• Reviewing : Osama Emara

    This book aims at showing and explaining the Quranic verses that talk about the rite of Hajj. It shows the unique characteristics of this rite and the spiritual benefits that the Muslim gets from it.

  • What Is Islam? English

    Reviewing : Osama Emara

    This is a simple book shows the various aspects of Islam such as the pillars of Islam and faith along with many other aspects.

  • Author : Hatem Elhagaly Reviewing : Osama Emara

    This is a great effort that Dr. Hatem made when he abbreviated the book of “Principles of Islamic Fiqh” written by M. H. Kamali. The book was in need to be abbreviated to be within the curriculum of the Dept. of Islamic studies in English.

  • Reviewing : Osama Emara

    The book of Principles of Islamic Fiqh is a great book written by Muhammad Hashem Kamali to explain this field of knowledge in the English language. It contains lots of chapters such as: Islamic Ruling, Islamic evidences as the Quran, Sunnah, Consensus and analogy, and the Personal Reasoning.

  • Reviewing : Osama Emara

    This is the book of "Legal Maxims of Islamic Jurisprudence" that is studied at the Islamic University of North America (Mishkah). It presents the topic in a simple way. In the beginning, the book presents an accurate definition of the Islamic legal maxims and gives lots of examples on each rule.

  • Author : Hatem Elhagaly Reviewing : Osama Emara

    This is a great trial from Dr, Hatem to abbreviate the book of Sh. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips "Evolution of Fiqh". The overall purpose of this book is to acquaint the reader with the historical factors behind the formulation of Islamic law (Fiqh), in order that he or she may better understand how and why the various schools of Islamic law (Madh-habs) came about.

  • The author said in his introduction, "Islam acknowledges the fact that one’s sexual desire has to be satisfied. It considers fulfilling this desire a praiseworthy matter, as long as it is done within Shari’ah limits. It is not disdainful to satisfy this desire, nor should it be neglected." He also said, "In this booklet we will discuss the Islamic method of satisfying sexual desire, and how it can be transformed from a base desire into an act of worship through which a Muslim receives reward."

  • This book handles the issue of bid’ah (innovation in Islam) through the following points: (1) Categories of people who practice innovations (2) Satan’s attempts to destroy the son of Adam through seven phases (3) Completion of Islam (4) What is bid’ah? (5) The stance of Shari’ah regarding religious innovations (6) Statements of scholars who condemned bid’ah practices (7) Proofs used by some to support their devious practices (8) Reasons for spreading bid’ah (9) Prerequisites for acceptance of good deeds (10) Dangers of bid’ah.

  • The author said in his introduction, "The study itself falls into four parts: Chapter One: An Introduction, Chapter Two: Aspects of Mercy for Human Beings in the Character of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Before the Divine Call, Chapter Three: Introducing the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Chapter Four: Aspects of Mercy for Human Beings in the Character of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) After the Divine Call."

  • Reviewing : Osama Emara

    This book talks about some situations from the biography of our Prophet Muhammad such as: his life in Makkah, calling people to Islam, persecution for the early converts, emmigration to Abyssinia then Madina, Islamic country in Madina, conquest of Makkah, the farewell pilgrimage and his death. It also mentions his physical description and manner. In addition, it mentions what the prophet said about the environment, treatment of animals and relationships with non-Muslims. It also sheds light on his appreciation of woment and his love for children. On the other hand it takls about what non-Muslim scholars have said about Prophet Muhammad such as: Alphonse de Lamartine, Sir George Bernard Shaw, Michael Hart, Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Carlyle, Edward Gibbon, Simon Ocklay, Annie Besant, W. Montgomery Watt, Bosworth Smith, Wolfgang Goethe, Lane-Poole, W.C. Taylor, Dr. Gustav Weil, Washington Irving, Arthur Glyn Leonard and Jules Masserman.

  • Reviewing : Osama Emara

    The author said in his introduction, “The purpose of this small book is not to answer ignorant or hostile critics, nor is it to recount praises of our Prophet as countless Muslim authors have done so eloquently over the centuries. Rather, it is to present facts that are based on historically verified sources and then leave the reader to make his own decision, or if he desires, to investigate the matter further. The book is divided mainly into two sections, although the topics covered in both are interrelated and complimentary. The first acquaints the reader with information about the life of Prophet Muhammad and his global mission, while the second is concerned more with his teachings and way of life.”

  • This is an article talks about the virtue of Muharram month, the divine Month, in the light of the Prophetic hadiths. It relates the story of Day of Ashuraa’ (10th of Muharram), urges to fast it and mentions the reason behind the recommendation on fasting this day and the day before it, all of that through the prophetic hadiths.

  • Author : Dr. Saleh As-Saleh Reviewing : Osama Emara

    This is a very useful book contains important information despite its few pages. It shows how to perform the second pillar of Islam i.e. prayer. At first, the author some words from book "The Dispraise of Desire" authored by Ibn Al-Qayyem. Then he talks about some issues pertaining to prayer e.g. meaning of prayer, its merits, its times and conditions should be met before performing it. It is characterized by containing audio sections showing what is said during the prayer.

  • This book is aims to prove that the New Testament is not God’s Word through some chapters as: nullifying the attribution of the Gospels and Epistles to the disciples, ancient pagan sources of the New Testament, the Gospel of Christ (PBUH), the documentation and the canonism of the New Testament, the Gospels’ errors, alterations in the New Testament, the contradictions of the Gospels, the legislative and the ethical impact of the New Testament.

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