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Reliance of the Traveller: Handbook of Shari’ah

Reliance of the Traveller: Handbook of Shari’ah.


February 12, 2012 - Posted by | Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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  1. Umdat al-Salik, translated by Noah Keller, runs to 1251 pages with the index. It displays the original Arabic text in one column and the translation in another. Its authenticity and accuracy are attested by Sheikhs at Al-Azhar University in Cairo.

    Widely accepted as the handbook of Shari’ah, Reliance is available at Amazon for about $28. The post at Islam Exposed is getting about five hits per day, from all over the world.

    Risala, generally less loquacious and easier on the eyes, is the Maliki version. Hedaya, the Hanifi version, is archaic, arcane, printed in an archaic type face and very dense. It explains its differences with the Shafi’i school and ads new insights not found elsewhere in Vol. II, Book IX, Ch. 1. You can find links to them in the Sharia menu at and in many of my recent blog posts.

    Comment by dajjal | February 13, 2012 | Reply

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