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AL-MUWATTA’ OF IMAM MALIK IBN ANAS: THE FIRST FORMULATION OF ISLAMIC LAW


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About The Book

Ash-Shāfi’ī said, “After the Book of Allah, there is no book on the face of the earth sounder than the book of Mālik.” ‘Alā’ ad-Dīn Maghlaṭāy al-Ḥanafī said, “The first person to compile the ṣaḥīḥ was Mālik.” Ibn Ḥajar said, “The book of Mālik is sound by all the criteria that are demanded as proofs in the mursal, munqaṭi’ and other types of transmission.” As-Suyūṭī followed Ibn Ḥajar’s judgement and said, “It is absolutely correct to say that the Muwaṭṭa’ is sound (ṣaḥīḥ) without exception.” Al-Bukhārī and Muslim transmitted most of its ḥadīths and included them in their Ṣaḥīḥ collections. The authors of the rest of the six books, the Imām of the ḥadīth scholars, Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal, and others did the same. But, in addition, the Muwaṭṭa’ contains a record of the practice of the people of Madīnah of the first generations, a transmission of the ethos that permeated the city and Imām Mālik’s painstaking clarification of the Sunna, the ḥadīths, the practice and legal judgements. Imam Mālik’s full name is Mālik ibn Anas ibn Mālik ibn Abī ‘Āmir al-Aṣbaḥī and he was related to Dhū Aṣbaḥ, a sub-tribe of Ḥimyar. He was instructed in the learning and recitation of the Noble Qur’ān by Imām Nāfi’ ibn ‘Abd ar-Raḥmān ibn Abī Nu’aym, the Imām of the reciters of Madīna and one of the “seven reciters”. Among the huge number of his teachers in ḥadīth and fiqh were Nāfi’, the mawlā of ‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Umar and Ibn Shihāb az-Zuhrī. He sat to give fatwā when he was seventeen years old after seventy Imāms had testified that he was worthy to give fatwā and teach. His own students included Imām ash-Shāfi’ī and Imām Muhammad ibn al-Ḥasan ash-Shaybānī the Ḥanafī mujtahid, as well as a great number of Imāms of ḥadīth and fiqh and thus he is known as Imām al-A’immah ‘the Imām of the Imāms’.


Imam Malik Ibn Anas (93 AH/711 CE – 179 AH/795 CE)

Imam Mālik’s full name is Mālik ibn Anas ibn Mālik ibn Abī ‘Āmir al-Aṣbaḥī and he was related to Dhū Aṣbaḥ, a sub-tribe of Ḥimyar.  He was instructed in the learning and recitation of the Noble Qur’ān by Imām Nāfi‘ ibn ‘Abd ar-Raḥmān ibn Abī Nu‘aym, the Imām of the reciters of Madīna and one of the ‘seven reciters’.

Among the huge number of his teachers in ḥadīth and fiqh were Nāfi‘, the mawlā of ‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Umar, and Ibn Shihāb az-Zuhrī. He sat to give fatwāwhen he was seventeen years old after seventy Imāms had testified that he was worthy to give fatwā and teach.

His own students included Imām ash-Shāfi‘ī and Imām Muhammad ibn al-Ḥasan ash-Shaybānī the Ḥanafī mujtahid, as well as a great number of Imāms of ḥadīth and fiqh, and thus he is known as Imām al-A’immah ‘the Imām of the Imāms’.

He is recognised to be the subject of the hadith from Abū Hurayra:

“The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him said, ‘There will come a time when the people will beat the livers of their camels in search of knowledge and they will not find an ‘ālim with more knowledge than the ‘ālim of Madīna.’”


About The Translator

Aisha Abdurrahman Bewley is one of today’s most prolific translators of classical Arabic works into English. For more than thirty-five years she has been concerned with making the contents of many classical Arabic works more accessible to English-speaking readers.

She is co-translator, with her husband Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley, of The Noble Qur’an, a New Rendering of its Meaning in English.

Other works include her translation of The Meaning of Man of Sidi Ali al-Jamal, Muhammad Messenger of Allah – ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad, Muhammad ibn Sa‘d’s Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir, and of her own authorship: Mu‘awiya – Restorer of the Muslim FaithA Glossary of Islamic TermsIslam: The Empowering of Women and Muslim Women, a Biographical Dictionary.

The Beginning of Guidance [Arb-Eng] Bidayatul Hidayah By Imam Ghazali [r.a]


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This translation published for the first time with facing Arabic text also includes many notes and transliteration for the supplications contained within.

This Book can be considered as an Introduction to The Imam’s Magnum Opus The Revival of the Religions Sciences (Ihya Ulum al-Din)and directs the reader to the larger work for what lies beyond that. This book may not seem to be suited to the hurried life of a modern city. Yet al-Ghazali’s seriousness and sense of urgency stand out vividly and communicate themselves. The book is interesting, too, in that, though al-Ghazali’s standpoint is almost modern in many ways.

It is divided in two Parts, namely acts of obedience and refraining from Sin. It comprise the fundamentals of Din, Important basic issues and excellent virtues. It is brief, yet concise.

One of the Scholars has said that the benefit on anything sacred can not be achieved unless one follows its Adab i.e Etiquettes, this book deals with many of the etiquettes of everyday life according to the Sunnah.

Imam Al-Ghazali’s Bidaya al-hidaya complements his spiritual autobiography, He emphasises the importance of knowledge and using it correctly at all times . From acts of obedience to relationship between God and Man. Imam Al-Ghazali shares with us how a man should order his life from hour to hour and day to day.

‘Here, then I give you counsel about the beginning of Guidance so that thereby you may test yourself and examine your Heart….
‘No one can reach the ending until he has completed the beginning,no one can discover the inward aspect until he has mastered the outward.’
(Imam Al-Ghazali )

About The Author

Abu Hamid Muhammad, famous in the world of learning as al-Ghazali was born in 450 AH (1058 A.D). in Persia . He graduated from the Nizamia Madressa at Nishapur, with distinction.a very famous educational institution in Nishapur. Later he was appointed as a teacher at the Nizamia College in Baghdad, where he proved very successful in imparting knowledge to the scholars under his care.

This valuable gift of sustaining interest of his pupils and passing on his knowledge to them made him so famous that students from all parts of the country flocked to study under him.

Imam al-Ghazzali was fondly referred to as the “Hujjat-ul-lslam”, Proof of Islam, He is honoured as a scholar and a saint by learned men all over the world.

Al-Ghazali is generally acclaimed as the most influential thinker of the Classical period of Islam, in his autobiography The Deliverance from Error, the Imam describes his education and his intellectual crisis, which left him so paralysed by doubt that he he gave up his academic pursuits and worldly interests and became a wandering ascetic.

This was a process (period) of mystical transformation. Later, he resumed his teaching duties, but again left these. An era of solitary life, devoted to contemplation and writing then ensued, which led to the authorship of a number of everlasting books (Many of which have been translated in English).

For Imam Ghazali’s Autobiography See: Al Munqidh min al-Dalal al-Ghazali’s Path to Sufism, His Deliverance from Error, Iman Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s autobiography

O ye who believe! Guard your own souls: If ye follow (right) guidance, no hurt can come to you from those who stray. the goal of you all is to Allah. it is He that will show you the truth of all that ye do.” – {TM Qur’an Al Maidah 5:105}

A highly motivational manual detailing the fundamentals of acquiring guidance through God-consciousness (taqwa). Imam Ghazali argues that just as there is an end to this noble objective there is also a beginning to it, which must be made firm for one to achieve success. He then goes on to expound the fundamentals of this “beginning.”

While being concise and to-the-point the manual is laid out in the form of a detailed daily timetable providing the reader strong inspiration and much heart-rending counsel. The three sections of this book are on obedience, refraining from disobedience, and the etiquette of companionship with the Creator and with creation. One of Imam Ghazali’s final works, it embodies a lifetime of learning, experience, and spirituality and can be taken as an introduction to his larger works.

About The Translator

Dr. Mashhad Al-Allaf holds a doctoral degree in Modern Philosophy: Science & Metaphysics (1995). His bachelor’s and master’s degrees concentrated on the Philosophy of Science. He has taught at Washington University, St. Louis University, and Webster University and is the author of several works, including The Basic Ideas and Institutions of Islam (2008), Locke’s Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics (2007), and The Essential Ideas of Islamic Philosophy (2006).

He is the co-author of the forthcoming Islamic Philosophy of Science and Logic (University of Pittsburgh). His current research focuses on integrative studies and multiculturalism, as well as Engineering Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, Love and Romance in Islam, and Islamic Theory of Science.

Jurisprudence of the Prophetic Biography [Fiqh Us-Sirah An-Nabawiyyah] By Shaykh Ramadan Al-Buti


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Many are those who wrote about the life of the Messenger of God and analyzed it. They presented it as an exemplar of human greatness, insisting on giving people to understand that his conquests were nothing more than a revolution of the economic Left against an extremist Right and deluding them into believing that the ulterior motive which led the Messenger of God to do what he did was his desire to transfer sovereignty from the hands of non-Arabs to those of the Arabs.

The weaving of fabricated conceptions, however, proved to be incapable of turning truth into falsehood. Hence, the clouds blown in by such writings have dissipated and the bright truth has broken through once again. People in general and intellectuals in particular have remained certain that the greatness of the Messenger of God was a fruit of his prophethood and that the conquests and sovereignty he realized were the execution of a divine command rather than a quest of wealth or dominion.

From Introduction To The Second Edition

For this reason, the most important aim I have hoped to achieve through this book is to do away with whatever still remains of the aforementioned school of thought. No Muslim should attempt for a single moment to understand the life of the Apostle of God (pbuh) as that of a great genius, a dignified leader, or a worldly wise ‘fox”. Such an attempt is nothing but wilfulness or a tampering with the major events with which the life of Muhammad (pbuh) was filled, and which demonstrated that he (pbuh) possessed all the qualities of nobility and of moral, mental, and psychological completeness. However, all of this arose from a single, dominant reality in his life, namely, that he was a prophet sent by Almighty God. It is a futile enterprise to place the branches where the root once was, then ignore the fact that the root even exists! In any case, the only appropriate response to such an attempt is to draw people’s attention back to the root, and to the root alone.

So long as we acknowledge that the Prophet (pbuh) has a biography on the basis of which we can seek to understand his life, then no Muslim must imagine that his only miracle was the Qur’an. If, on the other hand, we deny that the Prophet (pbuh) even has such a biography, then we must also deny the miracle of the Qur’an, since the various miracles associated with the Apostle of God (pbuh) have reached us through the same sources from which we learn of the miracle of the Qur’an itself. A researcher who sets out to interpret some things metaphorically and to interpret others literally based on his personal desires or aims only debases himself in an attempt to concoct his own brand of inquiry and understanding; no one with any respect for his own intellect would engage in such a practice.

The satisfaction and enthusiasm with which readers have received this work of mine is the greatest proof of the fact that all the time and effort spent and all the exhaustive, successive writings that have been circulated by ill-willed individuals and the professional agents of the intellectual invasion being.

This Book is the subject of a course by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.

This course will mainly use Shaykh Muhammad Sa`id Ramadan al-Buti’s, Jurisprudence of the Prophetic Biography (whose title should have ideally been rendered into English as Lessons from the Life of the Prophet) to look into the Prophet’s life in detail. Shaykh Buti’s text is widely regarded as one of the best Prophetic biographies written in the 20th century and one of the most beneficial ever. Shaykh Buti goes beyond mere narration of the events of the Prophet’s life to look at the lessons and ‘religious understanding’ that can be gleamed from it.

This is an Ideal Book to Learn about

  • the nature, need, and purpose of revelation and prophethood
  • Arabia and the world before the birth of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him
  • the life of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, up to the beginning of revelation
  • the beginning of Revelation and the quiet calling
  • the open calling up to migration
  • migration and settling in Medina
  • establishing Medinan society
  • the Prophetic wars
  • the opening of Mecca and the final years
  • the Prophetic example
  • key lessons from the Prophet’s life​

About The Author Dr M Sa’id Ramadan al Buti

  • Born in 1929 in the village of Jilka in the  Turkish boundaries, north of Iraq and  immigrated to Damascus
  • Completed his legal secondary study in the Institute of  Islamic Guidance in Damascus, and joined the faculty of religion at Al-Azhar University.
  • Appointed as dean in the faculty of religion at Damascus University in 1960, and deputed to Al-Azhar University to attain doctorate in the roots of the Islamic law.
  • Appointed as instructor in the college of law of Damascus University in 1965, as a deputy of the college later on and as its dean in the end.
  • Participated, in many global conferences and symposia, and is, in addition, a member in the royal society of the Islamic Civilization Researches in Amman, and member in the higher board of Oxford academy.

Jurisprudence of the Prophetic Biography By Shaykh Ramadan Al-Buti


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This Book is the subject of a course by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.

This course will mainly use Shaykh Muhammad Sa`id Ramadan al-Buti’s, Jurisprudence of the Prophetic Biography (whose title should have ideally been rendered into English as Lessons from the Life of the Prophet) to look into the Prophet’s life in detail. Shaykh Buti’s text is widely regarded as one of the best Prophetic biographies written in the 20th century and one of the most beneficial ever. Shaykh Buti goes beyond mere narration of the events of the Prophet’s life to look at the lessons and ‘religious understanding’ that can be gleamed from it.

This is an Ideal Book to Learn about

  • the nature, need, and purpose of revelation and prophethood
  • Arabia and the world before the birth of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him
  • the life of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, up to the beginning of revelation
  • the beginning of Revelation and the quiet calling
  • the open calling up to migration
  • migration and settling in Medina
  • establishing Medinan society
  • the Prophetic wars
  • the opening of Mecca and the final years
  • the Prophetic example
  • key lessons from the Prophet’s life​

About The Author Dr M Sa’id Ramadan al Buti

  • Born in 1929 in the village of Jilka in the  Turkish boundaries, north of Iraq and  immigrated to Damascus
  • Completed his legal secondary study in the Institute of  Islamic Guidance in Damascus, and joined the faculty of religion at Al-Azhar University.
  • Appointed as dean in the faculty of religion at Damascus University in 1960, and deputed to Al-Azhar University to attain doctorate in the roots of the Islamic law.
  • Appointed as instructor in the college of law of Damascus University in 1965, as a deputy of the college later on and as its dean in the end.
  • Participated, in many global conferences and symposia, and is, in addition, a member in the royal society of the Islamic Civilization Researches in Amman, and member in the higher board of Oxford academy.

The Mukhtasar Al-Quduri: A Manual of Islamic Law According to the Hanafi School By Imam Abu’l Husayn Ahmed Ibn Muhammad (Author), Dr.Abia Afsar Siddiqui (Editor)


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Abul-Hasan Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Ja`far ibn Hamdan al-Quduri al-Baghdadi, the Hanafi jurist, born 362 AH. Al-Quduri is an ascription to the selling of pots (qudur).

He took his knowledge of fiqh from Abu `Abdillah Muhammad ibn al-Jurjani, from Abu Bakral Jassas al-Razi, from Abul-Hasan al-Karkhi, from Abu Sa`id al-Barda`i from `Ali al-Daqqaq, from Abu Sahl Musa ibn Nasr al-Razi, from Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani, from Abu Hanifah, from Hammad ibn Abi Sulayman, from Ibrahim al-Nakha`i, from `Alqamah, from `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and his Household and grant them all peace).

Al-Quduri was one of the ashab al-tarjih (jurists who weighed and analysed the strengths of differing verdicts in the madhhab). The leadership of the Hanafis in `Iraq came to rest with him, and his renown rose. His mention recurs in the well-known Hanafi books al-Hidayah and al-Khulasah. He died on 15 th Rajab 428 AH in Baghdad, and was buried in his home, but was later transported and buried beside Abu Bakr al-Khawarizmi, another Hanafi jurist.

The Book Of Remembrances [Kitab Al-Adhkar] By Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf an-Nawawi


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Author : Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf an-Nawawi
Translator : Idris Esau, Safaruk Chowdury & Abdassamad Clark
Publisher : Turath Publishing

About The Book

Kitab al-Adhkar is the definitive compilation of words of  remembrance and glorification of (dhikr), and supplicatory prayer to (du’a), the Lord of the Universe, as related from His final Emissary, the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless and exalt him).

Dhikr and du’a lie at the very heart of the din, the relationship between creature and Creator. As part of the Sunna or Prophetic Way, they are a divinely appointed means of approaching Allah Most High for all our needs, and of making use of all the moments of daily life to strengthen our tawhid, the existential and cognitive Unity that is the hallmark of Muslim spirituality. Also covered are the vital principles of speaking only what is good and avoiding the sins of the tongue.

About The Author

Muhy al-Din Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (631-676/123-1277) devoted his entire life to the pursuit of sacred knowledge. He is revered throughout the Sunni world as one of its greatest authorities. Among his most famous writings are the Arba’in, a collection of forty Hadiths; a commentary on the Sahih of Imam Muslim; and Kitab al-Adhkar.

Designed as a reference guide and a source of inspiration, this  volume presents a clear and elegant English translation of Imam al-Nawawis classic, together with the text of every single prayer and invocation, both in Arabic letters  and in romanisation. Also included are all the authors statements about those Hadiths which he related personally from his own teachers, and his guidance on the correct spelling and meanings of rare words and names. Finally, al-Nawawis comments on the sources of Hadiths are supplemented by further scholarly notes.

Imam Nawawi died at the young age of 44 years, leaving behind him numerous works of great efforts and knowledge.

Imam Nawawi is well know for books which are easy to understand.