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Tuesday, October 26, 2004  

Review of: "The Prophet's Isra' Mi'raj" by Shaykh Muhammad 'Alawi al-Maliki translated by Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad The journey of Isra' & Mi'raj certainly is a focal point in the history of Islam. The physical & spiritual experience was a major factor that discerned the true believers or people of Faith from passengers on the bandwagon of Islam. You may even declare that belief in the miraculous journey of Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) was the measurement of faith as exemplified by the Sahabas (Companions) especially Sayyidina Abubakr As-Siddiq and Sayyidina Ali (may God be pleased with them). For centuries, scholars have debated over the nature of the Isra' & Mi'raj but Muslims unite in their submission to the truth & justification behind the event. Verily, its' significance is boundless with the institution of prayer & the Prophets meeting with Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) beyond the Siddratul Muntahar amongst those established in the journey. Shaykh Muhammad 'Alawi al-Maliki delivers an absorbing account of the Isra' wal-Mi'raj that brings the reader almost into the story. Indeed it is a detailed narrative spiced with a simple commentary that attempts to reconcile various accounts or reports of the event that transpired. This provides a comprehensive reading that takes the reader on an experiential ride to feel the magic of Rasulallah's journey. In short, it is very inspiring; exhillirating to the spiritual core! -Feisal J. Marican You may get us on +65 97986542 or email: enquiries@waridpress.com Available at: Singapore: Wardahbooks (58 Bussorah Street Mall, 2nd Floor, Singapore 199474), Darul Arqam (32 Onan Road, The Galaxy, Singapore 424484), Al Fath traditional learning centre (19A Bali Lane,opposite Golden Landmark) (singapore) Australia: Andalus Bookstore (If you live in Australia, new zeland and some other Oceania countries can get this from Andalus)

posted by Abubak'r | 10/26/2004 06:25:00 PM |
As for him who fears to stand before his Lord and restrains the ego its desires, the Garden is shelter.
(The Snatchers:40)
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The Fire is surrounded by all kinds of desires and passions, while Paradise is surrounded by all kinds of disliked, undesirable things."
Whoever does good at night is rewarded during the day and whoever does good during the day is rewarded at night. Whoever is sincere in abandoning a desire is saved from catering to it. God is too noble to punish a heart that has abandoned a desire for His sake.
(Abu Sulayman ad-Darani)
Beware of your ego, and trust not its mischief;
The ego is worse than seventy devils.
(Arabic Poem)
Abu Bakar Balkhi
Md Mubaraq
Md Firdaus

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