ghusl. In that case, however, they will have to add, “I am imitating the Shâfi’î (or Mâlikî) Madhhab,” to their niyyat whenever they are to make a ghusl or an ablution and when performing namâz.] 2– To apply water into the nostrils once. 3– To wash the entire body once. It is farz to wash those parts of the body which do not cause haraj (difficulty) for washing. If a part of the body cannot be washed on account of a darûrat, i.e. a cause that exists in creation and which is not one’s own making, it will be forgiven (by Allâhu ta’âlâ) and the ghusl made will be sahîh (valid, sound). As is stated in the book entitled Durr-ul-mukhtâr, food remains between the teeth and/or in the tooth sockets will not prevent the ghusl made from being sahîh. This is the case according to the fatwâ.  For, water will penetrate them and wet the place under them. If the remains are solid, the scholars said that they would prevent water’s penetration. And that is the truth of the matter. Ibni ’Âbidîn ‘rahima-hullâhu ta’âlâ’ explains the matter as follows: It is written in the book entitled Khulâsa-t-ulfatâwâ, as well, that they will not prevent (water’s penetration because water, a liquid, will pass through the food (so as to wet the place under it). If it is found out that water is not passing through the food remains, the ghusl made will not be sahîh, a fact which is acknowledged by all scholars unanimously. The same is stated also in the book entitled Hilya-t-ul-mujallî, (written by Ibni Emîr Hâjj) Halabî ‘rahmatullâhi ta’âlâ ’alaih’, d. 879 [1474 A.D.].) If the remains have solidified under constant pressure, they will not let water pass through, and so the ghusl made will not be sahîh. For, there is not a darûrat in this. [In other words, it is not something that has happened by itself.] Nor is there any haraj [in cleaning these parts (or the body).] It is written in the book entitled Halabî-i-saghîr: If a person makes a ghusl with remains of bread or food or other things between his teeth, his ghusl will be sahîh, according to fatwâs, even if he thinks that the water (used in the ghusl) has not passed through the remains. That the fatwâ given agrees with this is written in Khulâsa-t-ul-fatâwâ. According to some scholars, the  Fatwâ is a conclusive explanation wherein an authorized Islamic scholar answers Muslims’ questions on a religious matter. Sources and documents on which the fatwâ is based are appended to the fatwâ. – 66 –
ghusl made will not be sahîh if the remains are solid. This final judgment is written also in the book entitled Zahîra-t-ul-fatâwâ, (written by Burhân-ad-dîn Mahmûd bin Tâj-ud-dîn Ahmad bin ’Abd-ul-’Azîz Bukhârî ‘rahmatullâhi ta’âlâ ’alaih’, 551 [1156 A.D.]–martyred in 616 .) It is the valid judgment concerning the matter. For, the water used will not reach below them. And there is not a darûrat or haraj, either. It is stated as follows in the book entitled Durr-ul-Muntaqâ:  Concerning the ghusl made when there are food remains in your tooth sockets, there are Islamic scholars who argue that the ghusl will be sahîh as well as those who believe the other way round. For safety’s sake, the food remains ought to be removed beforehand. As is stated in Tahtâwî’s commentary to Marâq-il-falâh, if there are food remains in the tooth sockets or between the teeth, ghusl will be sahîh. For water is a fluid and will seep through them easily. If the food remains have been hardened by chewing, they will prevent ghusl. So is written in the book entitled Fat-h-ul-qadîr. It is stated in the book entitled Bahr-ur-râiq that ghusl will be sahîh if there are food remains in the tooth sockets or between the teeth. For, water is a fine substance which will seep through anything. The same is written in the book entitled Tejnîs (or Tajnîs). Sadr-ush-shehîd Husâmaddîn said that ghusl made in that state will not be sahîh and that therefore the remains must be removed and the water must be made to flow through the tooth interiors. It will be safer to remove the remains and wash under them. It is stated in the book entitled Fatâwâ-i-Hindiyya: The argument closer to the truth is the one that holds that ghusl made by a person with food remains in their tooth sockets or between their teeth will be sahîh. The same argument is written in Zâhidî. However, it is advisable to remove the remains and make water flow into the sockets. As is stated in the book entitled Qâdikhân, it is written in the book entitled Nâtifî that ghusl made while there are food remains around the teeth will not have been made adequately and that it is necessary to remove them and wash the places under them. It is written in the book entitled al-Mejmû’at-uz-zuhdiyya: If the food remains between the teeth become like solid dough and  Written by ’Alâ-ud-dîn Haskafî ‘rahmatullâhi ta’âlâ ’alaih’ (1021, Haskaf – 1088 [1677 A.D.]). – 67 –
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.