gods) besides Allah, then verily, both would have been ruined. Glorified is Allah, the Lord of the Throne, (High is He) above all that (evil) they associate with Him!)) Al Anbiya (The Prophets) XXI ,22

Allah the Al Mighty says: (( Say (O Muhammad Peace be upon him) to these polytheists, pagans ): ” If there had been other alihah (gods) along with Him as they assert, then they would certainly have sought out a way to the Lord of the Throne (seeking His Pleasures and to be near to Him) )) Al-Isra (The Journey by Night) XVII,42

Allah the Al mighty says: (( No son (or offspring) did Allah beget, nor is there any ilah (god) along with Him. (If there had been many gods), then each god would have been taken away what he had created, and some would have tried to overcome others! Glorified is Allah above all that they attribute to Him!)) Surat Al Mu’minun (The Believers)XXIII 91

If someone says: ” I believe in the existence of the Creator and the controller of this universe, but who is the founder of this Creator?” If we agree with this, we would end up with that Allah is the founder of the world, because if something had found Him , so who would found His founder? and so on… till we conclude that there must be a founder of the universe who is Allah.

As a result, we all agree on the existing of God for this universe ,and that this God has no founder. Also, we agree on that He is characterized by the attributes of perfection whereas some of this God’s Attributes can be recognized by our minds and some cannot be recognized without Allah’s messengers who He has sent to us to explain our Creator’s Attributes and to clarify the right way of worship him.

Choose Your Path: This book divided into five chapters; as follows:

Chapter I: Where Am I Come from? Proof God is One and only.
Chapter II: Proving Prophet Muhammad\’s Prophethood
Chapter III: Some Characteristics of Islam
Chapter IV: The Result According to Belief or Disbelief
Chapter V: What Is Next? Concluded this book with an answer.

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My Lord, I Love You

My Lord, I Love You

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Anonymous
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Have you ever tried in a moment of serenity to say sincerely, ‘I love you, my Lord?’ Have you ever uttered it from the bottom of your heart?

You may take this matter lightly and say, ‘What is all the fuss about? We all love Allah The Almighty, and it is very easy for us to say so.’ However, I believe that if you have ever experienced this closely, you would not say so. Claims like these are very easy to make, but the real question is: do the words truly spring from the bottom of your heart? Do you love Allah The Almighty wholeheartedly? Do you love Him in such a way that your love preoccupies you from anything other than Him?

I asked some of my brothers in Islam to enact this experiment for a week and to write down their notes while trying to urge their hearts to utter this declaration without deception or lying, and to avoid saying with their tongues what is not really in their hearts. The results were as I expected: most of them failed to utter the words, and wrote, “Whenever I tried to utter it I felt that I was a liar; I only managed to utter it sincerely once.”

Indeed, the matter requires sincerity and transparency, as well as practical application of this love.

‘Abbaad ibn Mansoor, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “During the lifetime of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, some people claimed that they loved Allaah The Almighty, but Allaah The Almighty wanted them to translate this claim into action. So, Allaah The Exalted Says (what means): {Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allaah, then follow me, [so] Allaah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allaah is Forgiving and Merciful.} [Quran 3:31]“

Likewise, the Jews and the Christians claimed that they are the children and beloved ones of Allaah The Almighty: {But the Jews and the Christians say, “We are the children of Allaah and His beloved.”} [Quran 5:18], but Allaah The Almighty Says to them (what means): {Say, “Then why does He punish you for your sins?” Rather, you are human beings from among those He has created. He forgives whom He wills, and He punishes whom He wills.} [Quran 5:18]

In this verse, Allaah The Almighty refers to the fact that love has certain signs, including the fact that one does not punish those whom he loves. Hence, the absence of these signs means that the claim of being loved by Allaah The Almighty is false.

If you truly love Allaah The Almighty, then provide the evidence. Where is the evidence of your true love for Allaah The Almighty?

How can we claim that we love Allaah The Almighty and then disobey Him?

You may inquire, ‘Does love for Allaah The Almighty mean that one must be sinless?’

The answer is “no”. We are not infallible, because we are neither prophets nor angels, but love for Allaah The Almighty makes one repent quickly and return to his Lord constantly. Hence, when you see such a person, he would appear as if he is sinless.

Ash-Sha‘bi, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “If Allaah The Almighty loves a slave, his sins would not harm him.”

‘Abdul-Rahmaan ibn Zayd ibn Aslam, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “Allaah The Exalted may love His slave to the extent that He may say to him, ‘Go and do whatever you want, and I have forgiven it in advance.’”

The meaning is that Allaah The Exalted will guide such a slave to sincere repentance, and the acts that expiate any sins he commits, until he becomes sinless. If this were the only benefit of gaining the love of Allaah The Almighty, it would have been sufficient.

My dear brother and sister in Islam,

Do you really want to love Allaah The Almighty and to be loved by Him?

Do you really aspire to this love that will quench your thirst forever?

Are you ready to do whatever it takes to attain this great honor?

Do you want a remedy for your heart to stop committing sins and misdeeds?

Have you fallen into an unsuccessful love affair that has affected you psychologically and left unforgettable painful traces in your heart?

Do you suffer from the evil of this world and its blights and aspire to gain divine protection and care?

Do you wish to enter Paradise while you are still on earth, to taste real happiness when you find the sweetness of faith inside your heart?

If that is how you feel, then come with us on this faith-boosting journey in the gardens of the “love for Allaah”, hoping that we will be able to plant this great meaning in our hearts.

How can we not love our Lord?

My dear brother and sister in Islam,

Whenever you find that your soul is driven to sins and evades good deeds; or loves misguidance and swerves from the right path; or loves what you know angers Allaah The Exalted and neglects or even hates what Allaah The Almighty loves, then you should know that this trial is mainly caused by your ignorance about Allaah The Almighty.

That is because if you really knew Allah The Exalted, you would love Him sincerely and fear Him in a manner that befits him.

If a slave knew his Lord through His most beautiful Names and Attributes, even for a moment, he would fear Him, because He is severe in penalty. However, He would also aspire to His mercy, as He is the Beneficent, the Merciful.

However, the problem is that we do not glorify our Lord in the manner that is due to Him. Allaah The Exalted Says (what means): {They have not appraised Allaah with true appraisal. Indeed, Allaah is Powerful and Exalted in might.} [Quran 22:74]

Hence, the feet slip into sins and deviate from the right path.

Ignorance about Allaah The Almighty is the cause of all sins, because whoever disobeys Allaah The Exalted is certainly ignorant, just as whoever obeys Him is knowledgeable. This is because when one knows Allaah The Almighty and realizes His glory, pride and loftiness, he will fear and never disobey Him.

It was said, “If people had contemplated the greatness of Allaah The Almighty, they would have never disobeyed Him, because fear of Allaah The Exalted is sufficient knowledge, while underestimating the wrath of Allaah The Exalted comprises limitless ignorance.”

Is there any sweetness or delight in a sin that will cause loss and deprivation? What will benefit you if you lose your Lord? Who will compensate you if you are deprived of the mercy of your Lord that encompasses everything?

O you who knew the path of Allaah The Exalted and then deviated from it, what affliction can be graver than yours? Allaah The Exalted Says (what means): {O you who have believed, whoever of you should revert from his religion – Allaah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him} [Quran 5:54]

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Every Soul Shall Taste Death

Every Soul Shall Taste Death

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Shaykh Alee Hasan Abdul Hameed
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All praise is for Allaah. We praise Him, seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness. We seek Allaah’s refuge from the evils of ourselves and from our evil actions. Whomsoever Allaah guides then none can misguide him, and whomsoever Allaah misguides then none can guide him. I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah alone, having no partners, and I testify that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger.

Before you, O Muslim, is a small treatise containing noble Aayaat of the Qur’aan, authentic sayings of the Prophet and selected Sharee’ah rulings.

Despite its small size, it comprises of that which the Muslim should know about death, the admonition it provides us with, and the encouragements and warnings related to it, as well as its effect upon the life of the Muslim.

It contains an abridgement of much of what is reported in the Book of Allaah, the One free and far removed from all defects and the Most High, and what is authentically reported from the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger with regard to Islamic regulations about funerals and related matters, whilst explaining the correct view where there is a difference of opinion amongst the scholars. These rulings are quoted without mentioning the evidences, discussion of the topic or quotations of the details from the books of fiqh, in order to make the book easy to read and to avoid making it lengthy.

The aim of this treatise is to make it easy to refer to the fiqh regulations concerning funerals when death occurs, which is something inevitable whether sooner or later, since it is a fact that the books written about this – being excellent but large – are difficult to refer to for the common Muslim, and even for the educated or the student of knowledge, particularly when the misfortune strikes and the hearts are preoccupied!

Finally, I ask Allaah, the Most Great, that He directs all the Muslims to the following of the Book of Allaah, He the One far removed and free from all defects, and the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger in all affairs in their lives, indeed He is the Hearing, and the One Who responds. And our final call is that all praise is for Allaah, Lord of the Worlds.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

قُلۡ هَـٰذِهِۦ سَبِيلِىٓ أَدۡعُوٓاْ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ عَلَىٰ بَصِيرَةٍ أَنَا۟ وَمَنِ ٱتَّبَعَنِى‌ۖ وَسُبۡحَـٰنَ ٱللَّهِ وَمَآ أَنَا۟ مِنَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكِينَ

Say (O Muhammad SAW): “This is my way; I invite unto Allâh (i.e. to the Oneness of Allâh – Islâmic Monotheism) with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me (also must invite others to Allâh i.e to the Oneness of Allâh – Islâmic Monotheism with sure knowledge). And Glorified and Exalted is Allâh (above all that they associate as partners with Him). And I am not of the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh; those who worship others along with Allâh or set up rivals or partners to Allâh).” Soorah Yoosuf (12):108

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لَا تُلۡهِكُمۡ أَمۡوَٲلُكُمۡ وَلَآ أَوۡلَـٰدُڪُمۡ عَن ذِڪۡرِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ وَمَن يَفۡعَلۡ ذَٲلِكَ فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡخَـٰسِرُونَ – وَأَنفِقُواْ مِن مَّا رَزَقۡنَـٰكُم مِّن قَبۡلِ أَن يَأۡتِىَ أَحَدَكُمُ ٱلۡمَوۡتُ فَيَقُولَ رَبِّ لَوۡلَآ أَخَّرۡتَنِىٓ إِلَىٰٓ أَجَلٍ۬ قَرِيبٍ۬ فَأَصَّدَّقَ وَأَكُن مِّنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ – وَلَن يُؤَخِّرَ ٱللَّهُ نَفۡسًا إِذَا جَآءَ أَجَلُهَا‌ۚ وَٱللَّهُ خَبِيرُۢ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ

O you who believe! Let not your properties or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allâh. And whosoever does that, then they are the losers. (9) And spend (in charity) of that with which We have provided you, before death comes to one of you and he says: “My Lord! If only You would give me respite for a little while (i.e. return to the worldly life), then I should give Sadaqah (i.e. Zakât) of my wealth , and be among the righteous [i.e. perform Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah)] and other good deeds. (10) And Allâh grants respite to none when his appointed time (death) comes. And Allâh is All-Aware of what you do. (11) Soorah al-Munaafiqoon (63): 9-11

The Messenger of Allaah said: “Remember much that which cuts off pleasures:

Death. Since no one remembers it in times of difficulty except that things are made easy for him, nor mentions it at times of ease except that the affairs become constricted for him.” Saheehul-Jaami’us-Sagheer, no.1222

CONTENTS:

Introduction

Chapter 1 – Admonition

A Reminder
Noble Aayaat
Prophetic Ahaadeeth
The Unexpected Occurs

Chapter 2 – Funeral Regulations

Regulations for the Sick
At the Point of Death
After Death
Permissible Actions for the Close Relatives and Others who are Present
What is not Allowed for them
Announcing the Death in a Permissible Manner
Signs of a Good End to One’s Life
People’s Praise of the Deceased
Washing the Deceased
Shrouding the Body
The Funeral Procession
The Funeral Prayer
Burial and Related Matters
Giving Condolences to the Relatives and Advising them to Bear the Loss with Patience
Actions which will Benefit the Deceased
Visiting the Graves and Related Matters
Actions Conflicting with the Sharee’ah and Acts of Innovation (Bid’ah)

Chapter 3 – The Will as Prescribed in the Sharee’ah

Conclusion

Glossary

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What You Must Believe About Your Creator

What You Must Believe About Your Creator

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Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saleh al-Uthaimeen
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(adapted from the book, ‘Aqeedah at-Tawheed’ by Shaikh Saleh ibn Fawzan ibn Abdullah al-Fawzan)

‘Al-Aqeedah (faith)’ is what a person takes as a religion. It is said, ‘He has a good Aqeedah’ meaning,’ He is protected from doubts.’

Aqeedah is an action of the heart – which is to believe and affirm something in the heart.

“The Sharee’ah is divided into two parts; Beliefs and Actions.

(a) Beliefs are issues that are not related to how an act is performed such as belief in the Lordship of Allah, the obligation to worship Allah (alone) and belief in the other afore-mentioned pillars of Eeman (faith). These are called Asliyah – the basic foundation.

(b) The latter part consists of issues related to how actions are performed like Salaat (prayer), Zakaat (charity), Sawm (fasting) and other rulings with regards to actions. These are termed as Far’eyyah – the branches, because their soundness or corruption is based upon the beliefs.

The correct Aqeedah is thus the foundation upon which the religion is based. It is the correct Aqeedah with which the actions are set aright as the Most High said, “So, whoever hopes for the meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord.” [Soorah al-Kahf (18): 110]

“Indeed, it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) as it was to those (Prophets) before you, ‘If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers.” [Soorah az-Zumar (39): 65]

“So, worship Allah (alone) by performing religious deeds sincerely for His sake. Surely, the religion is for Allah only.” [Soorah Zumar (39): 2]

These verses and numerous other narrations that have been related in this regard confirm that actions are not accepted unless they are free from Shirk (polytheism/associating partners with Allah).

It was therefore the main concern of the Messengers (alaihimus-salaam) to rectify the beliefs first.

Sole worship of Allah and abandonment of worship to anything other than Him was their primary call as the Most High says, “Verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming), ‘Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid the Taghoot (everything that is worshiped other than Allah).” [Soorah An-Nahl (16): 36]

The first issue addressed by every Prophet was, “Worship Allah! You have no other Ilah (deity worthy of being worshiped) but Him.” [Soorah al-A’raf (7): 59, 65, 73, 85]

It was said by Nuh, Hood, Saleh, Suhaib (alaihimus-salaam) and all the other Prophets (alaihimus-salaam) to their nations. After being bestowed with Prophethood, the Messenger of Allah (sallallahi alaihi wa-sallam) stayed in Mecca for thirteen years calling people to Tawheed and rectifying their Aqeedah because Aqeedah is the foundation upon which the entire structure of the Deen stands.

The Duaat (callers to the religion of Allah) and those who seek to guide others during every age followed the example of the Messengers and the Prophets who initiated their call with Tawheed (Oneness of Allah’s worship) and correction of Aqeedah, and subsequently focusing upon the remaining commandments of the Deen (religion).”

This book comprehensively explains Tawheed in the words of Shaikh ibn Saleh al-Uthaimeen (rahimahullah) from the book, ‘Sharh Hadeeth Jibra’eel’.

Appendix adapted from the book, ‘Aqeedah at-Tawheed’ by Shaikh Saleh ibn Fawzan ibn Abdullah al-Fawzan (hafidhhullah)

Contents:

Foreword
The Sources of Aqeedah and the Manhaj (way) of the Salaf in deriving and learning it
Causes of Deviation
Means of Avoiding Deviation

What you must believe about your Creator

Faith in Allah’s Existence
Intellectual Proof for the Existence of Allah
Senses and experiences prove the Existence of Allah
The Fitrah proves the Existence of Allah.
(Divine) Religions prove the Existence of Allah
Faith in Allah’s Existence

Faith in the Oneness of Allah’s Lordship
Tawheed ar-Rububiyah necessitates Tawheed al-Uluhiyah

Faith in the Oneness of Allah’sWorship
Meaning of al-Ibadah
Allah created everything for the purpose of worship
Misunderstandings in defining al-Ibadah
Two misguided groups regarding the issue of Ibadah
Pillars of the CorrectWorship

Faith in the Oneness of Allah’s Names
and Attributes
The Prohibition of Tamtheel
The Prohibition of Takyeef

Appendix.
Meaning of the two testimonies
Pillars of the two testimonies
Conditions of the two testimonies
Prerequisites of the two testimonies
Nullifiers of the two testimonies
Legislation (Tashree’) is the (sole) Right of Allah.
Manhaj (way) of the Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah concerning the Names and Attributes of Allah
Refuting those, who deny all the Attributes of Allah or deny some of them

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We Believe In All The Prophets And The Messengers

We Believe In All The Prophets And The Messengers

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Shaikh Saleh ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan
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Proofs of Prophet-hood:

– The Truthful Prophet is distinguished from a false claimant in many ways

– Differentiating between Miracles and unusual acts of the sorcerers

Infallibility of the Prophets:

– Refuting those who say that the Prophets are liable to approve sins

– Refuting those who say that the Prophets are infallible from committing any form of sins

Al-isra wal-Me’raaj:

– Description of al-Isra wal-Me’raaj from the texts

– Did the Prophet travel (al-isra) with his body and soul or his soul only?

– Was al-Me’raaj (Prophet’s Ascension) repeated?

Universality of the Message of Prophet Muhammad and refuting those who deny it.

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