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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 differed from the author, Imam al-Nawawi's preferences, and minor clarifications ...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published May 11th 2013 by Islamosaic (first published August 2nd 2012)
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Musa
Aug 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in Islamic law
It's a introduction to Islamic law, and it fills the niche between novice texts and books like Reliance of the Traveller.
Edgar
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent new translation of a classic Shafi'i Fiqh primer! It covers the entire spectrum of Islamic law according to the Shafi'i school of jurisprudence in a concise way. It also fills in the gap between very basic texts of fiqh to more intermediate works like Reliance of the Traveller.

But as with any book, the translator who is a specialist in Islamic law and is qualified to give expert legal opinions in Islamic law, makes it clear that:

"Since the earliest days of Islam, the
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Ali Ismail
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the foundation stone of all my religious knowledge in Shafi'i fiqh. The excellent translation by Musa Furber has been instrumental in my past year of study. It is invaluable for anyone seeking to acquire true Islamic knowledge from a long heritage of traditional scholarship.
Edgar
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent Shafi'i Fiqh primer!It covers both fiqh of worship and civic transactions. I had the pleasure of studying the text under Shaykh Jamal ud-Deen Hysaw during 2011-2012.
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