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Towards Understanding the Qur'an
Abridged English translation of Tafhim al-Qur'an,
By Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdoodi.
Translated & Edited by: Zafar Ishaq Ansari
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Towards Understanding the Qur'an Abridged version is a fresh English rendering of Tafhim al-Qur'an, Sayyid Mawdudi's monumental and masterly Urdu translation of the Qur'an and a selection of his commentary. Here is a work with a difference, by a scholar of an entirely different sort. An immense wealth of profound understanding of the Qur'an is here, a vast treasure of knowledge and deep insight, and a valuable exposition of some social, political, economic and legal teachings of the Qur'an

Tafhim al-qur'an. Written in Urdu, and first completed in 1973. It is of great importance for contemporary Muslim thinking, particularly in the Indian subcontinent (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Ceylon), but has also, by means of tranlation, reached a much wider audience.
Addressed primarily to a non-Arabic speaking audience this tafsir places great emphasis on the thorough explanation of basic Qur'anic concepts, such as ilah} rabb, ibada and din, and the Qur'an as a 'book of guidance', not least containing guidance for a movement of Islamic re- construction and the Islamic way of life. Numerous notes add to the usefulness of this aid to understanding the Qur'an.
This Tafsir is particularly suitable for the young educated Muslim with no direct access to the Arabic original

'Sayyid Abul A'la Al-Mawdudui (Maududi) (1903-1979), one of the chief architects of contemporary Islamic resurgence, was the an outstanding Islamic thinker and writer of his time. He devoted his life to expound the meaning and message of Islam and to organise a collective movement to establish the Islamic Order. In this struggle, he had to pass through all kinds of sufferings.
Between 1948-67, he spent a total of five years in different prisons of Pakistan. In 1953, he was also sentenced to death by a Martial Law court for writing a 'seditious' pamphlet, this sentence being later commuted to life imprisonment. In 1941, he founded Jama'at-I Islami, of which he remained Amir, until 1972 and which is one of the most prominent Islamic movements of our day. He authored more than one hundred works on Islam, both scholarly and popular, and his writings have been translated into forty languages."

' But is it they who distribute Your Sustainer’s grace? [Nay, as] it is We who distribute their means of livelihood among them in the life of this world, and raise some of them by degrees above others, to the end that they might avail themselves of one another’s help - 
[so, too, it is We who bestow gifts the spirit upon whomever We will]: and this Your Sustainer’s grace is better than all [the worldly wealth] that they may amass.
{TM Qur'an
Az-Zukhruf 43:32}


Return of the Pharaoh: Memoirs in Nasirs Prison By  Zainab Al-Ghazali
ISBN: 0-86037-240-5
Publisher: The Islamic Foundation, Leicester UK
Pages: 189, Paperback 
Translated By Mokrane Guezzou 

An inspirational and motivational account of a leading woman figure of the Islamic movement who was falsely accused in 1965 of conspiring to kill Jamal Abd al-Nasir, the President of Egypt.



British Muslims Loyalty and Belonging
Mohammad Siddique Seddon, Dilwar Hussain & Nadeem Malik
ISBN: 0-86037-308-8
Publisher: The Islamic Foundation, Leicester UK 
Publication Year: 2003
Paperback 116 Pages 

The issue of how ‘loyal’ or to what extent Muslims ‘belong’ in Britain is a topical debate of our times. This book addresses a number of the pertinent issues relating to the current status of British Muslims who are under increasing public scrutiny in expressed terms of their allegiances and loyalties. The notions of loyalty and belonging are approached from two perspectives: the traditional Islamic view from the Shari’ah and a contemporary perspective bearing in mind the sociological, political and legal dimensions of the discussion.

Insurance in an Islamic Economy
Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi
74 Pages Paperback 

Discusses the nature of risks that are covered by insurance as distinguished from gambling and reorganising insurance in accordance with Islamic principles.

Mohammad Nejatullah Siddiqi
Professor of Economics, Centre for Research in Islamic Economics,
King Abdulaziz University , Jeddah , Saudi Arabia .
Awarded King Faisal International Prize for Islamic Studies, 1982.
American Finance House Award, 1993
 Ph.D in Economics from Aligarh Muslim University , India , 1966.
 Arabic and Islamic learning from Rampur , India , 1954.


The Quran An Eternal Challenge By  Muhammad Abdullah Draz
The Islamic Foundation Leicester UK
Translation By Adil Salahi 
ISBN: 0-86037-341-X
Paperback 192 Pages

A valuable work for gaining a better understanding of the Qur’an. Demonstrates how the Qur’an stands out as a divine work, surpassing all products of the human mind.


When the Prophet first received Allah's revelation, he was so disturbed by the experience that he said to his wife: 'O Khadija, what is wrong with me?" He then told her everything that had happened and said: 'I fear that something may happen to me.' Khadija replied: "God will never disgrace you, because you keep good relations with your relatives, speak the truth, help the poor and the destitute, serve your guest generously, and assist (those afflicted by calamity).'
Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Hadith 111

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