- Hardcover: 1232 pages
- Publisher: Amana Publications; Revised edition edition (Dec. 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0915957728
- ISBN-13: 978-0915957729
- Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 255,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Reliance of the Traveller: Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law Hardcover – Dec 1997
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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 research on Islamic rulings on daily Muslim life
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a1.1 ('Abd al-Wahhab Khallaf:) There is no disagreement among the scholars of the Muslims that the source of legal rulings for all the acts of those who are morally responsible is Allah Most Glorious. Read the first page
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Umdat al-Salik (Reliance of the Traveller) has always been a work held in high regard. It deals in particular with the Shaf'i school of jurisprudence (one of the four principle schools) citing the relevant evidences and explaining arguments in detail. It provides any reader with an invaluable resource to dip into and also a comprehensive groundwork if studied.
I was given this edition as a present recently and heartily recommend it.
On an negative side, the actual text itself does not have a sufficient commentary (if at all) in that matter I am in agreement with the previous reviewer as there are many controversial matters brought up in the original Arabic text that need further explanation, to not do so surely does a great hindrance to the book. There are many who will argue that this book was intended to be read with a qualified Islamic scholar, if that were the case then what was the point in making it a book available for worldwide distribution? This could have been easily avoided by making it simply a University syllabus book and not one for general public consumption.
Secondly the contentious matters brought up with regards to creed. Nuh Keller as with the original author of the Arabic text and most of the sources he cites belong to the Ashari school of Islamic creed while a minority in contemporary Muslim society belong to a creed followed by ibn Taymiyah and his student ibn al-Qayyim.Read more ›
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Once again, I am using books like to further my knowledge of islam. Europeans need to know.Published 2 months ago by L. S. Robinson
A detailed overview of the Shafi'i madhhab. Excellent for reference or to read through. I especially love the section on enjoining the good and forbidding the evil.Published on 21 April 2009 by J. Rowland