The Four Pillars of Islam
(Salat, Zakat, Saum & Haj)
By Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
From The Arabic Al-Arkan Al Arba'ah First Published in 1968
Translator : Mohammad Asif Kidwai
Paperback 290 Pages
Publisher : Academy of Islamic Research and Publications, India (5th Edition 2012)
About The Book
This work by one of 20th century's greatest exponents of Islam explains at length the place of Prayer, Zakah, Fasting and Hajj in the context of the Shariah, their legal position, worth and importance in the religious structure.
This work, first published in Arabic in 1968, represents the rich Islamic literature on the subject of worship by scholars of the past. It also discusses how each of these pillars of Islam is represented in other religions.
The subject of the book are the four famous fundamental duties. Salat, Saum, Zakat, and Hajj and along with regulations ‘their logical advantages and significance and similarities and differences in respect of the modes of worship in other religious communities have also been discussed. It has, thus. at once become a treatise on jurisprudence, scholastic theology and religious teachings and principles.”
— Maulana Abdul Majid Daryabadi in Sidq-I-Jadid
About The Author
Shaykh Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi - one of the most prolific writers and original thinkers of our time, author of well over fifty books in various languages, and a scholar of rare distinction, passed into the mercy of Allah in December 1999.
The Maulana was a founder member of the Muslim World League (Rabita), a member of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), a member of the World Supreme Council of Mosques, and a member of the Fiqh Council of Rabita. He was also a member of Advisory Council of the Islamic University of Madinah al-Munawwarah, a member of its Supreme Council, and a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters of Damascus, Syria. He was also a founder member of the League of the Islamic Literature in India.
Perhaps better known as the founder member and first rector of Nadwatul Ulama (India), and president of the Academy of Islamic Research and Publications.
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