About Hafiz Ibn Hajar Asqalani Imam Ahmad ibn Ali al-Asqalani (d. 852/1448); famously known as Ibn Hajar after one of his ancestors is arguably the best hadith scholar of the Mamluk period. The Dhahabi of his time and the amir al-muminin of the hadith scholars. Imam Suyuti says that he drank from the well of zamzam and prayed to Allah to give him more knowledge than Shams ad-Din adh-Dhahabi. He is the author of over 300 books some going into lengthy volumes. He died on Friday 28 Dhi al-Hijja 852 hijri and was buried in al-Qarrafa; Cairo; now famously known as the City of the Dead (madinat al-mawta)
This book is an introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence for readers without a substantial background in this field. In two volumes, Sheikh Salih Al-Fawzan has projected light on jurisprudential issues of utmost importance in a genuine and reader-friendly style, free from any jargon or sophisticated expressions. A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence, in this translated version, fulfills a long-standing need on the past of English-speaking Muslims for a brief, introductory book on Islamic jurisprudence. It is a valuable book for novice readers, be they Muslims or non-Muslims, who do not have thorough knowledge of the Islamic jurisprudence. The chapters of this book focus on major issues in Islamic jurisprudence. Volume one covers issues such as Purification, Prayer, Zakah, Fasting, Hajj and Jihad. And Volume two covers Transactions, Inheritance, Marriage, Divorce, Legal Punishments, Food, Judiciary and others.
Anthropomorphic Depictions of God: The Concept of God in Judaic, Christian and Islamic Traditions: Representing the Unrepresentable
This monumental study examines issues of anthropomorphism in the three Abrahamic Faiths, as viewed through the texts of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur’an. Throughout history, Christianity and Judaism have tried to make sense of God. While juxtaposing the Islamic position against this, the author addresses the Judeo-Christian worldview and how each has chosen to framework its encounter with God, to what extent this has been the result of actual scripture and to what extent the product of theological debate, or church decrees of later centuries and absorption of Hellenistic philosophy. Shah also examines Islam’s heavily anti-anthropomorphic stance and Islamic theological discourse on Tawhid as well as the Ninety-Nine Names of God and what these have meant in relation to Muslim understanding of God and His attributes. Describing how these became the touchstone of Muslim discourse with Judaism and Christianity he critiques theological statements and perspectives that came to dilute if not counter strict monotheism. As secularism debates whether God is dead, the issue of anthropomorphism has become of immense importance. The quest for God, especially in this day and age, is partly one of intellectual longing. To Shah, anthropomorphic concepts and corporeal depictions of the Divine are perhaps among the leading factors of modern atheism. As such he ultimately draws the conclusion that the postmodern longing for God will not be quenched by pre-modern anthropomorphic and corporeal concepts of the Divine which have simply brought God down to this cosmos, with a precise historical function and a specified location, reducing the intellectual and spiritual force of what God is and represents, causing the soul to detract from a sense of the sacred and thereby belief in Him.
Easy Arabic Course (Durus al-Lughat al-Arabiyah) – For English-Speaking Students. As per the curricula and norms pescribed by the Islamic University of Madinah.
Combines Modern Arabic vocabulary with Islamic terminology as used in the Qur’an and hadith. Assists in learning Arabic grammar and essential language skills Uses a conversational approach to help understand grammatical usages in its perfect form. Contains Multi-skil exercises to improve vocabulary and language
History is a mirror of the past days and nights of nations and communities. Hence the History of Islam is not only a mirror of the fourteen centuries of the Muslim Ummah but it also signifies the best Human Civilization on the face of the earth. So a stark necessity arises to acquaint new generation of Muslim Ummah with great intellectual and political leaders and renowned personalities along with such men of achievements and valiant heroes who defeated false forces in the battle fields in order to propagate the true religion in those lands where darkness and ignorance prevailed.
“Atlas of the Islamic Conquests” has been prepared in view of the same lofty aim. In it are events of consecutive days, months & years of major Islamic Conquests, starting from the period of first Caliph Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA) to the reign of Ottoman Caliph Murad 3, have been described, with full color maps and unique snaps, in such a manner that the reader goes along with them and comes across wonderful historical happenings and new secrets of History are disclosed.
Make thorough study of “Atlas of Islamic Conquests” yourself and motivate your children, kith and kins and friends to study it. This unique Atlas, having intrinsic and apparent beauty, is masterpiece of history and research and rich presentation for English readers.
For the first time in English, a comprehensive work consisting of 2 Volumes commenting on al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith. If you enjoyed He came to teach you your religion, then you will certainly love to see the latest work Commentary on the Forty Hadith of al-Nawawi by Jamaal al-Din M. Zarabozo with an Introduction by Prof. Jaafar Sheikh Idris.
Here are just a few excerpts from Prof. Jaafar Sheikh Idris’s comments to the work. The reader will not be studying explanations of the hadith in a narrow sense; the reader will, in fact, be introduced to many branches of the Islamic sciences: the different sciences of hadith, the science of textual interpretation, the science of jurisprudence, law, and even Arabic language. This is a great commentary on a great book. Brother Jamaal Zarabozo is to be congratulated for producing such a scholarly book. — Prof. Jaafar Sheikh Idris
* A new translation and commentary of the hadiths.
* A thorough commentary on each hadith.
* A list of Arabic words and phrases.
* A discussion of the status of the hadith.
* Biographical sketches of the companions.
* A presentation and discussion of scholarly interpretations of each hadith.
* An introduction to technical terms.
By Jamaal Zarabozo
This is volumes 1 to 18 (Surahs 1 to 114, the entire Qur’an) of Qutub’s Shade.
In the Shade of the Qur’an is more than ‘just another’ commentary; yet it is not too over-reaching or outlandish to be a completely new interpretation. It is an earnest, sincere, and sober look at man’s contemporary achievements and difficulties in the light of the message of the Qur’an. It is an effort to vigorously explore its rich wisdom, and expand its invaluable guidance for the benefit of an increasingly ‘sophisticated’, yet highly perplexed modern society. The work, which is by far Sayyid Qutb’s largest and most profound, spans the whole of the text of the Qur’an. It was written, and party re-written over a period of more than 15 years, most of which the author had spent in Egyptian prisons, during the 1950s and 1960s. In it is embedded Sayyid Qutb’s insight, highly esteemed intellectual vigor, and his widely-acclaimed literary prowess. This book has been universally recognized as an outstanding contribution to Islamic thought and scholarship, to which students and scholars, as well as contemporary Islamic revivalist movements all over the world, owe a great deal. Now that it is available in English, it will continue to enlighten and inspire millions more. It will take its rightful place as an indispensable work of reference for a proper understanding of contemporary Islamic thinking.