Being Muslim: A Practical Guide

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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 Legal Rulings
  • The Prayer (Salah)
  • Purifying Alms (Zakah)
  • Fasting Ramadan
  • The Pilgrimage (Hajj)
  • Other Components of Worship
  • Rulings Particular to Women

Chapter 4: Spiritual Refinement

  • Human Consciousness
  • The Path of Refinement
  • Destructive Vices
  • Saving Virtues
  • Noble Character

Chapter 5: The Prophet ﷺ

  • The Role of the Prophet ﷺ
  • An Introduction to the Prophet ﷺ
  • Blessings (Salawat) Upon the Prophet ﷺ
  • A Brief Biography
  • His Miracles

Chapter 6: The Quran

  • The Nature of the Quran
  • Major Themes in the Quran

Chapter 7: Islamic Holy Days

  • The Islamic Year
  • The Friday Congregational Prayer (Salat al-Jumu’ah)
  • Ramadan & the Festival of Completing the Fast (Eid al-Fitr)
  • The Festival of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha)

Chapter 8: Lifestyle

  • Living Islamic Law
  • Daily Life
  • Communal Life

Selections from the Quran
Recommended Readings
Glossary of Commonly Used Terms

About The Author:

Asad Tarsin has been designing Islamic educational programs and teaching the basics of Islam for more than a decade. After completing his bachelor’s degree in Islamic studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he continued his study of Islamic theology, sacred law, philosophy and spirituality with some of the country’s most prominent Muslim scholars including Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Dr. Sherman Jackson, among others.

He has served as the curriculum director for the Deen Intensive Foundation for the last ten years and has a particular interest in creating sustainable models of education for new and returning Muslims. He lectures and teaches courses on Islam across the country. Being Muslim: A Practical Guide is his first published work. He is an emergency physician by training and lives in California with his wife and three children.

Author: Asad Tarsin
Foreword by: Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
Publisher: Sandala
Paperback: 288 pages

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