From the about 830 pages of Islamic texts on Livingislam.org, a few are listed here for the benefit of the reader, may Allah grant us success in this life and in the next!
Why an Islamic State Is Not Feasible Today
”The Islamic state has to be built in the very soul of the faithful believer, in order to rule his inner self and his limbs according to the noble principles of Islam.”
Nasiha (Good Advice) For Mosques, Sh. Muhammad Aslam
”We do not need every child to be a Hafiz of the Qu'ran, but we need every child to be a Hafiz of the Prophet's love and honour. ﷺ ”
Rules Of Getting Closer To Allah (swt), Omar KN
Put Allah first in your life & the religious duties mandatory on you.
Advice For Spiritual Realisation, Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi
”The only kind of science that requires all of our aspiration and thus demands that we give all of ourselves to it is that science which will remain valid when we die, namely knowledge of God.”
Shaykh Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi And The Diversity of Beliefs
No individual can escape having a belief - a personal, individual belief (i'tiqâd) - concerning his Lord.
Ibn Arabi On True Knowledge, Omar KN
”Reason judges upon this basis, so it also may be mistaken or correct. Hence reason is a follower of authority, and it may make mistakes.”
On Cultivating Gratitude in Sufi Ethics, Atif Khalil
”On the virtue of gratitude (shukr) & specifically on the importance attached to its cultivation within the inner life of the spiritual aspirant.”
On The Shariah, (The Heart of Islam) S. H. Nasr
”The Shariah also includes ethical and spiritual teachings that are not of a legal nature, although the legal is never separated from the moral in Islam.”
Kafir, kufr - Islamophobia 1 - Ep2, Sh. F. Soliman
”The word kafir (disbeliever) is not an insult - it is a description of a status, a state of mind regarding a certain context."
Non-Violence In Issues Pertaining To The Muslims
Hadith: ’Allah grants to rifq (gentleness) what He does not grant to unf (violence)’
Is Sufism something new, not practiced by the Prophet (saws)?
Many ask why ’Sufism was unknown’ in the beginning of Islam. (We answer:) In the first generation, there was no need for it. By their own disposition, the people of that era were already people of piety and scrupulousness, masters of spiritual rigors and keenness to worship.
The Formation Of Sufism As A Science, Sh. 'Abd Al-Qadir 'Isa
”Ibn Khaldûn states that both the Sufis and Sufism came about as a result of the people's engrossment in the life of this world in the second generation after the hijra.”
About The Pure Heart - And What It Keeps Alive, Omar KN
”The souls of men are not free from blame. This is why the men of insight and understanding were distrustful of their souls…”
Decisive Arguments & Proof For Tasawwuf - Sufism in Islam
”Some formalists recognise only the science of the external religious law comprised in the Quran and the Sunna, and declare that the esoteric science, i. e. Tasawwuf or Sufism, is without meaning.”
Al-Azhar Sufism in Modern Egypt: The Sufi Thought; I. M. Abu-Rabi'
”One of the major consequences of the encroachment of Western culture in the Muslim world is the contemporary confrontation between traditional principles of the present Muslim culture and anti-traditional culture.”
The Miracles Of The Saints
”The existence of saintly miracles is established in the Book of Allah, the Sunna of His Messenger ﷺ, the reports from the Companions - may Allah be pleased with all of them - and those after them up until today. ”
This is Not the Path to Paradise! Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah
”This is addressed to the young men who bear arms against their own nations and destroy both country and countrymen. You have abandoned all values and made enemies of the world.”
Open Letter To Al-Baghdádí - (Not An Islamic State!)
”It is forbidden to cite a portion of a verse from the Qur’an, to derive a ruling without looking at everything that the Qur’an and Hadith teach related to that matter.”
Islamic Tradition Not Equal 'Fundamentalism'
“Two centuries ago, if Westerners (or others)... were to study Islam, they would have encountered but a single Islamic tradition.”
Anger Management in Islam, Omar KN
Hadith: "Whoever curbs his anger, while being able to act, Allah will fill his heart with certainty of faith."
Six Examples of Early Muslim Treaties w/ Conquered Lands & Cities
Al-Tabarî records the ’Covenant of 'Umar’, a document addressed to the people of the city of Jerusalem, which was conquered in the year 15 A.H. / 636 C.E.
Advice to the Ulama of the Najd, Sh. ibn Al-Sayyid Hashim al-Rifa'i
”It is not permitted to charge Muslims - believers in monotheism … by Law, to charge them with idolatry (al-shirk) the way your books and publications are filled with such charges.”
Characteristics of Extremism, by Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi
”The first indications of extremism include bigotry and intolerance, which make a person obstinately devoted to his own opinions and prejudices, as well as rigidity…”
The New Crime-Terror Nexus; ICSR, Basra, Neumann, Brunner
”Criminal and terrorist groups have come to recruit from the same pool of people, creating synergies and overlaps that have consequences for how individuals radicalise and operate.”
The Confusion of the Psychic and the Spiritual, R. Guénon
This [modern] confusion (is twofold) first, the spiritual is brought down to the level of the psychic, and … secondly, the psychic is mistaken for the spiritual.
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