This book has been written, after extensive research, by a man who was a Christian for 65 years and it is aimed at directing its readers through a path that will lead them to the belief in the One God who created the heavens and the earth, a God without mysteries. It is specially directed at those people who wish to know about Islam. A MUST READ FOR THOSE WHO ARE STRIVING FOR KNOWLEDGE ON THESE TOPICS.
The aim of this book is to give the non-Muslim individuals a genuine opportunity to share the new Muslims their experiences when they genuinely had an access to authentic Islamic knowledge. As Allah says in the Quran
This book gives an introduction which discusses the dangers of taking sin lightly, followed by explaination of the conditions of repentance, the psychological cures, and fataawa (rulings) based on evidence from the Qur’an and Sunnah which are addressed to those who repent. This is followed by quotations from some of the scholars, comments, and the author’s own concluding remarks.
In this book rigorous mathematical techniques are used to compare the Islamic financial system based on variable return scheme (VRS) with the traditional one based on fixed return scheme (FRS). It is shown, under certain assumptions which include risk aversion on the part of investors, that the Pareto optimal contract is the VRS. Also VRS spreads risks more evenly than FRS allowing more risk taking in the economy. The domination of the real world by FRS, i.e. debts contracts, is shown to be caused mainly by informational asymmetry and higher monitoring Costs in case of VRS. But these costs are not prohibitive. The more effective the methods of monitoring and the higher the level of honesty on the part of economic agents, the more superior the Islamic financial system would prove to be in practice.
The subject of the rights and duties of women in Islam has often been clouded by controversy, personal opinions and sheer ignorance. Although many scholars have dealt with this subject, there has remained a need to discuss wider aspects of the issue than are often tackled. Maulana Abdul Ghaffar Hasan, a scholar of Hadith and member of the Islamic Ideological Council in Pakistan, originally presented this topic to the Council as a short Urdu paper for discussion. Considering it to be a concise yet useful contribution to the field, I rendered it into English.
I hope that this booklet will help to remove some of the misunderstandings, prejudiced opinions and falsehoods, which circulate about the rights, and duties of women in Islam.
– Dr Shuhaib Hasan.
This book is the outcome of thorough studies of sister Jameelah Jones and Sheikh Bilal Philips, both of whom reverted to Islam in 1971 an 1972 respectively. Their western background facilitated a deep understanding of the subject. They have dealt with it strictly in the light of Qur’an and Sunnah and have described important characteristics of marriage in Islam. They have provided a straight forward reply of why Islam allows four wives. The book has been well received by the readership and is key in dispelling the malignant propoganda against Islam.
This is an important book for all; it is full of practical advice on how to repel despair and replace it with a pragmatic and ultimately Islamic outlook on life. It exposes to the modern reader how Islam teaches us to deal with trials and tribulations of this world.