By: Dr. Rafiq AhmadFor whom was this cream of all the creation (Man), created? This question arises almost in the mind of every human being. But unfortunately mostly people do not get an answer to this inner query. Usually people die without knowing this reality; they live throughout their lives in complete ignorance just like animals. Many people ponder over this question but they do not have enough intelligence to understand it. Their inherent intellectual capability is clouded and obscured by prejudice, ignorance and blind faith in the religion of their parents. These factors work on their minds subconsciously right from the days of childhood and consequently they never perceive the Ultimate Truth.
By: Dr. Rafiq AhmadComprehensive introduction to * Nomenclature of Al-Qur'an * History of Descent (Nuzool) of Al-Qur'an * Makki and Madini Verses * Sequence of the Qur'an Shareef * Shan-e-Nuzool of Al-Qur'an * Seven Qirats of The Qur'an * Naskh or Abrogation of Verses * Muhkam and Mutashabihah * Fazial (Virtues) Qur'an * The Qur'an and Suhaba al-Kiram (RA) * Rules of Reverence for Reading the Holy Qur'an
By: Dr. Rafiq AhmadAl-Qur'an Shareef, which differentiates between right and wrong. The Qur'an Shareef-which made the most eloquent ones helpless when they tried to refute it. The Qur'an Shareef-which made the most rhetoric ones dumb when they tried to speak against it. The Qur'an Shareef-which challenged its opponents and everyone whosoever thought of taking up this challenge, accepted his defeat. The Qur'an Shareef-which affirmed all the previous books of Allah Ta'ala but revoked their commandments. The Qur'an Shareef-for which even angels crave as they did not get this treasure. The Qur'an Shareef-which is like a rope from Allah Ta'ala that leads a believer towards Him. The Qur'an Shareef-which connects its reader directly with Him.
By: Dr. Rafiq AhmadHaadith in Arabic is used as opposite to Qadeem. Qadeem means something without a beginning which obviously is none but Allah Ta'ala. The opposite of Qadeem is Haadith which means something with beginning. In other words it means ‘Created (Makhlooq). As per this meaning, the Qur'an is the word of Allah hence is Qadeem, whereas Hadith means that word which is created and since Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) himself is among Makhlooq, so his statements are called Hadith.
By: Maulana Muhammad Manzoor Nomani (RA)Brothers-You all will, perhaps, be aware that Islam is not the name of a caste or community so that anyone who is born in it automatically becomes a Muslim without having to do anything, on his own part, about it just as a child born in a Sheikh or a Syed family becomes a Sheikh or a Syed, as a matter of course, and there is nothing it can do in this regard. Islam, on the other hand, is the name of that faith and that way of life which was brought into the world from Allah by His true and devoted Apostle, Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and is preserved to this day in its pristine purity in the Quran and they Holy Traditions. Thus, he alone can be called a Muslim who accepts that faith and practices that way of life. Those who are ignorant of the teachings or Islam, or do not act upon them, are not genuine Muslims by any means.
By: Dr. Rafiq AhmadRasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) says: ألا وإنّ في الجَسَدِ مُضْغَةً إذا صَلَحَتْ صَلَحَ الجَسدُ كُلُّهُ وإذا فَسَدَتْ فَسَدَ الجَسَدُ كُلُّهُ ألا وهْيَ القَلبُ " Indeed there is a piece of flesh in the body (the heart) when that stays right, the whole body stays right, when that goes astray, the whole body goes astray! Listen with open ears, that is Qalb" (Bukhâri Sharief)
By: Maulana Muhammad Rahmatullah Mir Qasmi (Translation English: Sameem Husain)Islam is the religion of nature and it wants to see a person in an extremely pure, modest and righteous state. That is why it made pure and nice things lawful for a person and impure and malignant ones as unlawful. The Islamic Shariah desires the attributes of modesty and chastity in a person and at the same time it regards immodesty and wickedness as odious. It has considered the adultery as an extreme level of immodesty.
By: Maulana Maseehulaah Sahab RAZIKR-E-ILAHI or Remembrance of Allah is one of the many lectures of Maseehul Ummat Hadhrat Maulana Shah Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sherwani (May Allah Taala maintain his shadow of barkat over us for many more years). In this lecture Hadhrat Maseehullah Saheb diagnoses the spiritual degeneration in which the Ummah is caught up today.....
By: Shaheed-i-Islam Maulana Muhammad Yousuf Ludhyanvi (RA) (Translation English - Sameem Husain)Go through each and every single word of this compilation, and, apart from taking into consideration the advices, warnings, guidance, proscriptions, prescription etc., enhance your belief regarding the finality and truthfulness of our beloved Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) after observing how every word prophesied by him more than fourteen centuries back is coming true like daylight.