01. Ar-Risala Fi Usul Al-Fiqh by Al-Imam Al-Shafi’i [download]
Written in the second Islamic century by al-Imam al-Shafi’i (d. 204AH/820AD), the founder of one of the four Sunni schools of law. 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.
02. Minhaj Et Talibin by Mahiudin Abu Zakaria Ibn Sharif En Nawawi [download]
The Laws of Shariah according to the school (Madhab) of Imam Shafii. This book is suitable for a Muslim whether he or she is an ordinary householder, worshipper, a spouse concerned with marriage, divorce or maintenance, or an administrator of waqf, a testator, a trader, cultivator, joint stock holder. a lawyer, a judge, employer, employee, trustee, or a student of commerce, a donar of gift, a guardian.
03. Reliance Of The Traveller by Ahmad Ibn Naqib Al Misri [download]
A translation of the classical manual of Islamic Sacred Law (Shari’ah) `Umdat as-Salik by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri (d. 769/1386), in Arabic with facing English text, commentary and appendices edited and translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller.
04. Mukhtasar Al-Quduri by Abu’l-Hasan Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn Ahmad [download]
The Mukhtasar al-Quduri is one of the most celebrated and influential treatises in any Muslim school of methodology and thought and is the foundation for the Hanafi school. It is boththe first source for scholars and a manual for the general reader.
05. Element Of Shafiee Fiqh by Umar Abdul Jabbar [download]
A brief summary of Shafiee Fiqh, the contents page reads as follows: Elements Of Islam, Islamic Laws, Taharah, Najasat, Istinja, Wudhoo, Ghusl, Tayammum, Naidh and Nifaas, Salaah, Arkaan-us-Salaah, Pre-Sunan of Salah.
06. Principle Of Islamic Jurisprudence by Mohammad Hashim Kamali [download]
This book offers the only 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, Muslim jurisprudence is concerned with the way in which the rituals and laws of religion are derived from the Qur’an and the Sunna — the precedent of the Prophet. Principles avoids the use of unnecessary technical expressions and endeavors to use Western legal terms whenever these are appropriate, while remaining close to the Arabic sources.
07. Treaties On Prayer by Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn Hanbal [download]
This treatise was written several hundred years ago to the inhabitants of a town where the Imam stayed for a period of time. It was and still remains an invaluable work Muslims who follow the Hanbali School of Thought, detailing as it does many common errors made during prayers, some of which are serious enough to invalidate the act of worship.
08. Natural Blood Of Women by Ibn Uthaymeen [download]
This book deals with fiqh issues specific to women regarding menstruation, post partum (Nifaas), and abnormal bleeding (Istihadah).Shaykh Uthaymeen brings proofs from the Quran and Sunnah. Widely Referenced book for Women.
09. Fiqh Made Easy by Dr Saalih Ibn Ghaanim Al-Sadlaan [download]
In this work, the world- renowned scholar of comparative fiqh, Dr. Saalih al-Sadlaan of Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University discusses the most important issues of fiqh. In this work, the author has done an excellent job of concisely mentioning the most important aspects of the different fiqh topics he discussed. Furthermore, he has discussed many issues that are not greatly discussed in the English literature, such as the rules concerning bequests and endowments. Hence, this work was chosen to be translated as a welcomed addition to the available English literature.
10. Al-Hajj Al-Mabroor by Sheik Muhammad Mitwaly Ash- Sha‘râwy [download]
In the journey of ever continuous giving of the venerable Imam, Sheik Muhammad Mitwaly Al-Sha‘râwy, are shining lights and inspirations that illumine the way of the seekers, guide the astray and teach humanity the religious matters that have been kept hidden from it. Done for the Love of Allah, the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) and Islam by Abdullah translation group and as homage paid to our venerable Imam, Sheik Muhammad Mitwaly Ash- Sha‘râwy.
11. An Important Warning Against Riba [Usury] And Interest Transactions by Abdullaziz Bin Abdullah Bin Baz [download]
Important Warning Against Ribaa ( Usury and Interest ): This is an advice from the previous Grand Mufti in Saudi Arabia in regard to Riba (usury) transactions that have proliferated in the recent times through the numerous financial institutions that have been established throughout the world.
12. Essentials Of Ramadan by Tajuddin B. Shuaib [download]
Essentials Of Ramadan: This is an in-depth resume of the essential rules and laws on the Fiqh of fasting designed to provide the reader with explanation for both spiritual and physical significance and uniqueness of this remarkable act of worship. Sheikh Shu`aib clarifies major point on fasting. His focus is relevance of this divine discipline on to the life and living as well as the interpretation of related text on Fasting based on Al-Qur`an and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH). This book serves as a guide and reference on courses on Islamic studies.
13. The Evolution Of Fiqh (Islamic Law & The Madh-Abs) by Bilal Philips [download]
The origin of Islamic law and its evolution and the four schools of law (math-habs) are discussed in this work along with the reasons for differences among them. This is probably Bilal Philips best-selling work on the various schools of thought in Islam, including detailed facts, insight, and commentary on the four major madhabs as well as other, less-known madhabs in Islam. Includes mini-biographies on various eminent Islamic scholars the Evolution of Fiqh (Islamic Law & the Madh-habs), the author very clearly presents a brief overview of the historical development of Islamic law and its schools (the Madh-Nabs).
14. The Fiqh Of Marriage by Saalih Al-Sadlaan [download]
In this work, the world renowned scholar of comparative fiqh of marriage. Dr. Saalih al-Sadlaan of Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University covers the most important topics related to the fiqh of marriage. Dr. al-Sadlaan discusses the topics found in traditional books of fiqh, such as the place of the dower, the minimum and maximum amount of the dower, and when the woman is entitled to all, half or none of her dower. He also discusses the rights of the husband and wife in Islam and sexual etiquette in Islam. Written by a contemporary, the work also deals with many modern issues that were not touched upon by earlier scholars.
15. The Ruling On Meat Slaughtered In The West by Abdullah Azzam [download]
During my visits to the West, and when I am being served meals on planes or in restaurants in Europe or America, I would find that I was very hesitant to eat the food, and I wanted very much to search for halal food and find that pure bite to eat in order to protect any part of my flesh from being nourished on haram, as the Fire is more deserving of every bit of flesh nourished on the haram
16. Studies in Usul Ul Fiqh by Iyad Hilal [download]
An American Muslim gives concise explanations in English of basic terms of Islamic jurisprudence, discusses the original sources and development of various schools of thought through the centuries, concluding with a discussion of the relevance of such teaching to Muslims living in countries where shari’a plays no part in the prevailing civil law. Though written for Muslims, the book will be of interest to others seeking understanding of Islamic law. Includes a helpful twelve page glossary of terms.
17. Understanding Usul Al-Fiqh by Abu Tariq Hilal & Abu Ismael Al-Beirawi [download]
Due to the intellectual decline that befell the Muslim Ummah during the last few centuries various confusions exist today regarding Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh). Most of these relate to misunderstanding subjects related to the principles and foundations of jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh). Different extremes exist today where some Muslims look at evidences from the Qur’an and Sunnah and attempt to interpret them without having the necessary framework to extract the correct meanings. Whilst others disregard the Shari’ah evidences altogether, utilising their own logic rather than the revelation and some who believe that the doors of Ijtihad are closed.