Recommended Books

Recommended Books to purchase for
Every Muslim

The books mentioned here below are a starting point for all those thirsty
to seek knowledge, and learn about the religion of Islaam. We feel it
is an obligation to give our recommendations, due to the many books
of misguidance that many people purchase, and due to the many Authors
of misguidance. The books mentioned below, and Authors of those books
have been recommended by the people of Knowledge as Trustworthy, and
the books have been recommended due to the correctness in Belief, and
Methodology.


Explanation of the Creed

Imaam al-Barbahaaree

Description
This is an English translation of Imaam al-Barbahaaree?s classic work,
Sharh as-Sunnah. The book consists of 170 points on different aspects
of the Muslim Creed. Extensive notes have been provided, giving relevant
passages of the Qur?aan and authentic sayings of the Prophet, salallaahu
‘alayhi wassallam. Ample sayings of the early scholars have also been
included.

In every age, there has been a noble company of Scholars who stood
firm and expended great efforts in defending the Book of Allaah and
Sunnah of His Messenger salallaahu ‘alayhi wassallam, and in refuting
the people of innovated beliefs, innovation, deviation and misguidance.
At the head of them towards the end of the third century and the beginning
of the fourth was the Imaam who aided the Sunnah and subdued innovation:
Abu Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ?Alee al-Barbahaaree.


The Creed of The Four Imaams (2nd.
Edition)

Dr. Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Khumayyis

Description
This ground-breaking first publication spans 154 pages and is based
upon the original work of Dr. Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Khumayyis.
The book proves the important, yet often overlooked point, that despite
whatever differences the Imaams had in their fiqh, their creed was one
and the same in almost all issues. Many narrations are brought from
the past and present day Scholars showing that the path to Allaah is
one. Detailed biographies have been provided for each of the four Imaams
from ancient authentic sources. Additionally, many doubts cast over
the creed and lives of the Imaams have been uncovered, and the Creed
of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah has been exonerated.

From the Back of the Book:

"The creed of ash-Shaafi?ee – may Allaah be pleased
with him – and the creed of the Salaf of the Ummah, like Maalik, ath-Thawree,
al-Awzaa?ee, Ibnul-Mubaarak (d.181H), Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, and Is-haaq
Ibn Raahawayh (d.238H) is the creed of the scholars whom they followed
like Fudhayl Ibn ?Iyaadh (d.187H), Aboo Sulaymaan ad-Daaraanee, Sahl
Ibn Sa?d at-Tustaree (d.283H), and others. There was no disagreement
between these imaams and their likes over the principles of the Religion?"
– Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah


The Prophet’s Prayer Described

Shaikh Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee

Description
The most excellent, comprehensive and authentic book concerning one
of the most important acts of worship in Islaam. Shaikh Muhammad Naasirud-Deen
al-Albaanee has gathered the precise details concerning the prayer that
no Muslim can afford to be heedless of. In the book, the prayer of the
Prophet is described from the start to the end in meticulous detail,
the Shaikh provides references for each action of the prayer from the
authentic, established proofs.


The Methodology of the Prophets In
Calling to Allaah

Shaykh Rabee ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee

Description
In this book Shaykh Rabee ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee explains in detail
the methodology of the Prophets in their call to Allaah. In it, he answers
those questions which face every caller to the faith who wishes to follow
the footsteps of the Prophets: What should his call begin with? What
should he concentrate on? And what is the goal of his da?wah to Allaah?

After discussing the methodology of the Prophets in calling
to Allaah, he compares it with the different methodologies employed
by various contemporary da?wah groups and movements that have arisen
in our time and highlights the stark contrast between these new, innovated
methodologies and the pure and perfect Prophetic way.

This book is an important guide for all those active in
the field of da?wah, giving them an insight into the methodology of
da?wah which the Prophets employed and how it is a divine and precise
methodology which leaves no room for personal opinions, experimentation
or individual inclinations!