The Meaning of Islam (A Brief Explanation of the Most Important Principles & Teachings)
This book is intended for new Muslims who have just accepted Islām and non-Muslims interested in Islām or almost about to accept Islām. It is also useful for Muslims wishing to revise or learn the basics of Islām in a concise manner and parents wishing to give their children a good foundation in the basics. This book serves all of these purposes at once and has been written specifically with all of this in mind. The utterance of the two testifications (shahādatān) regarding monotheism (tawḥīḍ) and messengership (risālah) enters a person into Islām.
This declaration has a meaning (maʿnā), requirements (muqtaḍā), conditions (shurūṭ) and nullifiers (nawāqiḍ) which must be understood well. After a person enters Islām, he or she establishes the remaining pillars of Islām whilst seeking knowledge to increase inward Īmān, which is faith. Thereafter, he or she strives for Iḥsān which is excellence, and for the perfection of character. 96 pages