Shariah: A Divine Code Of Life
By Abdur Rashid Siddiqui
Paperback 140 Pages
ISBN : 9780860376248
Publisher : The Islamic Foundation, UK
About The Book
The Shariah is one of the most misunderstood and maligned Islamic words in the West. The word conjures up images of inhuman, primitive and uncivilised practices of whipping criminals, stoning adulterers and confiding women within their homes in the minds of many people.
Shariah in itself has an underlying objective of justice and mercy. It literally means a way or a path and, more specifically, the way to a watering place. Far from being a strict penal code, it is a humane, compassionate and benevolent system of laws that guides Muslims, based on the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
This simple and concise guide to the Shariah (Islamic law) explains its meaning, scope and operation, as well as helping readers understand and appreciate its value and importance in the believer’s life.
About The Author
Abdur Rashid Siddiqui gained an honors degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Bombay and has a law degree from the same university. He completed his postgraduate study in Librarianship in London and was elected an associate of the Library Association. He worked as an Information Librarian at the University of Leicester from 1966 until his retirement in 1997.
His publications are Key to al-Fatihah: Understanding the Basic Concepts, Key to Al 'Imran: Resurgence of the Ummah, two volumes of 55 Khutbah under the title Lift Up Your Hearts, Man and Destiny: Some Reflections of Iqbal’s Concept of Khudi and the Perfect Man, Qur’anic Keywords and Nawa-e-Benawa (an anthology of Urdu poetry). He has also edited a collection of essays entitled Tazkiyah: The Islamic Path of Self-Development.
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