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The Four Pillars of Islam , Shaykh Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi , Islamic Book Trust / The Other Press

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The Four Pillars of Islam 
Shaykh Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
Paperback, 312 pages New Edition 2011
Islamic Book Trust / The Other Press   
Translated into English By Mohammad Asif Kidwai

This work by one of 20th century's greatest exponents of Islam explains at length the place of Prayer, Zakah, Fasting and Hajj in the context of the Shariah, their legal position, worth and importance in the religious structure.
 This work, first published in Arabic in 1968, represents the rich Islamic literature on the subject of worship by scholars of the past. It also discusses how each of these pillars of Islam is represented in other religions.

The subject of the book are the four famous fundamental duties. Salat, Saum, Zakat, and Hajj and along with regulations ‘their logical advantages and significance and similarities and differences in respect of the modes of worship in other religious communities have also been discussed. It has, thus. at once become a treatise on jurisprudence, scholastic theology and religious teachings and principles.”
(—Maulana Abdul Majid Daryabad~ in SIdq-I-Jadid

Shaykh Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
One of the most prolific writers and original thinkers of our time, author of well over fifty books in various languages, and a scholar of rare distinction, passed into the mercy of Allah in December 1999.
The Maulana was a founder member of the Muslim World League (Rabita), a member of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), a member of the World Supreme Council of Mosques, and a member of the Fiqh Council of Rabita. He was also a member of Advisory Council of the Islamic University of Madinah al-Munawwarah, a member of its Supreme Council, and a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters of Damascus, Syria. He was also a founder member of the League of the Islamic Literature in India.
Perhaps better known as the founder member and first rector of Nadwatul Ulama (India), and president of the Academy of Islamic Research and
  Publications.


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