MAS Publications is proud to publish the second edition of Sincerity: The Essential Quality, which aims to help Muslims in general and active Muslims in particular develop and maintain this important quality. The book, originally authored by Shaykh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, was translated and published by MAS Youth in 2007.
Print versions will be made available soon insha’Allah.
Rising Soul is a guidebook for readers of all ages who are traveling the path of self-purification and tarbiya. This book is a translation of Al-Mukhtasar Al-Mufid fee Tarbiyat An-Nafs by Dr. Muhammad Mansur, a simplified, condensed summary of some of the famous foundational works in self-purification such as Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali’s Revival of the Islamic Sciences (Ihyaa’ Ulum Ad-Deen). The Rising Soul translation, now in its third edition, was adapted and rewritten for a Muslim-American context, and relies on Islamic sources and contemporary examples to help the reader chart a path of self-improvement. Following a three-step approach, the book guides the reader to identify and attack bad habits in “Part One”, replace them with positive qualities in “Part Two”, and revitalize the soul with worship in “Part Three”.
Our daily schedules today are packed. Whether as students, professionals, parents, or activists, most Muslims struggle to spend even half an hour reading the Quran or properly performing the five daily prayers. Yet, we understand that true comfort depends on a close relationship with our Creator. Remembrance of Allah helps us establish this closeness with Him in our daily lives. This comfort and inner peace are described in Surah Ar-Ra’d: “Those who believe, and whose hearts find serenity in the remembrance of Allah: for without doubt, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find serenity.
Al-Ma’thurat is the title of a short work compiled by Hasan Al-Banna. The booklet consists of supplications and Quranic verses based on authentic sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) to be recited mornings and evenings. Al-Ma’thurat is an answer to every Muslim’s need for a daily portion of dhikr—remembrance of Allah, Exalted and High—so that he or she can maintain a strong, steadfast connection with Him throughout daily life. For the Muslim activist, this connection with Allah is critical. Imam Al-Banna recognized the need for a daily portion of remembrance based upon authentic hadeeth— sayings of the Prophet. MAS encourages every Muslim to adopt a daily portion of remembrance and practice it devoutly, whether individually or in a group.
Ma’thurat is accessible online for reading at MuslimAmericanSociety.org/mathurat
MAS Blogs and Projects
InTheShadeOfRamadan.tv (ISR) Video Series
“In the Shade of Ramadan” is an annual online video series produced by MAS Youth during the month of Ramadan every year. It is a series of educational and motivational reflections on the month of Ramadan featuring various speakers across the country. ISR is now in Season 6 as of Ramadan 2013.
GrowMamaGrow is an online community of American Muslim mothers and young women. The project provides a supportive, friendly, and non-judgmental space for women to share experiences, support one another, grow in their spirituality, and inspire each other.
40HadithNawawi.com, as a project of Muslim American Society (MAS), is an effort to rejuvenate the study of Imam Nawawi’s 40 Hadith and to provide Islamic workers/activists with authentic translation, commentary, and inspiration for implementation in our modern context.
In MAS, members are placed in weekly halaqas or usrahs to develop a working understanding (fahm) of Islam that allows them to function with the best character and etiquettes in the community. MAS wholeheartedly believes action must be based on knowledge, and that knowledge must produce action. As Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.”
MAS IJC’s mission is to work for solidarity in the community by welcoming the stranger, but also to help the community to understand the stranger. MAS IJC recognizes the inalienable right of all persons to human dignity, and therefore, assists and advocates for immigrants to attain family unity, economic independence and social integration. MAS IJC offers “Cultural Competency Training” to agencies who are most likely to come into contact with the immigrant community. For more information please visit: http://www.masijc.org/