Belief In Allah
Although the vast majority of mankind believe in a Creator or Supreme Being, their concepts vary. Islam, in the Qur'an and Sunnah, affirms the existence and Oneness of the Creator and describes Him as having the most perfect attributes, thus enabling man to have the proper concept of Him and to establish a strong bond with Him based on the understanding of His sublime attributes. But the influence of philosophy and other ideas that are alien to Islam led to the emergence of distorted concepts about Allah.
The World of the Noble Angels
From the moment an individual is conceived in his mother's womb, until his death and beyond, angels play a part in human life. Angels bring forth the soul of the dying and they bring comfort or inflict torment in the grave. An angel will sound the Trumpet on the Last Day, and angels will be present on the Day of Judgment until they accompany people to their ultimate destination in Paradise or Hell.
Islamic Creed Series
The Messengers and the Messages
Is it true that mankind today has reached such a level of progress that they have no need of the Messengers and their teachings? Are humans capable today of guiding themselves without referring to the methods set out by the Messengers?
The Minor Resurrection
In this book, Dr. Umar S. al-Ashqar examines all these issues from the point of view of the Quran and Sunnah. He looks at issues of death and what happens to a persons soul after death, including the questioning of the angels and the torment of the grave. He also examines the signs of the Hour, which indicate that the Day of Judgment is approaching many of which are already happening. As always he quotes extensively from the texts, placing these issues squarely within the Islamic framework and dispelling the myth and misunderstandings that have arisen and become prevalent.
The Day of Resurrection
This book takes us through the events of this Day, from the first Trumpet- blast and the end of life in the universe, through the ordeals of the Judgement, to the entry to the place of eternal abode, in Paradise or Hell. Belief in this Day makes a person focus on what is really important in life and guides to what will bring benefit and happiness in this world and the next.
Divine Will and Predestination
Is this is a matter which is directly relevant to the day-to-day life of Muslims, or is it an obscure topic best left to the debates of philosophers and theologians? Does it imply that Muslims are “fatalists” who see themselves as helpless in the hands of an indifferent fate? Attitudes towards the divine will and predestination have always influenced Muslims’ daily activities. In this book Dr. Umar S. al-Ashqar explores this topic in depth explaning it in clear terms for the ordinary Muslim. Drawing always on the Qur’an and Sunnah, and on the words of the greatest scholars such as Ibn Taymiyah, he covers some of the historical debates that took place within the ummah on this matter, explains the correct view, that of Ahl as-Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah.