The Concise Presentation of the Fiqh by Abdul-Azeem Badawi
By Abdul-Azeem Badawi, International Islamic Publishing House, Hardback, 704 pages
Was there ever a point in your life where you realized how many things you've done incorrectly, simply because you don't know the right thing to do according to your deen? And have you ever searched for a book or a person or anything to sort things out for you, so you don't fall into more of the same mistakes?
By the grace and mercy of Allah, there are now a number of introductory compendiums of fiqh available in various languages. However, this particular work has unique aspects that have made it a popular work in its native Arabic language and which should make it, InshaAllah (God willing), an important contribution to the Islamic literature available in English.
To start with, the author has restricted his foundations for fiqh to the Qur'an and the authentic hadeeth of the Prophet, painstakingly avoiding any of the weak or rejected hadeeth found in the majority of the books of fiqh. To further ensure that this work is of the utmost reliability, the author has also restricted his discussion to what is most directly derived from the Qur'an and sunnah, and is, therefore, logically above dispute. He has intentionally avoided the numerous detailed disputes that jurists often engage in, leaving the reader with full confidence in what the author has written.
The book is sufficient for the one seeking to travel to the pleasure of Allah and will also satisfy the knowledge seekers and their thirst for knowledge. It contains fiqh that takes the hand of the reader and shows him what he should do, It is also a book of hadith that displays the statements and actions of Prophet SAW.
About the Author:
Dr. 'Abdul-Azeem Badawi is a well-known imam, preacher, writer, and Islamic lecturer in topics such as tafseer (Qur’an commentary), Hadith and fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). He was born in Egypt in 1373 H/ 1954 CE and studied at al-Azhar University in Cairo until he completed his doctorate. He has lived and worked in Egypt except for 11 years that he spent as an imam in Jordan, where he had a close relationship with Shaykh Muhammad Nâṣir ad-Deen al-Albâni.