Sketching a background to Islam’s position on the subject, Sallie takes the reader through inheritance laws before the advent of Islam, under the Egyptians, the ancient Greeks,
Sketching a background to Islam’s position on the subject, Sallie takes the reader through inheritance laws before the advent of Islam, under the Egyptians, the ancient Greeks, and Romans and in parts of Europe as well as Russia. For the Muslim reader, he details the laws and ramifications of inheritance according to the four major schools of thought (Madha-hib). Amongst the detail provided in this book is the inheritance of the unborn child as well as the Quranic texts on determining the shortest period of pregnancy, the decree of the inheritance of a missing person as well as that of the illegitimate child.
Monotheism (Tauhid) – the Oneness of God (Allah) – is the very essence of Islam, encompassing the core belief system of a Muslim. This 377-page book explores and investigates in detail, the concept of Islamic monotheism, what Allah can and cannot be, that which is impossible (mustahil) and permissible (ja-‘iz) on Him, His twenty undisputed attributes an obligation on every Muslim to know and why it is necessary for all who submit to Islam to be aware of the honour He rightly deserves through His infinite qualities.
The moral, social, financial and emotional rights of women in Islam, the rights of men, the rules and regulations that govern child-care in a Muslim home, caring for and obedience to parents, the reciprocal rights of the child and parent, abortion, masturbation, adultery, fornication, homosexuality and the decree of the illegitimate child are among the issues openly explored in this 250-page book, from the viewpoint of the four major schools of thought in Islam (Madha-hib). Interesting facets pertaining to the rights of animals, fauna and flora are also addressed from the Islamic perspective.
Fasting is one of the most meritorious acts in Islam. In this book the fiqh (jurisprudence) of fasting, as well as its excellence, virtues and benefits, are expounded upon, which will if read and understood, enhance the observance of fasting to a higher degree, Insha-Allah.
The definitions of fasting, the various types of fasting and its principles and rules are defined. The sighting of the crescent, the manner in which the months of Ramadan and Shawwal becomes official, the viewpoint of the astronomer and the Hakim (judge) are discussed.
Other interesting discussions include fasting on Youmush Shak (the day of doubt), the various viewpoints of Laylatul Qadr, the fifteenth night of Sha’ban (Laylatul Bara-’ah – the night of pardoning of sons), and the days when fasting becomes haram (unlawful), makruh (abominable) and sunnah (recommended).
Islam was revealed at a time when the Arabian Peninsula was in a state of social anarchy. The legislation on which Islam is built transformed this hedonistic pagan society into one based on social justice and morality of the highest order, with tauhid (monotheism) as its fundamental principle.
This study traces the evolution of Islamic legislation (the shari’ah) through six periods.
In this volume, the first three periods are explored, from the first revelation by Allah of the Holy Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, until his death. Then the rule under the four rightly guided caliphs – Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Aliy (may Allah be pleased with them). And finally, the period of the scholars among the successors of the companions of the Prophet known as the Tabi-’in.
Every Muslim is a congregant of some mosque and as a result becomes involved in its affairs either directly or indirectly. Since most mosques are governed by or have a Western-orientated constitution, this book examines its constitutionality from an Islamic perspective and assesses its validity as a guide to administering the affairs of a mosque.
Islam places serious emphasis on the belief in what God (Allah) decrees. So when man is afflicted with calamities or has important decisions to make in life, who or what does he turn to?
In today’s world where the use of fortune-tellers, sorcery, grave worshipping and witchcraft are so widespread, the author provides an insight into the clear direction Islam takes when it comes to using such avenues in one’s daily existence.