Al-Nawawi's Manual of Islam

  Al-Nawawi's Manual of Islam - Al-Maqasid,
[A5] PaperBack - 134 pages,
by Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf an-Nawawi,
Tranls. by Nuh Ha Mim Keller.
Published by: The Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge UK.



 
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Imam Nawawi’s classic manual of Islam, al-Maqasid, was first composed as a fiqh matn, or synopsis of the practical requirements of Islam—faith, purification, the prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage—for students to memorise. The handbook’s clear and concise style will help anyone seeking to learn the essentials of Islamic practice and spirituality from a reliable, traditional source.



Although best known for his work on hadith, Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (d. 676AH/1277CE) was also the Imam of the later Shafi’i school of jurisprudence, and widely acknowledged as the intellectual heir of Imam Shafi’i. He was a great scholar and jurist who dedicated his life to the pursuit of Islamic learning.
Specially useful for those who follow the Shaf'ee Fiqh.




About Imam al-Nawawi (d. 676/1277)
Imam Muhyi ddin Abi Zakariyah Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi Al-Dimashqi knows simply as Imam Nawawi was Born in the village of Nawa in Southern Syria, Imam Nawawi spent most of his life in Damascus where he lived in a simple manner, devoted to Allah, engaging single-mindedly in worship, study, writing and teaching various Islamic sciences.


Although best known for his works in hadith, Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (d. 676/1277) was also the Imam of the later Shafi'i school of Jurisprudence, and widely acknowledged as the intellectual heir to Imam Shafi'i. He was a renowned scholar and jurist who dedicated his life to the pursuit of Islamic learning. Imam Nawawi died at the young age of 44 years, leaving behind him numerous works of great importance.



The Translator : Nuh Ha Mim Keller, read philosophy at the University of Chicago and Arabic at UCLA. Since 1980, he has lived in the Middle East and studied Shafi'i and Hanafi jurisprudence, hadith, Sufism, and tenets of faith under traditional sheikhs in Syria and Jordan.





Table of Contents:


---[1].     Fundamentals of Faith and Sacred Law.
---[2].     Purification.
---[3].     The Prayer.
---[4].     Zakat.
---[5].     Fasting.
---[6].     The Pilgrimage.
---[7].     Sufism.

---Arabic supplications and dhikr.

 













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