LIST OF ONLINE BOOKS: Online editions of the following six books are available on this website.
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What is Islam? This book presents gist of all the basic teachings of Islam, as contained in the Holy Qur’an and traditions of Prophet Muhammad (may God’s peace be upon him), about every important activity of human life starting from daily life of a Muslim to socio-economic and political life of the Muslim community. It covers a wide range of subjects such as fundamental articles of Islamic faith, law, justice, economic system, social and moral order, jihad, education, science, human rights, etc. The book also attempts to answer critical questions, often raised by non-Muslims, about Islamic jihad, women’s rights in Islam, status of minorities in Islamic state, polygamy, scarf or veil worn by Muslim women, and propagation of Islam. It may help in dispelling the wrong impressions of those who, after the fateful incident of 9/11, have started perceiving Islam (which means peace and security) as religion of terrorists and militants. The book contains about 450 pages of 5.75”×9” size and is available for Rs. 200/- from Kitab Sarai, Al-Hamd Market, Ghazi Street, Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Pakistan. It must be read by every Muslim, even by a non-Muslim who intends to embrace Islam.
2- A Code of the Teachings of Al-Qur’an
This book can be called an encyclopaedia of main and important subjects of the Qur’an. The book is a compilation of the verses of the Qur’an, the revealed book of Islam, on almost 350 subjects of everyday life and of common interest such as fundamental articles of faith, judicial and legal system, economic system, social system, political system, war and defence, education, science, prophethood, life in the world and in the Hereafter, rise and fall of civilizations, etc. Subjects have been explained with Ahadith of the Prophet of Islam and brief notes of the author. The book is divided into 20 chapters. Its size is 7.5”x10” and volume is 658 pages. Its price is Rs. 300/-
This book deals with the rights granted to a woman by Islam. Her rights pertaining to marriage, dower, divorce, maintenance, inheritance, ownership of property, earning of livelihood, acquisition of education, etc. have been discussed. Her role as a mother, as a wife, as a daughter and as a sister has been brought in focus. A comparative study of the rights of women in non-Muslim societies has also been made. Verses of the Qur’an, traditions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Islamic law and views of the eminent scholars of Islam have been amply quoted. The book contains 23 chapters. Its size is 5.5”x8.5” and its pages are 204. The book was published by Sh. Muhammad Ashraf Publishers and Booksellers, 7-Aibak Road, Lahore, Pakistan and is available from them.
The book is a study of Islamic taxes like Zakat, Ushr, Jizyah, Khums, Kharaj, etc. alongwith modern taxes such as incometax, wealth tax, customs, excise, sales tax, estate duty and property tax. The role of tax administrator has been discussed in the light of the teachings of Islam and questions like “Can an Islamic state levy taxes on Muslims in addition to Zakat?” and Can a state exist without taxes?” have also been debated. A sketch of an ideal tax system for a modern progressive welfare Islamic state has also been provided. Size of the book is 5.5”x8.5” with 219 pages. The book was published by Impact Publications International, 146-N, Defence Housing Authority, Lahore, Pakistan and is available from them for Rs. 150/-.
The book brings in focus human rights granted by Islam to mankind in various fields. It highlights rights granted to individuals such as right to life, security of person, protection of honour, protection of property, freedom of religion, etc. It also throws light on the rights granted by the great religion to weaker segments of society such as women, minorities and slaves. Rights from social angle have also been discussed such as rights of parents, of children, of husband and wife, of relatives, of neighbours, of the poor and needy, etc. Its size is 5.5”x8.5” and pages are 228 with price of Rs. 100/-. It is available from the publisher, “All Pakistan Islamic Education Congress, 7-Friends Colony, Multan Road, Lahore, Pakistan”.
An attempt has been made in this book to draft a proper model of an ideal Islamic constitution for a modern developing Islamic welfare state. The constitution comprises ten parts with one hundred and forty articles and it embraces all important subjects pertaining to Islamic political system and structure of government. It envisages Islamic consultative democracy based on federal structure with presidential form of government duly regulated by principles of separation of powers and of checks and balances. The size of book is 5.5”x8.5” with 171 pages. It is available for Rs. 50/- only from Kitab Sarai, First Floor Al-Hamd Market, Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Pakistan.
The book highlights basic teachings of Islam about non-Muslims as contained in the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Rights given by Islam to the non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic state have been discussed in this marvellous little treatise, particularly rights regarding protection of life, property and honour; freedom of religion and worship; protection of religious places and culture; judicial and social autonomy, etc. Its size is 5.5”x8.5” with 68 pages. It is available for Rs. 30/- only from Kitab Sarai, Al-Hamd Market, Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Pakistan.
Fundamental human rights granted by Islam to all the citizens of an Islamic state have been brought in focus in this little volume of 64 pages printed in 5.5”x8.5” size. The book has 16 chapters in which various rights such as protection of life, protection of property, protection of honour, personal freedom, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, right to basic needs, political rights, etc. have been highlighted. Its price is Rs. 30 only. Contact Kitab Sarai, Al-Hamd Market, Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Pakistan to purchase it.
This book brings in focus role of a woman in an Islamic society in her position as a mother, as a wife, as a daughter and as a sister. It also dilates upon some interesting but controversial topics such as woman’s evidence, woman’s share in inheritance, polygamy, scarf, her participation in socio-political activities, etc. It is a small volume of 60 pages on 5.5”x8.5” size with price of Rs. 30 only.
10- An Introduction to Islamic State and Government
The book discusses, in the light of the Qur’an and the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the fundamental concepts of Islamic state and highlights its system of government. Powers and functions of Caliph or head of Islamic state and government and role of his consultative council has been underlined. Role and function of judiciary and legislature under Islam have also been brought under focus. Sources of public revenues, defence, foreign policy, education and human rights have also been dealt with. It is a beautiful book published by Islamic Book Publishers, Kuwait. Its size is 6”x9” with 245 pages. It is available from the publishers whose address is P.O. Box 20210, Safat, Kuwait 13063.
11- Elements of Political System of Islam
The book throws light on the elements which form a political system. Teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet of Islam have been compiled on various subjects such as sovereignty of God, vicegerency of man, rule of law, concept of state, concept of nation, form of government, election, right of vote, political parties, qualifications of public representatives etc. Notions of theocracy, secularism, Western democracy and dictatorship have also been examined in the light of Islamic teachings. Its size is 5.5”x8.5” and number of page is 101. It is available at the price of Rs. 50/- only, from Kitab Sarai, Al-Hamd Market, Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Pakistan.
Viewpoint of Islam on the interesting yet very controversial issue of family planning has been highlighted in this book. Verses of the Holy Qur’an, traditions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and views of Muslim jurists and Islamic scholars have been elaborately quoted to examine whether Islam permits family planning or not. Family planning programs launched in various Muslim countries have been evaluated alongwith experience of Western world regarding family planning. The size of the book is 5.5”x8.5” with 154 pages. Its price is Rs. 100/- and is available from Kitab Sarai, Al-Hamd Market, Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Pakistan.
The book highlights the sources of Islamic law and deals in detail with all criminal and civil laws of Islam including family and personal laws. Verses of the Qur’an, Sunnah of the Prophet of Islam, and views of Muslim schools of Fiqh and opinions of legal experts have been extensively quoted. The book’s size is 5.5”x8.5” and pages are 292. For the benefit of students of Islamic law, its price has been fixed at very low i.e., Rs. 100/- only. It is available from Kitab Sarai, Al-Hamd Market, Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Pakistan.
It is a compilation of 640 Verses of the Holy Qur’an, with Arabic text and English translation, which deal with ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ prescribed for a Muslim. These verses are in fact commandments of God and are sources of Islamic laws as well as rules of conduct in various fields of human life. A comprehensive subject-index has been provided at the end. The book comprises 196 pages and its size is 5.5”x8.5”. It was published by Zeb Taleeemi Trust (Regd.), Lahore, Pakistan.
As indicated by its title, the book is in Urdu language. It is a compilation of all 640 verses of Holy Qur’an which deal with ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ prescribed for a follower of Islam. These verses form sources of Islamic laws and rules of conduct in almost every field of human life. Arabic text alongwith Urdu translation of the verses has been given and at the end a comprehensive subject-index has also been provided for the facility of the reader to find out verses on the subjects of his choice. The book comprises 222 pages of size 5.5”x8.5”. It was published by Zeb Taleemi Trust (Regd.), Lahore, Pakistan.
The book highlights concept of justice in Islam and features of Islamic judicial system. Administration of justice under the Prophet and pious caliphs alongwith some of their landmark judgements has been brought in focus. Role of judge, of a lawyer and of a Mufti has been dealt with. The book also throws light on judicial procedure and on modern concepts such as independence of judiciary, separation of powers, judicial review, contempt of court, etc. Its size is 5.5”x8.5” and number of pages is 144. It is available for Rs. 100/- from Kitab Sarai, Al-Hamd Market, Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Pakistan.
17- Fundamentals of Islamic Economic System
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The book brings into light salient features of Islamic economic system alongwith its objectives and principles. Production, distribution, exchange, consumption, and factors of production like land, labour, capital and enterprise under Islamic dispensation have been dealt in this book. Interest, public revenue, public expenditure, social security, social justice and Islamic concept of welfare state have been brought in focus. The book also compares the Islamic economic system with socialism and capitalism. It is indeed a marvellous book which provides teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah on almost every subject pertaining to Islamic economic system. The book comprises 275 pages of 5.5”x8.5” size and its price is Rs. 150/-. It is available from Kitab Sarai, Al-Hamd Market, Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Pakistan.
18- Dynamics of Islamic Jihad
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Today’s burning issue of Islamic Jihad has been brought in focus by this book in all its dimensions. What is jihad? Why is jihad waged? What is philosophy of jihad and what are its aims and objectives? Who can declare jihad? Did Islam spread through sword? Should the Muslim countries help the oppressed Muslims living in non-Muslim lands? Are the Muslims terrorists? These are some of the questions which have been debated in this book. Treatment of Islam with prisoners of war, with conquered people and with spoils of war has been discussed. Islam’s concept of international relations, its attitude about international treaties, questions of Jizyah and of slavery have also found their due place in the book. Size of the book is 5.5”x8.5” and volume is 184 pages. It is available for Rs. 120/- from Kitab Sarai, Al-Hamd Market, Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Pakistan.
It is a monumental work in Urdu language on teachings of Islam. Verses of the Holy Qur’an with Arabic text and Urdu translation along with Ahadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) have been compiled in this book on 250 articles which cover very wide range of subjects pertaining to Islamic constitution. In fact the book deals with every subject relating to religious beliefs, acts of worship, political system, law and justice, human rights, defence and foreign affairs, economic system, education and science, social order, manners and conduct, virtues and vices of human character, status of women, rights of God and rights of people, etc. It is indeed a compendium of complete teachings of Islam on almost every human activity. It is a voluminous work comprising 678 pages of 7.5”x10” size. Its price is Rs. 300/- and has been published by Zeb Taleemi Trust (Regd.), Lahore, Pakistan.
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The book highlights rules of social and moral behaviour laid down by the great religion Al-Islam. It brings in focus the basic social and moral conceptions on which Islam models life of its followers in this world and prepares them for the life in the hereafter. Rights and obligations of Muslims in their various social relationships have been discussed along with rules of conduct and manners. Volume of the book is 271 pages of 5.5”x8.5” size. The book has been published by Sh. Muhammad Ashraf Publishers and Booksellers, 7-Aibak Road (New Anarkali), Lahore, Pakistan and is available from them.
21- Concept of God in the Qur’an
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No holy scripture or sacred book of any religion has given better description of God than the Holy Qur’an, the revealed book of Islam. Verses of the Qur’an have been compiled in this book on various subjects relating to God such as God’s Names and Attributes, God’s Signs, God’s knowledge, God’s creations, God’s sovereignty, God’s favours, God’ guidance, etc. Brief notes have been written to introduce each subject. Who is God? Does He exist? Where is He? These questions which have been agitating human mind since time immemorial have been answered in this book in a very comprehensive manner. The book has 175 pages of 5.5”x8.5” size. It is available at price of Rs. 100/- from Kitab Sarai, Al-Hamd Market, Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Pakistan.
It is a magnum opus of the author which underlines teachings of Islam on almost every human activity. In this work, verses of the Qur’an with Arabic text and English translation as well as Ahadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) have been compiled on 220 subjects relating to manifesto of Islam and each subject has been ably and adequately introduced by the author. Indeed the book deals with every important subject which pertains to religious beliefs, acts of worship, political system, law and justice, human rights, defence and foreign affairs, economic system, education and science, social order, manners and conduct, status of women, status of non-Muslims in Islamic state, etc. It is a voluminous book of almost 770 pages of 7.5”x10” size. It has been published by Zeb Taleemi Trust (Regd.), Lahore, Pakistan.
The book makes an impartial and unbiased study of leading religions of the contemporary world such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Confucianism, Taoism, Jainism, Shintoism and Sikhism. Beliefs and practices, concept of God, festivals and holidays, holy scriptures, life and achievements of founders of these religions, etc. have been described in this book as practiced and viewed by their followers. Best points of each religion have been brought in focus avoiding any offensive remarks or criticism. The book has been published by Sansam Education Foundation, 169 – A/I, Township, Lahore. Pakistan.
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