As a 1993 convert to Islam, Dr. Dirks uses an informal letter-writing format to raise a number of important issues. The topics covered are varied, both in style and content. Some letters are light, humorous, and tongue-in-cheek, while others are of the utmost seriousness (e.g., so-called honor killings, spousal abuse, and terrorism). While a firm believer in Islam, the author does not hesitate to cast a jaundiced eye from time to time at the faults, foibles, and shortcomings of the Muslim community in America and around the world. Other topics include Islamic education, politics, world affairs, and the sociology and psychology of being a Muslim in America. Addressed primarily to Muslims living in America, the book should also be of considerable interest to anyone who is interested in Islam or in the Muslim presence in America.
Living in Allah’s Presence: Aspects of Islamic Spirituality introduces the natural human characteristics (fitrah) that are universally considered to be praiseworthy. In the Qur’an, Islam is referred to as al-din al-fitrah, meaning that the human being is, by his very nature, inclined to submit to the Will of Allah, and is inclined towards goodness. These Qur’anic concepts like sincerity, truthfulness, humility, morality, modesty and steadfastness underpin the Islamic value system. The reflections on these key concepts presented in this book guide the reader towards moral excellence and self-purification, which if achieved lead to the establishment of justice, living a life in Allah’s Presence and building a true relationship with Him, striving to fulfil His Will on earth and seeking His Pleasure in the afterlife.
Things fall apart. And they break sometimes. Like many of you, my journey hasn’t always been easy. Pain is very real. And so is loss.
Sometimes it’s hard not to let the weight of what we carry—or the memory of what we’ve lost—take over. Many of us know the reality
of struggle, and so many people suffer in silence. It’s hard. It’s hard not to give up when we face the repeated disappointments
of life. Like some of you, I’ve known loneliness. I’ve known defeat. I’ve fallen many times chasing mirages, and broken many bones
making castles in life’s fading sands. Sometimes, all it took was one solid wave to destroy what I had spent years building.
So I decided to give it a voice. All of it: the tears, the pain. And the lessons. The things I saw and learned and gained along my life
path needed a voice. I wanted to give back, in hopes of helping myself and others survive. But then it wasn’t just about surviving.
I didn’t just want people to survive inside their storms. I wanted people to thrive inside their storms. And so I wrote, as I walked through my own.
The words found in this book became my voice and my letter to the world. They became my deepest attempt to, not just pick myself up, but others along the way. I wrote because, just as we will fall in life, so will we rise. That’s the thing about this world. It never gives us only one kind of path. There is pain. Yes. And loss. And even darkness. But there is also light. There is hope. There is
And there is also love and happiness.
Loving our Parents is a wonderful collection of stories from the loves of ordinary people on the rewards of treating our parents with honor and respect.
It also has detailed and authentic accounts from both the Noble Qur’an and the Prophet’s Sunnah on our duties and obligations to those who have sacrificed so much to raise and educate us.
Ma’roof and Munkar (Enjoining what is Right & Forbidding What is Wrong) By : Jalaludin Umari Urging people to do what is right and to avoid doing wrong is a basic precept in islam . This command of allah is mentiones in verse after verse of the quran. The Messenger of Allah,Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) reinforced Allah’s command with Directives to the muslim Ummah to enjoin right conduct and forbid wrongdoing. As Muslims , we often read these verses and hadiths without fully understanding their significance to us and to our society . The Author has compiled the most important statements of classical and more recent scholars to explain and comment on what it means,in practical terms to enjoin what is good and right and forbid what is wrong.
Medicine and Pharmacy in the prophetic traditions is a symbiotic effort of the author to integrate the science of healing into the religion of Islam. It provides advice and guidance on the protection of health in compliance with the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah of the prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). It discusses the Quranic verses related to health, sickness and cure in the light of the present state of modern knowledge.
This book is one of the most comprehensive sources of authentic information on the subject of prophetic medicine in this millennium.
In this book, the author highlights both the spiritual and physical medicines recommended by the prophet on healing. In the book the author substantiates the prophetic remedies with available scientific data, clinical experiments and findings of modern research. The discussions in this book will, Allah (god) willing, not only enlighten the reader about various natural remedies but also stimulate scientific research on prophetic medicinal plants. We hope that this book will serve as an invaluable reference guide for Muslim and Non-Muslims in every home, in every country, and in every age, especially for those involved in health science, pharmacy, alternative medicine and biomedical research.
Mother The perfect gift to give a loved one or indeed to educate oneself as to the significance Islam places on this important relationship through relevant Qur’anic Ayah, Hadith, and Islamic Poetry.
Example Quotes from GiftBook:
And We have enjoined upon man (to be good and dutiful) to his parents; (because) his mother bore him in weakness, and hardship, and his weaning is in two years. (Hear the Command, therefore,), Show gratitude (and thanks) to Me and to your parents; (then) unto Me is the final destination. [Q31:14]
Through you, Allah brought me here Great pain and suffering you did bear I could never pay you back Words of gratitude I do lack From pen to paper I do convey The innermost love with which I pray I do love you with all my heart In Paradise I hope we never part.
Ideal gifts to convey what we sometimes find difficult to say through relevant Qur’anic Ayah, Hadith, and Islamic Poetry.
Motivational Moments brings you a compilation of 500 of the best quotes by Mufti Menk; the most popular quotes liked or shared by YOU, from his Facebook and Twitter accounts.
His empowering words instil hope and patience in people across the globe daily. They have been translated into many languages.
Being a teenager is not an easy business.You’re told you are “too young” to do half the things you want to do; your mother is always asking you to tidy your room: your father is always reminding you to pray; your younger sister is annoying you when all you want is some PEACE AND QUIET … You are not sure if it’s everyone else that is going mad or you.
Luckily, Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood in on hand. Having a wealth of experience as a teacher and an ‘agony aunt’, she understands the minefields that are the teenage years. This book is a light-hearted, humorous, but above all, sympathetic pointer to coping with teenage life as a Muslim.