A COMMENTARY ON THE DEPICTION OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD
BY: IMAM AL-TIRMIDHI
PUPLISHED BY: DAR AL ARQAM
Sacred Freedom Western Liberalist Ideologies In The Light Of ISLAM0 out of 5
Sacred Freedom Western Liberalist Ideologies In The Light Of ISLAM:
Contains a concise and frank examination of the legitimacy of atheism, humanism, pluralism, democrac y and secularism as guiding ideologies for humankind. Discussing the consequences of a pluralistic worldview, Sacred Freedom questions whether the West has examined the realities of democracy before endeavoring to spread it by force around the world.
Are ideologies derived from Western historical experiences universally applicable? Has the West arrived at a balanced understanding of personal freedom? These are only some of the important questions raised in this unique book. Daring to probe the revered and unquestionable, Sacred Freedom gives readers the opportunity to explore these topics from a viewpoint they might otherwise not be exposed to.
From the Introduction:
After the events of September 11, I s aw the need to compile a book about terrorism and religious extremism in the world today. After publishing this book, it occurred to me that another subject – that of negligence in religious affairs – was also in desperate need of being addressed for both Muslim and non- Muslim readers. On a daily basis, we are being inundated with different kinds of man-made liberalist ideologies in the mainstream media. Because of the sheer volume and almost monotone voice of many media outlets, people are given the impression that these ideologies must be accepted by every living individual and society in the world today, and that the validity of these ideologies is not open to question.
At present, Westerners and liberalists in general are intrigued as to why people are still turning to Islam for enlightenment in this modern age. This is particularly intriguing for those who are convinced that Islam is something that impedes progress, and that Islamic civilization has proven to be inferior to other civilizations as a result of its adherence to Islam. This subject has been addressed in this book as a response to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s remark that Islamic civilization is “stuck where it was 1400 years ago.”
I have also analyzed the two main reference points in Western humanist thinking throughout the book. The first of these is the belief that people are free and responsible for deciding their own actions, and therefore, that God should only have a personal, marginal place in their lives. The other important point of reference for Western policy and societal orientation is the belief that the opinion of the majority should act as mankind’s principle criterion in shaping human behaviour and legislation.
One of the major points of contention that liberalists have with Islam is the reluctance the Muslim world has shown in embracing these two principles. Some liberalists take a more militant approach in trying to spread these two principles in the Muslim world, while others censure these tactics, hoping that more temperate policies will win the Muslims over to contemporary humanist values. Whatever the method, the message remains the same: Muslims must change their beliefs and eventually conform to this ever- changing series of humanist values.
After reading this book, the reader will be able to judge whether the devotion that people have towards these two principles is actually deserved. It is also my hope that this book will contribute to a better understanding of Islam, and I welcome any kind of feedback from anyone who finds any points of contention within it.
BY: HANEEF OLIVER
PUBLISHER : WESTPOINT PUBLISHING
Loving our Parents Stories of Duties & Obligations0 out of 5
Year of Publication:2012
Author:Abdul Malik Mujahid
Loving our Parents – Stories of Duties & Obligations
Loving our Parents is a wonderful collection of stories from the lives of ordinary people on the rewards of treating our parents with honor and respect. It also has detailed and authentic accounts from both the Noble Qur’an and the Prophet’s Sunnah on our duties and obligations to those who have sacrificed so much to raise and educate us. In addition, it provides clear warnings of the penalties from Allah Almighty in this world and the Hereafter for abusing and disrespecting our parents. This is an essential publication for those who want to know the Divine Injunctions on not only how to treat their mothers and fathers, but also their grandparents, close relatives and elders.
The Many Shades of Shirk0 out of 5
The Many Shades of Shirk:
The basic concept of Islam is Monotheism. It confirms the belief in Allah’s Oneness without assigning partners to Him in worship. No doubt, the adherents of other religions also hold belief in God but they join partners with Him. For instance, the Jews call Prophet Uzair (alayhee assalam) a son of God. The Christians call Prophet Isa (alayhee assalam) a son of God. The Hindus split God into many deities. According to their belief, God incarnates in Human form to punish the wrongdoers, removes injustice and oppression from the world and fills it with justice, equality, and prosperity. In short, all other religions except Islam have a combination of God and His partners or incarnates. In Islam, Shirk (polytheism) is the grievous sin that cannot be forgiven until man turns to Allah in repentance sincerely and asks His pardon. The present book deals with Shirk thoroughly and highlights its various forms in vogue among the Muslims and non-Muslims. Its aim is to arouse ! mass awareness against the Shirk and invite them to the Islamic Monotheism based on the Quran and Sunnah. The book, because of its eloquent yet simple and lucid style, gained much popularity. Darussalam has the honor to publish it in the greater interest of the people. Our purpose is to serve Islam and provide the readers with good, knowledgeable and authentic reading material on the subjects related to the Islamic faith.
BY: Fadlur Rahman Klaim Kashmiri
Islam is your Birthright by Majed S Al-Rassi0 out of 5
Majed Al-Rassi’s popular booklet, compiled from the works of respected writers on the subject of comparative religion, has been revised and greatly expanded in this new edition. Islam is Your Birthright is a useful and comprehensive guide for Muslims who would like to know how to address non-Muslims on the subject of the relationship between Islam, Christianity and other.
BY : MAJED S.AL-RASSI
PUBLISHER : IIPH
A Gift to the Reader in Annotation of Sharh as Sunnah : 2 Volume Set (Shaykh Dr. Saalih Al-Fawzaan)0 out of 5
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)