From the author of the internationally acclaimed novel If I Should Speak comes the anxiously awaited sequel. In this deft second book, Umm Zakiyyah again takes us through the lives of Tamika and those who brush her life.
Now Muslim, Tamika must face her Christian mother who instilled in her a love for Christ and made church the heartbeat of the family. Torn between her dedication to Islam, the longing of her soul, and her mother, the longing of her heart–her “lifeline,” Tamika struggles to find peace somewhere in between. But she finds that something must give.
A story of faith, determination, and love, A Voice penetrates the heart and moves the reader like no other, as the reader is transported from fiction to a reality so profound that one feels part of it.
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The definitive guide to fasting for every Muslim as elucidated by the Prophet (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam).
An invaluable source for those striving to perfect their fast, and those trying to please their Lord by imitating the best of creation – Muhammad (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam).
The authors, Shaykh Saleem al-Hilaalee and Shaykh Alee Hasan Abdul-Hameed, have managed to produce an original work, collecting the ahaadeth of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam) and the sayings of the Companions, as well as the understanding of the early scholars from over a 100 authoritative sources.
Furthermore, they have verified the ahaadeth and brought them together under a number of headings, including: Sighting of the Moon, Lailat-ul-Qadr, Taraaweeh Prayers, Zakaat-ul-Fitr and I’tikaaf.
The status of fasting and its place in Islam will become clear to us, and also the great reward awaiting the one who fasts seeking reward from Allaah, and how that reward increases or decreases depending on its closeness to the Sunnah, as was indicated by the Prophet when he said:
“Perhaps a person will receive nothing from his fasting except hunger and thirst!”
Therefore, we must know the characteristics of the Prophet’s fast, its obligatory duties, its manners and related supplications – and then put them into practice.
In accordance with the teachings of the Noble Qur’an and the honourable Sunnah, fasting, tarâweeh and zakâh are three acts of worship that every righteous Muslim should perform. The first and third of them are pillars of Islam, and obligatory; the second is supererogatory, or optional and recommended.
This booklet by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Sâlih al-‘Uthaymeen shows both the wisdom implied in the prescription of these acts and the benefits resulting from their performance. In order to grasp both aspects and improve your practice of these beautiful acts of worship, you are invited and advised to read this booklet. Allah willing, you will find that the regular practice of these three approaches to Allah’s pleasure will make your life much better in this world and in the hereafter.
Murshid al-Qari is an easy to use series of textbooks on the Sciences of Tajwid. It is taught as part of the Qira’ah syllabus at the Dar al Ulum al-Arbiyyah al-Islamiyya in Strand, Western Cape. It is an excellent text, based on authentic sources, for the English speaking student beginning to study the science of the recitation of the Quran.
By Qari Saleem Gaibie
This book contains the most pertinent Quranic verses, authentic hadiths, delightful poetry, and touching advice on fasting. It is a book for the righteous when they meet for pleasant conversations. It is also a gift for wayfarers when they break their journeys for rest, a treasure for those who share mutual love and respect, I.e. when they assemble for picnics. It is, in addition, an asset for counselors in their lectures. Indeed, the teacher will benefit from it, the orator will turn to it, and the imam of the mosque will find it rewarding to read. (taken from the introduction) (less)