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By Salam Jones
Bangladesh Diaries is a photographic journal of Salam Jones’ travels in Bangladesh. It is a product of over three months of travelling in the densely populated nation of 150 million people taking photographs of their way of life.
With over 300 pages covering towns and districts spanning from Kushtia to Dhaka to Sylhet, the book captures life as it is in this tiny country, featuring the places, the people and the foods of Bangladesh – all things that make up the culture of a country.
It captures the men, women and children of the country. It features husbands, wives, students, workers, farmers, rickshaw drivers, beggars to name just a few of the categories of people presented in the book. Continue reading Review – Bangladesh Diaries
Khadijah: Mother of History’s Greatest Nation
Published by Learning Roots
‘Khadijah: Mother of History’s Greatest Nation’ retells the story of one the greatest women in the history of Islam, and by extension probably one of the greatest women in the history of humanity.
She was the mother of the believers and the first wife of our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). She was the first to accept Islam and supported the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) during the difficult early years of Islam under the persecution of the Makkans and the Quraysh. Continue reading Review – Khadijah: Mother of History’s Greatest Nation
‘O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and wholesome in the earth, and follow not the footsteps of the devil. Lo! he is an open enemy for you.’ [Qur’an 2:168]
Assalamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakutuhu,
It’s Halal but is it Tayyib? – something to ponder.
This post will probably pose more questions than provide answers. However, I have decided to write it as it’s something that has begun to bug me recently and is something that’s on my mind at the moment.
Most of us that come from the Asian sub-continent, or even Muslims of other countries, will be used to eating meat on a regular basis. I believe that in most Bangladeshi homes a chicken/lamb curry is a standard dish on most if not all meal times. Given this fact it is surprising to see how few of us actually care about where our meat actually comes from and whether it is truly ‘Halal’. Continue reading It’s Halal but is it Tayyib?
ABU HANIFA Nu’man ibn Thabit (d. 150/767) is a towering figure in the early history of Islamic Law. He was among the first to deploy the recognized methods of legal reasoning consistently, and to gather the legal dicta of his time into a systematic corpus. The understanding of Islam as law (fiqh) that evolved from his style of reasoning was favoured by the ruling dynasties of the three most extensive, populous, and enduring of the Muslim empires – the ‘Abbasids, Ottomans, and Mughals – who enforced it consistently, though never exclusively, in their dominions. The Hanafi Madhhab (doctrine or school) has remained ever since the one most widely followed among the world’s Muslims. Continue reading Blurb – Abu Hanifa by Akram Nadwi
Medieval historian AL-TABARI (c.828-923 CE) was a brilliant scholar of ‘Abbasid Baghdad who wrote extensively in all fields of the Islamic science of his day: historiography, scriptural interpretation and jurisprudence. His massive “History of the Messengers and Kings” is the primary source for the information that we have about Sasanian Persia and the first three centuries of Islam. As well as being a historical record of outstanding importance, it is also of the greatest interest for what it says about the principles of good Islamic governance. Continue reading Blurb – Tabari by Ulrika Martensson
When he died in February 1449, IBN HAJAR (1372-1449) ended a life of surprising contradictions. Six days short of his 78th birthday, his body was laid to rest in the tomb of his ancestors; and the lavish funeral of this orphaned son of a cloth merchant was attended by over 50,000 people, including religious leaders, military and government officials and even the Sultan of the Mamluk Empire. Who was the boy who rose from obscurity to become one of Egypt’s most celebrated thinkers and prolific scholars of hadith, and who for 25 years as Shafi’i judge occupied the most powerful judicial position in the Empire? Continue reading Blurb – Ibn Hajar by R. Kevin Jaques
BUKHARI (d. 256/869) is famed throughout the Islamic world as the greatest practitioner in the field of hadith —textual reports of what the Prophet said, did or approved. Bukhari’s magnum opus, the Sahih, is, after the Qur’an, the most widely revered book in Islam. It is a compilation of the soundest of sound hadiths. The Prophet’s way (Sunna) is understood by Muslims as embodying both the ideal and practical reality of what the Qur’an enjoins. Accordingly, much of the edifice of rules and norms of the Islamic way of life is constructed around the hadith. Continue reading Blurb – Bukhari by Ghassan Abdul-Jabbar
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