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Islamic Legal Maxims By Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee
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This book is about qawa`id fiqhiyyah, which are sometimes referred to as legal maxims. In reality, the qawa`id play a much wider and more effective role as compared to legal maxims. Islamic law is... More > all about principles and rules; it has been so from the day of its birth. The reason is that principles and rules were laid down by the Qur'an and the Sunnah. The relationship between the disciplines of usul al-fiqh and qawa`id fiqhiyyah is like the relationship between the two arms of the human body; they cooperate with each other to yield the rules of fiqh. This vital relationship has been kept concealed by separating the two disciplines and by severing the bond between them. This book attempts to uncover this relationship, and to restore the bond. Understanding this relationship will enhance understanding of the discipline of usul al-fiqh as well.< Less
Islamic Jurisprudence - 3rd Edition By Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee
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Islamic jurisprudence or usul al-fiqh provides the foundation for any meaningful study of Islamic law. The present book has been in the field for more than a decade and has received a positive... More > response from many quarters. It is used as a textbook in a number of university courses. Over the years, however, students have shown an eagerness to know more. They have raised many questions whose answers the book did not provide. A catalogue of the questions asked, and those not asked, gave rise to the need to revise the book. The present, third, edition of the book has, therefore, been revised and three chapters at the end have been completely rewritten.< Less
Outlines of Islamic Jurisprudence - Sixth Edition By Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee
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Outlines of Islamic jurisprudence covers a number of topics of usul al-fiqh, sometimes in abridged form, that have been covered in the title on the subject of Islamic Jurisprudence by the same... More > author. The significance of this book can only be understood through a comparison with that book. Islamic jurisprudence focuses on the discipline of usul al-fiqh and deals with it in an exhaustive way. It, thus, covers the different aspects of interpretation and theories of Islamic law. The present book includes some of the topics covered in that book. The bulk of Outlines of Islamic Jurisprudence, however, summarizes the entire law of Islam presenting it in a concise yet effective way. Due to the treatment of the entire Islamic law in a comprehensive way, the book is like a short encyclopedia. The book was first published in 1998 and is now in its sixth edition. It is very popular among law students, lawyers and even the general readers.< Less
LexIslamica Series - Book 1 - Islamic Law for the New Millennium By Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee & M. Ibrahim Abdullah Khan Nyazee
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The present book is a small introduction to the larger work to be published in small volumes, but as part of a series. The book visualizes modern Islamic law as the common law of all Muslims, a law... More > that exists at the global level and is concerned with issues that may be found within individual states. For the details, this book is to be read. It has intentionally been kept very concise and brief. Rapid changes in the world, in the last few decades, have now created an opportunity for Islamic law to rise again. This rise of Islamic law for the new millennium will not be through the coercive power of a modern state or even through physical domination. It will come about through the rise of the Muslim Ummah meeting, participating and collaborating through cyberspace for the benefit and service of all humanity. This small book outlines and explains this dynamic framework that heralds the revival and development of this law with the help of a new methodology that has been left as a heritage by the ancestors.< Less
LexIslamica Series – Book 2 – The Original Meaning of Ḥanafī Uṣūl al-Fiqh By Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee & M. Ibrahim Abdullah Khan Nyazee
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The texts of the Ḥanafī School on uṣūl al-fiqh written up to the end of the Fifth Century of the Hijrah show that the discipline of uṣūl al-fiqh was significantly... More > different from what it turned out to be in the later centuries, which were more theoretical in nature as compared to the earlier texts. As Shāfi‘ī uṣūlīs started wielding greater influence, especially the promotion of a different concept of the Sunnah and a more literal approach, Ḥanafī writers probably went on the defensive, incorporating ideas from Shāfi‘ī uṣūl. The purpose of this book is not to trace the historical development of uṣūl al-fiqh, but to merely identify what the early uṣūlīs like Jaṣṣaṣ, Dabbūsī and Sarakhsī had to say about the discipline of uṣūl al-fiqh. Another aim is to find out the nature of the discipline during the early period that was responsible for growth and dynamism. The main emphasis, however, is on the meaning of uṣūl al-fiqh as a discipline and on the nature of the rules of interpretation (qawn̄īn uṣūliyyah).< Less

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