al-Imam Muhammad ibn Idris a]-SHAFITS al-Rl SALA .. 12 ai-Fakhr , Kitdb Mandqib al-ShAfi’i (Cairo, n. d.). .. 52 Both the Risala and the Kitdb al-. Imam Shafi on On Legal Knowledge Read Classical – Excerpt Written in the second Islamic century by al-Imam al-Shafi’i (d. AH/AD), the founder of one. Al-Risalah of Imam Shafi’e – The Muslim Philosophy of Thinking Imam Al-Shafi’e was a genius and his work ‘Al-Risalah’ was unprecedented in the history.

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So please inform us of the roots and origins of this fault and error.

Contemplate their reports, discussion and discourse, and you will indeed find my claim to be truthful and correct. Shafii limits the usage of Qiyas and imposes a number of conditions on its usage.

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However, over time much of the contents of Risala have been incorporated into all the schools of risalw. The Quran and the orders of Muhammed pbuh comprise two important elements of the new and final religion. Shafii formulates the concept of ijma as consensus of the scholars as a method imaj expounding law acceptable to contemporary jurists but invests the community with higher authority.

This analysis was innovative at the time and provided a significant prism through which the Quran was viewed in the following centuries.

al-risala Urdu Imam Shafi’i

This is weak for two reasons – firstly the evidences used to show it is a source are not definitive and are open to a multitude of interpretations, and secondly, ijma al-ummah has historically occurred only on a small number of credal matters, rendering the principle inoperable for the purposes of legislation. He was a man of vast knowledge and authority. This was much stricter than the prevailing views and created significant discussion. This important work gives the fundamental principles of Islamic jurisprudence and its influence continues to the present day.


Shafi’i’s Risalatrans. In addressing Istihsan, which was primarily used by the Iraqi jurists, he rejects the principle due to its unlimited and unrestricted use of discretion. Recent Post by Page. This blog contains thoughts on some of my favourite books, books that you can keep coming back to again and again Fundamental Ideas of the Risala The Risala begins with an introductory chapter discussing the religious basis of Islamic jurisprudence, aimed at reforming mankind into a God fearing community.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This is your opportunity to get to know this profound effort of Imam Al-Shafi’e with this historic seminar coming up this weekend with Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi – one of the foremost scholars, researchers and thinkers in the world today.

Ash-Shafi’i’s Risala: Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence

Risala has had a major historic impact which continues to reverberate to modern times. There is a more detailed discussion of Qiyas and Ijtihad due to the widespread and sometimes unrestricted usage of Qiyas with a number of critics denying it in its entirety.

In this discussion, Shafii made it clear that only authenticated traditions of the Prophet pbuh were binding and considered authoritative sources of legislation. Mohammad Akram Nadwi For the 1st time ever, journey to India like never before. This has led to successive jurists from his own school differing with him, primarily, due to the absence of any mechanism of implementing consensus of the community.

Fill in your details below or click an icon iman log in: On the question of consensus, Shafi’i obligated affirmation of all living Muslims – both shzfi learned and the laymen – in order to declare a true consensus. Articles containing Arabic-language text. Imam Al-Shafi’e was a genius and his work ‘Al-Risalah’ was unprecedented in the history of mankind. He was active in juridical matters and his teaching eventually led to the school of fiqh named after him.


Shafii discusses the legal contribution that the Sunnah makes in clarifying the meaning of particular Quranic legislation or elaborating law and explains its role as a source of law.

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Finally Shafii considers Ikhtilaf in interpretation which at his time was quite fluid and tolerated. Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. This site uses cookies. You are commenting using your WordPress. Beginners may find it a little heavy.

Having proposed a systematic approach to dealing with the sources of jurisprudence, he limited the degree of interpretation to those texts that have the propensity for different interpretations and where personal reasoning can riwala exercised in Qiyas. Imam Shafiee died in the Year A.

This was in sharp contrast to existing Hijazi and Iraqi schools that often took traditions based on local customs or embodied a personal opinion as valid for legislation. He zhafi includes a list of transmitters of traditions, a glossary of the most important Islamic legal terms and a select bibliography.

See Risala disambiguation for other books known as “Ar-Risala”. Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi Official added 4 new photos. The next chapter focuses on the Quran as the basis of legal knowledge, its rules addressing all matters, spiritual and temporal.