While there are controversies surrounding him, alot of them are unsubstantiated alot of them not. He was a leader like any leader during the time but he valued Islamic scholarship and valued the Ulema where previous scholars of the past did not.
He compiled the largest list of hanafi fatawa till that time with the help of Shah Waliullah Dehlvi called fatawa e alamgiri, reestablished shari'ah in India which his predecessors got rid of, eliminated court musicians and dancers, he had strong ties and links to islamic scholarship. In my opinion of the Mughal emperors he was the best, but at the end of the day he was still an emperor.
I recommend reading Aurangzeb: the life and legacy of India's most controversial king
Try Athan (android) Ios, it seems to be ran by a saudi company.
I am planning to read a book written by Joram Van Klaveren on his journey to Islam. He was once a right-wing politician in the Netherlands that hated Muslims. He wanted to write a book on exposing Islam, however while researching about Islam. He ended up converting. The book can be found here on Amazon - (link)
I really like this one, and really any others from this shop under the “plush” section:
Amazon: Modefa Prayer Rug
They are so soft, comfortable, and beautiful. Especially if you’re praying on hardwood floors, the thickness of the rug matters.
Try 13 Line Quran, it features ayah bookmark, with translation and color coded tajweed.
I'd recommend reading a commentary on the Qur'an, loads of verses have context behind them and often times you might not understand exactly what they mean. Some of it might even seem unfair to you, for example, why were the people of Thamud destroyed for slaughtering a she-camel? Questions like these. I'd recommend, The Message of the Qur'an, it's 900 pages but if you are looking for a thorough explanation and the truth, this book will help, and time won't be an issue.
It's worth noting also that the Qur'an is a book that reaffirms the truth of what we consider to have been lost, altered or ignored in previous scripture like that of the Jews or Christians. So you'll find criticisms of both those groups included in it
I've memorized just about half of the last juz.
What I do to memorize is listen to a Qari recite the surah on repeat (3-5 ayat at a time).
Also get this app, it helps. Memorize Quran
Yes! There are many good apps that teach us how to pray, this one is very useful, hope it helps!
and the portable praying mat could be a motivation to start praying, looks nice!
Thank you so much <strong>This book presents</strong> the story of one of the most glorified and celebrated Islamic heroes, that is Tariq Ibn Ziyad. He fought many brave battles to spread the vision of Islam around present-day Spain and Portugal.
Around 9/11, i thought islam was a religion of hatred and violence and i decided to study this “threat” in order to be more effectively fight against what i believed at the time to be a dangerous ideology.
During my study, i came to basically the same conclusion as Dutch politician and convert to islam Joram van Klaveren,
> Joram explains that the horrific violence carried out by terrorists in the name of Islam is often rationalized by Wahhabist ideology – too often the only ideology discussed in Western Muslim circles as a result of the massive petro-dollars supporting it. “… with the result that “my perception of Islam as a religion of violence and exclusion was confirmed and deepened by the community’s own explanation.”
Thankfully God opens hearts.
It’s easy for me to buy online or at the shops where I live. A few years ago I bought padded prayers mats for my parents and grandparents, to make it easier on their knees. I don’t know where you live, maybe you can get it on Amazon. Here’s a reference https://www.amazon.com/Sajjada-Orthopedic-Memory-Runners-Prayer/dp/B01N3OE687
Download "share the meal" app, you can donate money to the UN food program which gives food to Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Rohingya Muslims, and so on, a lot of people are dying from lack of food, I see donating food as a duty for every human being, your money could save someone from dying due to starvation.
There is also a book called fortress of the Muslim, with Duas for every situation. When sleeping, when waking up, when hearing thunder, when wearing new clothes, when going to the toilet, when angry, when leaving your house, etc. Ways to praise Allah (swt) and these types of things. I highly recommend it.
This is the iPhone app.
This is the Android app
And they sell the physical copy of the book as well.
Here’s the link to the book from which the excerpt was taken: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dangerous-Narratives-inside-mind-forged-manacles/dp/B08BRLHWDB/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1593413553&sr=8-1
To get started learning some basic Arabic words and phrases from scratch, I could recommend the Beginner Arabic app or the Arabic Locker app.
As a fellow western revert, you are absolutely right. Ahmed T Kuru from San Diego U. has a great book about this, probably the best on the subject. It’s called Islam, Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment
Most muslims are aware of the issues you raise, it’s only (mostly) young inexperienced in life people browsing these subreddits that think everything is black and white. This is why Shaikh Abdel Hakim Murad/Tim Winter in his speeches sometimes warns against muslim subreddits specifically.
Why choose one when you can have thousands of female scholars to choose from:
Sheikh Mohammed Akram Nadwi wrote a book called: "Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam."
I used an app called “Namaz: Learn Salah Prayer” which helped immensely - I’d tried following YouTube videos and multiple other apps with little success, and this was the one that got it to stick for me. It’s really easy to follow along and has audio of all parts with adjustable playback speed.
Also available in the Play Store if you’re an Android user
By the way, have you seen The Book of Stones? Robert Simmons has a very interesting intro to the book that touches on scientific observations for crystal properties.
It boiled down to the fact that there are some noticeable property correlations to certain molecular patterns and makeup.
Alsalāmu alaikum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātu brother, I actually would recommend you this app
It's great Mā'shā'Allāh, you can repeat verses and all, it's amazing and no ads or anything! If you want the English and Arabic you should click "Mishary/walk (Arabic/English). Hope that helps:)
May Allah Ta'ala makes your affairs easy for you, ameen.
There is a book that was written as an answer to the God Delusion. It's called the Divine Reality and the Mirage of Atheism. It's written by Hamza Tzortzis, a Greek Muslim academic from the UK.
The link for it is below:
On my smartphone, I use Quran for Android.
It's very swish, has the hand written Madinah script and has built in quran audio and even translation and tafseer. It's like my all-in one Quran app.
Hi, it might not be the application itself, maybe the location, or rarely the calculation method. You can know if it's off in all the prayers or some of them are just off like Fajr and Isha.
You can also check this app it's cool and simple ... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.haz.prayer
Hmm, so you scraped my profile it seems. Anyway, four days before I posted that question in r/OrthodoxChristianity, I had written on my newsletter regarding John 17:3. I already knew what was the right and traditional interpretation, but just to know what other Orthodox Christians thought about it, I posted that question. Nevertheless, u/aletheia, who commented under the post gave me a summary of my interpretation - the Father as God Most High, as the cause of the Godhead, is called the 'only true God'.
Augustine didn't corrupt manuscripts to change the word-order, nor did he stop using the word-order. He just suggested that this is the right way to understand John 17:3, considering the context. Interpretation of a verse is not equal to changing it.
Yes, there are pieces of evidence for the Johannine authorship. You may want to read Jesus and Eyewitnesses. Or there is the free PDF here.
In my understanding, the Catholic Church in the West forbade it, fearing heresies. Yeah, seems fishy.
I hope you might understand this by now - Augustine didn't change anything. He just offered an understanding of the verse. Arians had used this verse against the deity of Jesus in the 3rd century, so this was pretty controversial.
I don't understand what you mean by saying 'you have the logical problem of the Trinity included in it'. What exactly is this 'logical problem of the Trinity'?
Yes, Augustine seems to have taught something related to the Original Sin, but not exactly Original Sin though. I have read his writings around this topic, so know a bit.
Thanks, and have a nice day.
I use this type of alarm clock
other alarm clocks don't work for me
Feel free to check these: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vZDN1OS9oGdP7THYBgu9SdlHleIufNBo?usp=sharing
Also my inbox is always open
I like this app, cos it has the best Info in widget
Prayer Times - Mosque Finder
Deeniyat Educational and Charitable Trust
I really hope NordVPN does not have this kind of notifications. I'm not sure if VPN's are halal since most of the time they are utilized for some sus stuffs (like p*rn if it is rightfully banned in your country).
My favourite app is this one. Has so many reciters, translation and tafseers. You just gotta select which ones you want to download for offline and nothing extra to download for online.
Also, it has colour coded tajweed, which helped me a lot to learn.
Walaykum as-salaam wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh.
I haven't used it before but this app looks like it will do everything you want - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.khaso.alquran.holybook.read.offline&hl=en\_ZA&gl=US
Ayat al Quran on android is really good but I'm not too sure if it's on apple. It has an an easy to understand English translation. Also, if you highlight an ayah the reciter of your choice will read it. There are also options to bookmark verses. If you understand arabic, there are many tafaseer to pick from. It has everything in one place really.
Link to Google app store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sa.edu.ksu.Ayat
My husband and I both use this one:
Dark mode, large font, Indopak font selection. Plenty of languages.
The accomplishments from Muslims are quite extraordinary!
(This is on Amazon prime video for much less)
Hey something I can answer!
Well, there are two purposes for cycling clothes, padding and being aerodynamic. The aerodynamic aspect is inherent to how tight the clothing are, and the difference in performance you get here is rather negligible if you aren't competing in world-class championships. As for padding, I replace the biking bottoms with shorts I can wear under my normal pants like those:
On top of such shorts I need only wear weather-appropriate, flexible clothing. Lululemon offer nice jugger long pants that do the job for me, but honestly anything would work. Note that this all would matter only if you're doing long distance, if you just commute between home and classes you could hop on in a thobe or a binjabi if you so desire.
Don't know if this is the right place to post it or not.
Recently I have created an Islamic app, Called Hadith widget which displays a random hadith on the user home screen as a widget by fetching all the 9 volumes of sahih-al Bukhari.
You can know more and download the app from the below google play store link
Sure brother. I got it here.
If you want a physical copy and you’re in the UK I think lot of Muslim bookstores in some cities carry it.
You really only need to “try” for one week out of the month and even during that week, there are only a couple of days when chances of conception are high. That’s why it takes some people a long time, it’s a game of chance tbh. Your cycle starts at Day 1 when your period starts, and the fertile window will generally be days 13-17.
I would recommend starting whenever you both feel like if you got pregnant next month it would be welcome, happy news instead of something that is scary, stressful, and that you’re not ready for yet. It took my husband and I nine months to conceive a viable pregnancy; we had one miscarriage very early on.
If you want to increase your chances of conceiving quickly, I recommend tracking your ovulation using OPKs (ovulation prediction kits). I used these. The way it works is starting after your period ends, you take a test midday every day to check your Luteinizing Hormone (LH) levels. This hormone is what your body releases when you are preparing to ovulate, so the higher it is, the closer you are to ovulating. When the test line is darker than the control line, you will likely ovulate within 24 hours and that is the time to “try.” You can stop testing after you get a peak result.
There is also an app (Premom) where you can upload photos of your test strips and it will create a line graph of your LH cycle for you. This is helpful to pinpoint when in your cycle you are generally ovulating. That way you don’t have to keep taking tests every day for months, as you will know which days to be “trying.”
This idea has been floating around for a while .. and ther are some already in the market .. you can research them and find ways to do better..
Eg SalamWeb - SalamWeb browser for desktop and mobile
No. His policies led to religious segregation. Rising Islamic nationalism clashing with other religions.
Please read the first few lines.
Salaam alaikum dear. In Shaa Allah you are doing well. I suggest you this App ( on my opinion the best ever, they even give awesome health tips) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=softbrigh.muslim.halal.haram.mushbooh
As with everything we need in our life, start by asking Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala for it. Reflect on your struggles and prioritize. Leave the sins that are the easiest to leave, for ex, watching web series, or cursing, or any other sin in your life that you can easily leave without having a huge craving for it. Conversely try to do as many voluntary good deeds as you can for ex, morning and evening adhkaar, adhkaar after salah, voluntary fasts, night prayers even if it is 2 rakahs. Anything you can do easily start doing and stick to it.
After that look towards your bigger struggles and start trimming away slowly, if you're able to leave a big sin easily for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala that's best if not, doing it slowly over time is also good. It took me 8 months to completely leave listening to music so it's okay to take your time, it's better to leave a sin slowly and never return rather than leaving it abruptly and returning to it as you get huge cravings.
Lastly say this dua in tashahhud before salaam and even after salaam of fard prayers
اللّهُـمَّ أَعِـنِّي عَلـى ذِكْـرِكَ وَشُكْـرِك ، وَحُسْـنِ عِبـادَتِـك
Allaahumma 'a'innee 'alaa dhikrika, wa shukrika, wahusni 'ibaadatika.
O Allah, help me to remember You, to give You thanks , and to perform Your worship in the best manner.
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May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala guide you to the straight path and keep you on it until your last breath and may you leave this world on fitrah.
Honestly, I had a really nice green and gold one but it was very decorated, almost too much to be for salat? This kne in sujood your hands and forehead/nose land perfectly in the golden design. It feels so focused
heres a pic: let me know if it doesn't work
here's the link (i asked my dad):
Hi. Recently I read a great book that I want to introduce you ,called "step by step whith the sun" pictorial narration of Imam Reza migration route, from Medina to Merv. I have never seen such a book. You will definitely like it. You can get it from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NNH7MP2
The link below says otherwise but either way whether it be the soldiers of the army, wardens of the concentration camps. They had a mutual understanding of what they were doing is correct, also nazi voters had hate for jews atleast if they were not aware of the concentration camps .. at the very least they accepted racism to be the societal norm and correct.
This is my last message lol thanks for the conversation it has been enlightening here is a book i recommend you read if you want to learn more about islam answering atheism and these kind of philosophical arguments the link is below:
Travel bidets got your back! There are many types, and you can hook the Panasonic one up to a water bottle. They are a bit on the expensive side, but they are a totally worthy investment, insha'Allah!
How long is your beard? Mine is shorter now but I probably had mine in the 1.5-2 inch range at one point with no issues. This is what I use...honestly I just have this one bar in my shower for head, beard, and the rest of my face/body. That and some oil afterwards.
Hopefully that helps, but since you wash regularly I'm not sure what would be causing the smell. Actually...I remember when I first started wearing masks, that seemed to redirect a lot of smell. I guess make sure it's dry after showering, and maybe take your face mask off every so often in a secluded area, to keep the moisture in your breath from accumulating too much.
From all I have used this app has the best Widget
Prayer time - Mosque Finder, Jamat time & Qibla DEENIYAT
To search it Type : Prayer time DEENIYAT
It will come on top
Asalaam, you might consider looking at Salamweb.com which is a web browser for Muslims that attempts to take away the filth on the internet :)
I posted a month ago in /r/muslimdevs about the possibility of incorporating SalamWeb as the pre-installed web browser if we're able to re-launch the Sabily linux distro in the future.
Read shamaa'il tirmidhi - a famous collection of hadith all on this topic.
this book is nice but on the expensive side so if you were to google it, you'd find other versions/pdfs
I didn't realize you aren't a Muslimah.
May Allah protect you and guide you. You should read their meanings, or perhaps pick up a translation of the Quran if you are interested.
The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0199535957/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_TTZEFDYS2Q3FVJ0MMRCT
I strongly recommend this book: secrets of divine love
It is young Muslim sisters’ interpretation of Islam. She writes it quite beautifully and you can see that she speaks truth. Strongly recommend
There are few apps that are highly recommended
This has almost everything from Quran to Salah timings, Qiblah etc.
Muslim Pocket, Similar to Islam360
Al Quran tafsir by word smooth for Quran Translation
I read "Lost Islamic History" by Firas Alkhateeb. Its a nice introduction to the topic.
For early Islam you'd have to read the biography of the Prophet (saw).
I really enjoyed "Muhammad: Based On The Earliest Sources" by Martin Lings.
In the meantime you might want to check out apps like Video.Guru to see what you can do yourself. For some fairly popular channels it's all they need (and it's free).
Do you want a book on Usool ul-Fiqh (principles) or a primer to a specific madhab?
Usool-al-figh helps you understand and analyze how a certain ruling was arrived at.
For Usool-al-fiqh, You can look into Usul ash-Shashi. If you want a primer on the rulings themselves, Mukhtasar al Quduri. Note both this books are Hanafi specific. If you want them in English, I'll send you the PDF's.
Also, I personally avoid books by Bilal Phillips because I find them controversial/extreme and a lot of his viewpoints are not in line with the majority of scholars. In one of his books he claims the tasbeeh/misbah to be a bida'h from the christian rosary.
I used to use caffeine pills In Medschool school and they have delayed release ones this may help you
Time Release 100mg Caffeine Pills - 120 Veggie Capsules Microencapsulated for Extended Energy. No Crash Controlled Delivery Brain Booster Supplement for Sustained Mental Performance, Focus & Clarity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4ANQA3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_YWMW785V8BKKGA3C2WGA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
For me the root of depression and anxiety was me trying to control environment around me. I tried controlling things around me but everything fell apart. I found peace after reading "Done be Sad" It basically reminded me of my Aqeedah. You should give it a try too.
The others have given beautiful statements to this issue alhamdulillah, but I'd like to share this app I've been using for a few years where you can still join a global khatam group where the app will assign you pages to recite everytime you launch the app. Once you complete the page, just click on the tick and your recitation will be part of the day's khatam, inshaa Allah the rewards of being part of that khatam will benefit you as well.
Perhaps this will be a better option for those still struggling to read and also get better before joining those live groups.
Here's the app on Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qc.andr.connect
Well, maybe a word by word quran is what you are looking for? I think they have the literally translation.
As for tafseer, I would highly highly recommend Ma'ariful Quran
Hopefully this helps!
Can DM me anytime for general questions.
This is a very good English translation of Quran verified by Al Azhar University Islamic studies which is world renown. Also has historical annotations which are quite important to take into account with certain passages. I’ll even send one to you if you want.
The Qur'an with Annotated Interpretation in Modern English https://www.amazon.com/dp/1597840009/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_GMKW4V3NGA3Q227CG14X
The smart move is to avoid the situation.
You can buy alcohol-free mouthwash.
I’ve not read the book yet but I have been recommended
Aurangzeb: The Life and Legacy of India's Most Controversial King
Seems like a good read? I’m definitely going to be reading this soon.
Yes, I am and pretty sure there are companies who cater to that.
I also think I found one that fits your description of the vitamins your family is taking, but may you confirm?: https://www.amazon.com/Yuve-Vegan-Natural-Zinc-Supplement/dp/B0797Z3YP9/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=Vegan+Zinc+Supplements&qid=1609092365&sr=8-4
This one I recommend greatly, it's based on a newer, contemporary English translation by Dr Musharraf Hussein, called The Majestic Quran.
I really benefited from "The Journey to Allah" by ibn Rajab: https://www.amazon.com/Journey-Allah-IBN-RAJAB-AL-HANBALI/dp/1904336175/ref=pd_lpo_14_t_2/143-4024793-8420009?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1904336175&pd_rd_r=2095bea6-9382-402e-9a53-99c646ef17b6&pd_rd_w=EM1Fm&pd_rd_wg=lKujm&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=A20PSZF9NHDVFMB80M3Y&psc=1&refRID=A20PSZF9NHDVFMB80M3Y
Wa Alaikum Assalam
I don't know if this answers your question but there is an Azerbaijani translation available on the Quran for Android app.
Quran for Android
There is scholarly difference about whether the niqab is obligatory or just recommended, but in either case it is a good thing. Here is a great resource on the rulings, principles, and purposes of hijab: https://www.amazon.com/Hijaab-Mujaahid-Khadijah-Lacina-Al-Amreekeeyah/dp/1938117085
Sorry, this is the specific book I meant.
The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates: The Islamic Near East from the 6th to the 11th Century https://www.amazon.com/dp/0582405254/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_mFEOFbBFGHRVM
Recently started using this app called Quranic. It teaches you words in Arabic through stories from the Quran. You get a new lesson every 12 hours and you can also practice the words you've learnt.
The one link I posted before should be redirecting to the Play store/App store depending on the device.
But here are the separate links:
Tell them to download this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quran.labs.androidquran
It has all types of translations and its available on IOS too but kinda different interface, the best Quran app Ive ever seen. If you want a physical copy, you can download the app and see all different translations and buy the one they would like the most.
This book is a must! It has helped me so much. (You can find it a lot cheaper online)
Al-Quran Al-Kareem Maqdis Word-By-Word Translation & Color Coded Tajweed (Arabic-English) https://www.amazon.com/dp/2130754600/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ipkFFbJJGMFN6
Here's a book about details of hijab for anyone interested: https://www.amazon.com/Hijaab-Mujaahid-Khadijah-Lacina-Al-Amreekeeyah-ebook/dp/B00873P6KG
Great info. Have you also heard about the ring theory of surah.
See this link for a quick explanation https://www.islam21c.com/islamic-thought/ring-theory-the-qurans-structural-coherence/
chiastic structure quran was mentioned in a lecture, one book in a quick search of the topic, assume other works on the topic. Structure and Qur'anic Interpretation: A Study of Symmetry and Coherence in Islam's Holy Text https://www.amazon.com/dp/1935952986/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CjLcFb7DNV3ND
I used to be a skinhead and now I am a Muslim. Allah will pardon misdeeds, even if they are horrible like mine were. I was shown the truth by prisoners. Allah truly wants to forgive.
I highly recommend reading Risale-i Nur Collection it'll make your Iman better.
Here's a link and start from the book "The Words", it can be boring at first but you'll love it:
First of all it all happens to us too, even Hz. Umar sometimes and other sahabas (of course not like us, they focus most of the time)
1.Learn the meaning if you don't know Arabic and remember it while you are reading.
Think as you have hell on your left and paradise on your right and Allah swt in front of you, when I hear Satan telling me somethings I imagine cutting his head off (yes this is maybe my fantasy but it helps me).
THIS IS IMPORTANT. You need to increase your faith to true faith not blind, I highly recommend reading Hz.Said Nursi's books, you can find them here (if you gave iOS tell me I can give the link too):
Before you go to pray leave your phone, computer for about 15-30 minutes if you can do till 30 minutes, do it, but try making at least 15.
If you are having vasvase(don't know if I wrote it correct) read "Gul euzubi rabbin nas" 3 times and just don't care about it, believe me if you don't care about faith vasvases they will be less powerful each time and gone.
This is as much as I can say for now, hope it helps.
And remember if Allah won't accept your dua it's for later :)
I wanted to so I did. It became an international best-seller for a bit in Muslim circles and I've made tens of thousands of dollars from it. I've been working on a revised edition but who knows when that'll come out. Feel free to ask me any questions! My new goal is to focus on helping other Muslim authors to write and publish.