9781847740960

A Treasury of Sacred Maxims: A Commentary on Legal Principles

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Shahrul Hussain

This inspiring collection of sacred maxims are pithy sayings that Islamic scholars use as a guide for Islamic practice in a wide range of areas, from the rituals of worship to financial transactions.

Product Description

This inspiring collection of sacred maxims is drawn from the genre known in Arabic as al-qawā‘id al-fiqhiyyah. These maxims are pithy sayings that Islamic scholars use as a guide for Islamic practice in a wide range of areas, from the rituals of worship to financial transactions. Though technically translated as “legal maxims”, the array of topics these maxims cover encompass the core ethical principles at the heart of the Shariah.

Given its concision, each maxim is rich in meaning, and the commentary provided by Dr Shahrul Hussain gives us a glimpse into the maxim’s significance. The commentaries, written by a Western Islamic scholar, bring out the relevance of each maxim to the English speaking reader.

This latest instalment in Kube’s Treasury Series in Islamic Thought and Civilisation, will help deepen the understanding of key aspects of Shariah in its legal and ethical dimensions.

Other titles in this series:
– A Treasury of Hadith: A Commentary on Nawawi’s Forty Prophetic Traditions

Additional Information

Weight 0.230 kg
Isbn

9781847740960

Extent

168

Author

Shahrul Hussain

Binding

Hardback

Publication-year

2016

Imprint

Kube Publishing

1 review for A Treasury of Sacred Maxims: A Commentary on Legal Principles

  1. rohail.sheikh@kubepublishing.com

    :

    “I am very much in favour of delivering to the English-speaking audience quality texts which allows access to the Muslim heritage and furthers one’s appreciation of the Islamic scholarship. A Treasury of Sacred Maxims did not disappoint; in fact it added to a key under represented area of fiqh. A deceptively succinct text that covers forty legal Maxims but goes beyond a mere introduction. One would expect a legal discussion, however Dr. Shahrul Hussain has added a moral aspect to each legal maxim. An excellent text which can be memorised alongside a primer fiqh text in any Islamic studies curriculum.”

    Mufti Amjad M Mohammed
    Principal and Founder of The Olive Foundation

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