He has studied with authentic, erudite, classical scholars with whom he continues his learning. This book is a summary of his journey so far, explaining essential knowledge to the reader in a way that's easy to grasp.
Author: Abu Mustafa Zakariya
Islam is not just 5 Pillars. It is comprehensive guidance for all mankind for all generations for all time. Covering every aspect of life, it ranges far beyond the outward rituals, informing your attitude to this life and the next. This book aims to make abstract Islamic concepts practical and easy to understand. In addition, it answers the wide-ranging questions that many young people and adults ask. Exploring controversial topics such as sharia law, hijab and jihad, it also explains, clearly and simply, deeper questions, such as the existence of God and how we know Islam is the right religion. How do we know there is a God? Who created the Creator? How do we know that Islam is the right religion? How do we turn our daily lives into worship? Why do we pray? Are women oppressed in Islam? Why do women need to wear the hijab (headscarf)? What is sharia law? And what is jihad? Ideal for parents, teachers, teenagers and anyone wanting to understand what it means to live Islam. This is a must have for every home. Abu Mustafa Zakariya is a health sector professional and a youth worker in the Islamic community. His background is one of science, including research, and he holds multiple degrees and diplomas including a higher research doctorate degree. He is settled in the UK with his wife and children. Abu Mustafa is a student of Islamic knowledge. He has studied with authentic, erudite, classical scholars with whom he continues his learning. This book is a summary of his journey so far, explaining essential knowledge to the reader in a way that's easy to grasp.
Concepts and Ideas at the Dawn of Islam deals with the history of pre-Islamic Arab society and the emergence of Islam, as reflected in hadith, adab, historical, genealogical and exegetical literature.
Author: M. J. Kister
Concepts and Ideas at the Dawn of Islam deals with the history of pre-Islamic Arab society and the emergence of Islam, as reflected in hadith, adab, historical, genealogical and exegetical literature. Among the themes discussed are the ethnic composition
" Because of the broad nature of this collection, it has an appeal to many readers including those who like patriotic, holiday-themed, or love poems, but also to anyone who enjoys learning about another persons life experiences and ...
Author: P. M. Mohsin
"Moods of Inspiration" by Marilyn J. Boersma is a collection of poetry that comes from the author's heart and expresses the innermost feelings and longings of her soul. The author uses her talents as a poet, composer, writer, and musician to tell the story of her life. As a result, these poems are united in theme as they are an autobiographical examination of the author's life. The collection is divided into seventeen chapters that tell of her childhood, her first two marriages, her life with her soul mate trucking across the country, her love of her country, her spiritualistic attitude, and much more. Each chapter begins with a prosaic introduction and explanation of one aspect of the author's life and then is followed by poems on the aforementioned aspect. For instance, when writing about the early years of her life, she first explains, "Therefore this next segment of poems is a postlude of analogies concerning life and love"...Her poem "One Legged Bird" has an example of her instinctive nature to express the feelings of love and compassion; along with her love of nature and animals. She writes: "This gentleness and caring of the one-legged bird, carried a magnificent strength... Even though scorned, he cared for his flock, and saved them at any length!" Because of the broad nature of this collection, it has an appeal to many readers including those who like patriotic, holiday-themed, or love poems, but also to anyone who enjoys learning about another persons life experiences and realizations concerning love; through narration, poems and songs. The author has an innate ability to turn the dark clouds of your subconscious into a brilliant rainbow of happiness and serenity; therefore creating a conscious definition of love that entwines throughout all of her writing...A humbling and thought provoking experience!
This book represents a comprehensive ijtihad on the subject of "The Other" within an Islamic framework.
Author: Fatḥī ʻUthmān
God has created humankind with a disposition towards diversity. Individuals and societies are distinct based on the objective environmental circumstances of the time and place in which they live, their own subjective motivations, and the interaction between the two elements. However, human beings - in all their diversity - are equal in their human origin. Religious faith cannot mean exclusive and permanent rightness for a certain individual or group, and the opposite for all "others." After all, human beings have their free will and intellect, and no human is errorless, except those individuals who were entrusted by God to convey His message to people, and were protected by Him against making any error in delivering that divine message. This book represents a comprehensive ijtihad on the subject of "The Other" within an Islamic framework. The Arabic word "ijtihad" means the practice of the greatest possible intellectual effort to interpret and implement the divine guidance. This includes considering the sources in their entirety and recognizing their structure and their inter-relations. Our hope is that this book will enhance the understanding of the Islamic conceptualization of relations between the rulers and the ruled, the haves and the have-nots, the national and the universal, different genders and generations, and Muslims and non-Muslims. Book jacket.
The collection focuses on: origins and development; hermeneutics and doctrines; ritual, authority, and word; and modern Sufism.
Author: Lloyd V. J. Ridgeon
In recent years, interest in Sufism - often regarded as the mystical dimension of Islam - has blossomed. Taught in European and American universities for many years, Sufism is an increasingly popular area of research in disciplines such as Islamic Studies, comparative religion, area studies, anthropology, history, and politics. In this new Routledge Major Work, the editor, a leading scholar in the field, has gathered in four volumes the canonical and the very best cutting-edge literature on Sufism to create an indispensable reference resource. The collection focuses on: origins and development; hermeneutics and doctrines; ritual, authority, and word; and modern Sufism.
A revelation of the guiding spirit of the Islamic moral code.
Author: Toshihiko Izutsu
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
A revelation of the guiding spirit of the Islamic moral code.
SLAM DOeS NOT eNCOURGe MUSLIMS to trust guesswork, speculation or blind
feelings ect., God orders the believers in the Quran to “Obey.” And the believers
say:“we hear and we obey,” manythink this means that we not to think about ...
Author: Naeem Abdullah
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Concepts of Islam is firstly an honest and sincere effort to show the beauty and grandeur of what has been given to mankind in both the universal message that Muhammad received in the form of divine revelation-The Holy Quran, and the way that the prophet Muhammad lived his personal lifehis Sunni. It is to be noted that in no way could one manuscript capture all of the beauty and splendor of the Glorious Quran, or the repertory life of the prophet Muhammad.
Concept of Momotheism in Islam & Christianity
Author: Hans Köchler
Publisher: International Progress Organization
Concept of Momotheism in Islam & Christianity
This work views Islamic art as a subject of archeological study and treats its evolution as part of the historical study of art in the broader sense.
Author: Idham Mohammed Hanash
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
Divine oneness as the principle of beauty is perhaps quintessentially Islamic artistic expression and experience and what it celebrates. Why has Islamic art evolved as it has, what forms does it take, what is the logic underlying it? What message is the Muslim artist attempting to convey, what emotion is he seeking to evoke? This work views Islamic art as a subject of archeological study and treats its evolution as part of the historical study of art in the broader sense. At the same time, it paves the way for an epistemological shift from viewing Islamic art as a material concept having to do with beautiful rarities and relics that have grown out of Islamic cultural and artistic creativity, to a theoretical concept associated with a vision, a principle, a theory and a method. This theo-retical concept provides the intellectual and cultural foundation for a critical philosophical science of Islamic artistic beauty to which we might refer as ‘the science of Islamic art,’ or ‘the Islamic aesthetic’ that evaluates visual artistic creations in terms of both beauty and practical usefulness. In the process the study also explores orientalist misconceptions, challenging some of the premises with which it has approached Islamic art, with judgement rooted in a cultural framework alien to the spiritual perspective of Islam.
In "Knowledge Triumphant," Franz Rosenthal observes that the Islamic civilization is one that is essentially characterized by knowledge ("'ilm"), for "ilm is one of those concepts that have dominated Islam and given Muslim civilization its ...
Author: Franz Rosenthal
In "Knowledge Triumphant," Franz Rosenthal observes that the Islamic civilization is one that is essentially characterized by knowledge ("'ilm"), for "ilm is one of those concepts that have dominated Islam and given Muslim civilization its distinctive shape and complexion." There is no branch of Muslim intellectual and daily life that remained untouched by the all-pervasive attitude towards 'knowledge' as something of supreme value for Muslim being. With a new foreword by Dimitri Gutas.
This collection aims to illustrate the variety of different Islamic mediated expressions, both in Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts.
Author: Anna Piela
This collection aims to illustrate the variety of different Islamic mediated expressions, both in Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts. The study of the myriad of ways in which Islam is mediated in today s world is important, because the media (both traditional, i.e print and broadcast, and new /social/online) are a battleground for the meaning and nature of Islam. Different discourses about Islam are vying for public attention, because to be in the spotlight means to be influential. From everyday accounts of religious experience, through reformist, conservative, and reactive narratives, it is possible to observe many claims to religious authority as well as different Islamic religious identities. With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, "Islam and the Media "is a crucial work of reference. It is destined to be valued by scholars, students, and researchers as a vital resource. "
Organized into sections, this book discusses the origins and world view of political Islam and its relationship with issues of terrorism and democracy.
Author: Barry M. Rubin
Organized into sections, this book discusses the origins and world view of political Islam and its relationship with issues of terrorism and democracy. This three-volume collection also includes case studies that examine the ideas, strategy, tactics, leadership and opposition to the movement both in the Middle East and in other parts of the world.