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A Thematic Commentary on the Qur'an
Already there is a wealth of exegetical work on the Qur'an, Muhammad al-Ghazali's (d. 1996) work is unique in the sense that it focuses on organic unity of each Chapter (surah). No exegesis is by itself sufficient for a full understanding of the Qur'an. But this work is an indispensable companion in the quest for a better comprehension of the sacred text. Translated by Ashur A Shamis, revised by Zainab Alawiye

Price: £8.00
The Qur'anic Phenomenon - an essay of a theory on the Qur'an
Bennabi's reformulation of the Qur'an's miracle within the wider philosophical and historical context of the religious phenomenon and prophetic movement is quite unique. It invites the mind to a different reading of human religious history and a different understanding of the human condition that goes far beyond the mere concerns of Muslims. Translated, annotated and with an introduction by Mohamed El-Tahir El-Mesawi

Price: £6.00
The Question of Ideas in the Muslim World
This is a quintessential summary of Malik Bennabi's philosophical and sociological thought. Besides being a profound analysis and holistic critique of the political and intellectual situation in the Muslim world, the book offers a passionate formulation of what makes the essence of human society and civilization. Translated, annotated and with a forerword by Mohamed El-Tahir El-Mesawi

Price: £12.50
Imam Al-Shatabi's Theory of the Higher Objectives and Intents of Islamic Law
The most important means by which scholars sought to restore the intimate contact between Muslims and the Qur'an was to study the objectives of Islam, the causes behind legal rulings and the intentions and goals of the Islamic Law. This book, translated from the original Arabic, represents a pioneering contribution presenting a comprehensive theory of the objectives of Islamic Law in its various aspects, as well as a painstaking study of objectives-based thought as pioneered by the father of objectives-based jurisprudence, Imam al-Shatibi. The author presents us with an important study of al-Shatibi himself, which offers a wealth of new, beneficial information about the life, thought and method of this venerable Imam.

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Dawn in Madinah: A Pilgrim's Passage
This is a vivid account of a month-long retreat in the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah. The luminous details of this sojourn (Ramadan 1418/December 1997-January 1998) in Islam's second-most sacred mosque are superimposed on the historical events that shaped the Muslim community during its initial formative period. Numerous episodes from the life of the Prophet form the backdrop for the slow unfolding of a narrative filled with intense reflections on contemporary Muslim life. Woven into the tapestry of this unique book are the desires, hopes, fears, and spiritual struggles of many pilgrims who were present during the month of Ramadan in the Mosque, fourteen hundred and eighteen years after it was built by Prophet Muhammad and his Companions.

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The Road to Mecca
This book is an account of the author's adventurous journey in the Arab world, and about his home-coming to Islam. This book is more than an autobiography, which the Times Literary Supplement calls 'a narrative of great power and beauty'.

Price: £10.00
Searching for Solace - A biography of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Interpreter of the Qur'an (paperback edition)
This is the first detailed account of the life and ideas of A Yusuf Ali, whose 'The Holy Qur'an: Text, Translation and Commentary' is the most widely used English translation of the Qur'an. This is a candid and sympathetic study that draw on Yusuf Ali's writings and private papers, as well as unpublished sources.

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Searching for Solace - A biography of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Interpreter of the Qur'an (hard back edition)
This is the first detailed account of the life and ideas of A Yusuf Ali, whose 'The Holy Qur'an: Text, Translation and Commentary' is the most widely used English translation of the Qur'an. This is a candid and sympathetic study that draw on Yusuf Ali's writings and private papers, as well as unpublished sources.

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The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an
Of all the existing translation and commentaries of the Qur'an in English, 'Abdullah Yusuf 'Ali's version is perhaps the most popular and the widely read. Its chaste English prose and scholarly notes and appendices, have made it a major landmark in the Qur'anic interpretations. It has enjoyed such authority that both scholars and students have widely used this as their reference ever since it was first published in 1934.This new edition, printed on thin paper, comes in a new readable format, beautifully typeset in large font sizes both Arabic and English, with footnotes and commentaries.

Price: £19.99
Tadabbur-e-Qur'an - Pondering over the Qur'an (Volume One: Tafsir of Surah al-Fatihah and Surah al-Baqarah)
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Tadabbur-e-Qur'an by Amin Ahsan Islahi (translated by Mohammad Saleem Kayani) invites the reader to ponder and reflect on the message of the Qur'an. It is based on the principle of nazm or coherence and refutes the oft-repeated allegation that the Holy Book lacks order and continuity.


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From Beirut to Jerusalem
This is the story of Dr Ang Swee Chai, a Penang-born orthopaedic surgeon, and her flight to war-torn Lebanon in 1982 to treat the wounded and dying. This new edition, twenty years after the Zionist terrorism in Shabra and Shatila which killed thousands of Palestinian civilians, is a tribute to the ongoing struggle against Zionist occupation in the Holy Lands.

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Shatibi's Philosophy of Islamic Law
Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi (d.1388) had sought an answer to the challenge posed by modernisation and change to Islamic law, by introducing maslahah, which forms the basis of his philosophy of Islamic law. In a fascinating way, the author leads us step by step to what he considers the true import of Shatibi's views concerning Jurisprudence.

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Modern Islamic Political Thought

The revival and power of religious feelings among Muslims since the Iranian revolution presents a complicated and often perplexing picture of the politics of modern Islam. What are the ideas which have influenced the direction of these trends? Here, Hamid Enayat provides an answer by describing and interpreting some of the major Islamic political ideas, especially those expressed by Iranians and Egyptians, as well as thinkers from Pakistan, India, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.


Price: £5.00
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The Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad and the Roots of the Sunni-Shia Schism

The Prophet Muhammad taught the word of God to the Arabs. Within a generation of his death, his followers - as vivid a cast of heroic individuals as history has known - had exploded out of Arabia to confront the two great superpowers of the seventh-century and establish Islam and a new civilization...The Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad recounts the lives of the handful of individuals - the first four Caliphs, the Prophet's widows and the conquering generals - who led and influenced Islam after the death of Muhammad. Their dazzling achievements are thrillingly chronicled, but so too are the conflicting ambitions that led to civil war.


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Only Half of Me

Only Half of Me is the profoundly moving account on being a Muslim in Britain: the author's own childhood and his attempt to straddle the world of his parents and that of his own, Western generation.

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