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Answer to Modernism By Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi


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Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (1863-1943)was one of the greatest Scholars of the last century. In his era some ‘New-Age Muslims’ had fallen prey to Empiricism, and had begun to challenge and object to the most fundamental tenets of Islamic belief.

Mawlana Thanawi proves that the objections raised by the Western-oriented Muslims are irrational. Not only are Islamic creedal tenets defined in revelation (the Quran and the Hadiths), but they are rational as well. In his famous treatise, Answer to Modernism, he lays down seven principles by which all of these modern objections can be refuted. The study of these principles will prove to be an intellectual tool for Muslims living in contemporary times. These principles will rationally aid the Muslims to refute all modern notions in contradiction with the Quran and the Hadiths


About the Author:
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi was born in 1280 A.H. in the village of Thana Bowan. His desire for Deen was initiated by his initial ustaad Moulana Fateh Muhammed Saheb.Commonly referred to as Hakim al-Ummat (‘Sage of the Ummah’), was a giant among the Islamic scholars of the twentieth century. He was a master in all branches of Islamic scholarship including Qur’an, Hadith, Fiqh and Tasawwuf. A prolific writer, he had more than a thousand publications to his credit. He wrote for the minimally literate as effectively as he did for scholars. Nearly a century later some of his books remain as popular as they were when originally published.
Moulana’s Teachers were all great luminaries of their time. The most important amongst them was Moulana Muhammed Yaqub Saheb from whom he achieved the greatest amount of knowledge and spiritual benefit.
He learnt qiraat from the well-known Qari Muhammed Abdullah Saheb Muhajir Makki, during his student days in Deoband he desired to make a pledge on the hands of Moulana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi but he ended becoming a desciple of Hajee Imadadullah.
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi spent his entire life serving deen in every field. he passed away in Rajab 1362 A.H. (1943).

Verily, in the heavens and the earth are signs for those who believe.
(Sura al Jathiya, 45:3)

Al Intibahat-ul-Mufeeda By Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi


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Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (1863-1943)was one of the greatest Scholars of the last century. In his era some ‘New-Age Muslims’ had fallen prey to Empiricism, and had begun to challenge and object to the most fundamental tenets of Islamic belief.

Mawlana Thanawi proves that the objections raised by the Western-oriented Muslims are irrational. Not only are Islamic creedal tenets defined in revelation (the Quran and the Hadiths), but they are rational as well. In his famous treatise, Answer to Modernism, he lays down seven principles by which all of these modern objections can be refuted. The study of these principles will prove to be an intellectual tool for Muslims living in contemporary times. These principles will rationally aid the Muslims to refute all modern notions in contradiction with the Quran and the Hadiths


About the Author:
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi was born in 1280 A.H. in the village of Thana Bowan. His desire for Deen was initiated by his initial ustaad Moulana Fateh Muhammed Saheb.Commonly referred to as Hakim al-Ummat (‘Sage of the Ummah’), was a giant among the Islamic scholars of the twentieth century. He was a master in all branches of Islamic scholarship including Qur’an, Hadith, Fiqh and Tasawwuf. A prolific writer, he had more than a thousand publications to his credit. He wrote for the minimally literate as effectively as he did for scholars. Nearly a century later some of his books remain as popular as they were when originally published.
Moulana’s Teachers were all great luminaries of their time. The most important amongst them was Moulana Muhammed Yaqub Saheb from whom he achieved the greatest amount of knowledge and spiritual benefit.
He learnt qiraat from the well-known Qari Muhammed Abdullah Saheb Muhajir Makki, during his student days in Deoband he desired to make a pledge on the hands of Moulana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi but he ended becoming a desciple of Hajee Imadadullah.
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi spent his entire life serving deen in every field. he passed away in Rajab 1362 A.H. (1943).

Verily, in the heavens and the earth are signs for those who believe.
(Sura al Jathiya, 45:3)

Our Master Muhammad the Messenger of Allah – His Sublime Character & Exalted Attributes [Volume 1] By Imam Abdallah Sirajuddin al-Husayni


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Modern times have made it even more important that Muslims acquaint themselves with their Prophet (asws), not only for the sake of their personal spiritual development, but also for the sake of the religion as a whole. There has perhaps never been a time when the world was more in need of an authentic depiction of the Best of Creation (asws). ‘Our Master Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah (asws)’ is a unique work discussing the noble qualities and characteristics of the Final Prophet (asws) in a way that is infused with love and devotion. In the first volume of this book, the author depicts all the fine attributes of our Prophet (asws) with respect to his physical beauty, his eloquence and wisdom, his exalted status, his sublime character and his mercy (asws).

This incredible expression of Prophetic love was written by the scholar of Aleppo, Imam ‘Abdallah Sirajuddīn al-Husayni (ra), who was not only a Hafiz, a leading scholar of Hadith and exegete of the Qur’an, but also a true Saint, referred to by scholars as ‘The Pole of Prophetic Love of our Times’. His book is the product of true scholarship and virtue.

‘It is as though the Shaykh (ra) was looking directly at the Messenger of Allah (asws) before him as he wrote, deriving his beautiful expressions from the light of his (asws) countenance, so that by divine providence his insight was opened, and he grazed in the pastures of subtle secrets, uncovering the beauty and perfection of the Messenger’s (asws) character, imbibing the fragrance of the Prophetic Sunnah, bathing in the light of the Muhhammadan reality and its meanings, and tasting of its fruits, and then gathering all of these illuminations in a work so noble and rarefied that it would not be surprising if it were to be read to a sick person and so cure him.’   Shaykh Muhammad b. Yahya al-Ninowy

About The Author

Friend and Gnostic of Allah, `Allāma Hafiz and Shaykh al-Islam of Aleppo, Sayyid `Abd Allah Siraj al-Din.

A descendant of Imam Husayn bin ‘Ali Abi Talib (R.A.) on his father’s side, born at the verge of the collapse of the Othmani Khilafah in 1923 CE in the the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin wrote over twenty works, entailing mostly Islamic spirituality, creed, ethics and the noble manners of the Messenger of Allāh . Other works were treatises on the sciences of Hadīth and Tafsīr of the Qur’an.

His students are many, and some of them have become leading scholars worldwide such as Shaykh Nuruddin ‘Itr, Shaykh Muhammad Awwama,  Shaykh Majd Makki, Shaykh Samir al-Nass and Shaykh Muhammad al-Ninowy.

He passed unto his Lord on 4 March 2002.

The Complete Summons and General Reminder By Imam al-Haddad [Translated By Mostafa al-Badawi]


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This book is unique in that Imam al-Haddad is the first scholar to have divided mankind into eight main categories according to the kind of summons to God or da’wa they need, and then detailed the rights and duties of each category, which scholars ought to enjoin upon them for the good pleasure of their Lord.

The author introduces his book by saying, 

As for the introduction, we have explained in it the summons to God, His religion, and His path. As for the eight sections, each concerns a certain category of people:

  • The first category being the scholars
  • The second the ascetics and devotees
  • The third the kings, the rulers, and other people in authority
  • The fourth the merchants, the craftsmen, and other such people
  • The fifth the poor, the weak, and the destitute
  • The sixth the dependents such as the women, children, and slaves
  • The seventh the generality of believers, both the obedient among them and the transgressors
  • The eighth those who have not responded to the summons of God and His Messenger and do not believe in God and the Last Day.

Finally, in conclusion, we give brief counsels of advice to all eight categories, in addition to general counsels and exhortations that soften the heart, the completion of which closes the book.

About The Author 

Imam Abdallah Ibn-Alawi Al-Haddad (d. 1720), lived at Tarim in the Hadramaut valley between Yemen and Oman, and is widely held to have been the ‘renewer’ of the twelfth Islamic century.

A direct descendant of the Prophet, his sanctity and direct experience of God are clearly reflected in his writings, which include several books, a collection of Sufi letters, and a volume of mystical poetry.

He spent most of his life in Kenya and Saudi Arabia where he taught Islamic jurisprudence and classical Sufism according to the order (tariqa) of the Ba’Alawi sayids.

About The Translator

Author of the Fons Vitae Imam al-Haddad Spiritual Masters series is a disciple in the Sufi order of Imam al-Haddad. Mostafa al-Badawi is one of the world’s premier translators of Islamic spiritual texts.

He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He studied under many shaykhs, foremost among whom is the late Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad.

His other translations include: Book of Assistance, The Lives of Man, Two Treatises, The Prophetic Invocations, and Degrees of the Soul.

He is also the author of Man and the Universe: An Islamic Perspective, recently published. He resides in Madinah.

MISALI IZDEWAJI ZINDAGI KAY SUNEHRI USOOL BY MAULANA ZULFIQAR AHMAD NAQSHBANDI مثالی ازدواجی زندگی کے سنہری اصول


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Humorous Anecdotes – From the lighter side of Islamic History By Shaykh Afzal Ismail


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Objectives of a Student By Shaykh Muhammed Saleen Dhorat


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