How to Perform Hajj, Umrah, & Ziyarah – by Shaykh Saleem Dhorat

Hajj, Umrah, Ziyarah asSalaamu Alaikum,

How to Perform Hajj

How to Perform Umrah

How to Perform Ziyarah

With Hajj less than a month away, these concise booklets compiled by Shaykh Saleem Dhorat (db), published by Islamic Dawah Academy, will be of great benefit to those preparing for the blessed journey and anyone else who plans on visiting for Umrah and for Ziyārah to Madīnah Munawwarah. They also contain illustrations when necessary, such as for the blessed pillars (Ustuwānah) in al-Masjid al-Nabawi.

Another useful booklet to obtain – by the same author and publisher – is Useful Advice for Travellers to the Haramayn.

The booklets are conveniently small and thin enough to be carried with on the journey for quick reference and review.

Please click on the links above to download.

The Art of Taking Notes

By Shaykh Shahin-ur Rahman

As the new Islāmic academic year[1] approaches, students of knowledge are moving into the higher years at every Islāmic institute of learning (dār al-ʿulūm). Many are prone to becoming overwhelmed by the volume of their studies and speed of their teachers’ lectures. At this point, they fall prey to making a ‘rookie mistake’ they later realise and regret. That is, the error of taking inefficient notes.

Every dār al-ʿulūm has a broad range of students taking notes. Some, in the process of attempting to write every word emanating from the teacher’s mouth verbatim, miss the core content of the lecture. Others, on the other hand, give up writing completely and hope to rely on a classmate’s notes. As with everything in life, success lies in creating a balance.Read More »

The American Muslim (TAM) List of Recommended Books on Islam

The American Muslim List of Recommended Books on Islam

by Sheila Musaji

The books listed here are books that we recommend.  This list began with the publication of The American Muslim Resource Directory in 1994.  At that time we asked 35 people to submit information about the books about Islam that they would most highly recommend.  This list was published in the directory with the initials of those who had recommended the book listed after the entry, and with the books that had received the most recommendations noted.  This new list began with that original list and has expanded over the years.

This list will be continually updated.  Most of these books can be found in our book section listed alphabetically and available to order from Amazon.com.  If you plan to order through Amazon we would appreciate your clicking on the Amazon links here as that will help us Insh’Allah earn enough to pay the expenses of maintaining this website.  If you have recommendations, please send them along.

(The individuals who began this list were:  Mona abul-Fadl, Carole Ahmed, Amir Ali, Khadija Asad, Steven Barboza, Zahra Buttar, Vincent Cornell, Robert D. Crane, Jamal Elias, Alan Godlas, Suzanne Haneef, Kabir Helminski, Gray Henry, Robert Hurd, Muminah Kowalski, Maulana Syed Jalali, Jeffrey Lang, Sheila Mmusaji, Akram Safadi, Yahya Monastra, Daniel Abd al-Hayy Moore, Aminah McCloud, Gred Noakes, Akram Safadi, Ahmad Sakr, Imam Alauddn Shabazz, Shemim Siddiqui, Benyameed VonHattum, Abu Munir Winkel, Michael Wolfe, Mohamed Zakariya)Read More »

New Book Release: “Aspire – Students of Knowledge” by Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi

asSalaamu Alaikum,

Nadwi Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of Aspire – Students of Knowledge by Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi. This book is inspirational reading for students of Islamic knowledge, Ulama and general readers alike.

In this collection of speeches, covering a twenty-year period, Shaykh Nadwī deploys his passion and eloquence to set out the importance of the Madrasah, and its role in the face of both the challenges and opportunities of modernity.Read More »

Gazi Husrev-Beg Library in Sarajevo

The Gazi Husrev-Beg Library in Sarajevo, Bosnia, houses various Islamic manuscripts including Qur’ānic mushafs, Hadīth manuscripts, works on Tafsīr, and more.

The oldest manuscript is a copy of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya `Ulūm al-Dīn copied during the lifetime of the author himself.

Below is a link to a small publication By Dr. Mustafa Jahić containing some information about the library along with images of some of the manuscripts housed within:

http://www.ghb.ba/prospect.pdf