eBook Category Archive: SHARIA LAW

The Final Bequest – The Islamic Will & Testament

Writing a will is a religious obligation on every capable Muslim. It protects against many problems and conflicts that could arise after a person’s death. This obligation is more emphasized in the West: Failing to write a well-founded will may result in the distribution of one’s estate in discord with the Islamic law, and may …

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Simplified Islamic Jurisprudence (Based on the Quran and The Sunnah – Volume 1)

Simplified Islamic Jurisprudence by Muhammed M. Abdul-Fattah.

Principle of Islamic Jurisprudence

In this work, Prof Kamali offers us the first detailed presentation available in English of the theory of Muslim law (‘usul al-fiqh’). Often regarded as the most sophisticated of the traditional Islamic disciplines, Islamic jurisprudence is concerned with the way in which the rituals and laws of religion are derived from the Qur’an and …

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Apostasy in Islam: A Historical and Scriptural Analysis

This study aims to demonstrate a lack of consensus concerning the existence of a legally prescribed punishment, set down in the Qur’an and clarified in the Sunnah, for apostasy in the sense this term is used. The body of evidence regarding apostasy includes the words and actions of the Prophet (SAW)* as transmitted to us …

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Law Of Blasphemy In Islam and West

This books prescribes the punishment for the offense of blasphemy against our Beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW, as carried out during the reign of the First Caliphate and modern times, both in muslim Lands and the West.

A useful resource for Lawyers.

Islamic Finance Q and A

Q&A in Islamic Finance is a quick and easy guide on the area of Islamic banking and finance, covering both theory and practical aspects. It provides necessary background of Shari’ah, Islamic terms, Islamic banking and finance concepts, Islamic capital market, takaful and retakaful as well as succinct description of products and services.The book also features …

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Legal Maxims of Islamic Jurisprudence

This is the book of “Legal Maxims of Islamic Jurisprudence” that is studied at the Islamic University of North America (Mishkah). It presents the topic in a simple way. In the beginning, the book presents an accurate definition of the Islamic legal maxims and gives lots of examples on each rule.

Muslim International Law

Muslim International Law may be defined as: That part of the law and custom of the land and treaty obligations which a Muslim state observes in its dealings. Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan Ash-Shabani- was a pupil of Abu Hanifah and heard hadith from Mis’ar ibn Kidam, Sufyan ath-Thawri, ‘Amr ibn Dinar, Malik ibn Maghul, Imam …

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Reliance of the Traveller: Manual of Islamic Law

This is a classic manual of fiqh rulings based on Shafi”i School of jurisprudence and includes original Arabic texts and translations from classic works of prominent Muslim scholars such as al Ghazali, al Nawawi, al Qurtubi, al Dhahabi and others. It is an indispensable reference for every Muslim or student of Islam who needs to …

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Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

Often regarded as the most sophisticated of the traditional Islamic disciplines, Islamic Jurisprudence is concerned with the way in which the rituals and laws of religion are derived from the Qur’an and the Sunnah—the precedent of the Prophet. Written as a university textbook, Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence is distinguished by its clarity and readability; it …

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Usul Al-Fiqh Al-Islami – Source Methodology In Islamic Jurisprudence

We present this study to those Muslim youth who are searching for a ray of light in the deepest darkness that surrounds us, and who are seeking a solution and a way out of the crisis that currently overwhelms us; in the hope that it may be of benefit to them, in Sha’a Allah. (God …

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The Muwatta Of Imam Malik

Malek’s great Work which is the earliest surviving Muslim Law-Book. Its object is to give a survey of law and justice, ritual and Practice of religion, according to the tradition applied in Madina, and to create a theoretical standard for matters which were not settled from the point of view of the tradition. In a …

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The Distinguished Jurist’s Primer- (Bidayat Al-Mujtahid Wa Nihayat Al-Muqtasid)

Ibn Rushd’s Bidayat al-Mujtahid (The Distinguished Jurist’s Primer) occupies a unique place among the authoritative manuals of Islamic law. It is designed to prepare the jurist for the task of the mujtahid, the independent jurist, who derives the law and lays down precedents to be followed by the judge in the administration of justice. In …

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Man-Made Laws Vs. Shari’ah

This book is a detailed discussion of the extreme views of both the Murji’ah and Khawaarij, which are clouding the ummah’s vision as they have done for far too long. The view of the Murji’ah states that faith is simply the matter of belief in the heart, which no link to action, whilst the view …

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Al-Ahkam As-Sultaniyyah: The Laws Of Islamic Governance

Al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah written in the fith Century Hijri is perhaps the single most comprehensive account of the workings of Islamic governance and equally a highly influential theoretical outline of the nature of that governance. Woven throughout it are accounts of the first community of Islam and the judgements of the early scholars of the salaf …

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The Sunnah & Its Role in Legislation

The Sunnah and its Role in Islamic Legislation is a ground breaking effort by Dr. Mustafa as-Siba’ee, for it has a completeness to it in two regards: first, the author manages to cover all topics related to the Sunnah—its status, its legislative force, the stages that led to its recording, just to mention a few—in …

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The Legal Status of Following a Madhab

The Nature of Taqleed, The Concept of Taqleed in the Qur’an Taqleed in the Sunnah, The Era of the Companions and Absolute Taqleed, Taqleed of an Individual during the Time of the Companions and their Followers, The Need for Following a Particular Imam Taqleed of an Individual, Why the Four Schools of Thought, The Different …

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The Islamic Laws Regarding Women

AUTHOR’s NOTE: I am writing this essay to every man and woman throughout the whole world. I ask Allah that He facilitates that this essay reaches every ear, falls under the sight of every eye, and is understood by every heart. By Allah, I have written this essay sincerely. I do not seek from anyone …

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Al-Shafi’i’s Risala: Treatise On The Foundations Of Islamic Jurisprudence

This important work gives the fundamental principles of Islamic jurisprudence and its influence continues to the present day. During the early years of the spread of Islam, the exponents of Islamic legal doctrine were faced with the problems raised by ruling and administering a diverse and rapidly growing empire. In Medina and Kufa, as well …

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The Reliance of the Traveller

The Reliance of the Traveller, or Umdat al-Salik, reference book carefully summarizes the conclusions of Nawawi’s legal encyclopedia of al-Majmua on all aspects of Islamic endeavour. This work is the first translation of a standard Islamic legal reference in a European language. It presents an explanative interpretation of Umdat al Salik, a classic manual of …

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A Summary Of Islamic Jurisprudence by Shaykh al-Fawzaan

This book is an introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence for readers without substantial background in this field. In two volumes, Sheikh Salih Al Fawzan has projected light on jurisprudential issues of utmost importance in a genuine and reader-friendly style, free from any jargon or sophisticated expressions.

Religious & Moral doctrine of Ibn Taymiyyah

Taken from the book “Governance according to Allah’s law in reforming the ruler and his flock”. Ibn Taymiyyah verdicts in regards to Jihad are often not available. The Shaykh’s verdicts are filled with a sea of knowledge that oulines fighting not only the enemy aggressor, but also apostates and even those who oppose clear cut …

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Non-Muslims in the Shariah of ISLAM by Salim Al Bahnasawy

Islam is a political system with its own body of laws called Sharia. Sharia law is based on entirely different principles than our laws. Many of these laws concern the non-Muslim.

Doubts Regarding The Ruling Of Democracy In Islam

Recently, a debate between our religiously committed brothers has erupted regarding the permissibility of participating in democratic elections in the West. An article entitled “To Vote or Not to Vote” and another entitled “Why Vote, and Who to Vote For?” in particular have raised several points, which we feel are necessary to address as well …

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