by Abdal Hakim Murad
ISBN 978 1 872038 16 2
Vi + 176 pages
First published 2012.
Also published in Malaysia by Fajr Symphony
List of resellers/distributors coming soon
A contemporary take on the classical Islamic genre of aphorisms, this volume offers explanations of the eleventh set of ‘Contentions’.
“Through a nexus of superbly crafted aphorisms – from the Prophet Adam to Gorbachev and beyond – the author explores a panoply of thought-provoking theological, philosophical, social and political issues. For anyone interested in the modern condition and the diversity of forces and challenges that affect it, this is a must-read. The work reveals the author at his inimitable best.”
— Shaykh Seraj Hendricks, Cape Town
“The book is exquisite, and it is at once a message from aqa’id, tafsir, akhlaq, etc. It is a traditional method of exposing the Islamic message as a grand science.”
— Enes Karic, Professor of Qur’anic Studies, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Sarajevo, and former Bosnian Minister of Culture
“An absolute treasure trove of wisdom … simply riveting. Abd al-Hakim Murad reminds us that it can still be done: we can worship God and honor the legacy of His Prophet with love, humility, wisdom and courage – not to mention style and grace! Modernity is simply our context. We must never allow it to become our excuse.”
— Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Professor of Islamic Thought and Culture, University of Southern California