The Words

The Tenth Word: On Resurrection and the Hereafter(1873-1960)

Resurrection and the Hereafter NOTE [The reasons for my writing these treatises in the form of metaphors, comparisons and stories are to facilitate comprehension and to show how rational, appropriate, well-founded and coherent are the truths of Islam. The meaning of the stories is contained in the truths that conclude them; each story is like an allusion pointing to its…

Read More »

The ninth word: On the wisdom in the specified times of the five daily prayers, in five ‘Points'(1873-1960)

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.   So glorify God when you reach evening and when you rise in the morning; for all praise is His in the heavens and on earth, and towards the end of the day and when you have reached noon.1 Brother! You ask me concerning the wisdom in the specified times of…

Read More »

The Eighth Word: On the true nature of religion, this world, man, and belief in God, and a comparison between the way of the Qur’an and that of unbelief and their results for man’s heart and spirit(1873-1960)

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. God, there is no god but He, the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsistent.1 Verily, the religion before God is Islam 2 If you want to understand this world, and man’s spirit within the world, and the nature and value of religion for man, and how the world is a prison if there is no True…

Read More »

The Seventh Word: A comparison showing how belief in God and the hereafter are two talismans which both solve the riddle of creation and open the door of happiness for man(1873-1960)

If you want to understand what valuable, difficulty-resolving talismans are the two parts of the phrase I believe in God and the Last Day, which solve both the enigmatical riddle of creation and open the door of happiness for the human spirit, and what beneficial and curative medicines are reliance on your Creator and taking refuge in Him through patience…

Read More »

The Sixth Word: A comparison describing five ways in which selling oneself and one’s property to God is profitable trade, and five serious losses incurred when this is neglected(1873-1960)

  In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Verily God has purchased from the believers their persons and their property thatParadise might be theirs.1 If you wish to understand how profitable a trade it is, and how honourable a rank, to sell one’s person and property to God, to be His slave and His soldier, then listen to the…

Read More »

The Fifth Word: A comparison showing that man’s true duty is worship of God and to avoid grievous sins (1873- 1960)

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Indeed, God is with those who fear Him and those who do good1 If you want to see what a truly human duty and what a natural, appropriate result of man’s creation it is to perform the prescribed prayers and not to commit serious sins, listen to and take heed of…

Read More »

The Fourth Word: A comparison illustrating the value and importance of the five daily prayers (1873- 1960)

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. The prescribed prayers are the pillar of religion.1 If you want to understand with the certainty that two plus two equals four just how valuable and important are the prescribed prayers, and with what little expense they are gained, and how crazy and harmful is the person who neglects them, pay…

Read More »

The Third Word: A comparison illustrating how worship yields high profits (1873- 1960)

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. O you people, worship ! 1 If you want to understand what great profit and happiness lie in worship, and what great loss and ruin lie in vice and dissipation listen to and take heed of the following story which is in the form of a comparison: One time, two soldiers received…

Read More »

The Second Word: A comparison showing the believers’ and unbelievers (1873- 1960)

  In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.   Those who believe in the Unseen1 If you want to understand what great happiness and bounty, what great pleasure and ease are to be found in belief in God, listen to this story which is in the form of a comparison: One time, two men went on a journey…

Read More »

1st Word On In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate (1873- 1960)

IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE MERCIFUL, THE COMPASSIONATE And from Him do we seek help. All praise be to God, the Sustainer of All the Worlds, and blessings and peace be upon our master Muhammad, and on all his Family and Companions. [Brother! You wanted a few words of advice from me, so listen to a few truths included…

Read More »
Back to top button
Close