[It is stated as follows in Shir’at-ul-islam: “If your wife begins to exhibit surly behaviour, you should blame yourself. You should say to yourself, “She wouldn’t behave like that if I were good. If your wife is a sâliha (pious) one, you should not take a second wife. It is not permissible for a man short of rendering justice with respect to the maintenance of his family to marry a second wife. If he knows that he will be capable of rendering justice, then it is permissible for him (to take a second wife). However, it is more meritorious for him not to do so. When your wife leaves for places permissible for her to go to, she must wear a headgear and cover her body properly. It is harâm for a woman to go out with a smell of perfume and/or with her ornaments exposed. A sâliha (pious) woman is the most valuable of worldly blessings. To treat a Muslim with mercy and tenderness yields more thawâb than does an act of nâfila worship.” It is written as follows in Riyâd-un-nâsikhîn: The eighteenth âyat of Nisâ Sûra purports: “Behave well and tenderly towards your wives!” The following hadîth-i-sherîfs: “Yâ Abâ Bakr! If a person talks smilingly and tenderly with his wife, he shall be given as much thawâb as if he had manumitted a slave.” and “Allah shall not have mercy on a woman who marries a fâsiq man.” and “Let him who wants my shafâ’at not give his daughter as a wife to as fâsiq man.” and “The best of people is one who is good to people. The worst of people is one who harms [hurts] people.” and “To unjustly hurt a Muslim is worse than demolishing the Ka’ba seventy times.” It is stated in Durr-ul-mukhtâr: “Once a Muslim man has married a woman by making a sahîh (valid) (marriage contract called) nikâh with her, (she becomes his wife and) it becomes farz for him to provide her (means of subsistence called) nafaqa. Nafaqa consists of food, clothing, and dwelling. He has to make his wife live in a house which is either his own property or one that he has rented. The wife may demand that none of her husband’s relatives should be allowed into the house. The husband as well may demand that none of his wife’s relatives should enter the house. Both of them possess this right. The house should be in a quarter where sâlih Muslims live. [The muazzin’s own voice should be heard from the house (without having to use a loudspeaker, since it is an act of bid’at to use it in Islamic practices).] The husband cannot ban his wife from going out to visit her parents once a week. They might as well come and visit their daughter once a week. If one of them becomes ill and there is no one to look after them, the wife should go and tend on her parent even if her – 250 –
husband is opposed to her doing so. The husband cannot prevent her other mahram relatives from visiting her, or prevent her from visiting them, once a year. If he allows her to visit others or to go to sinful places, both of them will be sinful. He prevents her from doing work for others, in return for a payment or gratis, at home or elsewhere, from going out to school or to preaches. A woman should be busy doing housework at home; she should not sit idly. He should not let her go to places with people with exposed awrat parts, such as public baths [and beaches or to places where people watch sports activities. He should not keep a television set in his home lest such activities should be watched.] She should not be allowed to go out with an ornamented or new dress on her.” He may take her out to places where Muslims who avoid harâms live, even if they are not her mahram relatives, i.e. close relatives who are harâm for her to marry; yet in that case men and women should be sitting in separate rooms. A woman’s mahram relatives are the following eighteen men: Her father and grandfathers; her sons and grandsons; her brothers, only uterine or only paternal ones alike; her brother’s or sister’s sons; her paternal and maternal uncles. These seven men are mahram relatives when they are related to her by milk-tie or by way of fornication as well. And four other men become mahram relatives by way of nikâh (marriage entered into by way of a marriage contract prescribed by Islam). They are: Father-in-law and his fathers; son-in-law; stepfather; stepson(s). A man’s children’s daughters-in-law and a woman’s children’s sons-in-law are their mahram relatives. Mahram relative means a person with whom you cannot make a nikâh, (i.e. whom you cannot marry.) For instance, a man’s sister is his mahram relative. Everyone’s siblings’ children are their mahram relatives. A man’s brothers’ wives or his paternal and maternal uncles’ and aunts’ daughters or his paternal and maternal uncles’ wives are not his mahram relatives. Your maternal aunt’s children and her husband are nâ-mahram, (i.e. they are not mahram relatives.) Your husband’s or wife’s siblings are nâ-mahram. That a woman’s sister’s or aunt’s husband and her husband’s brothers are nâmahram to her is written in the book entitled Ni’mat-i-islâm, in its chapter dealing with the essentials of Hajj (Pilgrimage). It is harâm for the wife to show herself to these men without covering herself in a manner taught by Islam or to stay with them in private in a closed room even if she has covered herself properly or to go on a (long-distance journey called) safar with them. Also, a woman’s maternal and paternal mothers are her son-in-law’s mahram – 251 –
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.