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Salafi or Sufi: Brief Biography of Shaikh Al-Islam al-Ansari

Prepared by Abu Ibrahim J. Starling In today's Muslim world you may not find more polarizing terms than "Salafi" and "Sufi". These 2 ascriptions are fully loaded; often interpreted based on the images their claimants portray. Each side of the spectrum vies for victors from the righteous of the past to support their respective calls. For the most…
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Presto Chango: The Ruling on Magic

Prepared by Sana Jaffer There is a general rule when dealing with Islamic Jurisprudence that explains that everything is permissible in Islam unless proven otherwise. This applies to all things from food, to dress, to recreational activities. Something that is proven to be impermissible in Islam is done so based on a lack on benefit…
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Planting the Golden Seed

Authored by Abu Ibrahim J. Starling  The following work was authored in the last days of my studies at the Islamic University of Madinah.  Adopting the methodology of our righteous predecessors in creed and the way of the Imams in rhythmic rhyming presentation, I offer this short 66 line poem. Planting the Golden Seed To Harvest…
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Questions Sufficed for the Worshipers of Christ

Questions Sufficed for the Worshipers of Christ by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, the Theologian of Damascus Poetic Rendering by Abu Ibrahim J. Starling أَعُبَّادَ المَسِيحِ لَنَا سُؤَالٌ ... نُرِيدُ جَوَابَهُ مَّمِنْ وَعَاهُ Worshipers of Christ we have questions burning. True answers required from your discerning. إذا ماتَ الإِلهُ بِصُنْع قومٍ ... أمَاتُوهُ فَما هذَا الإِلهُ؟ If…
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Planting the Golden Seed – eBook

Without a doubt the most important subject of study for the Muslim is the Islamic doctrine. It is through soundness of creed that a strong relationship with the Creator is developed.  In the spirit of the great scholarly poetry of the past this short work should prove easy to memorize and enjoyable to read.  It…
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Christmas: A Birthday Celebration

By the Great Scholar Shaikh Abdul-Azeez ibn Baz All praise is for Allah and salutations of peace and blessings are sent to His messenger, his family, companions, and all that follow his guidance.  I have come across something which was published in Al-Medina newspaper in which a brother saw a program entitled "children of Islam"…
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Questions Sufficed for the Worshipers of Christ – eBook

Questions Sufficed for the Worshipers of Christ is a concise booklet based on a very powerful poem authored by the great theologian and Muslim scholar of Damascus Ibn Qayyim Al-Jaziyyah. This work, poetically rendered into the English language, is preceded by a letter of advice authored by the translator. This PDF e-book is now available…
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Good Manners with Allah

By The Great Scholar His Eminence Shaikh Abdul-Azeez bin Baz (رحمه اللّه) All praise is for Allah and may peace and blessings be upon the messenger of Allah, his family, companions, and those that follow his guidance. An obligation upon every responsible person is having good manners with Allah, which is in the form of worshiping Him…
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A Letter of Advice: Shedding Light Upon the Correct Aqeedah

Shaikh Abdul-Azeez ibn Abdullah ibn Baz (رحمه اللّه) The correct aqeedah is comprised of Allah's noble book (the Quran) and the Sunnah or practice of His trustworthy messenger (peace be upon him). So I advise you to increase in reading and memorizing what is easy for you of the Quran along with what you are…
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Love the Last Prophet! It’s a Must!

Dear Reader, From the beginning of our creation, Allah the Most High has sent prophets and messengers to mankind to guide them to righteousness and warn them from evil. Allah says what means, “[We sent] messengers as bringers of good tidings and warners so that mankind will have no argument against Allah after the messengers.…
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