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The Pillars of Islam: Volume I: Ibadat: Acts of Devotion and Religious Observances Paperback – August 31, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0195684353 ISBN-10: 0195684354

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 591 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (August 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195684354
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195684353
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.8 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,840,369 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Arabic --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author


Poonawala is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of California, LA
Fyzee is an outstanding scholar of Islamic law and author of Outlines of Muhammadan Law. He received from the Government of India, the Padma Bhushanin recognition of his contribution to Islamic Jurisprudence.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Husein Campwala on December 19, 2009
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I am very happy for the English translation of Qazi Numan's Daimul Islam Vol.1.
As a matter of fact I am greateful.

What I found in a brief survey of the book (it is brief because it will have to be a life time project) are following prominent disturbing findings:
1)Mr. Poonawala's disrespect for the translator
2)Mr.Poonawala's assumption that he should take liberty to to put Shia tenets in wider Islamic theological background which was never the intent of the original author
3)somewhat disrespectful attitude towards Shia Ismaili Imams-way out of context of the intent of Qazi Numan.

Al the same modern English version is a welcome addition to my search for Fatemid Fiqeh Knowledge.

Respectfully

hqcamp
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