The English rendering of ‘Islam kiyaa hai?’ from Urdu which proved immensely popular and has since been printed more than a few dozen times. It explains the fundamental tenets of Islam in easy language.
This small treatise can be called ‘A handbook of basic Islam.’ In it’s 23 chapters, written in an easy way and captivating language and heart-to-heart style, with quotations from the Qur’aan and Hadith, the author has succeeded in putting in a nutshell all that a man is desirous of wanting to know about the fundamental beliefs and practices of Islam.
Another feature is the inclusion of selected prayers from the Qur’aan and Hadith.
The author, the late Maulana Manzoor Nu’mani is a very well known Hadith Scholar in the Indian Sub-Continent. He had been particularly active in the field of explaining the teachings and approach of the established religious schools to the general public, and particularly to the secular-educated public. His books are very widely read.
He was a very active teacher and lecturer and has written many books, booklet and magazine articles. Some of his best known works are Ma’aariful Hadith (a very lucid and comprehensive 4-Volume introduction to the Hadith for the general reader) Islam kiyaa hai? and Khomeini and the Iranian revolution (a well researched exposition of the origin and the open and hidden doctrines of the Ithna ‘Asharia Shi’as.
He also established the journal Al-Furqan, now under the editorship of his son Maulana Khalilur Rahman Sajjad Nu’mani.