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.



Ten Lessons 2nd Online Edition

Assalam ‘alaykum, everyone!

Alhamdulillah, the second online edition of Ten Lessons of Arabic is ready.  I am sorry for the long delay. Here is the file Ten Lessons 2nd online ed

Please, be sure to read the foreword, and do let me know if there are any mistakes or other issues that need to be dealt with.  The email, as given in the foreword, is

Printing Instructions: This book is designed for 7″ by 10″ page size. It was designed that way so that it wouldn’t be too big to carry. If you want it in larger print i.e. regular letter page size (8.5″ x 11″) or A4, then while printing, choose “fit to page” option from the print menu. The computer will automatically stretch the document pages so that they can fit the paper you have chosen.