Islamic jurisprudence concerns the knowledge and skills required of Muslim jurists and the etiquette they are expected to observe. These requirements and etiquette set standards for an answer being sound and acceptable to follow, and minimize the potential for errors. Just as rules of grammar protec...More info →
This volume presents two primers on the discipline of hadith nomenclature (mustalah al-hadith) and the authentication of transmitted reports. They are Nukhbat al-fikar ("Chosen Thoughts on the Nomenclature of Hadith Experts") by Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani (773-835AH); and Al-Tadhkirah ("The Memorandum")...More info →
This slim volume equips readers with the essential beliefs, practices, and moral rectifications mentioned in the Sacred Law. They will also learn why these particular things are important. The notes are designed to equip students for personal practice and to prepare them for more advanced studies.More info →
Imām al-Juwaynī’s short Al-Waraqāt fī uṣūl al-fiqh has been the first contact students of Islamic law have with the subject for almost a millennium. This translation aims to do the same for English speaking audiences.
Its contents include epistemology, language, sources of law, methodology for research and interpretation, the conditions for exercising personal reasoning (ijtihād).More info →
An enduring classic work on the etiquette that a Muslim must or should have with regard to handling and reciting the Quran (the Muslim scripture). The topics this volume raises include: ritual cleanliness, opportune times for recitation, the etiquette that students have with their teachers (and that...More info →
A translation of Abu Shuja' al-Asfahani’s introduction to classical Islamic law, Matn al-Ghayat wa al-Taqrib. This enduring classic covers the full range of basic topics within the Shafi'i school of law. It includes the full Arabic text and notes to point out where later Shafi'i jurists have diffe...More info →