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New Arrivals By Mufti Jaseemuddin Qasmi - Coordinator, Online Darul Ifta MMERC, Mumbai

Details Name of Book: Wahdat-ul Ummah (Unity of the nation) Edited by: Maulana Muhammad Shakeb Qasmi Published by: Hujjatul Islam Academy Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

Wahdat-ul Ummah is a magazine. Its first issue is before us. This is really a master piece of research work in Islamic studies. Hujjatul Islam Academy of Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband initiated a good effort to spread Islamic teachings in authentic way. So, this magazine is a part of its virtuous mission. There are other journals published in India like Al-Dayee, Al-Basul Islami, Al-Raid, Al-Noor etc. but this magazine is very different from the other journals. The way the editor adopted is really unparalleled. All the articles published in this six-yearly journal are adorned with

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citations by authentic sources. One of the main features that distinguishes it from others is its editorial board of more than a dozen of world-famous dignitaries who are noted for their Islamic knowledge. They include Prof. Dr. Muhammad Awwamah (Syria) a prominent Islamic Scholar, prof. Dr. Yusuf Qaradawi (Egypt) president of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, prof. Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed Zein (Malaysia) Dean, Kulliyah of IRKHS, IIUM, Kuala Lumpur, prof. Dr. Mohammed Al-Ghazali (Pakistan) editor AlDirasat Al-Islamia, and prof. Dr.

Saood Alam Qasmi, Dean, Faculty of Theology, Aligarh Muslim University. The first issue consists of valuable articles. Some of them fascinated me owing to their informative and scholarly material such as “Economic crisis and its solution in the light of prophet (saws)’s sunnah” and “The Islamic International rules-its meaning and specialty”.


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Editor Maulana Shakeb is the grandson of Hazrat Maulana Salim Qasmi, the rector of Darul Uloom Waqf, Deoband. He is alumni of Darul-Uloom Deoband. He secured Diploma in Arabic Language from Al-Fajr Institute, Egypt and a Masters in Islamic Legal Theory (Usool Fiqh) from International Islamic University, Malaysia. Now he is director of Hujjatul Islam Academy and a lecturer at Darululoom Waqf Deoband.

Details Name of Book: Taleem-e- Islam (Teaching of Islam) Name of Author: Maulana Nadeem Ahmad Publisher: Maktaba Darul Falah, Bandra, Mumbai, This book is about the fundamentals of Islamic teaching. There is already one book with the same name in the market authored by a great Mufti of Delhi, Mufti Kifayatullah Dehlvi saheb. The key difference between two books is that Mufti Kifayatullah’s book is a unique book for a beginner. But this book is beneficial for both those

What makes this book very significant is that all the information available in this book are supported by authentic sources.

who do not know much about Islamic teachings and those have enough knowledge of Islam. What makes this book very significant is that all the information available in this book are supported by authentic sources. This significant compendium of Islamic knowledge consists of 42 rubrics beginning with “Significance of Knowledge and Knowledgeable Personalities” and ending with “Biography of the Prophet (saws).” This collection comprises 344 pages. The book also has some remarkable comments in the forewords by renowned ulema. For instance

Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani writes “I had a glance at most of the parts. This gives me pleasure that a good work is done. The author has compiled a nice and beneficial collection” and Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri indites, “It was the need of the time that a comprehensive syllabus should be prepared for mature people.”

Author Maulana Nadeem Ahmad completed HSC from Mithibai College, Mumbai. He spent five years in the guidance of a great Islamic scholar, Hazrat Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri, where he learnt from his eldest son Mufti As’ad. He learnt Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) in Mumbai. He secured B.A in sociology and Urdu and Diploma in journalism from Mumbai University. He has a good command over writing on Islamic and social topics. Besides the present publication, more than five of his books have been published. He has also launched a website: www.afif.in to spread Islam through electronic media.

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