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Abu Musa
12-05-2007, 12:17 PM
As-salamu 'alaikum,

I want to choose a basic fiqh manual to learn my fiqh from and thought of using either:

a) Zd al-Mustaqni' fi Ikhtisr al-Muqni' by al-Hajjwi (a basic Hanbali text which shaikh 'Abdur-Rahman as-Sa'di recommended his students memorize.)

b) ar-Rawd al-Murbi' (another Hanbali text)

or

c) ?

Assing
12-06-2007, 11:42 AM
Based on my limited experience and comparison between these books, I would say Zadul-Mustaqni is a book that is more geared towards memorization of its text and if this is something that you are prepared to do...then zaadakallaahu tawfeeqan. As for Rawdul-Murbi, it is a bit easier to understand (because its the sharh of course), but nonetheless the 'ebaraat' are still very concise and this can sometimes be a problem. This is why I have seen many mashaaykh and tulaab say that as easy as the book looks it can sometimes be very difficult to understand. Hence I would recommend either Minhaaj As-Salikeen, or if you are looking for a book that is more advanced and detailed yet easy to understand; Manaar As-Sabeel.

Umm Muawiyah
12-06-2007, 12:05 PM
Assalamu alaikum.

From what I've read, most the scholars mention Zaad al-Mustaqni. Shaikh Saalih ibn Abdul Azeez recommened it as well (or rather it's concise version). He also mentioned Umdat al-Fiqh by Ibn Qudaamah.

It depends on what you want. There's Umdat al-Ahkam, Subul As-Salam / Buloogh Al-Maraam and Tayseer al Fiqh (available in English and very basic with no proofs).

Minhaj Al-Muslim also discusses basic fiqh (and just about everything else) and is available in English.

Shaikh Fawzaan's book, Mulakhas Al-Fiqhee is really good for beginners and students of knowledge. It's been translated as well and you can get it here:

Part 1: http://www.mohdy.name/pdfs/e110.pdf

Part 2: http://www.mohdy.name/pdfs/e111.pdf

Hope that helps, insha-Allah.

Salafi123
12-06-2007, 12:18 PM
It depends on what you want. There's Umdat al-Ahkam, Subul As-Salam / Buloogh Al-Maraam and Tayseer al Fiqh (available in English and very basic with no proofs).


What's the english title for it?

Haris
12-06-2007, 12:21 PM
Wa 'alaykumus-salam!

Ya akhi, shaykh Al Ash-Shaykh wrote a short guide to methodology of seeking knowledge, you can have it here: http://www.madeenah.com/_d001.cfm

Umm Muawiyah
12-06-2007, 12:41 PM
Assalamu Alaikum.

The English title is Fiqh Made Easy. It's by Saalih As-Sadlaan (translated by Jamaal al-Din Zarabozo) and has been published by Al-Basheer Publications. I believe IIPH supplies Al-Basheer's books in the Gulf.

Abu Musa
12-06-2007, 01:33 PM
Jazakum Allahu khairan.

Abu Musa
12-22-2007, 10:45 AM
As-salamu 'alaikum,

Regarding "Minhaj ul-Muslim" by sh. Abu Bakr al-Jazairi - is the author like the Saudi 'ulama, who are Hanbali-Salafis or is he more like sh. al-Albani in that regard - meaning he does not ascribe to a madhhab as such.

Just curious, since he is from Algeria.

Umm Muawiyah
12-22-2007, 11:03 AM
Wa Alaikum Assalam.

I'm not sure if that question was for me but anyway...

Regarding Abu Bakr Al-Jazairi's madhhab, I have no idea. Algerians are generally Maliki from what I know (most North Africans are supposedly). He was a lecturer in Masjid An-Nabawi as well.

(Okay, I just read on another forum that he's non-madhhabi but I'm not sure).

Abu Musa
12-22-2007, 03:27 PM
Shaikh Fawzaan's book, Mulakhas Al-Fiqhee is really good for beginners and students of knowledge. It's been translated as well and you can get it here:

Part 1: http://www.mohdy.name/pdfs/e110.pdf

Part 2: http://www.mohdy.name/pdfs/e111.pdf


As-salamu 'alaikum,

After downloading the two pdfs I tried opening them and was asked for a password... :(

Umm Muawiyah
12-22-2007, 04:07 PM
Wa Alaikum Assalam.

No, there's no password, Brother. I checked again to make sure. Try opening them directly from the link.

There is a password encryption on printing the document though.

Abu Musa
12-23-2007, 08:23 AM
As-salamu 'alaikum,

I see. I downloaded and then tried opening the files and was prompted for a password. Will try opening directly inshaAllah.

al-malibari
12-23-2007, 11:09 PM
Aslamualaikum,
Try with a newer/older version of acrobat ...

Abu Musa
12-24-2007, 07:24 AM
Wa 'alaikum us-salam...

When the links were posted initially I downloaded the files and they worked great (I am not using Acrobat as I am using the Debian GNU/Linux operating system). I lost the files and the 2nd and 3rd downloads had the password issue. I tried opening directly as the sister suggested, but still cannot access the files.

al-malibari
12-24-2007, 08:11 AM
Salamualaikum,
Guess what ? Iam on linux too :)
In this case the above happens due to the different pdf versions.
What app are you trying to open the pdf with evince/gpdf/kpdf and what version?

Abu Musa
12-24-2007, 08:29 AM
Wa 'alaikum us-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I used the default reader which seems to be "Evince 0.4.0" :)

sunnih
12-24-2007, 08:43 AM
I also sugest that you read along with these books ("Bulugh al-maram min adilat al-ahkam" of hafith ibn Hajjar) so that it increases the exelence of the study. Also you can see "Fiqhus-sunnah" and later on you may want to read "Bidayat el-mujtahid wa nihayat al-muqtasid" of Ibn Rushd but only after you have understood the books mentioned previously by the other brother/s and sister.

p.s These books are available in english.

Abu Musa
12-24-2007, 08:56 AM
I managed to open the files with the kpdf reader, al-hamdulillah.

As for "Bulûgh ul-Marâm" then I have the Darussalam translation which includes notes from "Subul us-Salam" and I also have "Fiqh us-Sunnah" in English and "Bidâyat ul-Mujtahid..." in Arabic so at least I don't have to run out and get those...

I have now ordered Manhaj us-Sâlikin, Zâd al-Mustaqni' and Minhâj ul-Muslim in Arabic and the hardcopy of "A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence / Al-Mulakhkhas al-Fiqhî" (won't be content with a pdf version in the long run) and Minhâj ul-Muslim in English as well. So I guess I got it covered for now :)

Wa jazâkum Allâhu khairan.

Salafi123
12-24-2007, 09:24 AM
For a general benefit for the English only speakers, IIPH recently published Dr Abdul Azeem Badawis fiqh book, 'Al Wajeez...': http://islamicbookstore.com/b9396.html

Umm Muawiyah
12-24-2007, 09:37 AM
Assalamu Alaikum.

The Concise Fiqh book was one of those that I bought in my shopping binge :D I was going to review that as well. I actually bought it for the references...

Brother Abu Musa, if you're going to order the Jurisprudence books from the publishers directly, you might want to look at some of their books (in English). They have some nice ones. Also, their salesman told me that some of Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen's books will be out soon.

PS. Saeed Al-Qahtani's book on Taharah has been translated by IIPH as well.

sunnih
12-24-2007, 09:45 AM
For a general benefit for the English only speakers, IIPH recently published Dr Abdul Azeem Badawis fiqh book, 'Al Wajeez...': http://islamicbookstore.com/b9396.html

It is a very good book to start with or for the references as the sister pointed out (I too bought it for that). It also takes the side of sheikh Albani's verdicts which is very beneficial for those who would like to know what the sheikh decided. I think it is a very good buy indeed.

Abu Musa
12-24-2007, 09:51 AM
Assalamu Alaikum.

The Concise Fiqh book was one of those that I bought in my shopping binge :D I was going to review that as well. I actually bought it for the references...

Brother Abu Musa, if you're going to order the Jurisprudence books from the publishers directly, you might want to look at some of their books (in English). They have some nice ones. Also, their salesman told me that some of Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen's books will be out soon.

PS. Saeed Al-Qahtani's book on Taharah has been translated by IIPH as well.

Wa 'alaikum us-salam,

Very nice...

It is a very good book to start with or for the references as the sister pointed out (I too bought it for that). It also takes the side of sheikh Albani's verdicts which is very beneficial for those who would like to know what the sheikh decided. I think it is a very good buy indeed.

Yes looks like I need that for the "library" as well :)

Umm Muawiyah
12-24-2007, 10:20 AM
Assalamu Alaikum.

More fiqh stuff....

Fatwas of Muslim women by Ibn Taimiyah:
http://www.mohdy.name/pdfs/e103.pdf

And some useful e-books on Purification and Prayer for starters...

Salafi123
01-12-2008, 07:31 AM
For a general benefit for the English only speakers, IIPH recently published Dr Abdul Azeem Badawis fiqh book, 'Al Wajeez...': http://islamicbookstore.com/b9396.html

There's also Volume 1 of 'Fiqh According to the Qur'an & Sunnah' (http://www.dar-us-salam.com/store/main.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=Dus&Product_Code=230&Category_Code=NW) (Al-Lubab Fee Fiqh As-Sunnah Wal-Kitab) by Muhammad Subhi bin Hasan Hallaq, recently published by Darussalam, which looks very useful and detailed, judging by the sample pages. Has anybody got it? If so, what did you think of it?

sunnih
01-15-2008, 03:08 AM
There's also Volume 1 of 'Fiqh According to the Qur'an & Sunnah' (http://www.dar-us-salam.com/store/main.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=Dus&Product_Code=230&Category_Code=NW) (Al-Lubab Fee Fiqh As-Sunnah Wal-Kitab) by Muhammad Subhi bin Hasan Hallaq, recently published by Darussalam, which looks very useful and detailed, judging by the sample pages. Has anybody got it? If so, what did you think of it?

It seems a good book (judging from the sample pages) based upon "Fiqh us-sunnah" in general. Jazakallahu khayran for sharing this.

Abu Musa
01-15-2008, 03:30 AM
Assalamu alaikum.

From what I've read, most the scholars mention Zaad al-Mustaqni. Shaikh Saalih ibn Abdul Azeez recommened it as well (or rather it's concise version). He also mentioned Umdat al-Fiqh by Ibn Qudaamah.

It depends on what you want. There's Umdat al-Ahkam, Subul As-Salam / Buloogh Al-Maraam and Tayseer al Fiqh (available in English and very basic with no proofs).

Minhaj Al-Muslim also discusses basic fiqh (and just about everything else) and is available in English.

Shaikh Fawzaan's book, Mulakhas Al-Fiqhee is really good for beginners and students of knowledge. It's been translated as well and you can get it here:

Part 1: http://www.mohdy.name/pdfs/e110.pdf

Part 2: http://www.mohdy.name/pdfs/e111.pdf

Hope that helps, insha-Allah.

As-salamu 'alaikum,

I got the "hard copy" of the book now, al-hamdulillah, and it says in the introduction that it is actually more or less the shaikh's explanation of "ar-Rawd al-Murbi'". I wasn't aware of that. That's a good thing though.

Umm Muawiyah
01-15-2008, 03:44 AM
As-salamu 'alaikum,

I got the "hard copy" of the book now, al-hamdulillah, and it says in the introduction that it is actually more or less the shaikh's explanation of "ar-Rawd al-Murbi'". I wasn't aware of that. That's a good thing though.

Wa Alaikum Assalam.

I had no idea about that (and I'm the only one I know of that actually reads the preface and intro). I just checked my copy and you're right. However, it's not Shaikh Fawzaan's explanation of Rawd Al-Murbi. It says:

"This treatise is an abstract of a book entitled "Ar-Rawdul-Murbi fi Sharh Zadul-Mustaqni" including its footnotes, written by Shaikh Abdur Rahman ibn Muhammad ibn Qasim (ra), bearing in mind that I added some remarks, when necessary."

So basically it seems to be Shaikh Fawzaan's summary of Ar-Rawdul Murbi with a few additions of his own. It doesn't make a difference though.

Abu Musa
01-15-2008, 04:06 AM
"This treatise is an abstract of a book entitled "Ar-Rawdul-Murbi fi Sharh Zadul-Mustaqni" including its footnotes, written by Shaikh Abdur Rahman ibn Muhammad ibn Qasim (ra), bearing in mind that I added some remarks, when necessary."

So basically it seems to be Shaikh Fawzaan's summary of Ar-Rawdul Murbi with a few additions of his own. It doesn't make a difference though.

Wa 'alaikum us-salam,

Ah yes... my mistake.

akhookum
05-30-2008, 04:42 PM
Assalamu 'alaykum

What would be a good sharh of 'Manhajus-Salikeen' by
Abd Al Rhman Ibn Naser Al Sa'di, for a beginner?

Or if there is a book (with a sharh, preferrably) better suited for a beginner, can someone suggest it? Jazakumullahu khayra.

By the way, I have read that there is a set of lectures, a sharh of Manhajus-Salikeen, so if I did get that book I would be able to insha Allah benefit from the sharh that I buy with it (insha Allah) and the lectures as well.

Allah knows best.

Umm Muawiyah
06-08-2008, 06:21 AM
Assalamu 'alaykum

What would be a good sharh of 'Manhajus-Salikeen' by
Abd Al Rhman Ibn Naser Al Sa'di, for a beginner?

Or if there is a book (with a sharh, preferrably) better suited for a beginner, can someone suggest it? Jazakumullahu khayra.

By the way, I have read that there is a set of lectures, a sharh of Manhajus-Salikeen, so if I did get that book I would be able to insha Allah benefit from the sharh that I buy with it (insha Allah) and the lectures as well.

Allah knows best.

Wa Alaikum Assalam Brother.

I can't tell you about the quality of the explanations but I can point you to some.

1) Shaikh Ibn Jibreen

Audio: http://www.islamway.com/index.php?iw_s=Scholar&iw_a=series&series_id=239

Book: http://www.ahlalhdeeth.com/vb/showthread.php?t=90682 (Note: It's the second attachment as the first one is incomplete)

2) Shaikh Abdur Rahman As-Suhaim (don't know anything about him)

Article form: http://www.almeshkat.net/droos/list.php?cat=4

3) Shaikh Saalih Al-Munajjid (Mr. Islam Q&A) [I find him clearer than Shaikh Ibn Jibreen]

Audio: http://www.islamway.com/index.php?iw_s=Scholar&iw_a=series&series_id=2046&scholar_id=44

4) Shaikh Abdullah ibn Abdul Azeez Aqeel (don't know anything about him either)

Audio: http://www.islamhouse.com/p/5123

I saw some others but I don't have much knowledge about those websites so...

Umm Muawiyah
09-06-2008, 01:14 AM
Assalamu Alaikum.

Fiqh Made Easy by Saleh As-Sadlaan can be dowloaded here:

http://www.hoor-al-ayn.com/Books/Fiqh%20Made%20Easy.pdf

MohammadIbnYakub
02-07-2013, 02:25 AM
Wa Alaikum Assalam Brother.

I can't tell you about the quality of the explanations but I can point you to some.

1) Shaikh Ibn Jibreen

Audio: http://www.islamway.com/index.php?iw_s=Scholar&iw_a=series&series_id=239

Book: http://www.ahlalhdeeth.com/vb/showthread.php?t=90682 (Note: It's the second attachment as the first one is incomplete)

2) Shaikh Abdur Rahman As-Suhaim (don't know anything about him)

Article form: http://www.almeshkat.net/droos/list.php?cat=4

3) Shaikh Saalih Al-Munajjid (Mr. Islam Q&A) [I find him clearer than Shaikh Ibn Jibreen]

Audio: http://www.islamway.com/index.php?iw_s=Scholar&iw_a=series&series_id=2046&scholar_id=44

4) Shaikh Abdullah ibn Abdul Azeez Aqeel (don't know anything about him either)

Audio: http://www.islamhouse.com/p/5123

I saw some others but I don't have much knowledge about those websites so...

The Shaikh in bold was ash-Shaykh al hanaabila in our time. He passed away in 1432 (2011) A major scholar who was a student of Sh. Abdur Rahman as Sa'di (author of Manhaj as Salikeen). Sh. Ibn Aqeel is one of the teachers of our Sh. Haitham al Haddad. Maybe one of the.more.senior tulaab al ilm can elaborate further insha'Allah

With regards to.the sharh of the text Manhaj as salikeen then Ustadh Alomgir Ali (Tayyibun Institute, London - a student of Sh. Haitham) said that Sh. Ibn Jibreen's sharh is best for simplicity. Allahu a'lam.