Sajistaani-blog-imageImaam Abu Dawood’s (R.A) name is Sulaymaan Ibn Al-Ash’ath ibn Ishaaq ibn Basheer ibn shaddaad in Amr ibn Imraan (R.A) He was born in Sajistaan and is thus known as Sajistani and Sajzee.

He is of the famous tribe of Azd of Yemen. His clan, a branch of the Azd tribe, settled at the foot of Kirmaan range at a place called Qafs.It is not known precisely which of his ancestors had accepted Islaam. It is however established that his fore-father Imraan had fought on the side of Hadhrat Ali (R.A) in the battle of Siffeen.

The Historian Ibn Khalliqah says that he is from Sajistan. Shah Abdul Aziz says that he is from Sayastaan which is a province between Sind and Herat in present day Afghan.Yaqoot Hamawi says that Sajistan is a vast province in southern Khuraasaan on the banks of the lake Batieera Zarrah.This third view is most correct. For this reason he is known as Abu Dawood Sajistani and as Abu Dawood Sijzee.In any case, he was born in Sajstan. His son Abdullaah was born here in 230 A.H. Some time after this he moved to Basrah. He frequently traveled to Baghdad. His last trip to Baghdad was in 271 A.H. He returned to Basrah where he lived till his end.On his final return to Basrah, Abu Ahmad Muwaffaq, the govenor, requested him to permanently settle there so that Basrah may become a center of Ilm for students from all over the Muslim lands, and to teach Kitaab-us-Sunan to his sons. He further requested the noble Imaam to teach his sons privately since they were princes. Imaam Saheb acceded to the first two conditions but rejected the third saying: “In the matter of Ilm all are equal.” Consequently the princes would sit with the rest of the students while studying under him.

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Hakim-Luqmaan-blog-imageHis name was Luqmaan bin Baa`urah bin Naahoor bin Taarih, who was Aazar, the father of Hadhrat Ebrahim (A.S.). This lineage has been given by Muhammad Ibn Is`haaq.

It has been narrated that he was Luqmaan bin `Anqaa bin Seeroon, who was from the family of Aaila. This has been narrated by Suhaili

Wahab has reported, “He was the son of the sister of Hadhrat Ayoob (A.S.).”
Muqaatil says, “He was the son of the paternal aunt of Hadhrat Ayoob (A.S.) .”

It has been narrated that he was from the children of Aazar (father of Hadhrat Ebrahim –(A.S.)) and that he lived for a thousand years (some say he lived for three thousand five hundred years), and he reached the era of Hadhrat Dawood (A.S.). He acquired knowledge from him.

Ibn Katheer (rahmatullahi alaih) states, “He was a Qaadhi (judge) over the Bani Israeel, during the era of Hadhrat Daawood (A.S.).”

Ibn Qutaibah said, “Luqmaan was an Abyssinian slave of a person of the Bani Israeel. His master later freed him and gave him wealth.”

Ibn Abbaas (R.A.) said, “He (Luqmaan – (A.S.)) was an Abyssinian slave and he was a carpenter.”

Hadhrat Jaabir bin Abdillah (R.A.) stated, “He (Hadhrat Luqmaan – (A.S.)) was a short and flat-nosed Nubian.”

Hadhrat Sa`eed bin Musayib stated, “Luqmaan was Sudanese. Allaah Ta`ala bestowed him with wisdom and not Nubuwwat.”

He also stated, “He was a tailor.”
“He was thick-lipped and had broad feet.”(5)
“He was person of few words, always deep in thought, deep and far-sighted, who never ever slept during the day and no one ever saw him spitting. He never cleared his throat, and never made a mockery, joked or jested (i.e. he never spoke vain speech). He never laughed. He never spoke except words of wisdom.”

Ibn Katheer states, “He was a pious man, who was constantly engaged in Ibaadat and his wisdom was great.”

The author of Roohul Bayaan states, “He was a person of great insight and thought, with excellent trust (in Allaah Ta`ala).”

“He loved Allaah Ta`ala and Allaah Ta`ala loved him. He was blessed with wisdom. That is proclaiming the Truth with the tongue, acquiring insight with the heart. When he spoke, he spoke wise words. When he contemplated, his thoughts were wise, and when he did anything, he executed it with wisdom.”

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Holy book of Islam

The Holy book of Islam is the Qur’aan. Muslims believe that it is the direct word of God, referred to as “Allah” most commonly by Muslims though this word although this word is also used by arabic speaking Christians and adherents of other faiths when referring to the one God.

Islam’s holy book was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) over a period of 23 years and this holy book has never been changed since the time of the Prophet (SAW). In the Quran itself Allah says to this meaning: “We have revealed it and We will protect it”. The Holy Book has in fact been protected by Allah by making it easy to memorise by millions of Muslims who have been doing so and passing it from generation to generation until today. The Holy book will remain protected until the Day of Resurrection as per the promise of Allah. This is one major difference between the Quran and other Holy Books of previous religions. Muslims believe in all the authentic religions of the past and their holy books including the Bible and Torah, but these past Holy books have been altered as is accepted by the adherents of those faiths as well and therefore does not exist in the original forms in which it was sent down to the Prophet (Peace be upon them) at that time.

The Holy book of Islam is the last divine book to be sent to mankind and is the only one that is valid until the Day of Resurrection or end of the world. It contains the same basic tenets of the prev ious Holy Books explaining to mankind that God is one and He has no partner, nor does He have a son or daughters or the like thereof. It also explains as other books have done the purpose for the creation in that mankind has been created to worship and obey Allah and in this they will find peace and happiness in the world and achieve paradise in the hereafter. These basic tenets are common but the rulings change from time to time, some remain the same as in the prohibition of liquor which is also in the bible and the Quran and others are added to the religion by God by which He has now concluded the perfection of religion of mankind through Islam’s Holy Book, the Quran.

The Holy Book of Islam contains 114 chapters or Surahs and  a total of 6236 verses if one excludes the opening verse of each surah which is “In the name of God, the Most Beneficient, the Most Merciful”. The Arabic Quran is regarded as the Holy Book of Islam and any translation will not be regarded as the original word of Allah, though it may be useful in obtaining an understanding of the original Arabic. The best way to understand the Quran is to understand it in Arabic but if one cannot do so, then a good authentic English translation of the Quran such as Quran Made Easy will enable the reader to appreciate Islam’s Holy Book. Other translations are available but the depth of translation is weak as one word in Arabic cannot be easily translated to one word in english which other translations try to do. Quran Made Easy instead gives some commentary within brackets within the translation in order for the reader to appreciate the full meaning and intent and often also who and what is being referred to in the verses.

While the Quran is regarded as the Holy book of Islam, Islam does recognise the other revealed books also as Holy Books although as mentioned before they are believed to have not survived up to the present day in their original forms and therefore cannot be followed. Even if they had survived they would have been of a scholarly nature as the Quran being the final Holy Book would have to be followed and adhered to practically instead of these other holy books that Islam regards as sacred.

blog-post-image-sizeHijamah is a medical practice that the Prophet (SAW) recommended and encouraged for this Ummat.

This text is the most complete and up to date book on Hijamah at this time, it cuts straight into the subject and quenches the curiosity of the reader whether it be a layperson, prospective patient or seasoned medical professional. Dr Latib’s experience and insight into Hijamah and traditional medicine as well as his rigor in correlating it with scientific findings is reflected throughout this guide. He shares with us the complete and comprehensive depth to this topic and empowers the reader in understanding and applying the concepts, rules and guidelines regarding Hijamah in order to improve general health and benefit from this oft misunderstood and sometimes feared medical procedure.

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The Pious Woman - Al Mar'atus Salihah

‘Al–Mar’atus Salihah’ – The Pious Woman – is a short treatise of Naseehat (advice and admonition) presented to Muslim women. It is

the perfect wedding gift which will ensure for the bride a life of blessing and happiness if she gives practical expression to its advices which are the advices of the Qur’an and Sunnah.
This compilation is not a book of rights and obligations due to a woman. It does not explain, neither sets out the Shar’i rights to which a Muslim wife is entitled. Rather, it is a treatise of advices which takes into account the prevailing unhappiness and misery in which so many marriages are floundering.

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zam-zam-blog-post-imageThis booklet regarding the etiquettes and laws of such a blessed water like Zam Zam has been compiled by the grace and benevolence of Allaah (S.W.T.). Together with this, incidents of those who drank this water and were cured have been narrated, as well as the intentions that the men of Allaah (S.W.T.) made when drinking it. A number of contemporary incidents have been recorded too.

The most famous name of this blessed water is Zam Zam. The meaning of Zam Zam is ‘a lot of water’. When the water of Zam Zam came out, it gushed forth with a sound. And Allaah (S.W.T.) knows best.

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Hijaab

hijaab-blog-post-imageHijaab is a natural necessity of man. If a woman is of sound understanding then her shame and modesty demands from her that she be veiled from strange men.

That is why no rational human being will ever condone shamelessness, immorality and nudity. Islaam is an inherent Deen-religion that is why the order of Hijaab is explicitly proven in the Quraan and Hadeeth; in addition all followers of the truth are in consensus regarding it. Unfortunately today’s western education has made opposition to this natural quality a means for honour and esteem, resulting in rampant turmoil in our society, which is plainly visible.

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Isabella

isabella-blog-imageIsabella is the classic tale about a young girl who finds Islam, and danger, amidst the harrowing religious conflicts of medieval Muslim Spain. Experience firsthand what life was like in the splendid Muslim city of Cordoba. See through the eyes of Isabella as she struggles with her father’s beliefs and finds that life is not always as easy as people think. Embark on a journey into history, into the heart, as you follow her path from darkness into light. Illustrated. Isabella is a wonderful book for teens (10-16) to discover Islam.

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path-of-the-sunnat-blog-imageNabi (S.A.W) had stressed greatly on the adherence to the Sunnat and holding onto it firmly. He had expressed great sadness and also warned against abandoning it.

It is clearly stated in the narration of Hadhrat Irbaadh bin Saariya (R.A) that Nabi (S.A.W) said, “And binding upon you is my Sunnat and the Sunnat of the Khulafa-e-Raashideen, The Rightly guided. Hold on fast to it, with your canines and save yourselves from innovations, because indeed every innovation is a bid’ah.”
[Mustadrak, vol. 1 page 96]

This authentic narration explains clearly that it is binding upon every Muslim that he/she hold fast onto the Sunnat of Nabi (S.A.W) and his Khulafa-e-Raashideen (R.A). Besides this there is no other way. Delving and indulging in innovations leads one astray and bid’ah leads to deviation. This book explains in details what is regarded as Sunnah and what is regarded as Bid’at, or innovation in the deen. When one reads this book one will get a full appreciation and understanding of the matter.

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iddat-blog-imageThis booklet is the first of its kind, originally in the urdu language by Moulana Mufti Muhammad Riaz Jameel.

It details laws on:

1. The meaning and importance of Iddat;
2. Why is Iddat necessary;
3. Upon whom is Iddat binding;
4. Upon whom is Iddat not binding;
5. What is allowed during the Iddat;
6. What is impermissible during Iddat;
7. Necessary laws regarding mourning;
8. The Iddat of a divorced woman;
9. The Iddat of a pregnant woman;
10. Iddat of Khula;
11. Where will a woman pass her Iddat;
12. Miscellaneous Masaa’il regarding Iddat;
13. Upon whom is the maintenance during Iddat.

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