Update: Supplement for the Seeker of Certitude

al-salamu alaykum There have been a few developments related to Supplement for the Seeker of Certitude. The book underwent another round of editing to prepare it for print. The book is now in print (al-hamdu li-Llah) and the eBook files were updated to match the text of the print edition. You can purchase a copy of the print edition from …

Supplement for the Seekers of Certitude: Worship from Zād al-Mustaqniʿ ~ now in print

Islamosaic is honored to announce that Supplement for the Seeker of Certitude is now available in print. Supplement for the Seeker of Certitude presents the sections related to worship from Mūsā al-Ḥajjāwī’s Zād al-Mustaqni‘, an abridgment of Ibn Qudāmah’s Al-Muqni‘ that sticks to the school’s official position, removing extraneous issues, and adding a few necessary things. The book is extremely terse yet it still manages to …

[NEW] Supplement for the Seekers of Certitude: Worship from Zād al-Mustaqniʿ

Islamosaic is honored to announce Supplement for the Seeker of Certitude: Worship from Zād al-Mustaqniʿ – a new eBook presenting the sections related to worship from Mūsā al-Ḥajjāwī’s Zād al-Mustaqni‘, an abridgment of Ibn Qudāmah’s Al-Muqni‘ that sticks to the school’s official position, removing extraneous issues, and adding a few necessary things. The book is extremely terse yet it still manages to present the basics for …

[NEW] Ibn Juzay’s Sufic Exegesis – now in print

Islamosaic is honored to announce that Ibn Juzay’s Sufic Exegesis is now available in print. Ibn Juzay al-Kalbī began his exegesis of the Quran with a short introduction to the various disciplines related to explaining the Quran. One of the topics he included is Sufism. The basic concern of Sufism is the heart: knowing its good and bad qualities, how to …

[NEW] Hanbali Acts of Worship

Islamosaic is honored to announce Hanbali Acts of Worship. This slim volume presents a practical introduction to acts of worship according to the Hanbali school of Islamic law. The text comes from Shaykh Ibn Balbān’s Supreme Synopsis (Akhṣar al-Mukhtaṣarāt), a favorite introduction covering the full range of topics. The chapters of this volume cover purification, prayer, zakat, fasting, pilgrimage, and jihad. …

Renew and strengthen your connection to the Quran this Ramadan

As a Ramadan special, all Islamosaic prints titles ordered through CreateSpace are 20% off when you use the discount code “KGRVPHBE” Etiquette With the Quran The Accessible Conspectus • The Encompassing Epistle • The Ultimate Conspectus Ḥadīth Nomenclature Primers • Sharḥ al-Waraqāt Ibn Rajab’s Refutation

[NEW] The Accessible Conspectus

Islamosaic is honored to announce The Accessible Conspectus. For centuries, Abu Shuja al-Asfahani’s legal primer Matn al-Ghayat wa-l-Taqrib (The Ultimate Conspectus) has been a standard text for introducing students of the Shafii school of Islamic law to the full range of basic legal issues. Students will often start their studies by reading it from a basic commentary with their instructor. Many …

Ibn Rajab’s Refutation now in print and on Kindle

Ibn Rajab’s Refutation of Those Who Do Not Follow The Four Schools is now available as a paperback and as an eBook for Kindle. In this essay, Ibn Rajab advocates for the necessity of following Islamic scholarship in general, and legal scholarship in particular. A large portion of the essay covers the history of the development of Islamic scholarship and …

[NEW] The Encompassing Epistle

Islamosaic is honored to announce The Encompassing Epistle. This slim volume presents a practical introduction to the essential beliefs, practices, and moral rectifications mentioned in the Sacred Law. The primary text is Aḥmed ibn Zayn al-Ḥabashī’s Al-Risālah al-Jāmiʿah wa al-Tadhkirah al-Nāfiʿah which has been a popular introductory text during the last four centuries. The text is read by students in the Middle East, …

Ibn Juzay: On Thanks [shukr]

Ibn Juzay al-Kalbī began his exegesis of the Quran with a short introduction to the various disciplines related to explaining the Quran. One of the topics he included is sufism. The basic concern of sufism is the heart: knowing its good and bad qualities, how to rid it of bad qualities, and how to instill it with the good. Ibn al-Juzay …