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Topic: Islamic Book Reviews
Posted By: Forum Cop
Subject: Islamic Book Reviews
Date Posted: 01 June 2008 at 11:29pm
This thread is an area where we can discuss Islamic books and literature



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Posted By: yishmael
Date Posted: 01 June 2008 at 11:36pm
The Conference of the Birds
is a book of poems I just got done with. Anyone interested in Islam, literary theory, or Persian history will probably enjoy it. It's a book of poems forming a frame narrative, which leads to a transcendental conclusion.

Reading it reminded me of Jung's VII Sermones ad Mortuos.

More http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conference_of_the_Birds - Here


Posted By: maghi85
Date Posted: 01 June 2008 at 11:53pm
salaams.
thanks Forum Cup... may Allah reward you in this life and the next


Posted By: maghi85
Date Posted: 02 June 2008 at 2:40am

How to win friends and influence people

by Dale Carnegie
 
yes... a very old title and widely read... i'm sure it's read by most of the forumers.
but what I found interesting in it that relates to the forum was that most if not all of the principles mentioned in it were from the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh.
It so happened that Carnegie statistically and by analyzing social behavior (i.e. science) arrived at the conclusions of the sunnah.
This could be another thread to hang on for people looking for proofs about Islam *wink* *wink*
I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. 
it's funny how the author outlines the benefits and the fruits of embodying the character of the Prophet pbuh in oneself without him even knowing it...
I would also recommend this for people struggling in relationships, and work.
even though it doesn't cover child-upbrining much at all but any reader of this book would start looking at their children with a more indepth, sincere, caring, and profound eye...
 
 
it could be a post-script to my post to thjenk where I mentioned how people came to Islam because of the character of the Prophet pbuh.
 
 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0671027034/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0671027034/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


Posted By: maghi85
Date Posted: 02 June 2008 at 3:19pm
Saudi Aramco World
http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200803/

great magazine for understanding Islamic culture and Islamic world.
free subscription for residence in America... i would subscribe today
but anyways you can read all the publishes online


Posted By: jamilahz
Date Posted: 02 June 2008 at 3:23pm
I thought these were supposed to be islamic books only??

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Posted By: maghi85
Date Posted: 02 June 2008 at 3:25pm
these are related to Islam... the first book is very much Islamic I would say...


Posted By: jamilahz
Date Posted: 02 June 2008 at 3:30pm
Related to and about are different things.  The magazine is fine, I'm not sure that Dale Carnegie qualifies as an Islamic Author

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Posted By: maghi85
Date Posted: 02 June 2008 at 3:30pm



Posted By: maghi85
Date Posted: 03 June 2008 at 11:29am
The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi
translated by Hamza Yusuf Hanson
http://www.amazon.com/Creed-Imam-al-Tahawi-Hamza-Yusuf/dp/097028439X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1212502441&sr=8-1

a very concise book clarifying the essentials of Islamic creed that every Muslim should be aware of.
it's introduction and foreword addresses the importance of theology and it's development followed by a brief biography on the life of Imam at-Tahawi (231 hijri). Heavily footnoted with references to reliable sources. ends brilliantly with brief biographies of key scholars in the early-development of Islamic theology along with a few of the companions of the Prophet pbuh....
a great recommendation for the non-Muslims and Muslims on this forum as many of the questions asked on the forum come from a deficient understanding of the basic Islamic creed
it would also help avoid alot of the unnecessary argumentations and discussions on the forum about Islamic beliefs


Posted By: bcgirl
Date Posted: 03 June 2008 at 1:49pm
Salam Aleikum, well i would like to mention my book now, this book is the reason how i came to find and be apart of this site in the first place. its has the WI site on the back, and is called:Islam Is....."Introduction to Islam and its Principles".
For those who werent on here when i joined, i was downtown on a saturday afternoon and they was a booth setup with various books and a man answering questions to passerbyes on the street about Islam. Its a thin little book but let me tell you it is packed full of info and answers. It answers just about any question a person who wants to familiarize themselves with the faith and it is very informative. There are some parts of the book which really make you think and ponder relevant questions and it helped me and just intrigued me more.
 
It covers such topics like: monotheism, Islamic dress-code, terrorism, science and technology, the 6 articles of faith, Adam and Eve, Jesus(pbuh), sin and repentance......many more......its like a on the go bible, my Qur'an is quite thick and heavy, hard cover so this is great for  travel and such.
 
This book is great for beginners or pp of another faith.
 
I must go to an Isamic bookstore in my area and read alot more than i do!!  


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Posted By: Sword of sunna
Date Posted: 26 June 2008 at 12:25pm

http://www.waqfeya.com/list.php?cat=30 - http://www.waqfeya.com/list.php?cat=30


http://www.library.mohdy.com/abooks_lib.aspx?m_var=NEWE - http://www.library.mohdy.com/abooks_lib.aspx?m_var=NEWE


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Posted By: Hikmat
Date Posted: 02 July 2008 at 9:20pm
The Sufi Path of Love, The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi" by William C. Chittick

I cant recommend this book enough.  I've read it, read it again,and then re-read it.   This book played a large part in my interest in Islam. 
The poetry is elegantly translated and the commentary by William Chittick is top notch.

I also love every book by Seyyed Hossein Nasr I've come across.  I think his books " The Heart of Islam" and "
Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization"  are both great introductions for someone new to the subject . And his book " The Garden of Truth" is amazing!


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Posted By: Hikmat
Date Posted: 05 July 2008 at 9:55pm
<<Reading it reminded me of Jung's VII Sermones ad Mortuos>>

The Gnostic Jung and the 7 Sermons to the Dead was an interesting book.  Jung actually said later in his life about the Sermons that : "All my work, all my creative activity, has come from those initial fantasies ... everything that I accomplished in later life was already contained in them ..."

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Posted By: Hikmat
Date Posted: 05 July 2008 at 10:00pm
<<<The Conference of the Birds
is a book of poems I just got done with. Anyone interested in Islam, literary ..>>>>

I've read that the theme taken up in the conference of the birds was similar to that of a recital of the Philosopher Ibn Sina .   Have you ever read any of Henry Corbins books?   His book " The Voyage and the Messenger: Iran and Philosophy" talks about the relation of the writings of Ibn Sina, Attar, and Suhrawardi (the Ishraqi Philosopher) regarding the spiritual voyage.  It's an awesome book!

His book " The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism" is even better however.

<<Reading it reminded me of Jung's VII Sermones ad Mortuos>>

The Gnostic Jung and the 7 Sermons to the Dead was an interesting book.  Jung actually said later in his life about the Sermons that : "All my work, all my creative activity, has come from those initial fantasies ... everything that I accomplished in later life was already contained in them ..."



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Posted By: keithnurse
Date Posted: 20 July 2008 at 5:37pm

I have been reading "American Islam, the Struggle For The Soul Of A Religion" by Paul Barrett.   Each chapter is about one of seven Muslims in the U.S. who represent part of the spectrum of Muslim opinion.  The seven are Osama Siblani, Khaled Abou El Fadl, Siraj Wahhaj (Imam of Masjid At-Taqwa, Brooklyn, NY), Asra Namani, Abdul Kabir Krambo, Sami Omar al-Hussayen, and Mustafa Saied.  It is a very interesting well written balanced book. 



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 22 July 2008 at 12:04am
The Problem with Interest, Tarek Al-Diwany
 
The Problem With Interest is now in its second edition. Since the publication of the first edition in 1997, the book has been revised with new information and ideas, and continues to provide a practical commentary on the extent to which usury is now affecting humanity.
 
Technically detailed but highly readable, it provides a genuine alternative to the conventional understanding of financial economics that appears in much of the media and mainstream academia
 
- Chapter 1 Interest and the Physical System
 
- Chapter 2 The Production of Money
 
- Chapter 3 The Currency Game
 
- Chapter 4 Wealth Creation and Wealth Transfer
 
- Chapter 5 Value Judgements
 
- Chapter 6 Trade or Interest?
 
- Chapter 7 Banking and Money under Islam
 
http://www.theproblemwithinterest.com/ - http://www.theproblemwithinterest.com/
 
 


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Posted By: maghi85
Date Posted: 31 July 2008 at 10:42am

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The Book of Assistance

Imam Abdallah Ibn-Alawi Al-Haddad

Risalatu'l Mu'awanah

Translated by: Dr. Mostafa Badawi

 

 

http://www.fonsvitae.com/fvpics.html -   152 pp. PB https://www.win.net/fonsvitae/secure.html -

 

http://www.fonsvitae.com/haddadseries.html -  

There are many books in English which present Sufi doctrine, but few which can be used as practical travel guides along the Path. Originally written in Classical Arabic, the aptly-named Book of Assistance is today in widespread use among Sufi teachers in Arabia, Indonesia and East Africa. Presented here in the readable translation of Dr. Badawi, this manual of devotions, prayers and practical ethics will be invaluable to all who love the Prophet and the Sufi way.

 

The author http://www.fonsvitae.com/giftseeker.html - Imam Abdallah Ibn-Alawi Al-Haddad (d. 1720), lived at Tarim in the Hadramaut valley between Yemen and Oman, and is widely held to have been the ‘renewer’ of the twelfth Islamic century. A direct descendant of the Prophet, his sanctity and direct experience of God are clearly reflected in his writings, which include several books, a collection of Sufi letters, and a volume of mystical poetry. He spent most of his life in Kenya and Saudi Arabia where he taught Islamic jurisprudence and classical Sufism according to the order (tariqa) of the Ba'Alawi sayids.



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Posted By: Naadir Muhammed
Date Posted: 02 August 2008 at 9:13pm
Muhammad: Critical Lives Series

The book below by Yahya Emerick is a wonderful book that speaks of the Prophet Muhammad's (saws) life in detail. The diction is very simplified; hence being very comprehensive for younger teenage readers as well.

http://store.talkislam.com/b8031.html 


Ar Raheeq Al Makhtum

By Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

http://store.talkislam.com/b9221.html

This is also a great book. It begins with the history of Arabia and speaks of numerous things prior to Muhammad (saas). It is a must-read and a very extensive biography.



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Posted By: maghi85
Date Posted: 15 August 2008 at 4:49am
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And Muhammad Is His Messenger: The Veneration of the Prophet in Islamic Piety (Studies in Religion) (Paperback)

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In order to understand Muslim piety it is necessary to take into account the long history of the veneration of Muhammad. Schimmel discusses aspects of his life, birth, marriage, miracles, and heavenly journey, all of which became subjects for religious devotions. By using poetic texts and artistic expressions and by examining daily Muslim religious practices, Schimmel shows us the gentler side of Islamic religious culture, providing a much-needed understanding of religion as it is experienced and practiced in the Islamic world.

This is the first book in English to deal with all aspects of the veneration of the Prophet Muhammad. It is an expanded version of Schimmel's Und Muhammad Ist Sein Prophet, originally published in German in 1981.

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 25 August 2008 at 3:56pm
I just completed reading Dr. Tariq Ramadan's book on the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him
 
It's an excellent, highly recommended book to read, and the title is (The Messenger: The Meanings of the Life of Muhammad)
 
Dr. Ramadan gives a comprehensive summary of the main events in the life of the prophet, peace be upon him, while focusing on the gentle character of the prophet and his dealing with Muslims and non-Muslims in the most beautiful way
 
Reading the book was a great experience and once started the book, I could not let go (good job I started it on holiday)
 
Here is a formal review, which may be of interest:
 
http://www.tariqramadan.com/spip.php?article845 - In the Footsteps of the Prophet
 

Here is a fresh and perceptive look at Muhammad, capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged. Ramadan provides both an intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast empire. More important, Ramadan presents the main events of the Prophet’s life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book underscores the significance of the Prophet’s example for some of today’s most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions. Selecting those facts and stories from which we can draw a profound and vivid spiritual picture, the author asks how the Prophet’s life can remain—or become again—an example, a model, and an inspiration. And how can Muslims move from formalism—a fixation on ritual—toward a committed spiritual and social presence?

In this thoughtful and engaging biography, Ramadan offers Muslims a new understanding of Muhammad’s life and he introduces non-Muslims not just to the story of the Prophet, but to the spiritual and ethical riches of Islam.

Released in February 2007 but already sold at the http://www.revivingtheislamicspirit.com/convention/ - Toronto Islamic Convention .

A STARRED REVIEW in Publishers Weekly Review (USA)

In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad
Tariq Ramadan. Oxford, $23 (208p) ISBN 978-0-19-530880-8

London-based Ramadan, the Oxford research fellow who authored Western Muslims and the Future of Islam, is probably best known for being denied entry into the United States, based on alleged violations of the Patriot Act.

This excellent, engaging book ought to turn public attention back toward Ramadan as a writer and a skilled interpreter of Islamic history. In deliberately brief chapters, Ramadan brings Muhammad to life. He highlights Muhammad’s resolute faith in spite of setbacks like poverty and being orphaned, and upholds the prophet as a spiritual hero-bravely compassionate and unusually tolerant of others, including non-Muslims.

Ramadan notes his extraordinary kindness, even to those he battled. For example, a slave who had been given to Muhammad turned down emancipation, saying he preferred service to Muhammad over freedom with anyone else. (Muhammad immediately freed the slave and adopted him as his own son.) Similar tales of mercy lace through Muhammad’s life: In the midst of a battle march, Muhammad advised his troops to be careful not to hurt a litter of puppies on the roadside; on another occasion, Muhammad released prisoners of war because they had taught community children how to read and write.

Ramadan ably demonstrates why Muhammad is a spiritual paragon to the followers of Islam

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Posted By: Faris al-Farik
Date Posted: 25 August 2008 at 5:29pm
Originally posted by maghi85

Saudi Aramco World
http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200803/

great magazine for understanding Islamic culture and Islamic world.
free subscription for residence in America... i would subscribe today
but anyways you can read all the publishes online


Yeah I agree....but some of it is propaganda as well!


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Posted By: jamilahz
Date Posted: 25 August 2008 at 5:34pm
what is propaganda about it?

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Posted By: Faris al-Farik
Date Posted: 25 August 2008 at 5:41pm
Originally posted by Al-Cordoby

I just completed reading Dr. Tariq Ramadan's book on the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him
 

http://www.tariqramadan.com/spip.php?article845 - http://www.tariqramadan.com/spip.php?article845
 


Brother Al:

Thanks for mentioning it. I first heard of Tariq Ramadan when I was studying Islam as a non-Muslim. Tariq R is also the grandson of Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.

His book on our Beloved Prophet (s.a.w.s) is extraordinary: one learns many things about him that are not greatly emphasized in other sources. The gender equality within Islam, as propounded by our Prophet (s.a.w.s) is an extraordinary and a radical idea within the context of his time.

I like Tariq Ramadan's "voice" -- it got him banned in Egypt (for criticizing the government there) and in Saudi Arabia (the treatment of women there is definitely un-Islamic) and finally here in the United States as well (the ludicrous charge that he may be tied to terrorism). In my mind, this lends to his authenticity and true power! He could be rightly called the Martin Luther King of the Muslim world.

Here is a link to a great podcast on Public Radio which interviews Tariq Ramadan, http://www.wpr.org/book/eastmeetswest/index.html - http://www.wpr.org/book/eastmeetswest/index.html   Please listen to the whole program on "Encountering Islam."


Enjoy!

Faris




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Posted By: Faris al-Farik
Date Posted: 25 August 2008 at 5:45pm
Originally posted by jamilahz

what is propaganda about it?


Too lengthy to get into here, but some of it has the look and feel of a high-pitched sales/tourist brochure offer glossing over life over in the Kingdom.  But that is to be expected considering the scope of the magazine itself. Consider "National Geographic: Traveler" magazine as a counterpoint to it.


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Posted By: jamilahz
Date Posted: 25 August 2008 at 5:46pm
I know a lot of people that live and work there and have no problem with it.  Just because it says Saudi does not mean its automatically evil Faris.

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Posted By: Faris al-Farik
Date Posted: 25 August 2008 at 8:41pm
Originally posted by keithnurse

I have been reading "American Islam, the Struggle For The Soul Of A Religion" by Paul Barrett.   Each chapter is about one of seven Muslims in the U.S. who represent part of the spectrum of Muslim opinion.  The seven are Osama Siblani, Khaled Abou El Fadl, Siraj Wahhaj (Imam of Masjid At-Taqwa, Brooklyn, NY), Asra Namani, Abdul Kabir Krambo, Sami Omar al-Hussayen, and Mustafa Saied.  It is a very interesting well written balanced book. 



Yes, agreed! One of the first's I picked up in the library before reversion. You better watch out -- you may find yourself a Muslim before long! <smile>

I really like Professor Abou El Fadl. He graciously responded to all my snail-mail letters.


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Posted By: Faris al-Farik
Date Posted: 25 August 2008 at 8:46pm
Originally posted by jamilahz

I know a lot of people that live and work there and have no problem with it.  Just because it says Saudi does not mean its automatically evil Faris.


Hardly!

Please be careful with how you 'twist' my words. Go back and read carefully what I have written. Nowhere did I mention anything that remotely hints at evil.  Or, are you a psychic, who can determine my motives?

I have traveled extensively in the Kingdom, and have many good friends there; some of my relatives live and work there.






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Posted By: Faris al-Farik
Date Posted: 25 August 2008 at 9:03pm
Originally posted by maghi85

The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi
translated by Hamza Yusuf Hanson
http://www.amazon.com/Creed-Imam-al-Tahawi-Hamza-Yusuf/dp/097028439X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1212502441&sr=8-1



Maghi -- excellent review.

Question: Does Tahawi's creed predate ibn Tamiyya? And, if so, what are the main differences between the two aqeedah?

Thanks in advance,

Faris


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Posted By: jamilahz
Date Posted: 25 August 2008 at 10:05pm
I'm in the middle of studying this book:

Explanation of the Creed By al-Barbahaaree

Its very good so far.. Each point is detailed with supporting hadith


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Posted By: stan
Date Posted: 26 August 2008 at 2:51am
Ash-Shifa of Qadi 'Iyad: Muhammad Messanger of Allah~ English Tr
[Aisha Bewley, PB, 512pp, Madinah Press, Healing by the recognition of the Rights of the Chosen, Kita]
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Ash-Shifa of Qadi 'Iyad

Kitab Ash-shifa bi tarif huqub al-Mustafa, (Healing by the recognition of the Rights of the Chosen One),
By Qadi 'Iyad Ibn Musa al- Yashubi
Translated by Aisha Abdarrahman Bewley

Paper Back 512 Pages
Published by Madinah Press

Kitab Ash-shifa bi tarif huqub al-Mustafa, (Healing by the recognition of the Rights of the Chosen One), of Qadi Iyad is perhaps the most frequently used and most commented upon handbook in which the Prophets life, his qualities and miracles are described in every detail. This book is highly admired throughout the Muslim world and is quick to acquaint the reader with the true stature of the Prophet saw.

Ash-Shifa  gathers together all that is necessary to acquaint the reader with the true stature of the prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, with esteem and respect which is due to him, and with the verdict regarding anyone who dares not fulfill what his stature demands or who attempts to denigrate his supreme status - even by as much as a nail pairing.

Originally published under the Islamical Classical Library Series
edited by Syed Anwar Albana and Umar Ibrahim Vadillo 

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Posted By: stan
Date Posted: 26 August 2008 at 2:55am
Originally posted by Faris al-Farik

Originally posted by maghi85

The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi
translated by Hamza Yusuf Hanson
http://www.amazon.com/Creed-Imam-al-Tahawi-Hamza-Yusuf/dp/097028439X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1212502441&sr=8-1



Maghi -- excellent review.

Question: Does Tahawi's creed predate ibn Tamiyya? And, if so, what are the main differences between the two aqeedah?

Thanks in advance,

Faris



there is lot of difference , dont want to go in to details here.

I will give u small clue.

Imam al-Tahawi's beliefs of Ahl al-Sunna wa al-Jama`a



38. He (Allah) is beyond having limits placed on Him, or being restricted, or having parts or limbs. Nor is He contained by the six directions as all created things are.

For more details pls visit http://www.masud.co.uk/ - http://www.masud.co.uk/ and search for  ibn taymiyah .



I'm in the middle of studying this book:

Explanation of the Creed By al-Barbahaaree

Its very good so far.. Each point is detailed with supporting hadith



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Barbahaaree - Lil Info abt Al-Barbahaaree

 


Posted By: jamilahz
Date Posted: 26 August 2008 at 1:56pm
So Stan, your point is?  

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Posted By: stan
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 1:25am
Originally posted by jamilahz

So Stan, your point is?  



abt ?


Posted By: raushan
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 10:13am


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The title of this book was inspired by a verse from the Bible:

 

Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered:
Let them also that hate Him flee before Him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away:
As wax melteth before the fire, so let
the wicked perish at the presence of God.
But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice
before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

Psalms 68:1-3

 

 

This is one of those passages in the Bible which prophesy the revolution that was to be brought about by the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace. Before his time, pantheism and polytheism had held sway all over the world. From Noah to Jesus, prophets and reformers had been sent by God to the world where they appealed to the people to renounce their evil practices and in particular, to reject polytheism and to worship only one God. But it was never more than a tiny minority which responded to the call of God's messengers, and that is why a civilization with its roots in ploytheism continued to dominate throughout the known world of the time.

It was then that God sent His final messenger, Muhammad, upon whom be peace, with exactly the same message as had been brought by his predecessors. As he was to be the last in the chain of prophets, God decreed that he should not only bring revelation to mankind, but should, with divine assistance, be successful in extirpating the practice of polytheism once and for all.

This event did indeed take place through the instrumentality of the Prophet, and it is to this that the above mentioned biblical quotation alludes.

This monotheistic revolution continued to predominate for one thousand years. Then history witnessed a new age"”the age of atheism. It was in the 18th and 19th centuries that it reached its culminating point. During this epoch, it was asserted, on the strength of scientific findings, that modern research had destroyed the foundations of religion quite definitively. It is this claim which has thus been expressed by a certain atheist: "Science has shown religion to be history's cruelest and wickedest hoax"ť.

But today, that very same weapon "“ science "“ which was supposed to have brought religion to an ignominious end, has at last, been turned against the scoffers and atheists and we are, at the moment, witnessing the same momentous revolution in thinking as took place in the seventh century with the advent of the Prophet of Islam. God himself has razed the walls of atheism to the ground and science stands ready to bear out His word.

This book is an attempt to describe and explain this new revolution. It strives, moreover, to demonstrate how 20th century research has, on academic grounds, totally demolished the atheistic claims put forward in the 18th and 19th centuries.

In the seventh century, God had opened up new possibilities which were at once availed of by the Prophet of Islam and his companions. As a result, monotheism attained intellectual dominance and the polytheism of that civilization was banished forever. In a like manner, through a modern scientific revolution, God has once again created new opportunities. If alerted to these trends, people of a religious bent of mind can quickly seize these opportunities, and can certainly turn the tide against atheism and set up monotheism in its place. In so doing, they will ultimately be setting history upon one of the finest courses of our human era.

 

The Islamic Centre,    Wahiduddin Khan

New Delhi.     July 12, 1987


 
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Posted By: jamilahz
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 11:11am
Originally posted by stan

Originally posted by jamilahz

So Stan, your point is?  



abt ?


The link about Barbaharee?


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Posted By: stan
Date Posted: 28 August 2008 at 1:32am
Originally posted by jamilahz

Originally posted by stan

Originally posted by jamilahz

So Stan, your point is?  



abt ?


The link about Barbaharee?


Only info, not trying to mk any point.


Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 06 February 2009 at 12:23pm

In Islam, Reason Leads to Faith

http://www.evidencesofcreation.com/reason01.htm - Allah is Known Through Reason

This book is written to point out this reality from which some people turn away because of its being at odds with their interests, and also to disclose the frauds and senseless deductions on which some untrue allegations stand. This is why many diverse subjects are tackled in the book. 

Those who read this book will once more see the indisputable evidence of Allah's existence and witness that Allah's existence encompasses all things: the ‘reason’ knows this. Just as He has created this all-pervading order, He is the One Who also maintains it incessantly.

http://www.evidencesofcreation.com/reason01.htm -
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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 22 February 2009 at 10:34pm

The Revival of Religious Sciences, by Al-Ghazali

The Revival of the Religions Sciences (Iḥyaʾ ʿulum al-dīn) is widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality, and has, for centuries, been the most read work after the Qurʾān in the Muslim world.

The Revival of the Religious Sciences is divided into four parts each containing ten chapters.

- The first part deals with knowledge and the requirements of faith—ritual purity, prayer, charity, fasting, pilgrimage, recitation of the Qurʾān, etc.;

- Part two concentrates mostly on people and society—the manners relating to eating, marriage, earning a living, friendship, etc.;

- Parts three and four are dedicated to the inner life of the soul and discuss first the vices that people must overcome in themselves and then the virtues that they must strive to achieve.

Below are details of the books contents, translations, mainly in English and a link to the original Arabic here for the first time on the internet.

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Posted By: stan
Date Posted: 23 February 2009 at 6:33am

Travelling Light: Imam al-Ghazali's Revival of the Religious Sciences, with Abdal Hakim Murad. Books 31-34



Imam al-Ghazali (d.1111), known as the ‘Proof of Islam’, authored over a hundred books on all the Islamic scholarly disciplines. But he is most celebrated for his Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya’ Ulum al-Din), a compendium of spiritual guidance which he wrote to revive the flagging fortunes of the Islamic world in his age. Covering every aspect of the religion, from belief, to worship, to daily life, to vice, virtue, and the final encounter with God, this text is regarded as one of the masterpieces of world sacred literature.

This DVD introduces four of the most important of the forty ‘books’ which comprise this massive work. They relate to ‘Saving Practices’ (munjiyat).

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Posted By: stan
Date Posted: 23 February 2009 at 6:48am

The Life of the Last Prophet

The influence of Muhammad's prophethood is visible in everything that the world now contains: beliefs and patterns of thought, culture and civilization, morals and modes of living, knowledge and learning. In short, all spheres of human endeavor. Strange indeed, therefore, that so many people on the face of the earth today have little or no knowledge of the life and mission of this last great Prophet of God and his historical impact on the world that we live in.

This Special Edition release of the biography combines the book and CD with the spoken word recording by Yusuf Islam and contains selected verses of the Qur’an, recited by the renowned Egyptian Qari’ (reciter), Shaikh Muhammad Al-Minyaoui. It also includes the song Tala’a al-Badru ‘Alayna, and a beautiful rendition of the adhan (call to prayer).

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CD: 1hour 11mins approx

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  1- Call to Prayer
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  4- The Black Stone
  5- Polytheists and Idols
 
  Prophethood
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  8- Read! (Surah Al-Alaq)
  9- The Opening (Surah Al- Fatihah)
  10- Allah; The One (Surah Al-Ikhlas)
  11- Rejection and Boycott
  12- The Night Journey
  13- The Lote Tree (Surah Al-Isra)
 
  Migration
  14- Five Daily Prayers
  15- Al-Madinah
  16- The First Constitution
  17- Migrants and Helpers (Surah Al-Anfal)
  18- Charity and Fasting
  19- People of the Book
  20- Permission to Fight (Surah Al-Hajj)
  21- Battle of Badr
  22- Truce of Hudaybiyyah
  23- Call to the Rulers
  24- Common Terms (Surah Al-Imran)
 
  Conquest of Makkah
  25- Makkah Opened
  26- La Ilaha Illa Allah
  27- Idols Smashed
  28- Religion of Truth
29- http://www.jamalrecords.com/jrmp3s/LOTLP/Farewell_Pilgrimage.mp3 - Farewell Pilgrimage
  30- This Day (Surah Al-Maidah)
  31- The Death of the Prophet (pbuh)
  32- Muhammad Al-Mustafa
  33- Supplication (Du'd)
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Posted By: stan
Date Posted: 23 February 2009 at 6:56am
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This Seerah course, that Shaikh Hamza Yusuf gave at the Islamic Study School in Hayward, California, in 1998. “An amazing insightful, and heart-warming class… highly recommended for all ages.” A must for all seeking knowledge
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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 07 March 2009 at 11:28am
The Problem with Interest - Tarek El-Diwany (UK)
 
http://www.theproblemwithinterest.com/ - http://www.theproblemwithinterest.com/  
 
Review by the American Journal of Islamic Finance
Second edition reviewed by M. Syed Hoque
April 2004

This is a well-researched, practical and comprehensive book on the flaws of the conventional fractional reserve banking system based on riba (interest). Some background in finance is assumed, and yet it is accessible to the lay-person who wants to understand the history of money, the eradication of gold as a legal tender and store of wealth, why certain Islamic financial products are in the early stages of implementation, and why others are not fully Sharia'a compliant yet.

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Posted By: zeshan
Date Posted: 12 March 2009 at 12:51pm

i don't understand ...what islamic literature is...



Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 28 June 2009 at 8:55pm

Don't Be Sad - A Book about Happiness

By Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni - Book Excerpts

This website contains a few books excerpts from the very popular book by Sheikh Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni.

You can select the various topics of the book on the left side.

This book contains numerous tips to help you ward off depression, have a positive outlook of life, provides new perspectives on happiness and many more topics for a person to lead a physically and mentally healthy life.

Tips presented in this book are from an Islamic perspective and will provide the reader insights into the religion of Islam about providing guidance on living a happy life

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 14 March 2010 at 12:27am

Way to the Qur'an

by Khurram Murad

(Khurram Murad (1932-1996) was an intellectual and scholar of Islam. He served as Director General of the The Islamic Foundation, based in United Kingdom)

The Eternal and Living Reality

The Qur'an is the word of the Ever-living God; it has been sent down to guide man for all times to come. No book can be like it. As you come to the Qur'an, God speaks to you. To read the Qur'an is to hear Him, even to converse with Him, and to walk in His ways. It is the encounter of life with the Life-giver. 'God - there is no god but He, the Ever-living, the Self-subsisting (by whom all subsist). He has sent down upon you the Book with the Truth ... as a guidance unto mankind ...' (Quran http://www.islamicity.com/quran.asp?s=3:2-3:3 - 3: 2-3 ).

For those who heard it for the first time from the lips of the Prophet, blessings and peace be on him, the Qur'an was a living reality. They had absolutely no doubt that, through him, God was speaking to them. Their hearts and minds were therefore seized by it. Their eyes overflowed with tears and their bodies shivered. They found each word of it deeply relevant to their concerns and experiences, and integrated it fully into their lives. They were completely transformed by it both as individuals and as a corporate body - into a totally new, alive and life-giving entity ...

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Posted By: FethullahGulen
Date Posted: 21 May 2010 at 5:57pm
I watched Abdurrahman Green and must say that the way he talks is awesome. Especially the one in which he talks about Coca Cola Muslim Generation :) You ll love it.


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Posted By: searching
Date Posted: 19 June 2010 at 2:11am
Originally posted by Al-Cordoby

Don't Be Sad - A Book about Happiness By Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni - Book Excerpts

This website contains a few books excerpts from the very popular book by Sheikh Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni.


You can select the various topics of the book on the left side.


This book contains numerous tips to help you ward off depression, have a positive outlook of life, provides new perspectives on happiness and omany more topics for a person to lead a physically and mentally healthy life.


Tips presented in this book are from an Islamic perspective and will provide the reader insights into the religion of Islam about providing guidance on living a happy life


http://www.dont-be-sad-alqarni.com/ - [COLOR=#990000 size=2 - http://www.dont-be-sad-alqarni.com/[/COLOR -




I have the English version of this book. It was recommended to me by the owner of a small, family owned Islamic bookstore. I have a Muslim friend who has it in Arabic, the original language it was written in. I haven't finished the book but it has been helpful to me and I'm not even Muslim. Some of the things that are taught in the book are the same things I've learned in counseling. Staying in the present, being patient, looking at the bright side. It is very very helpful in the stressful lives we tend to live. I highly recommend it to anyone who feels a bit stressed or down, Muslim or non-Muslim. I liked it so much that I even looked up the publishers website and ordered 5 more books.

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 19 June 2010 at 2:49am
It's an excellent book, and it's easy to read as it goes in small sections

One can read a page or two each day, and get a lot of benefit out of it, rather than reading a whole chapter of 20 or so pages at one go





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Posted By: searching
Date Posted: 24 June 2010 at 1:14am
Originally posted by Al-Cordoby

It's an excellent book, and it's easy to read as it goes in small sections

One can read a page or two each day, and get a lot of benefit out of it, rather than reading a whole chapter of 20 or so pages at one go





That's very true.  Actually, the author suggests that this book not be read quickly in one sitting.  He recommends reading it little by little to give time to reflect on what you read.


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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 06 August 2010 at 1:32pm
I just finished reading this excellent book by Dr. Umer Chapra:

Muslim Civilization:
The Causes of Decline and the Need for Reform

The book looks at the history of Muslim Civilization, and the author uses the model of Ibn Khaldun, the founder of Sociology, in analyzing the reasons for decline.

One of the important conclusions is the need for political reform towards establishing Shura and Democracy, as the absence of accountability of Muslim rulers throughout the centuries was one of the main reasons for decline

It's an excellent book, highly recommended if you are interested in history and its analysis

These are a few reviews from the Amazon web site:

"This humane book is very well conceived and makes real progress towards achieving the laudable goals it advocates.... each chapter plays an effective role in explaining the decline and, therefore, conceiving of ways to achieve reform." Prof Robert Whaples.

"Dr Chapra's endeavour is outstanding, no less for its extremely ambitious goal) to explain the great historical mystery of why and how Muslims declined) than for its admirable actual achievement.... He has provided a coherent framework for analysis and reform for all those concerned with the Ummah revival and development." Prof Anas Zarqa

"Dr Chapra has chosen a subject of such relevance and importance respectively that one wonders why nobody else has dealt with it in book form before. (He) asks questions that most Muslims ask, while shying away from answering them." Dr Wilfried Hofmann"

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Posted By: searching
Date Posted: 07 August 2010 at 2:09am
Thank you for the recommendation.  I love reading, especially Islamic books.  I learn so much as this is so new to me.  I guess I'm like a little kid trying to absorb as much information as possible.  

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 09 August 2010 at 4:31pm
Originally posted by searching

Thank you for the recommendation.


You're welcome sister

Two Books You Must Read in Ramadan and Beyond

Imam Suhaib Webb has recommended these two books for personal development. Be sure to buy them now and read them during ramadan. May Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) bless and accept our efforts during this blessed month!

1) Islamic Manners (Awakening): Written by one of the outstanding scholars of the 20th Century, Islamic Manners is a vital book that exemplifies the sublime Islamic Personality.

Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghudda (1917-1997) was a leading scholar in the field of hadith and strove in not only narrating Prophetic traditions but also making them a living reality

2) In the Early Hours: Reflections on Spiritual and Self Development (Khurram Murad)

http://www.suhaibwebb.com/islam-studies/two-books-you-must-read-in-ramadan-and-beyond/ - http://www.suhaibwebb.com/islam-studies/two-books-you-must-read-in-ramadan-and-beyond/





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Posted By: searching
Date Posted: 04 September 2010 at 1:57am

The lies about Muhammad: An answer to the book "the truth about Muhammad" [Paperback] by Moustafa Sayed


Brother Hamayoun posted about this book and highly recommended it in another section so I thought that I would post it here.  It is an answer to the book "The Truth About Muhammad," which was just a book that spread Islamophobia and lies.  If I remembered where Brother Hamayoun posted his review, I would put a link here, sorry. 

I intend to read this book as it is supposed to really shed light on where the Islamaphobia comes from and explains why it is incorrect.  I will post here again after reading it, God willing.



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Posted By: premeet01245
Date Posted: 07 September 2010 at 4:18am
Originally posted by maghi85

How to win friends and influence people

by Dale Carnegie
 
yes... a very old title and widely read... i'm sure it's read by most of the forumers.
but what I found interesting in it that relates to the forum was that most if not all of the principles mentioned in it were from the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh.
It so happened that Carnegie statistically and by analyzing social behavior (i.e. science) arrived at the conclusions of the sunnah.
This could be another thread to hang on for people looking for proofs about Islam *wink* *wink*
I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. 
it's funny how the author outlines the benefits and the fruits of embodying the character of the Prophet pbuh in oneself without him even knowing it...
I would also recommend this for people struggling in relationships, and work.
even though it doesn't cover child-upbrining much at all but any reader of this book would start looking at their children with a more indepth, sincere, caring, and profound eye...
 
 
it could be a post-script to my post to thjenk where I mentioned how people came to Islam because of the character of the Prophet pbuh.
 
 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0671027034/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0671027034/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


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Posted By: searching
Date Posted: 08 March 2011 at 3:29am
Originally posted by Al-Cordoby

I just completed reading Dr. Tariq Ramadan's book on the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him
 

It's an excellent, highly recommended book to read, and the title is (The Messenger: The Meanings of the Life of Muhammad)

 

Dr. Ramadan gives a comprehensive summary of the main events in the life of the prophet, peace be upon him, while focusing on the gentle character of the prophet and his dealing with Muslims and non-Muslims in the most beautiful way

 

Reading the book was a great experience and once started the book, I could not let go (good job I started it on holiday)

 

Here is a formal review, which may be of interest:

 

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Here is a fresh and perceptive look at Muhammad, capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged. Ramadan provides both an intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast empire. More important, Ramadan presents the main events of the Prophet’s life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book underscores the significance of the Prophet’s example for some of today’s most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions. Selecting those facts and stories from which we can draw a profound and vivid spiritual picture, the author asks how the Prophet’s life can remain—or become again—an example, a model, and an inspiration. And how can Muslims move from formalism—a fixation on ritual—toward a committed spiritual and social presence?


In this thoughtful and engaging biography, Ramadan offers Muslims a new understanding of Muhammad’s life and he introduces non-Muslims not just to the story of the Prophet, but to the spiritual and ethical riches of Islam.


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<P =spip>A STARRED REVIEW in <FONT face="Book Antiqua" color=#000080 size=2>Publishers Weekly Review (USA)


<P =spip>In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad Tariq Ramadan. Oxford, $23 (208p) ISBN 978-0-19-530880-8


<P =spip>London-based Ramadan, the Oxford research fellow who authored Western Muslims and the Future of Islam, is probably best known for being denied entry into the United States, based on alleged violations of the Patriot Act.


This excellent, engaging book ought to turn public attention back toward Ramadan as a writer and a skilled interpreter of Islamic history. In deliberately brief chapters, Ramadan brings Muhammad to life. He highlights Muhammad’s resolute faith in spite of setbacks like poverty and being orphaned, and upholds the prophet as a spiritual hero-bravely compassionate and unusually tolerant of others, including non-Muslims.


Ramadan notes his extraordinary kindness, even to those he battled. For example, a slave who had been given to Muhammad turned down emancipation, saying he preferred service to Muhammad over freedom with anyone else. (Muhammad immediately freed the slave and adopted him as his own son.) Similar tales of mercy lace through Muhammad’s life: In the midst of a battle march, Muhammad advised his troops to be careful not to hurt a litter of puppies on the roadside; on another occasion, Muhammad released prisoners of war because they had taught community children how to read and write.


Ramadan ably demonstrates why Muhammad is a spiritual paragon to the followers of Islam



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I loved this book. I read another biography of Muhammad (PBUH) by Karen Armstrong. It wad part of the Eminent Lives Series. It was good, but more focused on historical facts. In the Footsteps of the Prophet really attempted to show Muhammad's (PBUH) human side, his vulnerability and strength. His love for all of Allah's creation from plants and animals to human beings. I feel like I have a deeper understanding of the kindness and humanity of Muhammad (PBUH) after reading this book. Highly recommended.

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 23 April 2011 at 6:50am

Quest for Meaning: A Book by Dr. Tariq Ramadan

The Quest for Meaning : A journey in search of serenity and peace

How different do our various religions, philosophies and traditions of thought make us ? And can we see past what divides us to discover what we have in common ?

In The Quest for Meaning, Tariq Ramadan, philosopher and scholar sets out on a journey to answer these questions and find the universal truths we hold in common, no matter how we arrive at them. Attempting to diffuse flashpoints between societies, Ramadan attempts a bold synthesis of religion, from Christianity to Buddhism, between secularists and believers and argues that we urgently need a new philosophy of pluralism in order to coexist peacefully.

Exploring themes of love, respect, tolerance and reason, alongside fundamental issues such as relationships between men and women and the use of the term ‘civilization’, Ramadan argues that there are universally shared beliefs that are arrived at in many traditions of thought.

After having read and reviewed Tariq Ramadan’s The Messenger, A Spiritual Biography of Muhammad, which was simple in language and style, The Quest for Meaning took me quite a long time to read and understand. In this book, the author has set out travelling the paths of the heart, mind and the imaginary.

There has never been more talk of diversity and plurarity than in this era of globalization and modernization and yet, more so than ever before, we seem to be trapped into our identities and differences. The global world is a village, they say… a village of villagers who know nothing of each other. In more senses than one, they do not know who they are and they do not know who they are living with. This situation can only lead to half-hearted, fearful and dormant conflicts rather than a confident celebration of our riches. Edward Said suggested it would lead to ‘the clash of ignorance.’ Tariq Ramadan says it will lead to a ‘conflict of perceptions’.

The quest for meaning is a journey through time and across the world, but it always ends by bringing us back to ourselves. All paths lead us back to ourselves. In his Muqaddimah, which is aptly subtitled An Introduction to History, the mystic and philosopher Ibn Khaldun concludes from his study of history that the evolution and demise of civilizations are cyclical. Human beings, be they believers or atheists, idealists or rationalists, philosophers or scientists are on what Ibn Qayyim called ‘the seekers’ way and it leads us back to ourselves.

Very aptly, Tariq Ramadan says that our emotions imprison us, but spirituality is both an inspiration and a quest for freedom. The lived experience of spirituality demands of the human subject three things that are implicit in all the traditions : the autonomy of the subject (as opposed to dependency on that which affects the subject), the conscious acceptance of responsibility (as opposed to the victim mentality) and a hopeful and constructive attitude (as opposed to despair or defeatism that does not believe in the possibility of change). Spirituality liberates and gives things meaning. It is based upon an initiation into and education in self-awareness, maturation, the acceptance of responsibility and gradual transformations. Jewish, Christian and Muslim mysticisms constantly remind us of the arche-typal stages of this spiritual awakening.

In the quest for meaning, the author has not left out the importance of education ...

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 23 September 2011 at 8:00am

Justice and Tolerance in the Qur'an

by Harun Yahya

When we talk about justice, everybody shares essentially the same basic concepts, and these are accepted by the majority of people right away.

This justice will include people from all walks of life, with no discrimination between them. It will allocate resources fairly among people, without taking their race, religion and language into consideration and will aim to create a world in which the superior is the one who is right, not the powerful.

What often distances people from justice is their rejection of it. They may concur in principle, but they reject it when it conflicts with their own interests. Everyone, for instance, spurns bribery and in theory agrees that taking bribes is immoral. However, faced with an attractive offer of a bribe, some people fabricate "justifications" and violate the principles they theoretically agree with.

Similarly, everybody knows and agrees that in finding out the truth and in the establishment of justice, the authenticity of witness statements are of major importance. In courts, however, some people whose evidence is given may readily lie and mislead the jury when their own interests or the interests of someone they love are at stake. These people accept justice in principle, yet see no reason not to violate it when the truth and their personal interests turn out to be at odds. Alternatively, everybody agrees that public resources should be shared equally. However, the recipients of an "aid campaign" may attempt to take a greater share and even tread over others to accomplish that. In this case, too, personal interests supersede justice.

The examples are legion. Yet we ultimately face the very same truth: even if some people believe in the necessity of justice, they may violate it when their interests are at stake. Since some people with such mentalities are in the majority in some societies, justice remains an illusionary concept.

For due administration of justice over the world, a morality which will enable people to set aside their personal benefits for the sake of justice is needed.

This morality is the values of the Qur'an which Allah commands and instructs us with in the Qur'an. That is because the values of the Qur'an command an absolute justice that makes no discrimination between people, that sides only with what is true and just.

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 28 January 2012 at 11:36pm

Introducing Islam to Non-Muslims

Islam: A Profound Insight (Book Review)

Islam: A Profound Insight is an informative book that presents a deeper insight into Islam with modern outlines, analysis, shapes and colors.

Unlike other books on Islam, Islam: A Profound Insight is an illustrated work based on a broad approach elucidating accurate and fundament sides of Islamic belief that succeed to drive the mind to logical conclusions.

With logical and scientific sources and evidence, Islam: A Profound Insight is a thematic summary of a longer work that may help some see Islam in a new light. In his preface Hemaya writes: "This work is the result of a deepened insight into Islam, which was established through the study of Islamic sciences and acquiring knowledge from more than 72 scholars over 17 years."

Throughout the six chapters of the book and through logical and philosophical questions, Hemaya - addressing the mind - has perfectly answered and remarkably illustrated his arguments by quotes of famous western scholars and authentic Islamic sources...

http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/research-studies/reviews-a-interviews/455499-islam-a-profound-insight.html - http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/research-studies/reviews-a-interviews/455499-islam-a-profound-insight.html



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Posted By: poRTfoxtr
Date Posted: 15 March 2012 at 11:41am
selamu aleykum firends

A book "The Seal of Wisdom" by Muhiyyid'd-din Ibn al-'Arabi  (1) is his magnum opus

brief of Ibn 'Arabi
ibn ‘Arabī was born into a respectable family in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murcia - Murcia , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taifa_of_Murcia - Taifa of Murcia on the 17th of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan - Ramaḍān 561 AH (27th or 28 July 1165 AD). Muḥyiddin Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī ibn Muḥammad ibn ‘Arabī was widely known as al-Shaykh al-Akbar; in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Ages - medieval Europe he was called Doctor Maximus.(2)

a part of the book

"All the Divine Names contained in in the divine form http://bewley.virtualave.net/fusus1.html#4 - 4 appear in this human organism. Thus it possesses the rank of containing and integrating this existence. It was by this that Allah set up the proof against the angels, http://bewley.virtualave.net/fusus1.html#5 - 5 so remember that! Allah admonishes you through others. Look at where that originates and where it ends up. The angels did not realise what was implied by the organism of the khalif, nor did they realise what the presence of the Truth demanded as 'ibâda http://bewley.virtualave.net/fusus1.html#6 - 6 (worship). Each one only knows from Allah what his essence accords him. The angels do not possess the universality of Adam, and they did not understand the Divine Names with which he has been favoured, and by which he praises Allah and proclaims His purity. They only knew that Allah had names whose knowledge had not reached them, so they could not praise Him nor proclaim His purity through them. What we mentioned overcame them and this state overpowered them. They said about this organism, "Why put on it one who will  cause corruption on it?" (2:30) This is only the argument which they were voicing.

What they said regarding Adam is exactly the state they were with regard to Allah. Had it not been that their nature was in accord with it, they would not have said what they said in respect of Adam, "and yet they were not aware." If they had had true recognition of themselves, they would have had knowledge, and had they been in possession of knowledge, they would have been protected and would not have resisted by belittling Adam and thus exceeding their claim of what they possessed of His praise and glorification. Adam was in possession of Divine Names which the angels did not have, so that their praise and glorification of Him was not the same as Adam's praise and glorification of Him. Allah describes this to us so that we may ponder it and learn adab http://bewley.virtualave.net/fusus1.html#7 - 7 with Allah, and so that we will not lay claim to what we have not realised or possessed by pinning down. How can we allege something which is beyond us and of which we have no knowledge? We will only be exposed. This divine instruction is part of AllahŐs discipline of those of His slaves who are well-mannered, trusting and khalifs."


i think this book should be read slowly and carefully cuz it could be misunderstood

"The degree of Necessary Existence is so stable and real, and contingent existence is so insubstantial and pale that many of those who have investigated creation, like Muhyiddin al-Arabi, have reduced the other levels of existence to the level of delusion arid imagination; they said: "There is no existent save Hirn." That is, it must not be said of other things that they have existence in relation to the Necessary Existence. They stated that they are not worthy of the title of existence."(20. Letter, Risale-i Nur)

im reading it nowadays i found it difficult to understand

may it be easy

(1) http://bewley.virtualave.net/fusus.html
or  http://www.ibnularabi.com/ma20.pdf

(2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Arabi


Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 12 December 2012 at 12:58am
Book Trailer: Reclaim Your Heart - By: Yasmin Mogahed

Published on Dec 6, 2012

Many of us live our lives entrapped by the same repeated patterns of heartbreak and disappointment. Often, we have no idea why this happens.

Reclaim Your Heart is about freeing the heart from this slavery. It is about the journey in and out of life's most deceptive traps.

This book was written to awaken the heart and provide a new perspective on love, loss, happiness, and pain. A manual of sorts, Reclaim Your Heart will teach readers how to live in this life without allowing life to own you. It is a manual of how to protect your most prized possession- the heart.

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 12 January 2013 at 2:01am

10 Books Every (English-Speaking) Muslim Should Read

by Imam Sohaib Sultan
Muslim Life Coordinator and Chaplain,
Princeton University

My top 10 list of books that Muslims should read and have in their library.

Obviously this list isn't comprehensive. It's only meant as a conversation starter and to highlight some great books.

The Qur’an (Oxford World’s Classics), M.A. Abdel Haleem
The most accessible translation of the Qur’an to date.

The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life, Ingrid Mattson
 Goes beyond introduction and really explores the role of the Qur’an in shaping Muslim life and society.

Our Master Muhammad. The Messenger of Allah: His Sublime Character and Exalted Attributes, Imam Abdullah Sirajuddin Al-Husayni, Trans. Khalid Williams. (Vol. 1 and 2)
The best portrait of who the Prophet (s) was and how he lived.

Provisions for the Seekers, Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf
A beautiful collection of succinct hadith that one can use to live by.

The Spiritual Teachings of the Prophet: Hadith with Commentaries by Saints and Sages of Islam, Tayeb Chouiref
A marvelous exploration of the spiritual gems from our Beloved Messenger (s).

The Book of Assistance, Imam al-Haddad Trans. Mostafa Badawi
Comprehensive guide to living Islam internally and externally.

The Vision of Islam, Sachiko Murata and William C. Chittick
One of the best books to introduce Islam, Iman, and Ihsan.

The Spirit of Islamic Law, Bernard G. Weiss
An excellent book on how Islamic Law developed and evolved over the centuries.

Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering, Sherman A Jackson
Addresses one of the most pressing and difficult theological questions in modern religious discourse.

Islam: The View from the Edge, Richard W. Bulliet
A unique look at Islamic history “from the edge” rather than from the center.

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 24 January 2013 at 4:24am
On-Line e-Book: Muhammad The Wise Leader (peace be upon him)

An easy to read e-book that summarizes in 63 pages the unique leadership skills of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and his care for his companions and all people he met.

The leadership model of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, is a humane model based on serving and caring for others.

http://www.onislam.net/english/e-books/reading-islam/461024-muhammad-the-wise-leader-pbuh-ebook.html - http://www.onislam.net/english/e-books/reading-islam/461024-muhammad-the-wise-leader-pbuh-ebook.html



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 17 July 2013 at 5:30am
On-Line e-Book: Ramadan for New Muslims

Ramadan is the most blessed month of the year.

What does Ramadan mean to Muslims in general and how can a new Muslim benefit from his first Ramadan?

This e-Book will answer all your questions.
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http://onislam.net/english/ebooks/reading-islam/463574-ramadan-for-new-muslims-free-ebook.html - - http://onislam.net/english/ebooks/reading-islam/463574-ramadan-for-new-muslims-free-ebook.html




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Posted By: ahmadkhan12
Date Posted: 30 May 2014 at 2:58am
May Allah reward your struggle in Islamic way.. 

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Posted By: a well wisher
Date Posted: 26 February 2015 at 2:54pm
Misquoting Muhammad

The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy

-Dr.Jonathan Brown




Named as one of the top books on religion of 2014 by The Independent…! Misquoting Muhammad takes the reader back in time through Islamic civilization and traces how and why such controversies developed, offering an inside view into how key and controversial aspects of Islam took shape. From the protests of the Arab Spring to Istanbul at the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and from the ochre red walls of Delhi’s great mosques to the trade routes of Islam’s Indian Ocean world, Misquoting Muhammad lays out how Muslim intellectuals have sought to balance reason and revelation, weigh science and religion, and negotiate the eternal truths of scripture amid shifting values.


http://www.drjonathanbrown.com/2014/misquoting-muhammad - http://www.drjonathanbrown.com/2014/misquoting-muhammad

Quotes from the book...

“Many Americans and Western Europeans proudly trumpet the diversity of cosmopolises like London and New York without realizing that cosmopolitanism does not mean people of different skin colors all sitting around over wine at a bistro table complaining about organized religion. It means people who hold profoundly different, even mutually exclusive, beliefs and cultural norms functioning in a shared space based on toleration of disagreement.”


“Not lightly should you transport aluminum trays of oily Pakistani food in the back of your mother’s car. This is one of many lessons I learned as part of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) in university. Through tragically not reflected in catering, a glorious diversity has generally characterized attendance at MSA events across the varied campuses of North America’s colleges and universities: the second-generation children of Hyderabadi physicians suffering toward medical school themselves, well-heeled scions of Syrian engineers from the Midwest on break from serial brunching, African-American Muslims bemused by immigrant angst, occasional pompously coiffed upper-crust Pakistanis expiating sins incurred while clubbing and the odd Saudi exchange student committed to bringing order to this religious soup.”

― Jonathan A.C. Brown, Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy




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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 01 April 2017 at 1:54am
Review of Revive Your Heart by Nouman Ali Khan

Nouman, in Revive Your Heart, takes short mentions from the Quran and blows them up to poster size so we can see the scene clearly. You think at first, we couldn’t possibly have such a large scope of understanding of such small mentions in the Quran.

But Nouman expertly expounds upon verses, words, and even letters of the Quran that you would never know there is so much depth to...

By highlighting this, Revive Your Heart shows the continuity of human kind in a way that doesn’t make me feel disgusted by the human race (per usual), but instead makes me feel a real connection with all of humanity, as is one of the purposes of the Quran.

He also tackles tough issues through these Quranic stories, issues like our sense of entitlement, how we need to be better communicators, how we treat our daughters, how we can build stronger communities, and more.   

One example of a tough issues this book explains is that of the disease of bigotry in light of the Quran. Nouman explains what the Quran says about how it happens, how (very, very) often we participate in it without even knowing, and how destructive it is. Then he explains what we can and must do about it.

And his solution, no, the Quran’s solution that he explains so well is surprisingly simple. This is a section I would like to read, and recommend all read, over and over...

http://islamwich.com/2017/03/31/review-of-revive-your-heart-by-nouman-ali-khan/ -



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 30 April 2017 at 3:03pm

RECOMMENDED READING LIST OF PROFESSOR TIMOTHY J WINTER

Timothy John Winter (born 1960), aka Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad, is a British Muslim thinker, professor, and translator.

Winter has written about the interaction between Islam and secular issues spanning a wide range of disciplines.

He has held a number of lectureships and administrative posts in British academia having to do with theology, the intellectual history of Islamic civilization, and international academic cooperation…[ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Abdal-Hakim-Murad-Timothy-J-Winter/30691154510?v=info - Read More ]

Beginners:

  1. Abdel, Haleem M. A., trans. The Qurʼan (New York: Oxford UP, 2005).
  2. Du Pasquier, Roger. Unveiling Islam (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1990).
  3. Emre, Yunus. The City of the Heart: Yunus Emre’s Verses of Wisdom and Love. trans. Süha Faiz (Shaftesbury, Dorset: Element, 1992).
  4. al-Haddad, Abdullah. The Book of Assistance (London: Quilliam Press, 1989).
  5. Hammad, Ahmad Zaki. Lasting Prayers of the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad (Bridgeview, IL: Quranic Literacy Institute, 1996).
  6. Hofmann, Murad Wilfried. Islam: the alternative (Reading: Garnet, 1993).
  7. Ibrahim, Izzedien and Denys Johnson-Davies. trans. Forty Hadith (Beirut, 1983).
  8. Khan, Maulana Wahiduddin. Islam and Peace (New Delhi: Goodword, 1999).
  9. Lawrence, Bruce. The Qur’an: a biography (New York, 2007).
  10. Lings, Martin. Muhammad: his biography based on the earliest sources (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1986).
  11. Maqsood, Ruqaiyyah Waris. The Muslim Marriage Guide (London: Quilliam, 1995).
  12. Masri, Al-Hafiz Basheer Ahmad. Animal Welfare in Islam (3rd ed. Leicester: Islamic Foundation, 2007).
  13. Murad, Abdal Hakim. Muslim Songs of the British Isles, Arranged for Schools (London: Quilliam Press, 2005).
  14. al-Nawawī, Yaḥyā Ibn-Šaraf. Al-Maqasid: Imam Nawawi’s Manual of Islam. trans. Noah H. Keller (Evanston: Sunna Books, 1994). English translation and appendices by Sheikh Noah Ha Mim Keller.
  15. Schleifer, Aliah. Mary the Blessed Virgin of Islam (Cambridge: Islamic Texts Society, 1998).
  16. Shalabi, Abdul Wadod. Islam Religion of Life (London: Quilliam Press, 1990).
  17. Stockton, Peter. Transcending Jerusalem (Stockton, 2008). Web. < http://www.transcendingjerusalem.com - http://www.transcendingjerusalem.com >.
  18. Tawfiq, Idris. Gardens of Delight: A Simple Introduction to Islam (London: Stacey International, 2007).
  19. Winter, Tim, and John A. Williams. Understanding Islam and the Muslims: The Muslim Family and Islam and World Peace. (Louiville KY: Fons Vitae, 2002).
  20. Wolfe, Michael. The Hadj: an American’s pilgrimage to Mecca (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1993).
  21. Wolfe, Michael, ed. Taking Back Islam: American Muslims Reclaim their Faith (New York: Rodale, 2002).
  22. Yusuf, Hamza. The Creed of Imam al-Tahawi (Hayward CA: Zaytuna, 2007).

http://splendidpearls.org/2015/03/30/shaykh-abdal-hakim-murads-book-recommendations/ - https://splendidpearls.org/2015/03/30/shaykh-abdal-hakim-murads-book-recommendations/




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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 20 August 2017 at 3:28am
Islam — The Straight Path: Islam Interpreted by Muslims

by http://www.religion-online.org/author/kenneth-w-morgan/ - Kenneth W. Morgan

Kenneth W. Morgan is Professor of history and comparative religions at Colgate University.


Published by The Ronald Press Company, New York 1958.

SUMMARY

(ENTIRE BOOK) A collection of essays written by Islamic leaders for Western readers. Chapters describe Islam’s origin, ideas, movements and beliefs, and its different manifestations in Africa, Turkey, Pakistan, India, China and Indonesia.


Chapters

  • http://www.religion-online.org/book-chapter/preface-35/ - Preface

    The faith of Islam, and the consequences of that faith, are described in this book by devout Muslim scholars. This is not a comparative study, nor an attempt to defend Islam against what Muslims consider to be Western misunderstandings of their religion. It is simply a concise presentation of the history and spread of Islam and of the beliefs and obligations of Muslims as interpreted by outstanding Muslim scholars of our time.

  • http://www.religion-online.org/book-chapter/chapter-1-the-origin-of-islam-by-mohammad-abd-allah-draz/ - Chapter 1: The Origin of Islam by Mohammad Abd Allah Draz

    The straight path of Islam requires submission to the will of God as revealed in the Qur’an, and recognition of Muhammad as the Messenger of God who in his daily life interpreted and exemplified that divine revelation which was given through him. The believer who follows that straight path is a Muslim.

  • http://www.religion-online.org/book-chapter/chapter-2-ideas-and-movements-in-islamic-history-by-shafik-ghorbal/ - Chapter 2: Ideas and Movements in Islamic History, by Shafik Ghorbal

    The author describes the history and problems of the Islamic society from the time of the prophet Mohammad as it matures to modern times. Statistical compilations of the numbers of Muslims in various countries are listed.

  • http://www.religion-online.org/book-chapter/chapter-3-islamic-beliefs-and-code-of-laws-by-mahmud-shaltout/ - Chapter 3: Islamic Beliefs and Code of Laws by Mahmud Shaltout

    The author holds that it has been proven that the Qur’an could not possibly be the work of Muhammad or of any other human being, but has been given to the Prophet by Holy Revelation. Of this there is no doubt whatsoever. Thus, the beliefs of Islam are True.

http://www.religion-online.org/book/islam-the-straight-path-islam-interpreted-by-muslims/ - http://www.religion-online.org/book/islam-the-straight-path-islam-interpreted-by-muslims/


(This book triggered the interest of Joe Bradford of Houston to discover Islam)

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Posted By: Win-Win
Date Posted: 07 June 2019 at 6:52am
Welcome to Islam: A Convert's Tale - Book by Lucy Bushill-Matthews

Written by an English Muslim convert and mother of three, Welcome to Islam captures the occasionally poignant but often humorous reality of being a Muslim in the current climate: as a convert, a working woman, a mother, and as an active member of the local community.

Discover what it’s really like living life as a Muslim: praying the ritual prayers at work in an office when your boss walks in; going on Hajj with hundreds of Saudi women dressed from head to toe in black; or explaining to your six-year-old daughter, who is looking at the pictures in the newspaper, that the bearded Asian Muslim who is being arrested for terrorism isn’t in fact the family friend we all know and love – just someone who looks extremely similar.

It is rare to pick up a newspaper or watch the television without encountering a ‘Muslim issue’ at least once. Lucy Bushill-Matthews’ story brings the faith behind the headlines refreshingly to life...

http://lucybushillmatthews.com/blog/?page_id=2 - http://lucybushillmatthews.com/blog/?page_id=2




Posted By: Meriam
Date Posted: 11 June 2019 at 6:41pm
Salamualaikum, The Greeting of Peace,

Thank you Win-Win for this suggested book. Honestly, it's my first time I hear about it.
It's still always interesting to discover new reads and try to be opened on diverse experiences of people from all walks of life ... Regardless to one's opinion on any new read's content, we may often learn something!
What matters after all is the beneficial knowledege.

Baaraka Allah fikum.



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