Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie
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.
Publisher: Red Kufi Books
Publish Date: 1989
Page Count: 273
The Supernatural: Fact or Fiction in Islam? by: Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie R79.99
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.
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”
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.
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.”
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.
“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.”
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.
”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.”
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.
ExcerptDu-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.