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  • 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.

    A Comparative Study of Inheritance in Islam by: Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie R104.99

    In this 376-page publication, Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie provides an insight into the laws pertaining to Inheritance in Islam. Using and translating prepared works by Dr Taha Abdul Aziz Abu al Fadl, an Al-Azhar University professor and one of his teachers, the author not only expounds upon how the shares of inheritance are calculated and allocated but also how those very same laws are compared in relation to other belief systems.

    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. The distinction between the inheritance of a woman and man has valid reasons, according to the Shariah (Islamic law), which is clarified in the book. The compulsory stipulated shares as explained in the Qur’an are diagrammatically explained by way of examples.

    This book is certified and endorsed by the Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

    Excerpt

    “If we compare the system of inheritance in Islam with that of other religions on earth, then any honest investigator will come to one conclusion – that the method advanced by Islam has no comparison in its justice and precision. It had no equal before the advent of Islam and neither will it have an equal amongst the most intelligent and advanced communities.”

  • Monotheism (Tauhid)—the Oneness of God (Allah)—is the very essence of Islam, encompassing the Muslim’s core belief system.

    This 377-page book explores, investigates and details the concept of Islamic monotheism: What God can and cannot be, that which is impossible and permissible on Him, His undisputed attributes and Inner-Self, how to know God, and the Universe’s genesis.

    Other journeyed ideas include the question of evil, good and bad, the difference between acquisition and creation, the actions of man, and reward and punishment.

    A Journey Through the World of Belief by: Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie R129.99

    Monotheism (Tauhid)—the Oneness of God (Allah)—is the very essence of Islam, encompassing the Muslim’s core belief system.

    This 377-page book explores, investigates and details the concept of Islamic monotheism: What God can and cannot be, that which is impossible and permissible on Him, His undisputed attributes and Inner-Self, how to know God, and the Universe’s genesis.

    The book further investigates why Allah’s existence is wajib, the concept of iman (faith) and what it means, how man’s actions affect his reward and retribution in this world and the after-life. Deeper universal subjects that still perplex mankind such as Qada and Qadr (fate and destiny) are also explored – from an Islamic perspective. This extensive study, which also details the historical background to the rise of certain sects in Islam and their belief systems, such as the Shia, Khawarij, Asha-‘irah and Mu’tazilites is certified and endorsed by the al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, for its clarity of content.

    An easy to follow glossary makes this, yet another publication by Shaikh Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie, appealing to readers across denominations.

    Excerpt

    “This science is wajib (necessary) for every male and female to study. It is also the duty of every parent, teacher and spiritual guide, to ensure that children are taught this science so that they would be able to base their principles of life on the tenets of tauhid. Tauhid should be taught at the level of comprehension and perception of the child and student. Naturally, the degree of difficulty of the subject matter will be taught at the level of the individual’s mental development. This must be the most important issue in every Muslim’s life and in every Muslim home. It is more important than salah, hajj, fasting and all other forms of worship because no act of worship is accepted by Allah if we have false beliefs that result due to lack of tauhid.”
  • Haj – Hanafiy & Shafi’iy by: Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie R99.99

    Every Muslim is enjoined to perform Haj at least once in a lifetime when he/she is by the means to undertake such a journey. Today the cost of completing this journey is quite substantial, and it is, therefore, sensible to perform the rites of Haj correctly as intended by Allah and His Messenger ﷺ.

    This comprehensive and in-depth publication expounds the manner and method of performing the rites of both Haj and ‘Umrah by both the Shafi’i and Hanafi schools of thought. It discusses in detail the history of Haj and its directive, virtues, compulsion, when it became far, the excellence of Makkah and its grade above Madinah. It further discusses each and every principle and action of Haj from the niyah, the donning of the ihram and its ramifications, the rules for the correctness of Haj, the rules of tawaf, the sa-‘im, the sunnan of wuqoof, its wajibaat and its significance. The rites to perform during the five actual days of Haj and the pelting of the Jamaraat as the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) performed it are discussed in detail. Added benefits are the detailing of subjects such as the origin of zam-zam, qasr (shortening the salah) Salah, the joining of two prayers, the hadee and the Qurban, visiting the grave of the Prophet and the graves of his Companions.

    The du’ahs for all the rites are provided both in Arabic and in English. The discussion of celebrating Eid-ul-Adha with Makkah has been added, detailing the dispute, the sighting of the new moon, the fatwa (judgement) from the Shaykhul-Azhar (Head of the Al-Azhar University in Cairo), the universal Islamic calendar and the conclusion.

    Numerous Qur-’anic texts and Ahadith are cited to prove to the reader that there exists only one way of performing Haj and that is the correct way.

    Excerpt

    “Righteousness can only be attained if we follow and observe the principles which lead to righteousness. To perform a righteous Haj we must first know the meaning of the word Haj, its purpose, significance and the rules and regulations of these rites rather than being obsessed about performing the rites. Haj in effect is man’s evolution to Allah…It is a time of self-discovery.”

  • As social beings, we will encounter difficulties in life for which we have no answers. It is only to’Allah that we turn for help.
    It is divided into du-‘as from the Qur’an, various Prophets including the Prophet Muhammad and those taught to the author, by his mentors; Shaykh Salih Abadie and Shaykh Shakir Gamieldien.
    The author also provides insight into the importance of du-‘a’ as worship to ’Allah as well as guidelines for its recital and understanding His response.
    A perfect gift for a loved one or new Muslim, the du-‘as are provided in Arabic, along with transliteration and English translation.
    Inspirational Supplications by: Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie R99.99

    As social beings, we will encounter difficulties in life for which we have no answers. It is only to ’Allah that we turn for help. A revised edition of the Book on Du-

    A revised edition of the Book on Du-‘as  which the author first compiled some 45 years ago, this publication provides the reader with du-‘as significant for the life of a Muslim.

    It is divided into du-‘as from the Qur’an, various Prophets including the Prophet Muhammad and those taught to the author, by his mentors; Shaykh Salih Abadie and Shaykh Shakir Gamieldien. The author also provides insight into the importance of du-‘a’ as worship to ’Allah as well as guidelines for its recital and understanding His response.

    A perfect gift for a loved one or new Muslim, the du-‘as are provided in Arabic, along with the transliteration and English translation.

    Excerpt

    Du-a’ makes one steadfast and righteous, invigorates the spirit, enlivens the inner self and removes all forms of doubt. It is so glorious that it benefits not only the beseecher but also those the beseecher prays for.

    Inspirational Supplications Sample Pages

  • Janazah by: Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie R69.99

    Death is the final separation of the soul from the physical body. In this book, the author provides full details of the final rites to be accorded to the dead, such as instructions for the washing of the corpse. The views from the perspective of the four matha-hib are provided and further elucidates the various aspects of burying a Muslim with dignity. The step by step method of performing the last ghusl (ceremonial bath) to the shrouding (kafan) of the corpse is explained in simple and easy to understand language. A perspective is also provided on crying and lamenting

    A perspective is also provided on crying and lamenting over the dead, burying at night, grave exhumation and visiting the graveyard. The iddah of the wife is fully expounded upon. The punishment in the grave and the subject of Tawassul (request/entreaty) and wasilah (medium/intercession) has been added for the serious student or reader of Islamic literature.

  • 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.

    Maintenance and Childcare according to Islamic Law by: Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie R119.99

    In Islam, of pivotal importance is the establishment of a solid family unit to ensure the existence of a strong cohesive Islamic society. In this first ever publication of its kind in South Africa, the author, a leading Johannesburg-born Muslim scholar, expounds upon the social and moral issues that affect the daily lives of Muslims, bearing in mind the sacredness of keeping family ties intact.

    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.

    Since the issues raised here are universal, this easy read will be of interest to any reader, irrespective of denomination.

    Excerpt

    ”The beauty of the Shariah (Islamic law) is that it is eternally valid and applicable at anytime and anywhere. It is comprehensive and binding on all believers. I sincerely hope that this book will at least cause a spark in the hearts of so many fathers who are guilty of gross neglect of their wives and children. The head of a household has a moral obligation towards his family by providing them with support. Every wife by virtue of marriage is entitled to maintenance.”

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    The Beloved Prophet

    The Beloved Prophet ﷺ – An Illustrated Biography in Rhyme is an epic poem of the Prophet of Islam. The story is overflowing with emotion and sentiment, presented in the most compressed literary style.

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    The Beloved Prophet ﷺ – An illustrated Biography in Rhyme by: Zaahied Sallie R400.00

    Embedded in every civilisation is a poetic history of its people. The stanzaic, metric, rhythmical structure has shaped, ordered, and re-ordered our understanding of humanity since the beginning of language. Many biographers have written about Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, but none have employed this literary device to relate his story in detail.

    The Beloved Prophet: An Illustrated Biography in Rhyme is a story overflowing with emotion and sentiment, presented in the most compressed literary style. This is not the only element that sets this unique biography apart. Combined with these verses are beautiful hand-drawn artwork that further animates the spirit of this profound story. The book comprises fifty-two chapters, each with its corresponding artwork, 624 stanzas and 2,496 verses to delight a variety of palates ranging from the young to the old.

  • 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 R74.99

    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.

    Excerpt

    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.”

  • The Evolution of Islamic Legislation

    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 R389.90

    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.

    Excerpt

    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

  • 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.

    The Laws pertaining to Mosques in Islam by: Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie R99.99

    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.

    Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie explains the Shariah’s (Islamic Law) guide to good mosque governance, its laws and how to implement them. The principle of consultation (Shura) is impressed upon to be used, without fail, in all discussions, agreements and disagreements. The author uses practical examples from the Sunnah (practices of the Prophet Muhammad) as historical background to the laws about mosques in Islam. In particular, an insight into the establishment of the four great mosques in Islam is provided, and myths about the Ka’bah expelled.

    Maintaining simple but architecturally functional structures and not over-beautifying is clarified under discussion on the construction and utilisation of mosques. Guidance on how to appoint an Imam (religious leader) and its criteria, the purpose & sanctity of a mosque, the mosque as a community centre, financial administration of a mosque and the mosque as waqf (communal property) are among the issues expounded upon, from the viewpoint of the four major schools of thought in Islam (Madha-hib).

    Excerpt

    The mosque is the forum where Muslims are kept informed about local, foreign, environmental, socio-economic, political and world affairs. Here matters of policy are discussed, resolved and disseminated. A veritable host of statements relates that the Prophet’s The mosque served variously as the seat of government, a prison, a court of law, the Treasury, a school, a welfare centre, war office, and for every other matter affecting the socio-economic or religious affairs of its citizens.

    Every mosque, constructed the world over, becomes the living heart of its Muslim community. It is a very important symbol of Islam and of pivotal importance to the Islamic system to perform congregational prayers and to propagate the religion. Facing the Qiblah in the mosque provides a Muslim not only with a spiritual direction but also with a social and moral direction. This place of worship is where the concept of equality and fraternity is propagated and practised as preached by Islam.