The book aims at developing a spiritual bent of mind in its reader. The author believes that to attain spirituality one does not need to retire to the jungles, rather one must live in the midst of all the activities of the world and develop the ability to convert material events into non-material or spiritual events. According to the author, “If you want to live as a spiritual person, learn the art of extraction. That is, you have to be able to extract spiritual content from material things. This will give you spiritual food, and thus you will be able to develop yourself as a spiritual person.”Spiritual living is the greatest need of the day and in the various chapters of the book, the author enlightens the reader on how to deal with day-to-day problems of failure, stress, unhappiness and conflict.
Quran Commentary (English) - Tr. Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
This commentary on the Quran is a concise, easy-to-read guide that enables today's readers to understand the deeper meanings of the Quran and to reflect upon its relevance in the present world.
* It focuses on the main themes of the Quran, such as God-realization, enlightenment, closeness to God, remembrance, prayer, peace and spirituality.
* It lays stress on the fact that through reflection, deep thinking and contemplation, divine lessons can be learnt from the signs of God scattered across the world.
* It focuses on spiritual development through contemplation and reflection, and by the activation of one's own thinking processes.
* It brings out for the people of today's world the underlying lessons and message of the Quran.
* It explains the wisdom, beauty and essence of the teachings of the Quran. This commentary thus explains the meaning of the Quran in such a way as to give readers a clearer understanding of the message of the Quran and helps them in finding their own way of making it relevant to themselves.
Tazkiya - The Purification of Soul
Tazkiyah literally means purification. In the extended sense it means growth. In this respect, tazkiyah means intellectual development. The mind is not something stagnant, it is ever-growing, like a tree. It is this process which is called ?adding faith to their faith? (48:4) in the Quran. Adding faith to faith means development in consciousness, which is another name for intellectual development. The real faith is one which does not stagnate, but grows continuously in its conviction about God.How does tazkiyah or intellectual development take place? The path to this is contemplation. Contemplation is in itself a continuous process ? contemplating the Quran and Hadith, the life of the Prophet, the lives of the Companions, the various human disciplines, the universe, the earth and the heavens. There is also the kind of contemplation which takes place during serious discussions. In this process of contemplation, new ideas emerge, deeper meanings come to light, new aspects hitherto unexplored of different events and realities are discovered, and every experience will bring him closer to God.
Muhammad: A Prophet for All Humanity
In making the Prophet Muhammad the greatest figure, and consequently one of the most resplendent landmarks in human history, God has bestowed his greatest favour on mankind. Whoever seeks guidance cannot fail to see him, for he stands out like a tower, a mountain on the horizon, radiating light like a beacon, beckoning all to the true path. It is inevitable that the seekers of truth will be drawn up to the magnificent pinnacle on which he stands.
Islamic Treasury of Virtues
This book forms a collection of inspiring thoughts, stories, quotes, sayings, and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad and his companions, which have been presented in a simple and straightforward style. Besides being an aid to personal study and individual training, this book will be of great benefit when read out at gatherings, as it is valuable for congregational recitations
Non-violence and Peace-building in Islam
The approach to non-violence and peace-building outlined in this book is based on the Quran and the life of the Prophet Muhammad . It draws lessons from these sources that can be applied to efforts to negotiate differences and conflicts at all levels—from between individuals to between communities and entire countries. The central focus of the book is on conflict-prevention. After all, if conflicts are prevented at the very outset, violence can be done away with. Amicably negotiating differences before they degenerate into a conflict is, the author suggests, the most sensible way for us to handle conflicts
?Introducing Islam? provides the general reader with an accurate and comprehensive picture of Islam--the true religion of submission to God. In the first section it is shown that the true path is the path that God has revealed to mankind through His prophets. The second section provides an introduction to various aspects of the Islamic life under forty-five separate headings. Qur?anic teachings have been summarized in the third section in words taken from the Quran itself. In the fourth section the life that makes man worthy of Paradise has been described and in the last section the life that will condemn him to Hell-fire.
Islam and Peace
In this world, for one reason or the other, peace remains elusive. Differences--political and apolitical--keep on arising between individuals and groups, Muslims and non-Muslims. Whenever people refuse to be tolerant of these differences, insisting that they be rooted out the moment they arise, there is bound to be strife. Peace, as a result, can never prevail in this world. The book highlights the role, which Islam can play in maintaining peace.
True Jihad (HB)
All the teachings of Islam are based on the principle of peace.... It is no exaggeration to say that Islam and violence are contradictory to each other. The concept of Islamic violence is so obviously unfounded that prima facie it stands rejected. The fact that violence is not sustainable in the present world is sufficient indication that violence as a principle is quite alien to the scheme of things in Islam. Islam claims to be an eternal religion and, as such, could never afford to uphold any principle which could not stand up to the test of time. Any attempt to bracket violence with Islam amounts therefore, to casting doubt upon the very eternity of the Islamic religion. Islamic terrorism is a contradiction in terms, much like ?pacifist? terrorism. And the truth of the matter is that, all the teachings of Islam are based directly or indirectly on the principle of peace
The Seeker's Guide
We have entered a new era. Never in history has the world been so connected, diverse, educated and aware. It is an era where, fuelled by curiosity, we find ourselves on a never-ending quest for answers and knowledge and one where confidence in reason prevails over the antiquated ways of superstition. The journey of civilization has brought us to an age where reason has become the strongest voice.
Life and Teachings of the Prophet Muhammad
Prophet Muhammad Pocket Guide
Every human being is faced with existential questions. Every person is on the quest to understand the meaning of life, the event of death and the nature of afterlife.
Quran for All Humanity
This book contains selected verses from the Quran followed by their explanation and short moral messages. The author Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, a prolific author of Islamic books has drawn from his rich experience and deep knowledge of Islamic theology and presented his message in a lucid, interesting, and thought-provoking manner. This is a book that would help a person to strengthen his belief in the Almighty and help him to lead a life in the moral path leading to his salvation. It is an ideal book for daily meditation
The Prophet of Peace: Teachings of the Prophet Muhammad
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, one of the most eminent scholars of Islam in the contemporary Muslim world, draws on original Arabic sources to correct misconceptions about Islam?s early history and to establish that the revolution brought about by the Prophet was entirely bloodless. In fact, the Prophet Muhammad formulated an ideal ideology of peace which he faithfully and rigorously put into practice. In his time, there were some minor skirmishes, but no full-fledged wars. The Prophet of Peace deals with the significant issues associated with the life of the Prophet, including jihad, itjihaad, the concept of war and the relationship with other religious communities. Quoting extensively from the Quran and the Hadith, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan illuminates the Islamic view of modernity, secularism, democracy, freedom of speech and the relevance of Islam in the modern age, clarifying that Islam as revealed in the Quran is not anti-modernity, nor does it advocate violence. Persuasive and compelling in its breadth and wisdom, this book presents an authentic picture of the life and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad and is a must for all those who wish to understand Islam and its place in the world today
This anthology of articles by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is designed to illustrate the science of life which the author has derived from one of the basic principles of the Quran: "Every hardship comes with ease." (94:5-6). In his view, failure in life is a common occurrence, but that coupled with a positive attitude, it can be transformed into success. Failure, on the other hand, coupled with a negative attitude is again failure. The author gives examples from the Quran and the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, to show that there is no end to the possibilities of success life for the individual who can take a lesson from failure. He also cautions that life's tribulations must be faced patience, perseverance and compassion
This book, the result of 30 years spent by the author in exhaustive research, attempts to present the basic teachings of religion in the light of modern knowledge and in a manner consistent with modern scientific method. After a thorough investigation of the subject, the writer has reached the conclusion that religious teachings are academically valid and as understandable and intellectually acceptable as any of the theories propounded by men of science
Dawah Made Simple
Dawah made simple is easy-to-understand pocket reference book on the introduction to Dawah. Most importantly, it explains the spirit of dawah, how to do dawah work, its responsibilities and reward; with its special focus on doing dawah work in India.
Call of the Qur'an
In addition to it?s being the duty of every Muslim man, woman and child to study the Quran and follow it, the communication of its message to non-Muslims is also obligatory. It is pre-eminently the responsibility to the Muslims to convey the Message of the Quran to other nations. So we must perform this task in all sincerity till the Last Day, therein lies our entire success both in this world and in the world to come
Quran: An Abiding Wonder
The perfect state of preservation singles out the Quran from its predecessors as a unique vehicle for divine guidance and salvation, one which will retain its validity until the Day of Judgment. Apart fro this fact, the author discusses the Quran in itself being a proof that it is the Book of God
Prophet Muhammad: A Simple Guide to His Life
This book not only describes the life of the Prophet Muhammad but also analyses in depth the message conveyed to us by his life. The author lays enormous emphasis on the fact that the Prophet Muhammad went out of his way to follow a policy of peace throughout his life, contrary to the misconception that a significant part of his life was spent in warfare. The Prophet Muhammad was supremely successful at both the religious and secular levels. The exemplary life he lived can serve as an unfailing guide to right thinking and right living even in this modern age
Words of the Prophet Muhammad
This volume is an anthology compiled from Hadith literature, an Islamic source second only to the Quran in religious importance. Although brief, it covers, directly or indirectly, the more important aspects of the Hadith?s, teachings. This book teaches us some of the principles by which the Prophet of Islam sought to guide his followers. Eternal in essence, they are of value not only to Muslims, but to humanity at large. The words of the Prophet deeply touch our heart, inspiring us to lead a righteous life leading to salvation.
The Age of Peace
The purpose of this book is to re-engineer the minds of those who think in terms of violence. The book has a twofold target: first to help those who are engaged in violence realize that the present age is an age of peace. Second, the author expounds on the guiding principles that should govern the actions of those who want to establish peace in society.
The Vision of Islam
The greatest enigma of present history is how over the last two hundred years, in the entire Muslim world, innumerable great movements were set in motion which gave Muslims immense opportunities to do their work, yet the actual results of their efforts were almost negligible. This failure came about in spite of the Muslims having all kinds of resources for the execution of their programme. God promised divine succour on the condition that we help Him. Helping God means to engage ourselves in the divine mission of making people aware of the Creation Plan of God. Our movements should be aimed not at acquiring worldly rights through protest and demand, but rather should be Hereafter-oriented movements, in which our goal is to make man aware of what he will have to face in the next world. Thus, our movements should be dawah-oriented and not political or economic in nature. This is the only way of ensuring succour from God and unless we obtain God’s succour we will not be able to achieve success of any kind—either in this world or the Hereafter
Islam and World Peace
Lucidly written and expansive in scope, this work clears up the misunderstandings that abound on the subject of Islamic teachings about peace and war. It clearly states the authentic position on these matters, which is that Islam is a completely peaceful religion. In Islam, peace is the general rule or norm, and war is only an exception. Of the various names or attributes of God mentioned in the Quran, one is As-Salam, or ‘The Source of Peace’. That is to say, God is Peace. Islam’s mission centres on tawhid, the oneness of God. The Quran and the Prophet’s life clearly aim to transform people’s minds and hearts that they love just the one God, fear Him alone and make Him their greatest concern. This is the beginning of the Islamic mission as well as its finale. Ideal for students, scholars and the average reader, this brief and readable book provides keen insight into topics such as, the culture of peace, the ‘Islamisation’ of violence, terrorism, Islamic jihad, hijacking and hostage-taking, to name but a few
Political Interpretation of Islam
In the political interpretation of Islam, politics assumes the central place. Every aspect of religion acquires a political hue. The true believer’s mission in life, according to this interpretation, is to ensure that just as God’s natural laws are followed throughout the universe, His shariah laws, too, must be enforced in the human world. This is a major deviation. Under normal or ordinary conditions, believers are duty-bound to observe and follow only that portion of the religion of Islam that was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad before the acquisition of political power. People can be expected to abide by laws only to the extent that is practically possible for them
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