Author: Mufti Muhammad Shafi, Allama Yousuf al Qardhawi
Publisher: Darul Ishaat (2006)
Pages: 182 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
Allamah Suyuti had compiled Ahaadith (Prophetic traditions) which guide us to increase provisions and repel poverty. Shaykh Ibn Abi Dunya had compiled prayers to remove calamities and unforeseen events. Both of these books are introduced by Mufti Muhammad Shafi' (Late Grand Mufti of Pakistan) and have been translated into English in this book.
A translation of a book by the contemporary Scholar Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi. In the book he discusses various aspects of poverty and shows how different religions and ideologies deal with it. He shows how Islam hopes to eradicate poverty and speaks on the dignity of labor and the position of begging in relation to it.
The merit of contentment is emphasized and the place of charity in society is described.
The author also mentions how the Sahaba and other eminent religious men tackled this problem.
Today the problems which Muslims are facing are not concealed from a person with insight. It is as if poverty, bankruptcy, despicability and anxiety have become a distinguishing characteristic of the Muslims. The wise men of this Ummah are planning all kinds of cures for this devastating illness. However, sometimes the plan chosen is incorrect. As a result, instead of being a cure, it exacerbates the problem. Some plans are correct, but they are not practical nor are they within one’s reach.
The Late Mufti-e-Azam of Pakistan Mufti Muhammad Shafi born in 1314/1896, graduated in A. H. 1336 at the age of 22 years. He had from the very beginning a natural affinity with Fiqh and Literature. In 1350/1922 he was appointed to the Mufti's post. In 1368/1949 he went away to Pakistan, where, as a member of the Board of Islamic Teachings in the Constituent Assembly, he helped in compiling the Islamic constitution. In 1951 he established a seminary under the name Darul Uloom at Karachi, which is now an important and great center of Islamic learning there.
He is an author of many books on Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh Numbering almost 200. Mufti Muhamma, during his tenure of office nearly 26,000 fatwas were written.
Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi
Shaykh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi Born in Egypt 1926. One of the most prominent scholars of the 20Th century. He memorized the Quran before the age of 10. He is an expert on principals of Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh), Arabic language, and other Islamic Sciences. He has published over 100 books, which are bestsellers in the Islamic world.
His books cover various topics, such as: Fiqh, how to understand the Sunnah, how to understand the Qur'an, a two volume book on Zakat which is considered by many scholars as a treasure house for the Islamic library, environment, Fiqh of Minorities, poetry, and many other topics.
Shaykh Al-Qaradawi represents an original effort to make the comprehensive rules of Islam accessible and understandable to non-specialists, and he always tries to join between the principles of the religion and the problems facing the Muslims today.