Scarcely any country in today's world can claim to be free of intolerance. Israel and Palestine, Northern Ireland, Sudan, the Balkans, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and the Caucasus are just some of the areas of intractable conflict apparently inspired or exacerbated by religious differences. Can devoted Jews, Christians, or Muslims remain true to their own fundamental beliefs and practices, yet also find paths toward liberty, tolerance, and respect for those of other faiths?
In this vitally important book, fifteen influential practitioners of the Abrahamic religions address religious liberty and tolerance from the perspectives of their own faith traditions. Former president Jimmy Carter, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Indonesia’s first democratically elected president, Abdurrahman Wahid, and the other writers draw on their personal experiences and on the sacred writings that are central in their own religious lives. Rather than relying on "pure reason," as secularists might prefer, the contributors celebrate religious traditions and find within them a way toward mutual peace, uncompromised liberty, and principled tolerance. Offering a counterbalance to incendiary religious leaders who cite Holy Writ to justify intolerance and violence, the contributors reveal how tolerance and respect for believers in other faiths stand at the core of the Abrahamic traditions.
By: Kelly James Clark
Published by: Yale
In Abraham: The Friend of God, Dr. Dirks provides Jewish, Christian and Muslim readers with a unique and original presentation of the life of Abraham. In constructing a chronological biography of Abraham, the author integrated and synthesized information from a wide range of Judaeo-Christian and Islamic traditions, including the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha (i.e., Jubilees and the Genesis Apocryphon), the Qur'an, the authenticated sayings (Sahih Ahadith) of Prophet Muhammad, and the classic books of ancient history authored by Josephus and Al-Tabari. This integrated biographical sketch is embedded in a framework drawn from the various historical and geographical contexts dealing with different aspects of Abraham's life.
Jerald F Dicks
Star Wars®: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know explores the world of Star Wars through lively lists, interesting facts, and questions and answers via a highly engaging infographic design. Whether it's a chart of who is the oldest Jedi, a list of all the owners of the Millennium Falcon, or a diagram showing all the Jedi Yoda has trained, this guide will excite readers of all ages and provide facts they never knew about the Star WarsGalaxy.
By Adam Bray, Kerrie Dougherty, Cole Horton, and Michael Kogge
Publisher: DK Publishing
This portrait of 16 years of struggle couldn’t be more timely, with the release from US prisons of Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, and Antonio Guerrero, joining Fernando González and René González on Cuban soil. The five revolutionaries were framed up in 1998 on "conspiracy" charges. Their alleged crimes? Gathering information on Cuban American groups that have long carried out murderous attacks on the Cuban Revolution and its supporters.
Guerrero’s 16 watercolors, along with his words and those of his four compañeros, convey the dignity, strength, humanity—and humor—of these unbowed soldiers, who’ve become the face of the Cuban Revolution the world over. Their freedom was won by a hard-fought international campaign. The jury of millions has spoken. The Cuban Five are free!
Bilingual edition English and Spanish; introduction; reproductions of color paintings.
Este retrato de 16 años de lucha no podría ser más oportuno con la excarcelación por Washington de Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, y Antonio Guerrero, que se han unido a Fernando González y René González en suelo cubano. Los cinco revolucionarios fueron arrestados en 1998 bajo cargos fabricados de “conspiración”. ¿Su supuesto delito? Recoger información sobre grupos cubano-americanos que por muchos años han realizado ataques mortíferos contra la Revolución Cubana y sus partidarios.
Las 16 acuarelas de Guerrero, junto con las palabras suyas y las de sus cuatro compañeros, transmiten la dignidad, fortaleza, humanidad y sentido de humor de estos soldados indoblegables, que se han convertido en el rostro de la Revolución Cubana por todo el mundo. Su libertad se ganó tras la una ardua campaña internacional. El jurado de millones se ha pronunciado. ¡Los Cinco Cubanos están libres!
Bilingüe, en inglés y español.
This book is about Abu Bakr, the first Caliph to rule the world of Islam after the Prophet Muhammad. More important than his achievements as a state leader was his close companionship with Prophet Muhammad, a relationship that earned him the name al Siddiq. He was the only Companion who was privileged to ride alongside the Prophet Muhammad in his great migration to Madina, a turning point in the history of Islam. This book analyzes his exemplary life, his relationship with the Prophet, and his unique role in the birth period of Islam.
By Resit Haylamaz
Pages: 167 pages
Publisher: Tughra Books
A powerful, emotional memoir and an extraordinary portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao's Red Army crushes Tibetan independence, sending a young mother and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous journey across the snowy Himalayas toward freedom.
By Yangzom Brauen
Kunsang thought she would never leave Tibet. One of the country's youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a remote mountain village where, as a teenager, she entered the local nunnery. Though simple, Kunsang's life gave her all she needed: a oneness with nature and a sense of the spiritual in all things. She married a monk, had two children, and lived in peace and prayer. But not for long. There was a saying in Tibet: "When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across the face of the earth." The Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950 changed everything. When soldiers arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying everything in their path, Kunsang and her family fled across the Himalayas only to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She lost both her husband and her youngest child on that journey, but the future held an extraordinary turn of events that would forever change her life--the arrival in the refugee camps of a cultured young Swiss man long fascinated with Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall instantly in love with Kunsang's young daughter, Sonam, eventually winning her heart and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, where Yangzom will be born. Many stories lie hidden until the right person arrives to tell them. In rescuing the story of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mother, Yangzom Brauen has given us a book full of love, courage, and triumph,as well as allowing us a rare and vivid glimpse of life in rural Tibet before the arrival of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testament to three strong, determined women who are linked by an unbreakable family bond.
Award-winning historian Odd Lovoll recounts the untold story of the history of Norwegian immigration to Canada, tracing the stories and documents of emigrant families south to the Upper Midwest, primarily Wisconsin and Minnesota.
by Odd S. Lovoll
With a new afterword
Acts of Faith is a remarkable account of growing up Muslim in America and coming to believe in religious pluralism, from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States. Eboo Patel’s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people—and of the world-changing potential of an interfaith youth movement.
By Eboo Patel
Publisher: Beacon Press
An illustrated expose by Joel Andreas
Publisher: A K Pr Distribution
By Zia U. Sheikh, PhD
Adventure travel is a fast-growing trend all over the world, with vacationers questing for more and more exciting ways to experience the limits of their dare-devilry in the remotest reaches of the earth's jungles, seas and mountains. Whether it's snorkelling in the Galapagos Islands, cross-country cycling around Ireland, heli-skiing in the Himalayas or leaping off a bridge in New Zealand, there's an adventure waiting in every corner of the world. Perfect for both the seasoned traveller and the amchair dreamer, Adventure Sites of the World takes you to twenty-five thrilling adventure destinations on six continents, complete with information about when and how to get there, the activities available for a range of ages and interests, their phyical demands, and links to the most relevant websites. Gorgeous photos of extraordinary wildlife, awe-inspiring feats and the world's best beaches perfectly complement the vivid prose. You've imagined yourself river-rafting in Ladakh or climbing Mt Eerest for years, but this book will inspire you to experience the exhilarating exploits of your dreams.
by Ranee Sahaney
Join the Chinese admiral and his crew as they battle pirates and raging storms in this beautifully illustrated history of China.
Did you know that 85 years before Columbus discovered America, Chinese ships longer than a football field sailed thousands of miles through unknown oceans and visited more than 30 nations? It's true!
Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers that World is the amazing story of these seven epic voyages and their larger-than-life commander, Admiral Zheng He. Beginning in 1405, Admiral Zheng He led more than 300 gigantic, brightly-painted ships across the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean and all the way to the distant coast of Africa. The admiral and his crew battled pirates and raging storms, and were amazed by the people and ways of life in distant lands. At each port, Chinese goods were traded for pearls, precious stones, herbs and medicines which were given as tribute to China's powerful emperor when the ships returned home.
Filled with historical facts, Adventures of the Treasure Fleet brings a fantastic piece of history to life. Gracefully told and beautifully illustrated, the story's fast pace will keep young ones captivated while offering enough information to satisfy curious readers of all ages.
by Ann Bowler
Illustration by Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard
By Quataert, Jean H
"Advocating Dignity" is a detailed historical account of the emergence, development, and impact of the global human rights revolution. Drawing on graphic case studies from various global settings, it narrates the hopes and bitter struggles that have altered the course of international and domestic relations since 1945.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
If the stories that come out of Afghanistan are ever to contain hope for the future, then the young people readers will meet in these pages are that hope. From street workers to female students in newly formed academies, children who work in family businesses, and pickpockets who steal from visiting photographers, these are the faces of young Afghanis who universally wish for peace in their neighborhoods, in their country, in their lifetimes.
Award-winning photojournalist Tony O'Brien and filmmaker Mike Sullivan went to Afghanistan to interview and photograph children of a wide range of ages, from varied ethnic backgrounds, and with very different daily lives. As each one tells his or her story the reader is placed right in the middle of everyday life as it is lived by children in the midst of one of the world's most enduringly conflict-ridden countries.
by Tony O'Brien and Mike Sullivan
Photographs by Tony O'Brien
Inspired by a true account, here is the compelling story of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad and eventually makes her way home to Africa.
When a drought hits her homeland in Sierra Leone, nine-year-old Magulu is sold as a pawn by her father in exchange for rice. But before she can work off her debt, an unthinkable chain of events unfolds: a capture by slave traders; weeks in a dark and airless hold; a landing in Cuba, where she and three other children are sold and taken aboard the Amistad; a mutiny aboard ship; a trial in New Haven that eventually goes all the way to the Supreme Court and is argued in the Africans favor by John Quincy Adams. Narrated in a remarkable first-person voice, this fictionalized book of memories of a real-life figure retells history through the eyes of a child from seeing mirrors for the first time and struggling with laughably complicated clothing to longing for family and a home she never forgets. Lush, full-color illustrations by Robert Byrd, plus archival photographs and documents, bring an extraordinary journey to life.
Every so often we encounter a story that makes us cry and makes us strong, that makes us want to hug our children and call our old friends. This bestselling book captures just such a drama in all its heartrending drama.
On January 19, 2000, a fire raged through a
After the Fire is the story of Shawn and Alvaro's fight to recover from the worst damage St. Barnabas Hospital's burn unit had ever seen. It is the story of doctors and nurses who work with those terribly touched by fire. It is the story of mothers and fathers, of faith and family. And it is the story of the women who loved these men, who knew that real beauty is a thing not seen in mirrors.
by Robin Gaby Fisher
New deluxe paperback edition with Book Group Questions and a Q&A with the Author.
"Michot provides an introduction into the work (Risaleh Dukhaniyyeh) and an outline of the scholarly debates concerning smoking that occured in Turkey in the 16th and 17th centuries." —Islamic Horizons
"Against Smoking is a gem of scholarship. This compact book is a major contribution to the study of Islamic pietism in general and Ottoman religious and cultural history in particular." —Professor Ahmet T. Karamustafa, Washington University in St. Louis
One of the earliest Arabic texts against smoking, Ahmad al-Aqhisari's Epistle on Tobacco is presented here for the first time in a scholarly edition, together with a fully annotated English translation. Yahya Michot expertly sets the epistle within its Ottoman social, intellectual, and historical context. Includes thirty illustrations.
by Ahmad al-Aqhisari
Introduction, first edition and translation by Yahya Michot
Yahya Michot is professor of Islamic studies and Christian–Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary, Connecticut.
Publisher: Del Rey
In an age in which intra-Muslim religious argumentation dominates, heterodox groups have tried and had great success in presenting their beliefs as normative Islam to the average lay Muslim. Unfortunately many of these beliefs are largely at odds with the classical articulations of Sunni orthodoxy throughout the ages.
This work, Ahl al-Sunna : The Ashʿaris, aims to remedy this problem. Drawing from the works of Islam’s greatest scholars through the centuries, Shaykh Hamad al-Sinan and Shaykh Fawzi al-ʿAnjari detail the genesis, rise, beliefs, and contributions of the Ashʿari school of theology, and address—in a refreshingly fair-minded and non-sectarian way—common misconceptions about the Ashʿari school and demonstrate how its rich religious discourse is firmly anchored in the Qurʾan, the Sunna, the way of the Companions, and sound reasoning.
By Shaykh Hamad al-Sinan and Shaykh Fawzi al-Anjari
Forewords by Shaykh Wahba al-Zuhayli and Shaykh Muhammad Sa'id Ramadan al-Buti
Translated by Abdul Aziz Suraqah
Publisher: Sunni Publications
A Coloring Book by Rukayat Yakub
by Anna Akhmatova
Anna Akhmatova was born Anna Gorenko in 1888 and died in 1966. A popular poet of the Acmeist school, she took a pseudonym when her upper-class father objected to her "decadent" choice of career. She was married to the Acmeist poet Gumilev from 1910 until 1918, and spent time in Paris, where she posed nude for Modigliani. After the Revolution, Akhmatova remained silent for two decades. Her ex-husband was executed in 1921, their son was imprisoned for sixteen years, and her third husband died in a Siberian prison camp. She began publishing again at the outbreak of World War II, and her writings regained popularity despite being harshly denounced by the Soviet regime in 1946 and 1957 for "bourgeois decadence." Ejected from the Writers' Union in 1946, she was made its president two years before her death in 1966. Her greatest poem, "Requiem," gives voice to the suffering of those who, like the poet, spent many years waiting outside prison walls for word of their sons, husbands, or lovers. It was not published in its entirety in Russia until 1987.
Peter Washington is the editor of many of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets, including Love Poems, and is the author of Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America.
Publisher: Everyman's Library
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$19.00 USDby Asmaa Qanbarji
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 they were fourteen hundred years ago. This unique collection of 1322 ahadith and athar is one of the earliest and most authentic works on Islamic etiquette and the Islamic way of life. Not only are they practical and inspiring, they also fulfill a desperate need for authoritative guide on morality and spirituality for Muslims living in a modern, secular society, where the line between right and wrong is increasingly blurred.
This book is an essential cornerstone of Islamic morality and is suitable for the general reader and the academic alike. Its author, Imam Bukhari (194-256AH / 810 - 870 CE) is the most celebrated figure in Islamic literary history. "Al-Adab Al-Mufrad" is an absolutely essential addition to every Islamic library.
Publisher: UK Islamic Academy
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It is not possible to fully grasp the true gravity of the Qur'an, but this remarkable collection gathers forty hadith that each indicate the majesty of the Book of Allah. Whether describing the manifestation of the Qur'an as an intercessor on the Day of Judgement, or its effect on those who read it, every hadith in this collection is profoundly inspiring and likely to have a deeply transformative effect on the reader.
Translated by Mawlana Mohammad Mohammadi
Commentary by Mohamed Ansa & Mawlana Mohammad Mohammadi
Mulla 'Ali al-Qari Mulla 'Ali al Qari, a Hanafi jurist, hadith expert and theologian, was born and grew up in Herat, Afghanistan where he received his early Islamic education. He was deeply devoted to the Qur'an, and his mastery and precision of Qur'anic recitation and its science earned him the appellate "al Qari, or 'the Qur'an reciter'. His scholarship was exacting and his output profuse having composed works a great number being encyclopaedic in nature on just about every field and subfield of the traditional Islamic disciplines. ...... ''A fluid translation of an invaluable work on the Prophetic hadiths related to the virtues of the Qur an by a leading hadith master. The commentary and referencing make this work of great benefit to anyone seeking to become of the people of the Qur an, whom the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) described as, "the people of Allah and His most chosen." - SHAYKH FARAZ RABBANI
The Arba'in or Chihil Kalima of Jami is a choice collection of Traditions of the Blessed Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). The main emphasis is on cultivating high qualities of character. The compiler, a great Persian scholar and poet, further enriched his beautiful Hadith selection with pithy and eloquent paraphrases in verse. In this edition, Turath Publishing presents the original Arabic and Persian texts together with English translations of both. These are complemented by an introductory account of Jami and his works, and also by notes on both the content and the sources of the Hadiths.
by Abu 'l-Muntaha al-Maghnisawi, with selections from 'Ali al-Qari's Commentary, including Abu Hanifa's kitab al-Wasiyya
Compiled and Translated with an Introduction by Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf
Al-Fiqh al-Akbar is one of the earliest texts written on central Islamic theology, and one of the surviving works of Abu Hanifa, the Great Imam of jurisprudence and theology. Studied for centuries in the Muslim world, Al-Fiqh al-Akbar offers a layered understanding of divine oneness (tawhid), the underpinning of Islamic belief. It helps to refine one's understanding of the Creator, messengers, and divine communication, and enables one, moreover, to gain insight into the realities of this life and the events of the life hereafter. Al-Fiqh al-Akbar adds nuance to one's understanding of 'aqida and deepens one's appreciation of his or her beliefs, and addresses head-on questions that, if unanswered, could leave invidious doubt and cause communal division: "Where is Allah?" "Does Allah evolve?" "What constitutes true Islamic belief?" "Are prophets capable of sinning?" "Is there creation beyond what we see?" "What comes after death?" This translation of Al-Fiqh al-Akbar is an unprecedented contribution to a subject in English. A lucid rendering, unhampered by sterile literalism, it draws on a number of commentaries to unlock for the general English-speaking readership a subject that has been largely inaccessible to them, both because of the subject's complexity and the lack of reliable works in English. This definitive edition, combining Maghnisawi's basic commentary with numerous notes carefully selected from 'AlI al-Qari's super-commentary and the entire Kitab al-Wasiyya of Abu Hanifa, is the English reader's essential guide on the intellectual and rewarding journey through Islamic creed.
by Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-ghazali
by Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali (Author), Eric Ormsby (Translator)
As the first complete translation of a classic Arabic text written in the 11th century, this work is an eloquent introduction to mystical love in Islam. Considered one of the most important chapters in al-Ghazali's magnum opus The Revival of the Religious Sciences, it consists of arguments that form the basis of Sufi theory and the practice of mystical love. Providing the book's historical and spiritual context, this account also offers insight into the poetry of such greats as Rumi and Hafiz.
by Abu Hamid Mohammad Al-Ghazali
by Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali (Author) & McCarthy SJ, R. J. (Translator)
This text has long been recognized as not only an Islamic classic, but also as a great spiritual autobiography of one of the world's greatest religious thinkers. It is the narrative of how one dedicated seeker of true knowledge and salvation, having probed various systems of thought and differing paths of learning and enlightenment, discovered the peace of the inner life and discipline of mystical spirituality.
Publisher: Fons Vitae; 2nd edition (January 1, 2000)
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قامت المؤلفة بقراءة السيرة من منابعها الأولى ومصادرها الأم ومن مصادر أخرى وبعد دراستها قامت بتأليف هذا الكتاب لتجمع فيه أخبار السيرة من أوثق مصادرها واعتمدت في هذا الكتاب بالإضافة إلى الى كتب السيرة كتب الأحاديث، كما حرصت على تنسيق الأخبار وترتيبها زمنياً . وقد أفردت لكل فترة زمنية من حياة النبي ﷺ قسماً خاصاً بها يضم أحداثه، هذا الكتاب في ستة أجزاء يعتبره بعض الدعاة والعلماء مرجعاً أساسياً لمن يريد دراسة السيرة النبوية
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A 6-volume compilation of sirah written in Arabic by Ustadha Samira az-Zayid, a female scholar residing in Damascus, Syria, with a Bachelor's degree in Islamic Studies and Arabic Literature. This in-depth sirah is the only book on this topic written by a woman and has been called by scholars the most important work of sirah this century.
This short work in Arabic is commonly used as a teacher's guide for children's programs as it covers all the basic requirements of knowledge. Compiled by Ustadha Thana' al-Mahini, it covers topics such as Qur'an and hadith, sirah, 'aqidah, fiqh, and the 10 sahaba promised Paradise.
FAMOUS FIQH BOOKS like al-Maqasid have stood the test of time because of their sheer usefulness. Compact enough to be memorized by students becoming scholars, al-Maqasid contains hundreds of rulings of personal Islamic law distilled from the most commonly asked and answered questions in schools and mosques from the time of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) down to Imam Nawawi.
Widely considered the best medium-size handbook available in English for teaching the basics of Islam from a traditional perspective, this new edition has been revised and updated with a full complement of notes on a number of contemporary Muslim issues, and three major essays have been appended on why Muslims follow madhhabs, hadiths the mujtahid Imams lacked, and the place of Sufism in Islam.
by Nawawi (Author)
Nuh Ha Mim Keller (Translator, Author)
$59.99 USDفي هذا الكتاب مادة غنية متنوعة للوعظ والإرشاد تكون عوناً للوعاظ على تحديد أهم الخطوط التي يسيرون ضمنها لتحيق الأهداف المرجوة من الوعظ، هذا الكتاب في جزأين تأليف الأستاذة حسناء صلاحي الأصبحي
Written by Ustadha Hasna' Salahi al-Asbahi, this 2-volume book is a guide and a reference for the da'iya and covers many different aspects of Islam.
This book is an adaptation in English of the prefatory volume of a 40-volume biographical dictionary (in Arabic) of women scholars of the Prophet’s hadith. Learned women enjoyed high public standing and authority in the formative years of Islam. For centuries thereafter, women travelled intensively for religious knowledge and routinely attended the most prestigious mosques and madrasas across the Islamic world. Typical documents (like class registers and ijazahs from women authorizing men to teach) and the glowing testimonies about their women teachers from the most revered ulema are cited in detail. An overview chapter, with accompanying maps, traces the spread of centres of hadith learning for women, and their eventual decline. The information summarized here is essential to a balanced appreciation of the role of women in Islamic society.
“...read today, when many Muslim women still don’t dare pray in mosques, let alone lecture leaders in them, Akram’s entry for someone like Umm al-Darda, a prominent jurist in seventh-century Damascus, is startling. As a young woman, Umm al-Darda used to sit with male scholars in the mosque, talking shop... She went on to teach hadith and fiqh, or law, at the mosque, and even lectured in the men’s section; her students included the caliph...” (New York Times)
“...replete with enlightening references... the standard introduction to the study of the women scholars of Islam.” (Muslim World Book Review)
By Mohammad Akram Nadwi
Mohammad Akram Nadwi (alumnus of Nadwat al-Ulama, Lucknow) has written extensively in Arabic and Urdu on hadith, fiqh, Islamic biography, and Arabic grammar; and recently in English: Madrasa Life (2007), Abu Hanifah (2010), two (of the five) volumes of al-Fiqh al-Islama (2007, 2012), and Abu l-Hasan 'Ali al-Nadwi (2013).
The cover shows the study journeys of Fatimah bt. Sa'd al-Khayr and her principal students. She moved from Valencia with her merchant-scholar father to China, then travelled back westward, settling longest in Baghdad. She taught thereafter in Cairo, where she died in 600 ah. (See ch. 3.)
Al-Murshid al-Mu'een is a widely recognised primary text for learning Islam in North Africa. In it the author, Abd al-Wahid ibn 'Ashir, summarises in verse the three sciences of Islam, Iman and Ihsan: Maliki fiqh, Ash'ari 'aqida and Junaidi tasawwuf. This is its first complete translation into English. Dr. Asadullah Yate is also the translator of Shaykh Ahmad bin al-Bashir al-Qalawi ash-Shinqiti's (1216 AH/1802 CE- 1276 AH/1853 CE) Mufid al-'Ibad, a very full commentary on al-Murshid al-Mu'een, which is published by Diwan Press in English as "Islam in the School of Madina".
By Kabbani, Shaykh Muhammad Hisham
Contrary to ill-founded doctrines of extremism, terrorism, and what is often portrayed in the media, Islam is based on peace: with blood relations, loved ones, colleagues, neighbors, communities and nations. However, one cannot establish peace unless one has peace in their heart. Today the world is in a perpetual state of chaos and unprecedented upheaval. Families are uprooted by social and political crises, poverty has spread worldwide, and corruption is rampant. How can peace coexist in such a negative environment? Based on traditional Islamic source texts-the Holy Qu'ran, the Holy Traditions (hadith) and opinions of venerated scholars throughout history-"The Peacemakers As Taught in Classical Islam" examines what real peace is, how to acquire it, who the genuine peacemakers are and how to benefit from them.
Publisher: Islamic Supreme Council of America
Al-Qaidah An-Noraniah is the only authentic method that teaches how to read the Holy Qur'an with tajweed in an attractive way, especially for children. If your child starts at age 4, by age 5 s/he will be able to read the Holy Qur'an with tajweed if s/he practices An-Noraniah for 30 minutes every day, inshaAllah. Applying Al-Qaidah An-Noraniah is good for new Muslims so that they can read with tajweed from the start.
Al-Qaidah An-Noraniah is also a great self-paced learning tool for adults to improve their tajweed in the privacy of their homes.
Publisher: Furqan Center
Written in the second Islamic century by al-Imam al-Shafi’i (d. 204AH/820AD), the founder of one of the four Sunni schools of law, this important work gives the fundamental principles of Islamic jurisprudence and its influence continues to the present day. During the early years of the spread of Islam, the exponents of Islamic legal doctrine were faced with the problems raised by ruling and administering a diverse and rapidly growing empire. In Medina and Kufa, as well as other cities of early Muslim rule, schools of law had to be developed, but it took the genius of Muhammad b. Idris al-Shafi’i, born in the year 150AH/767AD, to establish the principles by which the various legal doctrines could be synthesised into a coherent system. In theRisala, which laid down the basis for such a synthesis, al-Shafi’i established the overriding authority, next only to the Qur’an, of theSunnaor example of the Prophet Muhammad as transmitted in the traditions.
Professor Majid Khadduri has done an admirable service in making this valuable work available in English, His excellent translation uses not only the original manuscripts of Ibn Jama’a and al-Rabi, found at Dar al-Kutub, the National Library in Cairo, but also authoritative editions published earlier in this century, namely the Bulaq and Shakir editions. In his introduction, Professor Khadduri outlines the historical background of theRisalaand gives a biography of al-Imam al-Shafi’i as well as annotated, detailed summaries of the composition, structure, substance and argument of the text. He also includes a list of transmitters of traditions, a glossary of the most important Islamic legal terms and a select bibliography. For this new edition, the index has been expanded and a small corrigenda added.
by Majid Khadduri
‘One of the leading texts on Islamic fiqh. A must for the bookshelf of all conscientious Muslims.’Dr Darsh (Q News)
Table of Contents
The Historical Background of theRisala
The Composition and Structure of theRisala.
Substance and Argument of theRisala.
Significance of theRisala
The Text of theRisala.
Translation of Shafi’i’sRisala.
Transmitters of Traditions.
**Book is in Spanish**
Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny. In his most personal novel to date, internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth, his only real option is to begin again - to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the landscapes around him. Setting off to Africa, and then to Europe and Asia via the Trans-Siberian railroad, he initiates a journey to revitalize his energy and passion. Even so, he never expects to meet Hilal. A gifted young violinist, she is the woman Paulo loved five hundred years before - and the woman he betrayed in an act of cowardice so far-reaching that it prevents him from finding real happiness in this life. Together they will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, traveling a path that teaches love, forgiveness, and the courage to overcome life's inevitable challenges. Beautiful and inspiring, Aleph invites us to consider the meaning of our own personal journeys.
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by Alexandra Chreiteh
Alexandra Chreiteh's Ali and His Russian Mother is at once an ordinary and extraordinary story of two young people in Lebanon. At the outbreak of the July War in 2006, the novel's unnamed young protagonist reconnects with her childhood friend and develops a little crush on him, as they flee the bombs unleashed upon their country by Israel. Displaced, along with a million others across the country, she and her Russian mother have joined an evacuation for Russian citizens, when she again meets up with Ali, her former schoolmate from the South, who also has a Russian (Ukrainian) mother.
As the two friends reunite, chat, and bond during a harrowing bus caravan across the Syrian border to Lattakia, en route to Moscow, Chreiteh's unique, comic sense of the absurd speaks to contradictions faced by a young generation in Lebanon now, sounding out taboos surrounding gender, sexual, religious, and national identities. Carrying Russian passports like their mothers - both of whom married Lebanese men and settled there - they are forced to reflect upon their choices, and lack of them, in a country that is yet again being torn apart by violent conflict.
Like Chreiteh's acclaimed first novel, Always Coca-Cola, this story employs deceptively simple language and style to push the boundaries of what can be talked about in Arabic fiction. Again focused on the preoccupations of young people and their hopes for the future, Ali and His Russian Mother represents a fresh, daring voice in Arabic literature today.
Publisher Interlink Pub Group
Ali and the Spider is the second book in the Young Muslim Nature Series, which explores the scientific and spiritual wonders of Allah's creation. Join Ali as he overcomes his fear of spiders and discovers their usefulness, in today's world as well as during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad.
by Rowaa El-Magazy
Ali ibn Abi Taleb is the fourth Caliph of Islam, but he is the first to remember from among all the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad as far as bravery is concerned. He is a symbol of courage and gallantry as much as a leading spiritual figure in Islam. This book brings to life the biography of this unique hero of Islam, analyzing where and how he was raised, the dynamics that formed his personality and the struggles that he went through in his lifetime.
By Resit Haylamaz
Publisher: Tughra Books
From the civil rights movement and the Rome Olympics to joining the Nation of Islam and refusing to fight in Vietnam, the fascinating life of famed boxing champion Muhammad Ali is interwoven with historical moments throughout the 20th century to today. Includes illustrations.
by Barry Denenberg