Essentials of Islam
By Ahmed ibn Zayn-Habashi
Arabic With English Translation
Translator : Abdal Aziz Ahmed
Edited By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (TJ Winter)
Correction By Mustafa Azzam (Jordan) & Abdul Wahid Shakir (Sweden)
Paperback 60 Pages
ISBN : 0955352207
Publisher : I.V. Publishing
About The Book
Essentials according to the Shafi'i Fiqh including Iman, Salah, Fasting, Zakat, Hajj & Moral.
For over three centuries the text al-Risâlah al-Jâmiah has been used across the Muslim world as a ‘primer’ for people embarking upon the study of Islam and its key principles. This is a thorough yet concise manual, which navigates the reader carefully through the essential elements of Aqida, Fiqh (of the classical Shafi’i school of law) and Tasawwuf, making it an invaluable resource for people seeking knowledge, clarity and guidance.
The translation, accompanied by the original Arabic, has made this classical work even more accessible by being rendered into the English Language. Its style and manner makes it easy for the reader to follow the basic principles without any prior knowledge or reading of Islam.
Please Note: This is not the Translation of the same book entitled The Encompassing Epistle By Musa Furber
About The Author
The text was penned by one of the greatest sages of Hadramaut, Shaykh Ahmed ibn Zayn al Habashi (b.1069H/1659 CE). A man of great character and learning, he spent forty years under the tutelage of the blessed Imam Abdullah bin Alawi al Haddad who described him as,‘The learned ascetic who was sent to me’, alluding to his mastery of the Islamic Sciences as well as Tasawwuf.
Dedicated to the pursuit and promotion of knowledge from an early age, he was known not only for his wisdom and scholarship, but also for the establishment of mosques across the ancient region of Hadramaut. To this day his works remain as a testament to the calibre of his scholarship and rank among the Awliya. He died on 19th Sha'ban 1145 H, on a Friday.
The translation of this concise manual has now been made even more accessible by being rendered into the English Language. Its style and lucidity make it easy for the reader to follow the basic principles without any prior knowledge or reading of Islam.
About The Translator
Abdal Aziz Ahmed, qualified as a teacher from Leicester University in 1984, Abdul Aziz Ahmed was born and raised in Nottingham, UK. He has taught in England, Scotland, USA, Africa and Saudi Arabia. His specialty is Special Needs and Language.
His Islamic Studies have taken him to various countries as diverse as Tunisia, Yemen, the Hijaz, Turkey and East Africa.
His teachers include the late Shaykh Habib Ahmed Mashhur Al-Haddad (Jeddah), Shaykh Abdul Rahman Al-Khitamy (Kenya), Sidi Fethullah Gulen (Turkey), and Shaykh Abul Qasim ibn Zain Qayrawan (Tunisia). He also spent 10 years with Shaykh Mahmoud Galal from Al-Azhar (Cairo).
About The Editor
Timothy J Winter graduated from Cambridge University with a double-first in Arabic in 1983. He then studied Islam under traditional teachers at Al-Azhar, one of the oldest universities in the world. He went on to reside in Jeddah, where he administered a commercial translation office and maintained close contact with Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad and other ulama from Hadramaut, Yemen.
In 1989, Tim Winter (AKA Abdal Hakim being his Muslim Name ) returned to England and spent two years at the University of London learning Turkish and Farsi . Also a University Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, England, and Director of Studies in Theology at Wolfson College.
His research work focuses on Muslim-Christian relations, Islamic ethics and the study of the Orthodox Muslim response to extremism. He is particularly known for his translations and namely his Al-Ghazali series.
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