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  • 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).

    The Book on Fasting by: Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie ZAR74.99

    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).

    Fasting during the early days of Islam, actions which nullify the fast such as eating and sexual intercourse as well as the kafarah (atonement) for the transgression are explored. Reasons which make eating permissible during Ramadan and its judgement are discussed with a valuable addition to the book on pregnancy and breast-feeding. A medical perspective on fasting which answers popular questions on fasting has also been added. I’tikaf (intention to remain in a mosque to perform certain actions), Tarawih salah, Eid Salah, the Takbirs and actions sunnah to perform on the day of Eid are explained in detail. The Zakatul Fitr and voluntary sadaqah are expounded upon.

    This book has been written from the viewpoints of the Shafi’i and Hanafiyah schools of thought.

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    Fasting regularly removes the screen that thwarts us from reaching greater and higher spiritual levels. If we look around us, we will find countless people indulging in their every desire and greed. Their greed for wealth, for example, causes a barrier between them and what is honourable. Others overtax their bodies by indulging in everything that arouses their appetite.

    How appropriate the statement of some of the sahabah (companions) who said: “Man has not filled a container worse than his stomach.” Jesus used to say to his disciples: “Do not eat much, otherwise you will drink much and your hearts will become hard.”

  • 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.

    The Evolution of Islamic Legislation by: Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie ZAR299.99

    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.

    Volume two covers the remaining three periods; that of the four famous imams namely; Abu Hanifah, Malik, Shafi-’iy and Ahmad bin Hambal. They later developed the four major schools of thought in Islam. This era is known as the Golden period of the Islamic legislation since the caliphs granted leeway to those scholars who were qualified to resort to ijtihad (research).

    An insight is provided for the establishment of the shari’ah and the various factors considered when the legislation was formulated. Verses expounding peace treaties and the fate of prisoners of war are discussed. The rules of war, the protection of women and children and the elderly are discussed in detail.

    The first period focuses on the divine revelation (the Holy Qur’an), the reasons for its intermittent revelation over a period of nearly 23 years, the Meccan and Medinan periods and its explication by Prophet Muhammad.

    The second and third periods explore the impact of the rule of the four caliphs on the development of the Islamic Legislation, as well as the introduction of analogical deductions and consensus among the scholars among the Companions, their successors and later scholars. The history of the compilation of the Holy Qur’an into book form and the establishment of the science of sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad are clearly illustrated.

    The rise of various sects in Islam and their influence on the shari’ah are further explored as well as the emergence of fabricators of prophetic traditions.

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    ISLAMIC LEGISLATION (TASHRIALISLAMIY)

    The Arabic word Tashri’ is derived from the root word shara’a which means “legislation or to legislate.” In terms of this subject, it infers ” to legislate”. It also infers to establish or discover principles/ rules, the systematic arrangement of rules, the elucidation and presentation of decrees (ahkams) at a level that could be comprehended by the masses and thereby serve as a guide to enhance their spirituality and beliefs. In addition, the word shara’a also means:

    A waterhole where animals drink. The following example conveys the meaning in context. “The camels drank when they were led to the watering hole/place.”

    A straight path. The holy Qur’an also refers to this type of meaning: “After this we have placed you on a straight path (of ethics), follow it and do not follow the desires of those unknown to you”. Al-Jathiyah, 45:18

  • 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.

    The Supernatural: Fact or Fiction in Islam? by: Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie ZAR79.99

    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.

    This is in terms of the choices we make and the beliefs or superstitions we almost deem as fact. In doing so we deviate from the Qur’an and the Sunnah (traditions of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ). The power of prayer to Allah alone, the knowledge of the unseen and astrology are among the issues explored in this 96-page publication. Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie, a leading Muslim scholar in South Africa, dispels the avenues of the supernatural that govern some people’s lives.

    Excerpt

    The person who frequents the sorcerer to have his life sorted out is like a drug addict who craves for the next fix to obliterate reality while he is on a high. This is when his muddled brain is so confused that he believes anything that is related to him. This is the time when his senses wave him goodbye and he willingly indulges in black arts. My mission is to warn my Muslim brothers and sisters that those who indulge in the supernatural, for whatever reason, and feel pleased with themselves, could in some cases find themselves outside the fold of Islam. For a Muslim, this is a very serious indictment. It is like being condemned to Eternal Hell”