The "Islamic Studies" series of books by the prolific writer and scholar Dr. Bilal Philips are part of a meticulously written series intended to guide young Muslims in a manner that helps them acquire a thorough practical and spiritual foundation. This series have been generally acknowledged as an excellent introduction set to the principles of the Islamic faith, with core sciences discussed and explored, for both the new Muslim as well as the "old" Muslim wishing to brush up on the fundamentals.
Author: Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
During the annual event of Eid al-Adha, millions of Muslims join together in similar act of performing the Udhiyah, so what are the Ruling of al-Udhiyah? What are the Conditions of al-Udhiyah? What should the Muslim avoid in the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah if he wants to offer a sacrifice?. These questions and more pertaining this great act of worship are getting answered in this book.
Author: Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid
Publisher: Islamic Propagation Office in Rabwah
The first and second articles are an introduction for the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and make comparison between the Quran’s content and the orientalists’ sayings about it. The third explains that in order for a religion to be true, it must be from God in a total sense and not only in its origin then the scholars distort it. The fourth and fifth mention one of the unique qualities of the Quran which is its detailed preservation, a fact which makes it much different than all other religions, confirm that the Quran itself contains proofs for its truth and requires no “leap of faith” in order to believe it, and take a look at the accusation that Muhammad borrowed or stole the Quran from other religions, particularly the Christianity and the Judaism. The sixth and seventh mention the depictions of God and the Prophets in the Quran vs. the Bible and the Talmud and explain the comprehensiveness, completeness, balance and practicality of the legislation of the Quran. The eighth shows the Quran's effect on the generation of the Prophet and the next generations to the extent that it made them leaders of the world to guide people to the straight path. The ninth mentions a unique prophecy which dealt with events completely out of the control of the Prophet or the Arabs that the Byzantine kingdom will defeat the Persian Kingdom within three to nine years. The tenth takes a look at some of the scientific facts mentioned in the Quran which modern scientists, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, affirm as true. Finally, the eleventh shows the linguistic miracle of the Quran and refers that Allah challenged the disbelievers of Makkah to compile a book like the Quran but they failed. The challenge got into very simple standard i.e. to compile a Surah (Chapter) looks like any of its Surahs but they also failed.
Author: Jamaal Zarabozo
Publisher: A website Islam Religion www.islamreligion.com
In this brief book A Study on the Hadiths of Virtues which deals with ahadiths of virtues.
Reveiwers: Muhammad AbdulRaoof
Publisher: http://www.islamweb.net - Islam Web Website
The Good End: During his lifetime, man moves from one stage to the another beginning with childhood followed by his youth and ends with senility. During these stages, man encounters times of rest and distress as well as good health and other affairs. The author in this book has presented the causes of a good end i.e. eternal happiness etc.. One should not only remain hoping but he has to seek the means and ways to have a good end. Reading such books will help you to consciously seek to be one of the blessed people whom Allah will grant eternal happiness in Paradise.
Author: Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al-Mutlaq
To act correctly, a Muslim must first acquire authentic knowledge, change his mode of thought and improve his practical ability. These changes must result from the Muslims' own decisions and efforts if they are to be educationally enduring, religiously sound, socially important and physically permanent. It is with this aim and intention that the Islamic Teaching Center has prepared "A Program of Studies for New Muslims" It is an attempt to enable the New Muslim to respond to his environment in North America equipped with an Islamic framework reflecting his beliefs, values, attitudes and behavior which characterize him as a new breed of men enjoining right, eradicating evil, forbidding wrong and believing in Allah.
Author: Mohammed Moin Uddin Siddique
Reveiwers: Muhammad AbdulRaoof