THIs in-depth study, carried out by one of Islam's leading scholars, presents a detailed analysis and critique of the classic Orientalist work, Schacht's Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence. Azami's work examines the sources used by Schacht to develop his thesis on the relation of Islamic Law to the Qur'an, and exposes fundamental flaws in Schacht's methodology that lead to conclusions unsupported by the texts examined. This book is an important contribution to Islamic legal studies from an Islamic perspe&ive.
Dr Muhammad al-Azami is Professor at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His publications include Studies in Early Hadith Literature and Studies in Early Hadith Methodology.
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`For the first time we have a work like Azami's; he has devoted literally years of research to the investigation of Hadith and has analysed, tested and passed scholarly judgement on Schacht's argument step by step, working with actual hadith materials. This book is indeed an effective response to Schacht . . .. Azami has, through this and other works, demonstrated himself to be an outstanding scholar of Hadith . . . he is the most well-versed and learned scholar of the Islamic sciences of tradition.'
(Journal ofNear Eastern Studies)
`This work deserves to find a place not only in the libraries of educational institutions and research organizations but also in the personal collections of every serious student of Islam and Islamic law.' (Muslim World Book Revie...read more
Ibn 'Arabi, recognised in his lifetime as al-Shaykh al-Akbar - the supreme spiritual Master - was born in 1165 in Andulusia and died in Damascus in 1240. Over a period of eight centuries he has exerted a profound influence on Islamic mysticism. In recent years a number of important studies have helped acquaint the Western reader with Ibn 'Arabi's metaphysics and this process is now greatly enhanced by the present volume in which Michel Chodkiewicz explores for the first time, the Master's 'hagiology' or teaching on sainthood. Founded on a careful analysis of the relevant texts, Chodkiewicz's work examines this essential aspect of Ibn 'Arabi's formulation of a doctrine of sainthood, defining the nature and function of sainthood, while also specifying the criteria for a typology of saints based on the notion of prophetic inheritance.
This book is a repository of Islamic information, knowledge and wisdom, which not only the general reader but also both student and teacher alike will find indispensable. As well as having its own Alphabetical index, the main body of the book is divided into several key sections including General and Historical Terms, The Qur’an, Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, kalam and Sufiim. As well as presenting a key vocabulary of relevant terminology, each sections also provides details of key text, author and people. This makes it possible for readers to go straight to a particular field or topic without having to pick their way through material not directly relevant to their enquiry, as well as pointing them in the likely direction of further and more detailed research. Although knowledge is an ocean without a shore, the key terminology in this concise yet complete work is bound to assist any genuine seeker to navigate a sure and steady course, insha’allah.
Revised Edition. This book examines Jesus as a prophet teaching the Unity of God, and the historical collapse of Christianity as it abandoned his teaching. The author sketches the dramatic picture of the original followers of Jesus who affirmed Unity. What emerges is that "Christianity" is the fiction that replaced their truth. A work that covers the Gospel of Barnabas, the Gospel of Hermes, the Shephard, early and later Unitarian Christians, Jesus in the Gospels and in the Qur'an and Hadith. The author clearly shows the idea of Jesus as part of a Trinity was a Greek Pagan idea adopted by early Christian mission-aries to gain converts among the Greek, and did not become a widely accepted Christian doctrine until after the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. This revised edition of Jesus, Prophet of Islam comes some eighteen years after the first edition was first published, and seventeen years after its principal co-author, Muhammad Ata ur-Rahim, alehi rahma, died in London, after travelling half way around the world solely in order to be able to complete the book on Jesus, peace be on him, that he had always longed to write.
Although the first edition has never been out of print, the book's other co-author, Ahmad Thomson, became increasingly aware that there was room for improvement in a revised edition, especially as regards integrating new material into the text which was not so readily available when the two authors first commenced work on the book together twenty years ago. Al...read more
An invaluable aid in a multi-cultural society where comparative religion is taught in most schools, this very readable book illustrates in clear and simple words the Qur'anic perspective of the Prophets who were sent by God to mankind. The author presents the fascinating stories of nine of the most well-known Prophets who are described most frequently in the Qur'an, including Adam, Nuh (Noah), Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses), and 'Isa (Jesus), and finishing with the final Prophet, Muhammad, blessings and peace be on him and them. These immensely interesting true stories confirm that all of the Prophets were sent by one and the same God, Allah, and that the original teachings and way of life of all the Prophets were fundamentally the same. Beautifully illustrated in full colour, this book will be attractive to both children and parents alike, as well as being a valuable resource for teachers in both primary and secondary schools. An invaluable source of knowledge that will help to dispel the confusion which is often created by hearing different versions of the same story.
A rich and fascinating collection of stories of faith, courage and heroism sensitively written for children by the author of the best-selling The Muslim Woman's Handbook. Brightly coloured illustrations accompany these stories, in order to help bring the different types of dress, art and culture of different countries more vividly alive in the imagination of young readers.
Imam an-Nawawi assembled his collection of forty-two ahadith together with the absolute minimum of fiqh and commentary necessary for people not to misunderstand their import. Ibn 'Uyaynah said, "Ahadith are misleading exept to those who have fiqh."
The Prophet's Night Journey And Ascent Into Heaven. `Abd-Allah Hajjaj has compiled from al-Fath al-Bari a selection of Hadith on the Isra', the Prophet Muhammad's (S) Night-Journey from the Kab' ah in Makkah to Bayt al-Maqdis - Jerusalem, and the Mi'raj, the Prophet Muhammad's (S) ascension to heaven. This selection of Hadith takes us from Makkah to Jerusalem then up to the seven heavens, to the meetings with previous prophets and shows us the wonders of Paradise.
The Isra' and Mi'raj are of great importance to all Muslims, for this is when Allah commanded the five daily prayers, one of the five pillars of Islam. Also Prophet Muhammad (S) leading all the other prophets in prayer shows that Islam is the fulfilment and perfection of mankind's religious development, and that he was the last and greatest of Allah's Messengers.
This book is an authoritative source on a matter of central importance to everyone: the events of Akhir al-zaman, the final period of this world's history. The work is by Ibn Kathir, an eminent Muslim scholar, and is based entirely upon authentic texts. In many Ahadith, or Traditions, the Blessed Prophet Muhammad (S) described the condition in which people would live in those times. Some of the developments foretold by the Prophet (S) have already come to pass, such as the construction of high-rise buildings in the Middle East, also the frequent break-up of family ties and the almost universal presence of usury.
Numerous Ahadith of the Prophet (S) describe such matters as the Dajjal or Antichrist and other temptations and disasters to which mankind will be subjected to as the disintegration of the natural order of things accelerates. The Last Days are also marked by supernatural apparitions which will manifest on an awesome scale the power of Allah Almighty. For Muslims there can be no more urgent or momentous questions to confront than these. For non-Muslims seeking knowledge about the Islamic perspective, this book presents material of vital importance in a clear English translation.
The author of this book was one of the leading scholars of the 8th century of Islam (the 14th of the Christian era). Born in Busra, Syria, around the turn of that century, Isma'il Abu'I-Fadl `'Umar Ibn Kathir was educated chiefly in Damascus, initially specializing in the study of Hadith. He ...read more
ABOUT THIS BOOK:FATE AND PREDESTINATION, is one of a series of books written by Sheikh Al-Sharawi. (Who is one of the most eminent scholars in Egypt and well received in the Muslim World) to deal with specific religions questions in acomprehensive and definitive manner. In them he explains all the different aspects of the topic involved, removes any misconceptions which have grown up around it and clarifies any difficulties.
This book is particularly important in that it covers the subject matter of the last of the muslim's "pillars of belief", belief in the Divine Decree. A correct understanding of this matter is absolutely necessary if we wish to know how existence really functions and what our place in it is. There is very little in English dealing with this vital topic, which has been the subject of so much debate and difficulty throughout the ages, and this volume therefore is essential reading for all who want to deepen and clarify their understanding of it.
Easy steps in Quran reading is carefully graded manual which covers letter recognition and all the vowels, signs, and rules of reading the Arabic script.It includes some of the basic rules of Quranic recitation r tajwid.The final section contains surah al-Fatihah and the last ten surahs of the Quran.All the words used in the manual are from the Quran.
Who is Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) was the last tract that Khurram Murad wrote as a final part of a trio on the Holy Qur'an and life and message of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). Is is directed towards Muslim youth and non-Muslims alike in the
"At last, a splendid introduction to Islam. Clear, forthright and confident. Succeeds in synthesizing the best of Muslim thought of the last three decades. Islam the Natural Way is an authentic presentation of Islam and its worldview." M A Sherif, The Muslim News, London."The long-awaited book for Muslim parents and teenagers living in the West. Shows how Islam provides the values for creating a better world." Maryam Davies, Crescent International, London.Used in homes, in training courses for youth and social workers, and examination courses on Islam.Deals with such topies as God and creation, human history, freedom and responsibility, good and evil, personal development, work and leisure, the family and social relationsships, sex and sex education, attitudes to other faiths and global issues such as war and violence, ecology and the environment, and human destiny.Some more reviews and readers' comments: "I found Islam the Natural Way to be the very best I have read in content and in presentation, in bringing the truth of Islam to western readers." E. Graham Barrie, Mancheser, UK."A most beautiful and enlightening presentation of Islam." Abd al-Bari, Indiana State Reformatory, USA."All Muslims should try to acquire this book." Talib ud-Din, Islamic Council of Jamaica, West Indies."We are impressed." Dora Wong, Editor, Australia Muslim News, Adelaide."A wonderful work. so effective that people keep requesting it." B. Aisha Lemu, Islamic Educational Trust, Nigeria.
Michele Messaoudi, illus. Rukiah Peckham] A little boy warmly praises his mother and recounts the many wonderful experiences he shares with her every day. Beautiful pictures and clever rhymes combine to illustrate the honorable and blessed roles mothers .
An exciting and colourful introduction to the world of animals, which is a hymn in itself, bringing out in full glory the wonders of Allah's creation
Ahadith are the sayings, deeds and approvals of the Prophet (S) under Divine guidance and are generally traced back to the Prophet (S) as regards to their authority. But some Ahadith hold a distinct place and are termed as Ahadith Qudsi (Sacred Ahadith) a
In this book, all the relevant verses have been discussed reasonably, rationally, and sincerely; and the essence of the Qur'an and Sunnah is placed in a very simple and appealing manner. And this is the reason that the right persons, beyond groupism and prejudices, have boon adopting the correct Islamic path-the path of the Qur'an and Sunnah-under the influence of the basic facts and proofs produced herein.
The author refers to the Quranic verses and Ahadith by interpreting them in a very simple and comprehensible style, and also brings to light the true status of all the unlawful customs and rituals which are commonly practiced in the society and are detrim
In this book, Allama Hafiz Ibn Hajar Asqalani has recorded the true significance of almost each Hadith, thus making it more valuable and useful in many respects. He has also mentioned the origins of the Ahadith and made a comparison of the versions in case the source are more than one. One more distinctive feature, along with others, is that the versions have also been shortened to present just the main purpose of the Hadith according to its classification under the chapter. Because of these preferential qualities, Bulugh Al-Maram has been accepted widely and is among the most sought after books of Ahadith
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