QUR'ANIC PICTURES OF THE UNIVERSE

Osman Bakar
Paperback, 224 pages
 

 

 

This book presents a new study of one of the major themes of the Qur’an. The theme of Qur’anic pictures of the universe treated here pertains to as yet a little explored facet of Islamic cosmology. Through this particular thematic study of the Qur’an the author has made a significant contribution to the contemporary understanding of the scriptural foundation of Islamic cosmology and the present discourse on epistemology of scientific exegesis (tafsīr ‘ilmy) of the Qur’an. The book offers many new insights that will prove particularly helpful to those interested in deepening their understanding of Qur’anic perspectives on cosmology, the natural sciences, and religion and science.

Price: RM50.00 / S/B$29.00 / US$22.00

         

 

 

THE CONCEPT OF RIBA AND ISLAMIC BANKING

Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee
Paperback, 192 pages
 

 

 

Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee, born in 1945, is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Shari‘ah and Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He obtained his law degree from Punjab University in 1969. In 1983, he was awarded a gold medal for his performance in the LL.M. (Shari‘ah) programme by the International Islamic University (Pakistan). In 1987, he obtained the LL.M. degree from the University of Michigan Law School, U.S.A. Among his other works are a translation of Ibn Rushd’s well-known book Bidayat al-Mujtahid, Islamic Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh), Islamic Law of Business Organization: Partnerships and Theories of Islamic Law: The Methodology of Ijtihad.Riba or interest is the most important issue of Islamic law in the modern world. There is unanimous agreement among Muslim jurists that riba is prohibited strictly by the texts of the Qur’an as well as by those of the Sunnah. When it comes to the identification of the transactions that would fall under the prohibition of riba, however, there is some disagreement among the scholars. In modern times, the discussion is mostly about interest charged and paid by the banks. Some scholars uphold that all kinds of interest charged by the bank are prohibited, while others maintain that only some kinds are prohibited. This book analyses the issue in the light of the writings of the early jurists and presents the operation of the rules of riba in a simplified manner.

The book continues to be the most comprehensive text on the issue of ribā since it was first published in 1995. It is essential reading for all courses on Islamic banking, especially those dealing with the problems of riba.

Price: RM43.00 / S/B$25.00 / US$18.00

         

 

 

ISLAM THREE CORE BELIEFS

Sayed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
Paperback, 184 pages
 

 

 

The very first and foremost demand that Islam makes of its adherents is to correct and purify their ‘aqidah. In fact, ‘aqidah was the main focus of the mission of every prophet from Prophet Adam (the first prophet) to Prophet Muhammad (the last prophet). Thus, this book, a translation of the Urdu Islam ke Teen Bunyadi ‘Aqaid, focuses on three core elements of Islamic ‘aqidah (faith): tawhid (Allah’s oneness), risalah (prophethood) and akhirah (life hereafter). A clear understanding of the attributes of Allah, the role and status of prophets and life hereafter is very essential to fully and correctly understand Islam. The author explains these topics in a very methodical way with the help of Qur’anic verses and authentic hadiths (sayings and practices of Prophet Muhammad).

Price: RM35.00 / S/B$20.00 / US$13.00

         

 

 

AL-GHAZALI: IHYA 'ULUM AL-DIN (THE REVIVAL OF THE RELIGIOUS SCIENCES) Volume IV

Completely revised edition of Fazlul Karim's translation
Paperback, 576 pages
 

 

 

The Revival of the Religious Sciences by Imam al-Ghazālī can be described as a book that will never i.e. This is because it contains a vital cognitive force that time cannot obliterate. In it the Imam discusses Islamic rulings, beliefs and character, in the style of an admonisher who understands the psyche and its secrets as well as spiritual diseases. What distinguishes this book from others is its strong spiritual influence on the reader which makes him seek both soundness of heart and his Lord’s pleasure through acts of worship, rather than the mere performance of acts of worship so that they are legally valid.
The book is a comprehensive encyclopaedia for all of a Muslim’s religious affairs, including beliefs, acts of worship, dealings and character, as well as for individual and societal welfare. Al-Ghazālī’s style is that of one who practices what he knows, one who is determined to rise from the dry, ordinary manner of teaching to one which encourages action.

Price: RM89.00 / S/B$39.00 / US$29.00

         

 
'IRFAN - SUFISM: A Short Introduction
Murtaza Mutahhari
Paperback, 164 pages
 

 

 

This short introduction to ‘irfān is part of the author’s book Ashna’i ba ‘Ulum Islami (An Introduction to the Islamic Sciences). ‘Irfān, also known as tasawwuf (Sufism), is one of the disciplines that originated within the realm of Islamic culture and developed there to attain a high level of sophistication. This book examines ‘irfān as both a scientific and academic discipline and branch among the branches of Islam’s scientific culture and does not deal with its social and sectarian aspects. More specifically, it explores its beliefs, practices, different parts (Shariah, Tarīqah and Haqīqah) and its major practitioners throughout the history of Islam.

Price: RM17.00 / S/B$9.00 / US$7.00

         

 

AL-GHAZALI: IHYA 'ULUM AL-DIN (THE REVIVAL OF THE RELIGIOUS SCIENCES) Volume III

Completely revised edition of Fazlul Karim's translation
Paperback, 440 pages
 

 

 

The book is a comprehensive encyclopaedia for all of a Muslim’s religious affairs, including beliefs, acts of worship, dealings and character, as well as for individual and societal welfare. Al-Ghazali’s style is that of one who practices what he knows, one who is determined to rise from the dry, ordinary manner of teaching to one which encourages action. Volume three focuses on the destructive vices and consists of ten books covering ‘The soul and its attributes’, ‘Disciplining the self’, ‘Breaking the two desires’, ‘Harms of the tongue’, ‘Anger, hatred and envy’, ‘Attachment to the world’, ‘Love for wealth’ , ‘Love for power and ostentation’ , ‘Pride and self-pride’ and ‘Condemnation of pride’.

Price: RM69.00 / S/B$36.00 / US$25.00

         

 
CYBER COUNSELING FOR MUSLIM CLIENTS
Malik Badri
Paperback, 168 pages
 

 

 

The famous Islamonline.net was receiving many questions from its viewers from around the world in their forum. Many of which were psycho-spiritual in nature, making the need for a Muslim psychologist inevitable. When Malik Badri was approached by Islamonline.net to initiate a cyber-counseling program, he readily obliged. The novel and humble collaboration of Malik Badri and Islamonline.net in answering these questions has materialized in a book.

The selection of questions and solutions prescribed here are varied, from marital disharmony and dysfunctional families to anxiety disorders, parapsychology issues, drug addiction and the influence of the mind over body. It is hoped that some of the solutions provided here, based on Islamically modeled therapy, will continue to help others with similar problems in this changing world of globalization.

Price: RM35.00 / S/B$20.00 / US$14.00

         

 
IMAM ABU HANIFAH: LIFE AND WORK
Shibli Nomani, translated by M. Hadi Hussain
Paperback, 296 pages
 

 

 

Imam Abu Hanifah—commonly referred to as the Great Imam (al-Imam al-A‘zam)—occupies a commanding position in the history of Muslim Jurisprudence. Those who follow the school of Islamic Law associated with his name outnumber adherents of other schools. Iqbal in his Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam paid a high tribute to Imam Abu Hanifah’s “keen insight into the universal character of Islam” and, while dealing with the question of application of Islamic Law to modern conditions, expressed the view that “the school of Abu Hanifah ... possesses much greater power of creative adaptation than any other school of Mohammadan Law”.
This valuable book on Imam Abu Hanifah was originally written in Urdu under the title Sirat-i Nu’man by the celebrated historian and Islamic scholar Shibli Nomani, giving us his biography and an analysis of the salient characteristics of the Hanafi school of Law.

Price: RM39.00 / S/B$22.00 / US$15.00

         

 
THE COMPLAINT AND THE ANSWER - SHIKWA & JAWAB SHIKWA
Muhammad Iqbal
Paperback, 104 pages
 

 

 

In these two poems, Iqbal discusses the fall of the Muslim ummah, probes into its causes, shows his bereavement and offers a solution along with a message of hope.
In the first poem, Iqbal complains to God about the deplorable condition of the Muslim world and society and prays for divine help. In the second poem, which he wrote a few years later, he relays a response to the complaints on behalf of God.
In elaborating the causes of the rise and fall of the Muslim ummah, Iqbal hoped that Muslims would use them as a springboard for reviving their former status of prestige and glory.

Iqbal’s poetry has such great variety that several anthologies of it could be compiled, each quite different from the other. The series aims at introducing Iqbal’s poetry to the English-speaking world. While scholars and students will benefit from the work, it is hoped that general readers, both Muslim and non-Muslim, will find this series useful and interesting.

Price: RM17.00 / S/B$9.00 / US$7.00

         

 

 

AL-GHAZALI: IHYA 'ULUM AL-DIN (THE REVIVAL OF THE RELIGIOUS SCIENCES) Volume II

Completely revised edition of Fazlul Karim's translation
Paperback, 340 pages
 

 

 

The book is a comprehensive encyclopaedia for all of a Muslim’s religious affairs, including beliefs, acts of worship, dealings and character, as well as for individual and societal welfare. Al-Ghazali’s style is that of one who practices what he knows, one who is determined to rise from the dry, ordinary manner of teaching to one which encourages action. Volume two focuses on the norms of daily conduct and consists of eleven books covering ‘The Rules of Eating and Drinking’, ‘The Secrets of Marriage’, ‘Earning a livelihood’, ‘The Lawful and the Unlawful’, ‘Love and Brotherhood’, ‘Duties to Muslims, Neighbours, Relatives, Slaves and Servants’, ‘The Rules of Living in Seclusion’ and ‘The Rules and Regulations of Travelling’.

Price: RM63.00 / S/B$32.00 / US$22.00

         

 
KITAB ASBAB AL-NUZUL (BOOK OF OCCASIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF REVELATION)
Ali Ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi
Paperback, (Dar Al Wahi) 512 pages
 

 

 

Asbāb-al-Nuzūl or occasions and circumstances for the revelations; refers to a field of study and genre of literature devoted to recounting the circumstances of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers when particular verses from the Qur'an were revealed. Legal scholars regard this study as of great importance, on the principle that sound understanding of the revelation proceeds from knowing the reasons Allah revealed the Qur'an and how the Prophet Muhammad applied the revelation when he received it. Asbāb al-Nuzūl sheds light on the ayah, it enlightens the tafsir and application of the ayah.

Price: RM60.00 / S/B$32.00 / US$22.00

         

 
AL-GHAZALI: IHYA 'ULUM AL-DIN (THE REVIVAL OF THE RELIGIOUS SCIENCES) Volume I
Completely revised edition of Fazlul Karim's translation
Paperback, 429 pages
 
The book is a comprehensive encyclopaedia for all of a Muslim’s religious affairs, including beliefs, acts of worship, dealings and character, as well as for individual and societal welfare. Al-Ghazālī’s style is that of one who practices what he knows, one who is determined to rise from the dry, ordinary manner of teaching to one which encourages action.

Volume one consists of ten Books covering Knowledge, The foundations of belief, The mysteries of cleanliness, Prayer, Zakah, Fasting, The secrets of pilgrimage, Recitation of the Qur’an, Invocations and supplications, and Regular devotions

Price: RM69.00 / S/B$36.00 / US$25.00

         

AL-GHAZALI: MISHKAH AL-ANWAR - THE NICHE FOR LIGHTS
translated by W.H.T. Gairdner
Paperback, 98 pages
 

 

 

This treatise gives an intimate glimpse of the inner life and esoteric thought of Imam al-Ghazali. It begins where his autobiographical Deliverance From Error (Al-Munqidh min al-Dalal) leaves off. It basically expounds the celebrated Light verse (24:35) from the Qur’an and the subject of Veils from the hadith. These are further elaborated in three sections; one studying the various meanings of “Light”, the other on symbolic language in the Qur’an and Hadith and the final section concludes by applying the results of this symbology to the verse and hadith in question.

Price: RM17.00 / S/B$9.00 / US$7.00

         

 
THIS LAW OF OURS AND OTHER ESSAYS
Muhammad Asad
Paperback, 251 pages
 

 

 

The thesis propounded in this book is based on several essays published in the periodical Arafat, which the author wrote and edited in the 1940s. Arafat was a “one man’s journal” – as its subtitle stated “a monthly critique of Muslim thought” – a kind of journalistic monologue meant to clarify the great confusion prevailing in the Muslim Ummah as to the scope and the practical implications of Islamic Law. The aim of this book is to contribute something to a clarification of this fundamental issue confronting the world of Islam in this period of transition.

Price: RM39.00 / S/B$22.00 / US$15.00

         

 
APA KATA ISLAM TENTANG MURTAD
S.A. Rahman
Paperback, 237 pages
 

 

 

Hukuman ke atas murtad terus menjadi kontroversi yang tidak dapat diselesaikan dalam dunia Islam, walaupun dibincang dan dibahaskan sarjana Islam dan bukan Islam untuk berabad lamanya.
Kebelakangan ini, isu ini menjadi lebih penting ekoran kemunculan idea hak asasi manusia seperti kebebasan beragama. Kebangkitan semula Islam yang merupakan fenomena global turut menyerlahkan pelbagai aspek undang-undang Islam dan tanggapan tentang jenayah dan hukuman, seterusnya menyumbang kepada kritikan terhadap Islam.
Sebuah masyarakat majmuk seperti Malaysia terpaksa juga berhadapan dengan kontroversi berkaitan identiti dan status beragama, dan ini menjadikan pemahaman mengenai isu murtad dalam konteks negara Malaysia sesuatu yang penting.

Price: RM35.00 / S/B$20.00 / US$13.00

         

 
AL-GHAZALI: WONDERS OF THE HEART
translated by: Walter James Skelli
Paperback, 224 pages
 

 

 

The term 'heart' has a primal position in the vocabulary of Muslim religious teachers and in that of the philosophers. The term is used in Islam for the seat of intellectual and emotional life. In this treatise, al-Ghazali unravels its wonders and secrets, achieving his desired end - to lead man to the good life. This is the twenty-first book of the third quarter of al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum al-Din..

Price: RM32.00 / S/B$18.00 / US$11.00

         

 
PONDERING OVER THE QUR'AN (TADABBUR-E-QUR'AN): VOL. II, SURAH ALI 'IMRAN
Amin Ahmad Islahi
translated by Mohammad Saleem Kayani
Paperback, 288 pages
 

 

 

Tadabbur-e-Qur’an by Amin Ahsan Islahi invites the reader to ponder and reflect on the message of the Qur’an. It is based on the principle of nazm or coherence and refutes the oft-repeated allegation that the Holy Book lacks order and continuity.
The present volume covers the third chapter of the Qur’an, Surah Ali ‘Imran. It serves as an important resource for students of the Qur’an because its contents are structured into logical sections and subsections with respect to theme and content. Each portion can thus be studied on a week-by-week or other regular basis in a systematic manner. The whole approach is to welcome enquiring and questioning minds to engage with the message of the Qur’an.

Price: RM65.00 / S/B$35.00 / US$25.00

         

 
THE PROBLEM OF CORRUPTION
Syed Hussein Alatas
Paperback, 182 pages
 

 

 

Corruption is a disease that can sweep through a society like a tidal wave, leaving in its wake a trail of negligence, lethargy, inefficiency and callous disregard of man’s inhumanity to man. What is it like to live inside such a society? Why has it taken such strong root in so many countries? Is there no sense of outrage and shame against such a phenomenon among our elite? What can be done to stem the tide? Is it corruption as it is known in the West? These disturbing questions and more are answered in this book. Corruption in all its forms, bribery nepotism and extortion, is shown for what it is – a major cause of the dehumanization and victimization of innocent people. The corrupt have no aspirations for the betterment of their societies. For this reason, all decent people must be gravely concerned with the problem and nurture the next generation to confront the corrupt and disrupt their way of life.

Price: RM29.00 / S/B$17.00 / US$12.00

         

 
ISLAMIC ETHICS OF TECHNOLOGY: An Objectives' (Maqasid) Approach
Amana Raquib
Paperback, 404 pages
 

 

 

This book approaches the question of technology from an Islamic ethical perspective. The book tries to broaden the scope of the Sharia to deal comprehensively with the ethical questions and dilemmas that arise in the midst of a postmodern technological culture due to the absence of well-defined religious-ethical ends. It looks at the maqasid as a universal ethical theory to be interpreted and applied in the global technological context. It weaves the contemporary philosophical analysis of technology within the maqasid discourse and assesses modern technology through the lens of the ultimate aims and purposes of the Sharia. It works out the relationship between the various objectives and how they can be developed into an Islamic ethics of technology. Following in the recent interest in the objectives of the Sharia, the book further expands the scope of the maqasid and carries it further to encompass metaphysical and ethical debates surrounding technology. Anyone interested in finding alternatives to the existing technological model will find this book valuable. Specifically those interested in Islam and Modern World and how ijtihad is being undertaken to tackle contemporary ethical problems will find this book helpful

Price: RM63.00 / S/B$33.00 / US$23.00

         

 
 
'ABD AL-QADIR AL-JILANI: FIFTEEN LETTERS (KHAMSATA 'ASHARA MAKTUBAN)
 
translated by Louay Fatoohi
Paperback, 108 pages
 

 

 

Shaikh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani is arguably the greatest figure in the history of Sufism. His teachings have attracted millions to Islam and helped countless Muslims understand the spiritual journey that this great religion represents.
The current work consists of fifteen short letters in which the Shaikh describes spiritual experiences and knowledge that are attained through striving against one’s base desires and committed devotion to Allah. They are written in a highly mystical language, using a peculiar style whereby each sentence or group of sentences is followed by a related Qur’anic text. In effect, the letters represent a Sufi experiential interpretation of the quoted Qur’anic verses. While small in size, this exceptionally charming and poetically beautiful work is immensely profound.

Price: RM28.00 / S/B$17.00 / US$13.00

         

 
MALAYSIA-SINGAPORE: Fifty Years of Contentions 1965-2015
Kadir Mohamad
Hardbound, 364 pages
 

 

 

This book offers an interesting and informative account of the often fractious relations between two countries in the heart of Southeast Asia. It outlines the primary issues that plagued relations between Malaysia and Singapore in the last fifty years and the political, diplomatic and legal initiatives taken to address them.
The author gives a first-person narrative of the seemingly endless behind-the-scene episodes that have brought the love-hate relationship to where they are today. He further delves into the vast reservoir of information on the rocky bilateral relationship to provide a reasonable argument over why Malaysia has behaved as it has since 1965. Exhaustive record of, among others, minutes, letters and documents are brought to light to substantiate the Malaysian view in relation to issues of contention with Singapore.
Coming from an insider with more than four eventful decades in the Malaysian Foreign Service, it will be an eye opener for many.

Price: RM100.00 / S/B$50.00 / US$33.00

         

 
IMAM AL-SHAFI'I' IN QUEST OF KNOWLEDGE
Islahee Muhammad Yousuf
Paperback, 98 pages
 

 

 

In Quest of Knowledge is the story of Imam Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi‘i’s search for knowledge. The story revolves round a son whose sole mission in life is to acquire knowledge, a teacher who lovingly accepts him, and a widow who not only bears with the separation of her only son but also shares his passion for knowledge. Their innate nobility, their ability to suffer for a common cause, their intense love for the Prophet (s) and their infinite trust in Allah give them the dimensions of epic heroes.

Price: RM17.00 / S/B$9.00 / US$7.00

         

 
ISLAMIC CIVILISATION AND THE MODERN WORLD
Osman Bakar
Paperback, 364 pages
 

 

 

This book presents a thematic treatment of Islamic civilisation. Each of the fourteen chapters comprising this book treats at least one of the major themes that are characteristic of this youngest religiously-based civilisation of the world. The author’s thematic approach is primarily meant to promote a better appreciation of the living nature of Islamic civilisation. The book’s content provides ample evidence that Islamic civilisation is not merely a passing historical phenomenon. The various themes it discusses clearly demonstrate the continuing relevance of Islamic civilisation to the present and future humanity.

Price: RM65.00 / S/B$35.00 / US$25.00

         

 
FEAR AND HOPE
Al-Ghazali
Paperback, 169 pages
 

 

 

This is a translation of the third book from the fourth volume of Imam al-Ghazali’s magnum opus Ihya Ulum al-Din, concerning the means of salvation, that is, the techniques or therapies by which the cure of the soul is achieved. This book might well be described as an essay in the tactics of propagating the Faith to the community at large. The principle objective is to outline the salutary employment of fear and hope in the cure of the soul. The book deals with a topic of pastoral psychology and is a good sample of the work of Imam al-Ghazali in so far as it illustrates some of the reasons why he has attained so commanding a position within Islam and exercised so great an influence on the course of theological thought.

Price: RM33.00 / S/B$19.00 / US$14.00

         

 
THE FIRST AND LAST REVELATION OF THE QUR'AN
Louay Fatoohi
Paperback, 101 pages
 

 

 

In the written Qur’an, known as “mushaf,” the chapters are not arranged in the chronological order of their revelation, so the first and last verses in the mushaf are not the first and last revealed verses, respectively. There are a number of had?ths and historical reports about which verses and chapters were revealed first and last. This book examines the credibility of each report, evaluates the views of scholars, and presents its own conclusions. Focused on the subject of the first and last revelations of the Qur’an, this book is by far the most comprehensive and complete study of this area of the Sciences of the Qur’an.

Price: RM17.00 / S/B$9.00 / US$7.00

         

 
 
THE LIFE, PERSONALITY AND WRITINGS OF AL-JUNAYD:
A Study of a Ninth Century Mystic
Ali Hassan Abdel-Kader
Paperback, 212 pages
 

 

 

Al-Junayd (d. circa 910) was one of the most significant figures of the formative period of Islamic mysticism in the ninth century, when Sufis were condemned as 'heretics'. This rare study of the Sufi master is divided into three parts, the first containing an account of his life and works. In the second part, his doctrines on Tawhid (Unity of God), Mithaq (Divine Covenant), Fana (Dissolution in the Divine Presence), and Sahw (Mystical Sobriety) are discussed. The third part has a translation of his 'Letters', or Rasa'il.

Price: RM44.00 / S/B$22.00 / US$16.00

         

 


 
 
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