Glossary of Islamic Terms
By Aisha Bewley
283 pages Hardback A5
Published by Ta-Ha Publishers, London UK
A comprehensive glossary of terms covering areas such as Qur’an, Hadith, Tafsir, Fiqh and Tasawwuf, as well as names of people and places. Well organised for easy access and referencing. A must for the non-Arabic speaking Muslim.
This book is a repository of Islamic
information, knowledge and wisdom, which not only the general reader but also
both student and teacher alike will find indispensable. As well as having its
own Alphabetical index, the main body of the book is divided into several key
sections including General and Historical Terms, The Qur’an, Tafsir, Hadith,
Fiqh, kalam and Sufism.
As well as presenting a key vocabulary of relevant terminology, each sections
also provides details of key text, author and people. This makes it possible for
readers to go straight to a particular field or topic without having to pick
their way through material not directly relevant to their enquiry, as well as
pointing them in the likely direction of further and more detailed research.
The key terminology in this concise yet complete
work is bound to assist any genuine seeker to navigate a sure and steady course,
Aisha Abdurrahman at Tarjumana Bewley is one today’s most prolific
translators of classical Arabic work into English. Aisha Bewley not only
understands Arabic but she is also aware of the basic meanings and nature of
teachings and history of Islam. Her knowledge is born of experience and direct
transmission, not merely academic theory and learning by rote. For more than
twenty-five years she has been concerned with making the contents of many
classical works in Arabic more Accessible to English-speaking readers for the
first time, including Ash-Shifa of Qadi “Iyad.
She is co-translator of Qur'an. Other works
include Muwatta of Imam Malik , Men of Madina & Women of Madina of Ibn Sa'd
and she has also written a number of books. .
Published by Taha London.
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