The Essentials of Islam
Habib Ahmed ibn Zayn al-Habashi
Abdul Aziz Ahmed (translation)
Paperback, 60 pages
For over three centuries the text al-Risalah al-Jamiah 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.
The translation of this concise manual has now been made even more accessible by being rendered into the English Language. Its style and lucidity make it easy for the reader to follow the basic principles without any prior knowledge or reading of Islam.
The text was penned by one of the greatest sages of Hadramaut, Ahmed in Zayn al Habashi (b.1069H/1659CE). 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 mastery 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.