Book Reviews

Muslim Law by Senior Lawyer Karunaratne Herath

‘Muslim Law’, the book written by Senior Lawyer Karunaratne Herath will be launched at BMICH today (9th) at 9.00 a.m. At a time when the attention of the country has been drawn to Islam law or ‘Sharya Law ‘releasing a book on the subject in Sinhalese is specially important.

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Tolerance in Islam by Asiff Hussein

Published by Muslim Women’s Research and Action Forum   It has often been argued by non-Muslims that Islam is not a tolerant faith and that it has been propagated by force of arms rather than by peaceful means; by compulsion rather than through conviction. This perception has been widely propagated in the writings of certain biased Western scholars who left …

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The Ethics of Disagreement in Islam By Taha Jabir Al-Alwani

Paperback, 158 pages Published June 1st 1993 by International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) (first published 1992) Reviewed by Abdul H.Azeez A mere four hundred years after the demise of the Prophet (pbuh) the political fragmentation of the Islamic world had already begun, and continued in the centuries after. The Muslim ummah, once united along lines of faith, has over these centuries …

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The Mind’s Eye. Musings and Reflections of Dr. M.A.M.Shukri

Published by: Naleemiah Institute of Islamic Research. Printed by: Printel (Pvt) Ltd     Pgs:165 Price:Rs.350   Reviewed by Asiff Hussein   It is with immense pleasure that I pen these thoughts to this valuable collection of essays by Dr.M.A.M.Shukri on various aspects of Islam which were published in learned journals throughout a good part of his distinguished academic career.    …

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The Muslim Heritage of Eastern Sri Lanka – by S.H.M.Jameel and Asiff Hussein

The Muslim Heritage of Eastern Sri Lanka edited by S.H.M.Jameel and Asiff Hussein is a record of the traditional society, lifestyle and culture of the Muslims of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. The Muslims of Sri Lanka have a rich heritage and this is no better seen than in the Eastern Province which has the highest concentration of Muslims …

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