meeting for sinning, for (stirring up) enmity, opposition to Rasûlullah.’ Their disobeying the prohibition and meeting again means opposition. (I went on), “The blessed meaning ofthe eighth âyat of Mujâdala sûrâ is, ‘When they greet thee, they do not do so (in the same manner) as Allâhu ta’âlâ greets thee.’ Jews are reproached in this âyat-i-kerîma. Whenever Jews met Rasûlullah they would say, ‘May sam be to you,’ instead of saying, ‘May salâm be on you.’ And Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu alaihi wasallam’ would reply, ‘And the same to you!’ Thus, instead of saying, ‘salâm’, which means ‘safety, security’, they would say, ‘sam’, which means ‘death’. They thought they could deceive Fakhr-i-kâinât, who is the highest of all creatures and of all the past and future human beings. When they left him they would say that they had deceived him and that if he had been a Prophet they would have incurred (Allah’s) scourge on account of this atrocity oftheirs. It is for this reason that it was declared, ‘Their calculation shall add up to torment in Hell’, at the end ofthe âyat-i-kerîma. (Bukhârî) states in his book that when Jews entered the presence of our Prophet ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ alaihi wasallam’ they would pronounce their doubtful, wicked word of greeting, as it was their vicious custom. Âisha ‘radiy-Allâhu anhâ’ understood this and became angry. Our master, Rasûlullah, stated that there was no reason for becoming angry and that his invocation, ‘May the same be to you!’, was accepted (by Allâhu ta’âlâ). “The expression, ‘When the munâfiqs (hypocrites) come to thee...’, in the first âyat of Munâfiqûn sûra, refers to Abdullah bin Selûl and his friends. It has nothing to do with As-hâb-i-kirâm. (I went on), “The meaning ofthe sixteenth âyat of Muhammad sûra is, ‘Of them, the ones who listen to thee; when they leave thee...’ This âyat-i-kerîma, too, was revealed for the hypocrites. The hypocrites would appear in the presence of Rasûlullah ‘sall- Allâhu alaihi wasallam’, hear his statements, and yet they would be unwilling to understand what he was saying. Imâm-i-Muqatil [Of Belh; passed away in Basra in 150] states as follows in his Tafsîr: As Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu alaihi wasallam’ preached during the Khutba, they would pretend not to understand, asking Abdullah ibni Abbâs ‘radiy-Allâhu anhumâ’, ‘What does this man want to say?’ Abdullah ibni Abbâs ‘radiy-Allâhu anhumâ’ reports that they would ask him from time to time. Allâhu ta’âlâ, who is the (real) owner of justice, revealed the sixteenth âyat of Muhammad sûra, thus distinguishing the faithful Believers who – 18 –
were serving whole- heartedly from the hypocrites. The blessed meaning of this âyat is, ‘Allâhu ta’âlâ has sealed their hearts shut.’ Then, revealing the next âyat, He (Allâhu ta’âlâ) gave the Ashâbi-kirâm the good news of hidâyat (guidance to the right way) and najât (salvation). Sa’îd bin Jubeyr ‘radiy-Allâhu anh’ states: The expression, ‘Thou hast seen those with ailing hearts’, purported in the twentieth âyat of Muhammad sûra, uncovers the hypocrites explicitly. For there are three kinds of hearts: The first one is the Believer’s heart, which is pure and attached to Allâhu ta’âlâ with love. The second kind of heart is rigid and dead. It will never feel mercy. The third kind is the ailing heart. This ailment is the singular property of hypocrites. Allâhu ta’âlâ describes all these three kinds of hearts in the fifty-first âyat of Hajj sûra. Two ofthese three hearts are in torment. One ofthem shall attain salvation. The Believer’s heart is Selîm. Allâhu ta’âlâ praises and lauds the heart that is Selîm. The eighty-eighth âyat of Shu’arâ sûra purports, ‘That day, property and children shall do no good. Only those who come with a heart that is Selîm shall attain benefits.’ “The Benî Anber tribe were disbelievers. It would be wrong, both mentally and scientifically, to place them among the Ashâbi-kirâm. “As for the Holy War of Bedr; as it is explained both in your books and in our books, it took place as it is stated in the first âyat of Enfâl sûra. (I went on), “The dispersal that took place in the Holy War of Huneyn was not a desertion. It was a precaution, a tactical stratagem. Every war embodies retreats as well as forward movements. After all, those who dispersed were not the greater ones ofthe As-hâb-i-kirâm. They were the slaves who had been emancipated after the conquest of Mekka a few months earlier. It was for certain that the result was going to be a victory. In fact, that this withdrawal brought about victory is informed in the twentyseventh âyat of Tawba sûra, which purports, ‘Then He conferred serenity on His Messenger and on the Believers.’ Rasûlullah ‘sall- Allâhu alaihi wasallam’ was aware of this. For this reason he did not rebuke those who had dispersed. He was not offended with any ofthem. Then, would it be proper for us to censure them? Since it is stated, ‘It is permissible to desert the battle when one’s life is in danger,’ in the book (Kitâb-ush-sharâyi’) which was written by Abulqâsim Shi’î, a Shiite scholar, would it not be necessary to hold one’s tongue about the Sahâba ‘radiy-Allâhu – 19 –
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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.
At the beginning of the book (The Blessed) superiority of Ashâb of our prophet, Muhammad ´alayhissalâm, is explained along with how unjust and ignorant are those who defame Ashâb-ı-kirâm. Besides, the meaning of ijtihâd is explained. In the part of cautioning, an answer is given to the book (Hüsniyye) written by an enemy of Islam. In another part, biographies of great savants of Islam - hadrat Imâm-ı Rabbâni and hadrat Sayyed Abdülhakîm-ı Arvâsi - are explained. In the part Two Apples of the Eye of Muslims superiority of hadrat Abû Bakr and hadrat Omar is explained; in the part The First Fitna in Islam events between Ashâb-ı-kirâm are explained beautifully from the pen of hadrat Imâm-ı Rabbâni Ahmad Fârûkî Sarhandi who explains that to love all of Ashâb-ı-kirâm is a fundamental condition of being Ahl-i-sunnat.
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.
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.
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?)
In this precious book written by Imâm-ı Rabbânî Ahmed Fârûkî Serhendi, one of the greatest savants of Islam, explained are the proof of Prophethood, the special features of a Prophet that distinguish him from other men, a miracle, the Prophethood of Muhammad ׳alayhissalâm. In addition to this, the lives of great savants of Islam such as Sayyed Abdülhakîm-i Arvâsî, Sayyed Fehîm-i Arvâsî, Sayyed Tâhâ-i Hakkârî and Hüseyn Hilmi bin Sa’id Effendi are briefly narrated.
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.
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.
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.
Answer to an Enemy of Islam
This is a refutation of the lies and slanders which the lâ-madhhabî Rashîd Rıdâ of Egypt, who appeared in the disguise of a religious man and wrote against the scholars of Islam in his book Muhâwarât.
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.
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.