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Reliance of the Traveller: A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law

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This is a classic manual of fiqh rulings based on Shafi"i School of jurisprudence and includes original Arabic texts and translations from classic works of prominent Muslim scholars such as al Ghazali, al Nawawi, al Qurtubi, al Dhahabi and others. It is an indispensable reference for every Muslim or student of Islam who needs to research on Islamic rulings on daily Muslim ...more
Hardcover, 1232 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Amana Corporation (first published December 31st 1991)
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William F
Jul 27, 2014 rated it liked it
I, Jan McDaniel, give this product one star because I deeply disagree with its content, but urge non-Muslims to become familiar with it.

This book contains the legal rulings of the Shafii school of Islamic law. It contains a legal description of mainstream Islam, a codification of the culture of the Islamic Middle East.

It makes clear to me that there is an unbridgeable gap between the legal and cultural standards of Islam and America. That means that the more Islamic America becomes, the less Ame
Ed Hillenbrand
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is the "Baltimore Catechism" for Sunni (orthodox) Islam. It is a must read for anyone who wishes to begin to understand why there will never be peace between Muslims and the rest of the world. Slaves of a Bad Master does not begin to describe Islam. No music. No art outside of shapes (education must be tough if you can't show a picture of any animal, no TV. Yes marriage may be consumated before puberty. I will not go into more details but it is a hard slog reading this book but very im ...more
Lumumba Shakur
What needs to be said about this book? It set a standard for translation and Western Muslim scholarship back in the early 90's that other translators and publishers have just begun to match in the past few years. Although principally a Shafi`i text, it is an invaluable reference manual for the English speaking Muslim world. Its introduction and appendices are just as valuable as the main text itself, in that the author has chosen to translate a vast range of topics to supplement information that ...more
Feb 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
This is indeed classical Islam- in other words a sick, deluded, stupendously idiotic work.

Apart from support for barbaric, primitive punishments including beheadings, stoning to death, amputations and numerous other savageries there is a plethora of nonsensical rulings on which foot is to enter the mosque/toilet first and which is last on leaving; how to wipe your a** in the correct manner and order, using stones if necessary.

Muslims who up-vote this piece of embarrassing drivel need to think
Jo`` Khalaf
Jun 07, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Great book for Muslims to have in their library.
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you follow the Shafi'i school and you don't know Arabic then you're just being a fool not owning this book.
Mona Sabah
Apr 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Very disturbing read... was shared with me by an American Lawyer who had picked it up because of her love of law. She wanted me to read it so that I could share with her what it was like for me to grow up as a Muslim. As a Christian now, it's a very sad book. It was very difficult for me to get through it because it brings up all the ways that Islamic law rules one's life. There are things that are tradition and things that are law. Even Muslims don't know that this book exists. I did not know i ...more
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Stop listening to the media talking-heads and apologists. This is THE authoritative treatise on the nuances of Sharia Law. Along with the Koran and Haddith, this is primary source material utilized in the application of Islamic jurisprudence in Muslim-majority countries around the world. If you want to understand why Sharia Law is considered such a threat to democracy and Western values, this will address all of your questions and concerns. Read it, learn it, know it...
Auzziemuslim Oz
May 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: always-needed
everyone muslims and non-muslims alike should have this book on their shelves who wants to know a comprehensive learning on the islamic law.
Nov 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
An absolute must for every Muslim...has the answer to almost every Fiqh question you will encounter in your life...
Salah-Eddine Bo
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a good resource for someone who wants to get a good understanding about the sharia law in Islam, reading this book has also quite helped me understand the real reasons behind the reluctance or refusal of many to apply the Sharia law in the real world. A good read overall, I highly recommend.
Apr 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first part of this book is a handbook on the Shafi'i school of Islamic jurisprudence. The second part tackles other issues of extreme relevance to the Muslim community today, in all parts of the world.
Hariz Said
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A good textbook to Shafii Jurispudence
Jan 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Appendices - Awesome.
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