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Nur al-Idah: Classic Manual of Hanafi Fiqh

Written by Hasan Shurunbulali
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Nur al-Idah is a Hanafi text which includes vast areas of jurisprudence, namely, the rulings pertaining to worship. It leaves the student or general reader well prepared to deal with the majority of matters ranging from purification, prayer, funerals, zakat to hajj. It reveals in a small way as to why the Hanafi Madhhab is held in such high esteem from scholars all over the world.

It is practical, sensible and can be used as a reference book. This book is based on the teachings of Abu Hanifa and his students, namely Imam Muhammad, Abu Yusuf and Zufar; and will provide the reader with a brief look as to why the Hanafi Madhhab is the most widely embraced in the world today. Ahmad Ibn Hanbal said, "If in any matter there is agreement between three people, then one pays no attention to the verdict of anyone who disagrees with them." Someone asked him, "Who are they?" He answered, "Abu Hanifa, Abu Yusuf and Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan." The translation of Nur al-Idah is displayed in bold, while the commentary and explanation, the majority of which is from Maraky al-Falah is written in plain text. It has been the translators attempt to prepare the text of Nur al-Idah in a manner that can be read independently without reading the commentary. However, commentary is essential for further explanations of the actual text and for this reason it entails views from other Hanafi sources such as al-Ikhtiyar and al-Hidayah, as well as the position of other schools, such as the Shafi'i Madhhab. This is intended to give the reader a broader perspective on matters and demonstrate the similarity between the various schools of thought. Referencing the text with evidence, namely, with Quran or hadith has been given on most issues and that areas where it is not, is either due to qiyas (analogical reasoning) or because of its unanimous agreement on that particular issue. A translation may simplify many things, though this will still require the complete and concentrated attention of the reader. Also, many examples and explanatory notes have been included. These are, for the most part intended to clarify what might otherwise have been an obscure or ambiguous passage in the original or as a result of the translation. The main Hanafi books, such as The Hashia of Ibn ‘Abidin, al-Hidayah and al-Mabsut were referred to, as well as consultation from some of the most eminent scholars. The text also includes sample examination questions in an effort to help the reader view the laws in a different light and to enable him to deal with legal rules in a practical way.

Nur al-Idah Classical Hanafi Fiqh Manual

نور الإيضاح ونجاة الأرواح

Author: Hasan Shurunbulali (حسن بن عمار الشرنبلالي)

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4 comments

  • Comment Link Muzzammil Saturday, 04 August 2012 03:43 posted by Muzzammil

    Masha-Allaah, excellent scan of Nurul Idhah Arabic. However, the typed version - Arabic, has many errors in it and can be VERY misleading, and I only realised as a certain ruling did not make sense and I had to refer to the scanned original version which was alhamdulillaah available, and realised 3 mistakes in one line. Keep up the EXCELLENT work.

    A simple piece of advise is that to have the books proof read before uploading.

    May allaah grant you more tawfeeq and give you steadfastness in your work, Aameen.

    Jazakallaah khairan.

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  • Comment Link DR AZMAT Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:03 posted by DR AZMAT

    may allah shower you with his blessings the work you are doing is no less than a miracle ,may allah help you in your great endevour

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  • Comment Link Aleem Wednesday, 20 June 2012 17:03 posted by Aleem

    tank you very much brother

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  • Comment Link Tuesday, 21 June 2011 13:20 posted by

    Jazak Allahu Khair for sharing this book online and also on pdf, especially in English!!! I was searching for it and I got it now. Jazak Allahu Khairan once again to you and all those who made it possible to make this book easily available for general public for FREE .
    May Allah(SWT) bless you and all with His Choicest blessings, mercy and forgiveness, Allahumma Ameen Thumma Ameen.

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