Being Muslim : A Practical Guide, New,
*[A5+] Paperback - 306 pages,
by Dr. Asad Tarsin,
Published by Sandala, USA.
Out of Stock January 2022
We live in confusing times. When it comes to learning Islam, many wonder, "Where do I start? What should I start with?" Being Muslim presents content that is both reliable—based in Islamic scholarship—and not obscured in jargon and difficult terminology. It was designed to include what every Muslim should know as well as those things that are essential to a proper understanding of the overall vision and spirit of Islam.
Being Muslim uses the Narration of Gabriel (Hadith Jibril) as a basic framework, then covers the basics of Islamic belief, how to pray and fast, spiritual refinement, a brief examination of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, an introduction to the Qur'an, and guidelines for living an Islamically ethical lifestyle. It also includes a glossary of frequently used Islamic terms, an appendix of short selections from the Qur'an, and a list of recommended reading.
From the Foreword :
"This short book has that little amount of individually responsible
knowledge necessary for a new Muslim or an unlearned Muslim
rediscovering his or her religion. Dr. Asad Tarsin has rendered
our community an important service by designing and writing a
concise, useful, and accurate manual of core knowledge that
every Muslim should know. It is a basic manual, and much
needed in our time of great ignorance from within and without
the Muslim community." --- Shaykh Hamza Yusuf.
Whether you are completely new to the religion or need to brush up on some of the basics, 'Being Muslim' is an excellent guide to reconnect to the most essential aspects of Islam. The entire manual clearly explains the most fundamental aspects of the faith and assumes no background knowledge at all.
Asad Tarsin has been designing Islamic educational programs and teaching the basics of Islam for more than a decade. After completing his bachelor's degree in Islamic studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he continued his study of Islamic theology, sacred law, philosophy and spirituality with some of the country’s most prominent Muslim scholars including Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Dr. Sherman Jackson, among others.
He has served as the curriculum director for the Deen Intensive Foundation for the last ten years and has a particular interest in creating sustainable models of education for new and returning Muslims. He lectures and teaches courses on Islam across the country. 'Being Muslim : A Practical Guide' is his first published work. He is an emergency physician by training and lives in California with his wife and three children.
Table of Contents :
Chapter : Starting Point,
---Islam in Context,
Chapter : Belief,
---The Testimony of Faith (Shahadah),
---God (Allah) ,?????? ? ?????
---Divine Decree (Qadr).
Chapter : Worship,
---The Legal Rulings,
---The Prayer (Salah),
---Purifying Alms (Zakah),
---The Pilgrimage (Hajj),
---Other Components of Worship,
---Rulings Particular to Women.
Chapter : Spiritual Refinement,
---The Path of Refinement,
Chapter : The Prophet ,?
---The Role of the Prophet ?
---An Introduction to the Prophet ?
---Blessings (Salawat) Upon the Prophet ?
---A Brief Biography,
Chapter : The Qur'an,
---The Nature of the Qur'an,
---Major Themes in the Qur'an.
Chapter : Islamic Holy Days,
---The Islamic Year,
---The Friday Congregational Prayer (Salat al-Jumu’ah),
---Ramadan & the Festival of Completing the Fast (Eid al-Fitr),
---The Festival of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha).
Chapter : Lifestyle,
---Living Islamic Law,
---Selections from the Qur'an,
---Glossary of Commonly Used Terms,
*Dimensions : 22.8 x 15.2 cm.