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Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
He Came to Teach you Your Religion: Islam, Imaan & IhasanTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Hadith No. 2 From An-Nawawis Forty Hadith . The Hadith of Angel Jibra'il (Gabriel) One day while we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah there appeared before us a man whose clothes were exceedingly white and whose hair was exceedingly black; no signs of journey were to be seen on him and none ...
Published: Thursday 16 March, 2006
About Abu al-Hasan al-ShadhiliTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Ibn al-Sabbagh gives the following biographical data about al-Shadhili He was born in the region of Ghumara, in today's Morocco, around A.H. 583 or A.D. 1187 .He embarked on a spiritual journey in search of a genuine Sufi shaykh or the qutb [pole]. As a result, he travelled to Baghdad which was stil...
Published: Sunday 22 January, 2006
Al-Ghazali:Merit in Having Good Character, and a Condemnation oTopic: Classical - Excerpts
An Exposition of the Merit which is in Having Good Character, and a Condemnation of Bad Character  From: Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul & on Breaking the Two Desires Books XXII and XXIII of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya’`Ulum al-Din) Translated by: T.J.Winter (Abdal Hakim Murad...
Published: Sunday 18 December, 2005
Al-Ghazali On the Remembrance of Death,and an Encouragement to RTopic: Classical - Excerpts
From :Al Ghazali on The Remembrance of Death & the Afterlife From Ihya Ilum Ud Din Translated by Tim Winter ’Now, men may be either engrossed [in the world], penitent beginners, or arrived gnostics. The man engrossed does not remember death, or, if he does, it is with regret for his world, and he b...
Published: Thursday 08 December, 2005
Patience and Gratitude Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyyah (691 AH)Topic: Classical - Excerpts
Every person has to exercise patience in order to face difficulties, whether he does so willingly or unwillingly. The noble person exercises patience willingly, because he realizes the benefits of patience, and he knows that he will be rewarded for his patience and will be criticized if he panics. H...
Published: Saturday 26 November, 2005
From the sayings of Ibn Taymiyyah & Ibn Qayyim about TruthfulnesTopic: Classical - Excerpts
From the sayings of the Salaf about Truthfulness and Sincerity Collected by Abdul Wahhab bin Muhammad as-Salafi Taken from Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1- The slave of Allaah cannot ...
Published: Wednesday 02 November, 2005
Degrees of Love From Al-Uboodiyyah By Ibn TaymiyyahTopic: Classical - Excerpts
The highest degree of love is Tatayyum (total enthrallment). The lowest degree is ‘alaqah (attachment), when the heart is attached to the beloved: then comes sabahah (infatuation), when the heart is poured out: then gharam (passion), when love never leaves the heart: then ashaq (ardent love), and fi...
Published: Thursday 08 September, 2005
AL-GHAZALIS'S Introduction to Mishkat al-Anwar (The Niche of LiTopic: Classical - Excerpts
You have asked me, dear brother--and may Allâh decree for you the quest of man's chiefest bliss, make you candidate for the Ascent to the highest height anoint your vision with the light of Reality, and purge your inward parts from all that is not the Real!--You have asked me, I say
Published: Friday 26 August, 2005
Conflict of Rights; Principles for Reference By Ibn TaymiyyahTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Excerpt from:Public Duties in Islam: The Institution of the Hisba By Ibn Taymiya , translated by Muhtar Holland, Islamic Foundation UK In equivocal cases the believer must seek clarification until the truth becomes clear to him. For he may not embark upon an act of obedience without knowledge and...
Published: Wednesday 13 July, 2005
THE CAREER OF ABU MADYAN (The Way of Abu Madyan )Topic: Classical - Excerpts
The man who was to become the most influential figure of the developmental period of North African Sufism, Abu Madyan Shu’ayb ibn al-Husayn al-Ansari, who was called by later biographers the ‘Shaykh of Shaykhs, Imam of the Ascetics and the Pious, Lord of the Gnostics, and Exemplar of the Seekers’, a...
Published: Tuesday 21 June, 2005
Preparing for the Day of Judgement Imam AsqalaniTopic: Classical - Excerpts
[1] It has been reported that the Prophet (s) said, "The one who wakes up in the morning and complains about the scarcity of livelihood, it is as though he is complaining against his Lord. The one who wakes up and is sad over the affairs of the dunya, is as though he has woken up angry with Allah...
Published: Tuesday 21 June, 2005
Listening to recitation is the perfume of the soulsTopic: Classical - Excerpts give good news to My slaves, those who listen to the word and then follow the best of it...(Qur'an: 39.17-18) Source: The Medicine of the Prophet Translation from Tibb an-Nabbi By Jalalu'd-Din 'Abdur-Rahman as-Suyuti -Edited by Ahmad Thomson
Published: Monday 11 April, 2005
An Exposition of the Way in which Young Children should be DisciTopic: Classical - Excerpts
An Exposition of the Way in which Young Children should be Disciplined, and the Manner of their Upbringing and the Improvement of their characters From: Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul & on Breaking the Two Desires Books XXII and XXIII of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya’`Ulum ...
Published: Tuesday 05 April, 2005
Counsel 3. Knowledge. Excerpt from Dear Beloved Son Imam al-GhTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Extract: Counsel 3. Knowledge Dear Beloved Son Imam al-Ghazali Translated by Dr. Kamal El-Helbawy Paperback 100 Pages Published by Awakening To counsel others is as easy matter, the difficulty is accepting advice since it is bitter for those who follow their own inclinations and desires. They...
Published: Tuesday 05 April, 2005
The Essentials. Hadith From An-Nawawis Forty Hadith: TranslatioTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Hadith from: An-Nawawis Forty Hadith, Arabic-English, Translated by Ezzedin Ibrahim and Denys Johnson-Davies Also on the authority of Umar (may Allah be pleased with him), who said:One day while we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) there app...
Published: Wednesday 09 March, 2005
Purification of the Soul: the Types of HeartsTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Compiled from the works of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah and Abu Hamid al-Ghazaali Just as the heart may be described in terms of being alive or dead, it may also be regarded as belonging to one of three types; these are the healthy heart, the dead heart, and the sick heart.
Published: Thursday 03 March, 2005
SINCERITY: From Ibn Rajab, Ibn Qayyim & Al-GhazaliTopic: Classical - Excerpts
SINCERITY (Chapter One) from:The Purification of the Soul compiled from the works of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Ibn Al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya, and Abu Hamid al-Ghazali  Sincerity is the freeing of one's intentions from all impurities in order to come nearer to Allah. It is to ensure that the intentions behi...
Published: Thursday 03 March, 2005
On the Paths to Happiness by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (From The InTopic: Classical - Excerpts
excerpt from: THE INVOCATION OF GOD (Al-Wabil al-Sayyib min al-Kalim al Tayyib) by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge) [This is a treatise written by our teacher, the learned Imam Shams al-Din Abu ‘Abd Allah, Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr ibn Ayyub ibn Sa’id, better known as Ibn al-Qa...
Published: Tuesday 01 March, 2005
Contents of Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik Ibn Anas Translated by AishTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Introduction 1 The Times of Prayer 2 Purity 3 Prayer 4 Forgetfulness in the Prayer 5. Jumu'a 6 Prayer in Ramadan 7 Tahajjud 8 Prayer in Congregation 9 Shortening the Prayer in a Journey 10. The Two 'Ids 11 The Fear Prayer 12 The Eclipse Prayer 13 Asking for Rain 14. The Qibla
Published: Thursday 24 February, 2005
Imam Shafi on On Legal KnowledgeTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Al-Shafi'i's Risala Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence TRANSLATED BY MAJID KHADDURI On Legal Knowledge29. Someone asked me: What is [legal] knowledge and how much should men know of it? 30. Shafi’i replied: Legal knowledge is of two kinds: one is for the general public, and no so...
Published: Wednesday 09 February, 2005
Major sins Al Kaba'er By Imam Adh-DhahabiTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Those who avoid the greatest of sins and indecencies, and forgive when they are angry (al-Shra 42:37) Those who avoid the greatest sins and indecencies, except for oversights, (will find that) surely your Lord is ample in forgiveness. (Al-Najm 53:32)
Published: Friday 14 January, 2005
THE TRAVELS OF IBN JUBAYR, 1184Topic: Classical - Excerpts
We camped at the foot of this fortress [Tibnin]. The fullest tax was not, exacted from us, the payment being a Tyrian dinar and a qirat [ one-twentieth part] of a dinar for each head. No toll was laid upon the merchants, since they were, bound for the place of the accursed King [ Acre ], where the t...
Published: Saturday 01 January, 2005
Preparation for Returning to Allah by Ibn Hajar al-AsqalaniTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Translated by Shaykh Zaid Shakir Ibn Abbas, radiyallahu anh - may Allah be well pleased with him, said that the Prophet, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam - peace and blessings upon his noble soul, said one day to Iblees from whom we seek refuge to Allah: "How many of your beloved are from my Ummah?" ...
Published: Thursday 30 December, 2004
Medicine of the Prophet (Ibn Qayyim)- Introduction and General CTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Medicine of the Prophet by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya Translated by: PENELOPE JOHNSTONE We begin by declaring that sickness is of two kinds: sickness of the heart, and sickness of the body, both mentioned in the Qur’an.
Published: Thursday 14 October, 2004
The fruits that were eaten by Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu aTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Shamaa-il - Tirmidhi With Commentary Kasaail-e-Nabawi Sallalahu A'layhi Wasallam  by: Shaykhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhelwi Seven ahaadith are mentioned in this chapter.
Published: Friday 17 September, 2004
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