they should be given some money. I sent for you because I would like you to divide this money and distribute it to them. Take it and mete it out!’ I requested the Khalîfa to excuse me and have someone else carry out this order. But when he insisted I could not refuse him. At that moment the door-keeper entered and said that ’Uthmân, Abd-ur-rahmân, Zubeyr, Sa’d ibni Ebî Waqqâs ‘radiy-Allâhu anhum’ requested admittance. He (the Khalîfa) said they could come in. So they entered and sat down. Some time later the doorman came in again and said that hadrat Alî and Abbâs ‘radiy-Allâhu anhumâ’ were waiting outside for admittance. Given the permission, they entered, and sat down. Hadrat Abbâs began to talk, saying that ‘Alî ‘radiy-Allâhu anh’ and I are here for the settlement of a disagreement between us concerning the property of (Benî Nadr), which Allâhu ta’âlâ gifted to Rasûlullah.’ He wanted this matter to be discussed so that those who had come earlier would feel satisfied and pleased, too. First the Khalîfa began to talk, saying, ‘I ask you (to tell the truth) for the right of Ulûhiyyat (being worshipped) and Izzat (Honour, Glory) of Allâhu ta’âlâ, who has created the earth and heavens and who allows them to maintain their existence every moment: Did Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu alaihi wasallam’ make the statement, (We Prophets do not leave inheritance behind us! What we leave behind will become alms)? Do you know that he uttered this hadîth-i-sherîf?’ ’Uthmân and his friends, who had arrived there earlier, said, ‘Yes, we know about it. He (the Prophet) said so.’ Then the Khalîfa turned to Alî and Abbâs and repeated the same question. Both ofthem replied in the affirmative. ‘Then you must be ready to listen to the decree enacted in this respect: Jenâb-i-Rabb-ul-’âlamîn ‘ta’âlâ wa taqaddes’ has given this property as a ghanîmat. That He has made this gift only upon His Habîb-i-ekrem, and no one else has been qualified with this concession, is pointed out in the sixth âyat of Hashr sûra. Our master the Fakhr-i-kâinât spent all such property, distributing it in a manner compatible with Islam, leaving behind what exists today. Setting apart the legitimate needs of his household from that ghanîmat, he would give the rest to those who were granted an allowance from the Beyt-ul-mâl. What do you say about this? Would Rasûlullah not do so?’ Upon this question ofthe Khalîfa, all the people being there replied in the affirmative. “Hadrat Khalîfa went on with his discourse: When Rasûlullah passed away, Abû Bekr as-siddîq ‘radiy-Allâhu anh’ took control. – 22 –
He followed Rasûlullah’s example and did the same. Until his death, he carried on a faultless administration. Now you two are there to have me talk, to ask from me. Since both of you ask the same question, there must be one answer for both of you. You, hadrat Abbâs, are here to ask about the right of your brother’s son, Alî, and you, hadrat Alî, are here to ask about your wife’s right, which is an inheritance from her father. I have quoted to you the hadîth-i-sherîf, ‘We do not leave inheritance behind us...’, which you admit to have heard. Then I have informed you about the policy followed by Abû Bekr-i-Siddîq, who was the rightly-guided Khalîfa of our master the Rasûl-i-ekrem. The very day I became the Khalîfa I assigned the task of carrying on this business to you, making it a stipulation that you were to follow the same policy as before.’ Thus, in the presence of hadrat ’Uthmân and his friends, he (the Khalîfa, hadrat ’Umar) answered hadrat Alî and Abbâs’s question, stating that they had been given this duty under that stipulation. (And he went on), ‘Now, if you have come here to ask for permission to do something contrary to this stipulation; I swear by the greatness ofthe Creator of earth and heavens that I shall not give permission to do something counter to the wishes of Allâhu ta’âlâ and His Messenger. If you are incapable to execute this task, return it to me! I shall provide your needs for you.’ When Urwa-t-abn-i-Zubeyr was asked about this event, he repeated that he had heard it from Mâlik bin Ews ‘radiy-Allâhu anh’ as it was. And he added a narration reported by hadrat Âisha ‘radiy-Allâhu anhâ’, the blessed wife of our master Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu alaihi wasallam’: One day the Ezwâj-i-tâhirât (the Prophet’s pure wives) ‘radiy-Allâhu anhunna’ sent me to my father (hadrat Abû Bekr-isiddîq) to ask my father, who was the Khalîfa at that time, about the portions they were to receive from the ghanîmat. He stated, ‘Don’t you fear Jenâb-i-Haqq? Our master Rasûlullah’s hadîth-isherîf, (We Prophets do not leave inheritance), shows that you do not have any portions. Do you remember this hadîth-i-sherîf?’ Upon this refusal, I remembered the hadîth-i-sherîf and went back. “In order to explain that those who are vulgarly obstinate despite all these clear evidences must be malevolent people, I have quoted the hadîth-i-sherîf in the book Bukhârî-i-sherîf exactly as it is. Hadrat Abû Bekr ‘radiy-Allâhu anh’ heard this hadîth-i-sherîf from our master Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu alaihi wasallam’. It is the most dependable document for him. For there are three ways of learning something: First, by perceiving it; second, by hearing it – 23 –
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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.