Archives for January 2012

The Principles And Codes Of Law In Hanafi Fiqh by Mawlana Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi

Compiled by Mawlana Muhammad Zahid Mazahiri Nadwi, this is a wonderfully detailed summary of Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi sayings and writings on the Principles of Islamic Law according to the Hanafi school of Jurisprudence.
English translation by Mufti Afzal Hossen Elias

The Islamic Will And Testament by Muhammad Al-Jibaly

Short Description: Writing a will is a religious obligation on every capable Muslim. It protects against many problems and conflicts that could arise after a person’s death. This obligation is more emphasized in the West: Failing to write a well-founded will may result in the distribution of one’s estate in discord with the Islamic law, and may lead to losses for some of the rightful inheritors.

Understanding Usul Al-Fiqh by Abu Tariq Hilal & Abu Ismael Al-Beirawi

Due to the intellectual decline that befell the Muslim Ummah during the last few centuries various confusions exist today regarding Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh). Most of these relate to misunderstanding subjects related to the principles and foundations of jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh). Different extremes exist today where some Muslims look at evidences from the Qur’an and Sunnah and attempt to interpret them without having the necessary framework to extract the correct meanings. Whilst others disregard the Shari’ah evidences altogether, utilising their own logic rather than the revelation and some who believe that the doors of Ijtihad are closed.
This book aims to clarify key subjects that establish the framework of Islamic juristic thinking.

 

Principles Of Islamic Jurisprudence by Prof. Mohammad Hashim Kamali

02/12/2015 UPDATE: This book is not available for download as the its publisher has asked us to take it down. You may acquire this book from their website at http://www.its.org.uk/catalogue/principles-of-islamic-jurisprudence-paperback/

In “Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence”, Prof Kamali offers us a detailed presentation of the theory of Muslim law (usul al-fiqh). Often regarded as the most sophisticated of the traditional Islamic disciplines, Islamic Jurisprudence is concerned with the way in which the rituals and laws of religion are derived from the Qur’an and the Sunnah — the precedent of the Prophet.

 

How To Perform The Rituals Of Hajj, Umrah And Visiting The Prophet's Masjid by Muhammad Ibn Saleh Al-Othaimeen

Short Description: An overview of the rites of Hajj, Umrah, and Ziyaarah in the light of Quran and Sunnah.

Fiqh Of Fasting by Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

Short Description: The prescribed book for the course is Subulus-Salaam by the 17th century Yemenite scholar Muhammad ibn Ismaa‘eel as-San‘aanee which is a commentary on Buloogh al-Maraam written by Haafiz Ibn Hajar al- ‘Asqalaanee. In Buloogh the author gathered the majority of the hadeeths which are commonly used as the basic evidences for the Islamic legal system. The course material is comprised of the Chapter on Fasting (Kitaab as-Siyaam) from Subulus-Salaam.

Ruling Of The Udhiyah [Eid Sacrifice] by Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid

Short Description: During the annual event of Eid al-Adha, millions of Muslims join together in similar act of performing the Udhiyah, so what are the Ruling of al-Udhiyah? What are the Conditions of al-Udhiyah? What should the Muslim avoid in the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah if he wants to offer a sacrifice?. These questions and more pertaining this great act of worship are getting answered in this book.

Saladin And The Fall Of The Kingdom Of Jerusalem by Stanley Lane-Poole

IN the year 1132 a broken army, flying before its pursuers, reached the left bank of the Tigris. On the other side, upon a steep cliff, stood the impregnable Fortress of Tekrit, defended landwards by a deep moat and accessible only by secret steps cut in the rock and leading from the heart of the citadel to the water’s edge. The one hope of the fugitives was to attain the refuge of the castle, and their fate turned upon the disposition of its warden. Happily he chose the friendly part, and provided a ferry by which they crossed to safety. The ferry boats of the Tigris made the fortunes of the house of Saladin. The flying leader who owed his life to their timely succour was Zengy, the powerful lord of Mosil; and in later days, when triumph returned to his standards, he did not forget the debt he owed Tekrit, but, ever mindful of past services, carried its warden onward and upward on the wave of his progress. This warden was Saladin ‘s father.

Spanish Islam A History Of Moslems In Spain by Dozy, Reinhart Pieter Anne

THIS volume presents, for the first time, an English version of a notable work which has remained for half a century the standard authority upon an important and fascinating branch of medieval history.

Notwithstanding an assertion to the contrary which has found its way into several leading works of reference, Reinhart Dozy’s Histoire des Musulmans d’Espagne — originally published in 1861 — has never been reprinted, and, having consequently become scarce and costly, is little known except to historical specialists. The reason why no second edition was issued of a book at once so brilliant and so profound will be made apparent in the Biographical Introduction ; it is here only necessary to record the fact.

In 1874, however, a German translation of the Histoire was made under the direction of Dr. Wolf Wilhelm, Graf von Baudissin, and this version, to which Dozy contributed some emendations of the original, has frequently been consulted during the preparation of the present volume : a Spanish version (by F. de Castro, late Professor of Spanish History in the University of Seville), pub- lished in 1877, has also occasionally been found useful for purposes of reference.

 

The Story Of Cairo by Stanley Lane-Poole

Stanley Lane Poole charts the history of Cairo, from its middle age inception , and the tale of the two cities, through the periods of Salah ud din, the mamluks, and the Ottomans. Describing its people and way of life at the turn of the 20th century under Ottoman rule. A must read about this great City.