Allah has commanded us to worship and obey Him with sincerity, reverence, love, and gratitude. He says in the Qur’an: “And they are ordered only to serve Allah, keeping religion pure for Him, to remain upright, and to establish worship and to pay the poor due. That is true religion.” (98:5)
This worship is not possible without knowledge. This short work outlines the absolute essentials of this knowledge: in faith, prayer, and key points related to one’s life and dealings.
It is based on the methodology of traditional Sunni Islam, according to the Hanafi school, the largest school of Islamic law, and its purpose is to make one’s worship valid, sound, and proper in a short amount of time.
“A great service to English-speaking Muslims. . . . I recommend this book both as a starting point for beginners and as quick reference for the more advanced.”
—Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam, Darul Iftaa, UK
“The Absolute Essentials of Islam is a real gift for those looking to understand the basic knowledge needed by every Muslim. Highly recommended as an excellent starting point.”
—Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dean, Sunnipath Academy
“I know of no other manual of Islam that presents the essentials of the Hanafi school and basic Islamic belief so reliably, concisely, and elegantly as The Absolute Essentials of Islam. Faraz Rabbani is to be commended for producing a work from which the new Muslim can learn, the practicing Muslim check his fiqh, or the student merely curious about the practice of Islam see how it all fits together. It is likely to serve the Umma, Allah willing, as long as there are English-speaking Muslims in it who want to know their din. This book works.”
— Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller, Jordan