The Vocational Society

by Dr. Karim Lahham

A speech addressing the social philosophies and institutions, many of them common to Muslims and Christians, comprising a vocational and godly society.


Floorshapes Carpentry

Bespoke mezzanines, storage solutions, flooring and furniture designed and produced in Argiva by Michael Wheeler. Floorshapes

The Four Imams

Four Schools of Law

The Four Imams and their Schools

by Gibril Fouad Haddad

One of many books on traditional Islam typeset and designed by CWDM in Orgiva, The Four Imams and their Schools provides an in-depth study of the founders and leading students of the primary schools of jurisprudence in Islam.

“THE GREAT EDIFICE of Islamic Law is held up by four towering figures of the early middle ages: Abu Hanifa, Malik, al-Shafi i, and Ibn Hanbal. Because of their immense dedication and intellectual acuity, these men enjoy recognition to this day as Islam s most influential scholars. By assessing and ranking hadith, by cultivating a deep knowledge of the Arabic language, and by virtue of their great native intelligence, they are credited with having shaped the development of the fundamental systems of Muslim jurisprudence, avoiding the twin pitfalls of subjective rationalism and blind literalism. By doing so they not only protected their religion from chaos and disorder, but showed the Muslims, both ordinary and expert, the safest and most reliable ways of avoiding error in the understanding and practice of the divine law. This detailed study offers biographies of these four men and their leading pupils. It surveys the distinctive features of their jurisprudence, and assesses their achievement. An especially helpful feature is a long and detailed glossary of Islamic technical terms. Meticulously rooted in the core texts of Islamic scholarship, this book will be an important resource for Shari’a students everywhere.”

Respecting The Madhabs – Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad

Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad on respecting the madhabs, and respecting the differences that exist among them.

Living Islam for a purpose

Living Islam with Purpose Dr. Umar Abdullah discusses five operational principles to facilitate the acquisition of deeper knowledge and understanding of Islam.

"While this paper is written with the American Muslim community in mind, its five operational principles are relevant for Muslims everywhere, especially those in Canada, Britain, and Western Europe."

15th-century poem reinvented in 21st century Andalusia

Classic Persian Poem sung in English, Arabic and Farsi to Celtic tunes

Abdal Hakim Murad returns to Andalusia with his Alborán ensemble to join Ali Keeler and Abdallateef Whiteman in Argiva for their latest recording session.

by Bob Shingleton

“If the featured album was pitched as the world premiere recording of a newly discovered 16th century Celtic a cappella setting of the liturgy uncovered in a remote Calvinist church on the Isle of Lewis it would, doubtless, attract attention. But as Rawdat al-Shuhuda‘ is a contemporary setting of excerpts from the 14th Islamic century Dhikr – litany – by Husayn Vayiz Kashifi of Herat in Afghanistan in English, Arabic and Farsi to Celtic tunes in Irish, Manx and Scottish modes, it has been consigned to the lost baggage area where it is waiting to be reclaimed. Read more