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.