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The Prophet Muhammad(pbhu) publicly named ten men who he himself guaranteed would be in Paradise in the hereafter. One of these fortunate men was Abu ‘Ubaidah bin AI-Jarrah(rza). He was one of amongst who accept Islam in its early days in Makkah. He took part in the migrations to Ethiopia and Al ­Madinah, for the sake of preserving his faith. He fought in all the major battles of lslam and spent most of his life as a soldier fighting for the cause of Islam. He even killed his own father in battle when his father vowed to slay him for accepting Islam. Praising his character, the Prophet(pubh) said:

“Every Ummah has a trustworthy man;  Abu ‘Ubaidah is the trustworthy man of this Ummah”

 



From the pen of the late, famous scholar Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli al-Sha’rawi. The question of the end of the world is a topic which has captured the interest of all, including scientists and the pseudo-scientists who offer theoretical predictions about how the world will come to an end. Such theories change on a regular basis because they are not based on true knowledge, which is to be found only in Allah’s Revelation. In this book Shaykh Al-Sha’rawi points out the contrast between the changing perspective of the human being and immutable universe in which he lives and which provides the human being with evidence of his Creator. He also points out how the apparent stability of the universe can delude someone lacking belief in the Creator so that he fails to realise the true nature of existence, the transience of the human being and the necessity of awakening from the delusion of his own power before death forces him to wake up.

 



In the previous lectures, we spoke about the story of the Tattar from the beginning until [the battle of] ‘Ayn Jalut. We mentioned details from it, and we omitted others. And what we omitted was only due to the lack of time and out of fear of being lengthy. Otherwise, my brothers and sisters, the story truly requires multiples of [the time it was given] so that it may be analyzed with care and studied with precision. But, after this story, we must pause. We did not narrate this story solely for the purpose of chronicling the events of the Earth that have passed. Nor for the sake of speculation and analysis, without concern or pause. We narrated the story, as we mentioned in the beginning of the lectures, as a lesson, to ponder over it, to benefit. We narrated the story to read into the future. Subhan Allah, how similar is today to yesterday!

 



Compiled by Mawlana Muhammad Zahid Mazahiri Nadwi, this is a wonderfully detailed summary of Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi sayings and writings on the Principles of Islamic Law according to the Hanafi school of Jurisprudence.
English translation by Mufti Afzal Hossen Elias

 



Democracy in Crisis – How the Islamic Political System Ensures Good Governance

 



In this paper Hizb ut-Tahrir Bangladesh exposes the oppressive capitalist nature of the budget and shows how the entire economy of Bangladesh, through a complex package of measures, is being brought under the total grip of the imperialists.

 



Introduction

As the first decade of the 21st century has drawn to a close, many thinkers, academics and policy makers are developing their assessments and forecasts for 2010 and beyond. The ‘Noughties’ as the 21st centuries first decade has come to be known was defined by the war on terror, the decline of the US as a world power, the global financial crisis and the resurgence of Russia.

The world’s powers regularly make assessments of all the trends they face and the trends they perceive will impact them. This is in order to protect themselves from any emerging threats and prepare for any challenges. An example of such an assessment is Americas National Intelligence Estimate (NIE). The NIE is the authoritative assessment and coordinated judgments of the United States Intelligence Community, a group of 16 US intelligence agencies. Alongside this many think tanks also produce assessments and reviews and construct policies upon such assessments in the hope that their proposals will be adopted by governments around the world.

 



This well known author, one of Ibn Taymiyyah’s students, explains the nature of sabr(patience, fortitude) and its counterpart, shukr(gratitude) in a practical fashion, showing how these important spiritual qualities may be incorporated into everyday life. Although the original Arabic text was written over six centuries ago, the author’s words are even more relevant today.An Excellent Book Specially in today’s world when life is in such a haste that sometimes we forget the Importance and the necessity of Patience and gratitude.

 



While living in Afghanistan, I have realized that Tawhid can not pernetrate into the soul of the human being, nor will it intensify and strengthen – the way it does in the fields of Jihad. This is the Tawhid, regarding which the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said ‘I was sent before the hour with the sword…’ Why? ‘So that Allah is worshipped Alone with no partners with Him.’

 



The unity of the Ummah, Is difference a matter pre-decreed and something, which has to happen? Ignorance and oppression (zulm) are the root of every evil, The beginning of party spirit (hizbiyyah) in Islamic work, Shall we remain silent until we become like the ostrich? Are the Jamaa?ahs a result of the revival or the opposite? Does partisanship accord with unity? Let us ward off the confusion of the Believing youth.