This book settles the question of the physical direction of Mecca from North America in the first thirty pages, after which it presents to readers for the first time the 1998 Fatwa of al-Azhar on the North American qibla.
Alone among the world’s religions, Islam is not just surviving but flourishing. Yet many people know little about Islam and regard its continuing attraction as something of a mystery. In this book, Du Pasquier, an award-winning Swiss journalist, provides a thorough introduction to Muslim belief, history and culture.
Sacred Law in Secular Lands, taught by Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah and simultaneously translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, contains vital information that effects Muslims living in the West and in other non-Muslim lands.
I felt compelled to translate the Burda after a trip to Mauritania having realized it was everywhere, on everyone’s tongue, always ready to alter the ambience, enhance the state, bring the presence of the beloved into the gathering.