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Political Genius of Caliph ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab

Beautiful Arabic calligraphy that says "Umar Al-Farooq"

Beautiful Arabic calligraphy that says “Umar Al-Farooq” Source: Unkown

Khalifah ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab was truly a genius. He was a natural leader and had a great political acumen. Following are few examples to briefly explain this point.

Khalifah ‘Umar had established an inquiry commission to ensure that his governors and other state officials abide by the rules and do not transgress a tiny bit. The Chief Inquirer was Continue reading

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Hadith 8: Be Content With What You Possess

Hadith 8: Be Content With What You Posses Prophet Muhammad SAW said:“A little that suffices is better than an abundance that distracts.”Commentary by Sheikh Nematullah/Marcia Hermanson:This means that a little that suffices of worldly goods is enough. A person should not strive to amass wealth for its own sake but rather should be content with what they possess, as wealth generally gives rise to arrogance towards the truth: “Surely man is arrogant … Read More

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Hadith 2: Racism

Hadith 2: Racism Prophet Muhammad, May Allah send peace and blessings upon him, said:People are like the teeth of the combCommentary by Sheikh Nematullah/Marcia Hermanson: Meaning that they (people) are all equal, like the teeth of a comb, since they are all descendants of Adam (A.S). This disavows any hint of racism, rather a common humanity is affirmed and superiority is only achieved in terms of God consciousness (taqwa). Hadith is narrated by Shah Waliullah A … Read More

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Do’nt think deep into the personality of God: Shah Waliullah Muhaddis Dehlavi’s Ta’wil al-Ahadith

Below is the script taken from Shah Waliullah Muhaddis Dehlavi‘s Ta’wil al-Ahadith:

“It may be remembered that the Prophet has not allowed us to think over the person (Dhat) of God, but on the contrary, he has prohibited us from that, as he has said: “Do not think over the person of God” ; “There should be no thinking over God.”

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Taqwiat-ul-Imaan by Shah Ismael Shaheed available in PDF format

The book Taqwiyat-ul-Imaan (Streghtening of the Faith) by Shah Ismael Shaheed is here online in a PDF format.

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I don’t own the file. The owner of the PDF has a link in that file and so just for the record I don’t own this!

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Taqwiyat-ul-Iman by Shah Ismail Shaheed: A Must Read Book for every Muslim

By Umer Sultan

Tawheed, which can be loosley translated as Monotheism or specifically as Islamic Monotheism is the concrete base of the Building of Islam. It is the first article of Faith in Islam, and it is this message that Allah sent the chain of Prophets from Adam to Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon all of them.

Today, associating partners with God has become a normal practise, a culture established by traditions. The very message that the Seal of the Prophethood, Muhammad ibn Abdullah was sent by God, seems to be lost in practise. A lot has been written on this after the era of Great Imams. For before that it was common sense, but now the common sense is Shirk- unfortunately. People are labeled with innovative or derogatory words to people who defend the first pillar of Islam- Tawheed.  Unfortunately, these accusers and label stampers are Muslims themselves.

Taqwiyat-ul-Iman (Strenghtening of the Faith) was written by one of the great scholars of Indian Subcontinent- Shah Ismail Shaheed.  Shah Ismail was a grandson of Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Ad-Dehlavi.  After Sheikh-ul-Islam Imam Ibn Taymiyya and Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab, Shah Ismail’s Taqwiyat-ul-Iman is a MUST READ for every Muslim Lay men and women. After I read this book, I came to find out some faults in my own belief. Shirk that are so common because of the custom and tradition and lack of knowledge, one never gives a second thought about one’s own believes and practices.

Ignorance will not be an excuse in front of Allah, and understanding the basics of Islam is an obligation upon every Muslim- male or female, young or old. Tawheed is the base of the Shahadah– the first Pillar of Islam, and if that is lacking in a Muslim, then prayers and fasting, Zakah and Hajj is all useless.  Moreover, how can anyone claim to believe in something about which one has no knowledge about! This is a very serious issue, that is largely ignored!

In this book you will find evidences from the Holy Quran and Ahadith-e-Nabwi for every claim. Refusing to believe in Tawheed and by bogus labeling Shah Ismail Shaheed as a “Deobandi” “Wahabi” or “Salafi” is a grave injustice to Islam.

Taqwiyat-ul-Iman can be read online here in English. It can be bought online in USA here and in Europe or Britain here.

May Allah giver guidance to every one and show us Siratul Mustaqeen. Ameen.

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Hadith 8: Be Content With What You Posses

Hadith 8: Be Content With What You Posses

Prophet Muhammad SAW said:

“A little that suffices is better than an abundance that distracts.”

Commentary by Sheikh Nematullah/Marcia Hermanson:

This means that a little that suffices of worldly goods is enough. A person should not strive to amass wealth for its own sake but rather should be content with what they possess, as wealth generally gives rise to arrogance towards the truth: “Surely man is arrogant, for he thinks himself self sufficient” [Sura (Chapter) Iqra’, Al-Quran]. It distracts from the Lord and the Next World.”

Shah Waliullah Ad-Dehlavi. Al Arbai’n, Turath Publishing, 1429 AH/ 2008 AD.

Hadith is narrated by Shah Waliullah Ad-Dehlavi in his 40 Hadith collection known as Al Arbain, with a straight chain of narrators from his teacher to Imam Hussein (R.A).

“Spreading Hadith One Post Per Day” series.
Hadith # 8.

8/Ramadan/1430 AH.

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Hadith 2: Racism


Prophet Muhammad, May Allah send peace and blessings upon him, said:

People are like the teeth of the comb

Commentary by Sheikh Nematullah/Marcia Hermanson: Meaning that they (people) are all equal, like the teeth of a comb, since they are all descendants of Adam (A.S). This disavows any hint of racism, rather a common humanity is affirmed and superiority is only achieved in terms of God consciousness (taqwa).

Hadith is narrated by Shah Waliullah Ad-Dehlavi in his 40 Hadith collection known as Al Arbain, with a straight chain of narrators from his teacher to Imam Hussein (R.A).

Shah Waliullah Ad-Dehlavi. Al Arbai’n, Turath Publishing, 1429 AH/ 2008 AD.

“Spreading Hadith One Post Per Day” series.
Hadith # 2.

2/Ramadan/1430 AH.

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Affliction Comes From Loose Talk

Affliction comes from (loose) talk.” Prophet Muhammed, narrated by Sheikh-ul-Hadith Shah Waliullah in Al Arbain.

In the commentary Shaykh Nematullah writes- A servant is safe so long as he remains silent. One should not supply unnecessary details in a conversation or communication as that may confuse the matter and lead to misunderstandings.

Al Arbain, Shah Walilullah. Turath Publication, 1429 AH/ 2008 CE. Page # 22.

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Best Method Is Deplomacy

Hadith (saying of Prophet Muhammad) “War is Deception” narrated by Shiekh Al Hadith Shah Waliullah in his collection “Al Arba’in” (Collection of Forty Ahadiths). In the commentary to this hadith, Shaykh Nematullah stated:

“Achieving victory without armed conflict is more perfect, and this is attained through diplomacy rather than confrontation–since there is no risk of physical danger. It is not permissible to violate peace agreements.”

His collection is different from other 40 Hadith collections by other numerous scholars because his collection of Al Arbai’n are directly narrated through the straight chain of narrations from Hazrat Imam Husain (R.A).

Shah Waliullah, Al Arbain. Turath Publishing, 2008.

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