articles with the intention of zakât to one of you poor acquaintances or relatives. Now you have paid zakât for your paper bills (by giving gold articles equal in weight to the gold coins which are equal in value to calculated amount of the paper bills to be paid as zakât). Thereafter the poor person donates the gold coins as a gift to you, and you in turn pay your debt by returning the gold articles to the lender. Since the zakât has been paid, you, the rich person, give some of the paper bills in your possession and which you have reserved for the purpose of paying zakât to the poor person. You can spend the remainder doing all sorts of charity you wish. If the poor person also wishes to attain a share from the thawâb that the charity yields, he sells you the gold coins that he has received as zakât. Thereafter he returns the paper bills to you and appoints you his deputy to dispense charity on his behalf. Sayyid ’Abd-ul-Hakîm Arwâsî ‘rahmatullâhi ’alaih’ (1281 [1865 A.D.], Başkale, Van, Turkey–1362 , Ankara), an expert in the teachings of all four Madhhabs, stated: “The value of paper money is a nominative value. When it is demonetized, it loses its value. Therefore, it is not permissible to pay fitra and/or zakât in paper money. The zakâts that you paid in paper money in the past should be made qadâ of, (i.e. reperformed,) by way of dawr with gold. All sorts of monetary acts of worship, with the exception of hajj, can be made qadâ of by way of dawr.” (Please see the twentyfirst chapter of the fifth fascicle of Endless Bliss for ‘dawr’.) It says as follows in Durr-ul-mukhtâr: If Bâghîs, i.e. Muslims who revolted against the government and seized power, and oppressive Muslim rulers collect the zakât of animals and the zakât (called ’ushr) of crops and dispense them (in manners and) at places commanded by Allâhu ta’âlâ, the property thereby collected (from Muslims) becomes zakât (and ’ushr) (of those Muslims). If, however, the so-called property is dispensed (otherwise and) at other places, that property collected will not stand for zakât (and/or ’ushr). Owners of the property will have to pay zakât (and/or ’ushr) again by dispensing it to poor Muslims. If the aforesaid authorities collect the zakât for commercial property and the zakât for money, it will not stand for zakât, according to a vast majority of Islamic savants. The fatwâ given agrees with their ijtihâd. According to other Islamic savants, since those oppressive rulers who collect them are Muslims (at the same time) and the property thereby collected belongs to the people by right, they will be held as poor people, and hence property paid to them with the – 200 –
niyyat (intention) of zakât will stand for zakât.” Ibni ’Âbidîn’s account of the matter is as follows: “This rule applies also to property and money collected as taxes or duties or in any other nomenclature. The more common scholarly argument that property thereby collected will not stand for zakât despite the intention is the sahîh one. In other words, tyrannical Muslim rulers do not have the right to collect zakât for people’s property.” That the fatwâ agrees with this ijtihâd is written in Tahtâwî’s annotation (to the aforesaid book). As is seen, zakât paid for animals and ’ushr (paid for crops) will be sahîh (valid in Islam) only if the government who collects them is a Muslim government and dispenses them to people who have dues from the four departments of the State Treasury called Beyt-ul-mâl. None of the taxes paid to the government, according to most Islamic savants, will stand for zakât for property or money. There is a scholarly report stating that it will be permissible on condition that the government to collect them be known to be a Muslim government and the property and the money be given with the intention of zakât. The source of this report, however, is a da’îf (weak) one. (Please scan the sixth chapter of the second fascicle of Endless Bliss for the technical meaning of ‘da’îf.) Come on, o my brother, have reason and get over this obduracy! Your life is so valuable, do not waste it in superfluity! Protect your heart against the desires of the nafs! Let your inside, like your outside, attain purity! When gold is commingled with copper, Will the money-changer receive it with jollity? Do not boast with your diploma from a high school! Think before you talk, lest you be involved in oddity! Find a person of ma’ârif and harken to him! So that from Haqq you attain kindness so plenty! Go to the ocean of Haqîqat and dive therein, And come up with something superb in quality! Do not let an ignorant graduate mislead you! The early scholars show you the wayto purity! – 201 –
Se'âdet-i Ebediyye ENDLESS BLISS Fourth Fascicle
Subjects relating to belief of ahl as-Sunnat are quoted from famous Ahl as-Sunnat scholars' books.Various aspects of Hanafi Fiqh are explained, e.g., taharat, najasat, ghusl, wudu, tayammum, water, satr, women's covering themselves, adhan, iqamat, namaz, traveler's namaz, juma prayer, and music
THE BOOK ‘O SON’
Al-hamdu lillâhi Rabbil ’âlamîn. Wa-s-salâtu wa-s-salâmu ’alâ
Rasûlinâ Muhammadin wa Âlihi wa Sahbihi ajma’în.
1– O son! Collecting from books written by the scholars of the
Hanafî Madhhab three hundred and sixty hadîth-i-sherîfs and
forty-four khabars and also the seven essentials and the five rukns
and the seven wâjibs and the fourteen sunnats and the twenty-five
mustahabs and the fourteen mufsids of namâz, I have explained
them for you. Adapt your acts and deeds to these teachings so that
you attain fayz and nejât (salvation)!
2– Also for your information, I have collected a thousand and
ninety âdâb (adabs) for you and for other young Muslims like you.
If you adapt your actions and acts of worship to these teachings,
they will be sufficient for you. If you laze, disobey Allâhu ta’âlâ
and cease from these practices and manners, you will be afflicted
with slavery and disgrace in the world and subjected to torment in
the world to come.
If you live up to them and advise your Muslim brothers to do
the same, it will be useful for you. They will say blessings over you.
And Haqq ta’âlâ will accept their invocations. For, a slave will be
pardoned on account of another slave’s invocations for them.
Halâl, harâm, and the doubtful,What is harâm to eat and things that are harâm to use, Wine, and alcoholic beverages. Is tobacco-smoking sinful?, Isrâf (wastefulness), fâiz (interest), and tobacco-smoking, Manners (âdâb) that must be observed when eating and drinking,(Siblings through) the Milk-Tie, Nafaqa, and rights of neighbours,Islam, and the woman...
Translations of letters from Imam-i Rabbani's Maktubat and Sayyid Abdulhakim Arwasi's books. Subjects include kinds of hadiths, justice, qada, qadar, madhhabs, bid'ats, fiqh, shafa'at, corrupt religions, Islam&Science and various aspects of sufism.
The Turkish original of the book Se’âdet-i Ebediyye consists of three parts, all of which add up to more than a thousand pages. We have translated the entire book into English and have published six individual fascicles. Se’âdet-i Ebediyye is a book prepared according to the Hanafî Madhhab. There is not a bit of knowledge or word which does not confirm the creed of the Ahl-i Sunnat and Jamâ’at in this book. This is the first fascicle. We invoke Allâhu ta’âlâ to help us deliver it to our dear readers.
There are two hundred and forty (240) chapters in Se’âdet-i Ebediyye, and it consists of three parts. Forty-one of the ninety-eight chapters in the first part, thirty-four of the seventy-two chapters in the second part and thirty-three of the seventy chapters in the third part are translations of the letters in the Persian original of Maktûbât (The Letters) by Hadrat Imâm-i Rabbânî ‘rahmat-Allâhi ’alaih’ . A few of them are translations of letters by Hadrat Muhammad Ma’sûm ‘rahmat-Allâhi ’alaih’. The remaining chapters are taken from many valuable books. Maktûbât by Hadrat Imam-î Rabbânî consists of three volumes (I, II, III) and they contain five hundred and thirty six letters. All of them were published in two volumes in Pakistan in 1392 [1972 A.D.], and it was printed by offset in 1397 [1977 A.D.] in Istanbul. Maktûbât by Hadrat Muhammad Ma’sûm, his son, is also of three volumes (IV, V, VI). The volume number and the number of each letter translated is given below. The additions in brackets are explanations made by the translator, (i.e. Hadrat Hüseyn Hilmi Işık 'quddisa sirruh'.).
Subjects relating to belief of ahl as-Sunnat are quoted from famous Ahl as-Sunnat scholars' books.
Ethics of Islam is taken from the book Berîka by Muhammad Hâdimi. Immorality and ways to get rid of it; 40 depravities and cures to them; usefulness of ethics; what is a soul; strengths of a soul; Personalities emanating from wisdom, courage, chastity and justice are extensively explained.
THE SUNNI PATH
The beginning of (The Sunni Path), the book by a statesman of the Ottoman Empire Ahmet Cevdet Pasha (Ma’lûmat-ı Nâfia=Beneficial Information), gives a succinct information about how to believe in the religion of Islam and makes the classification of the science of Islam. Imâm-ı Gazâli, one of the greatest savants of Islam, briefly explains the explanations of Ahl-i-sunnat savants of the true religion of Islam preached by Muhammad ׳alayhissalâm. In addition to this, the life of Imâm-ı A’zam Ebû Hanifa, a great Ahl-i-sunnat savant, is summarized in the book (The Sunni Path). Besides, given are an answer to the slanderers and an explanation to (How to be a True Muslim?)
BELIEF AND ISLAM
star This work, Belief and Islam, originally was written in Persian under the title I’tiqâd-nâma by Hadrât Mawlânâ Khâlid al-Baghdâdî, a profound ‘âlim of Islam and a specialist in ma’ârif of tasawwuf. Hâji Faydullah Effendi of Kemah, a khalîfa of great walî Mavlânâ Mahmûd Sâhib, the brother of the author, translated the book into Turkish and named it Farâid-ul-fawâid which was printed in Istanbul in 1312 A.H.. Our bookstore had it translated again from the Persian original into Turkish and, some explanations and three chapters, published it with the title Imân ve Islâm in 1966. German, French and Arabic versions are also published by our bookstore. This book, explains five fundamentals of Islam, six fundamentals of îmân and the contemporary information about the matter and refutes those who are against Islam and those who are lâ-madbhabî.
CONFESSIONS OF A BRITISH SPY
Must read for every Muslim!
This book ConfessionbyaBritishspy, translated from the book (Muzakkarat-ul Mister Hempher) which was published in Cairo by (Dâr-ul-kitâb-is-sufi), consists of the memoirs of Hempher, one of the thousands of spies, men or women, send to islamic countries by Ministry of the British Colonies, to demolish the Islamic religion. In this confession, the spy, Hempher, disclosed the lies and slanders fabricated by the Ministry; how he had deceived Muhammad bin Abdulwahhab, the founder of Wahhâbism; how he had strived to divide Muslims into groups and to corrupt their religion.
WHY DID THEY BECOME MUSLIMS?
The book Why Did They Become Muslims consists of 3 sections. Section I is a book of Islam and Christianity. Information about Prophets, books, religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) is given, conditions of being a true Muslim are explained, the words of those filled with admiration for Islam and the lives of 42 people who being a member of other religions chose Islam are narrated. Section II is a book of the Qur’an-ı Karîm and the Torah and the Bibles as of Today. Information about today’s Torah and Bibles is given, errors in the Bible are explained; that the Qur’an-ı Karîm is the last and unchangeable book is explained scientifically. Besides, explained are miracles, virtues, moral practices and habits of Muhammad ´alayhissalâm. Section III is a book of Islam and Other Religions. That Islam is not a religion of savageness, that a true Muslim is not ignorant, that there can be no philosophy in Islam are explained along with explanations of primitive religions and celestial religions.
ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY
This book is written in the nature of a “key” for those Muslim brothers of ours who have just a smattering of knowledge on how the Islamic religion has developed, and it has been written for those non-Muslims willing to know the fundamentals of Islam. Islam, the most up-to-date and the most immaculate of the world’s existing religions, is based upon very humane and very logical principles. Without going into details, this book touches upon the fundamentals of Islam and makes a comparison of Islam with other religions. It answers criticisms raised against Islam by its adversaries and explains as compendiously as possible the qualifications essential for being a good Muslim.
For those who would like to read valuable books on Islam written by Islamic scholars (rahimahumullâhu ta’âlâ) after learning the facts contained in this book, we advise that they read books published in different languages by the Hakîkat Kitabevi (Bookstore) in Istanbul. The names of these books are appended to our books. Read this book slowly and with reflection! Encourage others to read it, too! An ignorant person cannot be a good Muslim. Indeed, it is impossible for a person not to attach all his heart to Islam after learning its fundamentals. After reading this book, you will also realize what a lofty, sacred, logical, and perfect religion Islam is, and you will attach all your heart and soul to it in order to attain salvation and repose in this world and in the hereafter.
Islam that abrogated celestial religions of Judaism and Christianity along with their validity is explained first. That Qur’an-ı Karîm is word of Allah; miracles of Muhammad ׳alayhissalâm, his virtues, moral practices and habits; how to be a true Muslim; a comparison of Islam and Christianity; that Muslims are scientifically powerful; are explained next.
It is a translation of (Cevap Veremedi) into English. Harputlu Ishâk Effendi explains how the Bible - the true book revealed to Isa 'alaihis-salam - was distorted; how words that belonged to people were put into firstly written four Gospels; that the theory of trinity is erroneous; the belief of Tawhid (the unity of Allahu ta’ala) in Islam. Besides, a few very precious letters - a food of a soul by Muhammad Ma’sûm-î Fârûkî - take place. Information about Judaism, Torah and Talmud is also given.