What are The Attributes of Allah?

As-Sifât adh-Dhâtiyya of Allâhu ta’âlâ are six: al-Wujûd, existence; al-Qidam, being without beginning, and eternal in the past; al-Baqâ’, being without end, and eternal in the future; al-Wahdâniyya, having no partner or match; al-Mukhâlafatu li-l-hawâdith, being dissimilar to every creature in every respect; al-Qiyâmu bi nafsihi, self-existence or being unneedy of anything for His existence. No creature has any of these six attributes, nor any relation with them.…

Does The Universe Have To Be Eternal ?

DOES NOT THE UNIVERSE HAVE TO BE ETERNAL? Question: “The Creator of the universe Himself and His Attributes are eternal. Since His Attribute ‘Creativeness’ is eternal, does not the universe have to be eternal, too?” Answer: We always witness the fact that the Creator, who is eternal, changes substances and particles through various means or causes, that…

Who Will Go To Paradise ?

Sheref ad-dîn Ahmad ibn Yahyâ Munîrî (d. in 782 A.H./1380), one of the great Islamic scholars educated in India, wrote in the 76th letter of his Persian book Maktûbât: “ ‘Sa’âda’ means ‘deserving Paradise.’ And ‘shaqâwa’ means ‘deserving Hell.’ Sa’âda and shaqâwa are like Allâhu ta’âlâ’s two warehouses. The key to the first warehouse is obedience and ’ibâda. The key…

Why Should We Worship Allah ?

Sheref ad-dîn Ahmad ibn Yahyâ Munîrî (d. in 782 A.H./1380), one of the great Islamic scholars educated in India, wrote in the 18th letter of his Persian book Maktûbât: “Most people go wrong by acting upon doubts and illusions. Some of such ill-thinking people say, ‘Allâhu ta’âlâ does not need our ’ibâdât. Our ’ibâdât do Him…

The Excellence and Importance of Scholars

It is not correct to say, “Qur’ân al-kerîm does not say ‘religious scholars.’ ” Various âyats in praise of scholars (’ulamâ’) and knowledge (’ilm). Hadrat ’Abd al-Ghânî an-Nablusî [d. 1143 A.H. (1731)] wrote in his Al-hadîqa: “The 7th âyat of sûrat al-Anbiyâ says, ‘Ask the men of dhikr what you do not know.’ ‘Dhikr’ means ‘knowledge’. This âyat-i-kerîma commands…

Islam Erases Sins

If a disbeliever, with a holy book or without one, embraces Islam, he will escape going to Hell. He will become a sinless, innocent Muslim. But he has to become a Sunnî Muslim, that is, to read and learn the book of one of the ’ulamâ’ of Ahl as-Sunna and adapt his îmân, acts and…

The Attributes of The Creator

Everything other than Allâhu ta’âlâ is called the ma-siwâ or ’âlam (the creation, the universe), which is called “nature” now. All creatures were nonexistent. Allâhu ta’âlâ is the One who has created them all. They all are mumkin (that may come into existence out of nonexistence) and hâdith (that came into being out of nothing);…

How Can We Thank Allahu Teâlâ?

We should meditate and realize that Allâhu ta’âlâ alone blesses every favour upon everybody. He alone creates everything. He alone is the One who keeps every being in existence. Superior and good qualities of men are all His blessings and favours. Our life, reason, knowledge, strength, sense of hearing and speech are all from Him.…

Giving Meaning To The Quran al Kerim

In the text, the meaning of âyat-i karimas are given as ma’âl, which means ‘meaning as reported by the scholars of tafsîr’; for, the meanings of âyat-i karimas were understood only by Rasûlullah (sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam), who, in his turn taught these meanings to his Sahâba. The scholars of tafsîr (science of interpretation of…

Which Books Should We Read?

There are very many books teaching Islam. The book Maktûbât, written by Imâm Rabbânî and consisting of three volumes, is the most valuable. Next after that book is another book with the same title, Maktûbât, and consisting of three volumes, yet written by Muhammad Ma’thûm (Imâm Rabbânî’s third son and one of his most notable disciples). Hadrat…