In this work, Hamza Yusuf decisively makes the case for sighting the crescent moon with the naked eye, as has been the Islamic tradition for 1400 years. This is essential reading for anyone seeking guidance on this important and sacred matter.
The hadith, the sayings attributed to the Prophet Muhammad, form a sacred literature which for the Muslims ranks second in importance only to the Qur’an itself. As a source of law, ethics and doctrine, the vast corpus of hadith continue to exercise decisive influence.
This exceptional and thorough study is of interest to everyone, as it deals with a primal and c relationship. It is also an important work for Muslim women, their children and for scholars with a particular interest in the status of women in Islam.
Shems Friedlander, whose works "The Whirling Dervishes," "When You Hear Hoofbeats", and "Think of a Zebra" became instant classics, now offers us another jewel--unique in that it brings to light hitherto unpublished material on the sacred music and dance, or "sema" of the Mevlevi Dervishes.
Up until now, the fundamental texts of the Islamic faith, apart from the notable exception of the Hadith of the Prophet, have remained out of reach of many Muslims and non-Muslims alike. This series aims to make widely available the leading exegetical works in translation for study and research in unabridged form, which are faithful to the letter and...
The essays presented in The History and Philosophy of Islamic Science discuss the principles behind the different sciences cultivated in the Islamic world from the third century of the Islamic era onwards and the place of science in relation to other branches of Islamic learning.