A Commentary on Nawawi s Selection of Prophetic Traditions
Author: Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Daqiq al-'Id
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
Imam Nawawi's collection of forty two hadith brings together some of the most important and pivotal Prophetic traditions. Each tradition encapsulates a great rule of the religion of Islam, described by Islamic religious scholars as an "axis" in Islam. The commentary of the great hadith master Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Daqiq al-'Id is simple but erudite. Mokrane Guezzou is a well-known translator of over ten works including the Qur'an commentary Wahidi's Asbab al-Nuzul. Ibn Daqiq al-'Id (d.1302) is accounted as one of Islam's great scholars in the fundamentals of Islamic law and belief. Imam Nawawi (1233-77) was an authority on hadith and a biographer, lexicologist, and Sufi.
A Treasury of Islamic Values for Children, a highly creative work, consisting of twenty short stories, has been written exclusively for children by children. These young authors have expressed their experiences and feelings in the light of Islam in a very interesting and educative way. Written in simple language with attractive illustrations, this book will captivate young readers, who will find that the stories relate directly to their own lives. Each tale gives them a correct Islamic perspective and proper guidance in their day-to-day activities. All the moral lessons conveyed by the tales are supported by references to the Quran and authentic sayings of the Prophet. This work is an invaluable addition to the home library in that it will help children develop a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong. It is truly in accordance with the teachings of Islam, a vital feature in these challenging times if one is to lead a successful life.
Sayings, Sermons, and Teachings of 'Ali, with the One Hundred Proverbs Attributed to Al-Jahiz
Author: al-Qadi al-Quda'i
Publisher: NYU Press
A Treasury of Virtues is a collection of sayings, sermons, and teachings attributed to 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (d. 40 H/661 AD), the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, the first Shia Imam and the fourth Sunni Caliph. An acknowledged master of Arabic eloquence and a sage of Islamic wisdom, 'Ali was renowned for his eloquence: his words were collected, quoted, and studied over the centuries, and extensively anthologized, excerpted, and interpreted. Of the many compilations of 'Ali’s words, A Treasury of Virtues, compiled by the Fatimid Shafi'i judge al-Quda'i (d. 454 H/1062 AD), arguably possesses the broadest compass of genres and the largest variety of themes. Included are aphorisms, proverbs, sermons, speeches, homilies, prayers, letters, dialogues, and verse, all of which provide instruction on how to be a morally upstanding human being. The shorter compilation included here, One Hundred Proverbs, is attributed to the eminent writer al-Jahiz (d. 255 H/869 AD). This volume presents the first English translation of both of these important collections.
Kisve Bahası Petitions and Ottoman Social Life, 1670-1730
Author: Anton Minkov
By examining available demographic data and petitions submitted by non-Muslims for accepting Islam, this volume convincingly reconstructs the stages of the Islamization process in the Balkans and offers an insight to the motives and factors behind conversion.
Patricia Crone's Collected Studies in Three Volumes brings together a number of her published, unpublished, and revised articles. The present volume examines the reception of pre-Islamic legacies in Islam, above all that of the Iranians.
This volume of Princeton Readings in Religions brings together the work of more than thirty scholars of Islam and Muslim societies in South Asia to create a rich anthology of primary texts that contributes to a new appreciation of the lived religious and cultural experiences of the world's largest population of Muslims. The thirty-four selections--translated from Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil, Gujarati, Hindavi, Dakhani, and other languages--highlight a wide variety of genres, many rarely found in standard accounts of Islamic practice, from oral narratives to elite guidance manuals, from devotional songs to secular judicial decisions arbitrating Islamic law, and from political posters to a discussion among college women affiliated with an "Islamist" organization. Drawn from premodern texts, modern pamphlets, government and organizational archives, new media, and contemporary fieldwork, the selections reflect the rich diversity of Islamic belief and practice in South Asia. Each reading is introduced with a brief contextual note from its scholar-translator, and Barbara Metcalf introduces the whole volume with a substantial historical overview.