"Stay cautious of your nafs [ego]. No trial has afflicted you except through it. Do not make peace with it, for by God, no one can bring honor to it except one who has humiliated it, and no one can bring greatness to it except one who has made it insignificant and submissive, and no one can make it whole except one who has broken it, and no one can bring rest to it except one who has exhausted it, and no one can bring security to it except one who has frightened it, and no one can bring happiness to it except one who has brought sadness to it."This book provides a wide selection of quotations taken from ten of the best books of Ibn al-Qayyim (full name Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah), famous Medieval theologian and spiritual writer and companion of Ibn Taymiyyah, translated into easy, accessible English for the modern reader.
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 03/24/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 297 pages
HTML & CSS for Complete Beginners makes it extremely easy to get into HTML and CSS through step by step instructions and numerous screenshots and examples, making it easy for readers to follow along. If you want a practical guide that does not overwhelm you with petty details, then this is the book for you. The book uses the latest versions of HTML and CSS (HTML5 and CSS3) and presents various aspects of building beautiful layouts using the latest techniques.
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 02/22/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 363 pages
"Be glad if you sense a darkness in your heart after (sinning), for if there was no light in your heart, you would not be able to sense the darkness." —Ibn al-JawziAbul Faraj Ibn al-Jawzi is one of the greatest and most prolific writers in Islamic history, belonging to the era of the Islamic Golden Age. His writings have inspired and guided generations of Islamic scholars and ordinary Muslims for centuries. A Beautiful Path to God is a collection of quotations from Ibn al-Jawzi's best-known books, selected to provide a beneficial and heart-touching mixture of inspiring reminders, snippets of rare and beautiful insights, and guidance toward living a balanced spiritual life modeled after the life of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and his Companions.Among the topics covered are:
- How to increase one's piety and dedication to God.
- Avoiding common pitfalls suffered on one's spiritual journey.
- Purifying one's intentions from pride and the desire to show off.
- Balancing the present-life with the afterlife, neglecting the rights and duties of neither.
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 08/22/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Cloud Computing for Complete Beginners: Building and Scaling High-Performance Web Servers on the Amazon Cloud
Cloud Computing for Complete Beginners makes it extremely easy to get into the business of setting up and managing your own Cloud servers. The book provides detailed instructions and numerous screenshots and command line examples, making it easy for readers to follow along and build and configure their servers without having to do any guesswork.This book is meant as a quick crash course to get you going as soon as possible. It helps you avoid running in circles and spending hours reading forums and online articles to find out what you need to do next. Everything important is already in here!
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 03/02/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 97 pages
Ikram Hawramani's Traditional and Modern Arabic Baby Names is the definitive English-language work on Arabic baby names, spanning thousands of names from before Islam to the present day. The book is the result of five years of research cataloguing and describing names in use by Muslims, both rare and common. Great care has been taken to ensure the correctness of the meanings provided; all meanings have been validated across various dictionaries and references, such as Taj al-Lughah wa Sihaah al-Arabiyyah by Isma`eel bin Hammad al-Jawhari (11th century CE), Lisaan al-Arab by Ibn Manzur (14th century), al-Qamoos al-Muheet by Fairuzabadi (15th century), and contemporary sources such as the Loghatnameh of Dehkhoda, Qamoos al-Asmaa’ al-Arabiyyah by Shafeeq al-Arna’ut, Asmaa’ al-Banaat wa Ma`aanihaa by Muhammad Ibraheem Saleem, Qamoos al-Asmaa’ al-Arabiyyah wal Mu`arrabah by Dr. Hanaa Nasr al-Hatti, and the Sultan Qaboos Encyclopedia of Arab Names by a research team at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman.Besides providing meanings, variant spellings of the names and the occasional historical note are provided. A note is provided for names that are mentioned in the Qur'an (Quranic baby names).
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 03/25/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Object-Oriented PHP Best Practices: A Small Handbook of Conventions for Writing Readable, Sustainable OOPHP Code
Object-Oriented PHP Best Practices is a book for beginners to object-oriented programming in a PHP environment.Ikram, a web developer who has been building websites since 2001, and his colleagues spent a year rewriting a 450,000-line educational system written in PHP that was an utter and complete mess, the result of a decade of constant changes in programmers in managers, with such wonders as a 2000 line functions doing upwards of 100 database calls to retrieve a student's name, and with band-aids thrown over known issues, and band-aids thrown over these band-aids, until the general accretion of mistakes and bad judgments had led to entire parts of the system being so massively convoluted that no previous programmer had been willing to touch them.As the team refactored the project, Ikram was tasked with taking extensive notes to create a list of conventions that would ease the task of rescuing the project from its tar pit, and more importantly, prevent it from falling back into the pit again as time passed and the project changed hands again. The result was a conventions document that Ikram extended into this book, which summarizes his most important findings. Ikram presents a set of simple yet powerful conventions (sometimes unintuitive) that ensure an object-oriented PHP project stays lean, modular, easy to read and easy to build upon. Most PHP programmers eventually gravitate toward these conventions as they learn painful lessons from past mistakes. This book takes the pain out of the process by identifying these mistakes early and helping you avoid them before you make them.
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 03/24/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 101 pages
Baby Names for Muslims: Traditional and Modern Boy and Girl Names from Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Other World Languages Permissible in Islam
Baby Names for Muslims is a baby name reference for Muslims that includes over 5000 names, with meanings and variant spellings provided. All of the names have been verified using trusted academic sources in order to ensure the correctness of the meanings and the appropriateness of their use by Muslims. The book includes names from both Eastern and Western languages. A note is provided underneath Arabic names found in the Quran.
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 02/23/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 715 pages
Ikram Hawramani's Traditional Islamic Baby Names is the definitive English-language work on traditional names from Islamic history, spanning over 1500 male and female given names belonging to more than 9000 of the Companions (friends and peers) of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as recorded in history books. The names are sourced from respected scholarly works on the lives of the Companions, such as Usud al-Ghabah fi Ma`rifat al-Sahabah by Ibn al-Athir (1160 - 1233 CE) and Mawsoo`at Hayaat al-Sahaabah (Encyclopedia of the Lives of the Companions) by Muhammad Sa`eed Mubayyid (published 2000 CE).Great care has been taken to ensure the correctness of the meanings provided; all meanings have been validated across various respected references, such as Taj al-Lughah wa Sihaah al-Arabiyyah by Isma`eel bin Hammad al-Jawhari (11th century CE), Lisaan al-Arab by Ibn Manzur (14th century), al-Qamoos al-Muheet by Fairuzabadi (15th century), and contemporary sources such as Qamoos al-Asmaa’ al-Arabiyyah by Shafeeq al-Arna’ut, Asmaa’ al-Banaat wa Ma`aanihaa by Muhammad Ibraheem Saleem, Qamoos al-Asmaa’ al-Arabiyyah wal Mu`arrabah by Dr. Hanaa Nasr al-Hatti, and the Sultan Qaboos Encyclopedia of Arab Names by a research team at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman.
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 03/26/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 270 pages
This book is a lighthearted treatment of the various mistakes that J.K. Rowling made in the writing of her famous Harry Potter series. Through her careful analysis of the books, not to mention reading the entire series cover-to-cover over 15 times, Solberg has discovered many interesting and noteworthy inconsistencies in the books, including some that no one else has probably discovered to date.Harry Potter fans will enjoy revisiting many memorable scenes from the books while saying "How did I miss that?" time after time.
Published by: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 05/28/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 41 pages