Thursday, September 02, 2004

Subsequent articles on relegious sciences-A collection of Indispensible works for students of Knowledge

'Famous Jurists & their works', 'The value of Authentic hadith and a study of Legal Methodology', '10 reasons why there is dispute amongst the jurists', 'What do they say about the study of mantiq [logic]?', 'When can one follow another madhab?', 'Defining Usul al-Fiqh-Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence' and 'The tools of a mujtahid' are some of the issues i am currently working on as a spare-time pursuit.

In the commencing week, I will have finished an indispensible piece of work i am writing; a list of some of the great 'Hanafi Jurists and their works' which will be on this blog as soon as it is finished, God-willing.

'10 Reasons why their is dispute amongst the jurists' is a work i composed some months back for a discussion on Radio Takbeer. It is a short but replete study of why their are differences in the schools of fiqh. The work is primarily taken from Dr Mustafa Sa'eed al-Khann's Phd in the differences of the jurists (arabic).

The article on authentic hadith and Hanafi Legal methodology is a very important work that discusses the inner issues of why a mujtahid expertise may leave an authentic hadith. The work is primarily based on the famous idiom of Abu Hanifah, ' When the hadith is established, it is my madhab'. Moreover, the article itself is an exposition on an extraction from Imam Ahmad Ridha's famous epistle, 'The gifted excellence in explanation of the proverb, when the hadith is authentic it is my madhab' (arabic). Though its main theme is complete, it requires editing and a crystal finish. An incomplete version will be posted shortly.

'When can one follow another madhab?' is an article with over 15 examples from the branches of Hanafi fiqh [furu'] in which one may follow another madhab. Its fundamental purpurt is to outline the legal perspective of the subject in recourse. As of yet, this work is not on the blog

The following article, 'The tools of ijtihad; Methodology of infering details from the sources' concerns the discourse of of ijtihad and methods by which a mujtahid infers legal rulings from the fundamental sources, namely; Qur'an, Sunnah, Ijma' and Qiyas. The methodology in context is Hanafi orientated and is extracted from the classical works of the Hanafi Usul. This academic piece of work may take a few months before completion. Though not complete, it is posted on the blog.

'Defining usul al-fiqh- Principles of Islamic Juriprudence' another short work aimed to define usul al-fiqh and shed light on its contents. I have managed to get a fair bit done on it, but it requires editing and is still incomplete. This version is posted on the blog.

May Allah make these works a means of acheiving his eternal pleasure and beneficial for its readers and conveyers, Ameen.