By Abdur Rashid Siddiqui, The Islamic Foundation, Paperback, 160 pages
A simple and concise guide to the Shariah (Islamic law) explaining its meaning, scope and operation in practical life, helping readers understand and appreciate its value and necessity in the believer's life.
Far from being a strict penal code, the Shariah is a humane, compassionate and benevolent system of laws that guides Muslims, based on the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH, and the interpretation of religious scholars.
About the author:
Abdur Rashid Siddiqui is the author of numerous popular books on Islam, including: Treasures of the Qur'an; Tazkiyah: The Islamic Path of Self-Development; and Qur'anic Keywords: A Reference Guide. He gained an honours degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Bombay and has a law degree from the same university. He completed his postgraduate study in Librarianship in London and was elected an Associate of the Library Association. He worked as an Information Librarian at the University of Leicester from 1966 until his retirement in 1997.
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