Translated Books

As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

Translated and Compiled Books

الأسباب المعينة على حفظ القرآن الكريم

 Causes that aid in the Memorisation of the Noble Qur’an

By Shaykh Mahmood al-Misri

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التـوفـيـق

Al-Tawfiq

By Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid

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القبر موعدنا

The Grave is our Appointed Place

Dar al-Watan Publications

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بصائر في الفتن

The Way Out of Tribulations

By Shaykh Muhammad Ismail al-Muqaddam

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Projects

There are several projects in the works which will be published in this blog over the course of time bi’idhnillah - some completed and others still on their way (see below). Insha’Allah it’s my intention to see the expansion and completion of these projects. Unfortunately, some may take a very long time due to the actual content (and my time/effort I guess!), others will be wrapped up pretty quickly insha’Allah.

Below are details of what these projects are and where they can be located within the blog (listed in alphabetical order). Please keep referring back to this page for any new updates.

Exhortations of Imam al-Shafi’i

This project aims to translate quotes, from both poetry and prose, and also possible incidents from the life of Imam al-Shaafi’ee, taken from the book titled ‘Mawaa’idh al-Imam al-Shafi’ee. The book is available here and topically covers quotes regarding ‘ilm and the branches of uloom al-shar’iyyah, seeking knowledge, piety, advice and in general the raqaa’iq (heart softeners).

All posts pertaining to this project are preceded (in their titles) by the code ‘M#’

Project status: On-going

Translations filed under this category

The Advice of Imam Ahmad

A similar project to the one above, but this time the focus is on translating various statements, advice, wisdoms, and incidents relating to the Imam of the Sunnah, Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah). Original text is by the same author above from the same series.

All posts pertaining to this project are preceded (in their titles) by the code ‘A#’

Project status: On-going

Translations filed under this category

Nuniyah al-Qahtani

This is a gradual translation of the famous poem written by Imam Abu Muhammad al-Andalusi al-Qahtaani [Islamic Spain]. The poem covers many aspects of the ‘Aqeedah of Ahl al-Sunnah as well as points from the different Islamic Sciences e.g. ‘uloom al-Qur’aan, fiqh, hadeeth and also history.

Project status: On-going

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73 thoughts on “Translated Books

  1. There hasn’t been many posts on the project Dar al-Huffaadh these past few months and that’s because I’ve decided to turn the project into a small book – which is now nearing completion alhamdulillah.

    It was initially meant for some students and tahfeedh classes, but inshaAllah it’ll be made available online too (in some E-book perhaps). So watch this space :-)

  2. As-salamu ‘alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakatuh,

    Do you know where I can purchase Asbaab al-Mu’eena ‘alaa Hifdh al-Qur’aan’ ?

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  4. Wa `alaykumusalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    Buthaynah, I’m pretty sure you can purchase it anywhere in Egypt – most likely in al-Zaytoon which is the district where the Shaykh used to do all his talks (the libraries and bookshops there stock all his works).

  5. Wa `alaykumusalam wa rahmatullah

    Insha’Allah in a couple of weeks max.
    I’m just trying to get through to the Shaykh about something and then I’ll put it up during this month insha’Allah.

  6. ukhtee, I can’t seem to access the book by Imam Shafi’i rahimahullah..do you think you can send me the link, or better yet, attach the document in an email? I’d really appreciate it. Jazaki Allahu khayran.

  7. Salaam aleikoem,

    I am putting up a new website and I would like to put some translated books of your website on my website.
    Can I have your permission to do so?
    Its a dutch website.
    MAy Allah bless you and keep up the good work.
    Aleikoem Salaam wr wb

    • As-Sallaamu Alaykum wrwb

      Quick question. How long do you think you have left for your work on the great Imam, Abdullah ibn Al-Mubarak?

      Jazakillahu khairun katheerah, I’m Sooooooooo looking foward to this PDF!! Allah reward you with the best of rewards ameen!

      • Wa `alaykumusalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

        It should be completed soon insha’Allah, I’m just working on the last 2 or 3 chapters – that includes his poetry which is taking up a bit of time to translate.

        Once it’s complete, I’ll put it up as a new post, insha’Allah.

  8. Asalamu wa alaykum ukhti

    which tafseer would you recommend for a beginner/intermediate in arabic?

    i have tafseer as-sa’di, is there any others which focus on tazkiyah and language?

  9. Asallamu Aleikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh.

    I was wondering when the translation of Nooniyyah Al-Qahtani will be completed (just an estimate). I’m greatly anticipating on its compete translation. I have memorized the poem as a child and would love to know the meaning of it. May Allah reward you with the best Reward there is – Jannatul-Firdoos! Ameen

    Jazaka Allahu Khair Wa’Ahsanallahu Ileiki,

    Naimah

  10. Wa `alaykisalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    Unfortunately, I lost my translation of the Nooniyah (or whatever was done of it so far). I don’t know if I’ll restart it, but it’s on my mind and insha’Allah I hope it gets done soon – if not by me, then by someone else out there :)

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  12. Salaam, is there anywhere I can buy these books, the translated versions as my printer is broken! jazakaAllahkhayr.

  13. Oh, mashaAllah! They are really excellent books, may Allah reward you. Any plans for them to be published then?

  14. As-Salāmu alaykum wa Rahmātullāhi wa Barakātuhū
    In the Name of Allāh, The Most Compassionate, The Most Merciful

    Pray this reaches you in the best of Imān [Faith] & Health

    I have a few questions regarding the great Imam Abdullah ibn Al-Mubarak [ra]. Do you know anywhere were I can get a hold of any [preferablly all] of the following?

    1] – Kitab Al-Jihad [sometimes just called Al-Jihad], By Abdullah ibn Al-Mubarak?
    2] – Kitab Az-Zuhd wal-Riqaaq [sometimes just called Kitab Az-Zuhd, or Az-Zuhd], By Abdullah ibn Al-Mubarak?
    And I’ve heard that Ibn Al-Mubarak authored a Musnad, I don’t know if this is avalible or not, but if it is, then this also.
    And Imam An-Nawawi relates that he has numerous 40 hadith collections. And anything else that he [ra] has authored. SubhanAllah I am in awe of his great great scholar. I’ve scowered the web [to the best of my ability] but i can’t seem to find anything by him…Subhanallah this is so dishearting for me, as there is nothing that I’ve come across regarding him [from the little there is on him], that doesn’t remind me of the ‘akhira.

    Please ya ukhti, if you know anywhere, please direct me! I will be soooo endebted to you!! [You can delete this comment, if you feel it's inappropriate for your fantastic blog mashaAllah].

  15. Wa `alaykumusalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    ‘Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak authored many works, but most have been lost in history and never recovered. The first 2 books you mentioned are the only two available I think, but I doubt you can find them readily in Western bookstores… check out the publishers abroad.

    Ibn al-Mubarak was the first to make an ‘Arba’een’ (40 hadith) collection, which many scholars after him decided to also follow up on. It’s known that he also wrote a Musnad as well as books on Tafsir, Fiqh, Fatawa, History etc. Sadly, none of these have been found or published – only references to them are mentioned in other scholars’ works.

    Stay tuned for the bio which will discuss some of his works and narrations insha’Allah.

    Any plans for them to be published then?

    If only I knew how to go about publishing anything!

    • I’ve checked all the UK bookstores for a copy of any of his works to no avail, even some of the foreign bookstore, I’ve e-mailed subhanallah so many bookstore/bookseller, hence i thought i’ve leave a comment here, incase you’ve come accross any who sold his works..

      Khair, Qadr-Allah, though i have complete yakeen in Allah [swt], that eventually Allah will guide me to where i can find at least his kitab-al-Jihad and Kitab Az-Zuhd wal-Riqaaq. I know his musnad also survived, and in his introduction to 40 hadith, Imam An-Nawawi mentions, Ibn mubarak authored many 40 hadith collections, and he mentioned something else, which is just SUBHANALLAAAAH!!! He said, when i just mention the name, Abdullah ibn Al-Mubarak, i can feel the baraqah from him, and his work!!! I look forwards to your bio on him [ra].

  16. If you really want a hard copy, you can contact Dar al-Imam Ahmad – I believe they published at least one of his books. They’re located in Cairo:

    Tel: 00202 2414248

    Or alternatively, download the books… they’re available online insha’Allah.

    It could be that manuscripts of his writings just need to be collected and published. His Kitab al-Jihad was published for the 1st time ever in 1971 (so recent!) and the other one on al-Raqa’iq was also just recently published, first in India and then republished very recently in Beirut. So you never know, more of his works may be available in the future insha’Allah.

  17. Download them? SubhanAllah from where? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease tell me!!! :)

    Walahi, it feels like Ramadhan is coming early!!! I’m sooooo excited about this it’s unreal! I am going to phone Egypt tomorrow inshaAllah [if Allah gives me life] after Jumu’ah salah inshaAllah. Ya ukhti fillah, please send me the link for both, I’ll be endebted to you, inshaAllah and have niyah to make specifice supplication for you inshaAllah.

  18. Dear Brother Abu Abdur-Rahman,

    I have Abdullah ibn Mubaraks book on Jihad, Zuhd and Raqq and his Musnad.
    I can check the publishers and let you know. There was an urdu translation of the Kitab al-Jihad some years ago.

    I found his books at the Cairo Book Fair.

    His books are rare to find but that should never stop you looking.

    Wasalam,

    Asif

  19. I would be very thankful brother Asif, I’ve been looking for his books for a very long time, and I have not intention of stopping until Allah guides me to them. I’ve found a PDF of his kitabul-Jihad, and Kitabaz-Zuhd, but i have been trying to track down the actual published version. Brother if you can find the publisher, then subhanAllah i wont be able thank you enough.

    • Salam’Alaikum
      I have some experience with making front covers. I can send you the details of the work I’ve done but I don’t know of any email address you can be contacted on.
      Excellent blog, masha Allah!

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  21. Assalamualaikum wr wb

    Masha Allah really impresed with your work, may Allah swt reward you abundantly, amin.

    Just want to know how do you encourage yourself to continue your translation works…masha Allah you are so determined.

    Could you please share with me on how did you start having your own blog and what are the essential skills needed to have one :-)

    Jazakillah

  22. Wa `alaykumusalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    It’s nothing too great, sis. :S I just update whenever there’s something beneficial to share. Otherwise, this little corner acts as storage space most of the time :)

    You don’t need any skills to start a blog (well, maybe just typing skills). WordPress is pretty straight forward and easy to use… set one up and see how it goes insha’Allah.

  23. Wa `alaykumusalam wa rahmatullah

    I lost the translation (or what I had of it) when my laptop crashed. Sorry.

    Maybe something will pick up in the future insha’Allah.

  24. Salaamu Alaykum

    i was wondering if you could give me the details of the ‘Maawaa’idh of Imaam Shafi’

    i want to buy the actual book in arabic… soo im looking for the publisher the print type etc.. and please tell me the best copy of that book

    barakallahu fiik

    • Wa `alaykumusalam wa rahmatullah

      It’s a small collection of Imam al-Shafi’i’s quotes and short incidents. Most of the content is probably taken from larger backdated sources such as the classical biographical books. The book itself is most likely published as part of the معالم التربية والدعوة series; Maktab al-Islami in Beirut and ‘Amman. But you can find it different bookstores in Egypt such as Darusalam in nasr City.

  25. MashaAllah, i have just finished reading sira of Abdullah ibn al Mubarak. Jazakallahu khairan those who translated it and collected it. inshaAllah it is a heavy deed for your scales on yavmal qiyama.
    is there anywhere onthe internet an ebook ‘al imam al qudva’?

  26. Salam alikom sister Jazakallahu kheir for your work and may Allah reward you for your efforts insha’allah.
    I have a question regarding translating books, I am a history fanatic and I have some history books I would like to translate into English and/or Spanish because there is a shortage of islamic books in spanish. I would like to know how did you go about translating books? did you have to seek permission to translate/distribute?

    jazakallahu kheir

    • Wa `alaykumusalam sister,

      To be honest, I just went ahead and translated them (after exhausting myself trying to contact the shuyukh!).

      But if you are going to publish anything especially if you plan on selling the translation, it’s best to contact the authors or publishing houses and see if you require permission for that.

  27. Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu, dear sister..i love your blog..Jazakillahu khair…I need an advice sister…I am Indian and am very passionate about learning arabic…I have completed the 3 madinah books..Arabic bayna yadek book 1 ..and currently doing Brother fahad Al Tahiri’s sarf classes..and Alhamdulillah memorizing the Quran by Allah’s Rahmah…I really need to increase my arabic vocabulary…and to be able to translate on my own..I know i need to read extensively..i need a website which helps me in reading(along with english translation)so that I can check wether I am translating correctly…I am having hadith books with translations but I need more material for general topics as well…what do you advice sister…how should i go about it…Jazakillahu khairan

    • Wa `alaykumusalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

      Masha’Allah you’re already doing so much :) my advice would really be to just take your time and allow yourself to come to that stage. It will happen soon insha’Allah, don’t rush it. The thing about translating is that it gets better with time, but if rushed before its time, it will land you in a pitfall and confusion so do be careful.

      Also, depending on what kind of Arabic text you wish to translate, you need to read extensively in that genre as you mentioned. Get a good understanding of the text, get a good feel for what the author is trying to say, the message he/she is trying to portray etc, and being able to put it into an accurate but at the same time, flowing language. Make a lot of du’a that Allah grants you tawfiq and acceptance insha’Allah :) wa billahi-tawfiq.

      • Jazakillahu khairan katheeran…Masha Allah you are doing such a wonderful work…أحبّك في الله

  28. awrb i wish to get into translation, wht are the requirements though? Im currently just learning arabic but should i do a MA in translation? If anyone has any info please let me know.jzk

    • Wa `alaykumusalam wa rahmatullah

      I don’t think you have to have any formal qualification to get into translations e.g. a masters. It’s mainly just about having a good grasp of both languages (the one you’re translating from and the one you’re translating into)… the style, the idioms, the fluency, accuracy, ability to express the intended meaning etc. From there, just build your portfolio and experience by translating different texts.

      Personally for me, it wasn’t really a set aim of mine to get into translations. But what made me go in that direction was reading some incredibly beneficial material and wishing to share it with others as it was not available and I couldn’t see it being made available anytime soon. So maybe you can start off by translating excerpts or snippets of texts which you’ve understood really well and found to be beneficial.

  29. as-salamu ‘alaykum Dear sister,

    I pray all is well with you and your family. I have a friend going to Makkah and I want to ask him to get me a few books, for my wife who loves Arabic. Unfortunately she is very busy, and has a list of daily readings. So I want to get a her a book with fawaid, poetry, or biography that is short, easy and fun to read. What books in Arabic would you recommend? Any help is appreciated. JazakumuAllahu Khairan.
    Please post the reply here as I have subscribed to the comments and will see it in my email when you reply.

    • Wa `alaykumusalam wa rahmatullah

      If she hasn’t already got it, I say ‘Rawdhat al-’Uqala’ by Ibn Hibban. Also, ‘Ai’dh al-Qarni’s books are usually good in the sense that he combines fawa’id and poetry a lot. Sh. Muhammad al-’Arifi’s book ‘Istamti3 bi-Hayatik’ is also a nice read and readily available in KSA.

  30. Assalam Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuki..uhibbu ki fillah…sister jazakillahu khairan..but it will be a much greater help if u can provide the arabic along with its translation in the same pdf…it will help lots for students of arabic

  31. Salam Sis, I’ll be moving out to Egypt in a few months time for about a year, however I’ll be located in Hurghada. I’ve found an Arabic teacher who teaches arabic to children for a living and has studied i believe in Cairo University to become a teacher and is able to teach both classical and the local dialect, so im pretty satisfied that i’m in good hands. My question is what text books would be best for me to start on? Someone recommended the textbooks used at Qortoba academy as its Islamic based so you get familiar with classical arabic in an Islamic format along with the Madinah series books. I’m not sure if there are any bookstores in Hurghada that would stock any books, I ‘ll have a look but failing that I could visit a bookstore in Cairo, as i will be making a trip out shortly. What bookstore in Cairo would you suggest? or better still if there any stockists online, that would make it a lot easier
    Jzk and thank you for putting up the blog and staying committed to it for so many years

  32. Wa `alaykumusalam

    That’s good, I didn’t expect Hurghada to be a place of learning as it’s usually touristy, but masha’Allah ‘ilm can be found anywhere.

    It’s been a while since I’ve studied textbook Arabic, but I still think the Arabiyyah bayna Yadayk books are good to start off with (they serve that ‘Islamic format’ too), then progress to other books for grammar extension and Sarf. I’m not sure which bookstores would store the bayna yadayk series nowadays in Egypt, but try a local Islamic store or Darusalam.

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