THE GOLDEN ADVICE SERIES is a response to the obligation of giving naseehah (good advice) and its obvious need in our ummah at the present time. This series focuses on the naseehah to the believers from the Glorious Qur`an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (S). This advice ranges from Tawheed (worshiping Allah alone) to morals and issues of business transactions. Each of the books comes in an easy-to-read size but the contents are highly beneficial, bi ithni`llah!
Each book is printed in 2 colors with Ayahs and rules in red color while the text is black.
Titles In The Golden Series
1.The Concise Legacy
2.O My Son! (The Advice of Luqmaan)
3.Do not Become Angry
4.Guard the Tongue
5.Be patient and Paradise will be Yours
6.Rizq and Lawful Earning
7.Do not Be Envious
8.The Muslim home - View Sample Pages
9. Young Man!
10. Be Steadfast!
Book 1 - The Concise Legacy
The Concise Legacy, the first in the Golden Advice Series, is an advice given by Ahmad ibn Taymiyah on matters which will set right one`s affairs of the deen (religion) and dunyaa (world). The framework for this advice is provided by the advice of the Prophet (S) to Mu`aadh ibn Jabal (R): `O Mu`aadh, fear Allah wherever you are, and follow up a bad deed with a good one and it will wipe it out and behave well towards people.` (Tirimidhee) The advice contained in this book covers what would make one attain the good of this world and the hereafter Insha Allaah. Other than being a discourse of how a servant can remain attached to his Lord, the advice contained in this book also focuses on the interpersonal relationship between human beings (i.e. being good to others by giving them their rights, being just to them etc).
Book 2 - O My Son! (The Advice of Luqmaan)
One of the duties parents owes their children is to guide them aright by educating them. They are obligated to correct their children`s errors and most importantly guide them to live a life that is pleasing to Allaah (Azawajal) by teaching them the means of achieving that.
To assist the parents in discharging these responsibilities, Allaah (A) gave clear guidance in the Qur`an. He gave us the example of a dutiful father-Luqman and the advice he gave to his son: `And (remember) when Luqman said to his son when he was advising him: `0 my son! Join not in worship others with Allaah. Verily! Joining others in worship with Allaah is a great Zulm (injustice) indeed.` (Luqmaan [311: 13)
Our success as parents is determined largely by how well we are able to discharge those responsibilities Allaah O has placed on us regarding our children. This book explains different aspects of the advice of Luqmaan to his son and its significance for a successful life.
Book 3 - Do not Become Angry
Much of the flaws that afflict the individual and the community stem from the singular defect of Anger. Allaah (j) and His Messenger (S) have given us instructions regarding the malady and advised us to keep it in check. This work is an extensive discussion of these instructions. We hope that this concise work will aid the one who is afflicted with this flaw to find a cure in, insha Allaah; while the one who is free of it will find enough incentives to keep his emotions under control.
Book 4 - Guard the Tongue
How many people have earned the wrath of Allaah as a result of misuse of their tongues? How many injuries that may never heal have been inflicted through the careless slips of the tongue? The Messenger of Allaah (S) said: `Indeed, the servant will speak words that are pleasing to Allaah, due to which he will be given a condition in which Allaah will raise him many levels. And indeed, the servant will speak words that are displeasing to Allaah, due to which he will not be given a good condition, but (instead) be thrown into the Hellfire.` (Bukhaaree) This book highlights those sins that seem so light on the tongue yet so grave on the scale and offers practical advice on how to keep the tongue in check.
Book 5 - Be patient and Paradise will be Yours
After eemaan (faith), the most honorable trait with which man could be endowed is patience. It is the best course of action in all situations. It is a cause for Allaah`s mercy and helps. It is a source of spiritual joy. The final victory in both matters of the world and Hereafter is only earned by patients and the good end beings only to the patient ones. Our trials in this world are numerous and varied. Sometimes, they come as difficulties and some other times in forms of ease. Situations that life turns on us sometimes could stretch our will and faith to the extreme. In all situations, patience and eemaan remain our most valued companions for the Prophet (S) said: `Whoever remains patient, Allaah will make him patient. Nobody can be given a blessing better and greater than patience.` (Bukhaaree)
This book is a discussion of patience and how to develop that trait so that we might be a recipient of one of Allaah`s greatest blessings.
Book 6 - Rizq and Lawful Earning
Narrated by Umar ibn al-Khattab (R), the Prophet (S) said: `If you put your faith completely in Allaah, He will arrange for your sustenance in the same way as he provides for the bird. They go out in the morning with their stomachs empty and return filled in the evening.` (Tirmidhee)
This book discusses the place of pride Islaam gives to making lawful earnings and rizq through hard work and striving. It also looks at the contempt Islaam places on begging and indolence. Then it looks at which earnings are lawful, which are not and the many ways by which wealth can increase while seeking the pleasure of Allaah (A).
Book 7 - Do not Be Envious
Ever heard of the cause of the first disobedience in the heavens? ENVY! That was it! I bless (Shaytaan) disobeyed Allah, his Lord, out of envy, arrogance, and pride. (See Al-Araaf : 12). Envy is also one of the commonest sins on earth! It is the deadly disease of the heart that destroys personal as well as communal relationships!
ENVY: its causes, its effects and how to deal with it, is the subject of this small but beneficial book. May the one who is afflicted with this disease fine cure in the prescription contained in this book. (Ameen)
Book 8 - The Muslim home
A home is an important means towards building the Muslim community. The society is made up of homes and it is the origin. The home is life and life in society. If the home is strong and morally sound, it will reflect in the larger society. Whatever the home is made up of that is the reflection that will be seen in society. When the society is morally bankrupt it should be traced to the home. To rescue our society from destruction the home needs to be rebuilt on sound footings. The Messenger of Allaah (S) said: `Happiness has four elements; a good wife, a spacious house, a good neighbor and a good riding beast.` (Ibn Hibbaan) From this hadeeth, it can be seen that three out of the four elements of happiness concern the home.
This the book highlights the means and processes of building a Muslim home which guarantees sakeenah (tranquility). [an-Nahl (16):80]
Book 9 - O Young Man!
When do we teach our children? What do we teach them? How do we teach them? The Messenger of Allaah (N) showed the way of tarbiyah for Muslims in his life-forming advice to Abdullah ibn Abbas? This book is an insight into the basic Islamic teaching that children should be taught significant things early in life, so that they may live a meaningful life. It is a must for every home. Is it not time to call our children and advise them with the words of the Prophet (S)?
`O young man, I shall teach you some words (of advice): Be mindful of Allaah, and Allaah will protect you. Be mindful of Allaah, and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask of Allaah; if you seek help, seek the help of Allaah...` (Tirmidhee)
Book 10 - Be Steadfast!
Every day we faced threats that shake us just a bit or rock us from the foundation of our being at other times. Such sections make us wonder whether we can remain steadfast and much on!
Narrated Sufyaan Ibn Abdullah (R): `I said to the Messenger of Allah (S): `Messenger of Allah, tell me something to which I should hold fast. He said: `Affirm, `My Lord is Allah` and then be steadfast.` Then I said: `Messenger of Allah, what is that you are most afraid of in my case?` He took hold of his tongue and said: `Of this.`` (Tirmidhee)
This book, Insha Allah, gives a concise insight into what it means to be steadfast, the kind of sections that necessitate being steadfast and the various ways and means of keeping steadfast in our faith.
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