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Glossary of Islamic Terms
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Author: Aisha Bewley
Publisher: Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd. (UK)
Pages: 283 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
THE AUTHOR : Aisha Abdurrahman at Tarjumana Bewley is one today’s most prolific translators of classical Arabic work into English. Aisha Bewley not only understands Arabic but she is also aware of the basic meanings and nature of teachings and history of Islam. Her knowledge is born of experience and direct transmission, not merely academic theory and learning by rote. For more than twenty-five years she has been concerned with making the contents of many classical works in Arabic more Accessible to English-speaking readers for the first time, including Al-Muwatta’ of Imam Malik and Ash-Shifa of Qadi “Iyad. One of the additional fruits of Aisha Bewley’s work – it simply cannot be described as a product or side-effect-is this book. THE BOOK: This book is a repository of Islamic information, knowledge and wisdom, which not only the general reader but also both student and teacher alike will find indispensable. As well as having its own Alphabetical index, the main body of the book is divided into several key sections including General and Historical Terms, The Qur’an, Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh, kalam and Sufism. As well as presenting a key vocabulary of relevant terminology, each sections also provides details of key text, author and people. This makes it possible for readers to go straight to a particular field or topic without having to pick their way through material not directly relevant to their enquiry, as well as pointing them in the likely direction of further and more detailed research. Although knowledge is an ocean without a shore, the key terminology in this concise yet complete work is bound to assist any genuine seeker to navigate a sure and steady course, insha’allah.