For centuries, the focus of Muslim scholarship was on the triangle of worship, belief and spirituality, which presented the three essential aspects and foundational sciences of the Islamic religion i.e. Jurisprudence, Creed and Sufism.
Although these three are mentioned alongside a fourth essential aspect i.e. knowing the signs of the Day of Judgement, this fourth component did not receive much focus from the early scholars as an independent discipline, possibly because the need for it was not as poignant as it is today.
In this book, the author reconnects the fourth aspect, highlighting the importance of understanding the changes and challenges facing the world today. This freshly addressed topic is now an independent discipline entitled ‘Fiqh of Transitions and Social Changes’. Understanding the changes and transitions in the world, which are manifestations of the arrival of the Last Day, will enable us to navigate peacefully in turbulent times.
About The Author
Al-Ḥabīb Abu Bakr Al-‘Adnī b. ‘Ali Al-Mashhūr is a Yemeni scholar, spiritual mentor, jurist, historian, thinker, poet and prolific writer hailing from a renowned scholarly family whose roots go back to the Prophet . He was born in the city of Aḥwar and studied Islamic traditional knowledge at the hands of leading scholars including his father. He moved to Jeddah where he studied under his spiritual mentor Al-Ḥabīb ‘Abdul-Qadir Al-Saqqāf. He has established more than 80 centres of learning in Yemen and written more than 79 books on various subjects with focus on the fiqh of transitions and social changes.
About The Translator
Shaykh Aḥmed Moḥammad Saad Al-Azhari is an Egyptian-British scholar, writer, teacher, speaker and poet hailing from a scholarly family whose roots go back to the Prophet . He memorised the Qur’an and studied traditional Islamic sciences at the hands of his father alongside his studies at Al-Azhar. After graduating in Islamic studies, he migrated to the UK where he occupied a number of posts before founding Ihsan Institute for Arabic & Islamic Studies. He has studied the current translated work with the author and has authorisation (ijāzah) to teach it alongside other books. Currently, he teaches internationally and lives in the UK.