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Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
Five Levels of Salaah PerformanceTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Five Levels of Salaah Performance* People are divided into five categories when it comes to performing Salaah: *1*- There are those who wrong themselves by failing to perform Wudu' perfectly, or to pray at the prescribed times of Salaah, ignoring its Arkaan (essential ingredients). ...
Published: Wednesday 30 April, 2014
10 Ways of Protection from Shaytan: Imam Ibn Qayyim al JawziyyaTopic: Classical - Excerpts
  10 Ways of Protection from Shaytan Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah 1) Seeking refuge with Allah from Shaytan. Allah the Most High said, “And if there comes to you from Satan an evil suggestion, then seek refuge in Allah. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Knowing.” [41:36] 2) Recitation of t...
Published: Friday 20 December, 2013
SHAMAA-IL TIRMIDHI Chapter on the kuhl of Sayyidina RasulullahTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Shamaa-il - Tirmidhi With Commentary Kasaail-e-Nabawi Sallalahu A'layhi Wasallam  by: Shaykhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhelwi (48) Hadith Number 1 Ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: 'Use kuhl made of ithmid on the eye; ......
Published: Saturday 12 January, 2013
Correcting the two strengths of knowledge and action: Ibn QayyimTopic: Classical - Excerpts
 Shaykh ul –Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah Taken from `Miftah dar as-Sa'ada' (key to the land of happiness)Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya The saying of Allaah Ta'ala : ((By Al-'Asr (the time). Verily! Man is in loss, except those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one anoth...
Published: Monday 27 August, 2012
The 10 Benefits of Hunger by Hujjat al-Islam Abu Hamid al-GhazalTopic: Classical - Excerpts
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “combat the self with hunger and thirst, for there is reward in that.” One might perhaps ask: “wherefrom is this great virtue of hunger? What is the reason for it when there is but pain for the stomach and harmful suffering? And if it is to be so, then man should be granted ...
Published: Wednesday 25 July, 2012
Al-Ghazali Letter to a Disciple:Ayyuha’l-WaladTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Then one day he considered his situation, and it occurred to him, ‘I have studied various kinds of science, and I have spent my life learning and mastering them. I now ought to find out which kind will be of use to me on the morrow, to keep me company in my grave, and those which are not of use to m...
Published: Tuesday 08 May, 2012
LET YOUR ENJOINING OF GOOD BE ITSELF GOOD By Imam Ibn TaymiyyahTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Source: ENJOINING RIGHT AND FORBIDDING WRONG BY: IBN TAIMIYA Translated by: Salim Morgan Friendliness and sympathy are the correct way in enjoining right and forbidding wrong. For this reason, it has been said: "Let your enjoining of good be good, and let not your forbidding of bad be bad." BE...
Published: Thursday 08 March, 2012
Imam Ghazali On Evil of The Tongue From Ihya UloomTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Book four: evil of tongue It is the fourth book of the third quarter of destructives In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Praise be to Allah Who made good the creation of man, and formed him in due proportion, and inspired him the light of faith with which He has adorned and b...
Published: Friday 07 October, 2011
Avoid Doubtful Matters and Excessive QuestioningTopic: Classical - Excerpts
On the authority of Al-Numan bin Basheer, who said : I heared the messenger of Allah say : "That which is lawful is plain and that which is unlawful is plain and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which not many people know. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in reg...
Published: Tuesday 28 June, 2011
Preface of Bidayat al Mujtahid By Qadi Ibn Rushd (The DistinguisTopic: Classical - Excerpts
My purpose in this treatise is to lay down in it for myself, by way of remembrance, the issues (Masa'il) of the Ahkam that are agreed upon and those that are disputed, along with their evidences, and to indicate those bases of the disputes that resemble general rules and principles, for the Faqih (j...
Published: Monday 18 April, 2011
Imam Al-Ghazali on Fanaticism From THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE |KitabTopic: Classical - Excerpts
But if fanaticism becomes rooted in their hearts their redemption becomes hopeless because fanaticism fastens beliefs deeply to the minds of men. It is one of the evils of the teachers of falsehood who go to excess in their fanaticism for the truth and regard with contempt and scorn all non-conformi...
Published: Friday 08 April, 2011
Al Baghdadee: The Disapproval of Acquiring Knowledge for other .Topic: Classical - Excerpts
The Disapproval of Acquiring Knowledge for other than the Sake of Worship Source: Knowledge Mandates Action: By Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee A selected chapter from the classic treatise 'Iqtidaa-ul-'Ilm-ul-'Amal' (Knowledge Mandates Action) by Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee (D. 463H), may Allaah have me...
Published: Thursday 03 February, 2011
Ten useless matters: Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah Al-FawaidTopic: Classical - Excerpts
However the greater of these matters are wasting the heart and wasting time. Wasting the heart is done by preferring this worldly life over the Hereafter, and wasting time is done by having incessant hope Al-Fawa'id
Published: Tuesday 18 January, 2011
Time to Reflect: Signs of The Hour (END OF THE WORLD)Topic: Classical - Excerpts
"But we have heard the messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said " People who do not change something wrong when they see it are on the verge of a sweeping punishment from Allah" (Repo...
Published: Friday 14 January, 2011
Ibn Taymiyyah On Repentance From SinTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said: repentance, for the one who repents from sin is like the one who has no sin. 1. He repents to Allah (taubah), so Allah accepts his erase bad ones. 2. He seeks forgiveness from Allah (istighfar), so Allah forgives him. ...
Published: Thursday 16 December, 2010
Minhaj et Talibin shafi'i law on Commencement of RamadhanTopic: Classical - Excerpts
THE fast of the month of Ramadan becomes obligatory, ‘i.e. commences, either upon the termination of the thirty days of the preceding month of Shaban, or from the first appearance of the new moon. The testimony of a single irreproachable witness—or of two, according to one authority
Published: Thursday 05 August, 2010
Selections from The Introduction Tafsir Al QurtubiTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Topics Covered Include: -The General Virtues of the Qur'an and encouragement to study it . -How to recite the Book of Allah and what is disliked and forbidden in it . -Cautioning the people of the Qur'an and scholars against showing off . -What the one who knows the Qur'an must do and not neglec...
Published: Thursday 22 April, 2010
Eating Habits and Diet of the Prophet: Ibn al-QayyimTopic: Classical - Excerpts
In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate "May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon You" Praise be to Allaah, we seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomsoever Allaah guides will n...
Published: Thursday 25 March, 2010
Advice of Shaykh Muhammad Said Burhani:Reliance of the TravellerTopic: Classical - Excerpts
This is from Reliance of the Traveller. Shaykh Muhammad Sa`id Burhani was a major Damascene Hanafi faqih . Reliance of the Traveller, Arb-Eng,] Umdat al-Salik wa Uddat al- t3.1 (Muhammad Sa`id Burhani:) Do not limit yourself to deep words and profound spiritual allusions but make provision for t...
Published: Monday 22 March, 2010
Why Our Dua is not answered. (Qurtubi & Ibn Rajab al Hanbali)Topic: Classical - Excerpts
He said because you know Allaah but you do not obey Him, and you know the Messenger but you do not follow his Sunnah, and you know the Qur’aan but you do not act in accordance with it, and you eat from the blessings of Allaah but you do not give thanks for them, and you know Paradise but you do not ...
Published: Wednesday 17 March, 2010
Merits and disadvantages of Marriage: Imam Al GhazaliTopic: Classical - Excerpts
The Proper Conduct of Marriage in Islam: Adab an-Nikah By Imam Ghazali Excerpt CHAPTER ONE Merits and disadvantages of Marriage The scholars hold differing views on the virtue of marriage: at one extreme are those who insist that it is superior in merit to devoting oneself solely...
Published: Thursday 04 February, 2010
Selection Translations of Asfahani's Hilyat-ul-Awliya Wa TabaqatTopic: Classical - Excerpts
The Beauty of the Righteous & Ranks of the Elite: Asfahani Imam Abu Nu'ain al Asfahani 's Hilyat-ul-Awliya Wa Tabaqat al-Asifiya The Beauty of the Righteous & Rank of the Elite Translation from the Original Arabic & Edited By Shaykh Muammad Al-Akili Pearl Publishing House, Printed In India...
Published: Tuesday 13 October, 2009
Introduction Of Imam Ghazali to Minhaj al Abidin,The Path ofTopic: Classical - Excerpts
The Path of the Worshipful Servants to the Garden of the Lord of All the Worlds [Minhaj al-’Abidin ila Jannati Rabbi ’l-’Alamin] by Imam Hujjat al-Islam Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali (d. A.H. 505) In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate [Bismi’llahi ’r-Rah...
Published: Wednesday 09 September, 2009
The Advice Of Ibn Umar (radialahu anhu) From Jami al UlumTopic: Classical - Excerpts
If you survive to the evening, do not expect to be alive till the morning, If you survive to the morning, do not look forward to the evening. In a healthy condition, prepare yourself for illness and while you are alive prepare yourself for death.” (Al-Bukhari, kitaab Ar-Riqaq) As for the advice o...
Published: Tuesday 09 June, 2009
Maryam bint Imran Mother of Isa (Jesus)Topic: Classical - Excerpts
She is Maryam bint Imran the daughter of the priest Imran and his wife Hanna, who when pregnant with Maryam vowed to dedicate the child she bore to the service of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and at her birth accordingly named her Maryam, meaning “servant of her lord” Allah the Almighty said
Published: Saturday 09 May, 2009
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