Imam ‘Izz al-Din’s Qawa’id al-Ahkam and ‘Allamah ibn ‘Abidin’s Radd al-Muhtar


I recently completed the English translation of Kitab al-Buyu’ [Book of Sales] of ‘Allamah Ibn ‘Abidin’s famous Radd al-Muhtar ‘ala al-Durr al-Mukhtar [Returning the Perplexed to the Chosen Pearl], also known as Fatawa Shamiyyah. It has been published in Malaysia by Islamic Banking and Finance Institute of Malaysia (IBFIM). It is titled Book of Sales.

Previously, IBFIM had published my translation of Imam ‘Izz al-Din ibn ‘Abd al-Salam’s Qawa’id al-Ahkam fi Islah al-Anam [Maxims of Rulings for the Reformation of People], also known as al-Qawa’id al-Kubra [The Great Collection of Legal Maxims] in 2010. It was published as Rules of the Derivation of Laws for Reforming the People.



9 thoughts on “Imam ‘Izz al-Din’s Qawa’id al-Ahkam and ‘Allamah ibn ‘Abidin’s Radd al-Muhtar

    • Salam

      What chapters from the Radd al muhtar are included? Is it only the translation of Kitab al buyu from that book, that has 5/6 baabs?

    • Insha Allah, but it’s going to be a while before I get to it.
      As for the availability of the translations in the West, I am in negotiations with a publisher in the UK. Let’s see how that goes.

      • Zajakallahu Khair. I can hardly wait! Keep us posted.

        Getting those two books from Malaysia is very expensive!

  1. Wa ‘alaykum assalam. Sorry, the publication does not seem to be happening. Nevertheless, hopefully, I should be able to share the Qawa’id book with you in a few months. the Book of Sales after that, insha Allah.

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