Fiqh Handbooks

 

Books dealing in depth with specific fiqh issues.

Festivals & Celebrations in Islam

Festivals and celebrations are occasions of joy and happiness. They have their distinctive spirit in all societies and cultures, and are eagerly awaited and heartily welcomed by everyone.

The feeling of excitement associated with these occasions, however, causes people to introduce uncommon, strange or even bizarre practices during them.

Islam regulates the occasions to be celebrated and the methods of celebrating them. It maintains their atmosphere of happiness, while redirecting it to benefit the individuals and the Muslim communities.

This book discusses the two annual Islaamic festivals: Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adhaa as well as the weekly Jumu’ah. It presents the Islaamic guidelines for celebration according to the Quraan and Sunnah, and warns against innovated occasions and un-Islaamic festivals.

In addition to topics that are standard to ‘Id celebration, such as the ‘Id prayer and khutbah, and ‘Id pastimes, this book discusses zakat-ul-fitr, the sacrifice, the blessed days of the month of Thul-Hijjah, and numerous other ‘Id-related issues.

The broad and thorough discussions in this book make it an important manual and complete reference on festivals and celebrations in Islam. Indeed, from Allah (swt) we seek help and acceptance.

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The Night Prayers: Qiyam & Tarawih

With Allah's help, and in line with our goal of propagating authentic Islamic knowledge, we present this book. It deals with a largely misunderstood, though much needed subject, both in Ramadan and around the year: that of voluntary night prayers, or qiyam. This book has two main objectives: a. Providing a complete manual on the subject of qiyam and related issues, in accordance with the Qur'an, the Sunnah, and the guidance of the Salaf. b. Presenting to the English reader, in the process, two important works by the great scholar Muhammad Nasir ud-Deen al-Albani: Salat ut-Tarawih and Qiyam Ramadan. This book is not for Ramadan only. It is for all year round. It is for every night. It is the type of reference that you will want to keep by your pillow at night, and grab it as soon as you get up in the wee hours to pray. It is a gift that is sure to please and benefit - inshaa'llaah.

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