Spirituality & Self-Development

Spirituality & Self-Development

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    A Handbook of Spiritual Medicine


    A Handbook of Spiritual Medicine

    This spiritual guide to the self is a handbook of tazkiyah or ‘self-purification’. Not only does it illustrate the maladies of the human spiritual condition, it recognises the struggles and insecurities we all succumb to from time to time, and offers up the remedies too. The antidotes to our ailments are drawn from Qur’ānic verses and authentic ahādīth (Prophetic sayings), inspiring mindfulness of the Almighty Cherisher and His Beloved Prophet. This guidebook, drawing on the 11th and 12th Century works of the ‘Proof of Islam’ and wondrous sage, Imām Abū Hāmid Al-Ghazālī, can be applied to our busy lives in the modern, hi-tech era, and will prove accessible to people of all ages, all denominations: believers and non-believers alike.

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    CHANGE or LOSS (An Islamic vision for the principles & methods for personal change)

    By: Prof. Dr Abdul Karim Bakkar.

    Change is not an easy and insignificant issue. It needs a deep insight and vision as much as will and determination. It is important here to realize that we can’t achieve all what we want and desire. Furthermore, getting what need and desire may not always be in our interest. This, of course, requires two things.
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    Characteristics of the Hypocrites


    Hypocrisy is a deep-rooted and all-pervading spiritual disease. A person’s heart could be overflowing with it yet be oblivious of it due to its hidden and subtle nature; frequently it leads a person to think they are acting rightly when in reality he is spreading corruption. It is of two types: major and minor; majority hypocrisy leads to eternal punishment in the lowest depths of Hell; it is to outwardly display faith in Allah, His Angles, His Books, His Messengers, and the last Day whereas inwardly one is devoid of such belief, indeed disbelieving in it. They do not believe that Allah spoke to a man amongst men whom He appointed to be Messenger: guiding them by His permission and warning them of His punishments. In the Qur’an, Allah has revealed the intrigues of the hypocrites, He has unveiled their belief, their qualities, and made their goals clear so that the believers can be aware of them. He divided mankind into three groups in the beginning of Surah al-Baqarah: the believer, the disbeliever, and the hypocrite. He mentioned four verses concerning the believers, two concerning the disbelievers, and thirteen verses concerning the hypocrites, due to their plenitude and the great harm and tribulation they bring to Islam and the Muslims. The harm they cause to Islam is truly severe for they claim to be Muslims, they claim to aid and support Islam, whereas in reality, they are its enemies seeking to destroy it from within, covertly spreading their corruption and ignorance such that the unwary thinks that what they are upon is knowledge and right action. By Allah! How many strongholds of Islam have they destroyed; how many fortresses have they rendered to ruin; how many signposts of Islam have they effected; how many raised flags have they lowered; and how many seeds of doubt have they attempted to sow in order to uproot the religion! The author, Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (d. 751H), was one of the most prolific scholars of Islam. He studied under Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah for sixteen years and accompanied him up and till his death; learning a great deal of knowledge from him. He authored over sixty works, covering a multitude of Islamic sciences; his writings are characterised by their touching address to the heart and soul. He was deeply religious and very pious.

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    Discover the Best in your Relationships


    Discover the Best in your Relationships provides you with practical strategies to return any difficult relationships around. Sayeda Habib introduces general concepts that apply to all relationships and then addresses specific relationship areas in detail. She lays out practical exercises that will help you enhance the relationships that matter most. You will learn to develop more self-compassion, let go of any old-baggage with siblings, develop communication skills, reduce the impact of stress in your relationships, learn strategies for tantrum-free parenting, combat emotional blackmail and more. Examples from the Quran and the Hadith , along with personal case studies, provide valuable inspiration to help transform any strained relationships.

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    Healing The Emptiness


    Many of us have lost our way in this life. Some people have given up hope, as they see no way out of their pain, their problems, their failures. Some people carry years of shame and self-hatred. And some live with a deep emptiness, despite worldly success. 

    But there is hope. And there is always a road back. Just as we were sent on this worldly journey with the capacity to fall, we were also given the capacity to rise. Just as we would bleed, we would also heal. We would be designed with the divine capacity to cope. To survive. To even thrive through the storms. Each and every one of us would be given the God-given potential to see through the darkness. To rise through the cold. To break again and again, and to heal again and again. And then to be even more beautiful at the broken parts. This book provides a step-by-step guide for healing these broken parts—our emptiness.

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    My Enemies, I Thank You By Dr. Salman Al-Oadah

    Fostering enmity is the meanest of all human activities. Unfortunately, creating enmity between people requires nothing more than a good helping of stupidity served up with poor judgment and a disregard for people’s feelings. With these ingredients, you can soon find yourself surrounded by a host of people wrangling, cursing, and hating each other.
    Experience has taught me the wisdom of exercising patience with those who argue with me, showing them courtesy and applying the remedy prescribed in the Qur’an: to respond with what is better.
    “Repel (evil) with what is best. Then the person between whom and you there had been enmity will become as if he were a dear friend.” – [Surah Fussilat: 34]
    I have also learned from experience not to begrudge those who have resolved themselves to hate me. Such people are a part of life. In Allah’s wisdom, they are the price one has to pay for success and for engaging in any productive activity in this world.
    But I say: My enemies, I thank you.
    It is you who have taught me how to listen to criticism – even hurtful criticism – without becoming embarrassed. You have taught me how to go forward without hesitation, even after hearing the most degrading of insults and discouragements.
    This is an extremely important lesson in life that cannot be learned from a book. It can only be learned through the experiences Allah causes us to endure. At first, it stings bitterly, but a person must learn to deal with it.
    My enemies, I thank you.
    You have made me more self-reliant. You have taught me not to be taken in by flattery. You have put both praise and censure into perspective and given me a balanced view. Because of you, I do not fall victim to the excessive praise of flatterers, or become vain due to the over-eagerness of those who see in me more than my true merit and cannot see my faults. Such people are your opposite, since you only see my faults and regard even my good qualities as bad.
    About The Author
    Salman bin Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Oadah or Salman al-Oadah (born 1955 or 1956) is a Saudi cleric or Sheikh and Muslim scholar. Al-Ouda is a member of the International Union for Muslim Scholars and on its Board of Trustees. He is a director of the Arabic edition of the website Islam Today appears on a number of TV shows and authors newspaper articles. He completed a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Islamic jurisprudence at Imam Muhammad bin Sa’ud University. Incarcerated for five years for inciting opposition to the Saudi government, al-Ouda emerged again “rehabilitated” in 1999 to become one of the kingdom’s most prominent religious spokespersons. Salman al-Oadah was imprisoned for anti-government activities in 1994. He was against US-led coalition war against Iraq.
    He committed to memory a number of short treatises on various subjects. Among these were:
    – Al-`Usûl al-Thalâthah, al-Qawâ`id al-Arba`ah, Kitâb al-Tawhîd, and al-`Aqîdah al-Wâsitiyyah, all of which pertain to Islamic beliefs
    – Matn al-Ajurrûmiyyah in Arabic grammar, which he memorized and then taught to his young pupils in the mosque.
    Among the roughly fifty books that he has published are:
    • The First Strangers,
    • Characteristics of the Strangers,
    • Withdrawing from Society and Participating in It’,
    • A Discussion with Sheikh Muhammad al-Ghazâlî,
    • Who has the Right to Engage in Independent Juristic Reasoning?
    • Guidelines for Studying Islamic Law.
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    Signs of The Last Hour


    The Qur’an and the sunnah of the prophet ( PBUH) inform us time and again that the final hour is close, without mentioning its appointed time. As for the knowledge of the time of the hours, it has not been given to any angel or prophet. Nobody besides Allah knows when the final hour is. However certain signs and events are going to take place prior to the coming of the final hour, so that Muslims will take precautions against its trials and tribulations and be prepared for its coming.

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    Allah Loves… By Omar Suleman (Who & What Allah Loves)


    30 Short and Spiritually Enriching Chapters

    Reminders  Throughout Our Lives 

    About The Book

    In Allah Loves… Omar Suleiman explores who and what Allah loves so that we may become one of those who are beloved to Him.

    The Prophet Muhammad said that one of the supplications of Prophet Dawud was, “O Allah I ask You for Your love and the love of those that love You and all of those actions that would bring me closer to being loved by you.”

    Looking at our actions, characteristics, and beliefs, this book will help us become better people, citizens, and believers that are deserving of Allah’s endless, infinite and everlasting love.

    Made up of 30 short and spiritually enriching chapters, this book is a reminder that throughout our lives, the Creator’s love is always there, increasing through everyday actions such as showing generosity or remaining consistent with unnoticeable good deeds.



    • Piety 
    • Repentance 
    • Excellence 
    • Angelic praise 
    • Sincere supplication 
    • Those who are trying 
    • Tears and traces
    • Trust
    • Patience 
    • Justice 
    • The beneficial people 
    • Strength 
    • Independence
    • Healthy pride
    • Honour 
    • Gentleness 
    • Humility without disgrace 
    • Forbearance and Deliberation
    • Due Diligence 
    • Consistency 
    • Punctual Prayers 
    • Cleanliness 
    • The mosque 
    • Love
    • Your mother 
    • The unnoticed 
    • Generosity in Trade
    • Those who follow the prophet 
    • Acceptance of his gifts
    • Beauty


    About The Author

    Shaykh Omar Suleiman is the young evergreen scholar with a big smile. Born and raised in Louisiana, he has a unique way of relating to a western audience through his character and has gained the love of people of all ages and backgrounds.

    He is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at SMU (Southern Methodist University). He is also the Resident Scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square. He holds a Bachelors in Accounting, a Bachelors’ in Islamic Law, a Masters in Islamic Finance, a Masters in Political History, and is currently pursuing a PhD. in Islamic Thought and Civilization from the International Islamic University of Malaysia.


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    Angels in Your Presence By Omar Suleiman [Unseen Presence]


    This beautifully presented book provides 30 reflections on the unseen presence of angels in our lives, from birth till death, towards Allah.

    Throughout your existence, there are angels in your presence. But it’s your actions that cause those angels to either praise you or disgrace you.

    Through this book, we will explore the actions that invite these blessed unseen beings to pray upon you, and carry your name and mention to the One who created us all.

    Many Topics Covered, Some of Them Are:

    • They’ve Got Your Back
    • Hold your Pens
    • Fasting while others Eat
    • Sleep Well
    • Switching Shifts
    • As You Step Outside 
    • The Banner Above You 
    • Responding to Your Haters

    About The Author

    Shaykh Omar Suleiman is a young evergreen scholar with a big smile. Born and raised in Louisiana, he has a unique way of relating to a western audience through his character and has gained the love of people of all ages and backgrounds.

    He is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at SMU (Southern Methodist University). He is also the Resident Scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square.

    He holds a Bachelors in Accounting, a Bachelors’ in Islamic Law, a Masters in Islamic Finance, a Masters in Political History, and is currently pursuing a PhD. in Islamic Thought and Civilization from the International Islamic University of Malaysia.

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    Don’t Be Sad By Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni (HB)


    At a time in which the Muslims are beset with trials from every periphery and within, comes this heartening book rooted in the commandments of Allah (swt), the Sunnah and the excellent guidance and examples of the Muslims that have come before us.

    Don’t Be Sad is an absolute must-read for all people. It is full of practical advice on how to replace sadness with a pragmatic and ultimately satisfying Islamic outlook on life. It exposes to the modern reader how Islam teaches us to deal with the tests and tribulations of this world.

    So, take heart and hold firmly onto the rope of Allah (swt).

    About The Author

    Dr. shaykh Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni (also spelt al-Qarnee), born in Saudi Arabia. He is an Islamic Scholar and respected author and activist.

    He is most well known for his self-help book ‘Don’t Be Sad’ which is seen as the number one in its field within Islamic literature and although written by a Muslim for Muslims it is praised as being ideal for non-Muslims alike.

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    Dying and Living for Allah: The Last Will of Khurram Murad


    The Last Will of Khurram Murad’s essentially a wake up call, not just to his kith and kin, but all the Muslims. In accordance with the Quran and Sunnah, this Will is a nasihah advising, commending and enjoining a life based on loyalty to Allah, striving for the akhira, being particular to one’s responsibilities towards others and sharing the divine message with all human beings. The forty gems that make up this call are Khurram Murad’s last gift.

    They provide a window to his heart and soul spelling out clear- cut guidelines for self purification and preparation for the struggle of life. This work is a great sadaqah jariyyah and will, for years to come be a beacon of light in a world haunted by darkness and gloom.

    About The Author

    Khurram Murad author of the best selling Way to the Qur’an and Who is Muhammad was a visionary scholar who contributed immensely in contemporary times towards the renaissance of Islamic learning and thought, he was involved in Islamic da’wah and inter-faith dialogue in the West for many years.

    In this connection, he addressed dozens of conferences and seminars. His contributions in initiating and promoting strategic thinking on da’wah issues in Muslim countries as well as in countries where Muslims are in a minority have been immense.

    As a leader of the Islamic Movement of Pakistan, which struggled for the rights of the people, he was detained in prison without trial in 1964 in Dhaka for three months and was also a Prisoner of War for almost three years in India after the fall of Dhaka in December 1971. His death came in December 1996 (Sha’ban 1417 AH) in Leicester UK.

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    Explanation of the Four Principles


    Allah the Most High says, “I created not the Jinn and humans except that they should worship me (alone).”

    Any type of worship mingles with even a mustard seed amount of shirk, all of the worship unto Allah (All kinds of Ibadah) will be destroyed and invalidated. And whoever committed Shirk would be thrown ito the Hell-Fire eternally. So every muslim should realize all the four principles of Shirk are the most important matter for him to learn

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