Dr. Brown is a practicing ophthalmologist, a revert to Islam, and the author of several ground-breaking books of Islamic Dawa (i.e., invitation). His first book, The First and Final Commandment, is a comprehensive argument in support of the Islamic claim of continuity of revelation. This present book, Bearing True Witness, is designed to assist the new convert in navigating the more controversial issues of their new, chosen religion of Islam. Inspired, assisted and approved by Shaykh Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi, this book as well as Dr. Brown's other works, is available online through his website,
Islam's brilliant contributions to science, art, and culture, are a timeless and precious heritage, which should be historically preserved for future generations. The great achievements of Muslim scholars are rarely if at all acknowledged in formal education, and today their identity, origins and impact remain largely obscure. This collection of papers aims to give readers a brief introduction to the intellectual history of Muslims and the contributions that eminent Muslim scholars have made in certain specific fields of knowledge including basic and applied physical and biological sciences, medicine, legal and political theories and practices, economic and financial concepts, models, and institutions, etc.
The preservation of civilization necessitates a better understanding, sharing, and recognition of our common human heritage. Given today's widespread negative stereotyping and falsely generated misunderstanding of Islam and Muslims, the publication of these papers on "Muslim Contributions to World Civilization" is vital to help repair the wrong that is being perpetrated and restore the historical truth, which is being distorted.
This collection of papers presents a reformist project calling upon Muslim intellectuals and scholars everywhere to comprehend the vast breadth and depth of the crisis engulfing Muslim thought today and the necessity of solving this crisis to enable the Ummah to experience a revival and fulfill its role among the nations of the world. The reader will find a variety of articles dealing with this intellectual crisis, these include a chapter on ijtihad's role and history, important since our intellectual problems cannot be solved without the scholars' use of independent reasoning and creativity. Another discusses imitation (taqlid) calling upon Muslim scholars and intellectuals to abandon imitation and to stop favoring the past over the present when trying to solve modern problems. Another looks at human rights.
"It is refreshing to read a work by a traditional scholar dissecting the mental climate of the Muslims as they enter the first decade of the new millennium. Considering his background it takes great courage for Shaykh Taha to expose what he sees as intellectual reductionism dominating some Islamists. The Muslims today are sleeping over an accumulated treasure of ideas produced by creative thinkers of the past. Shaykh Taha puts up a vigorous case for a new practice of ijtihad, which could not be operational without recourse to the rich legacy of intellectual resources."
Anwar Ibrahim, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
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With the end of the early Islamic period, Muslim scholars came to sense that a rift had begun to emerge between the eachings and, principles of Islam and Muslims' daily reality nd practices. The most important means by which scholars ought to restore the intimate contact between Muslims nd the Qur'an was to study the objectives of Islam, the auses behind Islamic legal rulings and the intentions and goals underlying the Shariah, or Islamic Law. They made it clear that every legal ruling in Islam has a function which it performs, an aim which it realizes, a cause, be it explicit or implicit, and an intention which it seeks to fulfill, and all of this in order to realize benefit to human beings or to ward off harm or corruption. They showed how these intentions, and higher objectives might at times be contained explicitly in the texts of the Qur'an and the Sunnah, while at other times, scholars might bring them to light by means of independent reasoning based on their understanding of the Qur'an and the Sunnah within a framework of time and space.
This book represents a pioneering contribution presenting a comprehensive theory of the objectives of Islamic Law in its various aspects, as well as a painstaking study of objectives-based thought as pioneered by the father of objectives-based jurisprudence, Imam Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi; in addition, the author presents us with an important study of al-Shatibi himself which offers a wealth of new, beneficial information about the life, t...read more
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