Saturday, March 16, 2013

Table of Contents

I am now running a couple blogging sites devoted to information on Islam. You are reading Ma'rifah, which is devoted to knowledge and spirituality. The other is Difa'a which is a collection of debates and arguments in defense of Islam from popular attacks.

There is an important new update under the "STRONG" section. Click here to be taken directly to it.

These are split up by category (sound, strong, and weak), then sorted chronologically in original posted order.

Click here for a list of good audio lectures and speeches I've come across.

Category: SOUND - This means these mostly either cite or quote material from major and very senior Islamic scholars with minimal meddling from me, other than some comments and a paraphrase here or there. A couple are written by me, such as summaries, but are in article form and are based on the work of a specifically cited scholar and accepted Islamic interpretation from the four Sunni madhabs (containing no interpretation from me on anything).

03/13 Imam al-Ghazali's Faysal al-Tafriqa Bayna al-Islam wa al-Zandaqa - NEW
12/12 Teaching Islamic Knowledge
04/11 Levels of Jurists and How Fatawa Are Made
03/11 The Theologus Autodidactus of Ibn al-Nafis
04/10 The Life of Malcolm X by Imam Siraj Wahaj
04/10 The Beauty of Knowledge And How It Enlivens The Heart
04/10 Sin Leads to More Sin
04/10 "The Goodly Life"
06/09 Chart of Tasawwuf
06/09 Meeting of Imam Malik (ra) and Imam Abu Hanifa (ra)
05/09 An Exposition of The Hearts: Part 2
03/09 An Exposition of The Hearts: Part 1
01/09 The Predicament of Our Times
01/09 Shirk
01/09 The Day of Judgement and the Hereafter
08/08 The Reality of Truthfulness (Sidq)
07/08 Laughing, Crying & Dealing with Love & Rumi's Vaakiya of the Pearl
07/08 Failure & Shaitan's Deceit & Spiritual Advice
06/08 Simple Prescriptions & A Curriculum for Regular Muslims
06/08 Knowledge & Sins & The Disease of Idiots
06/08 What is Dunya? & The Cure for Depression
06/08 Giving Up Sins: An Easy Prescription
05/08 Quotes: A Lot
05/08 Some Islamic Principles of Living
05/08 Muslims, Friends, Non-Muslims
05/08 Tasawwuf Resources
05/08 Two Acts to Become a Saint
04/08 The Pearls, The Golden Box, The Emptiness In The Heart
04/08 Turning Away From Pointless Talk, Good Character, The Hours of Life, The Reproachful Self
04/08 Quotes: Precious Words Of Wisdom
04/08 Friends Who Desire Only Pleasure, The Love of Two Days, Signposts on Seekers Highway
04/08 Dua When Something is Lost
04/08 Quotes: Rumi & Freud (and more)
03/08 Obeying the Prophet (saw) & More Quotes
03/08 Ten Ways To Increase Love of Allah
03/08 Random Anecdotes (Hadiths, Quotes, Stories)
01/08 More Quotes
01/08 Revival of Islam, Beginning with South Asia
12/07 Ahkam (Commands of Allah)
11/07 Death Part II: Judgement Day and the Afterlife
11/07 Signs of the Hypocrites (al-Munafiqin)
11/07 Death
11/07 The Formation of the Sects
11/07 The Origin of the Five Prayers
11/07 Enjoining Right and Forbidding Wrong
10/07 Tasawuf
10/07 Anecdotes and Quotes of Maulana Thanawi (RA)
10/07 Stories of the Sahaba
10/07 Stories of the Qur'an - Dhul-Qarnayn (as) & Luqman (as)
10/07 Recommended Books
10/07 Other Revealed Scriptures, My Favorite Hadith
10/07 The Qur'an
10/07 The Sahaba
10/07 Quotes
10/07 Stories of Sahabi Women
10/07 Quotes
10/07 Stories of the Sahaba (Long)
10/07 Finding the Right Path in the End Times
10/07 Save Yourself From Being Accused of Sin
10/07 Love
10/07 Sins and their Effects
10/07 Islamic Obligation in How to Treat Others
09/07 Doing Everything For Allah's Sake
09/07 Rumi on Love
09/07 Following the Sunnah of Dress
09/07 Protect Your Glances
09/07 The branch of Deen dealing with Social living
09/07 Stories of the Sahaba - 'Umar (ra)
09/07 The Self/Ego/Nafs and Self-Reformation
09/07 Law and Order in ex-Imperial lands like Pakistan
09/07 The Lightest Punishment of Hell
09/07 Fear of Allah
09/07 Sinning is like an Itch
09/07 Quotes
09/07 The Molvi and the Madrassah
09/07 The Ummah's Grassroots Revival
09/07 Stories of the Pious Predecessors - Abdullah bin Mubarak (ra)
09/07 Contentment
09/07 Quotes
08/07 Quotes re: America
05/07 Quotes 3
04/07 Quotes 2
03/07 Quotes
03/07 Rumi - Vaakiyas
02/07 Jihad vs. Terrorism
02/07 Rumi on Friendship
01/07 The Soul in Islam
01/07 Spiritual Intelligence (Spirituality)
12/06 Testimony of Women in Islam
04/06 Tasawuf (Islamic Mysticism)

These contain, as of now and for the most part, content from various forum and bulletin board posts and e-mail/IM conversations of mine. The tone and speech of everything is typical of that informal atmosphere.

Category: STRONG - These are authored by me, are generally in ordered form like that of an article or editorial, and are based off accepted, sound, interpretation from the four Sunni madhabs, very basic Sunni 'aqeedah (Maturidi/Ashari), and the bits on tasawuf conform to the above and to general, very basic principles held in common by all Sufi tariqas, especially the four accepted by Sunnis today (Qadiriya, Chistiya, Suharwardiya, Naqshbandiya). The additional criteria by which I distinguished this from the 'Weak' category is the ability to be defended. If you would like a 'proof', explanation, or defense linking anything here to the above Islamic principles, feel free to ask.

09/12 Islamic Theology and Philosophy of Science - NEW
02/12 What hold do Djinnat have over Mankind? - NEW
02/12 Adam, Iblis, and Evolution - NEW
07/08 The Internet
10/07 Kufr and Avoiding Becoming a Kafir
09/07 Hardships vs. Blessings, Preaching Islam
09/07 Prayers Throughout Life
08/07 Islam and Economics, Interest, Capitalism
04/07 Islam, Iman, and Ihsan
03/07 Children (definitive)
03/07 Love
03/07 The Mythical "Moderates" within Islam

Category: WEAK - These don't even deserve explanation. Consider them to be just opinions of mine. Typical blog posts in some cases. Some aren't even coherent (random notes jotted down which were to later be elaborated upon but never were). Some are quite well organized and written but since they're based on either esoteric content or some of my own interpretation, even if in line with what I think are Sunni guidelines, they can't be worth more than my own opinions. That said, I can still provide any explanation or clearing up if anyone would like, just ask.

02/13 The New Jabriyyah - NEW
12/12 The Abortion Debate in The West - NEW
03/08 Ali Shariati's "Expectations from the Muslim Woman"
10/07 Samurai Jack interpreted Islamically


Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed - Controlling One's Desires (Part 1, Part 2)
Imam Siraj Wahaj - Ways to Paradise
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - Men & Women (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7)
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - Wake Up Before You Die
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - The Dangers of Heedlessness
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - In The Footsteps of the Prophet (saw)
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - Be Good People! (excerpt)
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - Islam and Women (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)
Imam Siraj Wahaj - When Will You Lower Your Gaze? (excerpt)
Imam Siraj Wahaj - Sex Outside Marriage: Will You Ever Be Satisfied? (excerpt)
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - Pathetic Virtual Sex, Pornography
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - The Effects of Fornication
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - Mind Control, Brainwashing, Pornography, Hollywood
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - Pharoah: Seperation of Religion & State
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - Upholding Faith, Serving Humanity (ISNA 2007)
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - BBC Interview about Jihad
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - Western Muslims: Issues & Concerns (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - A Message To Humanity (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - Lecture at RIS 5
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf - What is the Dunya? (Part 1, Part 2)

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小玲 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Hayraan said...

Came upon this blog after reading some of your posts on the Sunni Forum putting all of this together your sincerety of effort and heart really shines through-some really thought-provoking stuff which deserves a wider audience...keep it up!

noor uddin zanghi said...
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noor uddin zanghi said...

a bit about myself, i just took the MCAT exam, so i reviewed all my physics from undergraduate studies. i took 2 semesters of physics

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