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Al-Maqasid - Nawawi's Manual of Islam

Al-Maqasid - Nawawi's Manual of Islam

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Author:

Imam Nawawi / Nuh Ha Mim Keller

ISBN:

1590080114

# of Pages:

224

Type:

PB

Publisher:

Amana Publications

FAMOUS FIQH BOOKS like al-Maqasid have stood the test of time because of their sheer usefulness. Compact enough to be memorized by students becoming scholars, al-Maqasid contains hundreds of rulings of personal Islamic law distilled from the most commonly asked and answered questions in schools and mosques from the time of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) down to Imam Nawawi.

Widely considered the best medium-size handbook available in English for teaching the basics of Islam from a traditional perspective, this new edition has been revised and updated with a full complement of notes on a number of contemporary Muslim issues, and three major essays have been appended on why Muslims follow madhhabs, hadiths the mujtahid Imams lacked, and the place of Sufism in Islam.

NUH HA MIM KELLER has studied Islamic jurisprudence, hadith, and other traditional sciences with sheikhs in Syria and Jordan since 1981. He lives and teaches in Amman.

Cover: At the far Western end of Muslim lands, facing across the Atlantic, this maqam at Safi is a metaphor, in its way, of Sacred Knowledge as the redoubt of the believer between the land of this world and the sea of eternity.

"I can think of no work in English that says so much about the din of Islam so concisely, so authoritatively, and with such clarity."
Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo 

"In this volume, Imam Nawawi gives a concise and eminently lucid and practical exposition of Islamic knowledge in its three dimensions of Islam, Iman, and Ihsan. The precision of translation and notes make the book invaluable."
Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi 

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Al-Maqasid
Great precise, but sufficiently detailed text on Shafi' Fiqh. I carry this book with me on trips, for Eid prayers, etc. There are some nice supplemental sections by Shaykh Nuh on how differences of opinion often occur between schools of fiqh, and how these differences are based on qualified scholars deriving varied meanings from the textual sources. All in All, a must have for any English speaking Shafi', and good for any Muslim for understanding why one should follow a madhaab.
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