Sufism: A Path towards the Internalization of Faith (Ihsân). There is no doubt that Sufism represents the heart, essence and spiritual dimension of Islam. Islam elevates the human characteristics of spirituality and love inherent in the hearts of believers up to their zeniths, especially when this essence and spirit of Islam take the form of practice in the actions of capable people.
This is a beautiful, rich and comprehensive reader-friendly primer for young adults on ritual purity and prayer according to the Shafii School. It is beautiful in its design, alternating its clear topical presentations with multifaceted quizzes that ensure one reads and re-reads the material, and colorful narratives that enliven it as well as give it human depth. It is rich because it provides young wayfarers with all the necessary wares for a safe, successful journey from this world to our Maker through the salutary and salvific acts and words that frame our true identity servanthood. Finally, it is comprehensive in that it covers the gamut of essential issues in Tahara and Salat with the same scrupulously accurate and exhaustive concern of the concise classics of bygone times, all in the most accessible contemporary idiom.
Sheikh Osman Nuri TOPBAŞ (q.s.) who conclude his work by this sentence: “While humanity has been unable to find what it seeks in distorted and man-made religions or philosophies and has been dragged into spiritual crisis and dissatisfaction, there can be no confusion as direful as the adherents of Islam feeling an enthusiasm and admiration for these misguided paths”, provide in this book the Islamic point of view and extrapolation of Islamic thought based on the Qur’an and Prophetic Sunnah as well as scholars explanations and understanding within the only purpose of Meditation on the creation and the Creator. By this way he answer to a lot of questions such as: ‘What is the place of philosophy in Islam? To what point can reason, viewed by philosophy as the most important means to reaching truth, take a person? Does the scales of reason hold the power to weigh up all truths? How can progress be made after the point at which reason stalls?’ Those questions which continue to preoccupy human beings today as they have throughout history.
Hygiene (or cleanliness) is an innate characteristic of human beings. It is necessary for a person that he be clean and remain clean. This is so because people experience peace and health in this way. I should mention the following truth one more time: Cleanliness is not only for people, but also for animals, plants, and all animate and even inanimate beings. They all have a need for cleanliness and it should not be put off for later. Mountains and rocks are washed by rain, ducks are inspired to clean themselves in streams, and cats are given the ability to clean themselves. Allah, exalted be He, who created all these things, also desired that people would clean themselves by their own will. A real Muslim should have clean bodies and smell pleasing, have a good look, appearance, and his imaginings and thoughts do not contain anything dirty. In this state, a true Muslim resembles a precious flower, constantly radiating beauty. It is necessary for all mankind to understand and try to live like the Prophet Muhammad, (saws) who is at the peak of all forms of cleanliness so the book you are holding has been written in the light of is sayings and Qur’anic verses. This book, explains not only what may be done and how we may contribute to having clean air, soil and water and a clean environment, but also in a detailed way the connection between cleanliness and health and the importance of ensuring a clean body, room, house, alley, street, city, and country. Neslihan Nur TÜRK has written this book, Health, Hygiene and First Aid, to be conductive to make a generation pure and healthy, physically and in all areas of meaning, and with the hope that future mothers and fathers may raise awareness in these issues.
The Word Fiqh which is an Arabic one can be comprehend as “understand in depth, grasp, and comprehend”. In the Holy Qur’an it is (with its It and its other derivatives words) mentioned in twenty places where its meaning is used as “deep understanding” and "comprehension" In addition to the above mentioned literal there are two different Terminological definition: The first one from Imam Abu Hanifa is: “Fiqh is the knowledge of rulings pertaining to good and bad (conduct).” The second from Imam Shafi’i: “Fiqh is the knowledge of religious-practical rulings derived from the detailed sources.” So regarding the Islamic thought Fiqh can be interpreted as Islamic jurisprudence from the interpretation done by the Muslims scholars. This book summarize the Islamic Fiqh presentation.
This book, 360° Strategic Vision Development, is a rare achievement by the author; introducing a completely new concept of strategic vision development; the 360° life segment. This new perspective enables the reader to achieve a holistic vision from personal to a global level, and covering six major fields of development: vis, Education, Spirituality, Health, Finance, Service and Advocacy.
The author introduces a technique that takes the reader through gradual steps of moving away from old and trite perspectives to one of effectively deploying resources available to the individual for the realization of his or her vision.
It also anchors the development of a strategic vision in faith in Allah, the Creator as well as responsibility to the creation. This is another remarkable distinguishing feature of this book.
Imam al-Rabbani is undoubtedly one of the great sultans of the spiritual world who continues to live in the hearts of the believers. This friend of Allah was born four and a half centuries ago in the town of Sirhind, India. However, thanks to his exemplary life which was spent in struggle, defending the knowledge of the unity of Allah, Allah Almighty made all Muslims love him. His love exceeded the borders of India in a short time and spread across the whole world.
Today, many Sufi paths, especially the Naqshibandiyya order, benefit from Imam al-Rabbani’s guidance and spiritual light. Even after his temporal life, this great spiritual guide has been an actual criterion for the followers of the Prophet Muhammad. From his grave, he continues his service of delivering the message of Islam and guidance as a torch guiding to the straight path from the time he lived into the future.
In this booklet, you will find a little glimpse to Imam al-Rabbani’s life and spiritual journey.
Allah said: On the Day of Judgment,] every human being will be held in pledge for whatever [evil] he has wrought –save those who shall have attained to righteousness: [dwelling] In gardens [of paradise], they will inquire - of those who were lost in sin: - "What has brought you into hell-fire?" -They will answer: "We were not among those who prayed Surah Al Mudhathir (74) 38 – 43.
And the Messenger of Allah informed us about the Day of Judgment:
The first thing for which the Muslim will be brought to account on the Day of Resurrection will be the prescribed prayers. If they are complete, all well and good, otherwise it will be said: ‘Look and see whether he has any voluntary prayers.’ If he has any voluntary prayers, his prescribed prayers will be completed from his voluntary prayers. Then the same will be done with regard to all his obligatory deeds. Ibn Maja Book 5 Hadith n°623
To this must be added the divine order contained in this verse:
O you who have attained to faith! When you are about to pray, wash your face, and your hands and arms up to the elbows, and pass your [wet] hands lightly over your head, and [wash] your feet up to the ankles. And if you are in a state requiring total ablution, purify yourselves. … Surah Al Maida (5) verse 6.
This booklet has been therefore designed to respond to divine injunctions and prophetic recommendation and to teach the best way to act in the hope of obtaining divine satisfaction on the Day on which there is no doubt.
Allah, glory unto Him, created us in the best appearance, with a pure heart. Allah, glory unto him, has sent prophets and books and through them invites us to His Paradise. He wants us to return to Paradise, to the purest and most exceptional form of life, in a character that is worthy of that purity. He expects us to be delicate and sensitive Muslims with good manners.
After true faith, deeds of worship offered purely for the sake of the Almighty and observing what is permissible and impermissible, there come the principles of morality commanded by our Lord. There are further points of sensitivity and elegance within these general moral principles which we call manners. Manifesting these sensitivities and courtesy to other members of society is called “etiquette (Adāb al-Muasharah) or good manners”
This is what is explained in detail in this book which is in your hands.
We wish you profit and good life after having read this book.
As you know, we started presenting you our Altınoluk articles, where we strive to explain the wise words of the friends of Allah as individual booklets for each friend of Allah. This humble work in which we have compiled our articles related to Jafar As-Sadiq is a continuation of this series.
Our Beloved Prophet –upon him blessings and peace- was the greatest teacher who taught Islam to humankind. He not only taught us the Holy Qur’an, but also personally showed us how to live in accordance with its principles. This book has been prepared for the students of junior secondary level to teach them the Islamic creed, the proper manner of offering acts of worship, and the good manners that a good Muslim should adopt in the light of the life and teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad –upon him blessings and peace. It aims to raise young generations in the best manner and help them to join among the Muslims at whom the Blessed Prophet will smile in the Hereafter. This book is the continuation of the precedents books and concern the children of the 10th class.
Our Beloved Prophet Muhammed told to his companions:
تَرَكْتُ فِيكُمْ أَمْرَيْنِ لَنْ تَضِلُّوا مَا تَمَسَّكْتُمْ بِهِمَا كِتَابَ اللَّهِ وَسُنَّةَ نَبِيِّهِ
"I have left two matters with you. As long as you hold to them, you will not go the wrong way. They are the Book of Allah and the Sunna of His Prophet."
This school book has been written to teach to our dear students the value and importance of the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet.
It is detailed by subjects and define aims and way to reach it with games revision questions.