Kitab Al-fiqh Al-islami Wa Adillatuhu: A Comprehensive and Comparative Study of Islamic Jurisprudence
Kitab Al-fiqh Al-islami Wa Adillatuhu (The Book of Islamic Jurisprudence and Its Proofs) is a monumental work by the Syrian scholar Dr. Wahbah Al-Zuhaili (1932-2015), who was one of the leading experts in Islamic law and theology in the contemporary era. The book consists of eight volumes in Arabic and ten volumes in Indonesian, covering all aspects of Islamic law according to the four major schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i and Hanbali), as well as the views of other schools and sects. The book also provides extensive evidences from the Quran, the Sunnah, the consensus of scholars, and the rational arguments for each legal ruling.
The book is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive and comparative studies of Islamic jurisprudence in modern times, as it combines the classical heritage of Islamic law with the contemporary developments and challenges. The book also reflects the author's moderate and balanced approach, which respects the diversity and pluralism within Islam, while adhering to the principles and objectives of Sharia. The book is a valuable resource for students, scholars, judges, lawyers, and anyone interested in learning about Islamic law and its applications in various fields of life.
The book is available in PDF format online for free download from various sources, such as Archive.org [^1^] and Islamiques.net [^2^]. The book can also be viewed online using a PDF viewer application or software.
Dr. Wahbah Al-Zuhaili was not only a prolific writer, but also a prominent teacher and preacher. He taught Islamic law and legal philosophy at various universities in Syria, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, and Saudi Arabia. He also supervised many doctoral dissertations and served as an external examiner for several academic institutions. He was a member of several Islamic juristic bodies and councils, such as the Royal Society for Research on Islamic Civilization of the Aal al-Bayt Foundation in Amman Jordan, the Syrian Majis al-Ifta, and the Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah. He was also a signatory to the Amman Message and A Common Word documents, which aimed to promote interfaith dialogue and cooperation among Muslims and Christians.
Dr. Wahbah Al-Zuhaili was known for his moderate and balanced approach to Islamic law, which respected the diversity and pluralism within Islam, while adhering to the principles and objectives of Sharia. He advocated for a reform of Islamic law that would take into account the changing circumstances and needs of contemporary Muslims, without compromising the authenticity and integrity of the sources. He also emphasized the importance of ijtihad (independent reasoning) and maqasid al-sharia (the higher objectives of Islamic law) in deriving legal rulings that are relevant and beneficial for humanity. He was a strong supporter of human rights, democracy, social justice, and peace in the Muslim world and beyond.
Dr. Wahbah Al-Zuhaili passed away on 8 August 2015 at the age of 83. He left behind a rich legacy of scholarly works and contributions to Islamic law and thought. His book Kitab Al-fiqh Al-islami Wa Adillatuhu is one of his most notable achievements, which reflects his vast knowledge and expertise in Islamic jurisprudence and its sources. The book is a treasure trove of information and guidance for anyone who wants to learn about Islamic law and its applications in various fields of life. 061ffe29dd