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  • Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating by Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali
    Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating (English, Paperback) Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali

    Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating is the eleventh chapter of The Revival of the Religious Sciences which is widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality. This volume begins the section dealing with man and society, and the norms of daily life. While concentrating on a daily activity, eating, al-Ghazali presents the importance of aligning every aspect of one's life with...

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  • An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith by Abu Zakariya Yahya ibn Sharaf Nawawi
    An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith (Multiple languages, Paperback) Abu Zakariya Yahya ibn Sharaf Nawawi

    This collection of forty hadith by one of the most famous compilers of hadith is generally regarded as the most popular anthology and the best introduction to the study of the Prophet's sayings which, together with the Qur'an, contain the essential teachings of Islam. The Arabic original has been printed alongside the English translation for the benefit of those with a knowledge of Arabic. The...

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  • Forty Hadith Qudsi by Denys Johnson-Davies
    Forty Hadith Qudsi (Multiple languages, Paperback) Denys Johnson-Davies

    The hadith qudsi are the sayings of the Prophet divinely communicated to him. The present collection has been compiled from all the available books of hadith. The forty chosen here are all well authenticated and present many of the doctrinal, devotional and ethical elements of Islam. A scholarly introduction deals fully with the subject and shows the way in which the hadith qudsi differs from the...

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  • The Mountain of Green Tea by Yahya Taher Abdullah
    The Mountain of Green Tea (English, Paperback) Yahya Taher Abdullah

    Tells of the harsh life of the peasants of Upper Egypt, or of Cairo seen through the eyes of peasants who have migrated there in search of work.

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  • The Essential Tawfiq Al-Hakim by Denys Johnson-Davies
    The Essential Tawfiq Al-Hakim (English, Hardback) Tawfiq Hakim

    Tawfiq al-Hakim is recognized as the undisputed creator of a literature of the theater. Among his best-known plays are "The Sultan's Dilemma" and "The Tree Climber". In this volume, Tawfiq al-Hakim's fame as a playwright is given prominence.

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  • The Wedding of Zein and Other Stories by Tayeb Salih
    The Wedding of Zein and Other Stories (English, Paperback) Tayeb Salih

    "The Wedding of Zein" unfolds in the same village on the upper Nile where Tayeb Salih's tragic masterpiece Season of Migration to the North is set. Here, however, the story that emerges through the overlapping, sometimes contradictory voices of the villagers is comic. Zein is the village idiot, and everyone in the village is dumbfounded when the news goes around that he will be getting...

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  • The Essential Tawfiq Al-Hakim by Denys Johnson-Davies
    The Essential Tawfiq Al-Hakim (English, Paperback) Denys Johnson-Davies

    The importance of Tawfiq al-Hakim (1898 to 1989) to the emergence of a modern Arabic literature is second only to that of Naguib Mahfouz. If the latter put the novel among the genres of writing that are now an accepted part of literary production in the Arab world today, Tawfiq al-Hakim is recognized as the undisputed creator of a literature of the theater. In this volume, Tawfiq al-Hakim's fame...

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  • Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih
    Season of Migration to the North (English, Paperback) Tayeb Salih $19.99
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  • Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating: The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya Ulum Al-Din) Bk. 11 by Abu Hamid Muhammad Ghazali
    Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating: The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya Ulum Al-Din) Bk. 11 (English, Paperback) Abu Hamid Muhammad Ghazali

    The eleventh chapter of The Revival of the Religious Sciences begins the section dealing with man and society. In this volume concentrating on the manners relating to eating, Ghazali first discusses what a person must uphold when eating by himself: that the food is lawful, that both the person and the surroundings should be clean, that one must be content with what is available, and how the person...

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  • The Lamp of Umm Hashim by Yahya Hakki
    The Lamp of Umm Hashim (English, Paperback) Yahya Hakki

    Describes individuals who somehow manage to scrape through life's hardships.

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  • Distant View of a Minaret by Alifa Rifaat
    Distant View of a Minaret (English, Paperback) Alifa Rifaat, Denys Johnson-Davies

    This collection of short stories admits the reader into a hidden private world, regulated by the call of the mosque. The book provides accounts of death, the lives of women in purdah and the frustrations of everyday life.

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  • Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih
    Season of Migration to the North (English, Paperback) Tayeb Salih

    The brilliant student of an earlier generation returns to his Sudanese village; obsession with the mysterious West and a desire to bite the hand that has half-fed him, has led him to London and the beds of women with similar obsessions about the mysterious East. He kills them at the point of ecstasy and the Occident, in its turn, destroys him.

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