Monthly Archives: November 2007
by Abu Abdullah Ibne Ismail
“We should continue to show love and affection to our wives throughout their lives. The respected Shaykh, Hakeem Akhtar (hafizahullah), states that a person shows much love to his wife when she is young because of the strong bond of physical attraction that exists between the two.
When a person’s wife reaches old age and her physical allure is decreased he should then aim to show her love for the sake of Allah.”
(Courtesy of In Shaykh’s Company)
Ibn al-Jawzi (rahmatullahi ‘alayhi) once said:
“If I were to describe my state, then I am never content with reading books, and when I see a book that I had not seen before, it is as if I have found a treasure. … And if I said that I read 20,000 books, then in truth it would be more, and I was then still a student.
I benefited from reading those books by observing the lives of the early people and the extent of their memorization, their determination, their worship, the diversity of their disciplines, of which one would not know had one not read those books. Thus I disliked the current state of people and looked down on the weak determination of students nowadays. And to Allah is all praise.”
(from “The Value of Time” by Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah)
(Courtesy of At-Talib)
Virtues of Jerusalem is a much awaited book detailing the sacredness of Jerusalem in Islamic History, theology and future prophesies. Classical sources have been used to present a wide range of information which explains why past and present Muslims revere this blessed city.
The City of al-Quds (Jerusalem) houses one of the holiest sites, the Al-Haram al-Sharif (al-Aqsa Sanctuary.) The precincts of al-Aqsa have been used throughout the centuries as a place of worship, residence and meditation by many Prophets and their followers.
Many Quranic verses and the narrations of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) mention this sacred blessed. Al-Aqsa is also the site from which the Prophet Muhammad undertook his journey to the Heavens (al-Mi’raj.) Al-Aqsa is the first qiblah (direction of prayer), the second house of worship built on earth and the only Masjid besides the Ka’bah mentioned by name in the Holy Qur’an
This book is essential reading for all Muslims and for all those who seek a better understanding of the struggle over Jerusalem today.
Includes a guide and plan the al-Haram al-Sharif (al-Aqsa sanctuary) with pictures.