Written by Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi, Al-Fiqh Al-Islami is an original masterly composition of the Fiqh (codified legal rulings) of Imam Abu Hanifah and his school of thought. For the first time in the English language, the detailed rulings of Hanafi Fiqh alongside the evidences from which they have been derived are presented with meticulous research and detailed references. Most importantly, current day issues have also been incorporated to make this book the first authentic, relevant and practical Hanafi work in the English language.
This book is sound in fiqh and reflects the thorough and accurate knowledge of its author. From my experience in the field of fiqh, I would judge that this book will have tremendous value for its users. May AllÃ h make this book of benefit to all who turn to it.
Dr. Hussam Al-Dean Farfour
Vice-President, Al-Fath Islamic Association
The distinction of this book is that it explains the issues and rulings of the Shari' ah in an easy style, providing the arguments and evidences for them. It directs the reader to the original sources of the law, which is a fundamental need of our time.
Maulana Zahid al-Rashidi
Secretary-General Pakistan Shari`at Council
About the Author
Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi is from the Indian city of Lucknow. He is a graduate of the world renowned Nadwatul 'Ulama (India) where he studied and taught shari'ah.
Shaykh Akram is a Muhaddith of the highest calibre who has specialised in 'Ilm ul Rijal [the study of the narrators of Hadith]. He has Ijaza (licenses) from many of the most renowned scholars of our time including Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Al-Nadwi, Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghuddah and Shaykh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. He has a doctorate in Arabic Language and has authored and translated over 20 titles on Fiqh, Qur'an and Hadith including his monumental 40 volume work on the lives of female scholars of Hadith. His scholastic status is acknowledged internationally.
He is currently a research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University.