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Quran Reflections – Juz Thirteen‏

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Juz Thirteen

Sūrah Yūsuf

Sūrah Yūsuf is unique among Qur’ānic narratives as the entire sūrah is devoted to the story of Prophet Yūsuf. Further, his story, unlike other stories, is not mentioned anywhere else. The sūrah is filled with moral lessons, for which a good tafsīr should be consulted. Here are only some of those lessons.

In-between Muslims

اقْتُلُوا يُوسُفَ أَوِ اطْرَحُوهُ أَرْضًا يَخْلُ لَكُمْ وَجْهُ أَبِيكُمْ وَتَكُونُوا مِن بَعْدِهِ قَوْمًا صَالِحِينَ
“Let us kill Yūsuf, or throw him at some place on earth, and thus your father’s full attention will be devoted for you alone, and after doing that, you may become a righteous people.” (Yūsuf, 12:9)

The brothers of Prophet Yūsuf  were Muslims. They were driven by jealousy and not by an ideological conflict. But this jealousy led them to commit serious wrongs. Torn between their negative emotions and their sense of right and wrong, they were the in-between Muslims. They must have felt the pricks of conscience in formulating their evil plan. This is how they assuaged their guilt feeling. “Do this one wrong now, and afterward lead a virtuous life.” Anyone resorting to the same justification for any wrong should realize the hollowness of this logic.

Human Nature

This sūrah gives extremely valuable insights into  human nature. It also tears apart the idea that good people are above lusts and desires or that there can be such a thing as platonic love. This idea only helps remove the safeguards  thereby making succumbing to those desires easier. This is the story of a Prophet, whose innocence is attested to by the Qur’ān. Yet it also says clearly that he could have succumbed to the lust, except for the help from Allāh. The following āyahs make it very clear.

وَلَقَدْ هَمَّتْ بِهِ ۖ وَهَمَّ بِهَا لَوْلَا أَن رَّأَىٰ بُرْهَانَ رَبِّهِ ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ لِنَصْرِفَ عَنْهُ السُّوءَ وَالْفَحْشَاءَ ۚ إِنَّهُ مِنْ عِبَادِنَا الْمُخْلَصِينَ
She certainly desired him, and he might have desired her, had he not seen the proof from his Lord. Thus We did, to turn evil and lewdness away from him. Surely, he was one of Our chosen servants. (Yūsuf, 12:24) 

قَالَ رَبِّ السِّجْنُ أَحَبُّ إِلَيَّ مِمَّا يَدْعُونَنِي إِلَيْهِ ۖ وَإِلَّا تَصْرِفْ عَنِّي كَيْدَهُنَّ أَصْبُ إِلَيْهِنَّ وَأَكُن مِّنَ الْجَاهِلِينَ
He (Yūsuf ) said, “My Lord, the prison is dearer to me than what these women invite me to do. If You do not turn their guile away from me, I might yet yield to their allure and become one of those who are unaware (of right and wrong). (Yūsuf, 12:33)

وَمَا أُبَرِّئُ نَفْسِي ۚ إِنَّ النَّفْسَ لَأَمَّارَةٌ بِالسُّوءِ إِلَّا مَا رَحِمَ رَبِّي ۚ إِنَّ رَبِّي غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
And yet, I am not trying to absolve myself: for, verily, man’s inner self does incite (him) to evil, and saved are only they upon whom my Sustainer bestows His grace. Certainly, my Sustainer is the Most- Forgiving, Very-Merciful. (Yūsuf 12:53)

In the first āyah Allāh is saying that Prophet Yūsuf might have desired her. In the second āyah Prophet Yūsuf  is seeking Allāh’s help against their seduction since without that help he might yield to their allure. The third āyah is a general observation about human nature which  has  inclinations to evil.

The idea that human beings can be reformed against their nature is a fantastic one. This story should liberate us from such illusions. The proper moral reform consists in recognizing human nature and eliminating the opportunities for it taking the wrong course. The attraction between the sexes is an important force of nature, which makes family life possible, which is the basic unit of society. When it spills outside marriage, it becomes a destructive force, which must be curbed. And the way to do that is to restrict the exposure and opportunities for interaction between the sexes in those situations. Hence the laws of hijab and the restrictions against free-mixing, which are based on a perfect knowledge of the human nature. All those who try to water them down are working against the forces of nature.

It should also be noted that Zulaykha was older than Prophet Yūsuf. He had entered their house as a child to be possibly adopted as a son. This removes any grounds for relaxation of the requirements of hijab for an older (as opposed to an old) woman. As long as the two are of marriageable age, the restrictions are to be observed.

Sermon in the Prison

قَالَ لَا يَأْتِيكُمَا طَعَامٌ تُرْزَقَانِهِ إِلَّا نَبَّأْتُكُمَا بِتَأْوِيلِهِ قَبْلَ أَن يَأْتِيَكُمَا ۚ ذَٰلِكُمَا مِمَّا عَلَّمَنِي رَبِّي ۚ إِنِّي تَرَكْتُ مِلَّةَ قَوْمٍ لَّا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَهُم بِالْآخِرَةِ هُمْ كَافِرُونَ. وَاتَّبَعْتُ مِلَّةَ آبَائِي إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْحَاقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ ۚ مَا كَانَ لَنَا أَن نُّشْرِكَ بِاللَّهِ مِن شَيْءٍ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ مِن فَضْلِ اللَّهِ عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَى النَّاسِ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَشْكُرُونَ. يَا صَاحِبَيِ السِّجْنِ أَأَرْبَابٌ مُّتَفَرِّقُونَ خَيْرٌ أَمِ اللَّهُ الْوَاحِدُ الْقَهَّارُ. مَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِهِ إِلَّا أَسْمَاءً سَمَّيْتُمُوهَا أَنتُمْ وَآبَاؤُكُم مَّا أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ بِهَا مِن سُلْطَانٍ ۚ إِنِ الْحُكْمُ إِلَّا لِلَّهِ ۚ أَمَرَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
I have abandoned the way of those who do not believe in Allāh, and who are deniers of the Hereafter. And I follow the creed of my forefathers Ibrāhīm (Abraham), Isḥāq (Isaac), and Yaʿqūb ( Jacob). It is not conceivable that we should (be allowed to) ascribe divinity to anyone beside Allāh: this is (an outcome) of Allāh’s bounty unto us and unto all mankind – but most people are ungrateful. O my companions in imprisonment! Which is more reasonable: (belief in the existence of numerous divine) lords, each of them different from the other—or (in) Allāh, the One God, who holds absolute sway over all that exists? All that you worship instead of Allāh is nothing but (empty) names which you have invented—you and your forefathers—(and) for which Allāh has bestowed no warrant from on high. Sovereignty belongs to none but Allāh. He has ordained that you shall not worship anyone but Him. This is the only right path. But most of the people do not know. (Yūsuf 12:37-40) 

This is a very powerful sermon that  passionately appeals to our ingrained sense of truth and falsehood to show the truth of the universal call of Islam. Prophet Yūsuf, like all prophets, is constantly on the lookout to call people to Allāh. He gets an opportunity when the inmates approach him for interpretation of their dreams. With great wisdom and passion he uses the occasion to deliver them the message. It is a penetrating question, which can  be  posed to all the polytheists of the world: “Which is more reasonable: (belief in the existence of numerous  divine) lords, each of them different from the other—or (in) Allāh, the One God, who holds absolute sway over all that exists?”

It  is telling that  this important  part  of the  story is completely missing from the narrative in the Torah, which otherwise has many historical details (names, places, numbers) not mentioned in the Qur’ān. Such details are a characteristic of human  story telling. On  the  other  hand  the  Qur’ān ignores such details and focuses totally on telling the stories to highlight the guidance for humanity inherent in them.

Tawakkul

وَقَالَ يَا بَنِيَّ لَا تَدْخُلُوا مِن بَابٍ وَاحِدٍ وَادْخُلُوا مِنْ أَبْوَابٍ مُّتَفَرِّقَةٍ ۖ وَمَا أُغْنِي عَنكُم مِّنَ اللَّهِ مِن شَيْءٍ ۖ إِنِ الْحُكْمُ إِلَّا لِلَّهِ ۖ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ ۖ وَعَلَيْهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُتَوَكِّلُونَ
And he said, “O my sons, do not enter (the city) all of you from the same gate; rather, enter from different gates. And I cannot help you in any way against (the will of ) Allāh. Sovereignty belongs to none but Allāh. In Him I place my trust, and all those who trust should trust in Him alone.” (Yūsuf, 12:67)

For security reasons Prophet Yaʿqūb (Jacob) asked  his sons not to travel together. But after advising them of  the necessary precaution, he made it very clear that his trust was not in his prudence but in Allāh. This is a lesson in the very important concept of tawakkul: We should take the  best steps needed based on our knowledge and  understanding, then leave the results to Allāh. Tawakkul means making and executing the plans to the best of our ability and then putting our trust in Allāh to make our plans and actions bring out the desired outcomes. This is Islam’s middle way between the extremes of taking matters completely in our hands or leaving them altogether and  hoping for desired outcomes without any effort. Tawakkul  ends worries and  anxieties without compromising on our plans and actions.

Forgiveness

قَالَ لَا تَثْرِيبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْيَوْمَ ۖ يَغْفِرُ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ ۖ وَهُوَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ
He  said,  “No  reproach  upon  you  today!  May  Allāh  forgive  you, and He is the Most- Merciful of all those who show mercy. (Yūsuf, 12:92)

قَدْ أَحْسَنَ بِي إِذْ أَخْرَجَنِي مِنَ السِّجْنِ وَجَاءَ بِكُم مِّنَ الْبَدْوِ مِن بَعْدِ أَن نَّزَغَ الشَّيْطَانُ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ إِخْوَتِي
(My Lord) favored me when he released me from the prison, and brought you from the countryside after Satan had caused a rift between me and my brothers. (Yūsuf, 12:100)

This is the greatness of the Prophetic character, an example in both forgiveness and thankfulness. After all the ordeals through which his brothers had put him as a young child, he forgave them. And the forgiveness referred to in the first āyah mentioned above was really meant as we can see in the second āyah quoted above. Prophet Yūsuf, instead of blaming his brothers, simply referred to whatever  happened to the inspirations of Satan.

When  Prophet  Muḥammad  ﷺ conquered  Makkah and he was in a position to take revenge from the Quraysh leaders who had left no stone unturned in hurting him and his followers for more than a decade, he used the same words to forgive them.

Prophet Yūsuf  had faced three great  tribulations. First, he was mistreated by his brothers. Second, he had to withstand long separation from his  parents. Third, he was unjustly put in prison. Here in summing up his story he is giving a profound lesson in thankfulness. First, he reversed the order making the last incident the most important and the first, which had started it all and for which his brothers were directly responsible, the least. Second, he focused not on the ordeal but on the ending of the ordeal. He thanked Allāh for helping him get out of the prison, and for bringing back his parents and family. No complaints about his long ordeal, no ill feeling about his brothers. Only thanks and rejoicing.

Knowledge, Wisdom, Blindness

أَفَمَن يَعْلَمُ أَنَّمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ مِن رَّبِّكَ الْحَقُّ كَمَنْ هُوَ أَعْمَىٰ ۚ إِنَّمَا يَتَذَكَّرُ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ
Now, can the one who knows that whatever has been revealed to you from your Lord is the truth, be equal to one who is blind? But only men of understanding heed. (Ar-Raʿd, 13:19)

Allāh’s guidance has been mentioned in many places as the light. This light makes the believers see the truth as truth. Others are in utter darkness and therefore they cannot see it. That is, they are blind to it.

Worldly Provisions

اللَّهُ يَبْسُطُ الرِّزْقَ لِمَن يَشَاءُ وَيَقْدِرُ ۚ وَفَرِحُوا بِالْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا فِي الْآخِرَةِ إِلَّا مَتَاعٌ
Allāh expands the provision for whom He wills and narrows it (for whom He wills). And they (who are given abundance) rejoice in the life of this world—even though, as compared with the life to come, the  life  of  this  world  is  nothing  but  a  fleeting  pleasure.  (Ar-Raʿd, 13:26)

Too  many  people get deceived into  thinking  that  their economic achievements are a result of their own smarts. This āyah should help destroy this myth. A person who truly believes in this statement will always be thankful to Allāh for all his provisions and earnings, will not be tempted by ḥarām sources of income, and will be a contented person.

Peace of Mind

الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ ۗ أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ
The ones  who  believe  and  their  hearts  are  peaceful  with  the remembrance of Allāh. Listen, the hearts find peace only in the remembrance of Allāh. (Ar-Raʿd, 13:28)

This is the real recipe for achieving that elusive peace of mind. Remembrance of Allāh (dhikr) brings one closer to Allāh. And as one gets closer to Allāh his worries and anxieties are replaced by tranquility and contentment.

Dhikr is the food for the soul. Nothing else would satisfy a healthy soul. On the other hand a sick soul may not be able to digest it, but it will find nothing else either that can provide proper nourishment for it. That is why the āyah first says that the guidance of Allāh is for those whose hearts find peace in the remembrance of Allāh. In other words those who have healthy souls. Then it tells that real peace lies only in the remembrance of Allāh.

Conquering Nature?

اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَأَنزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجَ بِهِ مِنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ رِزْقًا لَّكُمْ ۖ وَسَخَّرَ لَكُمُ الْفُلْكَ لِتَجْرِيَ فِي الْبَحْرِ بِأَمْرِهِ ۖ وَسَخَّرَ لَكُمُ الْأَنْهَارَ. وَسَخَّرَ لَكُمُ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ دَائِبَيْنِ ۖ وَسَخَّرَ لَكُمُ اللَّيْلَ وَالنَّهَارَ
It is Allāh Who has created the heavens and the earth and sends down rain from the skies, and with it brings out fruits wherewith to feed you; it is He Who has made the ships subject to you, that they may sail through the sea by His command; and the rivers (also) has He made subject to you. And He has made subject to you the sun and the moon, both diligently pursuing their courses; and the night and the day has He (also) made subject to you. (Ibrāhīm 14:32-33)

Here is the cure for the delusion of modern science that it is conquering nature. We constantly hear how man  has conquered the earth and is now out to conquer space. The apparent control over rivers and seas, mountains and deserts, and plants and animals that mankind seems to exert, the astounding ability with which the powers of the sun and the moon have been harnessed to serve human needs, the wonderful inventions that seem to put gigantic forces of nature at our disposal-all of these result from His Will. It is Allāh who created the universe and it is He who has granted us control over it. (And whenever He wills, He takes it back as well.) Instead of congratulating ourselves for “conquering” it, we should be thanking Allāh for granting us this domination.

The disasters that modern science has produced, especially the  environmental disaster, are a  result of  its  delusion. A scientist informed by this āyah will be freed from this debilitating sickness  that is threatening the humanity. He would act responsibly, knowing that he is accountable before Allāh for how he uses the domination given to him as a test. He would be a grateful and humble servant of Allāh instead of the mad scientist out to maximize his power and profits. He would know that Allāh created the universe to serve us and created us to serve Him.

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The Beauty of Prophet Muhammad – Volume 2

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

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The Beauty of  Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace): As Reflected In Lectures on Sahih al-Bukhari [VOLUME 2)
In Continuing from Volume One, Shaykh Yusuf Motala, in Volume Two of The Beauty of Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) as Reflected in Lectures on Sahih al-Bukhari, conveys, with perfect lucidity, accounts, narratives and key moments of the life of the Noble Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), the Respected Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) and His pious servants (may Allah have mercy on them) as they appear in the Glorious Quran, Hadith and authentic works of history. The Shaykhs lectures offer guidance and inspiration to the readers, young and old.  Path of reform, perfect morals, chastity, forgiveness, forbearance, sacrifice, altruism are just a few of the many important themes along with the key concepts of iman and aqidah that the Shaykh explores in a simple but unique manner.

This collection has all the hallmarks of impelling the attention of readers irrespective of their backgrounds.

Cover: Hardback
Author: Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlana Yusuf Motala
Publisher: Azhar Publications
Size: 22 cm x 14.5 cm

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The Narratives of the Ulama

Saturday, May 12th, 2012
The Narratives of the Ulama

The Narratives of the Ulama

A collection of amazing narratives of scholars connected to the Waliullah family, narrated by the erudite Qari Muhammad Tayyib.

Includes incidents of Shah Waliullah Dehlawi, Mirza Mazhar Jane-Jana, Shah ‘Abdul Ghani Dehlawi, Shah ‘Abdul Qadir Dehlawi, Shah Isma’il Shahid, Shah Muhammad Ishaq Dehlawi and Sayyid Ahmad Shahid.

English translation by Moulana Ebrahim Muhammad.

Cover: Paperback
Author: Qari Muhammad Tayyib
Publisher: Zam Zam Publishers
Pages: 149
Size: 21 x 14

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The Beauty of Prophet Muhammad

Monday, March 19th, 2012
The Beauty of Prophet Muhammad

The Beauty of Prophet Muhammad

The Beauty of  Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace): As Reflected In Lectures on Sahih al-Bukhari.

A broad overview of the life of Allah’s Messenger (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), delivered in the form of lectures which capture the imagination. This translation allows the English-speaking audience to benefit from Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Yusuf Motala’s vast knowledge, spirituality and Islamic scholarship. It covers various aspects of the Noble Prophet’s (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) life whilst promoting the essential message of unity, peace, love and harmony.

To draw Muslims closer than ever before to Allah and His Messenger  (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), the shaykh, with perfect lucidity, conveys accounts, narratives and key moments of the life of the Noble Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) and his Respected Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) as they appear in the Glorious Qur’an, Hadith and authentic works of history. It encompasses the many struggles he and his Companions endured for the perfection of humanity, illustrates the absolute restoration of the natural and moral order in a society that was blighted with ignorance (jahiliyyah), and describes the beautiful example which he practically demonstrated throughout his life.

The shaykh’s lectures offers guidance and inspiration to the readers, young and old. Throughout, it explains ways of how one may imbue the love of the Noble Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) in his heart and strike a heartfelt connection with his sublime person.

In summary, the book features detailed reflections of the day and night spent by the Noble Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) and his Respected Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) as well as stories of individuals for whom this true love acted as a nourishment for the soul. For those consumed by his thoughts, it was unthinkable for them to part from it. Few books make a deeper impression, but this is certainly one of them. It has all the hallmarks of impelling the attention of readers irrespective of their backgrounds. It is without doubt a significant contribution to the works on the life of the Noble Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), despite the fact that the topic and materials are so fundamental.

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Cover: Hardback
Author: Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlana Yusuf Motala
Publisher: Azhar Publications
Pages: 510
Size: 22 cm x 14.5 cm

ISBN: 9781848281233

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The Seerah Trail – Map Puzzle

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
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The Seerah Trail - Map Puzzle

 

Capture the seerah instantly with the Seerah Trail. This powerful image lays out the main events of the life of the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) in one comprehensive map. Experience learning about the seerah like never before with this ingenious interactive resource. First, construct the 40 piece jigsaw puzzle of the seerah map. Then follow the seerah timeline and locate the places mentioned for each event on the map using grid references. Walk the seerah trail once, and you’ll wish to take this incredible journey time and time again!

Contents: 40 piece seerah map puzzle measuring 58cm by 87cm. A double sided seerah timeline measuring 77cm by 17cm.

Publisher: Learning Roots

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Women Around The Messenger

Sunday, October 16th, 2011
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This is the ‘women’s lib’ age as the WEST prefers to term it. But is it TRUE? Is it not a lip-service age turning women practically to ‘dolls’ or something like dolls in the real life?

Women entering the fold of Islam played an enviable prominent role, side by side their counterparts, men, in shaping and developing the Muslim society as a model from the onset, emancipating humanity, men and women, from the shackles of deep-footed ignorance. Women in Islam have very special place, status and dignity unknown to mankind before or after.

The life sketches of the early female believers, in this book, stand as beacon and outstanding models for the so-called ‘weaker sex’ and call for the revival of the pristine lofty high position of women in the society once again.

This work is an attempt at dispelling any misconception by bringing into focus biographies of the first generation of Muslim women and the important role they played in the overall development of their society, right from the beginning. It is hoped that this book will not only strengthen the resolve of the already well-acquainted Muslims who follow the footsteps of their predecessors, it will also spur them into emulating the examples of those righteous, noble and pure women

Cover: Hardback
Author: Muhammad Ali Qutb
Publisher: IIPH
Pages: 363
Size: 22 x15 cm

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Manifestations Of Prophet Muhammads Beauty

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Manifestations Of Prophet Muhammad's Beauty - darul-ishaat ukManifestations Of Prophet Muhammad’s Beauty (may Allah bless him and grant him peace): The Hearts of Allah’s Saints

This book comprises of the words of guidance by Hadhrat Shaykh-ul-Hadith Mawlana Yusuf Motala, Senior Deputy of the Eminent Hadhrat Shaykh-ul-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya Muhajir Madani (may Allah illuminate his grave) and founder and Shaykh-ul-Hadith of Darul Uloom Al-Arabiyya Al-Islamiyya, Bury, UK, that were delivered in Hadhrats spiritual gatherings during the blessed month of Ramadhan over a period of years.

This book contains detailed accounts of the lives, eminence and excellence of the saints of the Chishti order from the Noble Messenger up to Hadhrat Shaykh Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya Muhajir Madani (may Allah illuminate his grave) in a unique manner.

In the blessed biography of the Noble Messenger (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), along with the mention of his lofty status, an outline of the blessed life of the Noble Messenger has been achieved in an interesting and extraordinary style.

The lives and excellence of these esteemed saints have been elucidated in such an effective and impeccable style that, besides informing the reader of their high standing, it also ignites a passion and desire within the reader to emulate them. The highly complex subject of sulook (spiritual path-treading) and tasawwuf (Sufism) has been explained in a simple, straightforward and impactful manner, which can only be accomplished by a master of the field. In the process, objections that generally arise regarding tasawwuf and the noble assembly of Sufis are automatically resolved and those treading in their righteous footsteps acquire invaluable and necessary guidance. In summary, this book is the essence of sulook and tasawwuf, an account of its eminent masters and a precious gift to the path-treaders.

Translation by a group of Graduates from Darul Ulom Bury.

Author: Lectures by Shaykh Mawlana Yusuf Motala
Publisher: Azhar Publications
Pages: 664
Size: 22 x 14.5 cm

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Present Day Trials And Their Solutions

Friday, July 15th, 2011
Present Day Trials And Their Solutions

Present Day Trials And Their Solutions

A collection of brief academic and wisdom bearing articles authored by the hadith scholar of his age, ‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Binnori in the montly periodical, Al-Bayyinat. It is a sign of the ‘Allamah’s deep insight and foresight that those very trials that he wrote of two decades ago inflict us today.

Solutions for hypocrisy, inaction, ignorance, materialism, pride, avarice and more are given by Muhammad Yusuf Binnori.

Compiled by Muhammad Anwar Badakhshani (Lecturer at Jamia Uloom ul Islaamia (‘Allamah Binnori Town).

Translation edited by Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias.

‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Binnori (19088-1977) was one of the leading students of ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri. He was known among scholars throughout the world for his proficiency in hadith and eloquency in the Arabic language. He founded the Jamia Uloom ul Islaamia in Karachi, one of the leading Islamic seminaries of Pakistan. He authored a number of works, including Ma’arif al-Sunan, a commentary of Sunan al-Tirmidhi.

Cover: Paperback
Author: ‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Binnori
Publisher: Zam Zam Publishers
Pages: 159
Size: 21 x 13.5 cm

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Muntakhab Ahadith (Zam Zam Publishers Edition)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Muntakhab Ahadith (Zam Zam Publishers Edition)

The sole authorized translation done under the personal supervision of Maulana Muhammad Sa’ad Kandhlavi.

The book Muntakhab Ahadith is a selection of Quranic veres & authentic hadiths, relating to the Six Points of Dawat and Tabligh. Originally written in Arabic by the Late Scholar Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Kandhlawi, also known as Hazratjee duing the last phase of his devoted life.

He collected all the relevant principles, rules and precautions from their original sources. He has been so comprehensive and extensive that this book is not merely a compilation of these principles, rules and instructions, but perhaps an encyclopedia, in which, without being selective or brief, all of these have been mentioned with their relative importance.

This work was later organized and translated into Urdu by his grandson, Maulana Muhammad Saad Kandhlawi.

The Author was the Son of Maulana Ilyas the founder of the Tabligh Movement and also succeeded him as the Amir or Leader of the Work whose base was in Basti Nizamuddin Auliya, New Delhi (India).

The Author has relied mainly on Authentic Hadith and Works of renowned Classical Scholars.

The six points of Tabligh are as follows.

Kalimah Tayyibah : Attestation of faith i.e. La ilaha illa’llahu; Muhammadun Rasul-ullha -There is no deity but God; Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) is the Apostle of God.
Salah (Prayer)
Ilm (Knowledge) & Dhikr (Remembrance)
Ikram-e-Muslim (respect and honour towards a Muslim)
Ikhlas-e-Niyyat (Sincerity of intention).
Da’wah (call to Islam)

Cover: Hardback
Author: Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Kandhlavi
Publisher: Zam Zam Publishers
Pages: 676
Size: 22 x 15 cm

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Seeratul Mustafa (English Translation) – 3 Volumes

Friday, July 1st, 2011
Seeratul Mustafa (English Translation) - 3 Volumes

Seeratul Mustafa (English Translation) - 3 Volumes

Available to pre-order. Please note that any items ordered with this book will be sent with this book once it becomes available.

A comprehensive biography of The Messenger of Allah (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) in the English language.

Seeratul Mustafa (English Translation) – Complete Set in 3 Volumes. Boxed set.

According to some, this is the masterpiece of all the literary works of Maulana Idris Kandehlawi. It stands out like a shining star and enjoys the most acceptance from amongst all of Maulana’s works.

No work on the blessed Sirah in the Urdu language surpasses Seeratul Mustafa in depth of research and the usage of original sources as its foundation. The author makes clear what feelings and ambitions a true believer should have with regards to the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant hime peace).

A comprehensive work based principally on authentic narations, unaffected by objections of orientalist scholars.

Translated from the original Urdu by Mufti Muhammed Kadwa and Maulana Mahomed Mahomedy.

The author, Maulana Idris Kandehlawi completed his studies at Mazahir ‘Ulum (Saharanpur) and Darul Ulum Deoband in India. His teachers included the likes of Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri, ‘Allamah Shabbir Ahmad Uthmani and ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri. He stood out as a scholar of hadith and tafsir, as a poet and ascetic. He was a man of learning and spent his life immersed in the study and teaching of the sacred sciences. He authored a number of books on tafsir, hadith, and Islamic theology.

Cover: Hardback
Author: Maulana Idris Kandehlawi
Publisher: Madrasah Arabia Islamia & Zam Zam Publishers
Pages: 1564
Size: 25 x 17 cm (approx)

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