Umdat Al-Fiqh Explained: A Commentary on Ibn Qudamah’s The Reliable Manual of Fiqh (2 Vol Set) By Dr. Hatem Al-Haj
Author:Dr. Hatem Al-Haj
Book Binding: Hardcover
Size: 9.5 x 6.8 x 1.3
Publication Year: 2019
About This Book:
Dr. Hatem Al-Haj wrote "Umdat Al-Fiqh Explained: A Commentary on Ibn Qudamah's The Reliable Manual of Fiqh" in two volumes. This work is a commentary on Ibn Qudamah's famed 'Umdat al-Fiqh, a classic treatise of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) within the Hanbali school of thought. The book's contents are divided into 13 chapters, with each chapter diving into a different topic of fiqh. Dr. Al-Haj begins each chapter with a brief summary of Ibn Qudamah's text, followed by a detailed commentary that includes the following elements:
The application of legal concepts to real-world settings.
- Explanation of judicial judgments.
- Other fiqh sources are cited.
- Scholars debate different points of view.
- Rebuttal of incorrect beliefs.
"Umdat Al-Fiqh Explained" is a comprehensive and authoritative reference for fiqh students. Furthermore, it serves as a useful reference for anyone seeking a better grasp of the Hanbali school of thought.
Some of the most important aspects of "Umdat Al-Fiqh Explained" are highlighted below:
- Authoritative commentary on Ibn Qudamah's 'Umdat al-Fiqh, provides a complete viewpoint.
- Covers a wide range of fiqh subjects.
- Other important fiqh sources are cited to deepen the discussion.
- Engages in the debate over opposing intellectual perspectives.
- Gives well-reasoned replies to common misunderstandings.
- Exhibits practical uses of judicial judgments in real-world situations.
Great Hanbali commentaries
Dr. Hatem al-Haj's translation and commentary on Ibn Qudamah's Umdat Al-Fiqh is a major contribution to the study of Hanbali jurisprudence in the English language. Umdat al-Fiqh is an introductory Hanbali Fiqh manual that covers all major Fiqh subjects from ablution to worship to Zakat to marriage to divorce to inheritance to commercial sales to rules of evidence and everything in between. I believe this translation is the first and only English translation of Umdat al-Fiqh treatise. The translation is accurate and having the Arabic text next to the English is an amazing teaching tool for students and scholars alike. I found Dr. al-Haj's knowledgable jurist commentary spot on and very helpful and it complements the Arabic text. While Umdat al-Fiqh is a Hanbali work, students of fiqh of any school would benefit tremendously from studying this text. I will assign it to my students. I strongly recommend this new translation. It is a reference manual that should be in your library.