Some con­cepts made easy

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‘The Essence of Is­lam’ by Si­ra­jud­din Aziz is one book that should not only be on the book­shelf of ev­ery de­vout Mus­lim but should also be read and re-read for all the gems that are con­tained in its pages.

The book is a com­pi­la­tion of ar­ti­cles and es­says that the au­thor has writ­ten over many years. It takes into ac­count a whole va­ri­ety of top­ics that should be of in­ter­est to ev­ery Mus­lim as it dwells in a very suc­cinct and pithy man­ner on con­cepts such as Taqwa, Salat, Sadaqah, Fast­ing, Hajj and the Pre­em­i­nence of Women in Is­lam. It con­tains a whole sec­tion on the be­havioural di­men­sions and the right, du­ties and obli­ga­tions of Mus­lims. The com­pi­la­tion also has bi­o­graph­i­cal sketches of Prophet Abra­ham (PBUH), Hazrat Aisha Sid­diqa (RA), Hazrat Ali (RA) and Hazrat Haleem Sa­dia (RA).

Cur­rently a se­nior banker, Si­ra­jud­din Aziz has been a pro­lific writer too for the most part of his pro­fes­sional ca­reer and has writ­ten on a va­ri­ety of sub­jects. How­ever, his writ­ings on Is­lam have spe­cial value as they deal with ques­tions that ev­ery Mus­lim in­di­vid­ual has in his or her mind. This book at­tempts to pro­vide the an­swers.

Re­pro­duc­tions of some pages from the book (given here) pro­vide an idea of what ‘The Essence of Is­lam’ is all about.

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