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.
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).
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.