Al-Munqidl Min Ad-Dzalal, al-Ghazali

al-Misykat al-Anwar, Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

al-Futuhat al-Makiyyah, Ibnu ‘Arabi

Wa ‘Allam-a Ãdam-a al-Asmâ

Ahmad Yasin bin Asymuni al-Jaruni, Wa ‘Allam-a Ãdam-a al-Asmâ`, 40 pages, published and interpreted to pesantren version by al-Ma’had al-Islami as-Salafi Hidayatuth Thullab of Petuk Islamic Boarding School (Pondok Pesantren Petuk), Semen Sub-district, Kediri District, no year of publication; obtained from Pondok Pesantren Petuk. [Koran Interpretation]

 

This book thoroughly explains the meanings contained in the verse “Wa ‘Allam-a Ãdam-a al-Asmâ` Kullahâ” (And God taught Adam all the names) and focuses in one aspect; education and knowledge. Knowledge is the only thing which raised mankind’s rank in the eye of God. There is no limit and dicothomy of knowledge itself. The verse explains that Adam was granted knowledge of all names by God, without exception. This indicates that all types of knowledge can be learned and acquired by man, because from the very beginning, God had given all kinds of knowledge to Adam as the father of mankind and the first man created based on science. The author describes the importance of knowledge, learning, scholars, and teaching what has been extracted from the Koran, hadith, the guidance of the Prophet’s friends, and the Islamic scholars’ descriptions. [Mukti Ali el-Qum]

Al­-Basmalah min Jihah Funûn al­‘Ilm

This book explains Basmalah from the standpoint of classical Islamic tradition.

Tafsîr al¬-Fâtihah

Ahmad Yasin bin Asymuni al¬-Jaruni, Tafsîr al-¬Fâtihah, 81 pages, published and interpreted to pesantren version by al-Ma’had al-Islami as-Salafi Hidayatuth Thullab of Petuk Islamic Boarding School (Pondok Pesantren Petuk), Semen Sub-district, Kediri District, no year of publication; obtained from Pondok Pesantren Petuk. [Koran Interpretation]

This book discusses the interpretation, wisdom, benefits, and the numbers contained in surat al-¬Fatihah. According to the author, the verses in holds a number of benefits: (1). Al-hamdulillâh contains 17 benefits (faidah); (2). Rabb al-‘âlamîn contains 6 benefits; (3). Al-¬Rahmân al-¬Rahîm contains 6 benefits; (4). Mâliki yawm al-dîn contains 4 benefits; (5).Iyyaka na’budu wa iyyâka nasta’în contains 7 benefits; (6). Ihdinâ al¬-shirâth al-mustaqîm contains 3 benefits; (7). Shirâth al¬-ladzîna an’amta ‘alayhim contains 3 benefits; (8). Ghayr al-maghdhûbi ‘alayhim wa lâ al-dhâllîn contains 10 benefits.

In general, the author divides the book into three parts. First, the part explaining the reasoning and rationale behind the al-Fatiha interpretation. Second, the part explaining about ‘doors’ in man that can be entered by evil. There are at least three doors, through which evil can enter from: (1). Lust, the sexuality drive in human beings which asks to be chanelled to someone other than one’s husband/wife, also known as adultery. And the devil always encourages man to commit adultery. Lust should not be killed and removed, but chanelled through husband/wife relationship, in accordance with Islamic law; (2). Ghadhab (anger). Self-control is essential for humans. Because if one is unable to control it, then lust and anger will take over and bring harm to oneself and for others; (3). Carnality. These three doors must always be vigilantly guarded so as not to give a chance for evil to get through it.

Third, The author emphasizes that al-Fatihah is a surah that contains all guidance in understanding the beginning of creation, the process of consciousness, and the final resting place man. [Mukti Ali el¬-Qum]

Tafsîr Bismillâh-i al-Rahmân al-Rahîm

Ahmad Yasin bin Asymuni al-Jaruni, Tafsîr Bismillâh-i al-Rahmân al-Rahîm, 65 pages, published and interpreted to pesantren version by al-Ma’had al-Islami as-Salafi Hidayatuth Thullab of Petuk Islamic Boarding School (Pondok Pesantren Petuk), Semen Sub-district, Kediri District, no year of publication; obtained from Pondok Pesantren Petuk. [Koran Interpretation]

This book explains the interpretation of Basmalah. Basmalah is so important because some scholars believe that all previous divine scriptures sent by God to His messengers (the Torah, the Psalms, and the Bible) was summarized and recorded in the Koran. Surely what is recorded is the universal values and the values of monotheism (tauhid) which confirms the existence and oneness of God—eventhough there are different ways and patterns in the aspect of worship and servitude to God, the one purpose is to worship and serve God.

While the Koran is summarized in Surat al-Fâtihah, surat al-Fâtihah is summarized in the Basmalah. And the Basmalah is summarized in one dot over the letter “Ba” located in the very beginning of the word Basmalah. The Basmallah is so significant that all Muslims’ activities should be started with the word. The author does not only interpret Basmalah only in itself (literally), but also discuss a number of issues related to the Basmalah, different ways of pronouncing it, and disclosing its privileges. [Mukti Ali el-Qum]