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  • Ikhwan us Safa – Geometry

    The second Risalat of the Ikhwan us Safa is on geometry (handasat). Geometry is of two kinds: aqliyya (mental) and hissiya (physical). Physical shapes that can be seen fall in the latter category, while shapes and objects that are not seen but merely imagined fall in the first category. Continue Reading

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  • Ikhwan us Safa – Arithmetic

    The Risalat ul Adad is the first chapter of Ikhwan us Safa. Adad-arithmetic is the foundation of all other disciplines. The objective of arithmetic is to train the minds of learners and prepare them for philosophy. Continue Reading

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  • Ikhwan us Safa

    The Ikhwan us Safa is one of the first encyclopedias of the sciences. It was composed in the second half of 900 CE by Sahib ur Rasail, Imam Ahmed ul MastoorSA, the 9th Imam. It is divided into 52 epistles that range from arithmetic to astrology, from music to magic, and from love to logic; the 53rd Risalat is known as the Jamea tul Jamea. Continue Reading

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  • Chapter on Adab of Judges

    “He who stands to judge in a matter of ten dirhams and judges wrongly will be led in chains on the day of Qayamat. And he who gives fatwa (advisory opinions) without knowledge will receive the laanat of the malaekat of the heavens and the earth” RasulullahSA has stated. Continue Reading

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  • Chapter on Renting and Safekeeping

    If a person loans out a commodity, the commodity belongs to him and not to the person borrowing. If the person who is borrowing damages the commodity then he is liable. If the commodity is damaged but without the doing of the borrower, then he will be held liable only if he gave such a promise at the time of the pact. Continue Reading

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  • Kitab al Gasb wat taaddi

    RasulullahSA said in his khutba on the day of Ghadeer, “Which is the worthiest place on this earth?” The people replied that this place, Ghadeer e Khum was indeed the worthiest. He then asked, “Which month is the worthiest?” They replied it was this month, the month of Zilhijjat ul Haram. Continue Reading

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  • Daaim al Islam: Chapter on Diyaat

    The Quran has admonished murderers and decreed that they will burn in hell. “He who intentionally murders a mumin, his reward is jahannam where he will burn forever, and Allah’s wrath will fall on him and Allah will curse him.” Continue Reading

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  • Daaim al Islam: Chapter on Wirasat

    The Quran has distributed the shares of wirasat among the inheritors. The son’s share is twice that of the daughter. If there is only one son he will receive the full inheritance; if there is more than one it will be divided equally among them. The daughter’s share is a half, and if there are two daughters each will receive one-third. The father and mother are entitled to one-third each if there are no children and one-sixth if there are. The Daaim ul Islam teaches how to distribute wealth among the different combinations of inheritors, and offers solutions for typical disputes. Continue Reading

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  • Daaim al Islam: Chapter on Ataaya

    “Mankind is the family of Allah, and most beloved unto Allah is he who benefits mankind and makes others happy” says RasulullahSA. The chapter on Ataaya is about doing good deeds-m’aroof.

    When Allah will raise a mumin from the grave, he will be accompanied by a beautiful apparition (misaal). Continue Reading

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  • Daaim al Islam: Chapter on Itq

    Daaim ul Islam devotes an entire chapter to “‘itq”-the freeing of slaves. Slavery was an integral part of warfare: enemies who were not killed in battle were enslaved to ensure that they remained under control. However the freeing of slaves was encouraged by Islam. The Quran mentions not once, but several times, the sawaab of freeing a slave. Continue Reading

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