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Book recommendation: Conference of the Birds

If you are looking for an Eid present for someone, The Conference of the Birds by Farid al-Din Attar as Retold by Alexis York Lumbard is an ideal gift for people of all ages that I heartily recommend! It is really beautifully illustrated too!

You can get it from Amazon UK here http://j.mp/S6ibQN


Here it is on the Amazon US site: http://j.mp/Tgmk7I

Tim Winter (editor) – The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology

Tim Winter edits The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology

Synopsis

This series of critical reflections on the evolution and major themes of pre-modern Muslim theology begins with the revelation of the Koran, and extends to the beginnings of modernity in the eighteenth century. The significance of Islamic theology reflects the immense importance of Islam in the history of monotheism, to which it has brought a unique approach and style, and a range of solutions which are of abiding interest. Devoting especial attention to questions of rationality, scriptural fidelity, and the construction of ‘orthodoxy’, this volume introduces key Muslim theories of revelation, creation, ethics, scriptural interpretation, law, mysticism, and eschatology. Throughout the treatment is firmly set in the historical, social and political context in which Islam’s distinctive understanding of God evolved. Despite its importance, Islamic theology has been neglected in recent scholarship, and this book provides a unique, scholarly but accessible introduction.

The Dalail al-Khayrat Fund for Fes: Take Part!

Dalail al Khayrat books for Fes

as-salamu ‘alaykum,

A friend has set up a website in aid of a special request after a recent trip to Morocco. He is to supply the many blessed gatherings of Dalail al Khayrat in Fes (Morocco) with copies of a particular high quality, more durable version of this great book.

He was very fortunate enough to attend gatherings where the blessed Dalail al Khayrat is recited from cover to cover (taking around two and half hours each time), by the pious elderly and the pious young people of Fes. The Dalail al Khayrat is recited every Friday after ?Asr at the Maqaam and Masjid of the founder of Fes, Mouley Idris II, who is also one of the grandsons of the Prophet sallalaa hu ‘alaihi wasallam (with only a five generation gap between him and our Prophet, sallalaa hu ‘alaihi wasallam).


As you may already know Dalail al Khayrat is composed of Iyahs from the Quran and famous darood sharifs, such as the one we recite in our daily prayers. It is a tradition that has existed for centuries from the Morocco to Malaysia and beyond and is famous for the benefits it brings to those connected to it in this life and, more importantly, in the life to come, inshallah. All the info about the initiative is on the Dalail Fund website.

Please visit the Dalail Fund website and share in this blessed initiative. Insha’Allah you and anyone whose name in which you sponsor a book in will benefit every time it is used in the gatherings.

http://www.dalailfund.org.uk/

We have already gathered enough donations for almost half of the books needed and would like to offer this once in a life time opportunity to you. Please don’t let it escape you! Become part of this blessed tradition by investing in it and reap the rewards of it as it is practiced for decades and centuries to come, Insha’Allah.

wa’as-salam

Mas’ud
www.masud.co.uk