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Prayers of the Pious ~ Giveaway!

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This Ramadan we’ve got 10 signed copies of ‘Prayers of the Pious’ By Imam Omar Suleiman to give out! Click on the photo below below for your chance to receive a copy.

 

About Prayers of the Pious

Thirty short prayers taken from the Prophet Muhammad and his pious predecessors, brought together by an American Muslim making a difference, Omar Suleiman. Few people call out to Allah anymore. We have forgotten what it is to have a personal conversation with God, and how simple it is. Allah doesn’t care if it rhymes, or how it sounds, or even in what language you call out to Him. What’s important is how sincere it is. Imam Ahmad was once asked, what is the distance between us and the throne of God?

A pious prayer from a pure heart, was his reply, that’s how we connect to Allah. Through reading the personal prayers of the Companions of the Prophet, this book will remind you how to speak with Allah in the same way they did. How to call upon the Creator the same way they called upon Him. And by using the dua journal you can start a conversation with Allah, following in the footsteps of the pious predecessors.

100% of royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Yaqeen Institute (non-profit) to support their research and activities for the global Muslim community.


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Prayers of the Pious By Omar Suleiman

Written by R on . Posted in From Kube Shelves, Read in Ramadan

 

Praise for the Book

“In this concise work, Sh. Omar Suleiman has collected many precious gems from the du`as of the righteous. The reader cannot help but get swept away in the spiritual earnestness that these beseechers felt. Animated by these timeless invocations, I pray that all of us can not only use these classical prayers ourselves, but be inspired to produce our own, from the depths of our hearts, so that our du`as, too, can be heard by the Almighty.”  Yasir Qadhi

The series impacted me more than I can explain, it was transformational, because it made me think about the level of attachment I have with my conversation with Allah.

Duas are very private, very special and very much needed – but for the first time I started to think about how much focus I had to put on my choice of words and not just my actual plea. The need was/will always be there, for Allah to grant me more and more, but the way I ask can change, depending on how I ask HimGilded Dunya

“beautifully designed..compilation of duas and reminders by Imam Omar Suleiman” ReciteReflect

“With 30 prayers this will be ideal for Ramadan and something that In Sha Allah will be readable. The plan is to focus on one prayer a day and reflect on it…and get the eldest involved too! The book is also a handy size to read on the go!” Muslim Mummy

 

About Prayers of the Pious

Thirty short prayers taken from the Prophet Muhammad and his pious predecessors, brought together by an American Muslim making a difference, Omar Suleiman. Few people call out to Allah anymore. We have forgotten what it is to have a personal conversation with God, and how simple it is. Allah doesn’t care if it rhymes, or how it sounds, or even in what language you call out to Him. What’s important is how sincere it is. Imam Ahmad was once asked, what is the distance between us and the throne of God?

A pious prayer from a pure heart, was his reply, that’s how we connect to Allah. Through reading the personal prayers of the Companions of the Prophet, this book will remind you how to speak with Allah in the same way they did. How to call upon the Creator the same way they called upon Him. And by using the dua journal you can start a conversation with Allah, following in the footsteps of the pious predecessors.

100% of royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Yaqeen Institute (non-profit) to support their research and activities for the global Muslim community.

 

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About the Author

Imam Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and Professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, USA.

 

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Prayers of the Pious by Imam Omar Suleiman

ISBN: 9781847741295 ~ Hardback ~ £6.99

Ramadan 2019

Written by R on . Posted in From Kube Shelves, Read in Ramadan

 

Ramadan is approaching, is already here or has passed (depending on when you’re reading this!) Our blog post below helps you to make the most out of Ramadan with some key tips for preparation and productivity.

It seems like Ramadan is coming closer every year; preparation is key for making the most out of Ramadan. The articles below offer some great tips on setting achievable goals, gaining Taqwa and preparing your body and soul for this blessed month.

 

Pre-Ramadan:

The best way to ensure you have a fruitful and beneficial Ramadan is to prepare for the holy month well in advance. These articles help you with some different ways to prepare:

 

Reading in Ramadan:

Reading is a typical goal for many during Ramadan. For some guidance and inspiration on what to read this month, why not take a look at our carefully curated reading lists?

 

Productivity:

Ramadan comes with numerous blessings, but it can also be a little overwhelming. Here is some advice on how to spend your time productively in Ramadan.

 

Spirituality:

The month of Ramadan has both physical and spiritual importance. These articles provide some enlightenment on the spiritual beauty of Ramadan.

 

Qur’an

A goal for many of us is to get closer to the Qur’an during Ramadan. For those of you seeking guidance on reading more Qur’an and developing a closer relationship to the Qur’an during this spiritual month, take a look at the links below:

If you’re after tafsir (Commentary) we’ve got you covered! Click here to take a look at our Qur’ans.

 

Decorations

If you’re looking for decorations for Ramadan, take a look at our sister site where we have all sorts of banners, balloons and bunting!

A’ishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) used to strive more in worship during Ramadan than he strove in any other time of the year; and he would devote himself more (in the worship of Allah) in the last ten nights of Ramadan than he did in earlier part of the month. (Muslim)

If you’d like to see our full range of books and any upcoming publications, take a look at our catalogue here.

Ramadan Reading List 2019

Written by R on . Posted in From Kube Shelves, News and events, Read in Ramadan

What will you #ReadInRamadan?

With Ramadan only around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of our top reads to give you some inspiration!

 

Prayers of the Pious by Omar Suleiman

This inspirational collection of prayers and reminders is the perfect companion for anyone who wishes to connect to the Divine. Prayers of the Pious provides spiritual gems that serve as valuable wisdom and practical advice for the soul.

Shaykh Omar Suleiman provides us with thirty short prayers taken from the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad and the early generations, each with a short reminder to deepen the impact of the prayer in our lives.

Order here and take a look inside here!

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Light Upon Light by Nur Fadhilah Wahid

Rest. Read. Reflect.

What is He trying to tell you?

Light Upon Light is a heartfelt and sincere conversation, sprinkled with humour and self doubt, on the challenges of a modern-day Muslimah. Mostly written while she was travelling, living and studying in Malaysia, South Africa and Yemen, it combines her reflections on a life lived in the awareness of, and gratitude to, Allah

Order your copy here

Read inside here

 

Communicating with Allah: Rediscovering Prayer by Dr Bassem Saeh

Muslims are required to pray five times a day, but for too many of us these are little more than physical movements devoid of any spirit or divine connection In contrast, the Prophet (SAW) characterised prayer as “the spiritual ascent (mi’raj) of the believer”. In a modern world of constant distraction, how are we to achieve the communion with the Divine that prayer is supposed to be?

Find the book here: http://www.kubepublishing.com/shop/communicating-with-allah-rediscovering-prayer/

 

 

 

Al-Adab al-Mufrad – A Perfect Code of Manners and Morality by Adil Salahi

Al-Adab al-Mufrad is the most famous collection of Prophetic traditions on manners and morals. The anthology of 1329 hadiths is a treasured work in Muslim history by one of its most respected scholars, Imam Bukhari.

This edition, newly translated by Adil Salahi, includes a contemporary commentary on each topical collection of hadiths, clearly emphasising the relevance of the Prophet’s teachings in our modern and complex societies. This pioneering addition marks it out as perhaps the first English work commenting on and explaining a full anthology of hadiths.

Find the book here: http://www.kubepublishing.com/shop/al-adab-al-mufrad-a-perfect-code-of-manners-and-morality/

 

7 Steps to Spiritual Intelligence by Musharraf Hussain     

How do we develop a spiritual life? How do we change ourselves so that we can live by the universal spiritual values of Islam? 7 Steps to Spiritual Intelligence tells us how to come closer to God in seven steps: through genuine seeking of God, discipleship of a spiritual director, learning and understanding spiritual intelligence, simplicity and contentment, striving to practise, remembering God and praying to Him, and self-inspection and self-control.

Find the book here: http://www.kubepublishing.com/shop/seven-steps-to-spiritual-intelligence/

A Treasury of Ghazali: A Companion for the Untethered Soul by Mustafa Abu Sway

This short volume, written by one of the world’s leading experts on al-Ghazālī, comprises forty gems from al-Ghazālī’s inexhaustible treasury of writings, that give the modern reader insights into both the richness of al-Ghazālī’s thought, and how they can better help us understand Islam today.

“I’m one of those people that loves a bit of wise philosophy – and when that is equipped with Islam – my heart just finds solace. This book offers guidance, practical tips and most importantly encourages one to think about themselves in a deep manner – that we often don’t get to do because of all our responsibilities. This book seeks to take the soul out of muddled-ness and give it direction.”  Gilded Dunya https://gildeddunya.com/2017/11/14/a-treasury-of-ghazali-book-review/

Read a sample of the book here.

 

 

In The Early Hours by Khurram Murad

In the Early Hours is a collection of inspirational advice by a dear and beloved teacher, Ustadh Khurram Murad, on the subject of spiritual and self development.  

Find the book here: http://www.kubepublishing.com/shop/in-the-early-hours/

 

 

 

Revive Your Heart By Nouman Ali Khan (2017 Bestseller!)

This collection of essays is disarmingly simple, yet it challenges us to change— to revise our actions, our assumptions, and our beliefs so we can be transformed from within, as well as externally. It aims to help modern Muslims maintain a spiritual connection with Allah and to address the challenges facing believers today: the disunity in the Muslim community, terrorists acting in the name of Islam, and the disconnection with Allah.

These challenges and more are tackled by Nouman Ali Khan, with his profound engagement with the Qur’an, in his trademark voice that is sought out by millions of Muslims on a daily basis.

Find the book here: http://www.kubepublishing.com/shop/revive-your-heart-nouman-ali-khan-hardback/

 

 

Daily Wisdom: Selections from the Holy Qur’an by Abdur Raheem Kidwai

An essential companion to the first book “Daily Wisdom: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad”. This beautiful presentation of the Holy Quran engages the reader in a moment daily reflection. With 365 verses covering the whole year, this is a must for every home. Daily Wisdom Set - Kube Publishing - Islamic Books

Find the book here: http://www.kubepublishing.com/shop/daily-wisdom-selections-from-the-holy-quran/                                                              

      

Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship by Al-Ghazali

Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship covers the dimensions of Islamic rituals of worship which are essential to the fulfilment of inner quality. This book will be of immense help to countless young men and women of our times, who are rapidly growing in their commitment to Islam.

Find the book here: http://www.kubepublishing.com/shop/inner-dimensions-of-islamic-worship/

 

Tazkiyah: The Islamic Path of Self Development by Abdur Rashid Siddiqui

This anthology has been compiled to meet this need, by translating works that originally appeared in Urdu. It includes key contributions presented by well-known leaders of the Islamic Movement: Mawlana Mawdudi, Ustadh Khurram Murad and others.

There is hardly any book in English that covers self-development from an authentic Islamic perspective. Yet, tazkiyah, self-development, lies at the core of Islamic life and there is need for a practical manual in English to assist those who want to achieve self-development by purifying their souls and actions.

Find the book here: http://www.kubepublishing.com/shop/tazkiyah-the-islamic-path-of-self-development-2/

Happy reading and don’t forget to tweet us with your #ReadInRamadan pictures!

Striking a balance between during Ramadan..

Written by R on . Posted in From Kube Shelves

3. Striking the balance between the objectives of worship and keeping things easy

Scholars have different views about whether a traveller in Ramadan should fast or not. There are Hadiths which appear superficially contradictory, as they state that on certain occasions God’s messenger (peace be upon him) observed the fast when travelling but he did not fast on other occasions. Muslim enters in his Ṣaḥīḥ a narration by Ibn ‘Abbās saying: ‘Do not criticise anyone who fasts or anyone who does not. God’s Messenger fasted on some journeys and did not fast on others.’32 Muslim also relates in his Ṣaḥīḥ a Hadith narrated by Ibn ‘Abbās saying: ‘God’s Messenger started his journey during the Year of the Conquest in Ramadan.

He fasted until he reached al-Kudayd, but he did not fast after that.’ Commenting on this Hadith, Ibn Shihāb al-Zuhrī holds– as Muslim reports – that the ruling that permits fasting during travel is ‘abrogated’, because the narration stating that the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not fast on this journey was the later practice. It was in the year that Makkah fell to Islam. Ibn Shihāb said: ‘Not fasting was the last practice, and we take the Prophet’s latest action… His Companions used always to follow the latest, considering it to be definitive and abrogating any earlier ruling.’ However, Muslim also includes a Hadith which combines the two options in a better way than keeping the choice open as Ibn ‘Abbās’s narration suggests. Abū Sa‘īd al-Khudrī reports: ‘We used to go on expeditions in Ramaḍān with God’s Messenger (peace be upon him). Some of us would be fasting and some would not. None who fasted blamed any who did not fast, and those who were not fasting did not blame those who fasted. They all considered that the one who felt himself strong enough to fast did well and the one who did not fast, feeling his lack of strength, did well.’

This view links worship to the status of the individual. For the one who feels himself strong keeping up the worship is better, while the easier option of not fasting is better for the one who felt himself not strong enough. Striking the balance between the two objectives of attending to worship and opting for what is easy is an essential feature of Islamic law. When hard acts of worship become too hard for a person, a concession is always given, within the framework of Islamic law.

This excerpt is from ‘A Critique of the Theory of Abrogation’ by Jasser Auda

Available here.

Who is Omar Suleiman?

Written by R on . Posted in News and events

Imam Omar Suleiman is an American Muslim scholar, civil rights activist and speaker. He’s the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University. He is also the Resident Scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center and the Co-Chair of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square. He has been dubbed “The Religious Leader Dallas Needs” by the D Magazine. As well as considered one of the most influential Muslims in America by CNN.

He holds a Bachelors in Accounting, a Bachelors in Islamic Law, a Masters in Islamic Finance, a Masters in Political History, and is currently pursuing a Phd. in Islamic Thought and Civilization.

Shaykh Omar has taught Islamic Studies at the university level since 2008. As a valued Al-Maghrib instructor, Shaykh Omar developed one of the most successful seminar’s “An In-Depth Study of the Spiritual Practices of the Best Generations”. He also is one of the main speakers at our various conferences and retreats across the globe.

With his charismatic sermons and message of inclusiveness, he’s gained a national following and with the media he’s one of the creators of the internationally acclaimed “Inspiration Series” which has reached millions of Muslims and Non Muslims through YouTube and Islamic Television stations worldwide. He’s also known for his series on Quran weekly as well as his contributions to Hadith of the Day.

 

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