Showing posts with label islamic history books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label islamic history books. Show all posts

Sunday, January 10, 2016

E-Book - The Importance Of Loving Our Parents

E-Book - The Importance Of Loving Our Parents

Disobedience to ones father is disobedience to Allah Almighty, and displeasure of the father, is displeasure of Allah Qahaar.

If a person keeps his parents pleased, then that is his Jannat (Heaven), and if he displeases them, then this is hell. Until a person does not gain the pleasure of his parents, neither are his Fard or his Nafil actions accepted in actuality.

Such persons will not only be faced with punishment in the hereafter, but they shall face great hardships even in this world. Allah forbid, but for such persons, there fear of not having the opportunity of reciting the Kalima on their deathbed.

The Holy Prophet (pbuh) said, “Obedience to Allah is through Obedience to ones father, and Allah’s displeasure is through the displeasure of one’s father.”

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

What is Bidat in Islam and What are the types of Bidat

What is Bidat in Islam and What are the types of Bidat

The literary meaning of "Bid'at" (in the dictionary) is "innovation; novelty." In the following lines we see where in the Holy Quran this word has been used, and the meaning with which it is associated:

Says the Holy Quran:
Qul ma kuntu midu'a minar Rusuli

"Say I am no Bringer of New Fangled Doctrine among the Apostles." (XLVI: 9)
and it says:

Bari'us samawaati wal ard

"The Originator of the Heavens and the Earth." (II: 117)

and it says:

Warahbaaniyatan ibtadaooha ma katabnaha alaikum

"But monasticism (which) they invented - We ordained  it not for them." (LVII: 27)

In these Ayahs from the Holy Quran the word Bid'at has been used in it's literary meaning. It's definition in the technical language of the Shari'at is different. In the Holy Quran it has been used to mean "to invent" and "to create a new thing", whereas it's technical meaning is as written in the book Mirqat (under Babul I'tisaam bil Kitaab was-Sunnah) - "that belief or action which was not in practice during the blessed age of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) but was introduced after him."

From this we see that Bid'at is of two kinds:-

Bid'at I'tiqaadi (innovation in belief)

Bid'at Amali (innovation in action)


Now let us see the difference between Bid'at I'tiqaadi and Bid'at Amali.


Is that new belief (which is in contradiction with the Holy Quran and Sunnah) which found its way into Islam after the blessed age of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Christianity, Judaism, Zoroasterism and Polytheism are not Bid'at I'tiqaadi as these beliefs were in practice before and during the blessed time and also because they do not claim themselves to be Muslims whereas the Jabriyya, Qadriyya, Batiniyya, Bahaaism, Qadyanism, etc. are Bid'at I'tiqaadi (innovations in belief) because they come into being after the blessed age and also came themselves to be Muslims.


Is that action which came into practice after the blessed period of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) be it secular or religious, in the eye of the Sahaaba-Kiraam or after it. Mirqat Babul-I'tisaam says, "In the Shari'at, Bid'at is that innovation which was not there in the blessed age of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)." The book, Ashi'atul Lam'at under the same chapter says, "Bid'at is that which came into being after the blessed period of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)."

So from the above definitions of Bid'at we see that a Bid'at Amali (innovated action) can be religious or secular but it has to be after the blessed period of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and i.e. even that action which was introduced into Islam in the age of the respected Sahaba will be considered a Bid'at.

NOTE: If the innovation was brought into practice in the age of the Sahaba then we should not call it Bid'at but Sunnat of the Sahaba as it is respectful to call it so, though it is Bid'at-e-Hasana. Because the word Bid'at is mostly understood to mean Bid'at-e-Sai'yya (vile innovation).

Hazrat Umar (radi Allahu anhu) in the time of his Caliphate, called the people to perform Tarawih prayers in congregation (Jamaat), whereas it used to be prayed individually in the time of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and commented on seeing the Jamaat, "This is a very nice Bid'at."  Bid'at Amali (innovated action) is classified in two:-

Bid'at-e-Hasana (praiseworthy innovation)

Bid'at-e-Sai'yya (offensive innovation)

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mecca: The Sacred City - Book Review

Mecca: The Sacred City - Book Review

Mr. Ziauddin Sardar
This book is written by Mr. Ziauddin Sardar from Pakistan based in London born on born 31 October 1951. He is a writer, critic, journalist and been named as one of the Britain's top 100 Public intellectuals.

Mr. Ziauddin Sardar has published more than 45 books to name a few as below:
  • The Future of Muslim Civilisation (1979)
  • Islamic Futures: The Shape of Ideas to Come
  • Why Do People Hate America? (2003)
  • Future: All That Matters, Hodder Education, London, 2013
  • Muhammad: All That Matters, Hodder Education, London, 2012
  • Muslims In Britain: Making Social and Political Space, Routledge, London, 2012 (edited with Waqar Ahmad)
  • Reading the Qur’an, Hurst & Co, London; Oxford University Press, New York, 2011
Mecca: The Sacred CityAbout Mecca: The Sacred City

Mecca: The Sacred City is published by Blomsbury, 2014.

In this book Mr. Ziauddin Sardar give the wonderful description of Mecca. From its history, to its origins in the desert, its evolution as a trading town and emergence as the Main Center of Islam world.

Mr. Sardar examines the religious struggles and rebellions in Mecca that have significantly shaped Muslim culture. An illuminative, lyrical, and witty blend of history, reportage, and memoir, Mecca reflects all that is profound and enlightening, curious and amusing about Mecca and takes us behind the closed doors to one of the most important places in the world today.

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Islamic / Muslim Festivals and Holiday 2019

Islamic Events and Holiday 2019

English Date Islamic Date
We have listed the important Islamic Festivals, Holidays and Events for the year 2019 as per the calender year 2019. These muslim religious holiday can vary as per the sighting of moon and the lunar calendar.
#Urs Khawjah Gharib Nawaz, Ajmer Sharif 14 March, 2019 - Thursday 6th Rajab 1440
#Lailat-ul-Meraj #Shab-e-meraj Night of Apr 3, 2019 - Wednesday 26-Rajab-1440
#Shabe-e-Barat April 20, 2019 - Saturday 14th Sha'baan 1440
#Start of Fasting Month (#Ramadan) May 7, 2019 - Tuesday 1st Ramadan 1440
#Jummat-ul-Wida 31 May 2019 - Friday Last Friday of Ramadan 1440
#Lailat-ul-Qadr (#Shab-E-Qadr) June 1, 2019 - Saturday 27 Ramadan 1440
#Eid-ul-Fitr June 5, 2019 - Saturday 1st Shawwal 1440
#Hajj August 11, 2019 - Sunday 9th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Eid-ul-Adaha #Bakrid August 12, 2019 - Wednesday 10th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Islamic New Year September 1, 2019 - Sunday 1st Muharram 1441
#Yaum al-Ashura September 10, 2019 - Tuesday 10th Muharram 1441
#Eid Milad-un-Nabi Nov 10, 2019 - Sunday 12th Rabi-al-Awwal 1441
#Urs Haji Ali Baba Mumbai 13 December, 2019 - Friday 16 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441
714th Urs Sharif Of Hazrat Khwaaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia Mehboob-e-elahi Rahmatullah Alayh 16 December, 2019 - Monday 19 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441