Saviours of Islamic Spirit
  • Saviours of Islamic Spirit

    The Differences of the Imams


    This book, by the late Indian historian and intellectual, Shaykh Abu ’l-Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi, is a story of the ebbs and flows of this Umma; the challenges, the setbacks, and most importantly, the successes. It is a poignant story of the accomplishments, attainments, and triumphs that propelled the Umma forward. It is a story told through extraordinary figures: the revivers, men of courage, vigor, and zeal, an elect group who were graced with divine determination to safeguard the spirit of God’s religion on earth. In other words, they were the saviours of the Islamic spirit.



    Drawing on the lives of ten of the most influential personalities of the first seven centuries of Islam, from Hasan al-Basri, ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and Ghazali to Ibn al-Jawzi and Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, this work offers comfort and much-needed perspective, given the current situation of Muslims around the world. It aims to inspire Muslim youth and others to virtue and love for Allah, and to provide role models of intellectual and spiritual excellence, at a time when people are looking for motivation from other sources. This history reminds us that we are not in the direst of situations.


    Personalities covered

    • Hasan al-Basri
    • Ahmad ibn Hanbal
    • ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani
    • ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz
    • Abu ‘l-Hasan al-Ash’ari
    • ‘Izz al-Din ibn ‘Abd al-Salam
    • Abu ‘l-Faraj Ibn al-Jawzi
    • Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
    • Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi
    • Nur al-Din Zangi
    • The Tartars

    White Thread Press was first founded as Prudence Publications in the UK, with the publication of their highly acclaimed titles Reflections of Pearls and Fiqh al-Imam a decade ago. The company has functioned ever since as a publisher of traditional Islamic texts. Its mission is to aid in the revival of the true heritage of scholarship in the Muslim Umma, and to fill the educational and spiritual needs of contemporary Muslims in the English-speaking world by presenting, in the English language, original works by contemporary scholars and translated classical texts of scholars past. To date, White Thread Press has republished its bestselling titles as well as a number of other texts.