Al-Hidayah: A Classical Manual of Hanafi Law - Volume 1 (Nyazee)

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Author:Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee
Edition:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:692

"This translation by Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee is both precise and straightforward. With his knowledge of Islamic law and jurisprudence coupled with his command of both the Arabic and English languages, he has conveyed the meaning of the original with great clarity. The Hidayah is a dense work, intended for use in teaching Hanafi fiqh--it is a work that needs explication if its arguments are to be understood fully. This the translator has provided through his valuable notes." Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi, Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford

The Hidayah represents the refined, distilled and authentic version of a legal tradition developed over many centuries. It presents the corpus of Hanafi law in its approved and preferred form and forges an organic link with the other schools of law. There is no book that can match the power of al-Hidayah as a teaching manual. Education in Islamic law is not complete without this book. Accordingly, each and every madrassah, whatever its affiliation, imparts instruction in Islamic law through al-Hidayah. The book was designed by the author in such a way that it makes a vigorous interaction between teacher and student unavoidable. Each sentence presents a challenge both to the teacher and the taught. In this process, the student acquires a deep knowledge of the issues of fiqh and the methods of reasoning employed by Islamic law. The teacher, on his part, has a unique opportunity, while using the book in the class session, to give full expression to his skills and abilities.

The primary reason for its popularity is the reliability of its statements and the soundness of its legal reasoning. Most researchers and scholars first consult al-Hidayah before they move to another source. In the area of Muslim personal law, it has been the major source relied upon by courts in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. The need for this book, since the day it was written, led to the writing of well over forty commentaries and glosses on it, and this does not include the books written to document its traditions. This is rare not only for Islamic law, but for any field of knowledge.

This translation covers first seven books and part of Book 8

Taharah, Salat, Zakat, Sawm, Hajj, Nikah, Rada, & Part of Talaq.

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Author:
Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee
Edition:
Hardcover
Language:
  • English
Pages:
692

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