indulgence in the desires of their ‘nafs’es  as soon as they attained the first sohbat (of Rasûlullah). We have been commanded to love them all. It is written as follows in the initial pages of the commentary to the book entitled Shir’at-ul-islâm:  “Talk as courteously as possible about any of the Ashâb-i-kirâm ‘’alaihimur-ridwân’. Never speak ill of any of them.” As for the seventy-two (aberrant) groups: Some of them carried the matter too far, while others were remiss in it; some of them put their trust in mind, while others fell for philosophy and Greek philosophers. Thus they practised things that were not in Islam and which were even contrary to Islam. They embraced bid’ats, (i.e. beliefs and practices that had nothing to do with Islam and which had been invented in the name of Islamic beliefs and practices.) They abandoned the Sunnat, i.e. Islam. There appeared people who resented Islamic celebrities such as Abû Bakr as-Siddîq and Hadrat ’Umar ‘radiy-Allâhu ’anhumâ’, the highest ones of the Ashâb-i-kirâm according to the ijmâ’ (unanimity of Islamic scholars), –in fact, the resentment felt by some of them would not sidestep the blessed name of our Master, the Prophet ‘’alaihissalâm’. There appeared people who denied the fact that our Master, the Prophet, had been taken up to heaven both physically and spiritually on the night called Mi’râj, (which is explained in detail in the sixtieth chapter of the third fascicle of Endless Bliss.) It is so appalling to see some soi disant contemporary Islamic scholars dismally serving as mouthpieces for the group called Ismâ’îliyya, the most harmful of the seventy-two groups (of bid’at). They are striving to misquide and poison the innocent young generations by writing and spreadng various destructive lies such as that the blessed male and female ancestors of our Master the Prophet were disbelievers and that our blessed Master the Prophet ‘’alaihis-salâm’ had been immolating sacrificial animals before idols before he was designated as the Prophet, and adducing some Shiite books to support their misrepresentations. It can be seen clearly that the aims of such defeatists is to undermine the Islamic religion, to steal the îmân of young people, and to blemish them with disbelief. An âyat-i-kerîma in the Qur’ân al-  Please see the forty-third chapter of the second fascicle of Endless Bliss for ‘nafs’.  Written by Muhammad bin Abû Bakr ‘rahmatullâhi ta’âlâ ’alaih’ (d. 573 [1178 A.D.]). Its commentary was written by Ya’qûb bin Sayyid ’Alî ‘rahmatullâhi ta’âlâ ’alaih’ (d. 931 [1525 A.D.]). – 22 –
kerîm purports: “A person who interprets the Qur’ân al-kerîm in accordance with his own mind will become a disbeliever.” Islamic scholars had adab (polished manners, as taught by Islam). They would talk and write with diligence. They think hard lest they should say something wrong. Talking without reserve, e.g. attempting to voice one’s wrong and aberrant personal views and opinions in the name of Islam instead of derving true information from the Edilla-i-shar’iyya, i.e. from the four major sources of Islamic knowledge, is not something that an average Muslim do, let alone an Islamic scholar. We must deem the destructive and belief dirtying words and writings of such ignorant people who have not realized the greatness of our blessed Prophet ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam’ or of the Ashâb-i-kirâm ‘ridwânullâhi ta’âlâ ’alaihim ajma’în’ as lethal venoms. A Persion line in English: I shudder like a willow leaf if they should assault my îmân. May Allâhu ta’âlâ increase the love of His beloved ones in our hearts. May He protect us from falling into the inferno of loving His enemies! The symptom of îmân’s existence in a heart is its loving the beloved one’s of Allâhu ta’âlâ and its resenting His enemies.] There are four Madhhabs in ’amal (Islamic practices, acts of worship, deeds and actions): They are the Madhhabs of Imâm a’zam (Abû Hanîfa), Imâm Shâfi’î, Imâm Mâlik, and Imâm Ahmad bin Hanbal ‘rahmatullâhi ’alaihim’. It is necessary to adapt oneself to any one of these four Madhhabs. Madhhabs of all four of them are true and right. All four of them are within the Ahl as-Sunnat. We are in the Madhhab of Imâm a’zam. Muslims in this Madhhab are called Hanafîs. “The Madhhab of Imâm a’zam is thawâb  and right. There is the likelihood as well that it may be incorrect. The other three Madhhabs are incorrect. There is the likelihood as well that they may be correct,” we say. And also, îmân’s staying with its holder permanently without leaving is dependent upon six conditions and causes: 1– We have had îmân in the ghâib. Our îmân is in the ghâib  The word ‘thawâb’ is used both as an adjective and as a noun. When a certain behaviour is thawâb, it means that Allâhu ta’âlâ likes it very much and in the Hereafter He will give rewards for it. – 23 –
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.