This is a well written, well organized textbook. Book 1 covers basic Islamic knowledge beginning with tawheed (Islamic monotheism), and continuing with Quranic studies that include tafseer (explanation and commentary). It also has sections on the science of Hadith and the sources of Islamic law (fiqh).
Experienced educator and scholar Dr. Bilal Philips has written this excellent four-year high school Islamic Studies curriculum. Part one (the first year), Islamic Studies Book 1, may be used in Grade 7, 8 or 9. Book 1 covers basic Islamic knowledge beginning with the concept of tawheed (the Islamic concept of monotheism), and continuing with Quranic studies that include the science of tafseer (explanation and commentary) with examples given of select chapters of the Noble Qur’an. Book 1 also covers the science of Hadith and the sources of Islamic law (fiqh). Study questions at the end of every unit help the student to make use of his or her new knowledge and assess progress. This is a well written, well organized textbook that teachers and students of Islamic Studies will find indispensable.
The collection of Forty Hadith by al-Imam al-Nawawi (or Imam Nawawi) has been known, accepted and appreciated by Muslim scholars for the last seven centuries.
Its significance lay in the fact that these selected forty hadiths comprise the main essential and fundamental concepts of Islam which, in turn, construct the minimum level of required revealed knowledge for every single Muslim. Since having good knowledge of the various fundamental aspects of the religion is key to a Muslim’s
practice and application of Islam, this web site attempts to provide simple and practical commentaries to the collection of Imam Nawawi’s Forty Hadith.
Various principles are contained in these hadiths, such as belief, Muslim ethics and fiqh. As such, it is very important to have a good understanding of these hadiths based on scholarly interpretations. In addition, these commentaries also try to offer discussions on related contemporary issues pertaining to certain concepts mentioned in these hadiths.
He was from the Zaydi school of law originally, and called for a return to the textual sources of the Quran and hadith. He viewed himself as a mujtahid, or authority to whom others in the Muslim community had to defer in details of religious law. Of his work issuing fatwas, ash-Shawkani stated ‘I acquired knowledge without a price and I wanted to give it thus. Part of the fatwa-issuing work of many noted scholars typically is devoted to the giving of ordinary opinions to private questioners. Ash-Shawkani refers both to his major fatwas, which were collected and preserved as a book, and to his “shorter” fatwas, which he said “could never be counted” and which were not recorded.
He is credited with developing a series of syllabi for attaining various ranks of scholarship and used a strict system of legal analysis based on Sunni thought. He insisted that a jurists who wanted to be a mujtahid fī’l-madhhab (a scholar who is qualified to exercise ijtihad within a school of Islamic law), was required to do ijtihad, which stemmed from his opposition to taqlid for a mujtahid.
Despite his Shiite background, he is regarded by many as a revivalist and has influenced contemporary Islamic movements in the Muslim world such as the Ahl-i Hadith and Salafi Movement . His legal decisions and discussions are frequently used in contemporary debate among Muslim scholars.
Allama Shawkani died in the year 1255 A.H.
The Metholodology Of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah On Criticizing
This book is a translation of the monumental treatise “Manhaj Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah fee Naqd-ir-Rijaal wal-Kutub wat-Tawaa’if” [The Methodology of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah on Criticizing Individuals, Books and Groups] by Shaykh Rabee’ bin Haadee Al-Madkhaalee. Although this book has been written in recent times, it has become a classical work and an important source of reference in its own right due to the vast amount of knowledge and clarification of fundamental principles regarding the methodology of the Salaf that are contained in it. This is why the scholars of this era, the likes of Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin Baaz, Muhammad Naasirud-Deen Al-Albaanee, Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen, Saalih Al-Fawzaan and countless others have praised this book in particular and its author in general.
Sharh as-Sunnah of Imam Barbaharee (2 Vols) Explained by Dr Saalih al-Fawzan
This is the highly beneficial two volume work in explanation of the famous works by Imam al-Barbahari (d.329h) by the esteemed & noble Shaykh, Dr Saalih al- Fawzan. Its importance can be seen by virtue of its being compiled in the early times; as it is one of the books of the earliest Salaf – those who lived in the same period with the great Imams, acquired knowledge from them and reported their pure Aqidah(creed)