Our Prophet Muhammad - Peace be upon him - was educated directly by the Almighty Allah.
He was - Peace be upon him - entrusted with the education of humanity, and our Rabb appointed him as the Mercy to the Worlds. He was sent as the most exceptional educator of mankind, the perfect teacher, and guide.
Therefore the only method we need to cultivate ourselves and our generations in the character of the perfect human model desired by our Creator, and in the stature of a servant that pleases Him is His educational method, His system of upbringing...
So with this small volume, based on examples from Hadiths, we humbly made an effort to summarize the upbringing system of our beloved Prophet Muhammad - Peace be upon him -.
We do not know how Paradise spoke with all its beauty and grandeur or the nature of that speech.
However, the first truth that Paradise expressed in response to the divine command was to reiterate the condition for salvation emphasized in the Quranic verse.
In this book you will find the way that, regarding the Holy Quran, the Sun of guidance, the prophet’s Muhammed – peace be upon him and the explanation from Muslims scholars as Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi, as to be followed to reach the paradise in few words the felicity of salvation.
We wish you to have a good understanding of the way that will bring, all of us, to the eternal success, the Paradise:
“They are the inheritors who will inherit Paradise, and they will abide therein forever.” (Al-Muʼminun, 10-11).
Allah Almighty wants us to adopt the language of the Holy Qur’an. The language of Prophet Muhammed (saw), which is the most exquisite and unambiguous example of this language.
The language of the last Prophet (saw), as found in his Hadith is the best instructions on life. Hadiths are the most elegant, sublime and beautiful language that provides comfort to hearts.
This booklet, which you hold in your hand, is a brief overview of the educational and nurturing aspects of this magnificent language.
It is essential to remember that each one of us has a duty to learn and apply the language of instruction and the methods of how to reach out to convey the Message of God in the footsteps of our Prophet (saw).
The heart of a Muslim is one that is shaped by Islam. It is a heart that is pure, untainted and transparent, as if to say, “Look mankind! There is nothing in here that can harm you!” This kind of a heart is the most beautiful gift one can possibly take to Allah the Almighty, simply because it is “…a polished mirror which reflects the beautiful names of Allah.”
The book, distilled from the heart of the honourable Osman Nuri Topbas and which draws from observations based on contemplation and the Islamic tradition of wisdom that can be referred to as “the Muslims’ treasure chest”, comprises measures pertaining to the desired state of a Muslim’s heart. Much like a digital archive that opens up to hundreds of sub-folders, each of these measures contain meanings that could well become books in their own right.
It is the only worldview, contemplative horizon, and order of life that will suffice for the needs of all humanity until the end of time, without the need for any other ideology, religion, or worldview.
Magnificent Islamic principles are necessary for the peace and happiness of all humanity. Seeking happiness in this world and the afterlife according to other worldviews is analogous to the situation of a poor beggar unaware that he is sitting on a treasure who is hungry and helpless and extends his hand to others.
…Recite the Qur'an in slow, measured rhythmic tones. (Al-Muzzammil : 4).
Al-Bara Ibn Azib told from God's messenger said: “Beautify the Qur’an with your voices, for the beautiful voice increases the beauty of the Qur’an.” (Abu Dawood, 8, Hadith 1468; Ibn Majah, 5, Hadith 1342).
Regarding those instructions extracted from the Holy Qur’an and our beloved Prophet words we have prepared this booklet with the main aim to be helpful for our dear readers on the way of learning Tadjwid which in the context of the recitation of the Quran, tajwīd (Arabic: تجويد tajwīd,) is a set of rules for the correct pronunciation of the letters with all their qualities and applying the various traditional methods of recitation (Qira'at). Technically, tajwīd means giving every letter its right in reciting the Qur'an.
Ilm al-Hal is a handbook of every Muslim individual and family. It consists of issues common to all believers without exception and information about their responsibilities that begin as soon as they reach puberty. These can be summarized as the lawful and the prohibited that are encountered in Islamic creed, acts of worship and daily life. We can call all these “priority information”. Because a person whose standards of faith are wrong and does not know how to serve Allah cannot be expected to observe Islamic standards in other areas of life. The "Basic Islamic Principles (ʿIlmi Ḥāl) According to Four Sunni Schools" aims to provide the criteria by highlighting their basis in the Qur'an and Sunnah. Its purpose is to confront the Muslims with the Owner of Ruling, thus reminding the divine dimension of their responsibility. The process of acquiring Islamic knowledge, which starts with learning the principles of creed, acts of worship and daily life found in this book and then and living in accordance with that knowledge, will lead the person to adopt Islam as a whole life system. Because Islam, in fact, encompasses the whole life.
Reading tales of good behavior is like holding the key to imagination. Imagination opens the gates of the city of thinking. Children who read the tales of the adventures of Giraffe, Rabbit, Lion and Lonely Gazelle adorned with exquisite drawings learn to embrace their siblings with love. These stories allow your children to spend their precious time with fun and develop good behaviors.
Muhammad Bahauddin Shah-i Naqshiband (May Allah sanctify his secret) was a great friend of Allah, who inherited the light of guidance from the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), through luminous hearts in a golden chain. His connection to Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) is not only spiritual but also genealogical, since he was also a descendent coming from the pure lineage of our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
As you know, we have begun to present to you our writings about the friends of Allah published in Altinoluk, in which we tried to annotate and explain their wise words, in a series comprising a separate booklet for each friend of Allah. This humble work, in which we compiled our writings about Shah-i Naqshiband, is a continuation of that series.
Moreover, in this booklet we deemed it necessary to include issues such as the nature of Sufism, the principles of the Khwajagan path, and the need for friends of Allah and Sufi masters. We have excerpted the sections on these issues from our previous work entitled the Golden Chain.
The teaching of the memorization of the Koran (Hafiz) occupies an important place in the Muslim education. This education may differ from country to country and even from continent to continent. The program you have in hand, prepared on the basis of the Hafiz method of education, is widely used in Turkey. This method is based on the principle of concluding the total reading of the Quran by memorizing each Juz starting from the end and then reinforcing the previous memorizations by repeating them in the following readings, with an average interval of 25-35 days. With this method, the student can, according to his abilities, complete his memorization in the shortest possible time and in the most solid way. Although experts have different opinions on the methods, there is a consensus that the ideal age to learn how to become Hafiz is early childhood. In this system, which is considered together with the school, the most favourable period is that of pupils aged 11 to 15 years. (Those who have completed primary school 4-5). The Hafiz roadmap consists of 8 successive stages. The lessons and contents of each stage of the roadmap have been placed, taking into account the process of education of the hafiz with the school, in the program in the form of a "general table of distribution of lessons according to the stages ".
Let’s us learn İslam (Shafii Madhhab) has been prepared to cater for students of junior secondary school (9th class). İt is composed of 4 chapters:
The first one teach with more details than in the book for 8th class the belief (basics of our creed)
The second one the good way to accomplish the acts of worship concerning Fasting of Ramadhan and give Zakat
The third one give more details on the life of our beloved Prophet (Siyar)
The last one give more detail on the good way of Muslim’s good comportment.
My Wonderful Religion (Shafii) which has been prepared to cater for students of junior secondary level (10th class) is consisting of four main chapters, The first chapter teaches us our creed.
The second chapter instructs us the proper manner of offering worship.
The third chapter presents a segment from the exemplary life of our Beloved Prophet.
And the fourth chapter provides information on the good manners a Muslim should adopt.