Imdad al-Fiqh fi’l-‘Ibadat is a modern day rendering of the classic works of Fiqh. Taking the most authentic and applicable rulings from the recorded opinions of Imam Abu Hanifa and his disciples on matters pertaining to worship, the writer has provided a clear direction for Hanafi Muslims living in the 21st century.
Every ruling offered within this elucidation of edicts has been carefully selected and then cited back to its original source text, and where required the writer has offered his own scholarly opinion on the issue.
This work brings Fiqh to the modern day users, in a manner which they are familiar with. Categorising each section of the decrees of worship into appropriate divisions and sub divisions, enabling easy referencing for even the most rudimentary user. This text extensively examines the rulings of worship, covering everything from water and purification through to the rights and rituals of the sacred journey of pilgrimage.
“I have studied the text of Imdad al-Fiqh fi’l-‘Ibadat, which is a book in the area of studies in Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh) and the commandments relating to worship. This book is indeed of immense benefit and great advantage for anyone who seeks to study the science of Islamic jurisprudence in a manner that is easy and uncomplicated. The learned author has presented this book with great research, care and arrangement. It will profoundly assist every student.”
– Professor Dr Sabri ‘Abd al-Ra’uf Muhammad
Senior Lecturer in Comparative Study of Islamic Jurisprudence
Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
“Matters of jurisprudence and issues concerning mannerisms of worship have been divided into chapters and sections. Then, within them, the related content has been so well put together that even the most difficult and complex issues themselves find their way into the heart of the reader. The one in pursuit of study is not left facing difficulty or struggle. Nothing has been written without due authenticity and reference. Every matter has been supported with a reference from authentic canonical works, as a result of which, the benefit and authenticity of this book has been further enriched.”
– The late Diya’ al-Ummah Shaykh Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari
Former Justice of the Shari’ah Appellate Bench at the Supreme Court of Pakistan
“The speciality of this book is such that despite its conciseness, there is possibly no such matter concerning worship that one is in need of knowing, and he or she does not find some answer to it in this book. For every matter written by the author, he has provided a reference to it from the books of jurisprudence, and he has further attempted to provide an evidence for each commandment from the Qur’an and the Sunnah.”
– ‘Allamah Abdul Rasul Arshad
“This book discusses the system of Islamic worship according to the Hanafi School of Jurisprudence. I have not only studied this book but also taught it to my students. The author has successfully endeavoured to prove each legal issue through Qur’anic verses, sayings of the noble Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and with references to an authentic Shari’a text. Mr. Pirzada is not only a scholar of the modern sciences, but he is also an expert in Islamic Studies, an excellent educationalist and an inspiring teacher. His educational and practical services stand tall as a beacon of light in both British and European circles of Islam. I pray that Allah (most high) grants him a long life and makes his beautiful efforts beneficial to all Muslims. Amin.”
– Shaykh Muhammad Habib al-Rahman Mahboobi
Suffa Tul Islam Association, Bradford, UK