Ali Hasan Abdul Hameed
International Islamic Publishing House
Paradise Its Blessings and How To Get There (P/B)
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Paradise and its inhabitants as portrayed in the Qur’an and the Hadith, then discusses the various rewards and blessings that are promised to those who make it there. Finally, the author lists the many and myriad deeds that a Muslim can do that will help him or her to achieve the Garden of Eden.
The Imam was asked a long question of which a part was – What is the opinion of the scholars regarding a man who is afflicted by a disease, and knows that if it should continue it would damage his life? The Imam Quoted the Hadith from Sahih Bukhari The prophet (S) said: ‘Allah has appointed a remedy for every disease He has sent down’ Imam Ahmad reported on the authority of Usamah bin Shareek that the ‘ Prophet (S) said Allah has not made a disease without providing a remedy for it, wih the exception of one disease, namely old age’ This Applies to the medicine for the heart, soul and body. The well being of the servant’s heart, is far more important than that of his body, for while the well being of his body enables him to lead a life that is free from illnesses in this world, that of the heart ensures him both a fortunate life in this world and eternal bliss in the next.
Imam Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya was born into a scholarly and virtuous family in 691 AH/ 1292 A.D. At that time Damascus was a centre of literature and thought. Many schools were located there and he studied and graduated under the protection, direction and sponsorship of his father. He was particularly influenced by his Shaykh and teacher Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, and also by Ibn ash-Shirazi amongst others. Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya died in the city of Damascus the year 751 AH/1350 C.E.,when he was scarcely 60 years old, and was buried at the cemetery of Bab- al-Saghir, near the grave of his father – Rahimahuma Allah.
Essentials of Bid’ah forms the second and the third section of the book titled: Da’watu Ahl-Bid’ah (Inviting the People Of Innovations). In a very concise manner Shaykh Khalid bin Ahmad Az Zahraanee expounded on both the lexical and juristic meaning of the word Bid’ah, it’s evil effects and the words of disparagement, categories of Bid’ah, dealing with the people of Bid’ah, that has been mentioned in the Qur’an, the Sunnah of the Prophet, the statements and actions of the Companions and those who follow in their footsteps from the scholars over time regarding Bid’ah and its people.
Sheikh-ul-Islam’s book Al-Aqeedah-il-Wasitiyah deals with the perfect and undefiled Islamic Faith and Creed of the As-Salaf-As-Salih (the pious predecessors) particularly in regards to Allah’s names and attributes, with solid arguments in brief words and terminology. The book is highly appreciated by the scholars for its brevity as well as comprehensiveness; and for its contents produced perfectly in line with the Qur’an and Sunnah in an appealing and manifest manner.
The eminent scholar of Islam, Sheikh-ul-Islam Imam Ibn Taimiyah, discusses the real & original faith of Islam according to the Qur’an & Sunnah. The real faith in Allah and his religion Islam is to follow the Qur’an and Sunnah strictly. Any scholar who adds or attributes or alters any basic fundamental of Islam is wrong & deviates from the teachings of Islam. Every Muslim must read this book to get the real light of Faith.
The discerning scholar is adept at diagnosing the various spiritual illnesses resulting from sins, and treating the malaise in the heart. If he finds a person failing into despair, he tries to ignite the spark of hope in the heart. if, on the other hand, he see that one in a reckless and fearless state, he works to in still the fear of Allah in his heart. Thus, the scholar treats sickness by using its opposite as a cure.
Ibn al-Jawzi, has collected herein ominous narration, warnings against wrongdoing, and stories of forbidding and punishment that shake the hearts from their slumber. The self-assured one becomes anxious; the heart-hearted becomes soft; the dried tear ducts start to flow; slothful becomes motivated.
Who is Allah? is more than just a book about Allah’s names and attributes. It aims to build a bridge between knowledge of Allah and practical application of this knowledge in a person’s daily life. By delving into why knowledge of Allah is important and how to apply this knowledge, the reader is given a means upon which to act in his or her quest for a close and rewarding relationship with Allah.
Over 100 of Allah’s names are individually discussed, providing proof from the Qur’an and Sunnah, explanation of their meanings, useful applications, and supplications utilizing each from the Messenger of Allah. Over 60 of Allah’s attributes are given specialized attention as well, all for the sake of providing a thorough and comprehensive approach to the most important subject matter that a person can learn about – Allah, the Mighty and Majestic.
This book is a short work to explain what every Muslim needs to know about the religion of Islam. It covers many lessons under 18 chapters.
a small excerpt from the book:
“And those who disbelieve say: “Why is not the Quran revealed to him all at once?” Thus (it is sent down in parts), that We may strengthen your heart thereby. And We have revealed it to you gradually, in stages.””
Al-Zarnooji -rahimahullah- said, “Imam Sharf ul-Din al-Uqayli – rahimahullah- used to say, “My opinion regarding learning knowledge is in agreement with what our teachers taught us. They used to teach beginners level one books because they are understandable, easy to memorize, enjoyable, and common. A beginner should not write down something he does not understand because it numbs the intelligence and is a waste of time. Instead, a beginner should focus on the task of understanding his teacher through deep thinking and repetition. Significantly, the smaller the portion in one class with repetition the more progress in understanding. A famous saying states: Memorizing two letters is better than hearing two loads, and understanding two letters is better than memorizing two loads.”
Aqidah and Creed
A detailed and authoritative discussion on the important subject of tawassul (or seeking a means of nearness to Allaah). Although this topic is central to our belief there is very little authentic information available in the English language. In his usual scholarly manner the Sheikh very convincingly clarifies the issue and identifies the types of tawassul that are approved of in the Quran and Sunnah. The Sheikh also goes to great lenghths to show the falsity of the invented forms of tawassul, refuting the doubts that are raised one by one – in an extremely convincing manner.
Among his outstanding traits (radhiallahu ‘anhu) is what Al-Bukhari and Muslim collected on the authority of Anas bin Malik (radhiallahu ‘anhu) that Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to Ubay,
إِنَّ اللهَ أَمَـرَنِـي أَنْ أَقْـرَأَ عَـلَـيْـكَ , قَـالَ : آلله سَـمَّـانِـي لَـكَ ؟ قَـالَ : اللهُ سَـمَّـاكَ لِـي . قَـالَ : فَـجَـعَـلَ أُبَـيٌّ يَـبْـكِـي .
“Indeed Allah ordered me to teach you” He (i.e. Ubay) said, “Did Allah mention my name to you?” the Prophet said, “Allah mentioned your name to me” Anas bin Malik said, “Ubay began to weep.”
Likewise you should contemplate in order to grasp Ubay’s the full extent of understanding of the religion (radhiallahu ‘anhu); his response to this question wasn’t after long period of time like a week or a month in which he could review the verses and contemplate its meanings; rather he (radhiallahu ‘anhu) merely responded immediately after the Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) repeated the question; so he chose this blessed verse.
In recent times things have become very confusing and we have begun to see in book stores and on websites speculations about future events, based on ayah and hadeeths which refer to these future events concerning the signs of the Hour.
Sometimes you hear about the appearance of the Mahdi, sometimes you hear that the final battle between the Good and the Evil is close at hand, other time you hear some thing happening in the East or in the West.
So, learn about the Final hour and it signs by reading this book which is backed by proofs from Quran and Hadith.