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  • Concentric Circles: Nurturing Awe and Wonder in Early Learning - Elma Ruther Harder & Muzaffar Iqbal

    This book can be used as a tool to guide our learning and teaching, and to revisit our orientation and infuse it with the Quranic worldview. It can serve as a springboard of teaching ideas, a resource book to direct the process of planning the learning experience, and as a route to ponder reflective questions about our experience as facilitators of learning.

    What is the purpose of this book?

    • provide an Islamic approach to learning
    • focus on learning that is transformative in nature
    • encourage those who teach and learn to reflect and reassess
    • the ‘what’, ‘why’, and ‘how’ questions of education

    In what ways will this book help us?

    • re-affirm our Quranic worldview
    • clarify our orientation and be committed to it
    • decide what to learn
    • decide how to learn
    • develop integrated thematic units
    • discover creative ideas for helping others learn
    • become flexible in adopting, adapting, and extending ideas
    • reflectively assess what we teach and learn
    • reflectively assess how we teach and learn
    • be filled with wonder and awe

    What do we need?

    • a desire to be rooted in the Quranic worldview
    • the belief that we are each on a journey of lifelong learning
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  • Dangerous Concepts to Attack Islam

    Various Authors

    Paperback, 44 pages
    14 x 21 cm
    MaktabaIslamia Publications

    History shows us that throughout the ages the Kuffar have plotted against Islam and have been in a continuous war with the Islamic State In the present time the Islamic state doesn’t exist so the war is physical and also intellectual as well.

    The Kuffar have put forward concepts such as inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogues, and the viewpoint that both the Arab and Jewish races are the sons of Abraham and through these thoughts the Kuffar aim to attack Islam and distract Muslims from the basics of Islam

    They started to tarnish Islam with the ideas of terrorism, fundamentalism and extremism.

    The book clarify the nature of these opinions and their danger to the Islamic Ummah so she may be aware of them and so she adopts the correct stance towards them.

    This is especially so since the return of Islam to life as a global ideology and political system, conveyed to mankind by the Khilafah state, has become obvious, not only for the Muslim activists, but also for the Islamic Ummah and the enemies of Islam who continue to conspire against this Deen and its Ummah.

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  • Does Islam Oppress Women ?

    Adnan khan, Lopa Hussain

    Edition 2014
    Paperback, 145 Pages
    13.8 x 21 cm
    ISBN: 1899574263
    DarulIslam Publications

    As a reaction to many misconceptions in the Muslim world and the west about Women in Islam, some women have turned to the West and have taken on the decades long struggle of becoming man’s equal.

    The aim of this booklet is to as assess the struggle Western women undertook to achieve their rights as this continues to be held as the benchmark for women and societies across the world.

    The Islamic social system will then be looked at to assess what Islam actually says about women, how it regulates male-female relations and its suitability as a model for women and society.

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  • From Darkness to Light - An account of the Messenger Muhammad's struggle to make Islam Dominant

    Salim Fredricks and Ahmer Feroze

    Edition 2016
    Paperback, 97 pages
    MaktabaIslamia Publications

    This 97 page book is highlights keep aspects of the life of Prophet Muhammad (saw). It discusses about his (saw) struggle to transform the ignorant societies of that time so as to establish a system of peace and justice, the System of Islam.

    This book is an answer to the Global Western hegemony, the unending cycle of wars that the West conducts on the developing countries.

    At this juncture, humankind is more than in need of guidance from darkness into light, as Allah (swt) has stated in the Quran, ; min a-dhulamaati ilan noor (from darkness to light).

    يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ شَاهِدًا وَمُبَشِّرًا وَنَذِيرًا (45) وَدَاعِيًا إِلَى اللَّهِ بِإِذْنِهِ وَسِرَاجًا مُنِيرًا (46

    "O Prophet! Truly We have sent thee as a Witness, a Bearer of Glad Tidings, and Warner,-and as one who invites to Allah's (grace) by His leave, and as a lamp spreading light (Siraajan-Munir)." [TMQ Al-Ahzab: 45-46]



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  • Introduction to the Systems of Islam

    Jalal Ansari

    PaperBack, 303 Pages
    14.8 x 21 cm
    MaktabaIslamia Publications

    The Muslim Ummah have been living without the Khilafah (Islamic State) for over seven decades, plagued on the one hand by the domination of the colonialist Western nations, and on the other hand, afflicted by the infiltration of ideas alien to Islam - such as secularism, nationalism and individualism - into the minds of the Ummah.

    In the place of the Systems of Islam, which were implemented under the banner of a unified Khilafah State for more than 1300 years, giving justice and security to all that lived under it, the world is once again dominated by corruption, poverty and disorder.

    This book outlines the Systems of Islam - Ruling, Economic, Social, Education and Judicial, and presents them not as a series of individual academic studies, but as an integrated whole, showing how each system complements the others, how they apply directly in our lifes affairs, and how we should work to bring them back into the world arena.

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  • Islam - A Complete Way of life

    Abu Tariq, S Baig

    Paperback, 78 Pages
    21 x 14.8 cm
    MaktabaIslamia Publications

    Crime, Poverty, Social deterioration, Political corruption, Racism and Apathy; These words evoke an all too familiar vision that characterizes our homes, our communities, our countries, and the world at large. Philosophers, Sociologists, Politicians, and ordinary citizens have aspired to devise viable solutions to these modern ailments; however, contradictory to the desired outcome of these efforts, the magnitude of the problems is rapidly increasing.

    As testimony to this fact stand the volumes of statistics generated weekly by the agencies monitoring the world situation. Every solution implemented by the current world order only breeds more problems, and the existing problems continue to grow with each passing year. The persistent inadequacy of the West in dealing with these issues raises questions as to the source of its failure. Any viable solution to these problems must consist of both, the correct idea, as well as the mechanism and the resources to implement that idea. Therefore, the failure of the West could either stem from a lack of resources, or be deeply rooted in the ideas upon which Western Civilization is built, Capitalism and Secularism. As demonstrated by the numerous social and economic programs already implemented, which have mobilized an enormous amount of manpower and wealth, one can clearly see that the resources are not in scarcity. Consequently, the problems in the Western societies must emanate from the secular, capitalist mentality upon which the deployment of the resources is based. This failure of Capitalism is well recognized; however, the paradigm of the Capitalist ideology is deeply rooted in the society and has yet to be broken.

    Thus, today, the societies of the world find themselves at a crossroads. Humanity can either continue to tread down the road of failure, marching to the tune of Capitalism and Secularism, or it can search for a new path, a new ideology to direct its thinking and its efforts. Surely, the World is in need of a new and correct ideology, and it is with this vision that it must evaluate Islam.


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  • Roots of Nationalism in the Muslim World

    Shabbir Ahmad

    Paperback, 39 Pages
    21 x 14.8 cm
    MaktabaIslamia Publications 

    This book focuses on the origins of nationalism in the Muslim world. Nationalism did not arise in the Muslim world naturally, nor did it came about in response to any hardships faced by the people, nor due to the frustration they felt when Europe started to dominate the world after the industrial revolution. Rather, nationalism was implanted in the minds of the Muslims through a well thought out scheme by the European powers, after their failure to destroy the Islamic State by force.

    The book also presents the Islamic verdict on nationalism and practical steps that can be taken to eradicate the disease of nationalism from the Muslim Ummah so as to restore it back to its former glory.

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  • Selections from Al Fajr Magazine - From 1984 until 1990

    Istinarah Press

    Paperback, 509 pages
    5.83 x 8.27 inch
    Istinarah Press

    This is a compilation of select articles from a well known magazine on the subject of Islamic revival that was published from 1984 onwards till 1990.

    The magazine covered a range of subjects including Aqeedah, Politics, fiqh, Tafseer, Hadith, Usul Al Fiqh, Political Analytics, Concepts and Current affairs.

    This compilation is a selection of over 80 articles from the various editions of the magazine, that are still relevant and important for us today. 

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  • Selections from Ar-Rayah Magazine [2 Volumes] - From 1991 until 1996

    Istinarah Press

    Paperback, 803 pages [2 Volumes Combined]
    6.75 x 9.9 inch
    Istinarah Press

    This is a compilation of select articles from a well known magazine on the subject of Islamic revival that was published from 1991 onwards till 1996. The magazine covered a range of subjects including Aqeedah, Politics, fiqh, Tafseer, Hadith, Usul Al Fiqh, Political Analytics, Concepts and Current affairs.

    This compilation is a selection of over 180 articles from the various editions of the magazine, that are still relevant and important for us today. 

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  • The Muslim's handbook to understanding the Social System in Islam

    Istinarah Press

    Paperback, 178 pages
    14.7 x 21 cm
    Istinarah Press

    This book has been compiled as a result of a need to have a handy guide to understand various issues related to the Islamic Social System. Running over 150 pages, the subjects covered in the book include the Ahkam related to Clothing for Women, Ahkam related to travelling for women, Ahkam related to public & Private life for men & Women and Ahkam related to marriage.. 

    And as time progresses and with the ever increasing call among the Muslims to reunite under a Khilafah where Islamic is implemented In a comprehensive manner, there is an increasing need for books to be written on crucial subjects so as to be to able to build within the Ummah, the right awareness and depth.

    Having realized the need we have embarked on this ambitious project to produce books on subjects that are pertinent to the Ummahs culturing, subjects that have not yet been brought out in the form of books.

    The ‘Muslim ideologue’s Companion’ series is a unique series that Istinarah Press has worked to compile and bring forth addressing a range of subjects including indepth studies & analysis on regional and international powers, important economic issues such as Oil pricing and the Global Economic Crisis & Legislative opinions on the working of the very soon to be established Khilafah Rashidah.

    Most of our content has been compiled from existing articles, books & Question And Answers answered by Shekh Ata bin Khaleel abu Rashta and other authors and writers on the subjects.

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  • The social system in islam - Taqiuddin Nabahani

    Taqiuddin An-Nabhānī

    English Translation of the 3rd Edition, 2012
    Paperback, 202 Pages
    12 x 18 cm
    Dar Al Ilm Publishers

    At a time when secularist thinkers, jurists and rulers alike are strongly driving the Muslim youth, male and female, into free mixing in their social life: some Muslim thinkers and scholars have over reacted by calling for the complete seclusion of women and their prevention from taking any role outside of the home.

    In such times the full understanding of the social life in Islam, supported by the evidences from the Quran and sunnah becomes vital.

    This book relentlessly argues this issue throughout its 22 chapters

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  • The Son: With his Father & Mother

    Yusuf Baadarani

    Translation of 1st Edition, 2016
    Paperback, 154 Pages
    13.8 x 21 cm
    ISBN: 1899574352
    MaktabaIslamia Publications

    The subject of kindness to parents is part of the subject of life and of the point of view of Islam concerning life. It holds special importance at this time, the time of isolating Islam from the mainstream of life.

    In fulfillment of my duty to the new generations of Muslims, I found this search into the jurisprudence of dutifulness and undutifulness toward one's parents to be an urgent need for every son and daughter wishing to gain a bigger share of the reward for obeying Allah through obeying the parents, if the opportunity is still favorable for completing the fortification of the Muslim family so that through it Allah will defeat Satan and so that it will turn into a fortress which protects the tenets of Allah's religion on this earth.

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  • The Western Beauty Myth

    Dr Nazreen Nawaz, UK

    PaperBack, 40 Pages
    12.9 x 19.8 cm 
    ISBN: 1 899 574 395
    MaktabaIslamia Publications 

    It is important to understand that the image that a woman aspires to attain represents much more than how she wishes to present herself to the world physically. It represents the identity of how she views life and of how she wishes to live her life.

    Naomi Wolf in her book, ‘The Beauty Myth’, writes, “The qualities that a given period calls beautiful in women are merely symbols of the female behavior that that period considers desirable: The beauty myth is always actually prescribing behavior and not appearance”.

    Western women have become pre-occupied with the concepts of beauty, image and appearance. They mistakenly associate beauty with success, confidence and being valued and respected in the society.

    With these above points in mind, the author examines whether the image and identity of the Western woman is really what the woman, Muslim or non-Muslim, should aspire towards. We should understand whether she is really free to look and dress how she chooses or whether she needs to conform to certain societal expectations. Has the quest for beauty instilled within her confidence and led to her being valued and respected in the society? Is it a myth or not?


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  • The Woman's cry for Khilafah

    Dr Nazreen Nawaz

    Paperback, 39 pages
    14.7 x 21 cm
    MaktabaIslamia Imprint

    For a century and more, the Khilafah state has been presented by many Western intellects and indeed some Muslim thinkers, writers and politicians as a state where women are subjugated to violence, discriminated against, rendered to second-class citizens, enslaved to men, denied education or basic economic and political rights such as the right of employment or the vote and live in a state of fear.

    However, this description is more befitting of what has become of the lives of millions of Muslim women across the Muslim world in the absence of the Khilafah over the last 80 plus years.

    This book is aimed at presenting the reality of the Muslim women in this new modern reality. The author expresses the consequences for women today due to the adoption of Secular Liberalism & Capitalism in the Muslim world. She discusses how the institutions such as marriage and family are in ruins in the capitalist world.

    She presents the Islamic system as a solution to the woman’s problems globally and how islam and its Ruling system, the Khilafah creates the atmosphere of honor and protection for the women. 

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  • Women & Equality

    Akmal Asghar

    Paperback, 24 Pages
    21 x 14.8 cm
    MaktabaIslamia Publications

    The treatment of women in any society has become, without doubt, a key marker in evaluating its progress. The accepted framework of the debate on women's rights has centred around the need for 'equality', to redress a historic imbalance that has empowered men considerably more than it has women, and to undermine patriarchy and societies modelled on its assumptions. It is without doubt that the perception, treatment and rights of women are now dramatically different to those of even the last century. But alongside the rapid changes that followed the 'domestic revolution', as some term it, a number of very key questions remain unanswered. While historical prejudices and assumptions may be slowly eroding in areas of opportunity, employment conditions, political rights, and marriage-particularly in the West-it would be difficult to argue that the debate on women's rights is now over. Many feminists and women's rights activists, while welcoming the changes of the last century, believe that there are many battles still to be fought, although they remain deeply divided on which battles they are.

    These unanswered questions not only relate to the rights of women, but to the impact that the successes of women's movements have had on society as a whole. Their progress has fuelled increasingly complex dilemmas on issues such as the rights of children, relationships with the opposite sex, and the escalation of previously rare social problems. They have exposed shortcomings in the accepted framework and in its very assumptions, illustrated by the bitter divisions that plague post-feminist movements. Critically, one must ask if the discussions in the West-promoted as a template and international standard-have addressed the core issues of the debate. If, however, they have overlooked them we are in need of a new perspective.


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