THE QUR'AN: BASIC TEACHINGS is an anthology of passages from the Qur'an selected and arranged in such a way that it may give a total view of the essential message of the Book, initiate the reader into its world-view and values, capture some flavour from its style, bring the reader's imagination into vivid contact with the vision of the Qur'anic model of man and society and bring him closer to God, the Lord of the Universe. An effort has been made to translate the meaning of the Qur'anic verses into contemporary English. The selections have been grouped under relevant headings showing how the Qur'an provides guidance for the multifarious facets of human life. More important headings include the Qur'anic view of itself, the story of creation, Tawhid (Oneness of God), Risala (Prophethood), Akhira (Life after Death), morality, norms of social behaviour, structure of Islamic society, mutual rights and responsibilities of individual and state, economic system and the nature of the mission of the Islamic community. This new edition contains the text of the Qur'An side by side with the English translation.
THE QUR'AN: BASIC TEACHINGS is a handy reference book for all, Muslims and non-Muslims, teachers and students, scholars and laymen alike. THE ISLAMIC FOUNDATION is an educational and research organization devoted to making Islam a living reality in our age. For this purpose, it aims to improve human communication and develop a better understanding of Islam among all people of the ...read more
The development of the disciplines and branches of knowledge which were related to the understanding of the Qur'an and are considered necessary for this purpose - what is known as `clam al-Qur'an - began in the lifetime of the Prophet himself, peace and blessings be upon him. Numerous books have since been written on this subject, in most Muslim languages. However, until now there was no book in English language on this subject. The author has therefore rendered a great service by compiling the first English book,which fills a very serious and deeply-felt gap. An average English reader who has no access to an Arabic text like al-itqan had nothing to help him/her in understanding the Qur'an. This book is precise, brief, yet quite comprehensive. It deals with the traditional subjects such as meaning of revelation, history and transmission of the text, asbdb al-nuzal, exegesis, etc. as well as issues of more recent origin, like recording of the Qur'an, orientalists' views, translations and others. The concluding chapter has valuable practical advice for reading and studying of the Holy Book of Islam.
AHMAD VON DENFFER was born in Germany in 1949. He studied Islamic and Social Anthropology at the University of Mainz. He was at the Islamic Foundation, Leicester as Research Fellow in 1978-1984. He is currently working with the Islamic Centre, Munich, Germany. His other publications include: Der Koran (New translation of The Qur'an in German Language), Literature on Hadith in Europ...read more
Provides a window on the world of Islam. It presents Islam as the Muslims believe it and covers the whole spectrum of its beliefs, values, social principles, cultural institutions and contemporary problems. A book of readings on Islam, Professor Khurshid Ahmad, Chairman, Islamic Foundation, U.K. and Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan, holds Masters in Economics and Islamic Studies, first degree in Law, and Hon. Ph.D. in Education from the University of Malaysia. Taught at the University of Karachi (1980-94) and International Institute of Islamic Economics, International Islamic University, Islamabad (1983-87). Served as Federal Minister for Planning and Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Pakistan (1978-79), as a member of the Senate of Pakistan (1985-97) and Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Economy (1992-97). Prof. Khurshid received the prestigious King Faisal Award for Service to Islam, 1990, the Islamic Development Bank Award for his contribution to Islamic Economics, 1989, and the Islamic Finance Award sponsored by the Islamic Finance House, U.S.A., 1998.
Other works include: Islamic Ideology (Urdu), University of Karachi, 1973; Socialism or Islam (Urdu/, Karachi, 1969; Islam and the West, Lahore, 1970; Studies in the Family Law of Islam, Karachi, 1960; Principles of Islamic Education, Lahore, 1970; Economic Development in an Islamic Framework, Leicester, 1979; Elimination of Riba from the Economy, Islamabad, 1995; Islamic Resurgence, T...read more
A unique, concise exposition of the Islamic world-view and its moral, political, economic, social and spiritual teachings of Islam.Edited by Khurshid Ahmad and Khurram Murad.Pages: 80, revised enlarged edition. 1986. ISBN: 0-86037-177-8 MONA ABUL-FADL (b. 1945, Cairo) grew up between two cultures, the greater part of her childhood being spent between Egypt and England. Subsequently she received her doctorate from London University and went on to earn her professorship at Cairo University. Her versatile interests cover a range of topics from Islam and the Middle East to political theory, epistemology, and feminist scholarship. She is also active in intercultural dialogue and is currently piloting a project on Western Thought at the International Institute of Islamic Thought in the United States. Her recent publications in English include: Islam and the Middle East: The Aesthetics of a Political Inquiry; Where East Meets West: An Agenda.for the Islamic Revival; Contrasting-Epistemics: Tawhid, Social Science and the Vocationisf; Paradigms in Political Science Revisited. A forthcoming monograph addresses Cultural Parodies and Parodicing Cultures.
INTRODUCING ISLAM FROM WITHIN: ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES is the author's personal testament to a faith that in the past inspired one of the world's greatest civilizations and that today continues to texture the human lives of one fifth of the world's population and to give shape, meaning and direction to their history. It condenses, prof...read more
Finally the record is set straight & the Islamic concept of HUMAN RIGHTS is presented in its totality. One of the Sheikhs newer releases.
A simple and comprehensive introduction to Islam.Translated and edited by Khurshid Ahmad
Pages: 116, revised edition 1981.ISBN: 0-86037-053-4awlana Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi (1903-79), one of the chief architects of contemporary Islamic resurgence, was the most outstanding Islamic thinker and writer of his time. He devoted his entire life to expounding the meaning and message of Islam and to organising a collective movement to establish the Islamic Order. In this struggle, he had to pass through all kinds of suffering: Between 1948-67, he was put behind bars on four occasions, spending a total of five years in different prisons of Pakistan. In 1953, he was sentenced to death by a Martial Law court for writing a `seditious' pamphlet, this sentence being later commuted to life imprisonment. In 1941, he founded .lama `at-i Islami, of which he remained AmTr (Chief) until 1972 and which is one of the most prominent Islamic movements of our day. He authored more than one hundred works on Islam, both scholarly and popular, and his writings have been translated into forty languages.
TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING ISLAM is one of Mawlana Mawdudi's most popular books. The Urdu original, written in 1932, was intended as a first introduction to Islam for students and laymen and soon became a popular reader. Over a million copies have so far appeared in many of the world's languages, including Arabic, English, Persian, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Swahili, Turkish, Indonesian, B...read more
Study of the religious thought of an outstanding Sufi and a great renovator of Islam. This book distinguishes between the Sufism which has a place in Islam and that which does not.DR. MUHAMMAD ABDUL HAQ ANSARI, born in 1931 at TamkohiDeoria (U.P.), India, had his early education at Gorakhpur and then pursued a course of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Darsgah Jama'at Islami, Rampur. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Muslim University, Aligarh, and an M.A. in Comparative Religion and Christian Theology from Harvard University, U.S.A. Dr. Ansari has taught at the universities of Santiniketan (Bengal), Omdurman (Sudan) and Dhahran (Saudi Arabia). For more than ten years, he has pursued research in various aspects of Islamic thought at the Centre for Academic Research, Imam Muhammad b. Saud Islamic University, Riyadh. Dr. Ansari has published three books on Islamic ethics: The Ethical Philosophy of Miskawayh, The Moral Philosophy of al-Farabi, and The Islamic Ideal (Urdu). He has translated the Muqaddamat al-Tafsir and Risalah al-Ubudiyah of Ibn Taymiyah, and a selection from his writings on faith, man and society under the title Ibn Taymiyah Expounds Islam. He has also translated Ibn Abi '1-Izz, Sharh al-Aqidah al-Tahawiyah (Commentary on the Creed of al-Tahawi). Besides, Dr. Ansari has contributed articles to various books, and published dozens of papers in Islamic theology, philosophy, ethics and Sufism, as well as some comparative studies in Islam and Christianity. At p...read more
A comprehensive account of the beliefs, values and customs of Muslims; especially useful for teachers, health-care providers, social workers and others who are in daily contact with MuslimsBritain long since became a multi-cultural, multi-religious society, and within this unique setting Muslims now constitute the second largest religious group. However, information and knowledge about Islam is very minimal, particularly among teachers, employers, community workers and administrators, who in their daily work come face to face with members of the Muslim community. This Guide therefore attempts to present the beliefs, values and customs of the Muslims to a very wide audience in the hope that it will enhance better communications, foster harmonious relationships and remove the misconceptions generally prevalent in the West. The problems and difficulties which the Muslim community is facing in relation to employment, education, medical care and penal institutions are delineated with care and frankness and various recommendations made for overcoming them without inconvenience to the host community. A useful list of mosques, Muslim organizations and resource centres has been appended.
Mustafa Yusuf McDermott was bom in England. Brought up as a Roman Catholic, he embraced Islam late in life. He studied Social Science at the Universities of Leeds and Loughborough and lectured in Sociology and taught English in Colleges of Further Education. He was engaged in Muslim Welfare and teach...read more
The authoritative statement on the practical alternatives to the modern day interest-based system of banking, written by one of the foremost authorities on Islamic Economics.
Discusses the nature of risks that are covered by insurance as distinguished from gambling and reorganising insurance in accordance with Islamic principles. Pages: 74. ISBN: 0-86037-144-1
Investigates the implications of eliminating Riba from the financial system and brings the problem into the domain of mainstream economics."…the author rigorously demonstrates how interest can be inefficient in an economic sense." Prof Rodney Wilson, Univ
Moving stories from the early days of Islam which illustrate the ideal relationship a believer should have with the Creator.
Inspiring accounts based on true stories highlighting the value of love and sacrifice, respect, charity, compassion and kindness to our fellow-man.Pages: 32, full-colour illustrations.Code:C20P ISBN: 0-86037-115-8
Includes beliefs, practices, history and stories of the Prophets retold for the young as well as crossword puzzles, colouring and activity pages. Recommended for Key Stage 2.Pages: 176, reprinted 1982. ISBN: 0-86037-085-2
DR. ZAKARIA BASHIER
was born in the Sudan and educated at the Universities of Khartoum, Durham (UK) and Pittsburgh (USA). He was appointed a lecturer at Khartoum University in 1973. He served at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, as Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and the Islamic Foundation as senior Research Fellow. In 1982 he was elected to the parliament of the Sudan, and subsequently appointed as a State Minister, and Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Higher Education and Scientific Research. At present he is teaching at the University of Al-Ain, UAE. His publications include: The Islamic Path to Social Change (Arabic), Jeddah, 1977; The Hijra, Story and Significance, Leicester, 1983; Philosophical Aspects of Ibn Khaldun's Prolegomena (Arabic), Khartoum, 1985; Al-Ghazali on the Qur'anic Philosophy (Arabic), Al-Ain (UAE), 1989; The Methodology of Jabir ibn Hayydn (Arabic), Al-Ain (UAE), 1989; Sunshine at Madinah, Leicester, 1990.
THE MAKKAN CRUCIBLE, based on original Arabic sources and modern writings on the Sarah, is a powerful restatement of the Makkan life of the Prophet and a searching analysis of the Jahiliyyah environment in which the blessings of Islam produced a generation of people who not only became the finest embodiment of human conduct but typified the highest virtues of faith and endurance.
The author has not only breathed a new freshness into the subject but has focused on the Sarah in the context of the Prophet's mission as reflected ...read more
A lively account of memorable events in the Prophet’s life, beautifully told."These tales…are a delight to read, giving imaginative vitality to the bare facts so often related in other accounts of the Prophet’s life." Harfiyah Ball, Arabia.Pages: 120, ful
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