Trying to be Muslim (Revised Limited Edition)
Author: Norhafsah Hamid
The book,Trying To be Muslim is a real live account of a Muslim woman trying to rediscover the religion she was born into;Islam. Realising she knew very little about her religion made her wonder whether she can call herself a 'Muslim'. She sets out to find answers to her questions and this book shares the experience of her quests. This book asks and also answers many questions Muslims nowadays often have but afraid or reluctant to voice out.
P/S: New version with additional chapters and hardcover.
Faith versus Materialism: The Message of Surat al-Kahf
Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
The methodology of reform evolved by God's apostles is inspired by an unflinching faith and sincere conviction in the After-Life. On the other hand, the idea of After-Life is often employed by the modern reformist movements solely as an expedient to social and moral reform. The result obtained by the two is well known. This exegesis of Surah al-Kahf explains, in the light of the Qur'an, the challenging issues of the modern times and what guidance we can get from this Surah to find a solution.
Fear and Hope
Author: Imam Al-Ghazali
Translated: William McKane
This is a translation of the third book from the fourth volume of Imam al-Ghazali’s magnum opus Ihya Ulum al-Din, concerning the means of salvation, that is, the techniques or therapies by which the cure of the soul is achieved. The principle objective is to outline the salutary employment of fear and hope in the cure of the soul. The book deals with a topic of pastoral psychology and is a good sample of the work of Imam al-Ghazali in so far as it illustrates some of the reasons why he has attained so commanding a position within Islam and exercised so great an influence on the course of theological thought.
The Life and Work of Jalal-ud-din Rumi
Author: Afzal Iqbal
Rumi is perhaps the only example in world literature of a devoted prose writer who suddenly burst forth into poetry during middle age to become a truly great mystical poet for all time. This book, a long-overdue reckoning of his life and work, begins with a description and examination of the living conditions in 13th-century Persia. Building on this context, Afzal Iqbal proceeds to fully analyze the formative period of Rumi’s life leading up to 1261–when he began the monumental work of writing the Mathnawi. Toward the end of the book, Iqbal more generally investigates Rumi’s thought and includes translations of those portions of the Mathnawi that have been hitherto unavailable in English. Combining an unparalleled familiarity with the source material, a total and critical understanding of the subject, and a powerful and readable prose style, this is an extraordinary study of a truly remarkable poet and mystic.
Morality In The Qur'an: The Greater Good of Humantity
Author: M.A. Draz
Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Draz (1312-1377 H, 1894-1958 CE) is often referred to as “the teacher of the teachers” and in “a league of his own”. He is one of the most important Islamic and Azhari scholars of the past century, and has made significant contributions to contemporary Islamic thought, especially in Qur’anic Studies and Maqasid Studies.
The original form of this book is Sheikh Draz’s doctoral dissertation titled, La morale du Koran, which earned him a doctorate degree with the highest level of distinction at the renowned French Sorbonne University in 1947 CE. The Sheikh’s theory of morality presented in this book has not been matched in its originality, parsimoniousness, integrity, depth and comprehensiveness, past or present.
Through a thematic interpretation of the Qur’an, the Sheikh proposes the following five critical elements of morality: obligation, responsibility, sanction, intent, and effort. Each element plays an indispensable role in the conscience of a believer and each requiring awareness and attention. The Sheikh demonstrates that every human, believer or non-believer, possesses a “light” that enables them to determine good and evil on a fundamental level and propels them toward duty, kindness and charity. However, the believer possesses a “double light”, a deep knowledge that incorporates divine law into our very essence in a process that fuses our will with that of our Creator.
The Book of Aphorisms
Author: Ibn Ata'illah
Translation of Kitab al-Hikam by Muhammed Nafih Wafy
This book is one of the more widely distributed works of Ibn ‘Ata’illah and serves as an ethical guide to those seeking God. It is a collection of short spiritual sayings each containing profound meaning driven from the Qur’an and Sunnah, and deals with issues related to tawhid, ethics and day-to-day conduct.
The Road to Mecca
Author: Muhammad Asad
Muslim statesman and scholar Muhammad Asad tells the story of his road to discovery of Islam and his travels in Muslim lands, including those to Palestine, TransJordan, Arabia, North Africa, Turkey, and Persia, with the Saud family, with the Shah of Iran, and his own spiritual journey. An important book on Islam and its place in modern society.