(hadrat ‘Uthmân) ordered distribution of property from the Baytul-mâl to those who deserved payment. His order was carried out. When it was seen that one thousand dirhams was in excess, he ordered that this money be used in public services. Zeyd used this money in repairing the Masjîd-i-Nabawî. A hadîth-i-sherîf, which exists in the book Meshîhât written by Hâfiz Ahmad bin Muhammad Abû Tâhir Silafî, a Shâfi’î scholar who passed away in 576, and which is reported also by Ibni Asâkir Alî bin Muhammad, states, “Loving Abû Bekr and thanking him is wâjib for all my Ummat.” Imâm-i-Munâwî also quotes this hadîth-i-sherîf from Daylamî. It is stated in a hadîth-i-sherîf, which exists in the book Wasîla by Hâfiz ’Umar bin Muhammad Erbilî, “As Allâhu ta’âlâ has made namâz, zakât and fasting farz for you, so He has made it farz for you to love Âbu Bekr, ’Umar, ’Uthmân and Alî.” Another hadîth-i-sherîf, which is reported by Abdullah Ibni Adî and written in Munâwî, states, “Loving Abû Bekr and ’Umar is from îmân. And enmity towards them is being munâfiq.” According to a report given by Imâm-i-Tirmuzî, a janâza (dead person ready for interment) was brought to the Messenger of Allah. He would not perform the namâz of janâza for him, and said, “This man felt animosity towards ’Uthmân. Therefore, Allâhu ta’âlâ bears animosity towards him.” The hundred and first âyat of Tawba sûra purports, “Allah loves the early Believers among the Muhâjirs and Ansâr and those people who follow them. And they love Allah. Allah has prepared Gardens of Paradise for them.” The first three Khalîfas are among the early Believers. And hadrat Mu’âwiya and Amr Ibni Âs are among those people who followed them. Those who malign these great Islamic leaders are opposing the âyat-i-kerîma and the hadîth-i-sherîfs by doing so. And a person who opposes an âyat-i-kerîma or a hadîth-i-sherîf, in his turn, will go out of Islam and become a disbeliever. His claiming to be a Muslim will only betray the fact that he is a munâfiq or a zindiq. 6- “Another old woman fabricated a story of a lost bracelet, with an attempt to cover the desert love affair she had had with Safwân. While doing so, she imposed the cause of divorce on hadrat Alî. This gave birth to the event of Camel,” he says. At this point the magazine shamelessly assails hadrat Âisha-i- Siddîqa ‘radiy-Allâhu ta’âlâ anhâ’, Believers’ mother and Rasûlullah’s beloved wife. See what hadrat Abd-ul-haqq Dahlawî, a scholar of Hadîth, says in his book Medârij-un-nubuwwa: The merits and virtues possessed by Âisha-i-Siddîqa ‘radiy- – 236 –
Allâhu ta’âlâ anhâ’ are innumerable. She was one ofthe scholars of fiqh among the As-hâb-i-kirâm. She would speak very clearly and eloquently. She would give fatwâ to the As-hâb-i-kirâm. According to most scholars, one-fourth ofthe knowledge of fiqh was communicated by hadrat Âisha. It was stated in a hadîth-isherîf, “Learn one-third of your religion from Humeyrâ!” Because Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu alaihi wa sallam’ loved hadrat Âisha very much, he called her Humeyrâ. Most people among the As-hâb-ikirâm and the Tâbi’în reported the hadîth-i-sherîfs they had heard from hadrat Âisha. Hadrat Urwat-ubni Zubeyr states: I have not seen anyone more learned in the meanings of Qur’ân al-kerîm, in halâls and harâms, in Arabic poetry, or in genealogy. The following two couplets eulogizing the Messenger of Allah (translated into English) belongs to her: Had the Egyptians heard about the beauty of his cheeks, They would not have paid money for buying Yûsuf ‘alaihissalâm’. (That is, they would have kept all their money for being able to see his cheeks.) Had the women who blamed Zelîha seen his luminous forehead, They would have cut their hearts instead oftheir hands. (And they would not have felt pain at all.) Another honour hadrat Âisha had was that she was Rasûlullah’s darling. Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu alaihi wa sallam’ loved her very much. When Rasûlullah was asked who he loved most, his answer was: “Âisha.” When he was asked who was the man he loved most, he said: “Âisha’s father.” That is, he stated that he loved hadrat Abû Bekr most. When hadrat Âisha was asked who the Messenger of Allah loved most, she said (he loved) Fâtima (most). When she was asked who was the man he loved most, she said it was Fâtima’s husband. This comes to mean that among his wives, hadrat Âisha was the one he loved most; among his children he loved hadrat Fâtima most; among his Ahl-i-Bayt hadrat Alî was most beloved to him; and among his Sahâba hadrat Abû Bekr was his most beloved companion ‘radiy-Allâhu ta’âlâ anhum ajma’în’. Hadrat Âisha relates, “One day Rasûlullah ‘sall- Allâhu alaihi wa sallam’ was unfastening the thongs of his blessed sandals and I was spinning yarn. I looked at his blessed face. Sweat was dropping from his bright forehead. And each drop of sweat was spreading light all around. They were dazzling my eyes. I was – 237 –
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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.