The Shariah is one of the most misunderstood and maligned Islamic terms in the West. The word conjures up images of uncivilised Muslims whipping criminals, stoning adulterers and confining women within their homes in the minds of many people.
Yet, Shariah literally means a way or a path and, more specifically, the way to a watering place. Far from being a strict penal code it is a humane, compassionate and benevolent system of laws that guides Muslims, based on the Qur'an, the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, and the interpretation of religious scholars.
This book is a simple and concise guide to the Shariah (Islamic law) to explain its meaning, scope and operation in practical life, as well as helping readers understand and appreciate its value and necessity in the believer's life.
Author: Abdur Rashid Siddiqui
Publisher: Islamic Foundation
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 7.70h x 5.10w x 0.50d
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.