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Books

'Al-Ghazali on Islamic Guidance' is a translation from the Arabic, by M. A. Quasem, of Imam abu Hamid al-Ghazali's 'Bidayatul Hidaya' or the 'Beginning of Guidance'. As the title suggests it is a book written for those at the beginning of the path. It is a comprehensive account of how the Muslim should try to organise his/her time on a daily basis in the best of ways.
   
'Key to the Garden' by Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad (Translated from the Arabic by Mostafa al-Badawi). The Muslim Testimony of Faith, that there is no deity save God, is at once the essence and the highest principle of Islam. This book is a demonstration, of how the whole spectrum of Islamic thought and worship unfolds naturally from these few words.
   
'Unveiling Islam' by Roger DuPasquier (Translated from the French by T. J. Winter). 'Unveiling Islam' is a book written for those with little or no prior understanding of Islam by providing a thorough introduction to Muslim belief, history and culture. Not only are issues such as "Fundamentalism" and the status of Muslim women presented, but it also provides an overview of the Qur’an, the Prophet, Islamic history, the development of sects and the nature of Muslim art and literature.
   
'Islam: Religion of Life' by Abdul Wadod Shalabi is written about Islam from within. The book aims to accurately introduce Islam to both Muslims and non-Muslims alike, seeking to show something of the true nature of the faith, thereby challenging the accepted stereotypes which compromise the present dialogue of civilizations. By explaining the significance of the formal practices and doctrines of the Islamic religion, it endeavors to build a bridge over the irrational gulf cleaving apart two cultures.
   
'Islam and the Destiny of Man' by Charles Le Gai Eaton. A remarkable book exploring the essence of what it means to be Muslim in the modern world. It reviews the confrontation between Islam and Christendom in history and it compares the tree monotheistic faiths. It examines the role of the Qur'an and the Prophet in forming the Muslim view of man's destiny. This book is concerned "with the very nature of religious faith, its spiritual and intellectual foundations, and the light it casts upon the mysteries and paradoxes of the human condition".

 

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