Details: Reflections : A Quest for Answers to Today’s Questions,
*Paperback – 152 pages,
by Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada.
Reflections is an anthology of ten papers written by Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada examining key issues pervading the modern world relating to Islam and the Muslims. Comprising of a unique array of insightful discourses it is an essential read for contemporary Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
—Foreward: A moment of Reflection by Bakhtyar H. Pirzada,
— [i] The Jewel of Medina and Sherry Jones,
— [ii] Can a woman become an Imam ?
— [iii] The ‘Fitna‘ of Dutch MP Geert Wilders,
— [iv] Joseph: Youth and Adulthood,
— [v] The Education policy of Islam,
— [vi] Could Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, Read ?
— [vii] Human Destiny and the Preserved Tablet,
— [viii] London Suicide Bombings,
— [ix] Muslims in a multicultural Society,
— [x] The non-correlation between Jihad and Terrorism.
An impressive survey of some of the most urgent issues facing Muslims in modern Britain. The arguments are lucidly set out, and fully documented with references from the Qur’an and the Sunna. This book is sure to be an effective and accessible manual for Muslims looking for clear and final answers to these questions.— Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Shaykh Zayed Lecturer of Islamic Studies Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University.
Reflections has been written in full compliance with Allah’s command: “Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair admonition, and argue with them in the kindest way.” (Sura An-Nahl, 16.125). By dealing with false accusations and stereotypes calmly and cogently, Reflections illustrates the meaning of the hadith, “Allah spreads the deen of Islam by means of the enemies of Islam.” (At-Tirmidhi). By assessing lies, truth becomes apparent. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “An hour’s reflection is better than a year’s worship.” Reflections is the fruit of many hours’ reflection and food for many hours’ reflection.— Hajj Ahmad Thomson, Author & Barrister, Wynne Chambers, London.
This book is highly accessible both for the lay person and the scholar alike. It is well written, timely, and addresses issues confronting Muslims in the contemporary West with great clarity and precision. Shaykh Imdad Hussain Pirzada demonstrates through this work his profound wisdom and scholarship, and at the same time provides an example of how Muslims in the West and beyond, should engage with ‘the pen’ those who either distort the teachings of Islam or those who seek to perpetuate distortions and lies of old.— Imam Monawar Hussain, Muslim Tutor, Eton College.
* Includes Footnotes and References.