Sheikh Abu Iyas Mahmoud bin Abdul Latif al-Uweida (may Allah [swt] protect him) is a respected Mujtahid in Jordan who has spent long years in the da'wah to resume the Islamic way of life through re-establishing the Khilafah. The Sheikh was a companion of the previous Ameer of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Sheikh Abdul Qadeem Zalloom rahimullah.
Abu Iyas who is now quite elderly was imprisoned for a number of years in Jordan due to carrying the da'wah to uproot the corrupt government in Jordan as well as the other Muslim lands and replace them with a Khilafah Rashida. During one of his periods of imprisonment he was in the same prison as Sheikh Ata ibn Khaleel Abu Rashta, the present Ameer of Hizb ut-Tahrir.
Sheikh Abu Iyas has authored various books including:
- الجامع لأحكـام الصلاة ‘Al-Jami li Ahkam as-Salah’
(A complete guide of the rules of prayer), a very detailed 2 volume book in Arabic on the rules of Salah. It was published by Dar
al-Wadah in Amman, Jordan. The Arabic can be downloaded from:
A draft English translation of the second volume is available from here
- الجامع لأحكام الصيام ‘Al-Jami li Ahkam as-Siyam’ (A complete guide of the rules of fasting), a draft English translation is available from here.
- حامل الدعوة الإسلامية واجبات و صفات (The way to carry the da’wah, its obligations and characteristics), the book addresses subjects such as the importance of pondering upon the Quran and the universe, learning from the stories of previous Prophets, the concept of Nasr (victory) for the da'wah carrier, Iman and action, the dangers of the love of this world, sincerity for the carrier of the call and patience upon affliction.
- مسائل فقهية مختارة (Selected Fiqhi [jurisprudential] matters). The book contains 321 issues in the form of questions and answers related to Salah (prayer), fasting, Zakah, Hajj, Umrah, economics, ruling, social relations and Jihad. The Sheikh has selected from the questions which he responded to between 1993 and 1997.