Saviours of Islamic Spirit – Revised Translation Released by White Thread Press

The much anticipated revised English translation of Saviours of Islamic Spirit (Tarikh-i Da’wat wa Azimat) by Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan Ali al-Nadwi (ra) has been released by White Thread Press.

The work was originally rendered into English by the late Mohiuddin Ahmad (may Allah have mercy upon his soul), who has also translated other works of Shaykh Nadwi (ra). The initial publication of that translation was released by the Academy of Islamic Research & Publications (Lucknow, India). A later publication of the same translation – without editing – was done by Darul Ishaat (Karachi, Pakistan). May Allah (SWT) reward them as they were the only conduits through which this highly regarded work was available to the English-speaking audience.

Notwithstanding, some of the language in the translation had become archaic. Also, the original publication’s quality was in much need of revamping in regards to the typesetting, print, paper quality, binding, cover, etc. White Thread Press embarked upon this project some time back, and we had been eagerly awaiting news of its progress. 

All praise belongs to Allah (SWT) who brought the project to fruition. Mufti Abdur-Rahman Ibn Yusuf Mangera (may Allah bless and accept him) revised and edited the work, and it has now been released by White Thread Press.

Currently, only the 1st volume is published and available. We pray and hope that WTP continues to pursue the editing and publishing of the remainder volumes to complete the entire series (containing the biographies of Ibn Taymiyya, Nizāmuddin Awliya, Mujaddid Alf-Thāni, Shah Walīullah, Syed Ahmad Shahīd, and more).

Table of Contents

Pages: 282

Format: Softcover

Dimensions: 6″ x 9″

ISBN: 978-1-93-376413-9

Sample Excerpt

 

Maqasid al-Sawm by Imām ‘Izz al-Dīn bin ‘Abd al-Salām – Download

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asSalaamu Alaikum,

Some time ago, Ustadh Murabit Benavidez gifted me a PDF copy of مقاصدالصوم  by Sultān al-Ulama Imām `Izz al-Dīn bin `Abd al-Salām (ra). For the benefit of others, I thought of sharing this gift during the month of fasting. Please view below for the download link:

مقاصد الصوم by Shaykh `Izz al-Dīn bin `Abd al-Salām

asSalaamu Alaikum.

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“The Rules of Ramadan” by Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani (ra) – PDF available for download

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The Rules of Ramadan, a translation of أحكام رمضان authored by Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani (ra).

Translated by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Harun Abasoomar (db).

In this concise booklet the Honourable Muftī Muhammad Shafi Sahib (r.a.) has outlined the very basic rules of the blessed month of Ramadān.

These rules are undoubtedly very pertinent and important. It is hoped that the reader studies this booklet prior to and during the blessed month of Ramadān.

In conclusion we have included some questions and answers pertaining to the various aspects of Ramadān. These have been adapted from the ask- imām.com website which is the official website of the Iftā department of the Madrasah.

We hope to update this section with other references in future editions – Insha Allāh-.

An index has also been added so that the reader may locate his query easily.

We make du’ā to Almighty Allāh that…

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“The 15th of Sha`ban in the Light of Qur’an & Hadith” – by Shaykh Fazl-ur-Rahman al-Azami (db)

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“The 15th of Sha`ban in the Light of Qur’an & Sunnah” – by Shaykh Fazl-ur-Rahman al-Azami (db)

This small booklet, by al-Muhaddith Shaykh Fazl-ur-Rahman al-Azami (db), sheds light upon the 15th night of Sha`ban known as Laylat al-Bara’a (or Shab-e-Baraat as is known in Urdu). The Shaykh, may Allah (SWT) accept his efforts and lengthen his life, is presently one of the leading Hadith scholars. He is known to be the successor of the great researcher and scholar, al-Muhaddith al-Kabeer Shaykh Habeeb-ur-Rahman al-Azami (ra).

Many misconceptions, confusions, and baseless traditions circulate regarding Laylat al-Bara’a. Therefore, as is the case with great Ulama, Shaykh Fazl-ur-Rahman al-Azami (db) felt the pressing need to produce a well-researched treatise, in the form of this short and concise booklet, clarifying the issues regarding this night in the light of Qur’an and Sunnah.

The Shaykh concludes, in conformity with the research of…

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List of Prominent Muhaddithun – Arabic PDF by Muntasir Zaman

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Compiled by Mawlana Muntasir Zaman – may Allah (SWT) reward him – this Arabic PDF contains the names, year of birth, year of death, and some major work/s of prominent Hadith scholars from the generation following the Companions till the 15th century Hijri. Included in the PDF is a short intro and 185 footnotes.

To download the PDF, please click the link below:

جَدوَل لأسماء أعلام المحدثين ومواليدهم ووفياتهم مع ذكر بعض مؤلفاتهم

 

Book review: “The Educational Philosophy and Practice of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas: An Exposition on the Original Concept of Islamization”

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Download book review by Aamir Bashir.

Book: The Educational Philosophy and Practice of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas: An Exposition on the Original Concept of Islamization

Author: Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud.

Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1998.

Pages:  507

ISBN: 983-9379-09-7 (PB)

 

Description from the publisher:

The topic of Islamization of contemporary knowledge and education of the Muslims has been debated since the First World Conference on Muslim Education in Mecca in 1977, but no serious attempt has been made to trace the history of the ideas and to study and evaluate some of these matters in practice.

This book is an exposition of the educational ideas and practice of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, who is one of the most prominent, multifaceted and creative Muslim thinkers in contemporary times, and one of the key speakers at the first and second World Conferences on Muslim Education. The author puts forward that al-Attas is the original conceptualizer of the notion of Islamization of present day knowledge and education, and that he has consistently applied it in his lifelong endeavors at Muslim higher learning institutions, particularly at ISTAC. Possibly the first work of this nature in contemporary Islamic discourse on the subject, the author uses both written and many unpublished documents, recording personal discussions and the daily practices of al-Attar as an educator, and tracing and comparing some of alAttas’ ideas and practices to those of earlier scholars and contemporary Muslim and non-Muslim thinkers. Among the important topics discussed are the metaphysical worldview of Islam; knowledge and knowing; the meaning, content and method of education; the concept and reality of the Islamic university, and the history of and the issues concerning the Islamization of present-day knowledge. Modern Muslim scholars discussed are ‘Abduh, Iqbal, al-Farugi, Fazlur Rahman, S. H. Nasr, and others. This work is useful for specialists, policy-makers as well as the general reader interested in the Islamization and substantive reform of Muslim education, especially at the higher levels.