IJA Library and Book Club

IJA Board solicits your patronage for a Book Club and reorganization of the IJA library. The Messenger of Allah said, ‘Seeking knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim. Let it be known that Allah loves those who seek knowledge." (Al Kafi, Part 2, Chapter 1, Hadith 1).

IJA plans to purchase books related to the list of subjects provided below. We would encourage you to send your comments and titles and authors of books of your choice. If you have books to donate to the IJA Library, your generosity is welcome (Fee Sabil Illah). Care shall be taken that the books are oriented towards both youth and adults.

  • Islamic Traditions and Sources

  • Sharia

  • Ilm e Kalaam (Islamic Theology)

  • Islamic Philosophy

  • Islamic Ethics

  • Islam and Modernism

  • Islam and Modern Politics

In order to encourage, critical thinking among our community members, an establishment of a Book Club is in order. The goal of the Book Club is to select a topic and discuss the topic in a forum with a Maulana Saheb as the moderator. It shall be made sure the resources for the topics are available online. Example of topics are:

  • Quranic exegesis in the contemporary world

  • The Prophet’s social revolution in the 7th century Arabia

  • Imam Ali’s discourse about metaphysics in Nahjul Balagha

  • The Medina School of Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.) and its influence on the Golden Age of Islam

  • Influence of Islamic philosophy and science on the Western Civilization

  • Causes of degeneration of Muslim civilization

  • Muslim response to modernization

  • Impact of Sayyid Qutb’s liberation theology on Sunni extremism

  • Impact of Ali Shariati’s liberation theology on Iranian revolution

  • Ayatollah Khomeini’s impact on world politics

  • Literalist hermeneutics of the Wahhabi school of thought

For the Book Club and the order of Library books or for your purchase, please contact:

Brother Syed Mehdi Ashraf

Chairman, IJA Library Committee

E-mail: mehdiashraf@msn.com

Phone: (954) – 918 - 0781