Hanbali Usul al-Fiqh

29 Nov

The following curriculum works are essential for understanding Hanbali usul:

  • Sharh al-Waraqat by Abdullah b. Salih al-Fawzan
  • Ma’alim Usul al-Fiqh by al-Jizani
  • Rawdat al-Nazir by Ibn Qudamah alongside al-Shanqiti’s Mudhakirah, al-Tufi’s brilliant Sharh Mukhtasar al-Rawdah, and Fath al-Wali al-Nasir
  • Al-Qawa’id wa al-Faqa’id al-Usuliyah by Ibn al-Lahham for takhrij al-furu’ ‘ala al-usul
  • Al-Kawkab al-Munir Sharh Mukhtasar al-Tahrir by Ibn al-Najjar (ed. Muhammad al-Zuhayli)
  • I’lam al-Muwaqiiin by Ibn al-Qayyim

Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Fiqh


11 responses to “Hanbali Usul al-Fiqh

  1. eltamim

    January 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Salam! Could you post a detailed approach of a Hanbali student on how study the madhab? It’d be great if you could categorize the books by difficulty levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). Also, your post on Athari aqeedah was a tad brief. Please post on that with deatil, too. Jazakallah Kheirn. 🙂

    • Al-Asiri

      January 22, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      Wa alaykum salam. The Athari list was brief because the aim was to be brief, as mentioned in the post title 🙂 The texts mentioned therein give a good overview, though many more could be added.

      I intend to post about studying the Hanbali madhab in a future post in sha Allah. I already have my draft notes and some madkhal works.

      • eltamim

        January 22, 2015 at 3:14 pm

        Okay, then. Take your time and may Allah reward reward you.

  2. eltamim

    January 22, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Also, kindly add some primers for English speaking laymen before you go for Tullab al-‘Ilm.

    • Al-Asiri

      January 22, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      Primers in which field?

      • eltamim

        January 22, 2015 at 3:13 pm

        Both Hanbali Fiqh and Athari creed.

  3. Al-Asiri

    January 22, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    To be frank I don’t know much about English Athari works apart from the various translations of al-Tahawiyyah. I think Lam’at al-I’tiqad by Ibn Qudamah has been translated too. As for the rest, I think they have not been translated.

    I have seen in bookshops in Madinah a translation of Ibn Qudamah’s ‘Umdat al-Fiqh with a decent commentary that adds Ibn Taymiyyah’s ikhtiyarat. I’ll look out for the author and publisher next time I’m at Masjid al-Nabawi in sha Allah. Umdat al-Fiqh has also been translated by Muhtar Holland but there are some mistakes in it. One example I read is that he said the hands are placed on the chest in prayer but Ibn Qudamah says they should be placed below the chest, as is the classical Hanbali position. Musa Furber has a draft translation of Zad al-Mustaqni. We used to have a link for it on this site but he asked us to take it down as it is a draft and he is working on a completely revised version. Abu Eesa of Prophetic Guidance in Manchester has an ongoing class on Zad al-Mustaqni called Logical Progression worth checking out. It is based on Ibn Uthaymin’s Sharh, which basically states Ibn Taymiyyah’s ikhtiyarat.

    That’s it as far as English works that I know. May Allah bless you on the path of knowledge. I hope this helps.

    • eltamim

      January 23, 2015 at 6:45 am

      Jazakallah Kheirn for the input.

  4. Al-Asiri

    January 23, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Wa jazakum.

  5. Hossein Mohammed

    July 12, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Ibn Qudamah didn’t say “below the chest”, he actually said “below the navel” in Umdah. Jazakallahu khayr

    • Al-Asiri

      July 12, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Yes you’re right. Thanks for correcting the typo. Jazakum Allahu khayra!


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