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Bidayat as-Sul Fi Tafdil ar-Rasul

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
Bidayat as-Sul Fi Tafdil ar-Rasul

Bidayat as-Sul Fi Tafdil ar-Rasul

The Beginning Of The Quest Of The High Esteem Of The Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace)

Bidayat as-sul fi Tafdil ar-Rasul (The Beginning of the Quest for the High Esteem of the Messenger) is a concise work summarising succinctly forty distinctive virtues and characteristics of the Messenger of Allâh (Allah bless him and give him peace)

Translated by Aisha Bewley.

The Author Imam ‘Izz ibn ‘Abd al-Salam, nicknamed the Sultan of Scholars, produced a number of brilliant works in Shafi’i jurisprudence, Qur’anic exegesis, methodological fundamentals of Sacred Law, formal legal opinion, government, and Sufism, and a masterpiece on Islamic legal principles, Qawa’id al-ahkam fi masalih al-anam [The Bases of Legal Rulings in the Interests of Mankind].

# Cover: Paperback
# Author: Imam ‘Izz ibn ‘Abd al-Salam
# Publisher: Turath Publishing
# Pages: 52

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Al-Wasiyya of Imam Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
Al-Wasiyya of Imam Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi

Al-Wasiyya of Imam Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi

Al-Wasiyya – The Advise Of The Esteemed Scholar Muwaffaq ad-Din Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi

This book is a distillation of the wisdom gained after years of study of sacred texts from the Islamic tradition. The author, Muwaffaq ad-Din al-Maqdisi, is one of the foremost scholars in the Hanbali school, and this concise and inspiring work sums up the realities of this world and the next, gathered in kernels of advice to his fellow believers.

Biography of Imam Ibn Qudama

Ibn Qudama is Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Qudama, Abu Muhammad Muwaffaq al-Din al-Jama’ili al-Maqdisi, born in Jama’il, Palestine, in 541/1146. A Hanbali scholar and Imam, he was educated in Damascus, and was the author of the nine-volume Al-Mughni [The enricher] in Hanbali jurisprudence as well as other works in fundamentals of Sacred Law, tenets of faith, geneology, biography, and Qur’anic exegesis. He travelled to Baghdad in 561 AH and lived there four years before returning to Damascus, where he died in 620/1223.

Translated by Aisha Bewley.

# Cover: Paperback
# Author: Muwaffaq ad-Din Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi
# Publisher: Turath Publishing
# Pages: 72

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Al-Arba’in of Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
Al-Arbain of Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi

Al-Arba'in of Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi

Collections Of Forty Hadiths – Collection One by Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi.

In this collection, the great eighteenth century Hadith master, Shah Wali Allah, transmits forty hadith that he heard directly from his teacher, Sheikh Abu Tahir al-Madani, with an uninterrupted chain of transmission through Imam al-Husayn (may Allah be pleased with him).

About the author

Shah Wali allah was born in northern India in 1703 in a learned family descended from the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him). as a young man, he studied the major hadith collections with his father, and then traveled to the Hijaz where he continued his studies with various eminent teachers, including Shaykh Abu Tahir al-Kurdi al-Madani through whom he transmits the hadiths in this collection. Shah Wali Allah composed some fifty works in total, including the Hujjat Allah al-Baligha (The Conclusive Argument from God), which is considered his prime achievement, and an early Persian translation of the Qur’an, as well as a number of works treating Islamic legal methodologies and Sufi metaphysics.

Translated by Safaruk Zaman Chowdhury

Commentary by Shaykh Nemat Ullah A’zami and Marcia Hermanson

# Cover: Paperback
# Author: Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi
# Publisher: Turath Publishing
# Pages: 48

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Discourses On Islamic Way Of Life (6 Vol) – New Edition

Saturday, March 21st, 2009
Discourses On Islamic Way Of Life - 6 Volumes

Discourses On Islamic Way Of Life - 6 Volumes

Discourses On Islamic Way Of Life (6 Volumes) – New Edition.

These volumes comprise of two hundred (200) inspirational lectures of Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani delivered at Masjid Bayt ul Mukarram and other places.

The lectures deal with the basic obligations of Islam, social relationships, fairness in mutual dealings, rights of parents and elders, obligations towards children and youngsters, spiritual reformation and much more. They are full of interesting anecdotes from real life.

Also contains an alphabetical list of contents and is presented in a practical box set.

Revised translation. This new 2008 edition consists of 16 parts published in 6 Volumes.

English Translation by Iqbal Hussain Ansari

Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani is one of the leading Islamic scholars living today. Author of more than 40 books, he is an expert in the fields of Islamic law, Economics and Hadith. For the past 35 years, he has been teaching at the Darul-Uloom in Karachi that was established by his father Mufti Muhammad Shafi, the late Grand Mufti of Pakistan. He also holds a degree in law and has sat as Judge at the Shari’ah Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He is a consultant to several international Islamic financial institutions and has played a key part in the move toward interest free banking and the establishment of Islamic financial institutions. He is the deputy chairman of the Jeddah based Islamic Fiqh Council of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC).

# Cover: Hardback
# Author: Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
# Publisher: Darul Isha’at

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New – Junaid Jamshed: Badi Uz Zaman (CD)

Saturday, March 21st, 2009
Badi uz Zaman by Junaid Jamshed

Badi uz Zaman by Junaid Jamshed

Badi’ uz Zaman – Nasheed album by Junaid Jamshed.

Junaid Jamshed’s much anticipated fourth nasheed album, entitled Badi’ uz Zaman.

Track Samples:

1. Tamanna-e-Dil
2. Musaddas-e-Hali
3. Mera dil badal de
4. Jab mein kahoon Mohammad
5. Nobi mor (Bengali)
6. Badi uz Zaman
7. Meri Nabi ka Naam
8. Yaar rahe Yaarab Tu mera
9. Tofeeq dey mujhe
10. Yaad-e-Makkah
11. Ilahi La Tu Azzibni
12. Har Lehza (ibadur rehman)

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Junaid Jamshed is a world-renowned contemporary Islamic Nasheed prodigy who was previously known as a leading recording artist on the Pakistani pop scene.

Born in September 1964 in Karachi, Pakistan into an army family of four, he initially sought a career in the Pakistan Army and later in medicine. However, his aspirations didn’t materialize.

He initially came to the limelight as frontman of the pop group Vital Signs in 1987 with the famed patriotic song Dil Dil Pakistan, which quickly gained a status equal to the national anthem. He remained a charismatic youth icon throughout the 1990s. In 1995, he released his debut solo album which became an immediate national hit, followed by another in 2001.

Since then, he developed interest in religion and became associated with the Tabligh movement – a world-wide effort aimed at the betterment of Muslims by bringing them closer to their religion. At the peak of his singing career, when he enjoyed all the luxuries of the world, he became increasingly sensitive towards the deep sense of dissatisfaction in his heart and a vacuum he felt was eating at his soul. This prompted him to contemplate the deeper meaning of life and seek ways of nourishing the soul – a quest which brought him to the thresholds of men of religion and piety. It was by visiting the Tablighi centre at Raiwand at the behest of a childhood friend Junaid Ghani that changed his life forever.

He learnt that the path he had chosen to achieve and spread peace of mind and soul was in fact a path that lead to moral decay and eternal agony. He saw it hypocritical to continue offering music as a remedy for inner misery while he himself sought that remedy elsewhere.

Finally, the day came when he took the decision to abandon music forever. Music was his life-blood and abandoning it meant stopping the circulation of blood in his veins. ‘That day I died’, he says, adding quickly, ‘and was reborn’.

His talents have since found a new meaningful expression in the Islamic Nasheed genre. His insightful praise of the Lord Almighty and evocative odes to the Messenger Muhammad (may peace be upon him) combined with unwavering belief in his faith – not least inspired by Iqbal – have created in his art a subtle , yet dynamic, appeal to the Muslim mind.

He currently resides in Karachi with his wife and four children.

# Producer: Crescent Media
# Speaker/Artist: Junaid Jamshed

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Important – Maintenance

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Assalamualikum

Please be advised that we will need to briefly shut down the server on which Darul Ishaat UK website is hosted while technicians perform an internal hardware realignment.

The realignment will be performed overnight on 30 March 2009. Our technicians will begin at 11:00 PM and finish by 1:00 AM the next morning. The website will be offline for up to one hour during this time.

Your data will not be affected by the move and all orders will be process as normal

If you have any questions or concerns before or after this process, please contact our friendly support team.

Jazakallah

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