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Shaikh Muhammad al-Muhammad al-Kasnazan al-Husayni

This is the blessed biography of a prominent personality of Islam and a leading light in the sphere of Sufism and knowledge of Allah. Sayyid Shaikh Muhammad al-Muhammad al-Kasnazan al-Husayni…

The Wonders of Tariqa Kasnazaniyya Brought to India

Most people today do not believe in karamas (wonders). Many of those who do think of them mainly as narratives whose characters are righteous men and women who lived in the past…

Fifteen Letters (Khamsata ‘Ashara Maktuban)

This book consists of fifteen letters by Shaikh ‘Abd Al-Qadir Al-Jilani. Articulated in a sublime mystical language, the letters describe spiritual experiences…

The First and Last Revelations of the Qur’an

In the written Qur’an, known as “muṣḥaf,” the chapters are not arranged in the chronological order of their revelation. The first and last verses in the muṣḥaf…

Abrogation in the Qur’an and Islamic Law

Starting with the earliest available sources on abrogation through other primary sources and major works, this book traces the development of the concept of abrogation

Jesus The Muslim Prophet

Jesus introduced himself as a prophet of Islam and the awaited Messiah. Like the many Muslim prophets before him, his core message was to call people to worship God.

Jihad in the Qur’an

Islam has been the subject of so much misunderstanding and misrepresentation. Muslims and non-Muslims have both contributed to the distortion of almost all aspects of this religion….

The Mystery of the Messiah

The Messiah is the central figure of the largest religion in the world, as Christianity was formed around Jesus’ messiahship. Judaism also gives the Messiah…

The Mystery of Israel in Ancient Egypt

Few events in history have fascinated the layperson and the scholar as much as the exodus of the Israelites from ancient Egypt. This phenomenal interest has led to extensive…

The Mystery of the Crucifixion

Numerous books and articles have been published about the crucifixion. Western studies have focused on the Christian narratives and historical sources…

Purification of the Mind (Jila’ Al-Khatir)

This book contains discourses that Shaikh ‘Abd Al-Qadir Al-Jilani delivered at his school in Baghdad in the middle of the sixth Hijra century (1150-1151 CE)….

The Mystery of the Historical Jesus

Jesus remains one of the most studied characters in history. In the two millennia since his birth, countless writers have published numerous books and articles on every aspect of his life,…

The Prophet Joseph in the Qur’an, the Bible, and History

The Qur’anic sura (chapter) of Joseph deals almost entirely with the story of this noble Prophet, his brothers, and their father Prophet Jacob. Since the revelation of the Qur’an…

History Testifies to the Infallibility of the Qur’an

Internal inconsistencies in the Bible were never difficult to spot. In the 19th and 20th centuries, new data from archaeological excavations in sites of Biblical times…

Hand in Hand on the Way to Allah with Tariqa ‘Aliyyah Qadiriyyah Casnazaniyyah

Tarīqa or Sufism is the Qur’anic way which was followed and taught by Prophet Muhammad (sallā Allah ta‘ālā ‘alayhi wa sallam). This book explains briefly…