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By Yousuf N. Lalljee - XKP

This ebook is a needs to learn to each Muslim and non-Muslim to profit extra a couple of guy who not just lived his existence to higher Islam, yet to raised humanity additionally. He was once now not an Imam only for Shia Muslims, yet for all of mankind. he's absolutely the easiest person to have ever lived after Prophet Muhammad (saw) with such an increased prestige that the angels themselves comprehend of his status.



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Download E-books On Being a Muslim: Finding a Religious Path in the World Today PDF

By Farid Esack

Humorous, difficult, debatable, passionate and unforgiving, this can be an exceptional own account of a Muslim's existence within the glossy global. As an Islamic pupil, outspoken social activist and recognized commentator, Farid Esack is in a distinct place to take on the quandaries and demanding situations dealing with Muslims this present day. even if or not it's cultivating a significant courting with Allah or striving for gender equality and spiritual freedom, Esack combines own perception with incisive research. delivering a religious but functional advisor for these trying to re-engage with their religion within the glossy global, this groundbreaking paintings may also help believers and non-believers alike to understand the everlasting relevance of the Qur’an and its teachings.

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Download E-books Infidel PDF

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

One in all today’s so much popular and debatable political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into foreign headlines following the homicide of Theo van Gogh through an Islamist who threatened that she will be subsequent. She made headlines back whilst she used to be stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch Parliament.

Infidel shows the arrival of age of this special political big name and champion of loose speech in addition to the improvement of her ideals, iron will, and outstanding selection to struggle injustice. Raised in a strict Muslim relations, Hirsi Ali survived civil struggle, girl mutilation, brutal beatings, youth as a religious believer in the course of the upward thrust of the Muslim Brotherhood, and lifestyles in 4 afflicted, volatile international locations governed mostly by way of despots. She escaped from a compelled marriage and sought asylum within the Netherlands, the place she earned a school measure in political technological know-how, attempted to assist her tragically depressed sister comply with the West, and fought for the rights of Muslim ladies and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament. lower than consistent danger, demonized through reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned through her father, and expelled from kin and extended family, she refuses to be silenced.

Ultimately a party of overcome adversity, Hirsi Ali’s tale tells how a shiny little woman evolves out of dutiful obedience to turn into an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments fight to stability democratic beliefs with non secular pressures, no different publication can be extra well timed or extra major.

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Download E-books Fawaid e-Quran PDF

By Sayyid Mistafa Al-Musawi - XKP

The Holy Prophet (S) has additionally stated that once a believer must move the Pul-e-Siraat at the Day of Judgement, and he'll say “Bismillah…” then the flames underneath him will commence death down till Jahannam will cry out, ‘O believer, go through quick, your presence is inflicting my hearth to die out !’

When a instructor teaches a baby to recite “Bismillah…” the kid, his mom and dad and the instructor are all assured freedom from hellfire. it really is narrated that Prophet Isa (a.s.) was passing via a graveyard and he observed a grave upon which the Wrath and Punishment of Allah (S.w.T.) used to be descending, so he quietly walked earlier. whilst he handed a similar position after it slow, he spotted that the Mercy and benefits of Allah (S.w.T.) was once being showered at the comparable grave. He used to be stunned at this and requested Allah (S.w.T.) approximately what has occurred and it used to be printed to him that the fellow contained in the grave was once a sinner and used to be hence being punished for his sins. while he died, his spouse used to be pregnant and shortly gave beginning to a son. while the boy grew older, his mom took him to a instructor who taught him to recite “Bismillah…” and that i felt that it'll no longer be justice that this man’s son was once calling My identify and that i was once punishing his father within the grave.


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Download E-books Understanding the Qur'an: Themes and Style PDF


The tenets of Islam can't be grasped and not using a right knowing of theQur’an. during this very important advent, now revised and up to date for a newpaperback version, Muhammad Abdel Haleem examines the Qur’an’s majorrecurrent topics - existence and eternity, marriage and divorce, peace and warfare, waterand nourishment - and for the 1st time considers those components in thecontext of Qur’anic linguistic type. With a clean perception into the history ofthe Qur’an, Professor Haleem examines the context and situations leadingto the improvement of the suras (chapters) and the ayahs (verses) and theconstruction of the Qur’an itself. He indicates that well known conceptions of Islamicattitudes to girls, marriage and divorce, clash and society, all range radicallyfrom the genuine teachings of the Qur’an. knowing the Qur’angoes on toexplore the ways that the Judaic and Christian traditions, as mirrored in theBible, might be in comparison to Qur’anic ways to comparable topics.

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Download E-books The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain PDF

By Dario Fernandez-Morera

A finalist for World Magazine’s booklet of the Year!

The fable of the Andalusian Paradise is vital analyzing. it is going to quickly locate its position at the cabinets of most efficient educational associations and within the syllabi of pioneering scholars.”
Antonio Carreño, W. Duncan McMillan family members Professor within the Humanities, Emeritus, Brown University 
“I couldn't placed this ebook down. The fantasy of the Andalusian Paradise constitutes a watershed in scholarship. . . . Fernández-Morera brilliantly debunks the myths that for thus lengthy have ruled Islamic historiography and standard knowledge. We have been looking ahead to this nice breakthrough.”
Raphael Israeli, Professor Emeritus of center japanese, Islamic, and chinese language background, Hebrew college of Jerusalem
“Fernández-Morera examines the bottom of Islamic Spain. . . . this is often an clever reinterpretation of a meant paradise of convivencia.”
Julia Pavón Benito, Professor of Medieval Spanish heritage, collage of Navarra
“Desperately, desperately wanted as a counter to the mythology that pervades academia in this subject.”
Paul F. Crawford, Professor of historical and Medieval heritage, California college of Pennsylvania
“A fabulous booklet. This sober and hard-hitting reassessment demolishes the myths of non secular tolerance and multiculturalism that experience hopelessly romanticized the precarious coexistence and vicious realities of medieval Spain less than Muslim rule. . . . Must-reading.”
Noël Valis, Professor, division of Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University

Scholars, reporters, or even politicians uphold Muslim-ruled medieval Spain—“al-Andalus”—as a multicultural paradise, a spot the place Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in harmony.

There is just one challenge with this greatly approved account: it is a myth.

In this groundbreaking booklet, Northwestern collage pupil Darío Fernández-Morera tells the full tale of Islamic Spain. The delusion of the Andalusian Paradise shines mild on hidden historical past through drawing on an abundance of basic assets that students have overlooked, in addition to archaeological facts just recently unearthed.

This meant beacon of peaceable coexistence begun, in fact, with the Islamic Caliphate’s conquest of Spain. faraway from a land of spiritual tolerance, Islamic Spain used to be marked via non secular and consequently cultural repression in all parts of existence and the marginalization of Christians and different groups—all this within the provider of social keep an eye on via autocratic rulers and a category of spiritual authorities.

The delusion of the Andalusian Paradise presents a desperately wanted reassessment of medieval Spain. As professors, politicians, and pundits proceed to have a good time Islamic Spain for its “multiculturalism” and “diversity,” Fernández-Morera units the old list straight—showing politically beneficial fable is a fantasy nonetheless.

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Download E-books Tafsir of Holy Quran - Surah 41 to 45 PDF

By Aqa Mahdi Puya (Agha Pooya) - XKP

Tafsir of

41 Fussilat (They are Expounded)

42 Shuurah (Counsel)

43 Zukhruf (Ornaments of Gold)

44 Dukhaan (Smoke)

45 Jaasiyah (Crouching)

translated via Mirza M. Pooya. one of many few and such a lot complete and precise commentaries at the Quran, as understood within the mild of Prophet and His family.



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Download E-books Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective PDF

By Michael Cook

Why does Islam play a bigger function in modern politics than different religions? Is there anything concerning the Islamic background that makes Muslims much more likely than adherents of alternative faiths to invoke it of their political lifestyles? if this is the case, what's it? Ancient Religions, smooth Politics seeks to respond to those questions by means of analyzing the jobs of Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity in glossy political existence, putting targeted emphasis at the relevance--or irrelevance--of their heritages to modern social and political concerns.

Michael cook dinner takes an in-depth, comparative examine political id, social values, attitudes to struggle, perspectives concerning the position of faith in a variety of cultural domain names, and conceptions of the polity. In these types of fields he unearths that the Islamic background bargains richer assets for these engaged in present politics than both the Hindu or the Christian heritages. He makes use of this discovering to provide an explanation for the truth that, regardless of the lifestyles of Hindu and Christian opposite numbers to a few facets of Islamism, the phenomenon as an entire is exclusive on this planet this day. The publication additionally indicates that fundamentalism--in the experience of a choice to come back to the unique resources of the religion--is politically extra adaptive for Muslims than it's for Hindus or Christians.

A sweeping comparative research by way of one of many world's top students of premodern Islam, Ancient Religions, glossy Politics sheds very important mild at the dating among the foundational texts of those 3 nice spiritual traditions and the politics in their fans today.

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Download E-books The Wise King: A Christian Prince, Muslim Spain, and the Birth of the Renaissance PDF

By Simon R. Doubleday

“If I have been current on the Creation,” the thirteenth-century Spanish philosopher-king Alfonso X is related to have acknowledged, “Many faults within the universe could were avoided.” often called El Sabio, “the Wise,” Alfonso used to be popular via acquaintances and enemies alike for his gleaming mind and striking cultural achievements. In The clever King, celebrated historian Simon R. Doubleday strains the tale of the king’s lifestyles and instances, major us deep into his emotional global and exhibiting how his excessive admiration for Spain’s wealthy Islamic tradition prepared the ground for the ecu Renaissance.

In 1252, while Alfonso changed his extra militaristic father at the throne of Castile and León, the conflict to reconquer Muslim territory at the Iberian Peninsula used to be raging fiercely. yet whilst he led his Christian infantrymen onto the battlefield, Alfonso used to be seduced through the glories of Muslim Spain. His engagement with the Arabic-speaking tradition of the South formed his pursuit of astronomy, for which he used to be famed for hundreds of years, and his profoundly humane imaginative and prescient of the area, which Dante, Petrarch, and later Italian humanists may inherit. A composer of lyric verses, and client of works on board video games, looking, and the homes of stones, Alfonso is better recognized at the present time for his Cantigas de Santa María (Songs of Holy Mary), which provide a outstanding window onto his global. His ongoing struggles as a king and as a guy have been distilled—in paintings, song, literature, and architecture—into anything elegant that speaks to us powerfully around the centuries.

An intimate biography of the Spanish ruler in whom cultures converged, The clever King introduces readers to a Renaissance guy earlier than his time, whose inventive strength within the face of private turmoil and existential threats to his nation could rework the process Western history.

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