Thursday, April 5, 2012

Books on different Fiqhs (Islamic Schools)

Name of the Book



Al-Hidayah: A Classical Manual of Hanafi Law: Vol 1 & 2

Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani; Translated by Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee


Nur al-Idah: The Light of Clarification

Hasan Shurunbulali; Translated by Wesam Charkawi


The Risala: A Treatise on Maliki Fiqh

Abdullah ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani; Translated by Alhaj Bello Mohammad Daura



Malik bin Anas bin Malik bin Abu Amir Al-Asbahi; Translated by A’isha Abdarahman at-Tarjumana and Ya’qub Johnson


Reliance of the Traveller and Tools for the Worshipper

Ahmad Ibn Naqib Al-Misri; Translated by Sheik Nuh Ha Mim Keller


The Mainstay Concerning Jurisprudence (Al-Umda fi l-Fiqh - Hanbali School of Law)

Shaikh al-Islam Imam al-Muwaffaq ibn Qudama; Translated by Muhtar Holland


Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence: According to Shi'i Law

Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr; Translated by Arif Abdul Hussain and Hamid Algar


The Evolution of Fiqh (Islamic Law & The Madh-habs

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips



Sayyid Saabiq


Fiqh Made Easy

Dr. Saalih ibn Ghaanim al-Sadlaan; Translated by Jamaal al-Din M.Zarabozo


Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

M.H. Kamali



Here are few things that I have decided to follow. Correct me if I am wrong:

1. Truth is not confined to one madhab. Seek knowledge for cause of Allah and not the sake of insulting or winning debates. In Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 1, Number 1, it is mentioned that Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, 'Actions are but judged according to intentions. Every man has what he intends. So whoever emigrates to gain something of this world or to marry a woman, his emigration is for that to which he emigrated.'"

2. In case of doubt while reading any of the book, consult scholars. If you have no doubts while reading the book, then it only means you haven’t understood the fiqh to it’s deepth. In case of doubt, , consult more than one scholar so that you can avoid any human error.