Minhaj al-Talibin wa 'Umdat al-Muftiyin
(منهاج الطالبين وعمدة المفتيين)
AUTHOR: Imam Nawawi |
TAHQIQ & TA'LIQ: Dr. Ahmed bin 'Abd al-Aziz al-Haddad |
HARDCOVER: 1729 PAGES | 3 VOLUMES |
PUBLISHED: Dar al-Basha'r al-Islamiyyah | Beirut |
SHAFI'I FIQH | CLASSICAL ADVANCED MANUAL |
FULLY VOWELISED | TASHKEEL |
EXTENSIVE TAHQIQ |
AHADITH VERY WELL REFERENCED |
CONTAINS FULL CHAIN OF TRANSMISSION |
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The main aspect in the foundation of the madhhab is the verdict of the al-Imām. The ʿUlamāʾ and the books constitute the basis and source of strength of the madhhab. The ʿUlamāʾ explain and elaborate the original verdict of the Imām and disseminate them while the books preserve and ensure that the authentic views of the madhhab are transmitted to a later generation.
Al-Imām al-Subkī (765 H) mentioned regarding al-Minhaj of al-Imām al-Nawawī, “In this era, this book is the most excellent book for students and many scholars to understand the madhhab.” There are almost one hundred commentaries of the al-Minhāj. It has been abridged, explained, annotated and versified (compiled in the form of poetry). The four main commentaries of al-Minhaj are:
(1) Tuhfat al-muhtaj by al-Imam Ahmad ibn ʿAlī ibn Hajar al-Haytamī al-Makkī (974 H),
(2) Nihayat al-muhtaj ila sharh al-Minhaj by al-Imām Shams al-Dīn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Hamzah al-Ramlī (1004 H),
(3) Mughni al-muhtaj ila maʿrifat al-maʿani alfadh sharh al-Minhaj by al-Imām Shams al-Dīn Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Khātib al-Shirbīnī (977 H) and
(4) Kanz al-raghibin sharh Minhaj al-talibeen by al-Imām Jalāl al-Dīn Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Mahallī (864 H).
ABOUT THIS PRINT:
This is by far the most well referenced matn of the Minhaj available in print. The editor has taken care in referencing all the quotes and Ahadiths. Also it contains the editors chain of transmission to the author of the book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Imam al-Nawawi is one of the most well known scholars and spiritual masters in Muslim history. He was a consummate scholar of several disciplines, including law, Prophetic traditions, Quran exegesis, and grammar. His works and profound personal circumspection have inspired millions of believers on spiritual and intellectual planes. He was born in Greater Syria, where he also died in 1277 at the age of 45. He was and continues to be the most referenced scholar in the Shafi'i Madhab.