The author has taken an analytical approach to prove that intercession can only be granted by Allah’s permission, and the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) will intercede for mankind at five various levels, i.e. from the crossing of the sirat to the height of peoples rank within the garden of paradise.
Al Mahdi and the end of Time is a detailed exposition on the Mahdi, a man whose arrival is promised by the Prophet Muhammad, who said that he would restore upon the Earth peace and justice, after the tumultuous and dark times brought to life in the last days by the Dajjal.
In recent times things have become very confusing and we have begun to see in bookstores and on websites speculation about future events, based on verses and hadeeths which refer to these future events concerning the signs of the Hour.
In this work, Hamza Yusuf decisively makes the case for sighting the crescent moon with the naked eye, as has been the Islamic tradition for 1400 years. This is essential reading for anyone seeking guidance on this important and sacred matter.
The hadith, the sayings attributed to the Prophet Muhammad, form a sacred literature which for the Muslims ranks second in importance only to the Qur’an itself. As a source of law, ethics and doctrine, the vast corpus of hadith continue to exercise decisive influence.
Shems Friedlander, whose works "The Whirling Dervishes," "When You Hear Hoofbeats", and "Think of a Zebra" became instant classics, now offers us another jewel--unique in that it brings to light hitherto unpublished material on the sacred music and dance, or "sema" of the Mevlevi Dervishes.