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Key Highlights

What makes it special


Clear definition of concepts


Detailed examination of the science of twilight


Comprehensive discussion of the legal issues.


Literature survey of classical and modern observations.

Light on the dawn

The challenge of how to determine twilight prayer and fasting times at high latitudes is an issue that has vexed successive generations of Muslims since the community first began to dwell in northern lands. This work represents the most comprehensive, meticulous and balanced approach to the subject composed in any language. The author has both demonstrated and collapsed the complexity of the subject by exploring it from the perspective of definitions, science, scripture and sacred law, as well as providing a literature survey of classical and modern attempts at observation, before presenting the results of his own systematic, scientifically-rigorous set of observations. As well as providing a comprehensive set of recommendations for the issue under discussion, this work sets a standard for works on modern legal issues in general.

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Format: Hardback Size: 350 Pages Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 3 cm

About The Author

Shaykh Dr. Asim Yusuf is the founder and director of the Path to Salvation Diploma in Classical Islamic Studies, the Sacred Texts Syllabus, and of the Islamic Ethics and Global Citizenship Initiative. He has authored four books on diverse aspects of Islam, with a focus on classical spirituality. He has received twenty years of rigorous theological training at the hands of leading scholars of Islamic law and spirituality. He has been granted ijazaat (formal authorizations) to instruct students in the art and science of Islamic thought by over thirty scholars from four continents, and has taught thousands of students across the country and overseas.

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A landmark work. The author has expertly interwoven detailed discussions of jurisprudence, astronomy and history … presenting a living example of the retrospective, thorough and cautious approach of classical Islamic scholarship whose wisdom and discussions he so brilliantly portrays. This is a work of genuine scholarship that will be of interest to Islamic scholars, academics, Muslim scientists and laymen seeking to better understand the underlying issues.
Shaykh Sohail Hanif

Shaykh Sohail Hanif,
Lecturer in Islamic Law, Cambridge Muslim College

What is beyond doubt is the intellectual rigour and professionalism with which the author has approached the matter ... Personally, I am not aware of a more thorough study of the matter in Arabic, Urdu or English and, each time I refer to it, a spontaneous prayer erupts for the author from the depth of my heart. The work is indispensable reading…
Mufti Zubair

Mufti Zubair Butt,
al-Qalam Shariah Scholar Panel, Dar al-Ifta Bradford

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