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In the Garden of Remembrance is a collection of traditional prayers to brighten your heart, ease your burdens, and bathe you in the fragrance of faith. Adapted from Murad al-Adnani's book of litanies and translated from the Arabic by Ribaat's own Nishat Lal, this sparkling collection features two heartfelt introductions followed by prayers of praise, salawat, forgiveness, protection, and personal need, bookended by salawat again. All this is followed by a section of time-honored prayers and adhkar often recited at Rabata events. (All duas appear in Arabic, English, and transliterated Arabic.)
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What You'll Learn: Being Muslim highlights both our spiritual struggles and aspirations; how we can, on a daily basis, develop a healthy relationship with God, through both devotions and in ordinary daily life. This book is not meant to expound on abstract theoretical aspects of Islam, but to give readers practical and useful knowledge that can help them understand what it means to be Muslim. Chapter 1: Starting Point The Beginning Islam in Context Learning Islam Chapter 2: Belief The Testimony of Faith (Shahadah) God (Allah) سبحانه و تعالى Angels Scriptures Messengers Judgment Day Divine Decree (Qadr) Chapter 3: Worship The...
After a widely successful tour across the globe Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam finds its way to your bookshelf. Beyond Bilal: Black History in Islam is the breakthrough and pioneering lecture by writer, lecturer, and educator Mustafa Briggs. Beyond Bilal explores and uncovers the deep rooted relationship between Islam and Black History, from Black Prophets and prominent figures in the Qur’an, to the unknown black Sahaba and scholars of the early generations, the history of Islam in Africa, and the legacy of contemporary African Islamic scholarship and its role in the International Relations of the Muslim World. This book...
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. Author: Abdul Wadod Shalabi Editor: Abdal Hakim MuradPublisher: Starlatch, LlcISBN-13: 978-1929694082 Paperback: 96 pages
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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In "The ProductiveMuslim" Mohammed Faris, the founder of ProductiveMuslim.com, provides this practical framework that helps urban global Muslims lead a productive lifestyle Spiritually, Physically, and Socially. Combining his love for Islam with modern productivity techniques, in this book, Mohammed will teach you:• How spirituality can boost your productivity .• How to manage your sleep, nutrition, and fitness (spiritually, physically, and socially)• How to be socially productive outside your home and community .• How to manage your focus in an age of distractions• How to build productive habits and routines• How to manage your time and invest in your hereafter•...
A story about a boy and his teacher as he teaches him the call to prayer. Author: Edoardo Albert ISBN-13: 978-0860374565Hardcover: 29 pages
The Qur’an is the word of Allah, it is the most eloquent and best of all speech. The Qur’an uses different rhetorical devices and parables to convey its message. Allah says in the Qur’an: ‘We have given every type of parable in this Qur’an so that they can understand and think’. Allah conveys to us facts, stories and examples as well as guidance and warnings throughout His book. Yasir Qadhi’s book will take 30 parables of the Qur’an and explain its context and meaning in order for us to understand, reflect and change our lives.
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
Exploring seventy incidents that serve as a reminder as to who the Prophet really was: a man of mercy and moral greatness who sought not the praise of this world, but its betterment through his example. To delegitimize the Messenger is to call into question the entire message. During his time, the Makkans called him a poet, a magician, and a madman, among other names. Today, he is insulted with other labels. The question of whether or not he sacrificed his principles in the pursuit of conveying his message successfully is one that requires an in-depth look. By Mohammad Elshinawy...
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“A ‘self-help’ book for Muslims, which seeks both to inspire Muslim women, but also to educate those outside the faith” – Dr Myriam Francois 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 addresses women's common concerns 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...
When Ali first meets Amirah, he notices everything about her—her hijab, her long eyelashes and her red trainers—in the time it takes to have one look, before lowering his gaze. And, although Ali is still coming to terms with the loss of his mother and exploring his identity as a Muslim, and although Amirah has sworn never to get married, they can't stop thinking about each other. Can Ali and Amirah ever have a halal "happily ever after"?
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. Author: Katherine BullockPublisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)Language: EnglishISBN-13: 978-1565644328Paperback: 274 pages
In this three volume work you will learn how to walk the path of tarbiyah and growth. In Arabic. (soft cover)
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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...
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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...
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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...
ElSayed Amin critiques misreadings of key verses in the Qur'an that have been used to establish violence as the relational norm between Muslims and non-Muslims. He distinguishes both Islamic jihad and armed deterrence from modern terrorism through examination of the 9/11 attacks, and proposes legal proscriptions for terrorism from the Qur'an on the basis of its political, social, and psychological impacts. About the Author: ElSayed Amin is a senior lecturer of Islamic studies in English at al-Azhar University in Egypt and a visiting postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in Brunei. He is a member of the...
When Allah sends us a baby, it is a gift from Him, and we receive the new child with joy. There is a blessing in this gift. This may not be the child we imagined, but this is the child Allah knew was good for us. The child is born pure, with no sins, and no sin will be recorded for him or her until the child reaches the age of understanding.How can we best remain true to this immense trust Allah has placed in us by granting us this child? What parenting methods align with the Qur'an and the...
"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...
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. Authors: Abdalhaqq and Aisha BewleyPublisher: Diwan Press ISBN-13: 978-1908892669
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. Author: Gai EatonPublisher: Islamic Texts SocietyLanguage: EnglishISBN-10: 1903682827ISBN-13: 978-1903682821 Paperback: 184 pages
A comprehensive guide to Islam's position on animal welfare and the issue of halal. This pioneering modern classic examines the Islamic principles of kindness and compassion toward animals. It compares animal sacrifice as practiced by the world's major religions and highlights the ethical issues that the mass production of meat raises, advocating alternative ways to produce halal meat in an appropriate manner. About the Author: Al-Hafiz Basheer Ahmad Masri (1914–1992) was the first Sunni Imam of the oldest purpose-built mosque in Britain, the Shahjahan Mosque in Woking. For six years he served as a joint editor of the monthly Islamic Review. He...
Life Coaching for Muslims helps you to create a life vision for yourself, learn about goal setting, and develop key life-skills: organizing your time, managing your finances, and building self-esteem. Overall it gives you the support you need to turn things around when you have had a setback and live a more empowered life. With a combination of everyday practical advice, diagnostic exercises, toolkits for changing your life, and spiritual wisdom, spearheaded by selected verses from the Qur'an and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, this book is an essential aid for Muslims today.
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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...
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The Child in Islam offers a rare and rich panoramic guide to rearing a happy family in harmony and in wisdom-and above all, Islamically. Is there a difference between Muslim and non-Muslim child rearing? Indeed there is, and beyond the physical delineations of a Muslim's practice, it is the difference between groping one's way with a sputtering candle and walking confidently ahead on a brightly lit day along a well-marked path. This is what Norma Tarazi illustrates in her lively and sober discussion infused by the twin principles of kindness and common sense. Here is no abstract discussion; the author's...
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...
In this short work of little more than 100 pages, the whole essence and spirit of Islam is detailed in a style so accessible that it almost belies belief. The life of a Muslim from birth to death, and the demands made of a Believer are all clearly and concisely documented. The various religious observances, ceremonies, social customs, feasts and festivals, and the requirements therein are detailed, as well as those of a purely Indian Muslim origin. Originally written to assist members of other faiths gain an understanding of Islam, and published in India in both Urdu and English and...
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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Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali offers her personal account, discussing the many and varied questions she fielded from curious friends and schoolmates while growing up in Southern California—from the diet, to dress, to prayer and holidays and everything in between. She also provides an academically reliable introduction to Islam, addressing its inception, development, and current demographics.Through this engaging work, readers will gain a better understanding of the everyday aspects of Muslim American life, dispel many of the misconceptions that still remain, and open a dialogue for tolerance and acceptance.
Baby Names for Muslims is a baby name reference for Muslims that includes over 5000 names, with meanings and variant spellings provided. All of the names have been verified using trusted academic sources in order to ensure the correctness of the meanings and the appropriateness of their use by Muslims. The book includes names from both Eastern and Western languages. A note is provided underneath Arabic names found in the Quran. Author: Ikram HawramaniLanguage: EnglishISBN-10: 1980380902ISBN-13: 978-1980380900Paperback: 293 pages
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From the creation of the very first humans, Adam and Eve, marriage has been an institution chosen by God for the human race as being the only permitted way that a man and woman can spend their lives with each other. Marriage is often portrayed as a fairy-tale, with the couple living happily ever after. However, the reality is that there are always ups and downs in marriage, and dealing with marital issues is not something that you learn in school. This book is an invaluable resource for people that are intending to marry, or newlyweds, or have been married...
This book is a form of guidance for the Muslim youth of today, a guide for their everyday lives, as well as being a compilation of useful information related to the various forms of worship with informative explanations given in an understandable manner. It has been prepared with color illustrations about every stage of performing rituals of purification and daily prayers. Aiming to meet the practical needs of English-speaking readers for their daily worship, this guide is one that is essential for every young Muslim. by Asli Kaplan Binding: PaperbackPages: 149 102
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...
Jake, a down-home Utah boy, is striving to convert Japan to the Mormon religion. But his certainties are turned upside-down when he meets an Indonesian student in a fast-food restaurant, triggering a journey of discovery that leads him to reject his Mormon upbringing, and to affirm the One God of the Qur'an. Humorous, colorful, and full of psychological insight, this novel provides a panorama of the extraordinary missionary universe, and movingly depicts a modern American pilgrimage of the soul. Author: Sarah Louise BakerISBN-13: 978-0953805655
We are living in a time of unrest for many members of the Islamic faith around the globe. Enter Muslims of the World, a book based on the popular Instagram account @MuslimsoftheWorld1. Like the account, the book’s mission is to tell the diverse stories of Muslims living in the US and around the world. Illustrated throughout with moving photographs, each chapter will focus on different aspects of the Islamic faith and the many varying cultures it encompasses, offering tales of love, family, and faith while empowering Muslim women, refugees, and people of color. Whether it is telling a story about...
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...
The first part of the book is intended to acquaint new American-born Muslims with others already embarked on the road. The second half provides invaluable information on the basics of Islam. The book is a good reference for developing leadership among American-born Muslims and to understand reasons behind the attraction of Islam. Muzaffar Haleem Betty (Batul) Bowman Amana Publications Paperback 317 pg
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...
A popular subject of discussion in the modern West is the relationship between religion and science. Are they inherently incompatible or can they be reconciled? In the classical Islamic civilization science and religion were considered allies against paganism and superstition. Reconciliation was not an issue between two subjects. This book advances the thesis that the myth of an incompatibility between religion and science is a myth of Western civilization, born out of its unique history. In this book, the author presents the attitudes towards science put forward in the Qur'an and the Prophetic traditions and by the great Muslim scholars...
This book is essentially a comprehensive survey of principles and criteria derived from the main sources of knowledge in Islam, the Qur'an and the way of Prophet, for the Muslim youth today. Covering topics from how to increase your knowledge of God to the ways to improve and increase the sense of worship, it attempts to help better understand reasoning behind Islamic rules and morality. In doing so, the book's purpose is to assist in developing an elementary level of Islamic wisdom for the young Muslims. 195 pages 102
The renowned theologian and jurist Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (d.1350) wrote numerous titles, many of which are still popular today. Amongst these is Key to the Blissful Abode. The present work is an abridgment of the first volume of Key to the Blissful Abode. In it, Ibn Qayyim focuses on the importance of knowledge and willpower, as means through which a person may attain Paradise. Willpower is the door and knowledge––in particular, knowledge which pertains to God and His Attributes, the Qur’an, and the example of the Prophet––is the key. Ibn Qayyim discusses the virtues and benefits of knowledge over wealth...
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. Author: Tasnim Nazeer ISBN-13: 978-0860376354
The book offers a practical guide for parents who wish to protect their teens from the dazzle of a superfluous western culture and help them lead a virtuous life as taught by Islam. Authors: Dr. Ekram & Mohammad R. Beshir Publisher: amana publications ISBN-13: 978-1590080047Paperback: