Introductory Studies in Usul al-Fiqh : English

Introductory Studies in Usul al-Fiqh :
An Annotated Translation of Imam al-Haramayn's Waraqat,
*[A5] Paperback - 153 pages,
by Imam al-Haramayn Juwayni,
Annotated and Translated by Mahmud Adam,
Published by Mihrab Press, UK.

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Imam al-Haramayn’s Waraqat is one of the most famous primers in the subject of usul al-fiqh. Rarely does a student study this subject without studying this text. Its compact size and lucid passages make it an excellent read to gain a solid understanding of the most crucial discourses in this most important science.

The Sacred Law's sources are four :

     *** the Qur'an,
     *** the Sunnah,
     *** the consensus (ijma),
     *** and analogy (qiyaas).

Certainly, the Qur'an is the most authoritative. In fact, Zarkashi related from al-Qaffal al-Shashi that the Sacred Law is based on just one: the Qur'an; the others, like the Sunnah, clarify its legislation. The Qur'an is the final revelation; sent from God and delivered by the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Through its beautiful verses, it communicates Gods words, the divine legislation.

In Islam, man does not legislate. The authority is exclusively God's right.  The scholars' duty is to know His commands by studying the sources. When a scholar embarks on this task, he relies on a set of principles : usul al-fiqh. Many wrote books in this subject; Imam al-Shafi'i, may Allah be pleased with him, was the first. The As-hab al-Wujuh followed his methodology because they found it reliable, the best possible means by which to understand the ultimate legislative source.

Ilkiya al-Harrasi said :

           "I found al-Shafi'is School to be the strongest, closest to the right path,
            and most judicious. The insight of al-Shafi'i, found in almost all his
            opinions and research, lifts one from mere guesswork and conjecture
            to knowing the truth with certainty."

The As-hab al-Wujuh continued what Imam Shafi'i pioneered; from amongst them is the erudite jurist Imam al-Haramayn al-Juwayni, may Allah be pleased with him. From the treasures his noble pen left behind, awaiting seekers of knowledge from all generations to come, that they may discover a treasure more precious than gold, is the introductory level textbook, al-Waraqat.

'Introductory Studies in Usul al-Fiqh' is a translation of Waraqat. The original Arabic text is presented along with its corresponding English translation and explanatory notes. This is an excellent first read for anyone who wants to know the subject of usul al-fiqh.

Imam al-Haramayn : Dhia' ul-Din Abd al-Malik ibn Yusuf al-Juwayni al-Shafi'i (Persian: امام الحرمین ضیاءالدین عبدالملک ابن یوسف جوینی شافعی‎, 1028—1085 CE; 419—478 AH) was a Persian Sunni Shafi'i faqih and mutakallim. His name is commonly abbreviated as Al-Juwayni; he is also commonly referred to as 'Imam al Haramayn,' meaning "leading master of the Two Holy Cities", that is, Makkah and Madinah.

Table of Contents :

---About the Author :
---About the Book.

[A] : Waraqat : Text & Translation :

------The definition of Usul al-Fiqh,
------The legal rulings,
------Fiqh, knowledge and ignorance,
------The types of knowledge,
------Usul al-Fiqh & its areas of focus.

---Chapter [1]. Types of Speech,
---Chapter [2]. The Command and the Prohibition,
---Chapter [3]. Interpreting Expressions,
---Chapter [4]. Prophetic Actions,
---Chapter [5]. Abrogation,
---Chapter [6]. Conflict of Statements,
---Chapter [7]. Scholarly Concensus,
---Chapter [8]. Communicated Reports,
---Chapter [9]. Analogy,
---Chapter [10]. Prohibition, Consent & the Presumption of Continuity,
---Chapter [11]. Conflict of Evidences,
---Chapter [12]. The Mufti and the Mustafti,
---Chapter [13]. Following without Proof & Independent Legal Reasoning.

[B] :  Introductory Studies in Usul al-Fiqh :

---Commentary on Chapter's [1]. to [13].

---The Texts transmission,

More Usul e Fiqh.

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