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The Evident Memorandum
The Evident Memorandum
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A Translation and Commentary for
Al-Tadhkirah fi al-Fiqh,
by Ibn Mulaqqin al-Shafi'i' [d.804h],
*[A5+] Paperback - 630 pages,
Transl. & Commentary by Musa Furber,
Published by Islamosaic.

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This volume contains an original commentary for Al-Tadhkirah (The Memorandum), a legal primer for Islamic Law according to the later scholars of the Shāfiʿī school by Ibn al-Mulaqqin, an Egyptian scholar who died in 804 AH/1401 CE. The commentary introduces essential evidence for the core issues of Islamic Law from its primary sources (the Qur'an, Sunnah, legal analogy, and scholarly consensus).

The Arabic text of Al-Tadhkirah is approximately 8,500 words in length. It is two hundred words longer than Abū Shujāʿ al-Aṣfahānī (b. 433AH/1042CE)’s Matn al-ghāyat wa-l-taqrīb (published as The Ultimate Conspectus). Although the two are roughly the same size, Ibn Mulaqqin’s style is more economical than Abū Shujāʿ’s, allowing him to cover more within the same word count. And while Ibn Mulaqqin discusses more issues, he does occasionally skip a few details that Abū Shujāʿ includes.

The primary sources for comments in this book are Ibn Mulaqqin’s books of fiqh, including Sharḥ Mukhtasar al-Tabrīzī, ʿUjālat al-muḥtāj, and Khulāṣat al-fatāwī. The bulk of the commentary comes from Sharḥ Mukhtaṣar al-Tabrīzī. Comments and hadith in the commentary can be sourced back to either one of Ibn Mulaqqin’s fiqh texts or a Shāfiʿī fiqh text through an appendix that cross-references each chapter and section in this book against its sources.  Each hadith mentioned in the book is traced back to its primary sources, along with a reference to one or more of Ibn Mulaqqin’s hadith works. In the few instances where a hadith is not included in one of Ibn Mulaqqin’s works, it is referenced it to a Shāfiʿī text that does. Through this, readers can be assured that the hadiths cited here are ones that Shāfiʿīs themselves use.

Readers will find the book most beneficial after reading The Accessible Conspectus and Sharḥ al-Waraqāt.

About Imam ibn al-Mulaqqin :

He is 'Umar b. 'Ali b. Ahmad b. Muhammad b. 'Abd Allah, Sirajudin, Abu Hafs, al-Ansari, al-Andalusi, al-Misri al-Shafi'i, popularly known as Ibn al-Mulaqqin. He was born on the month of Rabi' al-Awal in the year 723 Hijri on the 24th day according to his student Shaykh al-Islam ibn Hajar al-Asqalani. After this he was taught the Maliki Madhhab. Ibn Jama'ah advised that ibn al-Mulaqqin be taught the Shafi'i madhhab first as per his father wishes - so ibn al-Mulaqqin was taught the Minhaj al-Talibin and thereafter memorised it.

He studied fiqh with Shaykh al-Islam al-Taqi' al-Din al-Subki, al-Jamal al-Isnawi, al-Kamal al-Nasha'i and al-'Izz ibn Jama'ah. He then travelled to Syria to quench his tyhirst for knowledge. He also studied under Abu Hayyan, Ibn Hashim al-Ansari and many others. As for his students they were the likes of Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani, Ahmed Abu Zur'ah ibn al-Iraqi, Ibrahim b. Muhammad b. Khalil and many more.

He became so deeply renowned in research and studying that he was given the position to answer any question raised regarding any mas'ala in four schools of fiqh. Al-Hafidh Ibn Hajar says about him; 'He was splendid in character and manners, looked and dressed well, he wrote extensively'. He was praised by his peers in his lifetime with words such as; 'al-Imam, al-'Alim, al-Muhaddith, al-Hafidh, al-Mutaqqin, The Crown of the Jurists and Muhaddithin alike'. He was permitted to teach by Imam al-Mizzi and al-Shams al-'Asqalani. He produced scholars such as Imam Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani and Ibn Nasir al-Dimishqi.

He wrote the following titles:

--- Al-Balghat fi Ahadith al-Ahkam,
--- Tuhfat al-Muhtaj ila Adillat al-Minhaj,
--- Hada'iq al-Haqa'iq,
--- Tabaqat al-Muhadithin,
--- Al-'Uddah fi Ma'rifat rijal al-'Umdah,
--- Al-I'lam bi Fawa'id 'Umdat al-Ahkam,
--- Shawahid al-Tawdhih fi Sharh al-Jami' al-Sahih,
--- Sharh al-Arba'in al-Nawawiyah,
--- Sharh Zawa'id Muslim ibn al-hajjaj,
--- Sharh Zawa'id Abi Dawud 'Ala al-Sahih,
--- Al-Badr al-Munir fi Takhrij al-Ahadith wal Athar al-Waqi'at fi al-Sharh al-Kabir,
--- Khulasat al-Badr al-Munir,
--- Al-Muntaqa min Khulasat al-Badr al-Munir,

- and many more works.  Ibn al-Mulaqqin passed away on Friday night 16th of Rabi' al-Awal 804 After Hijri.

Musa Furber is a Research Fellow at the Tabah Foundation, and is a qualified issuer of edicts (mufti). He received his license to deliver legal edicts (fatwas) from senior scholars at the Egyptian House of Edicts, including the Grand Mufti of Egypt. He was raised in Portland, Oregon, and lives in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

Table of Contents :

---Transliteration Key.

------Obligatory Doctrinal Knowledge.

---[1]. Purification,
------Confusing pure and filthy water,
------The toothstick,
------Ablution invalidators,
------Actions unlawful due to minor ritual impurity,
------Obligatory actions of ablution,
------Wiping over khuffs,
------Relieving and cleaning oneself,
------The purificatory bath,
------Actions unlawful due to major ritual purity,
------Recommended baths,
------Filth and its removal,
------Dry ablution,
------Menstruation, postnatal & irregular bleeding,
------Actions unlawful due to menstruation and lochia,

---[2]. Prayer,
------Prayer times,
------Conditions obligating prayer,
------Recommended prayers,
------Repudiating prayer and neglecting its performance,
------Prerequisites for prayer,
------Essential elements of prayer,
------Actions recommended before and during prayer,
------Differences between Men and Women during prayer,
------Invalidators of prayer,
------Quantities of prayer elements,
------Forgetfulness during prayer,
------Times during which prayer is unlawful,
------Congregational prayer,
------Shortening and combining prayers,
------Friday Prayer,
------The two Eids,
------The eclipse prayers,
------The drought prayer,
------Prayer during peril,

---[3]. Funerals,

---[4]. Zakat,

---[5]. Fasting,

---[6]. Pilgrimage,

---[7]. Sales & Other Transactions,

---[8]. Inheritance & Bequests,

---[9]. Marriage and Divorce,

---[10]. Injurious Crimes,

---[11]. Punishments,

---[12]. Jihad,

---[13]. Hunting & Slaughtering,

---[14]. Contests & Marksmanship,

---[15]. Oaths & Vows,

---[16]. Courts & Testimony,

---[17]. Manumission.


---Appendix A - Cross References,
---Appendix B - Biographies,

---Detailed Table of Contents,

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