Read Excerpts From Selected Classical Books

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Below is a list of articles with the most recent ones listed first.
From Diseases of the Hearts & their Cures”- Ibn TaymiyyahTopic: Classical - Excerpts
The Disease of Desires By Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah "Extracted from “Diseases of the Hearts & their Cures” Miserliness and jealousy are sicknesses that lead to the soul hating that which would benfit it, and its loving that which would haram it. This is why jealousy was mention alongsid...
Published: Tuesday 31 March, 2009
On knowledge, the guidance of people of knowledgeTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Ibn Salaah said, “When a student of hadeeth has finished learning the short-chained narrations and other important knowledge of his town, he should move to other towns.” On knowledge, the guidance of people of knowledge and their courtesies, and some mention of fatwas Alee, may Allaah be pleas...
Published: Sunday 29 March, 2009
Understanding Healthy Diet & The Practical Rules of Eating andTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Understanding Healthy Diet & The Practical Rules of Eating and Drinking Natural Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet By Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya Translation and Emendation by Shaykh Muhammad Al-Akili © 1996-2008 Pearl Publishing House“ The human being has never filled a container wo...
Published: Thursday 26 March, 2009
Backbiting By Ibn Qudama Al Maqdisi From Mukhtasar Minhaj al....Topic: Classical - Excerpts
"Mukhtasar Minhaj al-Qasideen" (being Ibn Qudamah's abridgement of Ibn al-Jawzi's summary of al-Ghazzali's "Ihya' `Ulum al-Deen") Mukhtasar Minhaj Al-Qasidin,] Towards The Hereafter ,Ibn Qudama [Al-Maqdisi).HB, 457pp, Dar Al Manarah, Ibn Jawzi's(Jauzi) Summary&Authentification of Ghazali's Ihy] £...
Published: Wednesday 04 February, 2009
The Hukm of the Sacrifices and the Persons Addressed - Ibn RushdTopic: Classical - Excerpts
The jurists disagree about sacrifices whether they are obligatory or are a sunna. Malik and al-Shafi'i held that it is one of the sunna mu'akkada (emphatic sunna). Malik made an exemption in the case of the pilgrim for relinquishing it at Mina. Al-Shafi'i did not make distinction between pilgrims an...
Published: Monday 24 November, 2008
The khilafah of Umar Umar ibn al-Khattab From: Suyuti's TahrikTopic: Classical - Excerpts
He took on the khilafah through the covenant of Abu Bakr in Jumada al-Akhirah in the year 13 A.H. Az-Zuhri said, ''Umar was appointed khalifah on the day that Abu Bakr died which was Tuesday eight days before the end of Jumada al-Akhirah.' He undertook the command most fully, and there were very ...
Published: Tuesday 11 November, 2008
The Station of Fear By Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al JawziyyahTopic: Classical - Excerpts
From Madarij us Salikeen AlJumuah 12/1426H Translated by Uwaymir Anjum Fear is one of the most important stations on the path and most beneficial for the heart. Fear is an obligation upon everyone, Allah said, "So fear them not, and fear Me alone, if you are believers." [3:175] (The actual word u...
Published: Thursday 30 October, 2008
Al Ghazali On Harms of the science of polemics & evils of debateTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Imam Al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum-id-din The Book of Knowledge, Book 1 Section iv page 52 Translated by Maulana Fazlul Karim Harms of the science of polemics and evils of debates and disputations "Know, O dear readers, that after the Prophet (, the rightly-guided caliphs were the leaders of the learne...
Published: Monday 25 August, 2008
4 Poisons Of The Heart From the Book 'Purification of the SoulTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Ibn ul Qayyum al Jawziyya, Imam Abul Hameed al Ghazali and Ibn Rajab al Hanbali.. Too Much Talk, Unrestrained Glances, Too Much Food, Keeping Bad Company
Published: Thursday 15 May, 2008
Travelling For Sacred Knowledge (Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali)Topic: Classical - Excerpts
An Excerpt From:The Heirs of the Prophets- Warathatu'l -Anbiya By Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali
Published: Thursday 08 May, 2008
Imam al-Haddad on Giving Good Counsel to Fellow MuslimsTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Imam al-Haddad on Giving Good Counsel to Fellow Muslims. You must be of good counsel to all Muslims. The highest point of this is that you conceal nothing from them which if made known would result in good or preserve from something evil. The prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) has ...
Published: Thursday 17 April, 2008
Ways of Satan to the Hearts of Men By Imam AL-Ghazali (D. 505 ATopic: Classical - Excerpts
Ways of Satan (Shaytan) to the Hearts of Men BY ABU HAMID AL-GHAZALI (D. 505 AH) The example of the heart is like that of a fortress, and Satan is an enemy who seeks to storm this fortress, to take control ofit, and to rule over it. Moreover, any fortress cannot be said to be secure from t...
Published: Saturday 12 April, 2008
Ten Points of Benefit By Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyyah (Al Fawaid)Topic: Classical - Excerpts
It was once to said to one devout worshipper of Allaah: "Until when will you continue to exhaust your soul?" So he responded: "It is its relaxation that I seek." TEN: The women of this world were made beautiful to those who can see in order to test which of them prefers them over the women of the ...
Published: Sunday 20 January, 2008
The Easiest Form of Worship By Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyyah -Topic: Classical - Excerpts
35. Remembrance is easy for the servant-whether he lies in bed or journeys, in health or in illness, in comfort and luxury, in his daily work, standing, sitting or lying down, on his way or at home. No [other] act can be performed so often and in so many situations. In fact, it is so easy that he co...
Published: Tuesday 02 October, 2007
Ibn Qayyim :The slave is not afflicted with a punishment greaterTopic: Classical - Excerpts
The slave is not afflicted with a punishment greater than the hardening of the heart and being distant from Allah. For the Fire was created to melt the hardened heart. The most distant heart from Allah is the heart which is hardened. If the heart becomes hardened, the eye becomes dry.
Published: Thursday 28 June, 2007
Ibn Qayyim: Allah Grants Help and Victory to Followers of the TrTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Allah Grants Help and Victory to Followers of the True Deen Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah Ighaathatul-Lahfaan min Masaa'id ish-Shaytaan [2/229] Transl. A lot of people think that followers of the True Religion are humiliated, subdued and always defeated, unlike those who follow ot...
Published: Friday 01 June, 2007
Dua's,Dhikr, Supplications and Prayers For the DayTopic: Classical - Excerpts
I beg Mighty Allah that He grants benefoit to the Muslims through this Collection of Powerfull Supplications and He removes the difficulty of every Muslim though it. O Allah, unite our hearts and set aright our mutual affairs, guide us to the path of peace, liberate us from darkness by Your Lig...
Published: Saturday 28 April, 2007
Virtues of Knowledge abridged and edited from Ibn QudamaTopic: Classical - Excerpts
'Allah detests every harsh, arrogant, miserly, niggardly person, who is a prattler in the markets, a corpse by night and a donkey by day, knowledgeable about the world, ignorant of the Hereafter.' [al-Hakim]  And `Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) said, 'Two [types of] men are a mortal blow to m...
Published: Tuesday 24 April, 2007
Sadaqah on Behalf of deceased Parents (From Imam Bukhari's AdabTopic: Classical - Excerpts
39. It is narrated by Sayyidina Ibn Abbas (RA) that someone said to the Prophet (SAW) “Messenger of Allah, indeed my mother has died but had left behind no instructions (concerning charity). If I give charity on her behalf then will it profit her?” He said. “Yes! (Tirmizi)
Published: Friday 16 February, 2007
A Refutation Of Astrology (From Muqaddimah By Ibn Khaldun)Topic: Classical - Excerpts
Astrologers think that astrology, with the knowledge it gives of astral powers, individually or in combination, and of astral influences upon elemental creations, enables them to know the things that are going to be in the world of the elements, before they are created
Published: Friday 05 January, 2007
Imam Bukhari's Book of Muslim Morals & MannersTopic: Classical - Excerpts
Arabic - English Translated by Yusuf Talal Delorenzo 564 pages Hardback Published By Al-Saadawi Publications, Virginia Includes an excellent introduction to the study of Hadith.
Published: Friday 03 November, 2006
THE NATURE OF INTENTION compiled from the worksTopic: Classical - Excerpts
The Prophet (saw) said: "Actions are only by intention, and every man shall only have what he intended. Thus he whose hijra was for Allah and was for Allah and His Messenger, his hijra was for Allah and His Messenger, and he whose hijra was to achieve some worldly benefit or to take some woman ...
Published: Wednesday 18 October, 2006
Imam Ghazali On the Intellect, its Noble Nature, its Definition,Topic: Classical - Excerpts
From THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE (Kitab al-‘Ilm) Book 1 of Ihya' 'Uloom al-Din (Revival of Religious Sciences) By Imam Al-Ghazali Translation with Notes By NABIH AMIN FARIS
Published: Wednesday 04 October, 2006
On knowledge, the guidance of people of knowledge and their courTopic: Classical - Excerpts
The Madinan View:on the Sunnah, courtesy, battles and history A translation of Kitab al-Jami' by Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (From The School of Imam Malik)
Published: Thursday 15 June, 2006
Seek Help in Patience and Prayer (TMQ 2:153-154) By Ibn KathirTopic: Classical - Excerpts
From "Tafsir Ibn Kathir", Part 2, Abridged by Shaikh Muhammad Nasib Ar-Rifa`I, © 1998 al-Firdous Ltd., London “O you who believe! Seek help in patience and prayer.....
Published: Friday 28 April, 2006
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