Relatively speaking this is a simple and straightforward read. The coverage is quite wide, the chosen and compiled Fatwas cover a great deal of common Relatively speaking this is a simple and straightforward read. The coverage is quite wide, the chosen and compiled Fatwas cover a great deal of commonly asked questions and queries - some of which have needlessly become issues of contention in our times. Simply brief yet satisfying. I'd recommend such a text for teenagers and those Muslims who are not too well-acquainted with the frequently asked questions (those asked from within Muslim circles mostly) - in the West that may well be approximately 50+% of the Muslims. 'And God is Most High and knows best.'. ...more
A good-book; the author takes a thematic look at various aspects of the Shari'ah covering a broad berth of topics - touching upon but not delving into A good-book; the author takes a thematic look at various aspects of the Shari'ah covering a broad berth of topics - touching upon but not delving into a detailed systematic presentation of ideas and concepts. This text for most people would not be classed as "introductory" as it predisposes itself to a some-what pre-informed readership. So if you are seeking a beginners guide to the Shari'ah this certainly is not the one - look elsewhere. The book is replete with interesting points and illustrative examples. However one feels that the book does not go the full distance in conveying a sense of what Shari'ah Law is - the author fails to convincingly convey a holistic sense, much of which is lost in the prevailing fragmentary discussions. Having said this, the text contains much to interest the informed reader and is a good point of departure for further exploration, to this end the author could have improved the value of the text by offering "further reading recommendations" towards the end of each of the respective chapters.
The book would get a three-star rating, but the broad coverage attemped pushes this to a four-star rating. ...more
This text is immense in it's contents and is succinct in it's expressions. An ABSOLUTE ESSENTIAL read in relation to the immense rank and rBismillah,
This text is immense in it's contents and is succinct in it's expressions. An ABSOLUTE ESSENTIAL read in relation to the immense rank and rights of parents - surely if you are reading these words you (along with everyone else) are a product of your parents, be they still alive or have passed away to the mercy of their Lord. This is an INDISPENSABLE read, as without this essential knowledge and understanding you may wittingly or unwittingly be in gross violation of their rights - we seek refuge in Allah - with serious worldly or otherworldly consequences . Although this text is written in light of the sublime and exalted Mohammedan Shari'ah (i.e. Islamic Law) the content is equally of immense benefit to both Muslims and non-Muslims.
May the Lord facilitate and open the doors of ease - an momentous responsibility (i.e. fulfilling the rights of parents). ...more