Being Muslim: A Practical Guide is a new book written to help Muslims of all backgrounds learn and practice their faith. by Asad TarsinForeword by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Binding: PaperbackPages: 288Publisher: Sandala
by Abdul Wadod Shalabi (Author), Abdal Hakim Murad (Editor) This concise book is among the finest introductions to Islam for an educated readership. Its content is authentic, reliable, and powerfully presented -- written by an Islamic scholar, Dr. Abdul Wadod Shalabi, who combines traditional religious training from al-Azhar University and Western education from the University of Cambridge, where the author received his doctorate. Also, it has been edited by Abd al-Hakim Murad, himself a scholar. Pages: 96 Paperback Publisher: Starlatch, Llc; 3rd edition
Myths and misunderstanding continue to proliferate about Islam and its millions of followers worldwide. Through stunning photography provided by ARAMCO World and an accessible question and answer format this newly-expanded version of America’s most popular short introduction to the key precepts of Islam offers succinct, and sometimes surprising, answers to frequently asked questions about the Muslim faith. Written by eminent scholars T.J. Winter, Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Cambridge University, and John A. Williams of the College of William and Mary’s Department of Religion, this new version of a classic work is unique in that it has the endorsement of...
Blackness is a term which has been understood differently based upon time and geography. The authors of this book explore how the term was understood by Arabs during the era surrounding the first three generations of Muslims and how such context can better inform understanding who from among them would today be considered Black Muslims in the West. This is very important in light of the effects of colonialism and scientific racism theories such as eugenics etc.,, have forced the idea of species level taxonomies which are in reality social constructs upon the psyche of laymen across the globe. By...
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The world is at a crossroads today. A tiny minority of Muslims seems to be bent on hijacking the religion of Islam and bringing it into perpetual conflict with the rest of the world. Because of their actions, very few non-Muslims understand the real difference between Islam as it has always been, and the distorted perversions of Islam today. This book is an attempt to positively say what Islam actually is—and always was—as well as what it is not. paperback HRH Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad 226 pg 101
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Al-Ghazali explores the meaning and significance of fraternity in Islam in this brilliant essay from his seminal work, The Revival of the Religious Sciences, which covers material assistance, personal aid, holding ones tongue, speaking out, forgiveness, loyalty, sincerity and informality. Translated by Mukhtar Holland Binding: PaperbackPages: 95Publisher: Kube
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In a post-9/11 world, many Americans conflate the mainstream Muslim majority with the beliefs and actions of an extremist minority. But what do the world’s Muslims think about the West, or about democracy, or about extremism itself? Who Speaks for Islam? spotlights this silenced majority. The book is the product of a mammoth six-year study in which the Gallup Organization conducted tens of thousands of hour-long, face-to-face interviews with residents of more than 35 predominantly Muslim nations urban and rural, young and old, men and women, educated and illiterate. It asks the questions everyone is curious about: Why is the Muslim world...
This book offers a powerful critique of the Western notion that the hijab, the veil, is a symbol of Muslim women’s oppression. The author examines the views of feminist scholars who offer a variety of interpretations of the Islamic guidelines regarding hijab and discusses the view that women only wear hijab because they are being subjugated by men. by Katherine Bullock Binding: PaperbackPages: 274
Since her conversion to Islam in 2002 Mathilde Loujayne has crossed paths with women from all walks of life on a common spiritual journey to discover Islam from a feminine perspective. Fuelled by a desire to find the right words to explain to her mother her choice to embrace Islam, this guide was born. Through Mathilde Loujayne's personal experiences - grief, high school, moving abroad, work, marriage, and motherhood - she addressses women's common concerns as they take the big, little steps towards finding a balanced lifestyle and a glowing heart in Islam. 238 pages
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by Imam Bukhari Translated from the original Arabic into English, provides a vivid insight into the moral conduct of the early Muslims in a society led by the perfect character of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), ('I was only sent to perfect good character'). The Prophet's Companions represent excellent examples of men of vigorous moral stature whose conduct inspired and attracted the masses to the fold of Islam wherever they went during the expansion of Muslim territories, and contrary to the stereotype portrayal, in the West, of Islam as being spread by the sword.The Prophet's words are as relevant today as...
Muslims speak of Islam in egalitarian terms: the religion of peace, the religion that seeks to elevate man over his base desires, the religion that does not discriminate based on race and ethnicity. Despite the egalitarian spirit of Islam, the lived reality of many Muslims is very different, and this is most apparent when we observe how Muslims deal with race and ethnicity. Muslims who are Black in the West in particular, have found that while Islam may not discriminate based on race, many Muslims do. To make matters worse, some of those Muslims will delve in to the Islamic...
The Handbook of a Healthy Muslim Marriage is the indispensable marriage guide. With a wealth of experience and a warm sympathetic tone, the author Shaykh Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera brings the insight of a scholar with thousands of hours of spiritual and marital-counseling practice and Islamic erudition to this crucial subject. Topics range from how to find a partner and dealing with in-laws to developing spousal intimacy and the unfortunate divorce.
Etiquette of the Learner is a work extracted from Qadi Ibn Jama’ah’s major contribution to the literature of adab: Tadhkirat as-Sami wa'l-Mutakallim fi Adab al-'Alim wa'l-Muta'allim (A Memorandum to the Listener and the Speaker on the Etiquette of the Scholar and the Learner).
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"This Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic (fourth edition) has been enlarged and amended with 13,000 new entries. It is the only authorized paperback edition of the famous Hans Wehr Arabic-English Dictionary, edited by J. Milton Cowan. This new edition has thousands of new entries include numerous additions and corrections to the material and presents the results in a single handsome volume. The author provides a useful introduction in which he discusses, clearly and precisely, the present state of the Arabic language. He points out the situations in which written and spoken varieties of Arabic are used, and remarks on the...
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A Basic Hanafi Primer on Faith, Prayer, & the Path of Salvation God has commanded us to worship and obey Him, with sincerity, out of reverence, love, and thankfulness. He says in the Quran, "And they are ordered only to serve God, keeping religion pure for Him, to remain upright, and to establish worship and to pay the poor-due. That is true religion" (Quran, 98.5). This worship is not possible without knowledge. This short work outlines the absolute essentials of this knowledge: in faith, prayer, and key points related to one's life and dealings. It is based on the methodology...
A common misunderstanding which deters people from practising Islam is the idea that Islamic Teachings are difficult to practise. Alongside this, there are many opportunities a person comes across on a daily basis to amass reward for the Hereafter, but which one missed due to lack of knowledge. Easy Good Deeds is a valuable book which details many good deeds that a person can easily practise without any major effort. The author has highlighted actions over a wide spectrum of areas, ranging from worship to social conduct, all of which entail minimum effort but reap abundant reward nonetheless. This concise...
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By: Habib Umar Bin Hafiz The bedrock of the Muslim Ummah has always been built upon the firm foundation of sacred knowledge. However, in many Muslim societies today, there exist many shortcomings in learning and teaching properly. By reviving circles of sacred knowledge upon the proper higher objectives they were meant to fulfill, the good within the Muslim community is revived and they are protected from difficulties and tests. “Sacred Knowledge: Aims and Etiquettes,” by the great scholar and caller to Allah, Habib Umar bin Hafiz, gives a clear description of the higher objectives of circles of sacred learning. Though seemingly...
Inlayed with fine points and rational explanations, The Essentials of Jumu'a offers insight into this holiest of days and eliminates many of the misunderstandings regarding various Jumu'a-related issues. It lays out the conditions for establishing Jumu'a, the effects and consequences of missing Jumu'a, the special time of Jumu'a when Allah guarantees acceptance of all du'as [supplications], the history and etymology of Jumu'a, and many other relevant and interesting facts. The author covers a wide array of topics within this book, making it useful for the imam and the congregation. By Ibrahim Madani Binding: PaperbackPages: 90Publisher: Madania
A critique of the radical misreadings of the Qur'an that are used to promote violence between Muslims and non-Muslims. by Elsayed M.A. Amin Binding: PaperbackPages: 288
From 1978 to 1996, the late Gai Eaton gave a series of talks on BBC Radio about Islam and its role in contemporary society and this account features 86 of these talks, variously titled Reflections, Words of Faith, and Pause for Thought. Providing a beautifully clear and accessible introduction to Islam's central tenets, principles, and practices, this book utilizes wisdom, humanity, and humor to teach those interested in a spiritual approach to life. by Gai Eaton
Addressing Adolescence is a parent-to-parent handbook outlining how to tackle the challenges of parenting adolescents within an Islamic ethos ina pluralist society.It covers:- the unique nature of an adolescent and how this differs from younger children;- possible problems that young people today may face in school and within their social life and how best to tackle these; matters to consider when choosing a secondary school;- creating the most nurturing home environment in which to bring up young people;- preparing them for the adult world of responsibility. By Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari Binding: PaperbackPages: 123Publisher: Taha Publishing 101
The past to self-discovery and inner and outer peace... Divine Names is a unique contribution to understanding life and oneself on a deeper level: by learning to open to the Divine. It draws on original Arabic literature—often not available in European languages—and on the author’s many years of personal practice, teaching, and guiding others on their spiritual paths to healing, to becoming whole. It focuses on the use of the Divine Names in dhikr, individual meditations and healing practices. Whether we admit it or not, human beings are searchers: we want to understand; we want to know; we want to...
The Five Pillars of Islam is a comprehensive and practical manual on the fundamental beliefs and practices of a Muslim and provides an understanding of the true spirit of worship in Islam. Written by a noted Muslim scholar and educationist with a contemporary Muslim audience in mind, this is an invaluable reference for every home and classroom. Musharraf Hussain, PhD, is the director of the Karimia Institute in the United Kingdom. In 2009 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to community relations in Britain. Binding: PaperbackPages: 285
This book sheds light on the role of Western Muslims and offers paradigms for thought and civic engagement. The politics of 'integration' is discussed and a dynamic roadmap for positive contribution is outlined. The author also highlights the mental paradigm shift required to make this contribution meaningful. "The Muslim philosopher Tariq Ramadan invites us to follow him in a reflection at once omplex and profound.. [Western Muslims and the Future of Islam] is a book for everyone who is willing to think." Politis by Tariq Ramadan
"Ser Musulmán: Una Guía Prática" este libro ha sido escrito para ayudar a los musulmanes a vivir y practicar su religión - para conocer en qué creen los musulmanes, cómo rezamos y ayunamos, y cómo vivir la vida de un modo que complazca a nuestro Señor. Pone de relieve tanto nuestros esfuerzos espirituales como nuestras aspiraciones; cómo podemos, desarrollar una relación sana con Dios en el día a día, tanto mediante los rituales como en la vida ordinaria. Este libro no se propone exponer los aspectos teóricos abstractos del Islam, sino aportar a sus lectores un conocimiento práctico y útil...
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Tariq Ramadan attempts to demonstrate, using sources which draw upon Islamic thought and civilization, that Muslims can respond to contemporary challenges of modernity without betraying their identity. The book argues that Muslims, nurished by their own points of reference, can approach the modern epoch by adopting a specific social, political, and economic model that is linked to ethical values, a sense of finalities and spirituality. Rather than a modernism that tends to impose Westernization, it is a modernity that admits to the pluralism of civilizations, religions, and cultures. Table of Contents:ForewordIntroductionHistory of a ConceptThe Lessons of HistoryPart 1: At the shores...
This small, beautifully illustrated book demonstrates through quotations from the oldest Islamic sources that Islam respects the prophets and accepts the truthfulness of other religious traditions. by Michael Oren Fitzgerald (Editor), Judith Fitzgerald (Editor), Fiesel Abdul Rauf (Introduction)
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Birr al-Wālidayn is a short treatise on the subject of being dutiful to parents which were published recently for the first time. This treatise is significant because Imam Bukhārī appears to be the first person to pen a treatise specifically on this subject. It comprises 75 hadiths which are transmitted under various chapter headings focusing on two broad themes: being dutiful to parents and maintaining family ties. This English translation is accompanied by succinct and insightful commentary from Mufti Yusuf Shabbir, in addition to appendices featuring the narrations transmitted by Imam Bukhārī on the same topic in his Ṣaḥīḥ and...
This is an important and pioneering book, which seeks to find common ground between the teachings of Islam and of Buddhism. It is my hope that on the basis of this common ground, followers of each tradition may come to appreciate the spiritual truths their different paths entail, and from this develop a basis for respect for each others’ practice and beliefs.This may not have occurred very often before, because there has been so little opportunity for real understanding between these two great traditions.This book attempts to set that right ... From a Buddhist point of view, the practice of...
Muslims and Christians together make up well over half of the world's population. Without peace and justice between these two religious communities, there can be no meaningful peace in the world. The future of the world depends on peace between Muslims and Christians. The basis for this peace and understanding already exists. It is part of the very foundational principles of both faiths: love of the One God, and love of the neighbor. These principles are found over and over again in the sacred texts of Islam and Christianity. The Unity of God, the necessity of love for Him, and...
By Suzy Ismail "In this important work, author Suzy Ismail takes on the topic of crumbling Muslim marriages in the West. Using a refreshing storytelling approach, this book gives readers a view into five different failed marriages, both from the husbands' and the wives' perspectives, followed by commentary on why each marriage failed. Each story is different, and yet common themes such as miscommunication and a lack of common life visions repeat themselves again and again. By telling each story from both sides, the author also gives us a chance to truly see how two people can have such different...
One of the most imperative parts of the many acts of worship carried out on the day of Jumuʿah is the delivery of the khuṭbah prior to the ṣalāh. This book is a selection of forty easy-to-read fully referenced Friday khuṭab (sermons) delivered by the author at the Islamic Society of Cumberland (Masjid Bilal) in Ottawa, Canada, over a number of years. It is intended to provide the reader with inspiration and motivation to enhance one’s faith, as well as a resource to help those who need to prepare and deliver the Friday khuṭab (sermons). The khuṭab has been arranged...
American and European societies, particularly in the long wake of the events of 9/11 and the bombings in Madrid and London, have struggled with the recurrent problem of Islamophobia, which continues to surface in waves of controversial legislative proposals, public anger over the construction of religious edifices, and outbreaks of violence. The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine contributes fuel to the aggressive debate in Western societies and creates the need for measured discussion about religion, fear, prejudice, otherness, and residual colonialist attitudes. The Fear of Islam speaks into this context, offering an introduction to the historical roots and contemporary forms of...
The essays presented in The History and Philosophy of Islamic Science discuss the principles behind the different sciences cultivated in the Islamic world from the third century of the Islamic era onwards and the place of science in relation to other branches of Islamic learning. In defining what Islamic science means, Professor Osman Bakar shows how these sciences are organically related to the fundamental teachings of Islam. Covering all the natural and mathematical sciences, The History and Philosophy of Islamic Science illustrates what Islamic science shares with modern science. Professor Osman Bakar also highlights where the Islamic approach to science...
Muslim Character is a translation of Muhammad al-Ghazzali's Khuluq al-Muslim in American English. The book presents the comprehensive nature of Islamic morality, which covers all aspects of life-public as well as private, religious as well as social, economic as well as political. Islamic morality is not limited to Muslim society, but it extends to human society Islam links the origin of all human beings to a single pair of parents and upholds the principles of equality, justice, and fairness to all human beings regardless of their race, color, or faith. Islam respects all life and treats it with compassion and...
Islam has always provided an incredibly flexible environment in which women may flourish and achieve their true potential. Looking back to the time of the Prophet, may Allah (SWT) bless him and grant him peace, women were extremely active in all areas of life. The negative stereotype of the role of Muslim women, which is often trumpeted in the media, stems from ignorance of the reality of the position of women in Islam. This dictionary is a comprehensive reference source of women throughout Islamic history from the first century A.H. to roughly the middle of the thirteenth century A.H. A...
A brief little book with basic bulleted instructions for how to pray, fast, etc.. This document grew from the many year's experiences that the authors have in teaching new Muslims in countries as disparate as the UK, Nigeria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, and the US. It began as a simple outline of the prayer of Islam and has since expanded to become a basic primer on the essentials of the five pillars according to the school of Madina as taught by Imam Malik.
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Are you interested in the Islamic perspective on money, investment, and finance in general? This is the book for you. Written with the beginner in mind, it is a thorough review.
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Daniel Hummel's book is an effort how Christianity and Islam intersects on certain topics. His approach takes into account the context where Jesus and Muhammad delivered their message when doing the comparison. His conclusion is that Muslims and Christians have more shared values and even theological similarities than differences. It is recommended that Muslims and Christians should spend more time understanding these commonalities. by Hummel, Daniel Binding: Paperback Pages: 254 Publisher: Tughra Books
Born a German Catholic in 1931, Hofman embraced Islam in 1980, after he retired from diplomatic service. Here is the diary of his hajj, pilgrimage, in 1992. He not only recounts the events and adventures, but also reveals what it means to put the five pillars of Islam into practice in daily life. Tr Murad Hofmann Amana Publications 179 pg
Shabana Mir's powerful ethnographic study of women on Washington, D.C., college campuses reveals that being a young female Muslim in post-9/11 America means experiencing double scrutiny--scrutiny from the Muslim community as well as from the dominant non-Muslim community. Muslim American Women on Campus illuminates the processes by which a group of ethnically diverse American college women, all identifying as Muslim and all raised in the United States, construct their identities during one of the most formative times in their lives. By Shabana Mir Binding: PaperbackPages: 224Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
The Quran speaks of living with each other on a footing of love, kindness, mercy and mutual consultation between husband and wife. It also addresses those times when the atmosphere is strained. This paper examines the issue of marital discord with a deep sensitivity to the perspective of women. Criticizing an approach to the Quran that is misogynistic rather than emancipatory the paper moves the debate forward by introducing an alternative interpretation of the Quranic text dealing with the issue of marital discord. The explanation is fresh, firmly on the side of women human rights and recaptures the full Islamic...
Jung (contemporary Middle East studies, U. of Southern Denmark) investigates why so many Muslims and non-Muslims continue to represent Islam in the holistic terms of an all-encompassing socio-religious system despite all empirical evidence to the contrary. He discusses the essentialist image of Islam; Edward Said's Orientalism and his critics; observing multiple modernities; modern Europe between positivism and Christian apology; the formation of Islamic studies; and orientalist constructions, Islamic reform, and Islamist revolution. By Dietrich Jung Binding: PaperbackPages: 323Publisher: Equinox
This book features the voices of women who welcome polygyny, oppose it, acquiesce to it, or even negotiate power in its practices. Majeed examines the choices available to African American Muslim women who are considering polygyny or who are living it. She calls attention to the ways in which interpretations of Islam's primary sources are authorized or legitimated to regulate the rights of Muslim women. Highlighting the legal, emotional, and communal implications of polygyny, Majeed encourages Muslim communities to develop formal measures that ensure the welfare of women and children who are otherwise not recognized by the state. Debra Majeed is...
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This book examines closely many of the unquestioned assumptions by which we live our lives, comparing them with the beliefs that have shaped and guided human life in the past. It begins with a consideration of how secular societies attempt to possess their citizens, body and soul and how, as a consequence, the necessity of redefining human responsibility becomes an ever more urgent imperative. The book continues with a presentation of the traditional view of man as 'God's Viceroy on Earth' with an eye to its practical implications in a world that has all but forgotten, under the pressure of...
The notion that all modern madrasahs are terrorist factories is a falsehood based on ignorance. This book reveals the daily routine of one well-known madrasah in India and so lifts the veil on that ignorance. It is an account that academics, journalists, pundits and all those concerned with current events and issues should read. It demonstrates that students in a traditional madrasah are given grounding in religious life without any weakening of intellectual breadth and refinement. Above all, the students learn to tolerate and accept different arguments and points of view and to appreciate different human temperament. by Mohammad Akram...