Research Works

The Works of Shaykh-ul-Islam

Shaykh-ul-Islam is a prolific author and researcher. He has authored around 1000 books out of which 400 books are already published, and the rest of them are yet to be published. An unrivalled orator and speaker, he has delivered over 5000 lectures (in Urdu, English and Arabic), on a wide range of subjects, which are available on cassette, CD, DVD formats as well as online.

The following represents a selection of his printed works:

Works on Qur’anic Tafsir (in number totaling 80 works) include:

  • Irfan al-Qur’an (the Meanings of the Qur’an — Urdu and English versions)
  • Tafsir Minhaj al-Qur’an (al-Futuhat al-Madaniyya — 14 volumes U.P.)
  • Tafsir Sura al-Fatiha (partly published, totaling 7 volumes), the largest available publication on this subject.
  • Kashf al-Ghita ʻan Maʻrifat al-Aqsam li-l-Mustafa (Tafsir in Arabic on the excellence of the Holy Prophet — blessings and peace be upon him).
  • Tasmiyya al-Qur’an (a voluminous book on the meanings of Bism Allah)
  • Manahij al-‘Irfan fi Lafz al-Qur’an (a voluminous book on the meanings of the word Qur’an)
  • Meaning of Ayat al-Kursi (a voluminous book)
  • Development of Human Personality in the Light of Sura al-Fatiha
  • Islamic Philosophy of Human Life
  • No Coercion in Religion
  • al-ʻIrfan fi Fadaʼil wa Adab al-Qurʼan (recitation of the Qur’an; virtues and manners)
  • Islamic Concept of Human Nature
  • Qur’anic Philosophy of Da‘wa

And many others

Works on Hadith compilation and the science of Hadith (in number totaling 100 works):

  • Jami‘ as-Sunna fi ma Yahtaj Ilayhi Akhir al-Umma (a comprehensive compilation of 25,000 ahadith, totaling 20 volumes U.P.)
  • al-Minhaj as-Sawiyy min al-Hadith an-Nabawiyy (4 volumes — collection of 5,000 ahadith compiled on the pattern and style of al-Imam an-Nawawi’s Riyad as-Salihin and al-Khatib at-Tabrizi’s Mishkat al-Masabih relevant to the modern age). Its abridged version Mukhtasar Al-Minhaj as-Sawiyy was published with compliments and tributes of Shaykh al-Azhar as-Sayyid Dr Muhammad Tantawi, a renowned Muhaddith of Egypt, ash-Shaykh Dr Ahmad ‘Umar Hashim, Ex-Vice Chancellor of Jami‘a al-Azhar, Cairo, and Grand Mufti of Egypt ash-Shaykh Dr ‘Ali Jumu‘a and others.
  • al-‘Ata fi Ma‘rifat al-Mustafa (4 volumes — collection of 5,000 ahadith on the subjects of the excellence, habits, morals, specialties and miracles of the Holy Prophet — blessings and peace be upon him — on the pattern and style of ash-Shifa of al-Qadi ‘Iyad U.P.)
  • Hidayat al-Umma ‘ala Minhaj al-Qur’an wa’s-Sunna (2 volumes — another collection of 2,200 ahadith)
  • Prophetic Virtues & Miracles
  • Al-Wafa fi Rahmat an-Nabi al-Mustafa
  • Al-Makana al-‘Aliyya fi’l-Khasa’is an-Nabawiyya
  • Al-Mizat an-Nabawiyya fi’l-Khasa’is ad-Dunwiyya
  • Al-‘Azama an-Nabawiyya fi’l-Khasa’is al-Barzakhiyya
  • Al-Futuhat an-Nabawiyya fi’l-Khasa’is al-Ukhrawiyya
  • Al-Jawahir an-Naqiyya fi ash-Shuma’il an-Nabawiyya
  • Al-Matalib as-Saniyya fi’l-‘Adat an-Nabawiyya
  • Al-Minahat as-Samadiyya fi’l-Ikhtiyarat an-Nabawiyya
  • Al-Imtiyazat an-Nabawiyya fi’l-‘Ulum al-Ghaybiyya
  • Al-Fawz al-Jali fi at-Tawassul bi’n-Nabi
  • Ash-Sharaf al-‘Ali fi at-Tabarruk bi’n-Nabi
  • an-Nur al-Mubin fi Hayat an-Nabi al-Amin
  • Al-Minhal as-Safi fi Ziyarat Qabr an-Nabi
  • Ghayat as-Sifa fi Husn Jasad al-Mustafa
  • Al-‘Asal an-Naqi fi Asma’ an-Nabi
  • an-Najaba fi Manaqib as-Sahaba wa’l-Qaraba (virtues of the Companions and the Family of the Holy Prophet [blessings and peace be upon him])
  • Rawdat as-Salikin fi Manaqib al-Awliya’ wa’s-Salihin (Virtues of the Friends of Allah and the Pious)
  • Ahsan ’s-Sana’a fi Ithbat ash-Shafa’a (Intercession)
  • Rahat al-Qulub fi Madhi ’n-Nabiyyi al-Mahbub (Hymn of the Holy Prophet [blessings and peace be upon him])
  • Kashf al-Asrar fi Mahabbat al-Mawjudat li-Sayyid al-Abrar
  • al-Badra’t-Tamam ‘ala Sahib’id-Dunuww wa’l-Maqam (virtues of Greetings and Salutations on the Holy Prophet [blessings and peace be upon him])
  • Ahsana’s-Subul fi Manaqib al-Anbiya’ wa’r-Rusul (virtues of the Prophets and Messengers)
  • as-Sayf al-Jali ‘ala Munkir Wilayat ‘Ali
  • al-Qawl al-Mu‘tabar fi’l-Imam al-Muntazar
  • al-Qawl al-Qawiyy fi Sama‘ al-Hasan ‘an ‘Ali (a book on the science of Hadith in Arabic language. It establishes the fact that al-Hasan of Busra met ‘Ali and heard him narrate traditions.)
  • al-Kanz ath-Thamin fi Fadilat adh-Dhikr wa’dh-Dhakirin (Pearls of Remembrance)
  • al-Khutba as-Sadida fi Usul al-Hadith wa Furu‘ al-‘Aqida (a brief textbook on the science of Hadith in the Arabic language)
  • al-‘Abdiyya fi’l-Hadrat as-Samadiyya (Rights of Allah on His Slaves)
  • Al-Marwiyyat as-Sulamiyya min al-Ahadith an-Nabawiyya
  • Al-Marwiyyat al-Qushayriyya min al-Ahadith an-Nabawiyya
  • Al-Marwiyyat as-Suhrawardiyya min al-Ahadith an-Nabawiyya
  • Marwiyyat ash-Shaykh al-Akbar min Ahadith an-Nabi al-Athar
  • al-Lubab fi’l-Huquq wa’l-Adab (Rights and Manners)
  • Righteous Character & Excellence of Social Interaction
  • An-Najah fi A‘mal al-Birr wa as-Sadaqa wa as-Salah
  • Ad-Da‘wat wa’l-Adhkar min Sunna an-Nabi al-Mukhtar
  • al-Futuhat fi’l-Adhkar ba‘d as-Salawat
  • Al-Manahil as-Safiyya fi Sharaf al-Umma al-Muhammadiyya
  • Imam Abu Hanifa: Imam al-A’imma fi’l-Hadith (4 volumes)

And many others

Works on Islamic ‘Aqida (in number totaling 100 works) include:

  • Majmu‘at al-‘Aqa’id (25 volumes — an unprecedented compendium on Islamic Faith and Theology)
  • Kitab at-Tawhid (a detailed treatise on the concept of the unity of Allah running into 2 volumes)
  • Kitab ar-Risala (2 volumes — a detailed treatise on the excellence of Prophethood and highly esteemed station of the Holy Prophet — blessings and peace be upon him)
  • Kitab as-Sunna (2 volumes — a comprehensive treatise on the authority, science and compilation of hadith and sunna)
  • Makanat ar-Risala wa’s-Sunna
  • Kitab al-Bid‘a (a comprehensive work on the concept of “innovations” in Islam)
  • Kitab al-Iman (Basic Tenets of Faith)
  • Kitab al-Islam (Pillars of Islam)
  • Kitab al-Ihsan (Book on Spiritual Excellence)
  • Kitab az-Ziyara (Book on Visiting the Graves)
  • Kitab al-Baraka (Book on Blessings)
  • Kitab ash-Shafa‘a (Book on Intercession)
  • Kitab at-Tawassul (Book on Intermediation)
  • at-Ta‘zim wa’l-‘Ibada (Reverence and Worship)
  • al-Wasa’it ash-Shar‘iyya (Lawful Means and Linkages)
  • Reverence of Prophethood
  • Finality of Prophethood
  • al-Mawlid an-Nabawiyy ([blessings and peace be upon him)] Celebration of Mawlid] The largest ever written work on this subject, consisting of approximately 850 pages)
  • ‘Ilm al-Ghayb (Book on the Knowledge of the Unseen)
  • Ascension of the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him)
  • Love and Reverence of the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him)
  • The Central Point of Iman
  • Prisoners of the Beauty of Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him)

And many others

Works on the Biography (Sira) of the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) and his virtuous characteristics:

  • Sirat ar-Rasul (collection of 14 volumes, the largest collection ever written in the Urdu language)
  • Muqaddima as-Sira (2 volumes — an unprecedented work in Islamic history on the pattern of Muqaddima Ibn Khaldun)
  • Khasa’is al-Mustafa (Holy Prophet’s Exclusive Virtues)
  • Shama’il al-Mustafa (Holy Prophet’s Personal Characteristics and Habits)
  • Asma’ al-Mustafa (Meanings and Interpretation of the Holy Prophet’s Names)
  • Dala’il al-Barakat (2500 styles of greetings and salutations on the Holy Prophet — blessings and peace be upon him — a masterpiece of Arabic literature, written in the style of the well-read Dala’il al-Khayrat of Imam Jazuli)
  • Political Aspect of the Prophet’s Sira
  • Economic Aspect of the Prophet’s Sira
  • Administrative Aspect of the Prophet’s Sira
  • Constitutional Aspect of the Prophet’s Sira
  • Scientific Aspect of the Prophet’s Sira
  • Cultural Aspect of the Prophet’s Sira
  • Historical Aspect of the Prophet’s Sira
  • Aspect of Human Rights in the Prophet’s Sira
  • Aspect of Peace and Integration in the Prophet’s Sira
  • Diplomatic Relations in the Prophet’s Sira
  • Relations to Non-Muslims in the Prophet’s Sira
  • Revolutionary Struggle in the Prophet’s Sira
  • Qur’an on the Characteristics of the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him)

And many others

Works on Islamic Law and Jurisprudence (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) totaling around 60 works:

  • Islamic Penal System and Philosophy (Shaykh-ul-Islam’s doctoral thesis)
  • Islamic Concept of Law
  • Salient Characteristics of Islamic Law
  • Islamic Concept of Crime
  • A Comparative Study of Islamic and Western Concepts of Law
  • Islam and Criminality
  • Legal Character of Islamic Punishments
  • al-Hukm ash-Shar‘i (a book on Usul al-Fiqh [Islamic jurisprudence])
  • Sources of Islamic Law
  • Philosophy of Ijtihad and the Modern World
  • Ijtihad — Meaning, Kinds and Scope
  • Jurisprudential Methodology of Islamic Research
  • Islamic Concept of State
  • Qur’anic Basis of Constitutional Theory
  • Concept of Jail and Imprisonment in Islam
  • Difference between the Text and its Exegesis

And many others

Works on Islamic Political and Economic Systems:

  • The Constitution of Madina (a detailed exposition of the first ever written constitution in human history)
  • Khilafa and Democracy (a voluminous work on the subject of Islamic Political System U.P.)
  • Islamic Economic System, its Origin and Development
  • Qawa‘id al-Iqtisad fi’l-Islam ([Arabic] Principles of Islamic Economics)
  • Qur’anic Philosophy of Change (2 volumes)
  • Islamic Economy and Interest-free Banking
  • Qur’anic Philosophy of Rise and Fall of the Nations
  • Islam — a Religion of Balance and Moderation
  • Nizam Mustafa: a Message and Struggle for Change
  • Objectives of the Raising of Prophets (blessings and peace be upon them)

And many others

Works on Tasawwuf and Spirituality; around 50 works on Islamic Science of Mysticism and Spiritualism:

  • Kitab al-Ihsan
  • Reality of Tasawwuf
  • Practical Code of Spirituality
  • Obedience to Allah
  • Pearls of Remembrance of Allah
  • Love of Allah
  • Wariness of Allah
  • The Beauty of Pious Deeds
  • The Beauty of Spiritual States
  • The Beauty of Good Morals
  • Purification of Heart and Soul
  • Corruption of the Heart and its Cure
  • Our Real Homeland
  • Sin and Repentance
  • Qur’anic Categorization of People
  • Deeds and Spiritual Intoxication
  • Life — a War between Good and Evil
  • Morality of Prophets (blessings and peace be upon them)
  • The Awliya’: Companies and Narrations
  • al-Fuyudat al-Muhammadiyya

And many others

Works on Human Rights and Modern Sciences:

  • Human Rights in Islam
  • Islam on the Rights of Women
  • Islam on the Rights of Children
  • Islam on the Rights of Senior Citizens
  • Islam on the Rights of Non-Muslims
  • Islam on the Rights of the Disabled
  • Islam and Science
  • Qur’an on Creation and Evolution of Man
  • Qur’an on Creation and Expansion of the Universe
  • Islam on Prevention of Heart Diseases
  • Spiritualism and Magnetism
  • Issues of the Modern Age and their Solutions

And many others

Miscellaneous Works:

  • Islam in Various Perspectives
  • How to end Extremism and Sectarianism?
  • Our Religious Downfall and its Trifold Defence Strategy
  • Multidimensional Attack on Iman
  • The Real Concept of Jihad
  • Jihad: a Charity
  • Islamic Concept of Knowledge
  • True Knowledge: a Creative or an Interpretative Phenomenon
  • Reformable Aspects of Religious and Secular Sciences
  • The Real Base of Piety

And many others

Fatwa on Suicide Bombings and Terrorism:

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri issued a historic fatwa, or Islamic decree, on the vital matter of suicide bombings and terrorist attacks carried out in the name of Islam. It is regarded as a significant and historic step, the first time that such an explicit and unequivocal decree against the perpetrators of terror has been broadcast so widely. The original fatwa has been written in Urdu, and amounts to 600 pages of research and references from the Qur’an, Hadith, opinions of the Companions (of the Prophet), and the widely accepted classical texts of Islamic scholarship. The comprehensiveness and extent of the original work is meant to leave no doubt, and no stone unturned, in order to remove any possible justification for the suicide attacks that the perpetrators or their supporters may offer. Indeed, Shaykh-ul-Islam went that crucial step forward and announced categorically that suicide bombings and attacks against civilian targets were not only condemned by Islam, but rendered the perpetrators totally out of the fold of Islam, in other words, to be unbelievers. Furthermore, in what is unprecedented in recent Islamic scholarship, this work draws out scriptural, historical, and classical scholarly references highlighting the obligations of Governments of Islamic nations to deal decisively to root out terrorist elements from society. This historic work has been translated into major languages of