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Bulugh al Maram Min Adillat al-Ahkam [E]
Bulugh al Maram Min Adillat al-Ahkam [E]
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  • Authored by: Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani

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Details:  Bulugh Al-Maram
Min Adillat Al-Ahkam
, [English/Arabic]
*[A4] Hardback - 576 pages,
by Imam ibn Hajr al-Asqalani (d.852h),
Transl. by Dr. Nancy Eweiss,
Edited by Selma Cook.
Published by Dar al-Manarah, Egypt.

Description :

Attainment of the Objective according to Evidence of the Legal Judgements :
Bulugh Al-Maram Min Adillat Al-Ahkam :

 The Book is based upon the Ahadith (tradition) of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad, may Allah Bless Him & Shower His Mercy upon him, which have been the sources of fiqh - Islamic Jurisprudence. Ibn Hajr Al-Asqalani, may Allah be pleased with him, has recorded the true significance of the Ahadith and their origins & also made a comparison of the versions, if the sources are more than one.

This book was originally written and compiled in the 8th century by the great scholar Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, may Allah be pleased with him. This book contains a collection of some of the Ahadith found in the sihah sitta (the 6 authentic hadith collections, namely Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, An Nisa'i, Ahmad and At-Tirmidhi, may Allah be pleased with them all. Among the topic that this book covers are subjects ranging from marriage, business transactions to other more implicit aspect of the religion such as the Five Pillars.

The book is well marked with footnotes and complicated terms have been explained in the sub notes. Because of these qualities Bulugh al-Maram has been widely accepted and is amongst the most sought after books.

About the Author- Al Hafidh Ibn Hajr Al-'Asqalani, may Allah be pleased with him, was born on Sha'ban 773H in Egypt, He was Shaykh al Islam Imam Al-Haafidh Abul Fadl Shihabuddin Ahmad ibn Ali ibn Muhammad Al-Kinani Ash-Shafi'i. Not to be confused with a similar sounding name of another prominent scholar of Islam Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali (736H - 795H). Ibn Hajr died in Dhu'l Hijja, 852H. Ibn Hajr authored more than 150 books - most of them being in study of Hadith - which flourished during his lifetime, kings and princes were known in his time to exchange gifts consisting of Ibn Hajr's works. His Other most famous book is Fath ul Baari fi Sharh Sahih Bukhari : a commentary on the superb collection of Hadith by Imam Muhammad ibn Ismail Al-Bukhari. The most famous and well-informative commentary on Sahih Bukhari. Al Hafidh Ibn Hajr Al-Asqalani was a prominent Qadi in Egypt as well as in Ash-Sham for twenty-one years. He was humble, tolerant, and patient. He was described to be steadfast, prudent, ascetic, selfless, generous, charitable, and he spent much time in voluntary prayer and fasting. Those who came to know him praised him of his high standard of good mannerisms in dealing with rulers, Imams, as well as those who sat with him young or old.

Table of Contents :

---The Author's Introduction,
---The Translator's Introduction,
---Glossary of Terms.

---Book [I] : The Book of Purification (at-Taharah),
---------1. Water,
---------2. Containers and utensils,
---------3. The cleaning of najasah and its nature,
---------4. Ablution (Wudhu),
---------5. Wiping over the socks (khuffs),
---------6. Nullification of Ablution,
---------7. Etiquettes of relieving oneself (visiting the bathroom),
---------8. The full ritual ablution (ghusl) & the hukm of the person in a state of impurity,
---------9. Dry Ablution (at-Tayammum),
---------10. Menstruation.

---Book [II] : The Book of Prayer (Ibadah),
---------1. The Times of Prayer,
---------2. The Call to Prayer (Adhan),
---------3. The prerequisites of Prayer,
---------4. The sutrah (partition) in front of one who is praying,
---------5. Encouraging the Muslim to be humble during Prayer,
---------6. Regarding places of worship (Mosques),
---------7. The description of how the Prayer is to be performed,
---------8. Sujud as-Sahw: Prostration due to forgetfulness, other forms of Sujud,
---------9. Supererogatory (voluntary) Prayer,
---------10. Congregational Prayer (Jama'ah) and the position of the Imam,
---------11. The Prayer of the Traveller and the Prayer of the ill,
---------12. The Friday Prayer (Jum'ah),
---------13. Prayer during times of fear or danger (Salat al-Khawf),
---------14. The Prayer of the two 'Id Festivals,
---------15. The Prayer during a solar eclipse (Salat al-Kusuf),
---------16. The Prayer to invoke for Rain (Salat al-Istisqa),
---------17. Appropriate clothing.

---Book [III] : The Book of Funerals (Janazah),
---------1. Contains 65 Ahadith to funerals,

---Book [IV] : The Book of Charity (Zakah),
---------1. Zakah,
---------2. Sadaqat al-Fitr (Zakah paid at the end of Ramadan),
---------3. Sadaqat al-Tatawu or (voluntary charity),
---------4. Division of Zakah (Zakah recipients),

---Book [V] : The Book of Fasting (Sawm),
---------1. Regarding Fasting,
---------2. Voluntary fasting and forbideen days to fast,
---------3. Itikaf and the night prayer (tahajjud) in Ramadan,

---Book [VI] : The Book of the Pilgrimage (Hajj),
---------1. Its virtues and those upon whom Hajj (pilgrimage) is obligatory
---------2. Mawaqit : Fixed times and places for Ihram,
---------3. The kinds of Ihram,
---------4. The etiquettes of Ihram,
---------5. Description of Hajj rituals and entering Makkah,
---------6. Missing the pilgrimage or being detained (ih-sar),

---Book [VII] : The Book of Business Transactions ,
---------1. Conditions of business transactions and those which are forbidden,
---------2. Options (al-khiyar) in business dealings,
---------3. Riba (usury),
---------4. Concession concerning 'Araya (lending something) & the sale of tress & fruit,
---------5. Payment in advance, loan and rahn (putting up collateral),
---------6. Bankruptcy and Hajr,
---------7. Reconcilliation,
---------8. Hiwalah (transferring the right to collect a debt), & daman (guarantee pay)
---------9. Partnership and agency,
---------10. Confession,
---------11. Al-'Ariya (lending something for use),
---------12. Ghasb (the return of wrongully taken property),
---------13. Ash-Shuf'ah (preemptying the sale of a co-owner's share to another),
---------14. Al-Qirad (financing a profit-sharing venture),
---------15. Musaqah (watering grapes/dates for part of the crop) & ijarah (hire/lease),
---------16. Cultivation of a barren land (making it fertile),
---------17. Waqf (endownment),
---------18. Gifts, 'Umrah (life-tenancy) and ruqba,
---------19. Luqatah (lost and found items),
---------20. Inheritance,
---------21. Wills (bequests),
---------22. Wadi'ah (trusts deposited for safekeeping).

---Book [VIII] : The Book of Marriage,
---------1. About marriage,
---------2. Compatibility in marriage and the right to choose,
---------3. Treatment of wives,
---------4. The dowry,
---------5. The wedding banquet (walimah),
---------6. Sharing the time (between two wives)
---------7. Khul'a (divorce at the wife's instance by giving the husband a payment),
---------8. Divorce,
---------9. Raj'ah (taking back a divroced wife),
---------10. Ila, dhihar and kaffarah (expiation),
---------11. Li'an,
---------12. 'Iddah (the waiting period) and Ihdad,
---------13. Rida' (becoming unmarriageable kin by suckling)
---------14. Maintenance,
---------15. Child care and custody.

---Book [IX] : The Book of Crimes/Sins (Qisas or Retaliation),
---------1. The blood of Muslims,
---------2. Types of diyah (blood money),
---------3. Claiming the right to Qisas and Qasamah (taking an oath),
---------4. Fighting transgressors (who rebel against the ruler unjustly),
---------5. Fighting the offender and killing the apostate.

---Book [X] : The Book of Hudud or Prescribed Penalties in Islamic Shari'ah,
---------1. The prescribed penalty for fornication,
---------2. Penalty for qadhf (accusing a person of adultery without proof),
---------3. Penalty for theft,
---------4. Penalty for drinking and the nature of intoxicants,
---------5. Ta'zir discretionary punishment and ordinances regarding an assailant.

---Book [XI] : The Book of Jihad,
---------1. Types of Jihad and all its circumstances,
---------2. Jizyah and truces,
---------3. Racing and marksmanship.

---Book [XII] : The Book of Food,
---------1. Halal and haram,
---------2. Hunting and slaughtering,
---------3. Sacrifices on 'Id al-Adha,
---------4. 'Aqiqah.

---Book [XIII] : The Book of Oaths and Vows,
---------1. Making an oath,

---Book [XIV] : The Book of Judgements,
---------1. Regarding Judges (Qadi's),
---------2. Witnessing and testimonies,
---------3. Claims and Evidences.

---Book [XV] : The Book of Emancipation,
---------1. Freedom for slaves,
---------2. Issues related to al-Mudabbar al-Mukatib,

---Book [XVI] : The Comprehensive Book,
---------1. Good manners (Adab),
---------2. Birr (piety, righteousness, acts of kindness & keeping ties with one's kin),
---------3. Abstinence and piety (Zuhd),
---------4. Admonition against mischievous conduct,
---------5. Exhortation to have good morals,
---------6. Remembering Allah and Supplicating (Dhikr and Du'a).

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