A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence (2 Vol Set)
By Sheikh Salih Al-Fawzan
This book is an introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence for readers without substantial background in this field. In two volumes, Sheikh Salih Al-Fawzan has projected light on jurisprudential issues of utmost importance in a genuine and reader-friendly style, free from any jargon or sophisticated expressions.
A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence, in this translated version, fulfills a long-standing need on the past of English-speaking Muslims for a brief, introductory book on Islamic jurisprudence. It is a valuable book for novice readers, be they Muslims or non-Muslims, who do not have thorough knowledge of the Islamic jurisprudence. The chapters of this book focus on major issues in Islamic jurisprudence.
Volume 1 covers issues such as Purification, Prayer, Zakah, Fasting, Hajj and Jihad.
Volume 2 covers Transactions, Inheritance, Marriage, Divorce, Legal Punishments, Food, Judiciary and others.
About the Author
Sheikh Dr. Saleh Ibn Fawzan Ibn Abdullah from the family of Fawzan from the people/tribe of ash-Shamaasiyyah. After his graduation from the Faculty of Sharee’ah, he was appointed a teacher within the educational institute in Riyadh, then transferred to teaching in the Faculty of Sharee’ah. Later, he transferred to teaching at the Department for Higher Studies within the Faculty of the Principles of the Religion (usool ad-deen). Then he transferred to teaching at the Supreme Court of Justice, where he was appointed the head. He then returned to teaching there after his period of headship came to an end. He was then made a member of the Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawa, where he continues to this day.
Member of the Council of Senior Scholars, and member of the Fiqh Committee in Makkah (part of ar-Raabitah), and member of the Committee for Supervision of the Callers (du’aat) in Hajj, whilst also presiding over (his main role) membership of the Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawa. He is also the Imaam, khateeb and teacher at the Prince Mut’ib Ibn ‘Abdul-’Azeez Masjid in al-Malzar.
He also studied at the hands of a number of scholars from al-Azhar University (Egypt) who specialized in hadeeth, tafseer and Arabic language.