By Ali Laraki
The Practical Guidebook, which is in itself a commentary of the famous poem entitled al-Murshid al-Mu‘in, is much needed for English-speaking Muslims coming from the West, owing to the lack of knowledge of the Deen among Muslims in general and the damage done by the spread of deviant versions of Islam that increase confusion, alienation, division and hostility.
In sha’Allah, this work will provide an understanding of the Deen that will configure the essential structure needed by the student to appropriately categorise and correctly understand any further studies of the Islamic sciences.
Properly understood, this work can be considered a commentary on the Famous hadith of Jibril, peace be upon him. In it, the author explains and elaborates on the meanings of Islam, Iman and Ihsan, teaching what every Muslim should know about them.