Maitham Al Tammar, a loyal companion of Imam Ali (as) was a date merchant. In the society where he lived, he was considered a lower class citizen because of his profession. Despite his lack of material wealth, we find that he was endowed with great knowledge acquired from the Ahlulbayt (as). He is proof that knowledge is a gift from our Almighty creator and can be received at any moment regardless of one's background, job or colour. 'Read, in the name of your Lord!' The emphasis on literacy that began with the Prophet continued with the classical scholars, who saw writing as the foremost means of preserving and transmitting knowledge. This is reflected in the fact that major Islamic centres of learning, such as the Dar al-Hikma in Abbasid Baghdad, began collecting, translating and copying manuscripts on a near-industrial scale. . .
Islam Opposed to Terror Taking a verse from the Qur'an or a tradition out of its historical context to support the prejudiced argument that Islam allows acts of terrorism is unjust, argues Hamid Waqar . . .
The Holy Qur'an - Read it before you burn it The book you are about to read is an English translation of the Scripture that Prophet Muhammad said was revealed to him by God, word for word, in the Arabic language. This Scripture is still in existence and hundreds of thousands of Muslims the world over, including non-Arabic speakers, have it preserved in their memories, just as they have been preserving it for the past fourteen centuries. This book is the Qur'an. . .
A Glance at the Life of the Holy Prophet of Islam
Author: Dar Rah Haqq's Board of Writers
Translator's: N. Tawheedi
The book starts with a look at the pre-Islamic world order. It deals with not only the events that occurred during the life of the Prophet, but also the philosophy and thinking behind the Prophet's actions. This is a great book to read for those interested in an introductory guide to the life of the Prophet.
This book not only presents an inspiring material but it is also based on authentic historical documents. One of its salient features is that the author has taken extreme care in narrating historical events and at the same time he has endeavoured as a research scholar, to approach them with an analytic mind also. Another interesting feature of this book is that it is absolutely free from heresies and concocted stories invented by vested interests. This book gives full details of the entire life of the Holy Prophet of Islam.
The Life Of Muhammad The Prophet
Author: S. Saeed Akhtar Rizvi
This book was first published in 1971 as part of the Islamic Correspondence Course run by Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania. The idea behind writing this book was to satisfy the needs of our new generation - the youths and students, as well as recent converts, who are unable to study the scholastic books written by the Muslim scholars and whose only source of information seems to be the biased writings of orientalists presented as "objective" and "authentic" studies.
Imamate (The Vicegerency of the Prophet)
Author: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi
How is the governmental system in Islam? What is Imamat and how will an Imam be Designated? Do the Prophets (s.a.w) successors have to be like him, chosen by God, in fallible, Immune from sin and error? How much does the famous story of shoddier on Alias (p.b.u.h) Imamett has credibility and what debater have been propounded on that subject? Do any authentic documents racist on whether the prophet ( s.a.w) designated the twelve Imam for the vicegerency? How does history judge event and the leadership of the vicegerency after the prophet? Finally, what events happened to cause Islam to be drawn from its original path? These are segments of the debater in the small, valuable and distinguished book.