Publications Islamic Supreme Council of America Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:01:27 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine

Have you ever wondered: What are the beliefs and doctrine of mainstream Islam as opposed to those who call themselves "Salafis" with regard to the Names and Attributes of Almighty Allah?
The author says in the introduction: "Scholars have observed that the Community's greatest achievement over the past millennium has undoubtedly been its internal intellectual cohesion. They point out how, from the beginning of the Islamic era to almost the present day, Muslims have maintained an astounding sense of unity despite the clash of the numerous dynasties under which they lived. No major religious hostilities have divided Muslims. At least, this was true until the physical and intellectual assault on Islamic unity initiated by Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703-1792CE), his immediate successors and by the self-named "Salafi" sect of the present day.
The author then explains how the beliefs held by the Wahhabi "Salafi" as opposed to the beliefs held by mainstream Islam are threatening every Muslim's Islamic heritage. He offers this work and its proofs on the real Islam to those who wish to decide for themselves.
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The Quran's Miraculous Relevance quran

Islam comprises all of civilization. Within Islam’s sources are to be found all that is of value – the ultimate treasure trove of intellectual knowledge, practical guidance and spiritual wisdom. Islam is the fount for all of civilization’s achievements and the diadem of its crown.

Islam carries, like a treasure-laden ship, within its deep hold are every sort of store and provision. Its sails are the sciences of jurisprudence and spirituality, like two wings of a bird, both of which it needs to carry its precious cargo of humankind across the vast expanse of the ocean of this life. At the helm of this vessel is the Leader and Master of mankind, Sayyidina Muhammad ÿ, under whose watchful eye and incalculable care it cuts through the depths of Allah’s unsounded and uncharted Kingdom.

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Encyclopedia of Muhammad's Women Companions and the Traditions They Related

 Encyclopedia of Muhammad's Women Companions and the Traditions They RelatedThis work is divided into two books: Book I contains all of the Traditions (ahadith) related by 150 women Companions of Prophet Muhammad (sall-allahu `alayhi wa sallam) according to the six canonical books of Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawud, Sunan Ibn Majah, Sunan al-Nisai and Sunan al-Tirmidhi. The Traditions are organized according to the Divine Law (Shari`ah), but this work begins with moral character development. A brief glance shows that women Companions related Traditions in many areas and not just in areas relating specifically to women. Where there is more than one Tradition on the same topic, one is presented and references to the other versions are indicated below that specific Tradition. Book II contains the biographies of over 600 women Companions of the Prophet including her name, her mother's name, the name of her children, the name of her husband (s) and where information is available from the earliest sources of Ibn Ishaq and Ibn Sad, and her biography. Paperback.

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The Importance of Technology in the Development of Islamic Countries What was the means by which the Prophet developed the Sahaba, their community and the entire Ummah? He taught them:

اطلب العلم و لو في الصين

Seek knowledge even if it be in China.[1]

It was through a cultural ethos informed by the Qur’ānic order to seek God’s Signs in His creation and to ponder on them, that the sciences were built in Islam on the foundations of rational inquiry and logical thought while simultaneously seeking the philosophical and theological underpinnings to their observations. In this way, the Muslim world quickly surpassed its counterparts in developing science and research methodology, practical experimentation, and methods of confirming theory with observation - methods that are still followed today in modern laboratories and technical institutions.

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The Naqshbandi Sufi Way Naqshbandi Sufi WayThis collector's limited edition is the first history of the Naqshbandi Saints of the Golden Chain. After an introduction where the author, a living shaykh, presents the principles and means of transmission of the Naqshbandi order, he relates views of the scholars of external knowledge, including that of Ibn Taymiyah, in support of the precedence of the scholars of internal knowledge. After explaining the search of a seeker of the Truth for the true inheritor of the secret of the Prophet, he recalls the life of the Prophet and of the 39 saints in the Golden Chain who are followers of the Prophet tracing their lineage back to Abu Bakr as-Siddiq as well as to Ali ibn Abi Talib through Jafar Sadiq, may God be pleased with them all, one of the spiritual poles. The author speaks of the seclusions and visions of the saints. The work ends with the Guidebook of these saints of the Golden Chain and their remembrance of God liturgy.

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Democracy According to Traditional Islamic Sources The Qur’ān says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِيالأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ

Obey Allah, obey the Prophet and obey those in authority among you.”[1]

The primary sources of Islamic law are therefore the words and commands of Allah as laid out in the Qur’ān, the sayings and traditions of the Prophet (s) (aħādīth), and the rulings of political and religious leaders.

The Holy Qur’ān is the highest standard by which man can order his life. As such, it is a model only the Prophet of Allah could uphold to its fullest. Yet, it is still not possible for the average Muslim to follow the Prophet’s example directly. Muslims therefore rely on the authority of their leaders to guide them in upholding the principles of law laid out in the Qur’ān and the traditions. The Prophet (s) himself stated, “Whoever is chosen by the people after me will be the caliph, and you must listen to and obey him.”[2] Those in authority include the rulers of the nation, its religious scholars and its judges.

]]> (Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani) Articles Thu, 11 Jul 2002 00:00:00 +0000 Angels Unveiled Angels UnveiledAngels take any form they wish in the physical world. As crystal water takes the form of the cup in which it is poured, angels can take the form of any creation which they visit. They do not retain their full original form of light when they are sent to human beings: "Say: If there were in the earth angels walking secure, We had sent down for them from heaven an angel [without change] as messenger" (17:95). Angels can come as birds, as human beings, or as a form of light like a rainbow adorning the sky. They have a mind and a heart, but no will and no desire other than to serve and obey God. They are never too proud to obey Him.

Angels worship day and night without fatigue. They do not need to sleep, as their eyes never tire. They know no heedlessness. Their attention never wavers. Their food is glorification of God, their drink is to sanctify and to magnify Him. Their intimacy is in calling their Lord through hymning and singing His praise. Their enjoyment is to serve Him. They are devoid of any and all physiological restraints. They suffer no mood-changes.

Angels inhabit Paradise and the seven heavens. They worship more than human beings because they came before them and they have greater and more powerful faculties than they. They are more pious than human beings because they are innocent and unable to fall into mistakes or wrongdoings. They never ask forgiveness for themselves but always for human beings. This shows us how much they care for us and to what extent God created them to look after us. God made them our guardians because a guardian is more perfect than the one he guards.

Angels are more knowledgeable than human beings. The teacher, again, is better than the student. Their knowledge is of two kinds: intellectual and traditional. "Intellectual" means here: "of the essence of reality" or "of the heart." "Traditional" means: "revealed and translated down from above." Foreword by: Dr. Sachiko Murata

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Viewpoint: Door of Ijtihad is Open Open Door

One of the criticisms leveled against Islam is that it is a religion frozen in time, one that has not embraced new paradigms of the modern world. In reality, Islam has always been a living, vibrant faith that adapts to new and changing circumstances.

Though some scholars have attempted to freeze the interpretation of Islam, most accept the view that Islamic Divine Law, or Sharia, is subject to ongoing re-evaluation according to the principles of juristic reasoning, known as ijtihād. The purpose of this ongoing process of ijtihād is to adapt Sharia to changing societal circumstances. Thus, most Islamic scholars say that “the door of ijtihād" remains open.

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The Approach of Armageddon? An Islamic Perspective The Approach of ArmageddonA Chronicle of Scientific Breakthroughs and World Events that Occur During the Last Days, as Foretold by Prophet Muhammad. Many people are acquainted with Biblical prophecies regarding the end of the world, but how many know what the second-largest faith, Islam, has foretold? Time-honored beliefs held by one-fifth of the world’s population, but little known in the West, are expertly presented in this compelling book. A classical scholar from one of the Middle East's most prestigious religious schools, the author has studied classical Islamic teachings for more than forty years. In this timely work, he examines divine revelation and holy traditions about the Last Days, along with discoveries of modern science foretold in Islam’s holiest texts. Also included are often concealed ancient predictions of Islam regarding the appearance of the anti-Christ, Armageddon, the leadership of believers by Mahdi (i.e. "the Savior"), the second coming of Jesus Christ, and the tribulations preceding the Day of Judgment. The author weaves a fascinating mix of interpretations and detailed narratives of Prophet Muhammad which provide a roadmap of the future and analysis of the past. Though terrifying in their import, we are given final hope of a time on earth filled with peace, reconciliation and prosperity, an age in which, "There will be but one community on earth where lions, tigers and wolves shall graze side by side with camels, cattle and sheep. All enmity and wars will end, while wealth is overflowing. No person shall be in need and the entire focus of life will be spirituality." This unprecedented work is a "must read" for religious scholars and laypersons interested in broadening their understanding of centuries-old religious traditions pertaining to the Last Days. About the Author Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani is a scholar from the Middle East. He graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry from the American University of Beirut and then went to Louvain, Belgium to continue his medical studies. He later received his Islamic law degree. Other books by the shaykh include: The Naqshbandi Sufi way, Angels Unveiled, Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine (7 volumes), and Encyclopedia of Muhammad's Women Companions and the Traditions They Related (with Dr. L. Bakhtiar). Shaykh Kabbani is the chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of America, a religious organization based in Washington, D.C. ISBN: 1930409206 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Page Count: 292

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Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition Classical IslamThis esteemed work includes an unprecedented historical narrative of the forty saints of the renowned Naqshbandi Golden Chain, dating back to Prophet Muhammad in the early seventh century. With close personal ties to the most recent saints, the author has painstakingly compiled rare accounts of their miracles, disciplines, and how they have lent spiritual support throughout the world for fifteen centuries. In simple terms, the book outlines practical steps to develop stress, anger and time management, and to identify and prioritize what is truly important in life, all of which “awakens” the inner self to a higher dimension of spiritual consciousness. Traditional Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition is a shining tribute to developing human relations at the highest level, and the power of spirituality to uplift humanity from its lower nature to that of spiritual triumph. Detailed life stories of the Masters of the Golden Chain Descriptions of the Qualifications for Mastery Over 200 pages about Naqshbandi Master Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani Shariah citations in support of Tassawuf, Dhikr, Seclusion, Bayah, Salawat, etc.

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