Author: Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2017-01-15
This modern and readable translation of the Qur'an also includes an insightful commentary. The commentary is an English translation of Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi's abridged version of Tafhim al-Qur'an. It offers a deeper understanding of the Qur'an, as well as insight into and an invaluable exposition of some of the social, moral, economic, and legal teachings of the Qur'an. Mawlana Sayyid Abdul A'la Mawdudi (1903–1979) was an outstanding Islamic thinker and writer of his time. Zafar Ishaq Ansari (b.1932) is the Director General of the Islamic Research Institute of the International Islamic University, Islamabad, India.
Author: Ibn Kathir
Release Date: 2017-12-28
Al-Sira al Nabawiyya by Imam IBN KATHIR is a full examination, in chronological order of the background, life and the mission of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). Drawn from the earliest and most reliable Arabic sources, it offers, in this close English translation, the Fullest available account of the historical circumstances and personalities most important in the foundation of Islam. IBN KATHIR's work offers a fine example of the Islamic scholarship; the quotations and anecdotes that constitute its core are evaluated in terms of trustworthiness of the sources. Variant wordings that are related through differing lines of transmission are noted, and Ibn Kathir gives both his own assessments and those of the earliest Islamic authorities concerning the likely authenticity of these records. The comments and conversations, derived from ancient texts, that are quoted in this work constitute the basis of our knowledge of Islam during the life time Muhammad (saw)
Author: Muhammad Isa Dawud
Release Date: 2017-12-16
Jin adalah makhluk yang bersama-sama dengan kita menghuni planet bumi ini, Bahkan kehadiran jin jauh lebih dulu daripada manusia. Jin juga adalah makhluk mukallaf yang dikenai hukum dan kewajiban seperti manusia, karena mereka juga memiliki akal, nafsu dan kehendak bebas. Allah SWT berfirman: Tidakkah Aku ciptakan jin dan manusia kecuali untuk beribadah kepada-Ku. Namun, karena sifatnya secara umum yang tidak terlihat oleh mata manusia, maka kita kadang-kadang memperoleh gambaran-gambaran yang keliru tentang bentuk, sifat dan kehidupan jin. Buku ini berusaha merekam dialog antara penulisnya. Muhammad 'Isa Dawud, dengan salah satu Jin-Muslim. Dialog tersebut begitu lugas, sehingga menjadikan buku ini benar-benar asyik dibaca. Dari dialog-dialog ini, pembaca akan memperoleh berbagai informasi baru yang menakjubkan tentang dunia jin yang sebenarnya. Buku ini sedikit-banyak akan meluruskan persepsi-persepsi kita yang salah tentang bentuk, watak dan kehidupan jin: sejak asal-mula jin hingga berbagai kejadian yang berkaitan dengan jin, seperti gangguan setan dan sihir, lengkap dengan cara pengobatannya. Untuk setiap topik dialog, penulisnya menambahkan catatan yang merujuk kepada Alquran, hadis Nabi saw., serta temuan-temuan ilmiah demi mengukuhkan kebenaran pernyataan jin tersebut.
Author: Allan A. Glatthorn
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Creating an innovative and successful curriculum Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation, Fourth Edition is a one-of-a-kind resource written for educational leaders--administrators and teachers--who want to successfully restructure and enhance school curriculum. Authors Allan A. Glatthorn, Floyd Boschee, Bruce M. Whitehead, and Bonni F. Boschee provide innovative and successful curriculum ideas, including reflective case studies, “Keys to Leadership” sections, curriculum tips, and “Challenge” sections with key issues and questions in every chapter. Also interspersed throughout the book are tried and true strategies that provide administrators with innovative ideas on meeting state and national standards. This is a much needed, highly informative, and easy-to-read account of curriculum development and change for curriculum leaders, those teaching curriculum courses, and those aspiring to become curriculum decision makers. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement a PK–12 school curriculum.
Author: H. Polano
Publisher: Book Tree
Release Date: 2003-04-01
The Talmud is one of the most important holy books of the Hebrew religion and of the world. No English translation of the book existed until the author presented this work. To this day, very little of the actual text seems available in English -- although we find many interpretive commentaries on what it is supposed to mean. The Talmud has a reputation for being long and difficult to digest, but Polano has taken what he believes to be the best material and put it into extremely readable form. As far as holy books of the world are concerned, it is on par with The Koran, The Bhagavad-Gita and, of course, The Bible, in importance. This clearly written edition will allow many to experience The Talmud who may have otherwise not had the chance.
Author: Michael A. Cremo
Publisher: Torchlight Pub
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Over the past two centuries, researchers have found bones and artifacts showing that people existed on earth millions of years ago. Deploying an unexpectedly great number of suppressed but convincing facts, Cremo and Thompson challenge readers to rethink their understanding of human origins, identity and destiny. 69 illustrations.
In the spring of 1922, twenty-one year old Leopold Weiss received a letter from his uncle Dorian to come and live in his "delightful old Arab stone house" in Jerusalem on the fringe of the Old City near the Jaffa Gate. On a foggy morning in the summer of 1922, Leopold Weiss stood on the planks of a ship on his way to the East where he would experience his first Arab encounters as if they were a presentiment of what the future held in store for him. "It was as when you enter a strange house for the first time and an indefinable smell in the hallway dimly gives you a hint of things which will happen to you as if they are to be joyful things, and you feel a stab of rapture in your heart." After several months of travel in the Middle East, Leopold Weiss returned to Germany and published his journal entries as Unromantisches Morgenland, aus dem Tagebuch einer Reise. This first English translation of a long forgotton work recaptures his initial experiences in an unknown and intriguing land where he found a new home and a new sense of belonging. The Unromantic Orient is not only an impressionistic journal of a young man in search of certitude, it also provides insights into the spiritual transformation of Leopold Weiss who would soon convert to Islam and spend the rest of his life in studying and writing about it. The travelogue starts at the Jerusalem train station and takes us through Cairo, Amman, parts of the TransJordan, Palestine, Damascus, and Istanbul.
Author: Ibn Taymiyyah
Release Date: 2017-09-08
The Reason this Creed was WrittenIbn Taimiyah said:"A Shafi'ite judge from Wasit (in Iraq) whose name is Radiy ad-Din al-Wasiti, visited me on his wayto Hajj (pilgrimage). This Sheikh was a man of goodness and faith. He complained to me of thepeople's situation in that country (i.e., Iraq ) under the Tatars (Mongols) rule of ignorance, injustice,and loss of faith and knowledge.He asked me to write him an 'Aqidah (creed) as a reference to him and his family. But I declinedsaying: Many creeds have been written. Refer to the scholars of the Sunnah. However, he persistedin his request, saying: I do not want any creed but one you write. So I wrote this one for him while Iwas sitting one afternoon.Many copies of it are dispersed throughout Egypt, Iraq and other provinces. (Majmu' Fatawa IbnTaimiyah, VIII, p.164)
Author: Muhammad Asad
Publisher: The Other Press
Release Date: 1993
This book was written as a plea to the Muslims to avoid a blind imitation of Western social forms and values, and to try to preserve instead their Islamic heritage which once upon a time had been responsible for the many-sided historical phenomenon comprised in the term 'Muslim civilisation'. It clarifies something of the tragic confusion nowadays prevailing in the Muslim world.