Surah al-Ikhlaas by Shaykh Abdur-Rahman As-Sa’di

قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ
اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ
لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ

Shaykh ‘Abdur Rahman as-Sa’di, may Allah have mercy upon him, commenting on the proceeding surah:

“Say (O Muhammed ﷺ‎)”

A precise statement with conviction, acquainted with its meaning.

هو الله أحد
“…He is Allah, (the) One.”

Meaning, the oneness is confined within (this statement of Tawheed).
Thus, Allah is Al-Ahad who is separate and unique (from creation) in his perfection which to Allah alone belongs the Most Beautiful Names, Lofty and complete Attributes and Actions that are Holy which have no parallel or equivalent.

الله الصمد
“Allah-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks).”

Meaning, the design with all (of creation) is to have needs. So the all the inhabitants in the higher and lower regions (of existence) are in need of Allah to the point of (the existence) is poor, asking Allah for all their necessities, asking Him concerning their most important matters.
That is because Allah is complete regarding His qualities/attributes, Al-‘Aleem whose knowledge is flawless, Al-Haleem whose patience and mild-temperedness is perfect, Ar- Raheem whose grace is whole, expanding over everything; like this are the rest of His qualities.
And from His perfection is that Allah…

لم يلد ولم يولد
“He begets not, nor was He begotten;

Due to His complete sufficiency…

ولم يكن له كفوا أحد
“And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.”

Nor in His Names, or His Attributes, or in His Actions, Tabaraka wa Ta’la. Thus this surah encompasses the Oneness of Allah’s Names and Attributes.

By Shaykh Abdur Rahman as-Sa’di (died 1376 AH)
Translated By Abu Sulaymaan Muhammad Ibn Baker

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The Spiritual Cure, An Explanation of Surah Fatiha

The Spiritual Cure, An Explanation of Surat Al-Faatihah

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A Summary of numerous classical commentaries of the Qur’an
Prepared and translated by Abu Rymaysah

at-Tabari, al-Baghawi, Ibn al-Jawzi, al-Qurtubi, Ibn Qayyim, Ibn Kathir, ash-Shawkani, as-Sa’di, ash-Shanqiti, as-Suyuti and many others

Fataawa Regarding Smoking & Cigarettes

Fataawa Regarding Smoking & Cigarettes

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Fataawa Regarding Smoking & Cigarettes

Shaykh Muhammad bin Ibraheem Aal-ash-Shaykh
Shaykh Abdur-Rahman bin Naasir as-Sa’di
Shaykh Abdul-Azeez bin Abdullah bin Baaz

The Exquisite Pearl

The Exquisite Pearl

The Exquisite Pearl by Sheikh Abd al-Rahman al-Sa'dee


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The Exquisite Pearl by Shaikh Abdulr-Rahman al-Sa’dee
The Journey to Allah and the Home of the Hereafter . Of all the faculties man has been endowed with, none excels the heart in importance and nobility. For the heart is both the seat of intelligence and understanding, and the locus of faith and spirituality; it is the quintessential faculty by which man may come to know his creator, and seek nearness and intimacy with Him. The heart’s spiritual sustenance lie sin its being receptive to the effusions of divine grace and guidance, without which the veils that cover it will continue to corrupt its primordial purity, gradually rendering it dysfunctional! Each veil- a metaphor for heedlessness, sins and distraction- that is melted away by the rays of faith and spiritual endeavour, allows vital qualities such as love of Allah, as well as hope, fear, remembrance, and reliance upon Him, are referred to in the religious vocabulary as spiritual stations; only when the heart embraces these stations is it said to be truly sound. The Majestic Qur’an informs:

‘The day when wealth and sons avail not, save him who brings to Allah a heart that is sound.’

This book explains the main spiritual stations that the heart is required to embrace as part of its worship of Allah and its journeying to Him. The book is based on a poem written by the author and his explanation of it.

The Explanation of The Beautiful and Perfect Names of Allah

The Explanation of The Beautiful and Perfect Names of Allah

The Explanation of The Beautiful and Perfect Names of Allah by Shaykh Abdur-Rahman bin Naasir al-Sa'di


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Shaykh Abdur-Rahman bin Naasir al-Sa’di
A brief explanation of some of the Names of Allah

Tafseer al-Sa’di [ Urdu ]

Tafseer al-Sa’di [ Urdu ]



Part 01 | Part 02 | Part 03 | Part 04 | Part 05 | Part 06
Part 07 | Part 08 | Part 09 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12
Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 | Part 18
Part 19 | Part 20 | Part 21 | Part 22 | Part 23 | Part 24
Part 25 | Part 26 | Part 27 | Part 28 | Part 29 | Part 30

Taiseer-ul-Karim-ur-Rahman Fe Tafseer Kalam Al-Mannan was written by Shaykh Abdur-Rahman ibn Naasir as-Sa’di.

The Great student of Shaykh Sa’di Ibn Uthaymeen said about this book:

This tafseer is one of the best for the following reasons:

  • easy and clear words for both professionals and others.
  • avoidance of unnecessary lengthening, which will confuse and waste the time of the reader.
  • avoidance of mentioning the disagreement between scholars’ opinions except for the important ones.
  • following the path of the pious predecessors in illustrating the verses of Allah SWT’s attributes (no tahreef, and no Ta’aweel).
  • accuracy in obtaining rules, benefits and wisdom from the verses.

Tafsir of Surah al Qari’ah – The Crashing Blow (Surah 101)

by Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahman ibn Nasir as-Sa’di
Translated by Abu Rumaysah

1) The Crashing Blow!
2) What is the Crashing Blow?
3) What will make you realise what the Crashing Blow is?
4) A day when mankind will be like scattered moths,
5) and the mountains like tufts of wool.
6) Then, as for him whose scales are heavy;
7) he will have a most pleasant life.
8 ) But as for him whose scales are light,
9) a Bottomless Pit will be his matron.
10) What will make you realise what it is?
11) A raging Fire!

“The Crashing Blow” one of the names given to the Day of Judgment, it is called so because its horrors strike man with fear and trepidation. It is for this reason that Allah stressed its gravity and severity by asking, “What is the Crashing Blow? What will make you realise what the Crashing Blow is? “A day when mankind” in abject terror and horror “will be like scattered moths,” like scattered locusts, randomly surging into each other, not knowing where they are going; then, when a fire is lit, they rush headlong into it, unable to perceive its danger. On that Day, despite man being a rational creature, this will be his state.[1] “And the mountains,” firm, mighty, unmoving, “like tufts of wool,” feeble and of such weight that the least gust of wind cause them to flutter away. Allah says, “And you see the mountains that you deem solid flying with the flight of clouds.”[2] Then, the mountains shall become like “scattered dust”[3] and no perceivable trace of them shall remain. Then, the Scale will be erected and man shall be divided into two categories: the felicitous and the wretched. “Then, as for him whose scales are heavy,” i.e. his good deeds outweigh his bad “he will have a most pleasant life,” in the Gardens of Bliss. “But as for him whose scales are light,” whose good deeds do not compare to his bad “a Bottomless Pit,” al-Hawiyah (one of the names of Hell) “will be his matron,” his abode and final destination. It will like a mother to him who always sticks close to him just as Allah says, “surely the punishment thereof is lasting and clinging.”[4] It is also said that the meaning is that his mind will be hurled into Hellfire, meaning that he will be thrown into Hell headfirst. “What will make you realise what it is?” asked by way of emphasising its severity, then the answer is given: “a raging Fire” intensely hot, seventy times hotter than the fire of this world, we seek Allah’s protection from it!

1. Muslim records on the authority of Jabir that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said,

“My example and your example is that of a person who lit a fire and insects and moths began to fall in it, and he did his utmost to prevent them from falling in. I am grabbing onto your lower garments trying to hold you back from the Fire, but you are slipping from my hand.”

In another place Allah describes the state of man with the words, “With downcast eyes, they come forth from the graves as they were scattered locusts.” [al-Qamar (54): 7]

2. al-Naml (27): 88
3. al-Waqi`ah (56): 6
4. al-Furqan (25): 65