Books Islamic Supreme Council of America http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books.html Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:55:57 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/42-encyclopedia-of-islamic-doctrine.html http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/42-encyclopedia-of-islamic-doctrine.html 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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cellweb@yahoo.com (Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani) Books Mon, 24 May 2010 22:37:15 +0000
Encyclopedia of Muhammad's Women Companions and the Traditions They Related http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/41-encyclopedia-of-muhammads-women-companions-and-the-traditions-they-related.html http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/41-encyclopedia-of-muhammads-women-companions-and-the-traditions-they-related.html

 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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cellweb@yahoo.com (Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar) Books Mon, 24 May 2010 22:35:37 +0000
The Naqshbandi Sufi Way http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/40-the-naqshbandi-sufi-way.html http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/40-the-naqshbandi-sufi-way.html 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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cellweb@yahoo.com (Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani) Books Mon, 24 May 2010 22:34:14 +0000
Angels Unveiled http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/39--angels-unveiled.html http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/39--angels-unveiled.html 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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cellweb@yahoo.com (Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani) Books Mon, 24 May 2010 22:31:36 +0000
The Approach of Armageddon? An Islamic Perspective http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/38-the-approach-of-armageddon-an-islamic-perspective.html http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/38-the-approach-of-armageddon-an-islamic-perspective.html 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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cellweb@yahoo.com (Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani) Books Mon, 24 May 2010 22:22:54 +0000
Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/37-classical-islam-and-the-naqshbandi-sufi-tradition.html http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/37-classical-islam-and-the-naqshbandi-sufi-tradition.html 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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cellweb@yahoo.com (Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani) Books Sun, 24 May 2009 22:13:51 +0000
Illuminations http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/31-illuminations.html http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/31-illuminations.html IlluminationsThis compilation of lectures delivered by author Shaykh Kabbani in various venues throughout the United States and in international venues, include a presentation on spiritual Islam to HRH Prince Charles of England, and lectures made at conferences before the Vice President of Indonesia and a conference in Malaysia on addressing the spiritual aspects of psychology. While in most circumstances, Naqshbandi Sufi masters do not speak from a written text-rather speaking from inspirations to the heart-in order to accommodate academic norms and forms of presentation, Shaykh Kabbani has written these detailed lectures regarding Shari'ah and Tasawwuf to accompany what he presented orally, as inspired through his heart by his teacher Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani. In these talks, Shaykh Kabbani presents the traditional Islamic perspective on a number of important issues of the day, focusing on the adaptability of classical Islam to the needs of the time, exigencies of social and cultural change and the advent of new approaches and methodologies in a number of facets of life. At the same time, Shaykh Kabbani brings an unusual perspective to modern day issues, relating them to aspects of the psyche and an individual's spiritual condition as well as societal impact and relationships and their impact on observance of Divine Law. Shaykh Kabbani is able to present complex issues in the light of potent relevant modern-day examples from modern science while simultaneously relating them to the traditional understanding of classical Islam and the normative practices and unparalleled perfection found in the example of Prophet Muhammad.

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cellweb@yahoo.com (Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani) Books Mon, 24 May 2010 03:18:36 +0000
The Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition Guidebook of Daily Practices and Devotions http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/33--the-naqshbandi-sufi-tradition-guidebook-of-daily-practices-and-devotions.html http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/33--the-naqshbandi-sufi-tradition-guidebook-of-daily-practices-and-devotions.html Naqshbandi GuidebookThe renewed prominence of this order at the turn of the 21st century, due to the indefatigable striving of Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani, signals an impending change to our society in which aspirants to Divine Service will be granted to transcend the bounds of the physical senses in order to fulfill the unexplored potential in each human heart. The Naqshbandi Devotions are a source of light and energy, an oasis in a worldly desert. Through the manifestations of Divine Blessings bestowed on the practitioners of these magnificent rites, they will be granted the power of magnanimous healing, by which they seek to cure the hearts of mankind darkened by the gloom of spiritual poverty and materialism. We pray that each person who picks up this book of devotions with sincere intention to observe any of its efficacious practices will receive a portion of the blessings and manifestations bestowed on the greatest saints of earlier times.

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cellweb@yahoo.com (Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani) Books Mon, 24 May 2010 03:44:00 +0000
Islam and Civil Society http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/32-islam-and-civil-society.html http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/publications/books/32-islam-and-civil-society.html Islam and Civil SocietyThe struggle for ideological primacy within Islam is a fight that only Muslims themselves can wage, but the moderates are struggling for access to the public square. Muslim societies the world over have been intimidated, oppressed and manipulated by extremist ideologues and financiers for almost a half century. The only surviving civic culture you see today is the corrupt networks of government leaders and/or the Islamist infrastructure. In our quest for "liberty for all", we must level the playing field for mainstream Muslims who have no means to effectively contribute in the "marketplace of ideas". This conference in Jakarta provided leading Muslim voices of change their chance to assert that modern day applications of Islamic doctrine are not incompatible with democracy and the development of vibrant, effective civil society institutions.

About the Author: Hedieh Mirahmadi, an attorney by profession, Hedieh Mirahmadi has spent the past decade assisting moderate Muslim communities around the world to resist the ideological onslaught of Islamic extremism. She advises both government and civic leaders on the threat posed by the extremists, as well as on policies to transform stifled Muslim societies into progressive participants of a free society.

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cellweb@yahoo.com (Hedieh Mirahmadi) Books Mon, 24 May 2010 03:28:07 +0000