LexIslamica Series - Book 1
Islamic Law for the New Millennium
The present book is a small introduction to the larger work to be published in small volumes, but as part of a series. This introduction explains the reason for the larger work, and places it in its proper perspective. The book visualizes modern Islamic law as the common law of all Muslims, a law that exists at the global level and is concerned with issues that may be found within individual states. For the details, this book is to be read.
LexIslamica Series - Book 2
The Original Meaning of Ḥanafī Uṣūl al-Fiqh
The texts of the Ḥanafī School on uṣūl al-fiqh written up to the end of the Fifth Century of the Hijrah show that the discipline of uṣūl al-fiqh was significantly different from what it turned out to be in the later centuries, which were more theoretical in nature as compared to the earlier texts. As Shāfi‘ī uṣūlīs started wielding greater influence, especially the promotion of a different concept of the Sunnah and a more literal approach, Ḥanafī writers probably went on the defensive and started incorporating ideas from Shāfi‘ī uṣūl.
Money Exchange, Loans and Riba:
A translation of Kitab al-Sarf from Kitab al-Mabsut
The only way to understand fiqh in its true meaning is to trace it from the beginning, that is, from its earliest expositions down to the present times. In the Ḥanafī School, our gateway to the legal thought of the earlier Imāms is the voluminous work of Imām al-Sarakhsī. The book is a commentary on the summarized work of Imām Muḥammad al-Shaybānī, who in turn has recorded the views of Imāms Abū Ḥanīfah and Abū Yūsuf along with those of a number of other well-known jurists.