Friday, 22 June 2012

List of Free Islam-Related Downloads

Only a short list at present, but I will continue adding to it under the "Downloads" label.

Hadith software

"This software is a collection of over 18,000 hadith from: Complete Sahih Bukhari, Complete Sahih Muslim, Complete Malik's Muwatta, Partial Abu Dawud
It features full text search, bookmarks, and easy to use navigation. Now you can search for a topic and cross-reference between all four collections! "

Edward William Lane's Arabic-English Lexicon (Dictionary)

"Regarded as the best Arabic-English lexicon in the world, and now available FREE. Online in PDF below. Including OCR, making the English word-searchable (NB: not 100% accurate)
Contents: All 8 volumes, each with its own folder, total 3162 pages. One large word-searchable file for each volume. Arrangement by root, exhaustive meanings including derivatives, comments on grammar, examples of usage in Al Quran/Koran & other sources."

Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic

"This edition of the Dictionary, published eighteen years after its first appearance is an enlarged and improved version of it original corpus. During the past two decades, the Dictionary has achieved widespread acceptance and use. In the interim, modern written Arabic has continued to exhibit vigorous lexical growth. Therefore, feeling the need to fill in many gaps and update the corpus, the author again undertook systematic collection of material. In addition to many neologisms of recent origin, the author has incorporated much older material attested in present-day contexts, which had not yet appeared in the Dictionary, as well as numerous improvements and corrections. The result is this revised 4th edition has nearly 200 new pages."

Sirat Rasoul Allah

"Ibn Ishaq -(Muhammad ibn Ishaq (d. 767 or 761)) The earliest Islamic historian whose work still survives. He collected oral traditions that formed the basis of an important extant biography of the Prophet. Although is original books have been lost his work survived through that of his editors, such as Ibn Hisham and Ibn Jarir al-Tabari.
This is a translation by Alfred Guillaume who has attempted to compile the original text of Ibn Ishaq by combining his work referenced in several sources. This is mainly from Ibn Hisham but with additions from other sources. Ibn Hisham work was well known for having redacted large sections of Ibn Ishaq when it was felt it was controversial or did not comply with orthodox doctrine."

The Truth About Muhammad

"In The Truth about Muhammad, New York Times bestselling author and Islam expert Robert Spencer offers an honest and telling portrait of the founder of Islam-perhaps the first such portrait in half a century-unbounded by fear and political correctness, unflinching, and willing to face the hard facts about Muhammad's life that continue to affect our world today.
From Muhammad's first "revelation" from Allah (which filled him with terror that he was demonpossessed) to his deathbed (from which he called down curses upon Jews and Christians), it's all here-told with extensive documentation from the sources that Muslims themselves consider most reliable about Muhammad."

Reliance of the Traveller (Revised Edition)

"The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law 'Umdat al-Salik by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri (d. 769/1368) in Arabic with Facing English Text, Commentary, and Appendices. Edited and Translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller"

Abridged Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volumes 1 - 10

"The Qur'an is the revelation of Allah's Own Words for the guidance of His creatures. Since the Qur'an is the primary source of Islamic teachings, the correct understanding for the Qur'an is necessary for every Muslim. The Tafsir of Ibn Kathir is among the most renowned and accepted explanation of the Qur'an in the entire world. In it one finds the best presentation of Hadiths, history, and scholarly commentary."

Jihad in the Qur'an and the Sunnah

"In this article, Sheikh 'Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Humaid, ex-Chief Justice of Saudi Arabia, has presented Jihad in the light of Qur'aan and Sunna. Never before such an article was seen, describing Jihad in its true colours-so heart evoking and encouraging! May Allaah bless him with all His Blessings for all times.
Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan, the translator of the Noble Qur'aan and the Sahih Al-Bukhari, has translated this article from Arabic to the English language with all its fervor and feelings. May Allaah reward him with best of His Rewards."

Can we talk? A manual of persuasion about Islam

"Bill Warner, of Political Islam, came out with a handbook for talking about Islam. It's a PDF file — essentially a book — to help us talk about Islam with people and actually get somewhere in the conversation."

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