The Religion of Islam

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Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam Lahore USA, Jul 25, 2011 - Religion - 681 pages
Comprehensive and monumental work on the sources, principles and practices of Islam:

a) Sources of Islam, its essentials and doctrines -- The Holy Quran, Hadith, Ijtihad and Ijma

b) Principles of Islam,  Iman (Faith), Attributes of God, Angels, Revelation, Revealed Books, Prophets, Finality of Prophethood of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Life after Death, Taqdir, etc.

c) Institutions and Practices of Islam:  Prayer, Zakat (Charity), Fasting, Hajj (Pilgrimage) Jihad,  Apostasy, Social Relations (Marriage, Property, Inheritance, etc.) Food, Penal Laws, the State, etc.

Detailed index including an index of Arabic words and phrases.

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How zakat should be spent 333
Saum 336
Limits of the fast 349
The Black Stone 375
AlMasjid alIiaram 365
Significance underlying iawgf of the Kabah 377
Jihad 384
Socalled verse of the sword 392

Why hadith were not generally written 46
Canons of criticism of Hadith as accepted by Muslims 61
Chapter III
Different methods of formulating new laws 73
The door of Ijtihgd is still open 79
Chapter I
A Muslim cannot be called a Kgfir 88
The Divine Being 95
The Unity of God 101
Significance underlying the doctrine of Unity 107
Predominance of love and mercy in Divine nature 116
Harut and Marut 121
Angels intercession and prayers for men 128
The jinn have no access to Divine secrets 137
Revelation to man granted in three ways 144
The Holy Quran as guardian and judge of previous revelation 148
Istighfgr 166
Life after death 188
Connection between the two lives 189
Balance or mtzan 204
Taqdtr 0r Predestination 223
Faith in qadar is a doctrine of later growth 243
Chapter I
Prayer as the means of realizing the Divine in man 252
Mode of worship 258
No consecration is necessary 268
Admission of women to mosque 274
Outward purification as a prelude to prayer 278
Tayammum 282
Voluntary prayers 288
D_hikr in ruku and sajdah 297
Sajdah sahw 303
Festivals of Islam 307
The service 313
The T ahajjud prayer 318
Importance of zakat in Islam 326
Jurists wrong notion of jihad 401
Incidence of the Jizyah 407
Apostasy 414
Chapter VI
Everything is lawful unless prohibited 422
Prohibitions to marry 429
Imam S_hafii 72
Essentials in the contract 435
Publicity of the marriage
Evidence of marriage 441
Polygamy is an exception 447
Woman not excluded from any activity in sphere of life 453
Decent dress 460
Intermingling of the two sexes 462
Marriage and divorce 468
Imam Ahmad 72
Divorce during menstruation 473
Zih_ar 479
General directions relating to sale transactions 486
Hanafi view of inheritance law 496
Debts 500
Interest on business capital 506
Entertainments 514
Punishment for murder 521
Punishment for theft 524
Chapter XII
Ethics 541
Transformation wrought by the Holy Prophet 554
Index of Arabic Words and Phrases
On whom is hajj obligatory 369
Privacy 461
hram 372
Book Reviews
Saum or Fasting 336

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