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"There is no good in most of their secret conferences, apart from the one who enjoins charity and kindness and peace-making among people, whoever does that, seeking the pleasure of Allah, we shall bestow on him a great rewards"
(TM Qur'an An-Nisa: 114)

Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
THE SICK NATIONS OF THE MODERN AGE: Sayyid Abul A'la MaududiTopic: Excerpts - Other
The whole of mankind----Muslims as well as non-Muslims, and the peoples of the East as well as the West----are today beset with a grave evil: their lives are governed by a culture that was born in crass materialism and as now totally steeped in it. The practical policies as well as the theory of thi...
Published: Friday 17 November, 2006
Riyaa:Hidden Shirk By Yasir al-Qathi, (Edited By Bilal Philips)Topic: Excerpts - Other
Riyaa= "to perform acts which are pleasing to Allah, with the intention of pleasing other than Allah". Thus riyaa originates in the heart. [O Allaah, we seek refuge in you from committing shirk knowingly, and ask your forgiveness for (the shirk that we may commit unknowingly']
Published: Tuesday 14 November, 2006
Introduction By Shaykh Ahmad Jami :The Call to the Believers inTopic: Excerpts - Other
Excerpt from The Call to the Believers in the Clear Qur'an: [(Nida' al-Mu'min fi 'l-Qur'an al-Mubin By Shaikh Ahmad Fathu'llah Jami,translated from the Arabic by Muhtar Holland 'O you people, I am only a mortal human being. The Messenger of my Lord will soon come to me, so I shall respond. I a...
Published: Thursday 02 November, 2006
The Golden Age and Decline of Islamic Civilisation: IntroductionTopic: Excerpts - Other
Muslim civilisation sprang into existence soon after the birth of Islam (7th century C.E). It lasted for a large part of the middle Ages, and began to collapse in the 13th century following the loss of the centres of Islamic power and civilisation: Cordova (1236), Valencia (1238), Seville (1248), an...
Published: Friday 13 October, 2006
Helping a Muslim (Easy Good Deeds by Mufti Taqi Usmani)Topic: Excerpts - Other
“'One who helps someone in his need, Allah helps him in his work, and one who removes any worry or trouble of any Muslim, Allah, in return, removes anyone of his worries on the Day of Judgment'. (Abu Daud, Kilab-al-Adab, Bad-al-Muvakhat)
Published: Wednesday 27 September, 2006
Preface: The Eternal Message of Muhammad By AZZAMTopic: Excerpts - Other
The Eternal Message of Muhammad By ABD AL-RAHMAN AZZAM Translated from the Arabic by Caesar E Farah © The Islamic Texts Society 2002-2006 I may have been inspired also by fear of the onslaught of materialistic ideologies to which some older cultures in many European lands already have succumbed...
Published: Thursday 07 September, 2006
Weak Determination by Sayyid Abul Ala MawdudiTopic: Excerpts - Other
(Source: 'Islamic Movement: Pre-requisites for Success'- by Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi It may be described thus - a person accepts the call of a mission with
Published: Tuesday 06 June, 2006
The means of developing Khushoo' ByTopic: Excerpts - Other
Striving to gain that which gives and strengthens khushoo’ 33 Ways to Concentrate in your Prayer (Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid;
Published: Friday 19 May, 2006
The Salaf and the Way They Valued TimeTopic: Excerpts - Other
Source: 'Wisdom of the Wise' by 'Abdul-'Aziz ibn Nasir al-Jalil & Baha Addin ibn Fatah Aqeel Al-Hasan al-Basri said: "Oh son of Adam, you are but few days, whenever a day is gone, part of you is gone too." [1]
Published: Monday 08 May, 2006
Raising Children According to Qur'an and Sunnah By Faramarz RahbTopic: Excerpts - Other
That is why parents have to make sure their children get the right sort of education and guidance at home in everyday lives. Parents have to make sure they themselves live their lives accordance to the Qur'an and Sunnah so that they can be an example to their children; that is first and foremost the...
Published: Wednesday 12 April, 2006
Zakat: Part 12 of Taleemul Haq (Hanafi Fiqh)Topic: Excerpts - Other
Zakaat is a monetary devotion and an Ibaadat that has been ordained in the Shariats of all the Ambiya. Zakaat is one of the five pillars of Islam. Zakaat literally means to increase. Technically it means lo purify one's position of wealth by distributing a prescribed amount which has to be given to...
Published: Monday 13 March, 2006
The Hidden Debt to Islamic CivilisationTopic: Excerpts - Other
Western historians, in general, have removed the Islamic source with regard to every single change that affected science and civilisation at the origin of Western civilisation, and modern civilisation, and then, each and everyone has substituted a number of explanations for such changes within their...
Published: Monday 13 March, 2006
Actions which Repel Poverty (Based On Suyuti) By Mufti ShafiTopic: Excerpts - Other
'Whoever desires to have an increase in his sustenance and in his age, should join family ties.'That is, he should fulfil the rights of his next of kin and assist them physically and financially according to his ability. (Sahîh Bukhârî)
Published: Tuesday 07 February, 2006
Sufism and Shari`ah:A study of Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi's Effort toTopic: Excerpts - Other
Quoted from "Sufism and Shari`ah: A study of Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi's Effort to Reform Sufism," by Muhammad Abdul Haq Ansari, pp. 221-2. Originally from Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi's letters, Vol. I:36.]
Published: Monday 16 January, 2006
Our World Zain BhikhaTopic: Excerpts - Other
Every mother, every father, every daughter, every son Don't you see, that the answer lies only with the ONE.
Published: Thursday 22 September, 2005
Salatul Istikharah (Prayer for Seeking Guidance):from Fiqh-Us-SuTopic: Excerpts - Other
It is a sunnah that, if one must choose between permissible alternatives, one should pray two rak'ahs sunnah, be they regular sunnah prayers or a prayer for entering a mosque, and so on, during any time of the day or night, and to recite therein whatever one wishes of the Qu'ran after reciting Al-Fa...
Published: Wednesday 14 September, 2005
Key to the Garden By: Habib Ahmad Mashur al-HaddadTopic: Excerpts - Other
Excerpt From: Key to the Garden By: Habib Ahmad Mashur al-Haddad Translation by Mostafa Al-Badawi Starlatch Press USA Sound knowledge and conclusive proofs have established that everything in the universe, whether it be high or low, articulate or mute, is interconnected
Published: Tuesday 23 August, 2005
Extract: Etiquette of Dhikr: Imam Shahid Hasan al-BannaTopic: Excerpts - Other
Dhikr is not only limited to words; repentance is dhikr, reflection is dhikr, seeking knowledge is dhikr, seeking lawful provisions (provided that the intention is correct) is dhikr and generally, every lawful act during which the presence of Allah is felt is dhikr. For dhikr to bear fruit, the foll...
Published: Thursday 28 July, 2005
MESSAGE TO THE MUSLIMS IN THE WEST - Nadwi, Maulana S Abul HasanTopic: Excerpts - Other
You are very fortunate indeed, as Allah has placed you at a new gold mine, or rather at a new mine of jewels. This is the mine of searching human souls, agitated hearts and restive minds that are looking for a path, a way that will restore to them faith and certitude, establish their link with the C...
Published: Tuesday 28 June, 2005
The Mosque of Cordoba FROM The Glory of Iqbal NadwiTopic: Excerpts - Other
In 1932, Iqbal visited Spain and also went to see the Mosque of Cordoba. It was not an ordinary sightseeing trip by a tourist interested in ancient monuments but a pilgrimage to an outstanding symbol of faith by a faithful Believer and a warm-hearted poet. It was a pilgrimage of love and loyalty by ...
Published: Monday 20 June, 2005
Freedom of Expression in Islam By Mohammad Hashim KamaliTopic: Excerpts - Other
An Introduction to the Book By The Islamic Texts Society Freedom of Expression in Islam By Mohammad Hashim Kamali The subjects that are addressed in this volume are the concern of every legal system, and are not, therefore, peculiar to the Shari’ah. Their relationship to one another and to the ge...
Published: Thursday 16 June, 2005
The Field of Tarbiya and Education By Shaykh Yusuf al-QaradawiTopic: Excerpts - Other
Extract From: Priorities of the Islamic Movement in the Coming Phase by Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi Translated by S.M Hasan Al-Banna The Movement is Organized Collective Work Besides being work undertaken solely for Allah's sake, the Islamic Movement is an organized and collective work. It is not suf...
Published: Tuesday 24 May, 2005
Introduction to Usul al-Fiqh By Kamali, Muhammad HashimTopic: Excerpts - Other
From: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence By Mohammad Hashim Kamali Published by The Islamic Text Society , Cambridge UK I. Definition and Scope Usul al-fiqh is concerned with the sources of Islamic law, their order of priority, and the methods by which legal rules may be deduced from the source...
Published: Saturday 21 May, 2005
The Masters of Seville: from Quest for the Red Sulphur The LifTopic: Excerpts - Other
After Abu Madyan, the teacher whom Ibn Arabi probably mentions most frequently in the Futuhat is Abu l-Abbas al-Uryabi. Clearly the times he spent in the company of this illiterate peasant from Ulya in the Algarve had a profound effect upon him. It is also significant that among the recommendations ...
Published: Thursday 19 May, 2005
WAY TO THE QUR'AN : Basic PrerequisitesTopic: Excerpts - Other
Certain basic states and attitudes of heart and mind are a necessary prerequisite to any fruitful relationship with the Qur'an. Develop them as much as you can. Make them part of your consciousness, keep them ever-alive and active. Integrate them in your actions. Let them penetrate the depth of...
Published: Tuesday 12 April, 2005
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