For over three centuries the text al-Risâlah al-Jâmiah has been used across the Muslim world as a ‘primer’ for people embarking upon the study of Islam and its key principles. It navigates the reader carefully through the essential elements of belief, practice and morality needed to fulfil our duty to Allah.
This is a thorough yet concise manual, which navigates the reader carefully through the essential elements of Aqida, Fiqh (of the classical Shafi’i school of law) and Tasawwuf, making it an invaluable resource for people seeking knowledge, clarity and guidance.
The original text was penned by one of the greatest sages of Hadramaut, Ahmed bin Zayn al Habashi. A man of great character and learning, he spent forty years under the tutelage of the blessed Imam Abdullah bin Alawi al Haddad who referred to him as. ‘the learned ascetic who was sent to me‘ alluding to his masty of the Islamic Sciences as well as Tasawwuf, spirituality.
The translator, Abdul Aziz Ahmed, studied under the late Habib Ahmed Mashur al-Haddad and Sharif Abdul Rahman al-Khitamy.
The translation, accompanied by the original Arabic, has made this classical work even more accessible by being rendered into the English Language. Its style and manner makes it easy for the reader to follow the basic principles without any prior knowledge or reading of Islam.