In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

“It is necessary for the group that has this determination to know the milestones on the road to this goal so that they know the nature and reality of its purpose, and to recognize the starting point of this long journey…

These milestones can only be brought from the original source of this belief – the Qur’an – and its basic teachings, and from the concept that was in the hearts of the best and purest people through whom Allah fulfilled His Will, those who changed the course of history…”

– Sayyid Qutb, ‘Milestones’ (p. 5)

This blog was set up:

  • to strengthen our faith and help us better worship our Creator
  • to serve as an educational resource by providing exclusive translations of classic and contemporary Islamic texts for the benefit of those who cannot easily access Arabic books
  • to encourage the love of knowledge and its bearers

Readers are free and encouraged to spread whatever contents they find beneficial to themselves and others, in accordance with the injunctions of the Prophetic statement: “The one who directs others to an act of good is like the one who does the act himself.”

Peace be upon those who follow the Guidance.

75 Responses to “Milestones”

  1. Jzakallahu khayrun akhee awesome blog!

  2. Ibrahim AbdulWahid Says:

    Masha’allah ,

    Alhamdulillah you are doing a great service for us brother.
    May Allah reward you akhi , ameen.

  3. izzatulillah Says:

    Mahsa Allah.. This is some serious stuff wallahi… Its about time these works have been translated by some one.. Jazka Allah

  4. Assalamu Alaykum,

    May Allah (swt) reward you with the best for your continious hard work in translating the precious jewel of Islam.

    Rememeber in dua.


  5. alistiqaamah Says:

    Jazaakullah khayran brother. May this blog bring you much reward, ameen.

  6. Abu Nussrah Al Salafi Al Athari Says:

    Mashaallah, inshaallah you can put up some daleel for those sufi fools in seekingilm to refute

  7. مصطفى Says:

    حيك الله اخي العزيز وجز اك الله كل خير

  8. اسلام عليكم

    جزاكم الله حير

    keep it up……

  9. Mashaa-Allaah, tabaraaka-Allaah!!! May Allaah subhanaahu wa ta’aala reward you for your efforts!

    Wa assalamu alaikum

  10. Asalaam

    keep up the good work.


  11. Jazakallahu kheyr ya akhy, we are benefiting alot mashallah.

  12. Baarak’Allahu feek

    Just a suggestion insha’Allah, perhaps you could switch the colours around as the white writing against black background leaves imprints on my vision!

    Ahsanallahu ilayk wa nafa3a bik

  13. Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuh,

    I just want to say Jazaak Allaahu khayran for all your efforts. These translations are really beneficial.

    I was wondering if you have read anything on the eating habits of the salaf or famous scholars, in specific what they ate, how often and how much etc.

    Please keep up the good work. May Allaah ease your affairs.

    Assalaamu alaykum

  14. ‘Alaykum as-Salam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh;

    May Allah reward you, brother.

    In terms of the eating habits of the Salaf, go to the translated books section and download ‘Manners of the Knowledge Seeker’ (check out p. 24-27, and p. 33).

  15. As-salaamu’alaykum WaRahmatullaahi WaBarakaatuh
    May Allaah accept your efforts Akhee and compile them as your Zaad-AlMa’ad. Aameen!

    BaarakAllaahufeekum Akhee, I love you for the Sake of Allah.


  16. ‘Alaykum as-Salam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh;

    May the One for Whom you love me Love you!

  17. abu uthman Says:


    Akhi, may Allah reward you for all the translating that you have done and give us all the ability to assist His Deen in whatever way possible for us. May He give you barakah in your time and ability to do more in future. Ameen

  18. abu uthman Says:

    Assalamualaikum again, Just wanted to ask when are you going to post the book ‘scales of Allah’. Jazakallah

  19. مصطفى Says:

    جزاكم الله خيرا ونفع بك امة الاسلام

  20. servantofallah Says:

    may allah reward you akhi for your contribution to the welfare of this ummah i was wondering if you can translate “100 lessons from the story of prophet yusuf peace be uopn him”

  21. Allahu Alam - Is it not so ? Says:

    And what a blog.. ! may Allah make you among those of his servants who are sincere in their acts and eager in implementing and sharing their knowledge and lastly may Allah azza wajal reward you with the best of rewards in this world and in the hereafter Ameen ..

  22. Allahu Alam Says:

    Akhee the sis is right regarding the background.. it is really difficult to read white in black. … hurts the eyes.

  23. Slave of Allah Says:

    Assalamu ‘alaykum,

    Not intending to disagree for no reason, but the black background is actually easier on the eyes. The bright shining white is not good. Maybe grey or something in between would be good. But I don’t mind the black, personally.

    Barak Allahu feek

  24. Al-Khallaal Says:

    Salam alaikum akhee.

    I have a question as to why do you translate the works of Abul Baseer, Muhammad Qutb, Sayyid Qutb and them along with the works of the Ulemaa such as Shaykh Muqbil and Shaykh al Albaanee and Ibn Uthaymeen and others who severely disagree and oppose the likes of those individuals. Is this not confusing to the people? Unless you agree with the ideologies of Abul Baseer and them to which I remind you that the Ulemaa here are stern against them, the likes of Shaykh Bakr rahimahullaah, Shaykh Uthaymeen and Shaykh Muqbil were all against these ideologies and these people.

  25. Al-Khallaal Says:

    By the way, I’m not seeking an argument or even discussion, I just want to know the answer to that question barakAllaahu feek.

  26. siraajunmuneer Says:


    Assalamu ‘Alaykum Wa RahamtuLlahi Wa Barakatuhu dear brother,

    Masha’Allah such a great blog. May Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) give reward for all this effort. Ameen

  27. Mashallah brother, great site, with great effeort, jazakallahu khairan , may Allah make us of those who benefit themselves and the ummah..ameen

  28. Alhamdulillah.. May Allah SWT reward you for your efforts…

  29. its me again…
    Mashallah, I love your site.
    Beautiful site.. I hope you don’t mind if I take some of your articles with appropriate sourcing and paste them on mine to increase the distribution and benefits of this material. If there’s one blog that people should be reading.. its definitely this one!! :)

  30. Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh,

    This has to be one of the best blogs i have ever visited.

    May Allah SWT reward you in both worlds..Aameen.

  31. القعقا بن عمر Says:

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh’

    I love you for the sake of Allah bro…


  32. As-Salamu Alaika wa Rahmatoollahi wa Barakatuhu

    Ya Abu Sabayyiah why do you translate articles from person who are not scholars, rather the Major Scholars have refuted these persons, such as Sayyid Qutb, Muhammad Qutb, Abu Basir, Safar al-Hawali, Nasir al-Umar etc. Enough are for you Imam Ibn Baaz, Imaam Ibn Uthaymin, Imaam al-Albani and their students who followed them in their Aqeedah and Manhaj.

    May Allaah Ta’alaa guides you to the correct understanding!

  33. Kifayatullah Says:

    Keep up the good work bruv.

    I agree with Hammad, that this is one of the best blogs I have read. It is balanced, relevant, regular, with articles at a digestable length and quoting from sources that are useful for the English audiences to know about.

    Masha Allah

    Allah ya’eenak

  34. Assalamu alaykum. Keep it real insha-Allah. I however continue to wonder what it takes to reach this level. Any advise?

  35. Assalaamu alaykum.

    Just wanted to say jazaak Allaahu khair akhi for the blog. It is the best blog I have ever read/visited! Masha Allaah!
    Keep it up!

    Btw, do you live in Alexandria, Egypt?


  36. ‘Alayki as-Salam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh;

    My roots go back to Alexandria, and I visit there every once in awhile. It is truly a beautiful city.

  37. Assalamu alaykum…. Please I just want your advice. What Tafsir would you recommend for the layman….
    Tafheem-alQur’an by AlMawdudi
    Ma’ariful Qur’an by Mufti Muhammad Shafi?
    Tafseer Ibn kathir might not be self explanatory
    Dhilal might be too long
    Adwaa’ul Bayan is not fully available in English

    Please can you help. I understand it is going to be from what you know but could you give even a hint?

  38. Bint AbdelHamid Says:

    Assalamu alaikum,

    Jazakum Allahu khayran for maintaining this blog, and may Allah cause it to be a source of benefit to yourself and others.

    Below is a link to a lecture series that you might be interested in —
    شرح فضيلة الشيخ محمد حسان لكتاب “الأصول الثلاث” للشيخ محمد بن عبد الوهاب:

    You were asking (elsewhere on the internet) some questions relating to the science of aqeedah (if I understood correctly), and you may find the answers to what you were looking for in this series.

    Barak Allahu feekum.

  39. spiritualphilantropy Says:

    As Wr Wb hope you are in good health i was just going to give u a tip as a blogger myself.That is to shorten your articles on the main page. You might want to add;more option.So you display a small portion of your article and cut it off at an interesting point and giving the reader the option to READ MORE.This allows people to view your blog without having to drag down the page every time the need to read the article because of the length of do this when you are writing your post click on html option right hand side instead of visual.and when you decide a point were you want the article to end and you want READ MORE to appear click that place and double tape the more button right hand side of html menu.Hope thats been useful happy blogging wasalaam.

  40. keep the brother in your dua, inshaa’Allah.

  41. Umm Kawther Says:

    Please continue making Dua for the brother.

  42. Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

    barakalahu feek for this beneficial blog. Keep it up.

    One question: Didn’t the blog earlier have all the categories on the right of the page? Which made it much more easier to look for articles from certain scholars.

    Jazaak Allah Khayran.

  43. What a beautiful site, Mashallah may Allah reward in this life and hereafter.

  44. Salaam


    Informative work,keep up with the right work.


  45. JazakumAllahu khairan, may you see the fruits of this blog in the hereafter in your balance of good deeds, great blog, it puts my blog to shame. Keep up the good work, may Allah sw bless it as well as the whole ummah, ameen!

  46. hani hanjour Says:

    assalaam alaikom, i just come across this site, subhan allah its amazing, i ont know how i got here, i think its the title bit, iskandarani, coz rite now im in alexandria, ebrahimyya, gamb al traam.

    akhy, do u know any student of knowledge here that i can benefit from, i know theres shuyuukhs,

    anyways …

    ya askandaani…

    rabbina ma’k

  47. Saalam,

    Keep up the good work, it is a pleasure reading this blog. This is a great way to raise awareness amongst the Muslims, since we are still in a state of deep slumber. May Allah purify our intentions.
    Spread the word about the site!


  48. As salaamu ‘aleykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

    A brother has written a fascinating new book on Al Andalus called An Incomplete History: The Muslims of Spain Post-1492/897 ـه In A Global Context And Its Relevance to Muslims Today. Have a flip through it. I would be grateful if you could post this up on your site.

    It is a voluminous release and covers briefly the period of Muslims in Andalus from the opening of Andalus by Tariq bin Ziyad to the fall of Garnata in 1491. The focus of the book is what happened to the Muslims of Andalus after the fall of Garnata. It includes within it:

    1. Imam Ghazalis fatwa to Yusuf Bin Tashfin to fight the Muslim rulers fighting alongside the kuffaar and implementing other than Allah’s law.

    2. Numerous documents pertaining to the life, worship and jihad conducted by those Muslims within Andalus.

    3. All of the work is analyzed not just through the prism of Andalusi and Maghribi politics but through the perspective of the deen and global events at the time as well.

    Links to the book:…dr26brffvg.pdf…sAfter1492_rar…sAfter1492.rar Incomplete History- Andalus after 1492.rar…sAfter1492.rar

    BarakAllahu feek for your help. If you could encourage others to put it up on their sites, i would be grateful.

    As salaamu ‘aleykum.

  49. Salaamun Alaykum Akhi

    I am a revert – and came upon this blog from a brother who was supporting you. This is a great site – as I have no masjid and no access to materials like this.

    Jazak’Allah Khair!

  50. iqbal12345678 Says:

    May Allah reward you for your good deeds.

  51. Jazak Allaho khairan. Did you study at Qortoba? Please join this FB group if you did:

  52. Anonymous Says:

    وعليك السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

  53. ‘Alaykum as-Salam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh;

    Aarij, I did not study at Qurtuba.

  54. As-salaamu ‘alaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh,

    Mashaa’Allaah, an excellent blog! Allaah yarhamak!

  55. zanzabeel Says:

    Asalamu Alaikum wrwb ukhi Alhumduillah we get to read many articles here that we don’t normally as they are not in english language so Jazakillah khayr and Allah make you ascend brother for your efforts.May Allah have mercy on you

  56. ooohshiny Says:

    mashaAllah nice blog

  57. umm_umar Says:

    Jazakallahu kahiran ya akhee…May ALlah increase you in knowledge and make you a ligth of his deen ameeeeen:) wallahi your effort is deely appreciated…may Allah purify your intention and preserve you ameen :)

  58. As salaamu aleikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,

    Jazaakallaahu khairan for your efforts and may Allaah make your and our niyyaat pure for His sake only.

    I have a request to make in sha Allaah: Something beautiful on how to forgive another muslim who has insulted or wronged you. And how to get rid of those bad feelings and thoughts that shaitaan puts into our heads about our brothers or sisters if we’ve had a debate or a dispute with them. Or how to even stop those thoughts from appearing in the first place.

    I’ve tried to search for something on this topic but have come empty-handed, and it’s a really important issue. A sheikh recommended a book called “Al-Mustakhlas fii tazkiyatin-nafs” by Sa’eed Hawwa, but it’s 512 pages on pdf and my arabic isn’t that good yet, so I’m feeling quite helpless with it. I found it has been translated into English as well but can’t find it anywhere.

    So if by any chance you have the possibility to translate something on this topic, then may Allaah reward you abundantly, and if not, then may He still reward you abundantly.

    • steeds of war Says:

      Asalamu Alaikum wrwb
      This dua will help you insha’Allah
      Protects the person from the whisperings of the Shaytan say it once at Fajr once at Mughrib and once before sleep
      O Allah Originator of the skies and the earth, Knower of the unseen and the seen , Lord and Sovereign of everything, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except you . I take refuge in You from the evil of my soul and from the evil and shirk of the devil and from committing wrong against my soul or bringing such upon another Muslim

      Also the Aleem say to remember death daily as it makes you humble and then your able to over look your brothers wrong to you , we as muslims should not have any rancour in our hearts for another believer it can be difficult at times but this is what Allah swt) wants of us so we must obey may Allah help you and us all and the dua will help trust me its from Prophet Muhammed saws)

  59. mashaa Allaah, this blog keeps getting better and better. May Allah continue to make it a success and a source of benefit for every believer, ameen.

    baarakallaahu feek wa ahsanallaahu ilayk.

  60. steeds of war Says:

    Asalamu Alaikum wrwb ukhi Abu Sabaya masha’Allah
    I do love [ Milestones on the Road to Firmness in Faith ] may Allah swt) make our hearts strong and firm in faith for whats ahead ameen , Jazakillah khayr and may Allah be pleased with you

  61. Abu Sabaya, I love you for the sake of Allah (but I love this blog even more!)

  62. Kepp the brother in you ad’iyaa, that Allah aids him in his time of need, gives him sabr and ruins the plots of the kufaar, allahuma ameen.

  63. Umm 'Atiyyah Says:

    thumma ameen ya Rabb.

    Lan yuseebanaa illaa maa kataba Allaahu lanaa Huwa Mawlaanaa

  64. Aameen!

  65. By the Lord of the Worlds, he wont spend a single second longer as Allah wants him to spent in the prison, remember this …

    • And also remember the Sunnah of Allah for the tyrants…may Allah harden their hearts on kufr and let them die the death of fir’awn – qaatalahumullah. Allahuma ameen.

  66. Where's the Justice Says:

    It is clear that everything they’ve accused him is what he has spoken against many times.

    How can they accuse him of planning to cause havoc at a mall when he believes killing innocent men, women and children is totally impermissible and wrong (see his translation here: and here:

    We all know Abu Sabaya to possess an impeccable & good character, is very humble, very balanced and an asset to his community. So for the government trying to convince us that he is otherwise (let alone a terrorist) is a futile attempt and one that cannot be believed by anyone who has sense.

    Truth shall prevail, as they say.

  67. Where's the Justice Says:

    It is clear that everything they’ve accused Abu Sabaya of is what he has spoken against many times.

    How can they accuse him of planning to cause havoc at a mall when he believes killing innocent men, women and children is totally impermissible and wrong (see his translation here: http:// iskandrani. wordpress. com /2008/02/09/a-discussion-regarding-the-targeting-of-women-and-children/

    and here:
    http:// iskandrani. wordpress. com /2008/02/09/a-discussion-regarding-the-targeting-of-women-and-children/) – I’ve spaced out the link, so join it up when you copy&paste it.

    That accusation has to be the most ridiculous and far-fetched one so far in this clear blackmail against him.

    We all know Abu Sabaya to possess an impeccable & good character, is very humble, very balanced and an asset to his community. So for the government trying to convince us that he is otherwise (let alone a terrorist) is a futile attempt and one that cannot be believed by anyone who has sense.

    Truth shall prevail, as they say.

  68. Defender of the Believers Says:

    How honourable you are in the sight of Allaah ya Aba Sabaya. They try to silence you and keep you away from us but wAllaahi ya akhi you still remain in our hearts and minds. We ask Almighty Allaah to break free your shackles and unite you and all of our prisoners with us once again in peace and tranquility, ameen. We shall never forget you ya Aba Sabaya…

  69. Assalamu Alaikum.

    The theme of this blog is taking its toll on the eye.
    Is it only me who feels like this? or any problem with my eyesight, i wonder!

  70. Please keep up the good work!

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