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It is important to understand Islaam from a cultural point of view because the basis of much of the current turmoil within Muslim countries and conflict with their neighbors can be attributed to cultural clashes. Consequently, a clear understanding of culture and its derivatives is necessary to comprehend the relevance of Islaam to the civilization of Muslim peoples in the twentieth century and beyond. The word “culture” comes from the Latin cultura which is a derivative of the verb colere meaning “tending” or “cultivation.” It was first recorded in the Oxford Dictionary of English in 1510 as meaning: “training of the mind” or “manners.” However, culture in anthropological usage, may be defined as “the way of life of specific group.”



This is the complete translation and transliteration of the dua from the famous qunoot done by Mishary Bin Rashid Al-Afasy. It also includes the Arabic text making memorizing the dua easier.



The booklet points out the cultural causes behind the incompetence of the Western capitalist states in solving the environmental problem. It highlights the major industrial countries’ erroneous diagnosis and treatment of the environmental problem, and it clarifies that the solutions of the Western great powers practically serve the interests of their large industries at the expense of the environment. Furthermore, the booklet explains the Islamic view on the environment, as well as the way in which the institutions of the coming Islamic Khilafah-state will deal with the environmental problem.



Political & Cultural Invasion by Salim Frederick. History has shown that the strength of empire has been built on many things such as powerful armies, efficient administration, economic prosperity and good leadership. However, one of empire’s more indiscernible means of consolidation lies with its culture. Culture governs the prevailing art, architecture, language, education, law, and philosophy of life – as well as dress sense, culinary preferences, manners and moral codes. The Greek, Roman and British Empires have shown that taking control of the predominant culture facilitates taking control of the hearts and minds of the subjects. The more recent example, of the American popular culture, has shown that the dissemination of a culture is still a significant strategy for consolidating newly conquered regions. Moreover, the ubiquitous culture Americana has served the US in much more than a mere reinforcement capacity. The export of plastic pop culture is now used to create new openings on previously untrodden territory.



Islam is a unique ideology based upon a unique Aqeedah which serves as the foundation for a
unique system of rules. The distinct nature of Islam would lead someone to ask whether or not
Islam came to also shape the thinking process, which is a process common to all human beings.
No doubt, thinking as a function of the human being is the same for all people. In this process, an
individual transmits his or her sensation of the reality to the brain through the senses, and then
connects this sensation to previous information about the reality to produce a thought. Thus, a
reality must exist, which a person senses either directly or indirectly,1 and this reality is transmitted
to the brain through one of the senses.
However, thought does not result from the sensation alone but results only by linking this sensation
with any previous information that the human being possesses which pertains to the reality at hand.
Thinking does not only consist of the reflection of the reality onto the brain as the Marxists claim.
The Marxists claimed such an idea for no other reason than to prove that matter precedes the Fikr,
that the reality is the source of the culture, civilization, social order, and awareness, and that all
evolved through the evolution of matter. Such a claim is false because the reality and the brain are
not sufficient to produce thought.2 Although these two elements produce sensation, the sensation
differs from thought because sensation exists among humans as well as animals. However, the
human being is distinct in the process of connecting the sensation with previous information to
produce a new thought.

Thinking in this method is universal, like the processes of eating and walking. However, because
human beings adopt different Aqaid, and the adoption of any Aqeedah builds a person intellectually
in a specific format, then the Aqeedah serves as the intellectual framework that defines the outlook
towards life as well as the reference and foundation upon which the person builds all other thoughts.
Thus, the Aqeedah by its nature mandates a distinct way of thinking. And adopting the Islamic
Aqeedah in a correct intellectual manner (based upon sound intellectual thinking and not based on
imitation of ancestors, blind faith, instinctive emotions, or benefit) will undoubtedly change the
individual into an intellectual ideological person who thinks in a distinct method with a distinct
style and inclination. And this distinct thinking will manifest in a distinct pattern of behavior.

 



The meaning of Al-Qadaa and Al-Qadar: when mentioned separately both mean the predestination (pre-decree) of an action or event. When used together Al -Qadar refers to the pre-decree of an action or event before it occurs and Al-Qadaa refers to the act or event after it took place. If our actions are already pre-decreed, where is the free will? Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala sent Messengers to guide mankind to the truth, and we are given the choice of believing and obeying the command or rejecting the truth. Allah already knows which path we will take, as it is recorded in the Lawh Al-Mahfuz. If Al- Qadar is already written for us, what is the benefit of making Dua? The answer to this question by the scholars is that, since we know that Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala is in charge of all affairs and is able to do all things, we ask Him and Him Alone when we are in need. He already knows who will ask Him and who will not and how He is going to answer our Dua. On the other hand we do not know if our Dua will be accepted, will it be answered immediately or a trial removed or differed to the Hereafter. The scholars have further explained events that will take place if the appropriate steps are taken to make them happen. This book will inshAllah shed essential light on what is an obligatory belief for all muslims.



Imam Muslim bin al-Hajjaj (d. 261AH/875CE) traveled widely to gather his collection of hadith, including to Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Egypt. Out of 300,000 hadith which he evaluated, only about 4,000 were included in his collection based on his strict requirements of acceptance.



The Comfrontation between the forces of this world plays itself out in the complex story of the events that unfold through the many machinations that men create, by their various endeavours, composed of all sorts of intention. To the public in general, things do not seem to have any particular pattern, nor dopes there seem to be much meaning behind most events. That for the average person , there is not much significant outside his/her daily comings and goings. This book discusses freemasonry, zionism, israel and the solution.



Ever since the dawn of human life on this planet, Man has always sought to understand Nature, his own place in the scheme of Creation and the purpose of Life itself. In this quest for Truth, spanning many centuries and diverse civilizations, organized religion has shaped human life and determined to a large extent, the course of history. While some religions have been based on books, claimed by their adherents to be divinely inspired, others have relied solely on human experience and proof.



This short book explains the necessity for the proper collection and distribution of Zakat. Zakaat al-Fitr is a kind of charity (sadaqah) that is obligatory at the time of breaking the fast of Ramadaan. The word zakaat is connected by idaafah (genitive structure in Arabic grammar) to fitr because the occasion of breaking the fast is the reason why this zakaat becomes obligatory.