The heart of a Muslim is one that is shaped by Islam. It is a heart that is pure, untainted and transparent, as if to say, “Look mankind! There is nothing in here that can harm you!” This kind of a heart is the most beautiful gift one can possibly take to Allah the Almighty, simply because it is “…a polished mirror which reflects the beautiful names of Allah.”
The book, distilled from the heart of the honourable Osman Nuri Topbas and which draws from observations based on contemplation and the Islamic tradition of wisdom that can be referred to as “the Muslims’ treasure chest”, comprises measures pertaining to the desired state of a Muslim’s heart. Much like a digital archive that opens up to hundreds of sub-folders, each of these measures contain meanings that could well become books in their own right.
It is the only worldview, contemplative horizon, and order of life that will suffice for the needs of all humanity until the end of time, without the need for any other ideology, religion, or worldview.
Magnificent Islamic principles are necessary for the peace and happiness of all humanity. Seeking happiness in this world and the afterlife according to other worldviews is analogous to the situation of a poor beggar unaware that he is sitting on a treasure who is hungry and helpless and extends his hand to others.
…Recite the Qur'an in slow, measured rhythmic tones. (Al-Muzzammil : 4).
Al-Bara Ibn Azib told from God's messenger said: “Beautify the Qur’an with your voices, for the beautiful voice increases the beauty of the Qur’an.” (Abu Dawood, 8, Hadith 1468; Ibn Majah, 5, Hadith 1342).
Regarding those instructions extracted from the Holy Qur’an and our beloved Prophet words we have prepared this booklet with the main aim to be helpful for our dear readers on the way of learning Tadjwid which in the context of the recitation of the Quran, tajwīd (Arabic: تجويد tajwīd,) is a set of rules for the correct pronunciation of the letters with all their qualities and applying the various traditional methods of recitation (Qira'at). Technically, tajwīd means giving every letter its right in reciting the Qur'an.
Ilm al-Hal is a handbook of every Muslim individual and family. It consists of issues common to all believers without exception and information about their responsibilities that begin as soon as they reach puberty. These can be summarized as the lawful and the prohibited that are encountered in Islamic creed, acts of worship and daily life. We can call all these “priority information”. Because a person whose standards of faith are wrong and does not know how to serve Allah cannot be expected to observe Islamic standards in other areas of life. The "Basic Islamic Principles (ʿIlmi Ḥāl) According to Four Sunni Schools" aims to provide the criteria by highlighting their basis in the Qur'an and Sunnah. Its purpose is to confront the Muslims with the Owner of Ruling, thus reminding the divine dimension of their responsibility. The process of acquiring Islamic knowledge, which starts with learning the principles of creed, acts of worship and daily life found in this book and then and living in accordance with that knowledge, will lead the person to adopt Islam as a whole life system. Because Islam, in fact, encompasses the whole life.
Reading tales of good behavior is like holding the key to imagination. Imagination opens the gates of the city of thinking. Children who read the tales of the adventures of Giraffe, Rabbit, Lion and Lonely Gazelle adorned with exquisite drawings learn to embrace their siblings with love. These stories allow your children to spend their precious time with fun and develop good behaviors.
Muhammad Bahauddin Shah-i Naqshiband (May Allah sanctify his secret) was a great friend of Allah, who inherited the light of guidance from the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), through luminous hearts in a golden chain. His connection to Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) is not only spiritual but also genealogical, since he was also a descendent coming from the pure lineage of our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
As you know, we have begun to present to you our writings about the friends of Allah published in Altinoluk, in which we tried to annotate and explain their wise words, in a series comprising a separate booklet for each friend of Allah. This humble work, in which we compiled our writings about Shah-i Naqshiband, is a continuation of that series.
Moreover, in this booklet we deemed it necessary to include issues such as the nature of Sufism, the principles of the Khwajagan path, and the need for friends of Allah and Sufi masters. We have excerpted the sections on these issues from our previous work entitled the Golden Chain.
The teaching of the memorization of the Koran (Hafiz) occupies an important place in the Muslim education. This education may differ from country to country and even from continent to continent. The program you have in hand, prepared on the basis of the Hafiz method of education, is widely used in Turkey. This method is based on the principle of concluding the total reading of the Quran by memorizing each Juz starting from the end and then reinforcing the previous memorizations by repeating them in the following readings, with an average interval of 25-35 days. With this method, the student can, according to his abilities, complete his memorization in the shortest possible time and in the most solid way. Although experts have different opinions on the methods, there is a consensus that the ideal age to learn how to become Hafiz is early childhood. In this system, which is considered together with the school, the most favourable period is that of pupils aged 11 to 15 years. (Those who have completed primary school 4-5). The Hafiz roadmap consists of 8 successive stages. The lessons and contents of each stage of the roadmap have been placed, taking into account the process of education of the hafiz with the school, in the program in the form of a "general table of distribution of lessons according to the stages ".
Let’s us learn İslam (Shafii Madhhab) has been prepared to cater for students of junior secondary school (9th class). İt is composed of 4 chapters:
The first one teach with more details than in the book for 8th class the belief (basics of our creed)
The second one the good way to accomplish the acts of worship concerning Fasting of Ramadhan and give Zakat
The third one give more details on the life of our beloved Prophet (Siyar)
The last one give more detail on the good way of Muslim’s good comportment.
My Wonderful Religion (Shafii) which has been prepared to cater for students of junior secondary level (10th class) is consisting of four main chapters, The first chapter teaches us our creed.
The second chapter instructs us the proper manner of offering worship.
The third chapter presents a segment from the exemplary life of our Beloved Prophet.
And the fourth chapter provides information on the good manners a Muslim should adopt.
The Mathnawi is a poetic embodiment of Rumi s inner world reflected in couplets and is a book of rich blessing filled with great gifts of fortune. Through the mercy of Allah, Rumi penetrated to the very depth of the human soul and thus was able to witness its unveiled inner workings. Through the sheer radiance of that vision, the text penetrates the secrets of creation that unfolded before his inner eye.
The biggest fortune that we have in this world is faith. Our biggest goal is to live with faith and go back to our Lord with faith. The love of God, the greatest of all loves, and believing Him is the essence of our religion. Faith also begins in the heart and reflects upon our behaviors. The love of God in our hearths leads us to become nice humans and obey God s commands and prohibitions. In turn, our good deeds and worshipping enhance the love and faith in us. The faith march that has started with our Prophet (p.b.u.h.) has been continuing for generations. Each generation did their best to practice and pass on this religion to the next generation. Thus, Islamic knowledge has passed from hand to hand, from mouth to mouth, and from heart to heart and reached us.
This is a beautiful, rich and comprehensive reader-friendly primer for young adults on ritual purity and prayer according to the Hanafi School. It is beautiful in its design, alternating its clear topical presentations with multifaceted quizzes that ensure one reads and re-reads the material, and colorful narratives that enliven it as well as give it human depth. It is rich because it provides young wayfarers with all the necessary wares for a safe, successful journey from this world to our Maker through the salutary and salvific acts and words that frame our true identity servanthood. Finally, it is comprehensive in that it covers the gamut of essential issues in Tahara and Salat with the same scrupulously accurate and exhaustive concern of the concise classics of bygone times, all in the most accessible contemporary idiom.