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Financial Transactions in Islamic Jurisprudence

Name of the book: Financial Transactions in Islamic Jurisprudence vol.1 and vol.2 Translated from Arabic: Fiqh al-Islami wa Adillatuhu, vol.5 and vol.6, 1997ed, Dar al-Fikr. Author ( Arabic): Dr. Wahbah al-Zuĥaylī Translated in English by: Dr. Mahmoud El-Gamal, (Ph.D.) Revised by: Dr.Muhammad S. Eissa, (Ph.D.) Subject: Islamic Jurisprudence, Fiqh (of all madh’habs) Pages – vol.1 : 693 Pages – vol.2 : 754 ISBN...

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Al Isha’ah – On Tribulations

This review of the book is from the foreword by the author himself, which I translate below. See here for a biography of the author. He writes an endnote in Ashrāť as-Sāáh, thus: “The author, a supplicant of Allâh, Muhammad ibn Ábd ar-Rasūl ibn Ábd as-Sayyid al-Álawi al-Husayni, al-Mūsawī, ash-Shaharzūrī, al-Barzanjī; and thence, al-Madanī – may Allâh forgive him. I have finished...

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Unwanu’t Tawfiq

This is a short book by Imām Aĥmed ibn Áţāyillāh as-Sakandarī.  A concise explanation of a short poem of 22 couplets by the ghawth, Imām Abū Madyan Shuáyb ibn Al-Ĥusayn rađiyAllāhu ánhu on the etiquette of travelling the sufi’s path named: Ādāb at-Ţarīq [The Etiquette of The Path]. Imām Abū Madyan, the ghawth was born in the year 520 AH [1126 CE] in Seville, today’s Spain and passed...

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Book Excerpt: Al-Ghuraba

If someone asks about the meaning of the ĥadīth wherein the Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said: ‘Islām began as a stranger and shall return to the way it began’, he shall be told: Before RasūlAllāh şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam proclaimed Islam people followed different religions [and some none at all]: there were the Jews, the Christians, the Magians and those who worshipped heathen gods [ábadat al-awthān]. When...

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Arbayin – The Quadraginta

Arbaýīn means forty. Imām Nawawi’s collection of forty ĥadīth is well known as Arbaýīn an-Nawawiyyah [Nawawi’s Quadraginta]. The Imām himself describes this in the preface: It has been narrated to us from Álī ibn Abū Ţālib, Ábdullāh ibn Masúūd, Muáādh ibn Jabal, Abū Dardā’a, Ibn Úmar, Ibn Ábbās, Anas ibn Mālik, Abū Hurayrah, Abū Saýīd...

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Some Books on Ashari-Maturidi Differences

These books are devoted to the specific matter of differences between Ashárīs and Maturīdīs and are commonly known: 1. Al-Rawđatu’l Bahiyyah fī mā Bayna’l Ashāýirah wa’l Māturidiyyah by Imām Ĥasan ibn Ábdu’l Muĥsin Abū Ádhbah [around 1172 AH] 2. Qaşīdah an-Nūniyyah by Imām Tājuddīn Ábdu’l Wahhāb as-Subki [d.771 AH,] which he appended in the biographical note on Imām Abu’l Ĥasan al-Ashárī in his...

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