Muhammad Mitwalli al-Sha’rawi

Muhammad Mitwalli al-Sha’rawi

Muhammad Mitwalli al-Sha’rawi

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sha’rawi was born in a middle class
family in the village of Daqadus in Egypt. Educated at the famours
Al Azhar University where Scholars where scholars such contributed
Shaykh Ahmad Yusuf Nagati, Shaykh Ahmad `Imara, Shaykh Ibrahim
Hamrush, Saykh Muhammad Mustafa al-Maraghi. Shaykh al-Sha’rawi
mentions other non-Azharites whose knowledge he benefited from
including Imam Hassan al-Banna who had a unique mythology of

Shaykh al-Sha’rawi started his Azharite teaching work in Tanta’s
institute of religious studies. He was then transferred to
equivalent institutes in al-Zaqaziq, Alexandria and King Abd al-Aziz
al-Sa’ud university in Makkah.

He retired from the Azharite career in 1976. In the same year he
was appointed by president Sadat as a minister of Waqf. He stayed in
that position for two years.

In 1980 he started his famous Friday lessons on the Egyptian
television. His speaches in Qur’an interpretation (Tafsir) attracted
a massive audience that is probably unparalleled by any contemporary

The Miracles of The Qu’ran

By Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sharawi. For Muslims, the Holy Qur’an
is an inexhaustible and hauntingly beautiful source of
guidance, consolation and enlightenment. Above all, it is
the very Word of God as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad
(pbuh) and protected for all time against falsification.
Muslims’ absolute certainty on this point is often difficult
for others to comprehend, however majestic and eloquent the
text, even in translation. Shaykh ash-Sharawi, a
distinguished contemporary scholar from Egypt, has written a
book designed to be read by Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
In plain and wholly logical language, ash-Sharawi presents
objective and well documented evidence of the miraculous
nature of the Qur’an. The Miracles of the Qur’an, now
presented in a fluent English translation, is divided into
three parts. Part 1 discusses the nature of miracles and
examines those linguistic and rhetorical characteristics of
the Holy Qur’an which Muslims believe – and history had
shown to be inimitable by man. In parts 2 and 3 the author
demonstrates, by profound analysis of numerous passages from
the text, that the Qur’an contains irrefutable proof of its
direct Revelation from Allah, the Omniscient Creator. This
authoritative and highly readable book is essential reading
for anyone concerned in understanding the nature if the Holy
Scripture of Islam


Magic & Envy

By: Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sharawi. Magic, the temptation of the
devil, and envy, the temptation of the ego has always been
found in the societies of people. And therefore, naturally,
these two threats to decency are being dealt with in the
last revelation from Allah to His creation, and the last
Messenger, may Allah give peace and blessings to all of
them, similarly dealt with these topics in his advice to his
contemporaries. Based on the two prime sources for muslims,
Sheikh Sha’rawi guides us through a deeper and more profound
understanding of the origin of these two evils, and gives us
ways to deal with them.


The End of The World

From the pen of the late, famous scholar Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli al-Sha’rawi.
The question of the end of the world is a topic which has
captured the interest of all, including scientists and the
pseudo-scientists who offer theoretical predictions about
how the world will come to an end. Such theories change on a
regular basis because they are not based on true knowledge,
which is to be found only in Allah’s Revelation. In this
book Shaykh Al-Sha’rawi points out the contrast between the
changing perspective of the human being and immutable
universe in which he lives and which provides the human
being with evidence of his Creator. He also points out how
the apparent stability of the universe can delude someone
lacking belief in the Creator so that he fails to realise
the true nature of existence, the transience of the human
being and the necessity of awakening from the delusion of
his own power before death forces him to wake up.


Injustice and the Unjust

Justice is a fundamental part of Islam and is exemplified in every
aspect of the Shariah.. Consequently, injustice has a
destructive effect upon the whole fabric of society,
resulting in corruption, rancour, distortion of the truth
and anarchy amongst the masses. Allah and His Prophet have
instructed us to be just in our dealings and treatment of
people. The great calamity of this world is that we seek the
help of the wrongdoer and help them in spite of their
injustice The late famous Egyptian scholar Shaykh Muhammad
Mitwalli al-Sha’rawi exmines this subject in his own
inimitable way, making copious use of the Qur’an and Sunnah.
The book also containes the views of two great Classical
Scholars of Islam, Inn Taymiya and Ibn Rajab.


Virtue & Vice

Before every human being lie two possible paths he or she can follow:
the path of divine guidance and the path of disobedience to
Allah. Allah made these two paths clear and then allowed us
freely to choose either obedience to Him and His Mercy or,
alternatively, disobedience to Him and His punishment. Allah
– blessed and exalted is He! – only gave us this choice for
a limited period in our life in this world. He has not given
is any choice regarding any of the events of this world, He
only gave us a choice with respect to the path we may take:
that of obedience or disobedience. In this book Shaykh
Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sha’rawi deals with obedience and
disobedience, virtue and vice; and it shows these two paths,
one of which leads to paradise and the other to punishment
by Allah in Hellfire. He first deals with aspects of virtue
in one’s dealings with others and with Allah’s creatures,
and then obeying Allah’s commands and then with aspects of
vice in one’s dealings and in one’s character. Shaykh ash-Sha’rawi
discusses with his usual eloquence the theoretical and
practical aspects of both paths.

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