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Fiqh al-Imam

Key Proofs in Hanafi Fiqh


Fiqh al-Imam

Key Proofs in Hanafi Fiqh

On Taqlid and the Hanafi Interpretation of the Prophetic Statement:”Pray as You Have Observed Me Pray.”


In recent decades many attacks have been launched against the concept of taqlid [following a school of Islamic law]. Opposition has ranged from being mild with degrees of acceptance to malicious attacks. Certain extreme elements have gone so far as to brand those who follow a madhhab [school] as mushrik [polytheist]. Much of the opposition has been a result of misunderstanding the realities of this concept.

The first part of this book seeks to clarify certain aspects of taqlid that have been misunderstood and gravely distorted. It sheds light on the necessity of taqlid, its history, and its role in today’s world. The second part includes several chapters devoted to issues regarding salat [ritual prayer] according to the Hanafi school of law. Through illustrative examples and detailed discussions, the chapters on prayer sufficiently demonstrate the sophisticated legal philosophy employed by the Hanafi school (indeed all the madhhabs) in their derivation of legal rulings from the source texts of Islam.

All rulings have been supported with evidentiary proofs from the Qur’an and Hadith. The author delivers an even-handed presentation of arguments throughout the book. He intends neither to offend nor to perpetuate polemic disputes, but rather to state the facts in a lucid and rational style, with a view to appeal to the reader’s sense of reason.

Shaykh Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf

Dr. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera is a British Muslim scholar educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions. He memorised the Qur’an by heart and graduated from the Darul Uloom seminary Bury, UK, and later earned a specialised licence to issue fatwa (legal responses) at Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur, India. He earned his BA from the University of Johannesburg and completed his MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He holds an honorary fellowship at The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman has the unique experience of serving as an imam in Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years in Southern California and over five in the great city of London—and his continued work as an international speaker and lecturer enables him to address and offer pertinent advice on current challenges that face Muslims in the West. He is the founder of Whitethread Institute, a post-graduate insititute for Islamic scholars. He is an avid traveller and continues to teach hadith and work on scholarly publications through White Thread Press (www.whitethreadpress.com). Many of his lectures are available on www.zamzamacademy.com and his courses through Rayyan Institute (www.rayyaninstitute.com).

Weight 0.36 kg







5.5" x 8.5"

Pub. Date:

June 2003

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Sairi Amir
Excellent book!

This is a great book that details the hadiths and explanations for the variation in prayers, with a focus on the Hanafi mazhab. Not convoluted, simple to understand and the writer has done a great job in extracting the key points and arguments :)

Habib Bhuiyan

Very systematic and helpful to understand the problem

Ibrahim K
A great book for new Hanafis being heckled by pseudo Salafis

Great concise book to understand some of the common rulings, this book makes a great companion to The Salah Of A Believer by Shaykh Riyadhul Haq

Excellent purchase

I have heard about dispute not to follow mazhab which i disagree even without knowledge. I trust mufti Mangera and would like to get more information about this subject.
Highly recommend whitethreadpress.

Ali Bari
An important contribution to defend the tradition.

An immense effort from the author Mufti Saab to defend the tradition that goes back nearly 1,400 years amid the baseless attacks on madhabs in recent times.

Zul Ahmad
Fiqh Al Imam

I feel its a must have for Hanafis, it reinforces our Salah in accordance with the Sunnah. With Clear Details & Proofs

The delivery was Prompt and in excellent condition
Double bubble wrapped plus in a water resistant envelope too


The publishers deserve a pat on their backs for a good book. The material used is Premium

Jazakallah Khair

Ruhulamin Patel
One of the best works in the english language on fiqh for the laymen

It is essential in today's climate for any laymen follower of Hanafi fiqh to understand that the school he/she follows is grounded in proof and evidence.

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