al-Imam Muhammad ibn Idris a]-SHAFITS al-Rl SALA .. 12 ai-Fakhr , Kitdb Mandqib al-ShAfi’i (Cairo, n. d.). .. 52 Both the Risala and the Kitdb al-. Imam Shafi on On Legal Knowledge Read Classical – Excerpt Written in the second Islamic century by al-Imam al-Shafi’i (d. AH/AD), the founder of one. Al-Risalah of Imam Shafi’e – The Muslim Philosophy of Thinking Imam Al-Shafi’e was a genius and his work ‘Al-Risalah’ was unprecedented in the history.

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The Composition and Structure of the Risala.

Throughout the ages people had ways of thinking but a certain methodical way of thinking was introduced to the world by Greek philosophers and logicians such as Aristotle and Plato.

Khadduri rearranged those chapters because they did “not appear to fit into the logical order of the book.

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Retrieved 29 May Post was not sent – check your email addresses! You are commenting using your WordPress. Mohammad Akram Nadwi For the 1st time ever, journey to India like never before. He could clearly see how Greek and Hellenistic thinking had corrupted Christianity and how the Muslims were following suit. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This important work gives the fundamental principles of Islamic jurisprudence and its influence continues to the present day.

However the main failing of Risala is that of the concept of ijma, which Shafii mandates as ijma al-ummah. You are commenting using your Twitter account. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: University of Chicago Press, In this discussion, Shafii made it clear that only authenticated traditions of the Prophet pbuh were binding and considered authoritative sources of legislation.


There is a more detailed discussion of Qiyas and Ijtihad due to the widespread and sometimes unrestricted usage of Qiyas with a number of critics denying it in its entirety.

Notify me of new posts via email. We will highlight how this discipline evolved, and then how it developed in later centuries.

For those who have not heard of Imam Shafii, he is the founder of one of the four major schools of Islamic law in the 8 th tisala the other three being Abu Hanifa, Malik bin Anas and Ibn Hanbal. Imam Al-Shafi’e was a genius and his work ‘Al-Risalah’ was unprecedented in the history of mankind.

Ash-Shafi’i’s Risala: Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence

See Risala disambiguation for other books known as “Ar-Risala”. Retrieved from ” https: Recent Post by Page. Substance and Argument of the Risala. Ijma consensusQiyas analogyIjtihad personal reasoningIstihsan juristic preference and Ikhtilaf disagreements albeit with less coverage than the Quran and Sunnah. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Local sights will also be visited. Contemplate their reports, discussion and discourse, and you will indeed find my claim to be truthful and correct. In this work, al-Shafi’i is said to have outlined four sources of Islamic law[1] [2] though this division based on four has been attributed to later commentators on the work rather than to Shafi’i himself.


Mahdi to explain the significance of the Quran and the Sunnah, and their relationship, for deriving the law. During the early years of the spread of Islam, the exponents of Islamic legal doctrine were faced with the problems raised by ruling and administering a diverse and rapidly growing empire.

Shafii formulates the concept of ijma as consensus of the scholars as a method of expounding law acceptable to contemporary jurists but invests the community with higher authority.

Considered Islamic book reviews: Al-Risala – Imam al-Shafii

Muslims were applying Greek thinking to the Qur’an and the Sunnah. It is the first explicit formulation of the terms and discipline of usul al-fiqh.

A clear and systematic methodology has been adopted by all modern Islamic jurists influenced by Shafii. He was a man of vast knowledge and authority. He was active in juridical matters and his teaching eventually led to the school of fiqh named after him.

Shafii spends considerable time clarifying what constitutes an authentic tradition, who are reliable transmitters and why certain authentic traditions are contradictory to one another.

Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. This was much stricter than shzfi prevailing views and created significant discussion.